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
Apple Valley, San Bernardino
In nov 2008 we find out our landlord was in default. We told him we knew and would not pay rent so we could have money for a new place. In Feb 2009 we found a new place told owners what happened they assured us that would not happen. in Jun 09 husband went on disability, we got beind in rent in Oct... continue reading
Sun City, Riverside
well i rented a home in sun city ca. almost three years into it. the owner of prop decided that he was going to save his shopping center prop instead of homes. they took six months of rent and didnt pay morgage with it. i asked for my sec deposit back they said they used it to cover any back rent... continue reading
Oakland, Alameda
I used to live in one of Mr. Sterling's Beverly Hills apartments. It was probably the only apartment building in Beverly Hills where rats freely roamed. Mr. Sterling should probably buy a hotel and be found dead in every room. Total slimeball.
Los Angeles, Los Angeles
the ill reputed ex-manager who was petitioned off this property by the tenants gave me a 90 day notice which ever since has caused problems with my section 8!!! and since then I've been paying More than my low income in Rent, while my section 8 has been tied up at the housing authority!! a... continue reading
Fresno, Fresno
I have been renting the house I'm in for 2yrs. Started getting letter in the mail for the owner of the property. House goes into forclosure in July of 09 get ahold of owner she informs me that the house is not in forclousre and everything is ok. I come home from work with the notice of Auction on... continue reading
Simi Valley, Ventura
Landlord had an NOD filed in august -to my knowledge never cured it - never provided proof of it and harassed my daughter and sons- I owe him for October he filed for september which was paid in cash since he was working with me on late rent- How do I get my day in court? The eviction notice was... continue reading
Marysville, Yuba
I am permanently disabled and live on $840 mo. Social Security benefits. I was homeless for 9 months last year because of my credit after a divorce and not having a security deposit. I cannot live in Grass Valley, which is my home, because of the extremely exclusionary housing there. Their waiting... continue reading
San Jose, Santa Clara
I used to live at 299 Carmel Ave #49, Marina CA 93933. It the Central Coast. I've gave my landlord a 30 day notice before I move out and my date of moving out is October 7, 2009. I drop off the keys in the mail and move to San Jose. I called her 1 1/2 weeks later and ask how much am I going to get... continue reading
San Diego, San Diego
With only cursory notice three weeks ago, landlord has begun major remodeling of the entire fourplex containing our apartment. There are now no exterior walls or roof covering. There is no security or privacy. Beautiful deck was removed and all plants in garden have been cut down. There is... continue reading
Fresno, Fresno
I am choosing to write about the diverse challenges that central valley residents tend to encounter. I have rented in California for over 25 years. In that time, I have always encountered a loss of security deposits for many reasons, most fabricated lies by the owner/landlord. I have tried to... continue reading
Stockton, San Joaquin
Hi my name is cindy and i live in the san joaquin valley and my landlord didn't tell me and my daughter that he had 101 health code violations and after i gave him the money we where moving our stuff in the apt he told us that we couldn't move are stuff in the apt because code enforcement would... continue reading
Crockett, Contra Costa
Hello, I have lived in this home for 15 years. There are 3 units on this property. 2 have tenants including myself for 15 years. My sister,husband and niece loved upstairs for 6 years until the roof caved in from neglect from the Landlord. My elderly Mom up until very recently lived in the Senior... continue reading
Elk Grove, Sacramento
We have paid our rent on time for 2 years come to find out our property that we are renting is in foreclosure and the real estate agent wants us out by the end of the month not sure what to do we lost our deposit too from the landlord. This isn't fair
Sun City, Riverside
I will try & keep this as short as possible. This has now happened too me TWICE!. I rented a nice home in a great neighborhood for 3 years and found out she was in Default/Foreclosure. After calling her out on the carpet, she did fess up and did tell me. Didnt help me, i am a single parent... continue reading
San Jacinto, Riverside
Fullerton, Orange
Where do I start I rent an apartment in a converted house in Fullerton Ca. The multi tenant bldg suit 5 different families/tenants their is another single family residence next door all are considered affordable housing and owned by the same landlord. On August 31st 09 the owner/landlord served all... continue reading
Clovis, Fresno
me my husband and my 1 year old daughter just moved into our first apartment 2 months ago. every since the day we got ur keys we have had nothing but problems. we are a working family just tring to survive and i would call us pretty clean people. however our home is infested with flyies and... continue reading
San Francisco, San Francisco
Currently I am filing an Appeal Brief in the SF Appellate Division re: 37.9(b) owner occupied section of the Ord. I was evicted in June 2009 by a 30 Day "no cause" eviction notice. I challenged it cross MSJ were filed -- because I am told I am a just cause tenant 37.9(a) but Court ruled contrary... continue reading
Pasadena, Los Angeles
I am 58 yrs. old & permanently disabled. I live on $950/mo Social Security Disability benefits. Every year Social Security gives a cost of living increase& every year, my rent goes up as much as the col increase or more & then I am living on less than I was for the rest of my monthly... continue reading
Pomona, Los Angeles
I have just been advised by fannie Mae that I have until Friday 9/11 that I have to make a choice of either a cash for keys deal or a 90 day eviction notice. I was denied a month to month rental because my ex landlord had a reverse mortgage! how does that effect me?? I thought that the law that our... continue reading

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