Need help. Mother's tenant is being evicted (refusal to resign rental agreement and stopped paying rent stating home is inhabitable; though items on her list have been fixed) This is now going to court. The tenant requested a jury trial and wants 2 years of free rent and named other requests on court document that I won't bore you with.
1. Does the tenant have the right to request a jury trial b4 seeing a judge without any objections from our side?
2. I can't get straight answer regarding whether or not the City of Baldwin Park is under the Los Angeles Rent Stabilization Ordinance. Their housing department didn't know and couldn't answer me. Does any one here know? If so, in the 20 years+ my mother has owned the property she has never been asked, paid for, or recieved documentation that the city was under this ordinance.
3. We have licence contractor to inspect the home, signed documents from exterminators that were sent to her home 3x this year, and one neighbor whose willing to provide only a written statement on my mother's behalf. Still this is a scary situation for her, she is in her 60s and depends on the income of the property. Please advise, the lawyer is not that helpful with providing her information. Dennis Block is who she is using.... more