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12 October 2006 @ 06:13 pm
Landlords are here today  
They periodically come and stay in the front unit. Their daughter lives in the back unit. So they've obviously missed the response to their notice that we mailed yesterday. We thought about this and decided to stick a copy on their mailbox while they were out. We prefer for them to read it before we talk about this situation.

I personally am leaning towards leaving anyway if they are going to be so hard core as to want to evict us if we don't throw our daughter and grandsons out. So whatever...

It's a pointed reminder that as a renter this isn't really my home. It makes me wonder once again if leaving this area and moving to a place where 2 bedroom homes don't cost over 700 K might not be a bad idea. I'd like to have a real home where I can invite anyone I damn well please to stay as long as I like.
Tapatitapati on October 13th, 2006 09:46 am (UTC)
We already sent the letter admitting that my daughter has been temporarily staying with us along with her children, so it's too late to take it back. However, the rental agreement says nothing at all about guests or the length of time they can stay. It says we can't sublet or assign the apartment, and we haven't done either of those things. We point that out in the letter.

I basically say we'll leave if they wish as long as we can get a good reference. The landlady before them is one we took to court to get our deposit back. We won that but we certainly wouldn't want two pissed off sets of landlords in a row. We're actually going to have to doctor our rental apps to omit her but any savvy person would look it up online and see the court case record. (We won 2500.00!)

I'll only make them do the formal eviction proceeding if we really can't find a place (since I am not employed right now).

Nolo Press rocks--thanks for bringing them up. I may get one of their books. The consumer affairs department also has a rental handbook online in pdf format: http://www.dca.ca.gov/legal/landlordbook/