Post a New Topic
Original post made
on May 8, 2014
Does these tenants right apply only to the people renting apartments or does it include tenants renting homes?
It sounds like there have been shenanigans going on that would warrant these rules. These seem like basic tenant rights.
One day after bogging that I can testify to the slow response to maintenance requests, a representative of Equity Residential called me and wanted to meet concerning maintenance problems where I live. One week later, I have had several issues in my apartment addressed. It only took 5 yrs and a pending lawsuit, brought by other tenants, to have these problems addressed. One of the problems I mentioned is termite damage to the roof. I have no doubt that my future holds a change of address while this problem is fixed, or the building gets condemned. BTW, I have complied with each rental increase, yearly, since I moved in. I work and do not subsidized rent. Nor is my citizenship a factor.
Eva - shenanigans is a most excellent way to put it!
Raymond - I am really happy to hear that you suddenly are getting help. No surprise. Of course they've known about the termites, and have chosen not to do anything until it's perhaps too late. Please keep posting to let us know what is going on. Since the Rent Program is losing Carol Lamont, who knows how long it would take to get help?
Aren't most of these common sense protections already covered by US Fair Housing Act? (since 1968 - passed when Lyndon Johnson was President) Web Link)
1.) Refusal to sell or rent a dwelling to any person because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
2.) Discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin in the terms, conditions or privilege of the sale or rental of a dwelling.
3.)Advertising the sale or rental of a dwelling indicating preference of discrimination based on race, color, religion or national origin.
4.) Coercing, threatening, intimidating, or interfering with a person's enjoyment or exercise of housing rights based on discriminatory reasons or retaliating against a person or organization that aids or encourages the exercise or enjoyment of fair housing rights.
California has protections spelled out as well:
I wish these protections would have been in place while I lived there I was evicted for not paying rent (that I had I always worked immigration is not a issue )with these people I had mold growing up my walls inside my apartment and rats inside my apartment that they would do nothing about my apartment was on top of the garage so the rats were coming up the wall from down stairs and so was the mold I get chills thinking about it now. luckily im in a better place free to breath fresh air and no rats.
And from San Francisco: Landlords end up in jail:
Sorry - Wrong web link, I think:
And from San Francisco: Landlords end up in jail:
Correct Web Link:Web Link
Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.
Post a comment
Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online.
Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information
We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.
Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?
- Barron Park
- Charleston Gardens
- Charleston Meadows
- College Terrace
- Community Center
- Crescent Park
- Downtown North
- Duveneck/St. Francis
- Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
- Esther Clark Park
- Evergreen Park
- Greater Miranda
- Green Acres
- Greendell/Walnut Grove
- Leland Manor/Garland Drive
- Meadow Park
- Monroe Park
- Old Palo Alto
- Palo Alto Hills
- Palo Alto Orchards
- Palo Verde
- South of Midtown
- St. Claire Gardens
- The Greenhouse
- Triple El
- University South
- Woodland Ave. area (East Palo Alto)
- Addison School
- Barron Park School
- Duveneck School
- Egan Middle School (Los Altos)
- El Carmelo School
- Escondido School
- Fairmeadow School
- Gunn High School
- Hoover School
- JLS Middle School
- Jordan Middle School
- Juana Briones School
- Nixon School
- Ohlone School
- Palo Alto High School
- Palo Verde School
- Santa Rita (Los Altos)
- Terman Middle School
- Walter Hays School
- another community
- Another Palo Alto neighborhood
- East Palo Alto
- Los Altos
- Los Altos Hills
- Menlo Park
- Mountain View
- Portola Valley
Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
Draeger’s Los Altos eyes upgrades, expansion
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,477 views
Is Coffee a Date?
By Laura Stec | 19 comments | 1,599 views
"the Summit" (CompPlan): Forewarned is Forearmed
By Douglas Moran | 22 comments | 975 views
Gratitude, Repairing and Avoiding Affairs
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 739 views
A quiet moment
By Sally Torbey | 8 comments | 701 views
Home & Real Estate
Shop Palo Alto
Send News Tips
Circulation & Delivery
Mountain View Voice
© 2015 Palo Alto Online
All rights reserved.