TENANTS LEGAL CENTER
LEGAL SERVICES OFFERED
RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL renting and leasing matters are handled at The Tenants Legal Center (on the side of the renter or lessee)
OFFICE VISITS-This is a meeting with an Attorney to analyze and discuss the Renter's situation. Advice is given on how to protect and preserve the Renter's rights. Important letters and legal notices are also prepared, as needed, and mailed that same day. Many matters are resolved with this visit.
PHONE CONSULTATIONS - This is essentially the same as an OFFICE VISIT but for those who reside out of San Diego County. We can assist many individuals who have property issues in other parts of California and those who have matters in San Diego but have moved.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION-Sometimes it takes Attorney involvement in the form of letters, telephone calls or legal action to resolve disputes between Tenants and Landlords. These disputes may include Eviction prevention, Privacy issues, Debt Collection Protection, Harassment etc.
EVICTION DEFENSE-An Eviction can be traumatic to anyone. The Tenants Legal Center is available to assist and defend the Tenant in all stages of such legal proceedings from the receipt of an eviction notice right through a court trial.
EMERGENCY STOP A LOCKOUT Emergency assistance is available if the tenant/occupant is facing an imminent "lockout" by the Sheriff. We can bring a special request before a judge to stop a Sherriff lockout. This may allow time to defend a case that you lost be inaction or reopen a case that was closed against you behind your back.
SECURITY DEPOSITS - We can protect security deposit rights with a special demand prepared by our office. With this document, we can obtain the return of a security deposit or preserve the rights to claim THREE times the deposit in a later filed case we can assist with.
BREAKING LEASES Sometimes a tenant needs to get out of a lease. We can assist in terminating lease obligations avoiding the so called "penalties" charged in some leases.
MOBILE HOME OWNER DISPUTES Mobile Home owners (and those renting in Mobile Home Parks) may face very different situations that traditional residential tenants. Home owners are covered by a whole separate body of law known as Mobile Home Residency Law which offers many protections and rights not found in other tenancies. We also handle RECREATIONAL VEHICLE disputes as well as FLOATING HOME (marina) matters. These both are governed by separate bodies of laws as well.
CIVIL COURT -Some cases are more serious and should be litigated in the Superior Court. The Tenants Legal Center can provide experienced attorneys for representation for many such matters in the Superior Court. Fees are much less than traditional law firms and some cases are taken on a contingency basis (i.e. no fee until we win)
RESTRAINING ORDERS - When a neighbor or landlord becomes so harassing that you feel threatened and you need legal protection, we can help by seeking the protections afforded by a court restraining order.
AREAS SERVED - We handle cases in San Diego County including the city of San Diego, North County, East County and South County and the many individual cities and communities within these regions. (Requests for assistance outside of these areas may be considered on a case by case basis.)