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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.


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.


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.

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