Santa Rosa, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: My apt is violating my rights as a tenant and harassing me. In my lease it says parking is offered here.

My apt complex will not let us park in the garage. They said theyre waiting for the complex to b 100% full before they do the lottery to keep it fair. Well i moved in in january amd am still waiting for a spot. Meanwhile the staff is parking in the garage. All four of my tires got slashed the other night and when i asled the security gaurd what happemed seeing as my car was literally 12 feet from his desk. And he said outiside is not his concern. So am i justified in not paying my rent?

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Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: This is terrible. What does your lease say? If it says that you are to be provided a parking space, wtf is the Lottery about? You get a parking space not dependent on the occupancy of the property. What are they going to do, give some apts 2 spaces and others 0 spaces based on a lottery? You really need to go see a Tenant Right's attorney in Santa Rosa, as soon as possible. Check local bar association and/or legal aid society for a referral. Get that Security guard name and the name and address of his company because they may be liable. You may be entitled to a rent abatement, damages for the tires and other damages from the LL over all of this. This is just LL BS.

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