Prohibited Pets Could Put You In The Doghouse
You are in breach of your lease and could be evicted for having your pooch because it seems like the lease has a clear “no pets” provision.
Read Your Lease!
Most leases have a clause governing assignment and subletting. When you add or replace roommates you are subletting part of the unit, so the subletting cause in your lease applies.
What Rules Govern Master Tenants?
If you’re a sub-tenant/not on the lease, what are your rights? Can the master tenant kick you out, or raise the rent, at his/her discretion?
Sue For Security Deposit Or SOL?
The landlord refused to return my deposit on the many occasions that I demanded it, with no explanation. I have even attempted to contact the main management company with no luck.
Wet, Cold, And Moldy
The landlord says he’s “done as best as he can.” What is he–a four-year-old at a Berkeley T-Ball tournament? Shall we give him a trophy just for showing up?
Grand Theft Security Deposit Redux
Is it true that 71% of all tenants have been ripped off in some amount by their landlords? It is clear from my experience, and other news accounts, that landlords steal tenants’ security deposits.
The Eviction Shuffle: Not Like Perry Mason
If you are representing yourself, imagine an episode where Perry isn’t familiar with the rules, the judge hates him and Hamilton Burger has a perfect record.
The Eviction Shuffle: RSVP
A failure to respond to an eviction in the required amount of time will give the landlord the opportunity to ask a court to enter a default.
The Eviction Shuffle: Should I Dance?
if you’re going to become the belle of the ball, that is win, you should learn to perform as many of the steps as possible.