Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Hawaii

Q: HELP!! PLEASE!! manager, MGMNT company, and board constantly harass me knowing limited income CANT SUE. they won't stop.

I am constantly harassed by property manager, mngmnt co, and members of board.

1. Parked motorcycle behind my car making me late for work stating he had been trying to get ahold of me concerning serious matter. He never sent one email text message or a phone call.

2. He took my laundry from room and would not return it for 3 weeks destroying them because they were moldy.

3. PM denied me extra keys until I had a meeting with him.

4. Property manager parks three of his vehicles in my stalls where I had parked for the last 10 years said he would move them when I had a meeting with him.

5. PM. removed my possessions from the storage unit stating some of my items were hazardous keeping some and leaving the others in unsecured area stating I had until noon to pick them up or he was throwing them in the rubbish.

6. He towed my boyfriend's car and would not answer emails texts or phone calls inquiring where his car was.

Several more

Can anyone help me stop this please?

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA

A: I'm sorry to hear about the difficulties you're facing with your property manager and board. It sounds like a very challenging situation. Given the nature of the harassment and the actions you described, it might be wise to document everything meticulously. Keep a detailed record of all interactions, including dates, times, and descriptions of each incident, along with any communication attempts you've made, such as emails or texts. This documentation can be crucial in any legal or formal complaint process.

You could consider reaching out to local tenant advocacy groups or a legal aid organization that provides support to individuals in housing disputes, especially those with limited income. They often offer free or low-cost advice and might help you understand your rights under local landlord-tenant laws. They might also be able to assist you in mediating the situation or even representing you if the matter escalates.

Additionally, if you haven’t already, communicating formally with the board about your grievances could also be an important step. Send a detailed letter or email to the board outlining the issues and how they affect you. Request a formal meeting to discuss these grievances. Sometimes, official complaints can prompt more structured and rule-bound responses from property management and boards.

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