This is not something for you to try without talking to a professional but, (these statements come from Chris Barta, JD. Mitchell Hamline Scholl of Law, writing for NOLO):
- You are starting active military duty.
- The rental unit is unsafe or violates health or safety codes.
- Your Landlord harasses you or violates your privacy rights.
- If as a tenant, you or a member of your household or immediate family member were a victim of domestic, sexual abuse or specific other crimes. “Civil Code Section 1946.7”