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
San Francisco, San Francisco
Currently I am in a position to where I don't know which way to turn.My life has not been the same.I have been fighting a case that never existed,2011 November around the 27th I recieved a summons from a guy.I never understood it because my rent was paid and what they were saying wasn't true. So I... continue reading
Oakdale, Stanislaus
The ceiling has collapsed in the bedroom do to rain and the landlord has known about it for two months both of which i have continued to pay rent.There is no hot water due to gas being off in the apartment where squatters are occupying.
Walnut Creek, Contra Costa
The response of the apartment management to my request for two more months reasonable accommodation and a doctor's letter (validating Lyme and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and the complication of fatigue in making a quick move) was as follows: I came home to two notices, both clearly stating that the... continue reading
Menifee, Riverside
I have never been so disgusted by our court system, shady attorneys and the legal system. I have five days to pack up my home. The home we put our entire saving account into. It was our home or so we thought. Six months after moving in the home we were renting was forclosed upon. Pennymac lending... continue reading
Sacramento, Sacramento
I have lived in the same apt. for 9 years & two years ago we got a new landlord & thay aloud us to get a dog & others got a dog to. but thay tolk avanteg of thare kindes & thay got two dogs & three dogs. & know thay doent alow pets & thay gave us a aviction notes because... continue reading
Sacramento, Sacramento
I am a 51 year old female who resides at The Hub off Richards Blvd in Sacramento. I am a part time student and The Hub is Student Housing. Basically you rent a motel room for some amount (different rental amounts for different people for no good reason). I have lived here for 8 months and my rent... continue reading
Santa Rosa, Sonoma
Promised a "Smoke-free" property with a "zero tolerance" policy but management company refused to take assertive steps to get rid of smokers off and on for six years. I am disabled, severely allergic to secondhand smoke, but had it pouring into my unit through the heat vents. Now the unit is... continue reading
Walnut Creek, Contra Costa
I received a Notice of Landlord's Intent Not to Renew Lease, stating a rent increase per month to 2100, over my current rent for a large studio of 1434. I received a second notice 12-16-14, Notice of Resident(s) Intent to Vacate. Reason for Moving stated as "Management Decision." Another section on... continue reading
Lakewood, Los Angeles
My house is on a fairly small corner lot in a busy part of the neighborhood and has 11 huge King Palm Trees on the property. My landlord paid to have the trees in the back yard trimmed because they were interfering with power lines. However, they will not trim the ones in front, saying they are my... continue reading
Orange, Orange
Terminating my tenancy for no reason after 10 years of paying my rent on time at a senior apartment. Not returning my phone calls and direct manager says it is out of her hands. Causing stress and chest pains and a complete hardship to move. They say I have no rights but this is a federally... continue reading
Sacramento, Sacramento
No heat for 8 years I have written to you in the past regarding water problems, they have been resolved , it took 8 years. I rented a unit advertised to have central heat/ air. The wall heater has never worked. PGE and the park staff, worked on it. Last week the manager brought in a man to work on... continue reading
Galt, Sacramento
Hi! My name is Tamora and I have been living at my present residence going on for three years now. My story is much to long to list here because it involves too many issues that require a lot of explanation. However, I can give you a little background of my present situation. What I am mainly... continue reading
Vallejo, Solano
in October 03,2013 me and my family was evicted... I have 3 kids an a common law partner.In all 5 of us were staying at the place at the time of the eviction was done..I had it set up to pay my rent in the middle of the month, due to the way my pay check came the land lard was fine with taking the... continue reading
San Bruno, San Mateo
My apartment was recently flooded with raw sewage due to faulty pipes, the landlord is very tight lipped about the details. Myself and 3 other units were affected. I was told today by my renters insurance (American Modern Insurance) that sewage backup is not covered in my policy and they are unable... continue reading
Galt, Sacramento
Hi! My name is Tamora and I will give you a brief history or background about my tenancy issues. As long as I been residing here I California I for one reason after another had to relocate six or seven times because of either of unscrupulous landlords/ladies and bad tenants! My current situation is... continue reading
San Jose, Santa Clara
My leasing agent called me at the end of the 12 month lease. He placed a standard 8% increase and offered me to renew the lease for either 6 month or 12 months. I felt pressured. I resisted and said I'm going MTM (month to month). He said they don't offer month to month lease renewals, but he can... continue reading
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San Jose, Santa Clara
My leasing agent called me at the end of the 12 month lease. He placed a standard 8% increase and offered me to renew the lease for either 6 month or 12 months. I felt pressured. I resisted and said I'm going MTM (month to month). He said they don't offer month to month lease renewals, but he can... continue reading
Merced, Merced
I have roaches, I still don't have my rental agreement,my bathroom window is to small so it wont close. My stepfather fixed my fence.I told my landlord and he did not care.my toilet has been backed up for a month he don't care. I went to pay my rent he would not take it. All he said is I... continue reading
San Jose, Santa Clara
This is a senior's complex. We have fixed incomes. They used to increase the rent by $10 increments, now is $25. I am 73 years old, I have been living here for 14 years and I always place my Christmas decorations during that time of the year. Now, we have a new person under the tittle "property... continue reading
Los Altos, Santa Clara
Our landlord has decided not to renew our lease which means we need to be out January 31, 2015. However, My husband has just been diagnosed bi-polar and is going into a 12 week hospital program January through April 2015. I will be writing to the landlord asking for a holding over of 90 days, and... continue reading

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