My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
Question for my brother: He entered into a year long lease. There were numerous things that weren't working correctly (a burner, blinds) but these were all written down in the before moving in inspection sheet. There were other things (dings in the doors, walls, cracked counters, floors, bullet hole in window, etc). These things didn't really concern my brother.
They have lived there since April (almost 4 months). For about a month, there has been a bad infestation of ants. These ants are naturally getting in the sink, dishwasher, also in the bedroom. They have had the property manager call a pest guy out 3 times, all without fixing the problem (only temporary).
My question is, in their lease it states that it is a year long. If they do move out they are still required to pay the rent until the property management office finds a new renter.
Would this be considered a reason to be able to break their lease? There are no written explanations of exceptions in their lease. My brother is concerned about this mainly because of his 2 year old son. It's a safety thing to him.
Thanks in advance.