Category: Tenant Law
“Landlords: They are legion, they do not forgive, they do not forget. Expect annual rent increases.”
In California, tenants should be emailing their legislators every second of every day, to demand repeal of the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act (Civil Code section 1954.50 to 1954.535).
I have contacted the landlord and all they can say is that “it’s been raised to market value” and “we are not being discriminatory with the unequal increases.” My question is, is it within their (landlords’) rights to raise rents in a disproportional manner?
The lease says condo, but the Exhibit B says it’s not…yet. So are we included in the rent control ordinance as a condo unit, owned by the building subdivider?
Some of the best deals in town, illegal in-laws can be pleasant places to live, until the landlord starts screwing around with the tenant or a new owner wants to remove the unit from the market.