Well, sounds like you have an oral contract with a person who's not fulfilling their promises. You should consult an attorney so that the two of you can evaluate your case in more detail and come up with an action plan. The first consultation is typically free and an attorney may choose to take your case on contingency depending on its strength. Also, the two of you will discuss how to proceed, whether you try to informally resolve the case via negotiation or actually file a lawsuit.
I don't think anyone can truly answer your question "should I really stop" without having had a chance to completely review your case file, facts, pleadings, motions to date, etc. Still, here are a few thoughts:
1) you may have a cause of action against your current attorney for malpractice depending on whether a deadline was missed by them
2) it will be difficult for you to find another attorney so close to trial, but it may be possible for a new attorney to come in and ask the Court to...
You may have a cause of action for constructive eviction and maybe even for fraudulent concealment of a known condition of infestation. You consult an attorney though, most likely you won't be able to sue on your own.
You can "agree" w LL on which exterminator to use. Is that really going to solve the problem however? Maybe you should find a new place to stay ...
If I were you I'd be as fair and open as possible. Seems like you have nothing to hide. Leave your suspicions of your landlord aside, you are moving out after all, so things should be better soon. I'd do the following:
1) If you have a lease, read it / re-read it & see what it says on the subjects you've touched on.
2) Pay your rent today, since it's due today. That way there won't be any late fees.
3) Have a trusted acquaintance (not a relative) but someone with a good reputation who...
I suggest that you consult with a landlord-tenant attorney, as well as with an architect (I'm both). It is unlikely that the complaint can be cancelled. You need someone to represent you who knows the process, who can deal with the City & work out a solution.
So if I understand you correctly you've already moved, but you feel that what happened was wrongful so you want to sue the landlord. You can do that, you can sue for wrongful eviction and for failure to account for or return the deposit. And of course the LL can sue back for the damages & any back rent. Since this is under $10k you can do it in small claims. You cannot be represented by an attorney in small claims court, but you can always consult with someone regarding your presentation &...
I think your allegation that the emergency exits are blocked is a much stronger argument to get out of your lease than whether the apartment is a one bedroom or a studio. Please understand that if you move out (even if you think you have the right to do so) the LL may still sue you, so if you were to do that there's no guarantee you won't get sued. The safest (but more unlikely) approach is to agree in writing w you LL that you will move out and LL will release you in writing from all future...
How much is the rent? How much is the late fee? If all you have is the rent then tender the rent, make sure you have proof / witnesses that you did try to pay the rent. If you still have issues contact an attorney - 1st consultation should be free.
Refer to CA Civil Code Section 1954(d)(2) which states:
"If the purpose of the entry is to exhibit the dwelling unit to
prospective or actual purchasers, the notice may be given orally, in
person or by telephone, if the landlord or his or her agent has
notified the tenant in writing within 120 days of the oral notice
that the property is for sale and that the landlord or agent may
contact the tenant orally for the purpose described above.
Twenty-four hours is presumed reasonable notice...