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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I got a 60 Day Notice to Quit for reporting a fire code violation at my building. Can they do that?

There's a habitability problem at this senior's complex. When I report anything to the manager, she thinks I'm a problem. I have a letter with all of the details, and pictures, I'd like to send you, if I can have an email address.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Oct 10, 2019

Yes, they can do that. Is it legal. I would say no. Contact the nearest lawyer to you that litigates habitability issues and get an appointment. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: What rights do I have? Can I be evicted without going through the legal process in. The courts?

I rent two rooms from a man for my family of five. We are waiting for our new place to be ready. About another week or so. I have fallen behind on my rent to him. He has served me with a three day notice to perform or quit. Can he evict me without going through the courts and the legal process?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Oct 8, 2019

No. He cannot evict you without legal process. However, if you explain you only need a week, you may save a bad reputation in the future. Talk first and avoid a legal eviction.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: got a 24 hr notice to check unit they check apt said it smelled and then let a terminate tenacy 60 days with no reason

and no one will get back to us

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Oct 7, 2019

Sounds extreme. Sometimes it is an excuse to evict you and rent apartment for a higher price. Do not stop paying rent. Best of luck!!!

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: 60 day terminate tenacy notice

we pay rent on time or early 24 hr notice to check unit came in said it smelled and left then got notice

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Oct 7, 2019

Need more facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can landlord put up outdoor gates with padlocks locking tenant out of parking space and entry to their rental?
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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Oct 4, 2019

Yes, they have a right to provide security for their tenants. However, they do not have a right to lock out their lawful tenants. Ask Landlord for your key or call the police. Best of luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: car accident back on 2016 since that time a settlement is pending, lawyer just giving me false hopes. Can u help me

I was a passenger, I got a herniated disk from my neck and some cuts on my arm, lawyer was referred from the insurance car owner. How can I get legal assistance on this case can I fire my actual lawyer and hire and other?

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Oct 4, 2019

if you feel that your lawyer is not being responsive to you, then there is a breakdown in communications. Give him one more chance and equest for a date to meet with you. If he does not respond within a week's time, call the California bar or hire another lawyer. Your choice. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is it illegal for a landlord to break into my home and remove all of my personal property. Never served me eviction

I was never served any notice

By him and I lived there for two years

I had to change my locks because he repeatedly came in and forced himself on me. When I said I was in a relationship and getting married he then came to my home with out notice and tried to break into my home... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 21, 2019

Call the police and tell your story.. hire a lawyer right now. Best of luck.

4 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I am looking for an attorney for my civil case against San Diego unified. I was injured due to their lack of training.

Ihave been through the workers comp process. The district is offering to settle. I am unhappy with the offer. The injury ended my teaching career.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 18, 2019

If you had a workers comp attorney, he would have advocated for your full benefits. There are money limitations under the w/c system. Most unfortunately. there is no recovery for pain and suffering, unless your injury was caused by a third party while at work. That would give rise to a third... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: Defendant's lawyers claim attorney client privilege, and defendant sparsely answers interrogatories?

Defendant's lawyers are trying to provide extremely limited responses to interrogatories by every argument possible, to the point of making discovery moot!

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Sep 18, 2019

Hire a competent attorney. Best of luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: 5 mil lawsuit in 79-80s in which the children of deceased never received any funds from the suit? Can this be recovered

Wrongful death and DUI. Grandma was guardian of children but she was in trouble by the law at the time and they refused to give her the money. Children just learned of the lawsuit and want to know if it can be recovered since they are innocent of grandma criminal activity

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 21, 2019

Not. Enough information. But if case was litigated and a fund set up, it will be necessary to go to court and find out all about the settlement . Best of luck.

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Wrongful Death for California on
Q: Is she able to be sued and or prosecuted for animal cruelty?

My friend’s kitten escaped and ran to the neighbors house, and the neighbor intentionally put it in a pen with three dogs who of course attacked it. My friend tried to get there in time, but the kitten died at the vet.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 7, 2019

What a horrible situation. Notify the police and animal control. The rest is up to the D.A. Very sorry for your loss.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: home owner keeping water off, "gain control of the property" now we been told by code will be boarded. What do we do?

It is only a few days away...also, he comes around property breaking in, following us around town has removed our belongings from home, sends and brings other people to home. Controls water access to the point of us now being boarded up he. Literally much more. Can anyone please help?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Aug 1, 2019

Your Landlord is not letting you have your peaceful and quiet enjoyment of your property. Call a lawyer for further help. Best of luck!!!

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I am looking for a home out of state. I found one on Zillow. The realtor did not contact me but the owner did

He is now out of state as well. He is willing to work with me. I have never met him or seen the property in person. He is asking for half of the deposit to send me the keys. He says it is refundable. He says I dont have to pay the rest of the deposit unless I am going to take the place. Should I do... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 22, 2019

NO.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can my landlord charge me for the removal and disposal of carpet 9-12 years old? I was there for 8 years.

She is not charging for the new carpet.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 19, 2019

No. Improvements are the owner’s responsibility. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: how do i file for a stay of eviction in contra costa county? i am 5 days from lockout
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 17, 2019

Use the attached form. Modify to your Number, Court and fill the blanks and file with the court and serve upon sheriff's office.

Best of luck.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Can a car insurance company deny liability because the person driving the car is not listed on the insurance?

I was in a accident 7/14/19 and a 15 year old was driving the SUV with 2 older women when she made a u-turn in front of me and we collided. None of the women was on the insurance and it was the girl older brother car. The owner of the vehicle is taking his time to contact his insurance and a police... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 17, 2019

It is most unfortunate but I Think you should get an attorney as they are giving you the classic runaround. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: i noticed a leak black mold in the wall. can not use shower. work has not begun can i deduct some rent for no shower

i noticed the black mold i told the landlord in may 2019 there has been an hole in the shower area since 2 weeks or more can not use the shower or the AC. I live in woodland Hills, ca a 1 bedroom. the shower is in the same area as the toilet and i have kept the doot closed because it smells. he... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 11, 2019

You are doing the right thing. Ask in writing for a rent reduction. If no answer then write another letter that you will move to a hotel during the work repairs. request a qualified firm to do the work and keep your receipt. Then request a refund for your hotel bill.

Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Can I get reimbursed for vet expenses when neighbor dog killed and injured two of dogs.

The neighbor dog came out of house gate and attacked my dogs, killing one and injuring my other dog.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jul 11, 2019

Yes, you can. Best of luck!!!

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I recently signed a lease as a tenant and manager failed to inform of infestation of roaches? Would this habitable?

Lease signed June 19th, property sprayed June 25th, roaches still present. Manager was informed of infestation and did not mention. Instead gave the month of June for free. I have not been able to move in as of June 29th do to roaches still present?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 30, 2019

Maybe you should talk to him to let you out of your lease. Otherwise, you are going to be unhappy. Or maybe another free month would be appropriate. Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: A dog bit me and is now in quarantine I filed a report and I have proof the owner is abusive can they still release it?
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Jun 28, 2019

It depends. If the dog is a vicious dog and has a history of biting, animal control may decide to put it down. Depending on the facts of the incident, it may be returned to its owners. F the bite penetrated your skin, you should contact a dog bite lawyer in your area. Best of luck

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