Judge says Paso apartment conditions are so bad, tenants don’t have to pay rent

Paso Robles tenants suing their landlords over pest infestations and poor living conditions don’t have to pay rent until their apartments are fixed, a judge says in a court order.

News Story (California)

Lindsey Holden
San Luis Obispo Tribune
May 29, 2019

Tags: Housing: Landlord-Tenant

Organizations mentioned/involved: San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation (SLOLAF) (California)


Residents of the Grand View Apartments complex on Spring Street filed suit in San Luis Obispo County Superior Court on May 7, claiming their apartments have had “rampant bed bug, cockroach and rat problems” for four years.

The suit also claims the 54-unit complex, which houses at least 200 tenants, has serious maintenance problems, including mold, leaks, broken windows and sewage backups.

The tenants are being represented by the San Luis Obispo Legal Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit that provides legal aid to low-income residents, as well as the Hutkin Law Firm.