They are the correct p[lace to assist you =)
Wishing you all the best, keep us posted!
The Coastal Team
You state you have been in this home for at least the last 7 month period. If you have a 12 month lease, then your term may be over soon. I would start to search for a new place to live now so you will have a place to go when your lease expires. Be sure to give your landlord plenty of notice of your intent to move. If you are staying then you may need to discuss your issues with a real estate attorney who can help you. We are not attorney's and can't give legal advice.
All the best,
I was floored to hear anyone say there is a high crime rate in Newport Coast. We have friends that live there and would be news to me. That said, maybe you have seen something they have not.
Options as I see them :
1) Move out Now by Breaking your lease and PAY the early termination fees, etc, etc, as governed by terms of the lease (( be careful to leave the home in move~iin condition to ensure you don't incurr additional cleaning expenses))
2) Get your Rights and Obligations explained to you - by talking to Fairhousing and/or Real Estate Attorney, Then either talking with or writing a letter to the landlord ((using guidelines explained to you))- To get things resolved once and for all.
Wish You Well,
I should have asked earlier - Are you renting a condo from an individual or an apartment from a large apartment community?
If a large apartment community, is there a Lease Break Clause in your lease?
There must be an HOA where you live? If so they would have known about this and should have revealed it to the homeowner(landlord). That should have been revealed as part of the disclourses if it is a rate higher than normal. It may just be, unfortunately, a sign of the time.
If you can find that in the HOA minutes you may be able to use that to terminate your lease. I am not a lawyer so that is not a fact that I can verify but it does give you ammo. ALso the landlord is required to keep the property functioning at the level in which you moved in, if he has not honored that you may, also be able to challenge the lease.
I advise my clients to always check with the local police department prior to moving into an area to see what is going on in the neighborhood. They are a great resource.
YOU may want to contact a renters rights group and see where you stand.
It is possible if the issues you are concerned with may be fixed by you and deducted from the rent. IF landlord agrees GET IT IN WRITING BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!
Hope you are able to resolve the issues in a friendly manner. Most landlords do their best to do the right thing.
OC Homes Realty
Is the rental managed by a company or by the owner? Is there a physical address you can to to speak with them? If the condition of the condition of the property is not as promised as in the lease then you should continue to fight to have the issues addressed, if an early vacate is not an option for you. But do not stop paying rent!
Below the link to the CA Department Consumer Affairs Landlord Tenant Handbook that will give you lots of info as to your rights and responsibilities as well as your landlords and what you can do to resolve issues:
Good luck and best wishes!
Being that you have submitted numerous request for repairs should bear some negotiating powers. You can always just ask the landlord to get out, t for he reasons above and include the crime rate. You can also try to get another rentor to take over you lease. Have then complete an application for rental and submit to landlord for approval.
Hope this helps...
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