What are the BEST defenses to an unlawful eviction even when I am currently caught up on all my rent in rent-controlled West Hollywood California?
Defense against eviction is based on property rights. Eviction is a summary judgment process and the law requires meticulous adherence to process and procedure. If the landlord accepted rent after giving a three day notice, in all likelihood, the 3 day notice is no longer valid and, if rent is still owed, the landlord must start over with another 3 day notice that describes the current status of the rent owed. You must be thoroughly familiar with tenant-landlord law to have a satisfactory understanding of your situation.