If you're a tenant, most of the time the rights and obligations between yourself and your landlord are pretty straightforward. You have to pay your rent, keep the premises you occupy in reasonable condition, and not be a nuisance or burden to the owner or others around you. And the landlord has fairly straightforward obligations too. But there are some situations where the landlord may breach these obligations. ( If any of the following situations have happened to you please contact us and tell us more about it.)


If you live in a unit originally built as a garage or shed, or are living in a single-family dwelling that has been "modified" as separate units, you may be entitled to compensation. The landlord is required to register, pay taxes, and have the unit approved for rent in many locations. If they have not done this, you may be entitled to compensation for relocation as well as a possible refund of rental payments made in the past.  ( A good tip that you're in an illegal unit is that you don't get mail directly to your address, it goes to another unit).


Did this happen to you? If so, please tell us about it at counsel@lawyersforthelittleguys.com . If we agree that you may have an actionable case, we'll contact you for a free consultation to explore the possibility of taking your case on a contingency basis.


If you live in a unit that has suffered habitability issues, such as bug infestation, animal infestation, mold, no power or running water, you may be entitled to compensation.( You will need a report from the local Health Department in order to successfully proceed in court. Remember, no report no recovery!)


Did this happen to you? ‚Äč If so, please tell us about it at counsel@lawyersforthelittleguys.com . If we agree that you may have an actionable case, we'll contact you for a free consultation to explore the possibility of taking your case on a contingency basis.


If your landlord wants you out, they must follow a strict process in order to legally evict you. But not every landlord follows the rules. If your landlord has simply removed your belongings, you may be entitled to compensation against the landlord. (You should never be thrown out by the lawyer, they have to get you to agree or get a court order, that would be executed by a sheriff, not the landlord).


Did this happen to you?  If so, please tell us about it at counsel@lawyersforthelittleguys.com . If we agree that you may have an actionable case, we'll contact you for a free consultation to explore the possibility of taking your case on a contingency basis.


If you've been injured on the landlord's property as a result of the landlord's negligence, such as harm caused by the landlord turning off the electricity to compel you to leave, you may be entitled to compensation. 


Did this happen to you? If so, please tell us about it at counsel@lawyersforthelittleguys.com . If we agree that you may have an actionable case, we'll contact you for a free consultation to explore the possibility of taking your case on a contingency basis.

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