It is better to take action sooner than later when it comes to landlord/tenant issues.  Unless you take action, Landlord and Rental problems will often continue and get worse.

The Law Offices of David L. McCarthy

The Landlord always comes from a position of greater power and will likely have an attorney working hard on their side.  It is important to even the playing field before addressing any legal matter. 

The Renters Lawyer - San Diego Tenant Defense