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  • My apartment has roaches. My landlord says I need to vacate the apartment for a day. But what do I do with my dogs?

    I have 2 very old dogs. I was told I need to remove them to have my apartment exterminated but the landlord wont provide me with another temp apartment. I have only been in my apartment a month so the roach problem was already there. Is the landlo...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    If the treatment requires you to be out of the apartment for a day, the landlord is responsible for your expenses. In most cases the landlord will pay of your hotel expenses if another unit is not available. The landlord is not required to provide alternate housing for your animals. So if you have to incur expenses to place your dogs in a dog care facility, you can seek reimbursement from the landlord for those expenses.

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  • Ex took my son out of state during my visitation without my consent

    I have court ordered visitation every Wednesday and every other weekend. On Wednesday morning, I received an email from my ex saying her father was unexpectedly in town and they will be spending time with him until the following Tuesday so unfor...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    I agree. You should request the Court to modify the current visitation and custody order so that parental consent is required for either parent to take the child out of state. If she continues to interfere with your parenting time, that would be grounds for a modification of the current visitation and/or custody order.

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  • In California can Landlord force you to pay attorney fees if it's not agreed to in the lease at all?

    In California can Landlord force you to pay attorney fees if it's not agreed to in the lease at all? After moving out and fighting to dismiss this Unlawful Detainer.

    Tiffany’s Answer

    I agree, you are only responsible for attorney's fees if agreed upon in the lease or as part of written settlement of the unlawful detainer.

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  • If my landlord doesn't have a permit does that mean that my rights as h tenant changes? Since he isn't technically a landlord?

    Im not sure if I should sue my landlord in Small claims for the amount I gave him initially for rent which was $9,000 or if I should take him to civil court because of all the did countless things he did to try get me to move out. For example...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    Based on what you've described, you would likely have damages over $10,000. In that case, you should bring a claim in either limited or unlimited civil court.

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  • Can a landlord claim damages to their property months after the tenant moves out?

    We were not given our security deposit nor a list of deductions within 21 days of the termination of lease. We notified our landlord with no response. We filed a small claims court case and won our judgement. He contested the judgement and was ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    The landlord can file a claim against you for property damage. If you just moved out of the property 10 months ago, the landlord is still within the statute of limitations and can bring a claim against you for damages. The fact that you won a judgment in small claims regarding your security deposit will likely benefit you in any subsequent action the landlord files, but it doesn't mean the landlord can't still sue you. You should consult with an attorney.

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  • My landlord served me with a three day notice !

    Landlord served me with a 3 day notice, due to nsf check, I do infact have his money in cash and have tried to pay him, he did not indicate where or how or where to pay him but the notice said I have to leave due to monies owed or legal action wou...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    You must submit payment for the amount of the unpaid rent within the 3 day notice period. As counsel pointed out, its unclear what type of notice you actually received. If you offer to pay the rent and the landlord refuses, or the notice does not provide you with specific information on where to pay, then that would be a defense for you if the landlord tries to start an eviction action against you. You should consult with an attorney so they can review the 3 day notice.

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  • Do I or my landlord choose the bedbug exterminator?

    I reported a small bedbug infestation in our couch to my landlord the morning after discovering it late the night before. We had called an after-hours exterminator ourselves to come inspect the next day (and covered the cost) to confirm it was bed...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    If the Landlord has indicated that he will pay to have a company do the treatment, and you the refuse treatment, then you would be responsible for the costs of hiring your own company. I would suggest letting the Landlord's company come out. If the problem persists after they do the treatment, then you have more grounds to use the company you prefer and ask that the landlord reimburse you for any costs incurred.

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  • Tenant changed his locks, can I change them back?

    I have a tenant that changed his locks to his apartment on me I left all the tenants in the building a 24-hour notice to enter because I'm selling the building and when we went to do the walk-through inspection one of the tenant changed the locks ...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    The tenant cannot change the locks without your consent. However, I agree that you should consult with an attorney before you change the locks.

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  • What is a landlords responsibility ?

    my wife and I were displaced from our apartment due to a apartment fire which was not our fault and we are section 8 housing is our landlord responsible for finding us another apartment or giving us 2 months rent at $758.00 and our deposit and PGE...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    Your written lease agreement will determine what responsibilities your landlord has given the fire was not your fault. The landlord will not be responsible for finding you another apartment, but you may be entitled to reimbursements and a return of your security deposit, particularly if the fire was a result of the landlord's negligence.

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  • Can I evict the month to month tenant? Do I have to pay a relcoation fee?

    I have an investment in a rent controlled area in Los Angeles multi unit. I just signed a lease with one tenant. The other tenant is month to month. The month to month has been causing me problems arguing with the previous tenant and this new t...

    Tiffany’s Answer

    I agree that unless you have an "at fault" eviction, meaning the tenant is in breach of the lease, you will have to pay relocation fees.

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