California Tenants have important rights, and they do not have to put up with oppressive landlords and unhealthy living conditions.
The legal protections that tenants enjoy include both substantive rights (because a tenancy is a property interest), and also procedural rights (because the Constitution guarantees due process). Nonetheless, tenants must understand that legally speaking, they are in a more vulnerable position than they often suspect.
To fully benefit from the protections the law provides, many times tenants need a lawyer.
Whether you need to prepare for defending an eviction, or you need to assert your rights to decent housing, or because your landlord’s negligence has caused you harm, legal assistance is available. Tenants do have rights, but they must take action to protect them.