My situation is since he won't give Me a copy of the rental agreement I can't pay the rent. I recive benefits and they want copies with out having them I won't get my money. I have two kids and he says he'll give me 7 days. Can you help.
Put your request for a copy of the lease in writing. You are entitled to this. I am assuming this is a lease agreement that you have already signed and that you are a current tenant and not merely a prospective tenant.
California Civil Code Section 1962 (b) requires that a landlord provide you with a copy of the lease within 15 days after it is executed. If the notice is just a three-day notice, contact the Housing Authority or local legal-aid office. Since you receive benefits, you should be able to receive assistance at low-cost or no cost.
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