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
Escalon, San Joaquin
I'M A RENTER AND THE OWNER LOST THE HOME TO A COURT ORDER AND PROPERTY WAS SEIZED. I MOVED IN ON FEB. 2009 AND RECEIVED A NOTICE IN MARCH THE HOME IS GOING FORECLOSURE. IT SCHEDULED TO GO ON AUCTION 6-18-2009. SO WHAT DO I DO?
Marina del Rey, Los Angeles
What started as a good situation has turned incredibly bad. Our landlords have financial problems and have illegally rented out a guestroom on the first floor (no kitchen, nor sink) and have moved out of their apartment above us and have begun to rent it out furnished on a weekly basis. We now... continue reading
Z
Vallejo, Solano
Prepared for impending sale and cash-for-keys benefits. Property went back to Lender. Locks changed, personal property removed. 90-day notice given. Illegal lockout situation.
Mel
Grass Valley, Nevada
Nevada County discriminates against Companion/Service Dogs. If you have a dog and a prescription for it, you might as well forget living in Nevada County. They are very anti-dog. Especially the local homeless shelter, who influenced the Union newspaper not to publish anything on the subject. The... continue reading
Salinas, Monterey
Walking into court Monday morning with California Civil Code Section 1950.5 in hand, my wife and I thought we had a really good chance to see our Security Deposit once again from our previous Land-”Lord”. After a 30 minute Mediation Meeting, the landlord offered a ridiculous amount to drop the case... continue reading
Pasadena, Los Angeles
I have lived in this small two-bedroom house on a quiet residential street in Pasadena, CA for a little over two years. I've put a lot of my own money into the house, maintained it myself and always paid rent on time. That is, until eight months ago when, like a lot of people, I lost my job. My... continue reading
copperopolis, Calaveras
3/13/2009 We paid our rent and had a 1 year lease until Aug 20, 2010, with the option to buy. WITHOUT A COURT ORDER,Washington Mutual locked us out of our home, unlawfully evicting a single mother and son. Without any relocation services, without giving the deposit back within 21 days. Since... continue reading
Pacifica, San Mateo
I am not sure how to start but I will say that we moved in our dream rental 3 bedroom 2 bath home. From the moment we moved in we smelled gas. We called Pg@e and they said you must get this fixed asap. So, we called the landlord she said she would take care of it.Nothing happened for a month.
San Jose, Santa Clara
We are renting a house in San Jose, CA. On April 22 2009 there was a "notice of trustee sale" taped to our door, advising that the property was going to auction on May 11, and that if it did not sell, ownership would revert to the bank. We discussed this with our landlord, and several days later... continue reading
Salinas, Monterey
Update to Foreclosure Hell. On May 12th some party unknown crept up to our door and taped a Notice To Quit our front door. They didn’t even have the nerve to knock on the door and deliver it to myself (disabled in wheelchair) or my 84 year old mother as we were both home watching TV at the time.... continue reading
Saint Helena, Napa
I have lived in my apartment for over 12 years in a QUIET complex. There have been no upgrades to my unit - except for those that I have paid for. I pay my rent on time, I am quiet and responsible. My property manager recently rented a small 2 bedroom unit to a family of 5 - all three kids under... continue reading
Ridgecrest, Kern
I am writing to share my view of the La Mirage situation in Ridgecrest. As talked about by other tenants and posted on your news page, the residents of La Mirage are the latest victims of McConville and his associated scammers. I have lived in La Mirage since 2003 and have dutifully paid rent,... continue reading
Fairfield, Solano
Section 8 Inspection by city housing services: bias, and punitive in Hearing (called informal Hearing when the tenant has not passed the Inspection criteria in the housing complex in which they live, etc., and personnel does not offer assistance for the elderly, disabled, and medically infirm... continue reading
Ken
Salinas, Monterey
We too are in the middle of the Horse Country Hill like Tim and Trish. Only we are the former Landlords tenants at his legal address for the loan. Everytime we saw a real estate agent or a process server, my wife and I were asked if we were the former owners. Turns out the property was bought by... continue reading
Ukiah, Mendocino
While being added to the statistics, I am very happy that I found your website. Thank you for all you are doing on behalf of tenants in foreclosure. I will pass this website address on to the other three occupied units in this building.
Palmdale, Los Angeles
We have lived in the same rental home for the last 3 years. We have always paid our rent and to the best of out knowledge everything was fine, until there was a trustee sale notice put up on the outside of our house. I called the landlord and he assured me that he was trying to rewrite the loan on... continue reading
Ridgecrest, Kern
I'm also a victim of a Diamond House Development called 'La Mirage Duplex Homes'. I have retired from the Navy recently, and never dreamed that I was going to end up in a situation like this. Diamon House Development has fell into foreclosure on 300 units here in Ridgecrest, California. This is... continue reading
Mill Valley, Marin
I had an experience a couple of years ago. Our landlord passed away and before we knew it, our home was up for sale. The son hired a property management company. My very first interaction with the management company came with a threat to evict if I got in her way to selling the house. I was... continue reading
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
I am a senior citizen who depends on rent control to afford my housing. please do not take away this very necessary low income housing for seniors. the talk about low income housing should certainly include seniors who have worked and contributed all our lives to this community and state. please... continue reading
San Diego, San Diego
SHAMEFUL!! , HOW THE STATE LEGISLATURE AN THE CALIF. GOVERNOR TREAT THE CLASS OF THE POPULATION THAT NEED A LEG UP IN TODAY'S WORLD....THE LOW INCOME RENTER AND DISABLED(REBATE)..THOSE WHO HAVE EARNED SOME RIGHT TO ASSISTANCE...I JUST VOTED NO ON ALL THE PRROPOSITIONS..HOW CAN WE TRUST THESE PEOPLE... continue reading

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