You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #21: How long ago did they give you notice? Legally, they're supposed to give [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU
zann725 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 01:53 AM
Response to Original message
21. How long ago did they give you notice? Legally, they're supposed to give
AT LEAST one YEAR when the building's been sold, and they're either tearing it down, or relocating tennants. Also, they're required by law to give you moving costs, AND usually about the equivalent of one year's rent...as an incentive.

If they've offered you none of these, I suggest you go to a neighborhood Tenant Right clinic (most accept donations...whatever you can afford)...and find out your rights. In California, Tenant rights are protected more than most places. They can't just throw you out. They have to 3 day notice you, then (I think) 10-day notice you, then serve you with the formal Eviction Complaint...which has a Court Case Number on it. To which you then HAVE to "Answer" the Eviction with a 1-page Answer form you can get at the Clerk's office. THis needs to be formally filed with the Clerk (approx. $100), and a copy PROPERLY served on Landlord. This "buys" you at least 30 days until a Hearing. Then, up to several more months, if you were IMPROPERLY noticed, or not compensated for your move by the buyers of the building. Most landlords count on tenants NOT knowing their rights, and so accidentally do NOT do the process correctly. And so, this can buy you some time until you find a place, and/or are properly compensated for the inconvenience of the move by the new buyers of the building.

Do NOT relinquish your rights. And do NOT fail to "Answer" the Eviction Complaint (should one be filed and served on you). You have 5 Court Days to do so. If you fail to do so, and stay in the unit, you can then be locked out by the Sheriffs.

Good luck!
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » The DU Lounge Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC