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Legal Help

Housing leases or rental agreements are legal contracts.  It is recommended that you contact an attorney before trying to terminate a rental agreement or lease without your landlord’s cooperation.  Santa Monica College does not have a student lawyer on staff; for a list of lawyers in our area, please contact the International Education Center or International Counseling Center.  

 

Questions on state laws may also be directed to:

Los Angeles Consumer Affairs
500 West Temple Street, Room B96
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 213-974-1452
Fax: 213-687-0233

 

To receive a copy of the Landlord/Tenant Handbook, contact the Los Angeles Housing Department, Consumer Affairs Division at:

200 North Main Street
1600 City Hall East
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tel: 213-485-8324
Fax: 213-847-0402
mediator@atty.ci.la.ca.us

 

Santa Monica City Attorney's Consumer Protection, Fair Housing & Public Rights Unit
1685 Main Street, #310
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: 310-458-8336
Fax: 310-395-6727

 

Web sites to visit for information about laws and regulations:

www.allaw.com

www.findlaw.com

www.nolo.com

www.rental-housing.com

 

Additional Santa Monica Agencies:

Santa Monica Building & Safety
1685 Main Street, #111
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: 310-458-8355
Fax: 310-396-6473

Santa Monica City Clerk
1685 Main Street, #102
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: 310-458-8211
Fax: 310-394-2962

Santa Monica City Council
1685 Main Street, #200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: 310-458-8201
Fax: 310-458-1621

Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: 310-458-8551
Fax: 310-394-3411

Santa Monica Community Services
1685 Main Street, #210
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: 310-458-8310
Fax: 310-576-1539

Santa Monica District Attorney
1725 Main Street, #228
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: 310-260-3648

Santa Monica Rent Control
1685 Main Street, #202
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: 310-458-8751