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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is it against the law for a tenant to remove a security camera on the exterior of my house? If so, what CIV is it?

A tenant, that is renting a room in my home, didn’t like my exterior camera facing the front porch. He called the police, when I wasn’t there, and they told him to take it down. He toke it down. When I called the police, they said it was okay and that he didn’t break any laws. Can that be real?

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 27, 2020

I believe so. However, you may be entitled to plaça a security camera on another area to protect entry into your apartment.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for California on
Q: My husband abandoned me and I need to sell our house. Can I sell it without his signature?
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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 27, 2020

If he is on the deed, I do not know of any other way to do it without court intervention.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My family has a duplex property in Mountain View, California that has been rented out for at least 10 years.

Both spaces are being rented out at the moment. We would like to terminate the lease of one of the tenants that was living at the property before my parents even bought the place. The last written lease was done a long time ago and since there is no formal written lease. I am wondering how many... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 26, 2020

Normally, it is 60 days, but with the Corona Virus going on, you may have to wait for 60 days to find out whether the Courts will reopen soon and allow you to proceed. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: thinking of all this COVID business going on am I still allowed to give tenants 60 days notice?

We are in the middle of settling my father in law's estate and that includes getting rid of the people living in the house. He was living in the property but renting the main house. Without a contract. They have been paying monthly but less than similar rentals in the area. They also are subletting... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 26, 2020

Just to be safe, wait for 60 days and see what the new regulations are at that time. Then, if you must, you could send them the 60 days Notice. However, be advised that certain cities have regulations regarding buyout of tenancies in the form of relocation packages. Make sure you have an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is it legal for my landlord to send me a TERMINATION NOTICE because my apartment needs to get remodel. please advice me

The landlord gave me until April 7 to move out I have my 75 year old father with me I need help or a advice to solve the situation.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 26, 2020

The short answer is no. If the house is in such disrepair, the landlord should not terminate your lease. On the contrary, LL should take steps to find you another place to live while the repairs are done. Please reach out to an attorney near you to explain the various issues surrounding your... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I was passenger in an auto accident. I didn't go to the hospital after the accident, but now I'm in serious pain.

What do I do next and do I pick a doctor lawyer? I didn't get the other party's info yet, should I do that before I do anything? What do I need to bring to these appointments? Thank you

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 24, 2020

Go to the doctor first. Call your lawyer afterwards. Best of luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hi, I was a witness to a car accident and have provided a recorded statement and dash cam footage.

I provided a recorded statement and a dash cam footage to an adjuster of the party I believe was not at fault. Can my name/info be found out by the other party? Can my dash cam footage be viewed by the other party?

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 24, 2020

Yes. If a policeman wrote a report, you are most likely named as a witness. Thus, the defendant’s attorney will have access to the report and your statement.

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: What are my options if i got hit by a truck and suffered serious injuries?

I was hit by a truck while riding my bicycle and a truck hit me 7/28/2018. Causing 22 broken bones and brain injury i was in a coma for 10 days. Is there a limit that i can sue the person for. I was a model and actor this accident has hindered me where i can not work. This accident changed my life... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 23, 2020

If the truck driver had insurance then I believe you have a good case. My only concern is why you have not hired an attorney yet. Your case happened in the middle of 2018 and you are now in year 2020. The Statute of Limitations is about to expire. I advise you to hire an attorney right away.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My landlords are demanding entry to my house for a refinancing inspection. I asked them not to due to coronavirus.

The landlords are citing the lease which states that they or their agent have the right to enter the house for an inspection. I think this leaves room for interpretation. They think this is exactly what they are doing, but the lease doesn't state we have to let the bank in. We, my partner and I... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 16, 2020

The landlord has the right to enter for an inspection. However, we are in the middle of a national crisis. You have stated an argument which may stop an eviction for a short while but eventually the house will be sold. There is no stopping that. So, why not suggest to the management, that you... Read more »

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: My son slipped at a Walmart 2 years ago. A rep from Walmart offered $500 but we didn't take it. Do we still have a case?
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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Mar 4, 2020

If your son is a minor, you still have a chance to bring a case. If he is now an adult but was a minor two years , please call an attorney to discuss this case. There are statutes of limitations involved that could affect your son’s case. Do not wait one single day. Best of luck.

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Q: Do i have to pay $180 charge for a toilet snake my Apt's Maintenance charged me for a toilet paper tube accidently flush

Toilet seat sits 1ft from the dispenser - toilet paper tube accidently fell into toilet when pulling off empty roll and subsequently got flushed. Caused slow flush to happen but not a full clog.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 26, 2020

If I were you, I would go ahead and pay it with a thank you note to the management. The last time I had a snake job done in my house cost me $1,200.00 and until today, have problems with the pipes. Best of luck!

3 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Construction Law for California on
Q: I'm a construction worker and I was on a job in Lake Forest .Home owner was gone and dog got out.

That dog was in the house and got out the front door and hit by a car. They are trying to blame me. I'm an independent contractor

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 26, 2020

The inquiry would be who left the door open? You or the owner?

If you were told to keep the door close as part of doing your job, then it is possible that you would be held responsible. If the owner left the door open and you did not know about it, then I do not see how you could be found...
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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: If my rent was paid up until August and my apartment catches on fire. Am I supposed to get the I paid in advance back?

Early this month my apartment caught on when I wasn't there. Fire department said it was an accidental due to my negligence. The landlord terminated my lease. He said was gonna keep my deposit and make an insurance claim on the unit. I understand all that. My rent was paid until August. When I ask... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 21, 2020

First, do you agree with the fire department? if so, you do not have a case. However, if you do not, hire a lawyer and get your own expert. As for your landlord, he is making your life hell because he is stressed out, has to deal with his insurance and his loss o revenues. It may take time to... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hello I have a question regarding Auto insurance claims involving a minor

I live in the state of California and I am wondering how does the insurance company handle situations where a minor is injured due to a auto accident How does the insurance company go about compensating personal injury to the minor

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 20, 2020

Normally, You must name a Guardian Ad Litem and file and serve the case within 6 months if you are suing a state government agency and within two years for a regular accident case. In the case of minors, you have special statutes of limitations and you should hire an attorney to advise you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: What are we able to do if our landlord disposed of our personal property while we were still living there?

They are also withholding a portion of our deposit for things they did to the property without our consent to enter the premises and without notice for us to fix them before our move out date.

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 19, 2020

Take them to small claims court. Best of luck

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: how long does a landlord have to respond to a written security deposit dispute in California?

if a tenant calls us to state they don't agree with the charges, we instruct them to provide their disputes in writing to us. upon receipt of that written dispute - how long does the landlord have to respond?

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 18, 2020

A landlord has a reasonable period of time to answer. One or two weeks max, would be appropriate. Best of luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I am sueing some one for personal Injury for general neglected, the person telling everyone I am furadulent ,

Can I add deflation to my personal Injury, this store owner telling other business to band me , so far 2 store have, he telling them I am fraudulent

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 18, 2020

Yes, if you have already filed your complaint, you can amend it and add your new cause of action. best of luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Hi, I do have eviction on my record. it's from last year. my previous land lord's lawyer keeps calling me to collect mo

LIVE IN CA, I do have eviction on my record. it's from last year. my previous land lord's lawyer keeps calling me to collect money. i can't make a peyment now. would they send it to a collection agency or suing me in court. if any of those happen could i still settle a payment with the previous... Read more »

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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 18, 2020

First of all. Is your rent due from before the bankruptcy? If so, it is illegal for the lawyer to call you, specially if the debt was discharged by the bankruptcy. If the rent due is for payment due after the bankruptcy, then it is ok for the lawyer to do everything within legal means to collect... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I sublet a part of my rental space without a landlords approval where I have no lease with the landlord?

Hey I am renting a room in a house without a lease is it possible to sublet a part of what I am renting without the landlords consent?

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 15, 2020

Yes, it is possible. But it would be better if you got the landlord's approval. Best of luck.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I submitted a claim against the City of Redwood City for injury on 1/6/2020. How long does the City have to respond?
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Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on Feb 16, 2020

Lawsuits against governmental entities must be filed before six months from the incident. Once you file , you should get a response within two to three months. It depends whether you are dealing with a small or big government entity. If after three months, you do not hear from there , go to an... Read more »

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