Los Angeles Housing Violation Attorneys

If you are a landlord in Los Angeles who has been accused of a housing violation by your tenant, you should seek the representation of a skilled Los Angeles housing violation attorney. The consequences associated with housing violations and providing tenants with a space which is considered "unlivable" are extremely harsh, which is why you should contact an experienced attorney at McGregor & Ernenwein immediately to discuss your legal matter. McGregor & Ernenwein is an aggressive legal defense firm in Los Angeles County. We have the knowledge and skill to defend your housing violation case. Contact our office today to receive a free consultation with an attorney.

In Los Angeles, the Office of the City Attorney Housing Enforcement Unit is a specialized government unit that was formed to prosecute housing and safety violations under the Los Angeles Municipal Code. Through a coordinated effort of such government organizations as the Los Angeles City Attorney office, the Department of Building and Safety, the Los Angeles Fire Department, and the Los Angeles County Health Department, the city of Los Angeles will prosecute home owners in a comprehensive criminal case, instead of having several cases brought by each individual agency.

Under the Los Angeles Municipal Code, if any landlord or property owner rents a rental unit (house, apartment, condo, or duplex) that is in violation of State Housing Law, the occupant may report the landlord to a housing or building inspection department for a housing violation. Such violations can also result from independent housing investigations conducted by the city of Los Angeles.

Listed below are some common housing violations that can lead to criminal housing violation charges:

  • Dangerous electrical and/or lighting fixtures
  • Dangerous or poor condition of indoor or outdoor flooring
  • Dangerous or poor condition of indoor or outdoor hand rails
  • Dangerous or poor condition of indoor or outdoor stairs
  • Dirty building or yard
  • Faulty plumbing
  • Inadequate cold or hot water
  • No heating
  • Poor condition or lack of waterproofing
  • Poor condition or lack of weatherproofing
  • Vermin or insect infestation

A housing code is a recognized minimum standard for all livable habitations. Housing codes cover all areas that involve the safety and condition of a rental unit, including the condition of heating units, electrical power, potable water, waste disposal, and other relevant housing concerns. Within in the State of California, housing codes are enforced by local government agencies including the city, county, fire department, housing department, and health department. The housing violation attorneys at McGregor & Ernenwein have a vast understanding of all housing, home owner, and landlord/tenant laws which are applicable in Los Angeles.

This is a highly specialized area of the law. If you have been accused of criminal housing violation charges by the Los Angeles City Attorney's office, you are facing a complicated bureaucracy and several different governmental agencies aligned against you. Attorneys at the Law Offices of McGregor & Ernenwein have been defending our clients accused of housing violations charges since the formation of the Los Angeles City Attorney Housing Enforcement Unit. We will negotiate aggressively with the City Attorney's office and work towards obtaining a dismissal of some or all of the charges pending against you.

Being accused of providing your tenants with inadequate or unsafe housing may have a detrimental affect on your reputation as a fair landlord, and may even result in you being unfairly portrayed as a "slum lord." If you have been accused by the Los Angeles City Attorney's office of committing criminal housing code violations, then you need an attorney who is intimately familiar with the laws, prosecutors, inspectors, and courts that deal with these cases. Please contact McGregor & Ernenwein right away to ensure that you receive unbeatable legal advice and representation in your housing violations case.

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*Robert S. Ernenwein is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist is certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Los Angeles Housing Violation Defense Lawyer Disclaimer: The Los Angeles housing violation, housing code violation, landlord tenant law, landlord tenant dispute, or other legal information available on this site should not be interpreted to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyer or attorney client relationship. Any results set forth on this web site are based upon the facts of that particular case and do not represent a promise or guarantee. Please contact a Los Angeles Housing Violation Attorney or Landlord Tenant Lawyer for a consultation on your particular housing violation matter. This web site is not intended to solicit clients for matters outside of the state of California.

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