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Q: Are tenants held accountable for applying for a year of back rent when they wasn't renting the apartment unit .

Tenants moved in June 1st 2021 apply for a rental assistance for the year of June 1st 2020. These tenants was not renting from my property at that time and I still haven't received back months rent paid in full which is now 8 months past due

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Q: How to fight with apartment?

My roommate and I rented an apartment from last year 11.10 and signed a year lease. Last month, May, we forgot to pay the rent. When we found the management and decided to pay it, it was around May 20th. But we received a refusal from them and they decided to evict us through their lawyer. In this... Read more »

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Q: Have a rental in Encino CA 91436 that is not under RSO Tenant doesn't pay the increase amount.Can I file unlawful ...

Unlawful Detainer? And how much do you charge to help me fill it out

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Q: If I notify property management, is that the same as notifying the owner/landlord?

I notified my landlord that someone has been stealing from the mailboxes at the house I rent. I told her I will probably get a P.O. Box and she said she would purchase me a locking mailbox and never did. Then, she hired property management. I notified property management of the theft and provided a... Read more »

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Q: can someone dumb this down for me and tell me of it applies to a residential rental property sale mid lease

property sells mid lease with renter having paid about 6 months in advance, now both the old and new owners have no idea where the money has gone or who actually has it , and forcing tenant to pay AGAIN.

can this apply to that kind of a situation?

prepaid rent was allowed in the... Read more »

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Q: Should I get a 60day notice for not paying rent, ive lived here longer then 12 months & im on month to month right now?

I'm from California, I received a 30 day notice from my landlord because I could not pay rent, I have lived here for about 3 years now, I had a 1 year lease which went to month to month after the 1 year, shouldn't I have gotten a 60 day notice not a 30 day notice cause I've lived... Read more »

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Q: Hello, I live in an apartment complex in San Francisco and someone broke into our garage last night.

The person who committed this broke 2 windows of my car, stole some stuff, and left the scene.

The landlord knows the situation and he doesn't answer my calls. I don't have renters insurance and I'm advised to talk to the DA office by the police.

That was the 2nd... Read more »

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Q: Can my landlord evict me for non payment of the increase in the security deposit in city of Los Angeles?

I am a renter at a single family house in Los Angeles which is not subject to rent control and on a month to month tenancy. Landlord served me with a 30 day notice of an increase in the rent and the security deposit. After the 30 days, landlord then served me with a 3 day notice to pay the... Read more »

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Q: My landlord is trying to sue us for 4 months of rent that we have pending with covid rent relief. Is that allowed?

We already got 3 months covered but had to file an appeal for the last 4 months ending in March. We have paid rent every month since. We emailed our property manager with the reply that our case is still pending and she sent it to the owners but they still went along with the complaint and trying... Read more »

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Q: How much interest in a property is needed to remove the property off of The Rental Market

in the estate of the deceased is the other half interest and probate is currently open for undue influence on the owner who is trying to remove it from the rental market

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Q: Started job as onsite manager. I found $920 in 2 money orders from tenant giving previous manager their rent

Started job as onsite manager. I found two money orders amounting to $920 that the previous manager never turned in and I gave them to Property management I worked for. They deposited the money orders and still claimed tenant was a month past due and made tenant pay full amount again. They gave 3... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: If your boss is renting a building for his business and you are his employee. Though the owner of the property does not

Like you for various reasons can the owner of the property have you removed and keep you from working . To the point of making you quit or having you fired?

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen
answered on Jun 7, 2022

The answer depends on the terms of the lease, but generally a landlord does not have the right to exclude people from the premises if they are authorized to be there by the tenant.

However, the employer can terminate you at any time and for any reason so if the employer decides it is in its...
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Q: Tenant is a single mom with a 7-year old daughter. Can they be evicted? or is she protected by law because of the minor?

Tenant is renting the upstairs of the house and paying rent isn't an issue. She has been causing problems/arguments and made home a very toxic and stressful place to be. Home owner is suffering from emotional damage. She seem to behave reckless because she believe she cannot be evicted because... Read more »

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Q: New ownership evicting all tenants due to "repairs" and low rents. Tenants given a few weeks to move. AWD applies to us.

Our rent has been paid on time or early.

No back rent issues

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Q: San Diego residential rental - early termination fee AND requiring tenant to pay rent until a suitable renter is found?

My landlord has a $500 early termination fee, and also requires me to continue to pay rent until they find a suitable tenant. This makes no sense. Shouldn’t I be released from the lease after paying their early termination fee if I don’t owe any back rent?

Thank you.

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Q: Can we purchase a business and take over without getting the lease approval completed from the landlord

Can we purchase a business and take over without getting the lease approval completed from the landlord?

just wondering, because we understand the risk that the landlord may reject us, and then the seller can run away with the money that we payed them. Is there a way to avoid this risk so... Read more »

Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
answered on Jun 5, 2022

Well, the first question is ... "what is getting in the way of you acquiring the new lease" ... and the second question is ... "what does the current lease state about subleasing or an assignment of the lease. To get an answer, I would recommend that you schedule at least two video... Read more »

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Q: Temp house guest won't leave. They initially agreed that the ability to stay may end at any point.

A friend of a friend needed a place while looking for a new one. We discussed her maybe taking over my lease as I'm moving before my lease will be up. There were no formal agreements, though she tried, I refused to promise anything, explaining she could stay for a week, maybe two but if by... Read more »

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Q: My son received a verbal eviction 6 days before termination of tenancy notice soon after he moved in the rental property

A person he knew very well proposed him to leave the place he was renting in San Diego for 7 years because she wanted him to move in to a property she had recently bought. My son accepted because she told him he was going to pay the same amount he was paying in the place he was renting, attracted... Read more »

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Q: What rights do I have as a tenant who has been out of the house due to months long repairs?

Long story short, We discovered a slab leak that had cause foundation flooding to all the floors and walls. We contacted the Landlord ASAP who got a contractor in. The contractor told us we had to pack up and within two days everything of ours was moved in a storage pod and we were made to leave... Read more »

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