Given the current financial crisis, it’s time to revise Civil Code § 1950.6 to allow tenants to get landlords’ credit reports. The law should require reciprocity.
II sent over a demand letter asking for my deposit to be mailed by a certain date, and just yesterday I received an email from the landlord stating that he’s bankrupt.
Do I have any recourse if I keep seeing roaches? I’m not sure if I can live with them!
As the old saw goes, life carries with it few guarantees. Maybe that’s why many of us are so attracted to dogs. They usually offer unconditional love, unlike landlords.
If you negotiated a buyout agreement with your landlord, get that agreement in writing. Any landlord who balks at this is going to screw you, end of story.
I’ve rented the same apartment from Citi Properties for 6 years. Up until about 6 months ago, they kept the building tidy, had an on-site manager, and did monthly bug inspections. Now they’re trying to sell the building and they have gotten rid of all that stuff. The only thing they do now is “inspect” each unit once a month.
Like a high stakes poker game, buyouts are complicated. If you want want to get the best deal possible, you must be prepared to analyze the deal using the strategies here.
If the landlord offers our tenant family a buyout of $20,000 to move they should politely tell him to gently insert his offer into a location devoid of sunshine.
If you negotiate a buyout with your landlord, you don’t want to be the tenant plummeting off the cliff. That is why we will help you if you decide to take a buyout.