Original post made by Neighbor, Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Oct 30, 2013
Our neighbor is living in subpar conditions: windows from the 1950s, mold growing, things not working. The owners live overseas and the prior renters complained of the same and had to use their own money for improvements. And the rent, no doubt, is high. Is this a take-it-or-leave-it? Quite upsetting to know that my neighbors have to live this way while I live in a house I own and am not a slave to a slumlord. Do the renters have any rights?