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Potential new owners of Apartment complex

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Rebecca Alvarez

This question has many parts. I live in Burbank California.
All of the residents at the apartment complex where I live was given notice today of a unit by unit inspection because the property owners are trying to sell our property, which by the way is the first time we have heard anything about it. In the notice they state that they will be entering our apartments the day after tomorrow anytime between 11am and 5pm. It also says that if we have pets we should put them in a bedroom or bathroom so that they won't get out. Here are my questions:
1) One of the residents who has cats says she can't put her cats in a small enclosed room because they will all but destroy it since they can't stand being confined. What is her recourse as she is not able to miss work because she is not paid if she takes off?
2) If the prospective buyers do buy the property how much can they raise the rent?
3) What about those of us with dogs and cats, can they suddenly change the policy regarding pets and force us to either move or get rid of our pets?
4) Can they evict us if they decide they want our apartment? My husband and I have probably the best apartment in the complex, a large two bedroom with a dishwasher (no other apartment has a dishwasher) but only one bathroom and no patio.

Be advised that the company that owns the property does not give leases on this property, they only do month to month rentals. Though many of us have been here for years.



Well since NONE of you have leases youre screwed!

The person with cats..doesnt she know of anyone who can come over for a few hours and watch the cats?

So tomorrow start packing stuff, start looking for a new place to live, and quit whining.

The new owners will give you A WHOLE 30 DAYS for a big rent increase so they can pay off the mortgage, or to vacate!

So tightnen your belts...NO eating out, bring lunch to work, NO movie rentals, NO TV dinners , NO buying of new clothes , or ANYTHING

Learn to sell your stuff on http://www.ebay.com


[Edited by dj1 on 05-13-2001 at 10:23 PM]

Rebecca Alvarez

Could I please have an answer from someone else, someone who is less negative and can actually give me legal advice not just your uninformed opinion. I really need to hear from someone who knows about California rental law, thank you.


Well Rebecca...rental laws are pretty much universal in this country....

You have no lease, you get 30 days notice to increase the rent or move, and 60 days if you have 2 months security or last month and security

So Unless you are under specific government rent control laws, thats about it.

Its the landlord property, and you are a renter, you are given a lease to pay X amount for X time you are there.

If the woman with cats wont comply, well she will get a 30 day notice to move.

PS i have 3 cats...so its not about the cats!


Senior Member
24 Hour Notice -

Ca Civil Code allow LLs to enter property with 24 hour advance notice. Cats need to be put in containers/crates, or as mgmt suggests. Tenants can come home during lunch and take care of them or perhaps, one resident who will be home can take them for a few hours. The fact that you have pets is a priviledge and not a right. Don't make mgmt regret that they allow residents to have animals in their apartments.

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