Injuries often happen in the home - and often due to unsafe conditions such as missing handrails, tripping hazards and general disrepair. Trips, slips, falls and other injuries can lead to lasting physical problems and significant medical expenses. Who is responsible for these expenses? When you don't own the property you live in, the answer to that questions is pivotal for determining what rights you have. Property owners in California have a legal duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition. But what about rental properties? As the tenant, you have access and control over the premises. Yet the landlord still has some responsibilities.
It is required by law in California for all who own or manage property with two or more residential units on a piece of land and one unit is offered for rent or rented, the property must follow the laws of the Los Angeles Housing Code.