Tenant Voices

Vallejo, Solano
Hello I have only been a resident of vallejo for 9 years, 7 at my present address. My present landlord purchased these apts. 2 years ago has raised the rent once, last Aug. by 10% but wants to raise it again in April. She has given me advance notice within legal limits but wants a 30% increase...$... continue reading
Los Angeles, Los Angeles
You will all love this! My boyfriend and I moved into the apartment on Doheny 10 years ago. Within 8 months of being there, problems started to arise. First with plumbing, then electricity and we even were hassled for planting a beautiful garden in the back yard (which was previously a heap of... continue reading
San Francisco, San Francisco
I moved into an apartment and lived there for about nine months with three others. Everyone got along great for a while, but one of my roommates, whom I had known for about three years previous to moving in, was very reluctant to discuss certain details of our apartment. She had lived there for... continue reading
San Marcos, San Diego
I have lived in my Mobile home for 6 years. I was on a lease for 4 years and then a Month to Month. Last year we were face a $650 dollar rent increase. Our owners Cal-Am tried to raise our rent. We battled we won. The park was a disaster we had slumlords that were lazy and refused to fix... continue reading
Los Angeles, Los Angeles
I am a financial aid student attending UCLA full time and believe me it is tough to save enough money to pay rent every month...not to mention I must also save enough money to pay for food, utilities, books, gasoline, etc. etc BUT on top of trying to save money I must also go to school full time,... continue reading
Lea
Berkeley, Alameda
Some years ago my partner and I rented part of a rent-controlled house in Berkeley. We were good tenants - always paid on time and did improvements on the yard. Our landlord was friendly at first, but then threatened us with eviction when I became pregnant with our second child. He said that we... continue reading
Ted
San Francisco, San Francisco
My landlord continues to use the bottom floor of our apartment, illegally converted into a separate unit, as a party space. They are drunk and loud and have ruined our garden in the back yard. They forget to pay the electricity on a regular basis. We have already had our power shut off once... continue reading

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