Sacramento, CA asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for California

Q: I was Renting a room from my friend He got mad At me locked me out kept all my stuff and sold it everything I had

This is stuff I acquired throughout a lifetime my my welder was Brad new never been used But I acquire the stuff throughout the years I don't have receipts for it anymore Also he kept my medicine even after I told him that I needed it and it was important can I still get compensated Even though there's no rental or at least agreement it's all done on a handshake He thinks I owe him rent for this He doesn't understand that you pay for the month ahead even though I'm not staying there and haven't stayed there this month at all and can you help me He kept my clothes my everything he left me with nothing

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Joshua D. Brysk
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Pleasanton, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If he locked you out, took your property and sold it all without your permission, a crime was likely committed. Talk to the police to file a report.

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