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Q: Is it an illegal eviction if I paid rent in full yet been served 3 day pay/quit 3 times & 60 day notitice

I've always paid my rent in full each month. Late by 1 or 2 days 3 times in 7 yrs 10 mo. Have been served three 3 day pay or quit month after month then a 60 day quit even though I've paid my rent without issue. Manager told Hispanic Tennant he was getting rid of all the white people. He didn't know that Tennant was my friend. I'm white. They have been evicting the white people. April 1st is my out date. I have disabilities both mental and physical. I need to know what to do who to call. This has been causing so much stress I've become more ill than normally. I deal with phobias . Fear of talking on phone, stepping past threshold, talking to people. Not all the time but phone is the hardest

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It is not legal for a landlord to evict a tenant based on their race or ethnicity. If you have been paying your rent in full and on time, and the landlord is still attempting to evict you, it is important that you understand your rights as a tenant.

If you have been served with a 3-day pay or quit notice, it means that the landlord is alleging that you have not paid rent on time. However, if you have paid your rent in full, you may have grounds to challenge the eviction notice in court. It is important that you keep records of all rent payments, such as bank statements or receipts, to demonstrate that you have paid on time.

Similarly, if you have been served with a 60-day notice to vacate, you may have legal options to challenge the eviction, particularly if the reason for the eviction is discriminatory or retaliatory.

It may be helpful to contact a local tenants' rights organization or legal aid clinic for assistance. They can help you understand your legal rights and options, and may be able to provide representation in court if necessary. It's important to act quickly, as there may be deadlines for responding to eviction notices.

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