My husband and I adopted three of our grandchildren and my husband is a veteran well he went down and filled out an application for cash that housing for vets OK our situation is we moved into a house that the day we went to look at this house 8 seen one roach now when I was a kid back then I know if u seen a roach during the day that meant that that house was infested with roaches and it was day time when we looked at this house well the property management that seen the roach OK now we found a bad situation not only does this house have roaches but we seen a rat in our kitchen two nights ago so we called termenex and they came and inspected the house that we have rented 9k now the property management sent someone out to spray and it did not help it did not stop the roach problem the attic is infested with roaches rats and rat per soaked the insulation and rat droppings all over the attic
Such conditions would violate various health and safety laws, including the implied warranty of habitability (see e.g. Civil Code Sections 1941-1941.1).
If you have not already done so, you should complain to the local code enforcement agency. If the agency cites the landlord, that normally strengthens your legal position - see e.g. Civil Code Section 1942.4.
If you want to get out of your lease, you may well have grounds to either rescind under Civil Code Section 1689, or terminate under Civil Code Section 1942.
You may also be entitled to a partial rent refund and/or damages under various legal theories, including nuisance and habitability.
You may wish to consult a local landlord-tenant attorney to get a more complete idea of your legal rights and options.
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline