The landlord has sent me 2 24 hour notices to perform work (a new kitchen counter) each time the vendor has not showed up. This time they did and I demanded to see a contractors license, can I legally do that??
You can ask--you can't demand. A contractor's license may not be necessary for that job at any rate.See question
My landlord is threating to evict us because my neighbor has a problem with us parking in front of her house on a public street he says we are not keeping the peace is this legal
There's no rent stabilization in Roseville, so the landlord can evict you for any reason or no reason. If you have lived there less than a year (and assuming you do not have a lease that guarantees you can stay for a specific period of time), the landlord can terminate your tenancy by serving a 30 day notice to terminate your tenancy. If you've been there a year, the landlord must give you a 60 day notice.See question
5 bedroom house. Individual contract/lease per room. My landlord has decided to change the locks to my house because she is worried that the tenant that just moved out will return. She did not give me notice to do this. Currently, I am not stayi...
The landlord cannot lock you out of your rental unit--period. Her "fears" are irrelevant. If you are paying rent, you live there.
Go back, and hire a locksmith to let you in. It's your right.See question
I've been paying 1650 since 2012. i got a letter today saying that my rent has been increased by 80 dollars a month to 1730. No one else got the same letter and there are some people who have been living in this building for more than 7 years with...
Beverly Hills has extremely weak rent stabilization--In buildings that are rent-stabilized (and not all are) in most cases, the landlord can raise your rent up to 10%. (There is an exception to this--if when you moved into your unit the rent was less than $600 per month [Ha! Who does this apply to? Right, about 7 elderly people in the City.] then the rent increase must be very, very low. I haven't researched the percentage lately.)
But, that's not really your question. You want to know if the rent increase is discriminatory. Generally speaking, a landlord can treat different tenants differently so long as he is not discriminating against someone for an illegal reason, e.g., because of the tenant's race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, etc. He can decide, for example, "I like that tenant's fashion sense so I'm not going to raise his rent." That's perfectly legal.
So, is your landlord discriminating against you illegally? Probably not. If, for example, you're the only African-American in the building, and the only tenant who got a rent increase, the answer is "maybe." But I still say probably not. If the landlord hated you because of your race, he would probably do something more extreme than raise your rent $80.00 per month.
Hope that's helpful.See question
constantly harass tenants just because it isn't appeasing to her eye. To the point it just makes tenants feel ill and some have became ill from it ! Please help !
Honestly, this is too vague to answer. A mobilehome park can impose REASONABLE rules on the residents. What is reasonable is, in the end, up to a Judge or jury. Sometimes, a mobilehome park landlord starts becoming unreasonable because they are trying to empty the mobilehome park. If the landlord is being unreasonable, one or more of you might need to take a stand and simply refuse to follow arbitrary orders. Note that, if you do this, you will possibly need an attorney to defend an unlawful detainer action.See question
My landlord sent an email to all tenants saying if any repairs the apartments needed he would first fix them and pay for the cost, but then charge us as tenants. Is he allowed to do that? Also I asked my landlord a few years ago about putting in a...
The landlord has to make necessary repairs to the apartments, and he has to pay for it. That is why he is getting paid rent. If the stove breaks, he has to fix it. If a window breaks, he has to fix it.
That being said, if you want new carpet, but new carpet is not "NECESSARY," then your landlord's offer to replace it if you pay for 1/2 of it is probably a good deal. The landlord does not have to replace the carpeting unless it is ripped or has holes in it.See question
I got a possession of marijuana ticket a year ago and I paid for it. I got arrested a couple months ago but that case for dismissed, but I got a letter from Section 8 saying they want to fingerprint me. It says if I have been involved in a crimina...
I believe that the fact that Section 8 wants your fingerprints has nothing to do with the marijuana ticket. It is probably a coincidence. But if marijuana keeps resulting in you being ticketed and arrested, you should really question whether marijuana is improving your life. If it is, then go get a marijuana card, and buy and use marijuana legally. You must be the last person in California to get arrested for marijuana!
But you didn't come here for a lecture. It is true that you can be evicted if a family member engages in drug-related CRIMINAL activity ... that affects the peaceful enjoyment of other residents. Get that? It has to be a crime (there has to be a conviction) AND it has to affect other residents of your building. If this happens, you COULD be evicted. If you are evicted, you will lose your Section 8 benefits. But you don't mention that your landlord is trying to evict you.
Can you lose your Section 8 benefits over a marijuana ticket? I do not know the answer to that. I think it is safe for you to ask Section 8. In the meantime, go get yourself a marijuana card. Just don't smoke so much that it annoys your neighbors.See question
Me and common-law husband rent apt in 2001. Both names on rental agreement. 2004 because of his drug use I move out. 2008 we reconcile and I move back in. 2011 he unexpectedly passes away and Manager informs me of $21,000 past due bal. going all t...
Keep paying the monthly rent (and no extra) and ignore the landlord. It sounds like the landlord is selling the property, and trying to get a large pay-out on the way-out. It could be argued that by paying extra every month you are acknowledging responsibility for your friend's debt, and (Note, as another attorney said, there is no common law marriage in California.) You should stop doing that immediately. It is a complicated problem, but the bottom line is, pay only the monthly rent going forward. The new owners will not be able to evict you for money your boyfriend owed in 2003.See question
someone rented an apartment under my name. and now that im trying to rent, it says that i have a civil action for possession of property on the landlord tenant report. it is not on my experian equifax or transunion report? how do i get it removed?
That's a tough one. When you say, "someone rented an apartment in your name," it is not clear. Is this identity theft? Someone you don't know with the same name as yours? Did you co-sign? The answer to your question depends on this information.See question
I am being discriminated against by illegal landlord. Plumbing not fixed since 8\14. Withheld May rent, reported to Code Enforcement, got 3, 3 day notices. I need to speak with, hire tenant-friendly attorney, please! Thanx.
This doesn't sound like discrimination to me--this sounds like a lazy landlord who wants to collect rent but not spend money to maintain his property. It sounds like you are about to become a party to an eviction lawsuit, and that you will have defenses, but you will need an attorney to correctly litigate these defenses.See question