We've lived in our home for 2 years. On July1st our landlord gave us a notice of rent increase (2nd one in 2yrs). Original rent was a great deal and there were things that never worked but we didn't complain about them because of the low rent. We ...
Your landlord sounds like a freak. Your landlord is REQUIRED BY LAW to make repairs to the premises you live in. Obviously, she does not want to be bothered. But that's too bad--that's the job.
She can't evict you for asking for repairs--that's classic retaliatory eviction and prohibited by Civil Code section 1942.5(a). Be assured that she won't "serve formal eviction papers" at the end of the month. The law would require her to serve you with a 60 day notice first. (Unless you're subject to a lease--then she would have to serve you with a notice stating that you breached the lease and giving you an opportunity to cure the breach.)
So, maybe she'll calm down and just make the repairs. If not, you can just make the repairs yourselves and sue her for the cost of the repairs in small claims court. If you go that route, make sure you have written evidence that you asked her to make the repairs, and that she refused to do so.See question
scheduled hearing, are holidays and weekends included or excluded? This would apply to a motion to remove stay n a chapter 13 bankruptcy.Thank you.
They are included. If the statute says "days" it means calendar days.See question
I didn't even look at the guy nor give any attention to him, however I could hear him talking about me. I was in a small town where I was the only Asian descent person at the store. And the employee was making noises that mimics martial arts sound...
You can. The Unruh Civil Rights Act prevents all business establishments from discriminating against their customers. There is a minimum award of $4,000.00 if discrimination is proven, and the attorney can recover his or her attorneys' fees. Keep in mind that, to win, a Judge or jury would have to believe you over the store employee, who is likely to lie.
Probably the better approach is to write to the company's human resources department, describe what happened, when it happened, and who discriminated against you, and suggest that the employees be forced to participate in diversity training. You may get a written apology, or perhaps a gift certificate, for your trouble.See question
I have been living in my apartment complex for about a year. In this year I have experienced many issues and one is plumbing. Sewage water has overflowed my tub and bathroom twice and my toilet has also "exploded", cracked, and caused a minor floo...
Yes. Yes. Yes. Call the Los Angeles County Environmental Health Department and report this. I have provided you with a link below. You should also call the Housing Department at 866-557-RENT and ask for a Code Enforcement Inspection.See question
I have discovered that I have bedbugs this week and have notified the building manager (7 unit-building). We have been living in this apartment for 8 months and this just happened. Can we ask the landlord to pay for it? Or are we completely respon...
The landlord is 100% responsible for paying for extermination services immediately, because this is the landlord's legal obligation. See Civil Code section 1941.1.
Then, if the landlord can PROVE YOU, PERSONALLY, brought in the bedbugs, the landlord could sue you for his damages, but first he would have to PROVE you were negligent in bringing in the bedbugs. This would be nearly impossible to do.See question
If the days counting include weekends? Or counting working days only? Thank you.
You count weekend days too, unless the three days ENDS on the weekend. Then the deadline is extended to Monday.See question
Apt flooded 3 times in a year. The first two times they fixed the problem but left me to deal with the wet and nasty carpet. Last mo my kitchen flooded and my hall carpet was soaked again. My dog must have smelled the greasy wet carpet and chewed ...
Well, your landlord can replace an old carpet with another old carpet, so long as the carpet is safe and does not have holes in it. I can't imagine that it would cost more than 25 cents to repair an old, flooded-out carpet.
Honestly, this just sounds like a terrible landlord. Also, your apartment is probably not safe, because of the repeated flooding. I suppose you could call the health department, but really you should just think about moving for your own health and sanity.See question
Landlord has OLD plumbing it's in the lease to be careful. Myself and child are only females on 3 unit property, BUT the unit above us is an airBnB so many females stay often. in April my shower and the laundry room flooded. i personally called i...
Of course, a landlord cannot discriminate in favor of male tenants, but I suspect something else is going on. I would wager that your landlord just wants you to leave so he can Air BNB your unit, and because you are a tenant protected by the City of Los Angeles's rent stabilization ordinance, he cannot simply evict you.
Contact the Housing and Community Investment Department of LA (HCIDLA) at 866-557-RENT and ask for a Code Enforcement Inspection. The HCIDLA will send out an inspector who will order the landlord to make repairs to your unit.See question
Can landlords say no to a potential renter for having a baby?? I'm a single mother with a baby and most rent ads I contacted say no before they know me just when I tell them I have a baby, isn't that discriminating against me? And isn't there an...
Yes, that is illegal under federal and state law. It's called "familial status discrimination." I would suggest contacting the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, or the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, to file a complaint. You can also file a private lawsuit, although it might be hard to find a lawyer who regular practices in this field. If you are in the City of Santa Barbara, the City has it's own fair housing program, and you can (and should) file a complaint with them.See question
The house I've been renting for over 5 years suddenly has a new owner. I was never informed about this house being for sale or offered new owner information. I don't know if it was foreclosed on or sold and I don't know how to find out. I received...
As a tenant in a non-rent-controlled jurisdiction, your tenancy is subject to State, not local, laws regarding termination of your tenancy. As such, you are entitled to the same protections as any other tenant in the State of California. There is no law requiring a landlord to tell you if he or she is selling his or her property. Because you have been renting your single family house for over a year, you are entitled to receive a 60-day notice to vacate. No proof of service has to be attached to the notice.See question