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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: How do I get a lawyer to see the importance in my case ,and get a response from my message left on sites like this one

Ive been months going on find a lawyer site and I haven't received any response what I doing wrong could someone explain to me what is a

Correct and what doesn't catch the legal eye cause my situation is a big case if once looked into it goes beyond the unit I live in I only hope... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on May 24, 2022

You should first find lawyers in your area that handle mold cases and then start calling them to discuss your case. I always suggest someone try 3-4 before making any decisions if they all are not taking on your case. Keep trying is the best advice.

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: How do I get a lawyer to see the importance in my case ,and get a response from my message left on sites like this one

Ive been months going on find a lawyer site and I haven't received any response what I doing wrong could someone explain to me what is a

Correct and what doesn't catch the legal eye cause my situation is a big case if once looked into it goes beyond the unit I live in I only hope... Read more »

Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on May 24, 2022

Please provide some more details about your mold injury issue.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Does a mold remediation co.provide the information of the mold infested area for tenants known to tenants

I need help in filing personal injury case and after two years exsposer to mold not acknowledge after years attempted to have them provide service,Now a new manager has scheduled a rememdetion service to inspect this, but from what I understand they do not conduct inspections ,so how will they know... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 17, 2022

MOLD IS USUALLY SENT OUT FOR ANALYSIS.........THE REMEDIATION CO THEN CLEAN UP THE MOLD ISSUES.

I WOULD THINK THE CO'S LOYALTY WOULD BE TO WHOEVER RETAINS THEM.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I switch out the locks when my ex-Girlfriend is staying with her new boyfriend and her stuff is still in my place?

This happen about few days ago. I own the house and we lived here for about a year and few months. without going into details, she decided she had enough and end up getting a new boyfriend and is currently staying there. she did commented that she was keeping the key because she needed to come for... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on May 16, 2022

Contact a local Unlawful Defense atty.

I fear you will have to give her a 3 day notice and serve her.

Are you still living in the house too.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: So I went to court for a unlawful detainer. A mediator made me feel like I had to come to an agreement I did not want t.

So even tho I knew it wouldn’t b financially possible. Long story short I been at my residence for almost 4 yrs when I moved in it was inhabitable. Due to the fires there was no housing so I needed to take what I could for my children. So I made this place a home with countless hrs and tons of... Read more »

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi
answered on May 11, 2022

You need the help of an experienced real estate lawyer. The issues you raised go beyond a simple unlawful detainer matter. I suggest you contact a good real estate lawyer with experience litigating cases such as yours where your efforts made the property more valuable than at the time you commenced... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for California on
Q: Can an HOA stop me from staying in the house I inherited from my mother who passed away?

I was the live in caregiver for my mother who is buying a home in a 60+ trailer park. However, my mom passed away recently and now I am the heir to the property. The HOA has told me that because I am only 54 years old I cannot live in my house, I cannot rent it out to anyone whether they are 60+ or... Read more »

Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
answered on May 10, 2022

I believe the HOA may be correct. The Fair Housing Act exempts communities intended for people 55-62 or older to discriminate based on familial status. It appears that your mother’s trailer park caters only to residents who are over 60 years old. You have two options: either (1) find someone you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: landlord recording renter without consent, installed hidden cameras.

Q: Landlord recording renter without consent, installed hidden cameras. is this civil or criminal case ? SOL start when ?

Hi. I have a landlord who installed hidden camera and recorded , what can I do ?

Is this civil or criminal offense ?

How do I prove my case ?... Read more »

Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
answered on May 10, 2022

Is the landlord recording the common area affecting your property or private areas inside your property? If private, I suggest contacting an attorney ASAP and get a restraining order and claim for possible damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: What legal rights do I have if I rented a property that has was foreclosed on and now the bank is trying to throw me out
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
answered on May 9, 2022

The new owner of the foreclosed property needs to go through the eviction process to remove you from the property. If the property is tenant-occupied (as in your case), a 90-day notice is generally required before the bank can start the eviction process. If you have existing lease with the previous... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Lease application got cancelled as the person changed their mind

I recently moved to California for a job, I submitted my application for taking over someone's lease. After two weeks of the application he told me that his visa (he is moving to some other country) got delayed and now he cannot rent it to me.

The problem is that I have spent countless... Read more »

Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
answered on May 6, 2022

If you can prove that you have been reasonably induced to rely on a promise that the other party made, you may file a “detrimental reliance” claim if you can prove that the reliance caused you to suffer some kind of a harm or loss. If you had the agreement in writing, you would only need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Unfair housingDiscriminationPoor maintenance Health threateningHarassment

I'm going thru eviction my landlord shuts off the hot water everytime he hears the shower water running for me and my children ,and he also got a lock

Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
Rogelio (Rod) B. Tuazon
answered on May 6, 2022

“Self-help” evictions are illegal in California. Turning the water heater off or changing locks are activities that the landlord cannot do during the eviction process. If you can provide proof of such activities, you may have been illegally evicted and you may counter sue or use it as a defense... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Is the eviction ban lifted as of March 23rd?

I was locked out of my apartment by the sheriff's on march 23rd 2022 i was subleasing from a family member and i was paying rent to her but the manager knew i was there but i was never served with an eviction nor did i have to go to court im now staying in motels what can i do?

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

Evictions are being processed in court. If you were not on the lease and the actual lessee got a summons, you could have included yourself in the suit through the answer. The LL usually posts a notice to unauthorized occupants and defaults them after serving the Summons/complaint. The inception... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Retaliatory Eviction? Options?

Landlord tried to raise our rents (7 tenants in a house, 4 BR when originally built) by 30% or more on only 30 days notice. Me and another tenant resisted paying the increase after doing online research that he can only raises it 10% max.

Now landlord posted a 60 day notice terminating... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

Yes to all of the above. Sorry to hear you are being subjected to this treatment. If you reported code violations before he gave any eviction notices, you probably have an excellent case to defend an eviction action on retaliatory basis. Once you win that you have a lawsuit against landlord for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: My landlord blocked access to my apt I pay rent to

This is not ok I pay my rent every month and I am not the only tenant this has happened to in my building. They turned off my keyfob because I had my boyfriend bring up groceries when I was sick

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

Very sorry to hear about this. You need to contact a local attorney about this and start a small claims action to recover rents paid and for "forceable detainer" which is when a LL evicts without legal process. You are entitled to a number of damages, value of property left in the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I am processing of buying the house in Fresno, CA. The seller said that she served 60 days notice. Can I evict tenants?

The lease was expired in 2020. Tenant stayed for 7 years.

The seller’s 60 days notice says that “move out in 60 days or to get into the contract of buyer”.

I want to move in by myself.

Tenant is paying rent.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

You would be safest to serve your own 60 day notice and remember the tenant is required to pay rent during this time and is entitled to a month's rent as moving allowance. After 60 days, evict. Be sure to comply with any rent moratorium requirements and notices to tenant about rental... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: How do I regain entry to my apt if my landlord illegally changed lock?

I have lived at my place for 10 months. I was recently told by LAPD I had an invalid lease but the owner would be returning with eviction papers. I waited and waited but got nothing. One day, I come "home" to the management company on my property. They had shut all my utilities off,... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

Very sorry to hear about this. You probably qualify for a Court Fees waiver. You should file an action against the landlord and the management company for "Forceable detainer" which is illegally locking you out of the apartment without going through any eviction process or notices to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can my landlord in California take storage shed without providing me with more storage of equal size?
Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Apr 17, 2022

You are entitled to what your rental agreement allows. Suggest you contact a local attorney to discuss.

3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: So I plan on filling amotion too seal my records all the derogatory insane insults so it won't come back to me in my fu
Dan Rowan Cortright
Dan Rowan Cortright
answered on Apr 13, 2022

I don't see a question here. Please provide more information, and specify what is your question.

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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for California on
Q: It's been about 9 months since a UD case was dismissed. I was intentionally defamed, discriminated, falsely snt to Co

His scheme to play victim and try to retaliate again. He has cases such as this since 2000. Lost truck, collections asking for $38.675 calling it eviction aftermath and Mayhem. Despites and fixed. I have tons of evidence that I didn't get to show because my SC case heard 11/20. UD was... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
answered on Apr 11, 2022

this sounds like a UD Real Estate/ Civil Case, and I handle PI and DUI Matters.

However, if he is a flake, you may be throwing good money after bad.

a lawyer will not likely take on a case like this on a contingency.

instead, you will pay on an hourly basis.

if you...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I deduct the money I spend on mold & asbestos testing from the rent? Landlord will not pay. My daughter is sick

My daughter's bedroom ceiling is coming off. It leaked when raining. Yellow stains on ceiling. She has allergies,digestive issues,bad insomnia. Apartment manager said we have to pay for mold and asbestos testing. Also, took my daughter to the dr.Their has been asbestos in other units. The... Read more »

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
answered on Apr 8, 2022

You should immediately sit down with a Landlord Tenant attorney and/or a personal injury lawyer who handle mold cases. A lot of attorneys don't handle mold cases so you might have to contact a few until you find one. If you find an attorney who can help with both that would be best.

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6 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: In California, does a Judgement continue to accrue interest after the 10 years time limitation?

In this case, 10 years have passed, there is no renewal, no attempt to collect or attempt to pay by any party. Does the interest continue beyond the 10-year time a judgement is valid? Is it possible to negotiate a settlement agreement to pay the original amount owed without the interest added and... Read more »

Tristan Brown
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Tristan Brown
answered on Apr 5, 2022

There is a possibility that a judgment creditor will negotiate a settlement for less than the debt amount owed; however, this is never guaranteed. A settlement agreement largely depends upon your circumstances (i.e., negotiation, the creditor, the debt amount, collection history, etc.).... Read more »

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