Lease expired so I asked to renew it. Was told my house is going to be sold and I have till next month to get out. I asked why I didn't get a notice and they stated"Oh, we taped one to your door in September". I never found a note taped to my door. I never got a copy in the mail, never served, no... Read more »
He has to serve you personally. Or, give you a 60 days move out Notice. Besides, he accepted your payment for this month, so Just get a lawyer to represent you to tell the Judge you were never served personally and did not get a move out notice. Best of luck.
I am afraid that saying "no" to a potential buy out from my rent controlled apartment could result in my landlord starting eviction procedures. As a consequence, he keeps "pressing" to reschedule one to one ( off the record) meetings with me.
No you cannot be kicked out of your apartment for saying no. You may be asked to negotiate by the landlord or his attorney and depending on whether your landlord is not violating any rent control laws, you may be asked to move out for an amount mutually agreeable to both parties. However, there...Read more »
Your eviction is independent of your cause of action for violation of the warranty of habitability. Hire a tenant lawyer right away to protect your rights. you must take all your correspondence with your landlord, copies of videos or pictures of what was wrong in your apartment, medical records...Read more »
I live in a small studio apartment and I noticed Maintenance were outside working by my windows. Later on I tried opening the windows to get some fresh air and the window would not open. I went outside and noticed the windows were painted in and sealed. One of the windows is partially open about 1... Read more »
You do have legal rights if the unit is not up to Code or the maintenance work has created a dangerous condition. Your first step is to talk to the landlord or property manager. If that doesn't solve the problem, then you can contact a local landlord-tenant lawyer. This said, your most expedient...Read more »
To evict someone you have to have a superior right to possession of the property than the person you are trying to evict, and the proper legal grounds to do so. If your friend's uncle has some ownership interest in the property, or he is acting on behalf of someone who does, then he likely can...Read more »
The light fixture just fell from an apartment that we just rent. Luckily, no one got injured. But, we, as college students, still felt that this incident was very dangerous. However, the leasing office response was "everything could happen." The argue point was that we signed the contract only two... Read more »
The tenant sends me a text that they are coming to view the property. However she text me 30min-5hr before. Is she allowed to bring people to view the property and if so is there a certain amount of time she needs to give us before bringing people.
Yes, she can show the property to prospective tenants while you still live there, but you are entitled to written notice, and 24 hours is presumed a reasonable amount of time. If you want to insist on your right to proper notice, you should carefully read Civil Code section 1954:...Read more »
I rented a room w/ a company which advertises and states in their lease agreement to find “suitable roommates”. One of the roommates made advances of a romantic nature multiple times. I declined and showed disinterest each time. His behavior was unfriendly and a bit hostile, then became... Read more »
The semi trailer that houses my stuff, belongs to the son, but the mother wont let me on the property to move my things. It's been a year and they have everything I own. I need to unload and move my stuff. Please help me. I've been disabled and I dont have the funds for a lawyer.
Ive been offered a house Free Rent just to fix it up. It has a lot wrong with it. Needs toilet, tub put in, new electrical box, trees trimmed, trash cleaned up cause homeless have been coming and going. All kinds of things. I was told that even after everything is fixed I could stay there rent free... Read more »
I see this pattern a lot in my business. Here is some advice to protect you. write a contract for a nominal rent. Have the landlady agree that you will charge market fees and that she will pay for all supplies.
Each month tally your work and then deduct the nominal rent. If there is a...Read more »
My roommate for the past 3.5 months has been harassing me, and refuses to release me from the lease. She stands outside my room when I am home, pushes my door open, enters my room without permission when I am away ( I have footage), tells me I can no longer use her furniture (couch, table, trash... Read more »
Yes, your roommate (co-signer on the lease) could sue you for breaching your obligations under the lease. You would have a defense that your co-signer made it impossible for you to stay. You might win. Whoever wins may recover attorney's fees. It would be in everyone's best interest to make a...Read more »
He went to jail the night he was destructive to my home and is serving 3 years in county . He said he would help with damages and moving and will not now . My whole life was turned upside down and left me and my son homeless . I wasn't even home when he did what he did . I have pictures and he was... Read more »
This really isn’t a criminal law question. Of course, I would encourage you to file a small claims action against the landlord for stealing your deposit. I’m sorry all this is happening to you it must be incredibly stressful.
Your landlord is violating the warranty of habitability. Take lots of pictures, if you are feeling sick due to the cockroaches' droppings and foul smell of the rats, go to the doctor. Do not forget to notify the management or owner of all your troubles. Ask them in writing to fix the problem....Read more »
There's a habitability problem at this senior's complex. When I report anything to the manager, she thinks I'm a problem. I have a letter with all of the details, and pictures, I'd like to send you, if I can have an email address.
I rent two rooms from a man for my family of five. We are waiting for our new place to be ready. About another week or so. I have fallen behind on my rent to him. He has served me with a three day notice to perform or quit. Can he evict me without going through the courts and the legal process?
For the last 13 years my lease has been the same regarding rules. I have to renew my lease again but on this lease my landlord has made changes but i was not told about these changes until the very second i was about to sign the lease renewal. Knowing about these changes could have prompted me to... Read more »
Yes, but your landlord's actions demonstrate either a lack of professionalism or bad faith. I suggest you tell the landlord you need time to consider the changes to the lease and hold over on your current lease. Then study the changes and see if they are fair and reasonable, given your...Read more »
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