Owner serves me a 3 day and a 30 day notice to move because of me having family stay with me. He then came and said he wasn't filing evection because we never had a signed rental agreement.
Then I asked him to finish repairs to the home. He ignored me so I called code enforcement. He was fined. He said he now has to sell the property. He served me notice to quit.
I feel it is in retaliation for calling on him. What are my rights?
Consult with a tenant rights attorney immediately to review both notices and the facts leading up to the notices and your lease agreement. If you reported the defective non-compliant conditions to code enforcement within the last 180 days (the protective period), then most likely it can be proven that this eviction is in retaliation, in violation of Cal. Civil Code Section 1942.5. There may be other violations for the tenant rights attorney to review and consider, such as a 30-day notice would be insufficient, if the tenants have lived there more than a year. Don't delay. Unlawful detainer actions move so fast that any leg-up you can gain by getting proper legal advice quickly will help.
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