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Why Is Los Angeles The Worst City For Renters?

Posted by Paul Mankin | Jul 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin on Monday, July 30, 2018. As a renter, you want to be sure that you are getting a good deal and safe living arrangements when you sign a lease for a home or apartment. Imagine the frustration of paying exorbitant rent rates for subpar living conditions. Thi...

Everything You Never Wanted To Know About Bedbugs

Posted by Paul Mankin | Jun 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. Bedbugs. What a revolting thought. Do you have them in your California home or apartment? Before you answer with an emphatic “no,” be aware that you could have a bedbug infestation without even knowing it. The Centers for Diseas...

Signs Of Lead Paint Exposure In Your Apartment

Posted by Paul Mankin | Jun 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin on Monday, June 4, 2018. Lead paint is a serious health hazard. According to the EPA, millions of homes and buildings have harmful lead paint. If you live in an apartment built prior to 1978, you may suffer from lead paint exposure.  Inhaling lead dust or ...

The Dangers Of Residential Water Damage

Posted by Paul Mankin | May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. As a tenant, you are responsible to inform your landlord when a leak occurs. However, it is the landlord's responsibility to repair the leak immediately. Failure to do so right away can lead to serious water damage in your home. P...

Can You Legally Break Your Lease?

Posted by Paul Mankin | Apr 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Friday, April 27, 2018. If you signed a lease when you moved into your California home or apartment and now find that you must move even though your lease term still has several months to go, you probably wonder if you can legally break yo...

3 Signs Your Apartment Is Unlivable

Posted by Paul Mankin | Mar 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Monday, March 5, 2018. Is your apartment uninhabitable? California rental laws require apartments to suitable for humans to live in, free of hazards that put the safety and health of occupants at risk. Landlords are legally responsible for...

Are You Afraid Of Landlord Retaliation?

Posted by Paul Mankin | Feb 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Many people live in conditions that are untenable. For example, a landlord might do nothing about a bedbug infestation, broken door and leaky toilet. As a result, the tenants deal with a lot of stress and worr...

What To Do If Your Landlord Will Not Fix Your Apartment

Posted by Paul Mankin | Jan 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Renting an apartment comes with many benefits, such as community amenities, no property taxes and free maintenance. However, what if your landlord does not make repairs? What are you supposed to do? The law allo...

Is It Safe To Live In An Apartment With Lead Paint?

Posted by Paul Mankin | Jan 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. "The apartment has lead paint," is a phrase you are unlikely to enjoy hearing. However, if you have a limited budget, meaning you are also limited in your choice of apartments, then most of the places you are loo...

Act Early If You Suspect An Issue With Your Landlord

Posted by Paul Mankin | Jan 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. Many landlords treat their tenants fairly, and many tenants follow the terms of their rental contracts. Sometimes, though, there are situations where landlords fall down miserably on their duties. Their negligenc...

3 Ways Bed Bugs Are A Risk To Your Health

Posted by Paul Mankin | Dec 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Thursday, December 28, 2017. Bed bugs can be more than a simple nuisance; they are also harmful to your health.  Do not take a bed-bug infestation lightly, because you and others in your home or apartment may experience health problems. In...

3 Things Every Tenant Should Know About Lead Paint

Posted by Paul Mankin | Dec 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Friday, December 8, 2017. When you sign a lease and move into a new home or apartment, you likely do not expect that it will be a hazard to your health and the health of your family. This is exactly what happens, though, when there is lead...

3 Signs Your Apartment Is Uninhabitable

Posted by Paul Mankin | Sep 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Friday, September 29, 2017. When you originally moved into your apartment in Los Angeles, you were probably excited. With a fresh coat of paint, new carpet and working appliances, you were happy. But now, the honeymoon has ended. You might...

Why Cockroaches In The Home Are A Danger To Your Health

Posted by Paul Mankin | Sep 08, 2017 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Friday, September 8, 2017. There are certain critters and creatures you never want to see in the place you call home, and cockroaches tend to rank high on the list. In addition to their unsightly, unsettling appearance, cockroaches can act...

Possible Indications Of Lead Paint Exposure

Posted by Paul Mankin | Sep 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Lead poisoning can have serious, lifelong effects, and children are often among its littlest victims. Even though lead paint is no longer in use, it remains prevalent in many older buildings, and your landlord...

Can I Move Out Before My Lease Is Up?

Posted by Paul Mankin | Aug 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Friday, August 4, 2017. Renting an apartment in the Los Angeles area comes with a lot of rules. Knowing your rights and responsibilities can help you avoid many types of difficult situations. One common question people ask is whether they...

3 Common Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation

Posted by Paul Mankin | Jul 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Bed bugs cause discomforting living conditions. If you wake up itchy or notice other suspecting signs, you might be wondering if you have an infestation. You might brush off some signs at first only to realize the p...

Make Sure Your Hotel Room Doesn't Have Bed Bugs

Posted by Paul Mankin | Jun 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

By Law Office of Paul Mankin of Law Office of Paul Mankin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Here are the top four places to inspect for bed bugs when checking into a hotel room. Hotel Closet: Before moving all of your clothes into the closet and laying down in your hotel room, inspect the room for be...

What You Need To Know About Lead Paint In Your Home

Posted by Paul Mankin | Jun 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On behalf of Law Office of Paul Mankin posted in blog on Friday, June 16, 2017. The visible condition of the home you are renting may not be a guarantee that it is a safe place for you and your family to live. Lead paint can be a problem in homes built before 1978, and your landlord might not ev...

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