Retaliation/harassment

Lawsuit Alleges Landlord Retaliation

A school teacher is suing her landlords for retaliation, claiming she was threatened with eviction after talking to the Daily Journal about an excessive rent increase she received last August.

Barbara O’Neil was featured in the article “Tenants face huge rent hike” in the Aug. 6, 2015, edition of the paper. In the article, she said her $1,100 monthly rent increase exemplified how the local housing crisis was starting to affect the middle class.

D'Carlo

There have been on numerous accounts situations where the landlord has entered my premises without notification, and there have been situations where landlord has been notified of excruciating noise coming from apartment upstairs and has not been rectified. Also, inquiring on if landlord would be willing to accept section 8 vouchers, he was adamantly opposed to such idea.

Cilicia

Me and my 5 year old son had a week left on our stay at the homeless shelter. I had to find a place asap. I drove by my old apartment complex and noticed unit #1 was vacant. We got the apt and moved in. Same landlord so I felt ok even though the apt was in terrible shape. It needed a make over. My landlord instructed me to contact the maintenance man and have him start repairs. 11 days in.....nothing. So I wrote out a letter stating what needed to be done asap. He fixed the broken tile in tub and replaced my broken bedroom window. He tried fixing other windows with glue. Bad idea.

Cilicia

Me and my 5 year old son had a week left on our stay at the homeless shelter; I had to find a place asap.
 
I drove by my old apartment complex and noticed unit #1 was vacant. We got the apartment and moved in. Same landlord so I felt ok even though the apartment was in terrible shape; it needed a make over. My landlord instructed me to contact the maintenance man and have him start repairs. 11 days in.....nothing.
 

Melody

I paid a $900 deposit on a one-bedroom $650 apartment that was infested with cockroaches when I moved in. Landlord promptly tried to blame me for the infestation and does not respond to certified letters asking for pest control. Neighbors refuse to let pest control serviceman in, and so landlords refuse to fine them or force them to let him in, so nobody even tries. I am currently living with fighting cockroaches constantly and nothing helps much because the neighbors share walls with me and they are infested.

Jacqueline

I am a disabled senior in residency in Albany, CA who has been the target of discrimination for the eleven years since moving here; I'm the victim of wrongful eviction 4 times since 2004; the current landlord wants me out, rather than comply with the ADA; the Disabled Person's and Unruh Acts; the landlord claims my removal is so he may remodel and sell his unit;although many renters here became lst time home owners after renting their units; my landlord says he's 'opting out of Section 8'; though they help pay my rent and help first time home buyers too; there are many vacancies here; th

Carlos

So my mom lives in an apartment complex she is now being evicted.the aprtment are in terrible condition.They have cockroaches bed bugs and its just terrible.so they had a a court not so long ago and they said that apartment where in good living conditions since most of the people who live in this complex only apeak spanish they are afraid to speak out.my mom was awarded $3,000 for bad living conditions but she has never recieved that money.now she recieved an eviction letter that she has to leave in 3 months.just this month a few people send their rents and have proof they send it and the l

Cole

landlord continually stops by to adjust timer for yard sprinklers. threatened evictions for not having lawnmower or rack, told him hired guy to do lawn, had to meet him to tell him how he wanted grass - I'm paying for svc. I pay water, new ordinance water twice weekly, landlord changed timer and put lock on box - he watering 3 times a week. reported to code compliance. now wants to come over & put low flow shower heads. he stops by every 2-3 weeks. we have no peace in the home we rent. I have IBS, I was out on disability due to stress he caused.

Thomas

got behind on rent, mobile home park filed UD. I answered. went to court on 6/30 made a stipulated agreement I was to pay $2000. down and $900 on top of rent until, back rent paid, started on 7/15 and th 15th of the month until paid $4300 owed in back rent and $1800 attorneys fees and court costs. I gave them $4500 in the 1st two weeks. on 7/15 plaintiff received 800 INSTEAD OF THE AGREED 900 FROM An agreed upon third party some kind of clerical error I was not aware of and never told.

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