Lomita, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: Landlord demands removal of my own window a/c or eviction. Anything I can do?

I have been using my own window installed a/c for many years.

The building is under exterior renovation and I was given an option- remove a/c or be evicted.

Even after I pleaded that I need an a/c to keep cool for medical reasons (I have MS)- the answer was the same.

I am feel like living in Soviet Union, where human rights didn't exist.

I understand that this is real life and there's no protection for ordinary people. But, just out of curiosity- is there anything I can do to live comfortably and not being evicted?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Ask your Lanlord if he is going to provide central A/C. Or if he is going to provide you with a hotel while he finishes his outside repairs. If the answer is no, then hire an attorney to file a warranty of habitability against your landlord. Best of luck.

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