As the largest tenants rights firm in the state of California, Tobener Ravenscroft LLP Is the most trusted name in tenant law. We are a full-service, mid-size tenant rights law firm that assists tenants across California, including Los Angeles. We believe renters deserve to be represented by tenant attorneys who are experts in the law, passionate about tenant rights, and care about their clients. In business for twenty years, our tenant lawyers have helped more than 10,000 renters successfully navigate threats of eviction, tenant and sexual harassment, discrimination (race, gender, disability), retaliation, habitability issues, and more.
Due to our unmatched knowledge of state and local renter's rights, we have seen a 99% success rate and earned more than 50 million on behalf of tenants. Most importantly, however, we understand how stressful it is to be a tenant in today's climate. Our tenant lawyers see firsthand every day, the imbalance of power between landlords and tenants. We work hard to reduce this inequity by only representing tenants and empowering them to fight for a just outcome. We are fiercely committed to the protection and expansion of tenant rights, and we believe we can help you.
If you are a Los Angeles tenant and feel that your rights are being violated by your landlord, call Tobener Ravenscroft LLP to speak with an experienced tenant attorney today.
If you are an Los Angeles tenant and feel that your rights are being violated by your landlord, call Tobener Ravenscroft LLP to speak with an experienced tenant attorney.
It regulates how much a landlord can increase a tenant’s rent, and it prohibits eviction of tenants unless the landlord has a just-cause reason under the law to do so.
In response to the ever-present need to protect vulnerable tenants, the City of Los Angeles has adopted a new Tenant Anti-Harassment Ordinance that prohibits landlords from engaging in certain conduct that is intended to force a tenant to vacate their home.
The County of Los Angeles Rent Stabilization and Tenant Protection Ordinance, which went into effect April 1, 2020, regulates how much a landlord can increase a tenant’s rent, prohibits eviction of tenants unless the landlord has a just-cause reason under the law to do so, and prohibits retaliation and harassment.
Recently, the County of Los Angeles enacted the Retaliatory Eviction and Anti-Harassment law detailed below. Tenants in unincorporated areas are now protected from unscrupulous landlords that engage in threatening, intimidating, or fraudulent behavior that is intended to force a tenant to vacate their home. The ordinance also provides tenants with the ability to sue their landlord for violations of the law.
Landlord harassment is illegal. California state law and local city ordinances protect tenants against harassment. Whether physical or verbal, all landlord harassment has the same goal—to force the tenant to move out. The Oakland Rent Ordinance’s prohibition against landlord harassment is similar to San Francisco’s ordinance. Oakland, Cal., Mun. Code § 8.22.600. Under Oakland’s Tenant Protection Ordinance (TPO). Call our Oakland Tenant Lawyers Today if your landlord is harassing you.
"Jackie took over my case, and she was a pleasure to work with. I felt like I could completely trust her throughout the process and know that she would promote my best interests and give me sound advice. She was always honest with me about what was going on and what to expect. I felt confident with her by my side and the case did end in a favorable way for me. I would recommend them to any tenant who is having serious legal issues with a landlord (such as low-income unit violations and/or wrongful evictions). "
"I was very impressed with Tobener Ravenscroft's depth of knowledge as well as their creativity in problem solving. This is not to say that I'm actively looking forward to another issue requiring the help of an SF tenant lawyer - only that Tobener Ravenscroft is a fantastic teammate if one is dealing with the "Hunger Games" vibe of the Bay Housing landscape these days."
"Shortly after moving into a new place we had an encounter with our landlord which resulted in us needing to break our lease immediately for our safety. We knew we needed find a tenant lawyer and our choice of Tobener Ravenscroft was the best decision we made. Ms. Ravenscroft, was top notch and did not hesitate in helping us get clear of a bad situation fast. These guys are the best, I could not imagine working with any other tenant lawyers."
"Joe and everyone at Tobener Ravenscroft Law were wonderful and helped me and my roommates get back owed rent from our landlord that wrongfully evicted us. They made the process as easy as it could be and helpful through the process."
"I've been working with Jacqueline Ravenscroft and it has been as good an experience as I can possibly imagine. Smart, caring, efficient, generous, sharp as a tack! In the midst of my landlord threatening me with various evictions scenarios and finally filing one of them, I have felt very panicky and freaked out - the only thing that calms me down is knowing that I have the BEST tenant lawyer possible and am totally covered legally with a badass attorney I know I can count on, who knows her stuff and has my back. HUGELY IMPORTANT STUFF."
"I have been a lawyer for 24 years (mostly as a partner at fancy pants international firms), and Joe is one of the best lawyers I have come across. He did an amazing job for me and my family. Despite being a lawyer, I don't like conflict and litigation/mediation, but Joe did a great job of nicely shepherding us through the process to a good outcome. Simply put, he is amazing."
"Tobener Ravenscroft represented my family through a Wrongful Eviction lawsuit. I could not possibly recommend them more highly. Jackie, Joe and Christa were all communicative, thorough, skilled, compassionate, professional and reliable. We knew we were in good hands throughout the process and that really helped to reduce the stress of being wrongfully evicted. Because they know tenant law here in Oakland, they were able to negotiate a meaningful settlement for us. Were I to encounter any sort of tenant/landlord issue again, I would go straight to Tobener Ravenscroft. I highly recommend them."
"Our family was wrongfully evicted by an illegal OMI immediately after our youngest daughter was born and just as the Oakland housing market was skyrocketing. The attorneys at Tobener Ravenscroft are an example of lawyers as justice warriors! They were empathetic, thorough, and professional through the entire process. They were always responsive and took time to explain the process, answer questions, and prepare us for the deposition and settlement conference. They were extremely savvy and successful in getting us a large settlement that significantly exceeded what we ever imagined we could get! We are deeply appreciative of their support during this difficult time and give them our highest recommendation!"