Common affirmative defenses in a California unlawful detainer (eviction) lawsuit.
Affirmative Defenses to an unlawful detainer complaint include the following:
If you're a lawyer or legal aid provider who wants to create an automated eviction defense platform for your jurisdiction, go to www.helpselflegal.com for HelpSelf's Document Automation Builder software.________________________________________________________________________ Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 1174.2; Cal .Civ. Code § 1941.1. Cal .Civ. Code § 1941.1; see also Disability Rights California, "Your Rights! Protecting Yourself Against unsafe Living Conditions and Evictions," September 2011, available at http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/550101accessible.pdf. Cal .Civ. Code § 1942. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 1161.5. Cal. Civ. Code § 1942.5. If a landlord accepts partial payment of rent, he must provide actual notice to the tenant that acceptance of the partial rent payment does not constitute any waiver of rights, including any right the landlord may have to recover possession of the property. See Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 1161.1 (c). Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 1161.3 (a). Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 1161.3 (a)(1).
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