Tenant Voices

Los Angeles, Los Angeles
I was hired as a property manger for a single family dwelling with 8 rental units in Echo Park area. 1905 it was built. The day I moved in, she said I needed to provide my own heating! Some days were 55 degrees inside and warmer outside, as there was no insulation. A stroke of synchronicity, one... continue reading
Moreno Valley, Riverside
I moved into this home 2 months ago and paid a deposit and so far 2 months of rent come to find out our landlord is 5977.32 behind on her pmts which equal about 4 months worth of mortgage pmts. I dont know what to do next I dont think I will be paying till she resolves her problem with the bank.
San Francisco, San Francisco
I live in one of the towers at Parkmerced and have Never been treated so horribly and unfairly. After unsuccessfully being contacted after a rent check bounced, we were served a 3 day notice dated on March 10th,at least 5 days Before we even received it. We left the apartment on March 15th and had... continue reading
Von
Patterson, Stanislaus
In November 09, I received a notice on my door stating that the mortgage was not being paid. I contacted my landlord he said everything was O.K. so I paid rent for November. I kept in touch with the loan service and tried to get my landlord to call them, which he did not. So, December came around I... continue reading
Cardiff, San Diego
I am living ina low income housing (rental) apartment. My rent is $850 and I am on the waiting list for Section 8 Voucher program which has not been funded for about 10 years. I have been waiting for 6 years and nothing yet. A person has to either die or leave the County. We ar desperate here. I... continue reading
Redding, Shasta
In April 2009, we were notified that the property we were renting, was going up for public auction. This was after April's rent was paid. We heard no more until 2 ladies knocked on our door the 3rd of June and announced that the bank was taking the property, and we needed to be out by July 1st.... continue reading
Patterson, Stanislaus
Our landlord would come every month for rent. In october he didn't come. His wife then came around 28th of Oct. stating we need 2 pay or deal with bank i then told her i would pay her on Nov.3rd both months and she then refused saxing it was 2 late. we then found a notice on the door that ho me... continue reading
Aptos, Santa Cruz
Two months ago, I moved into a condo that had previously been on the market for sale. Before I agreed to rent the condo, the landlord had said that the home was on the market for some time but he had just taken the home off of the market and didn't have intentions to sell. He asked for the first... continue reading
Carlsbad, San Diego
gabe, i want to thank you very much! because of you and tennants together i had a happy ending, fannie mae sent me a very nice person, melissa prandi chief operations officer, for properity/advantage,who made the whole thing have a happy ending i now have a 1yr affordable lease!
San Diego, San Diego
I signed a 16 month lease Jan 2009. On July 24th I got a Notice of Default. I continued to pay rent to the landlord; he said he was trying to renegotiate the mortgage. On Nov 19th the property went to auction and title reverted to the bank. However, the bank never recorded the trustee's deed... continue reading
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo
Our landlord has just informed us that he is putting our rental house up for sale! A realtor showed up at our door and told us she was the new listing agent and wanted us to have a key made so that she can begin showing the house. We still have 6 months on our lease! What rights do we have? What... continue reading
Pacifica, San Mateo
I moved to Santa Monica in 1974 and have been renting my home ever since. In those 36 years I have lived in 16 different rentals: 10 apartments & 6 houses from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara to Daly City and finally Pacifica, CA.  
Santa Monica, Los Angeles
So I rented this place with a roommate. and after having some disputes with her, she started lying and distorting my personal life to the landlord! Now the landlord refuses to renew my lease, AND is keeping my deposit!! When I try to confront the landlord, she calls me a liar for trying to explain... continue reading
Modesto, Stanislaus
I have lived here for 5 1/2 years, the house foreclosed, the bank took over, today a real estate agent came out and gave me an option paper and wants me out before Christmas!! I am disabled and have two disabled sons. We are afraid we will be on the street!!! Where can we get help?!!?
Folsom, Sacramento
This is a senior duplex community, with average time in units about 15 years. Last year, the owner handed over mgmt to a company. They immediately raised the rent from $390 to $430 for small 1 bdrm units. These are occupied by senior ladies on fixed incomes. Last Aug the mgmt co again raised the... continue reading
Roseville, Placer
I have lived in my rental home for 4 1/2 years. I have never missed a payment and have a lease so I felt secure. I have 5 children and my husband and I work 6 days a week/ 12+ hour shifts to make sure we are never at risk of being homeless. Being at the mercy of a landlord has always unnerving, but... continue reading
lakeside, San Diego
Iam writing of the eviction process.our son was a renter for 5 yrs in our home. We had a sub prime loan and the bank would not modify to a descent amount. our son is ill lost his job and has no medical coverage. He also has small children.We are out of state. my husband is retired and disabled.The... continue reading
Glendale, Los Angeles
We have been served with a 90 day notice because our landlord is apparently in foreclosure. He says he is in litigation with the bank. We are being told by the manager that we are to continue to pay our rent to him and "not to worry" . The lawyer for the bank told us when WE contacted them that we... continue reading
Sacramento, Sacramento
We are 2 physically disabled elderly adults that have been wrongfully retalatorily evicted from our former residence of nearly 19 years at 3131 34 Ave. SAC. CA. for lawful just exercise of our civil rights.Through unlawful rent increases,inept/incompetent unlicensed contractors causing housing... continue reading
Mission Viejo, Orange
The house I have been renting for 12 years is in foreclosure. The auction date was posted on my door and has been changed twice. The next date is in December. I have 2 issues: 1-do I still pay rent to a landlord that has not paid the morgage in 14 months (I thought this was fraud) and 2- the... continue reading
Manteca, San Joaquin
The owner of our property has always been great for the 4 years we have been here. To our suprise a Notice of Trustee Sale was taped to our door on 10-8-2009. We freaked out! We then contacted the landlord and she acted so casual about it saying,"Oh, don't worry about it, I'm in the process of... continue reading

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