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I rented a room in my flat to a transgender 67 year old 'woman' who is now harassing me by accusing me of elder abuse. She has usurped a second bedroom in my flat and excluded me from both rooms using deadbolt locks. After unsuccessfully attempt...
I'm happy to review the dispute history to determine if there is a more proper approach to recovering possession of the unit.See question
I want to sue Avalon Union city apartment complex because they are not providing a habitable place to live and not performed their part of the contract. The way their building is designed and the ventilation system is designed is harmful and hazar...
Have you put your complaint in writing? When you mention other tenants have complained regarding the same noxious odor, have they also complaint in writing.
I would be happy to discuss with you.
Please email.See question
the apartment she moved out from would that be good enough, so I will not be penalized for passing the 21 days to return deposit.
I would mail to the last known address of the tenant (the rental address). I would keep a copy of the envelope to prove it was sent. If possible, call the former tenant first to determine if she/he can provide you with their new address to avoid the confusion.See question
He gave a 30day notice but did not pay his half of the rent for February. Is he obligated to pay his half? And if so what steps should I take to be reimbursed?
Yes, he should be required to pay his 1/2 of the February rent. I would take him to small claims for the amount due.See question
My lease agreement states that my landlord is responsible for paying for garbage only, Yet, I've paid every garbage bill and I've payed the water bill for two previous bill cycles. Lately, my landlord went ahead and paid the newest water bill and ...
If you have an executed written lease agreement which documents who is responsible for which utility bill, you should stick to the written agreement. In this situation, you should inform the owner of the utilities he/she is responsible for and request that the owner follows the express terms of the agreement. To the extent there has been confusion regarding the water/garbage bill responsibility, set-up a meeting with the owner and clarify the misunderstanding.See question
A yard service was preformed by the city, my rental company paid it and put me on a payment plan. Property Management switched over to an online system and instead of including my payment history atleast from fee date on. They posted a innacurate...
Indeed, you may have been served a rent increase in violation of the law. I suggest that you protest the rent increase either by asserting in a written document to the property management company that you believe the increase was retaliatory or hiring an attorney to do the same.See question
I rent a single family home in San Francisco (which is not protected by all of the rent control ordinances) , I have been renting for 13 years and now my landlord wants me to sign a new lease. She has already imposed a legal rental increase and no...
You do not have to sign a new lease agreement if you choose not to. You are likely a month-to-month tenant at this time. Please note there is a provision in the SF Rent Stabilization and Arbitration Ordinance that allows for an owner to terminate a tenancy when the tenant fails to execute a new lease under the same terms/conditions of the prior lease -- however, this type of eviction is seldom pursued. In your situation, unless the same lease from 13 years ago is offered to you (but for the change in rent), you are within your rights to decline to sign a new lease agreement (especially if it is a different form of lease). This answer presumes the house you occupy was constructed prior to 1979.
If you do find your prior lease, I would personally provide a copy to your landlord to minimize any future misunderstandings re: the terms of your agreement (month to month under the same terms and conditions of the written agreement).See question
We run a wholesale wash and fold business. We had a leaked roof since we sign our lease. Contacted them over 3 years to get it done. They finally got the roof repaired and now want us to pay for it. If we don't they are threatening to evict us or ...
Prior to answering the question, one would have to see your lease agreement. A commercial lease agreement could require you to be responsible for all conditions existing at the property. However, typically, it is a landlord's responsibility to maintain the roof per most commercial lease agreements.
You likely need an attorney to review your lease as soon as possible especially since we are now in the rainy season.See question
I signed a contract for a furnished place and due to infestation and other problems (all documented) i am moving out. I sent an email to my landlord explaining my intention. She was very hostile at first, but then she agreed verbally that: 1- sh...
Before answering the question, it is important to know what type of infestation are you referring to? Further, you may have a cause of action against the landlord for breach of contract, among other potential claims.See question
I have a 12-month rental lease that rolled into a month-to-month. I moved into the unit in 2011, and have had a cosigner since the beginning of the tenancy. On the cosigner agreement, there is no indication for how long it will be valid for, and m...
It would largely depend upon the actual terms of the cosigner agreement. However, a typical month-to-month agreement renews the term of the original written lease for another month -- Accordingly, the renewal of the agreement likely renews the co-signer agreement (if it is attached as an addendum to the lease). Most practitioners would concur that until the unit is vacated by the tenant and the tenancy terminates, the co-signer remains subject to obligations contained in the co-signer agreement. One exception would be if the owner/landlord expressly agrees to the termination of the co-signer agreement, which, of course, should be in writing properly drafted.See question