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  • Sublease without landlord consent, landlord keeps deposit?

    I got a new job and moved out earlier of the room I leased. I subleased my room, at that time I didn't know I must notice the landlord. I paid rent in full. At the last day of the lease, my landlord showed up and found the fact of subleasing. I al...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    The Landlord is not allowed to keep your security deposit as a penalty. You can bring a small claims action against the Landlord if he fails to comply with CA code regarding the return of your deposit.

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  • The house I rent a room in was going into foreclosure, but was sold at the last minute right before the auction.

    I was expecting to have 90 days or so to find a place to move to, but now the new owners are telling me they are shutting the water off next week and that the electricity will be soon after. I was only renting a room in the house and lived there w...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    I agree that you need to speak with an attorney immediately to determine whether you were given the proper notice.

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  • FORCLOSER ON OUR HOME WE HAVE TWO DAYS UNTIL THE SHERRIFF PUTS US OUT

    WE HAD BEEN WORKING WITH THE BANK FOR A SPECIAL FORBEARANCE , MY HUSBAND WAS THE VICTIM OF A FELONY HIT AND RUN AND HIS INJURIES PREVENTED HIM FROM GOING BACK TO WORK WE GOT SO BEHIND, EVEN THOUGH WE WE WORKING WITH THE BANK , THE SAID THE SOLD ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    If you have already received a Notice to Vacate by the sheriff, your options are limited and you need to speak with an attorney immediately.

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  • Looking for a lawyer to take bank of America to court.. They fore closesure our residential home.

    Now they say we owe tax. We quailfed for loan motification, and they refuse us... We land on the streets and stuffer to found a home to live...On the street for 10 months no one would allow us to rent because of our crdit was ruin by them we lost ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    You have not asked a question. You can search for foreclosure attorneys by selecting the "find a lawyer" option.

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  • If tenant vacated property after 5 day eviction notice before sheriff actual lockout can landlord enter property?

    Sheriff served eviction notice and tenant vacated property and took all belongings before sheriff comes back for the actual lockout can landlord enter property since sheriff can only come in 2 weeks because of busy schedule?

    Tiffany’s Answer

    I agree with my colleague. If the tenant has vacated the property the landlord can take possession of the property.

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  • Landlord/tenant. Owner and her family harassing and humiliating over late rent, which is promised to be paid.

    I am renting a townhouse from the owner, who, per HOA CC&R is not allowed to rent out the property. While we have valid written lease together, I have also a verbal agreement that if anyone from HOA questions about my tenancy, I will be claiming ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    If the rental agreement does not have a late fee provision, then she cannot legally charge you a penalty fee.

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  • Can I sue my landlord

    I have not had a working heater in my apartment the entire time I have lived there. I moved in December 15. In addition, the plumbing is faulty. I asked the landlord to repair these things. He said sure. The plumbing was fixed still no heat tho. I...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    The Landlord is allowed to terminate the lease. The type of notice required depends on your lease agreement. If you have issues with the conditions of the property, i.e. no heat, that may be an issue you can raise if you want to challenge a subsequent eviction.

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  • If a tenant fails to move out after receiving the 30 day notice to terminate a month to month lease, is this "good cause" in SF?

    I looked at the good cause eviction statute, and I can't tell if I'm allowed to evict someone after giving them 30 days notice to end a month to month lease. If they keep paying me, do I have to let them stay forever?

    Tiffany’s Answer

    If you gave the tenant proper notice to terminate the lease and they did not vacate, you can initiate an unlawful detainer action against them to get a court order to regain possession of the property. If, however, you continue to accept rent, it may be considered a waiver of the termination notice and you would need to re-notice them again before starting the eviction process. If the tenant is on a month to month lease, you can terminate the lease for any reason so long as it is not based on discrimination or retaliation.

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  • Ex-landlord is trying to damage my husband's professional reputation

    Six months ago we left from a house in California that we had rented for two years. We are owed the deposit back to us but we weren't going to pursue it because we don't need the hassle. My husband as a general contractor (GC) did some essential ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    What is your question? If the landlord is making false claims against your husband he could be liable for defamation.

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  • How to remove tenants when buying a property?

    I'm purchasing a foreclosed hose with tenants and the tenants gave lived there for 4-5 years, although I'm buying this house to live in with my family, what are the steps to remove the tenants from this property other than cash for keys?

    Tiffany’s Answer

    You will need to give the tenants proper notice to vacate the property. If they don't vacate timely, you can initiate an unlawful detainer action against them. You should consult with an attorney to make sure that the notices are proper under CA law, otherwise the tenants will win and you will need to start the process all over again.

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