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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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  • Who is responsible for water bill on a foreclosed property that was sold by the bank to a group of investers?

    My mom faxed her rental agreement to the the lawyer who represents the bank that owns property. They have given all tenants the 90 day period to move out. They have not asked anyone to pay rent. The former owner paid the water bill and will not ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    If the prior owner was responsible for the water bill under the lease, then the new owner is required to continue to pay this.

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  • My Deed of Trust is a NON MERS deed of trust but robo signer Bethany Hood of LPS signed as VP of MERS, INC and Nominee of my len

    I refinanced my home in 2006 with the Lending Connection, Inc. The Deed of Trust naming my lender as the benificary and Lenders First Choice as Trustee. In 2008 I fell behind but not knowing that my Lender placed my note in a pool Controlled by Mo...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    You should have an attorney who handles foreclosure review all of the documents recorded in order to initiate the trustee's sale. Unfortunately, the information you provided does not give enough details to determine whether there was an error in the foreclosure process.

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  • I want to avoid a judicial lien on my house in a Chapter 7. The house is underwater. Can I do it if I file?

    I have a house that is worth $250,000. I owe $260,000 on it. The judgment lien is $25,000. Can I avoid the judicial lien in a Chapter 7 and take it off my house? i read that it has to impair an exemption in order to remove a lien and I do not...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    You should definitely have a formal appraisal done to confirm that the value of the property is less than the lien. If the property value is less, you can file a motion to avoid the lien.

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  • Got 3 day notice to pay past rent on 10/04 & prperty is going up for auction today 10/07 cani still get eevicted?

    We owe 1,225.00 for past 3 months rent & are former onsite property manager's so landlord told new property mngr to work with us cuz he didn't wanna lose us. My fiance is waiting for disability for hernia operation to come thru. We got notices ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    If the 3 day notice period has expired, the current and/or new owner may proceed with eviction.

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  • Im a Mother who has a daughter. The father hasn't been around for 2 years. Does he lose rights

    He would beat me in front of my daughter. I left him

    Tiffany’s Answer

    Its not a matter of whether he "loses" his rights but rather whether he has asserted his parental rights. The fact that the two of you are no longer together, or that he is has been an absentee father, does not mean he can't later file a petition with the court requesting that he be allowed to exercise his parental rights in the form of visitation. Should he file such a petition, you of course would have the opportunity to inform the court why you do not believe he is a fit parent or should be denied certain parental rights.

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  • My name is on the mortgage form but I am not the right person, still I received summons related to the foreclosure of the house.

    Let me explain you my current case details: In 2009 Mr.X took a house loan. In 2010 Mr.X got married to Ms.G whose name is same as my name. Now, in 2014 August, Attorney filed a case against Mr.X and Ms.G and as coincidently my name happ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    You will need to continue attempting to reach the attorney. However, if the deadline to file a response approaches before you reach the attorney you should file a response so that a default judgment isn't mistakenly taken against you.

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  • Credit card debt in a chapter 7 in community property state. There is a judgement of legal separation.

    A credit card with a large credit line was unused for about 5 years according to Transunion. One month after the date of separation the card is maxed by one spouse who is declaring bankruptcy. Who is liable for the debt from both the creditor an...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    Generally, any new debts/liabilities incurred after the date of separation belongs to the spouse that incurred the debt.

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