Going against the lease agreement, in a BIG way!
Ok, where to start…..
I rent the back house, in a 2 address lot in Southern california. In June
they started to preform a re-model to the front house. The deadline was
supposed to be Oct. 1st and we were told that they would make the
construction as little of a burden on my family as possible. This is where
the story turns…
First it’s Dec. 1st. and the deadline seems nowhere in sight. The place is
completely gutted still, and I came to find out that my Garage had be
gutted as well, without my permisson, and they tore up the roof while all
my belonging sat below. It’s a mess…This was already getting me mad.
Then on monday, I wake up to find my entire walkway entrance to my
house was covered in piles of dirt. The dirt is from a fresh Ditch they dug
to lay new electrical wires. The ditch is right outside my door and is 4 ft.
deep. I have a 2 1/2 yr old daughter who I am now afraid to let outside,
because she could easily hurt herself. To make matters worse, I was
never notified that this was going to take place, and then i am told I have
to now enter my house from the contruction site, which by no means is
What Can I do?
Re: Going against the lease agreement, in a BIG way!
We certainly empathize with your unfortunate situation, especially in respect to your 2 year old child who definitely appears to be in “harm’s way” from the construction going on presently. Under the circumstances, you would have standing for constructive eviction or landlord’s breach of warranty of habitability. If you would like to contact us directly for your available remedies to this urgent situation, call us at your earliest convenience this week for a free consultation.
The Law Offices of H.M. Torrey
800 West El Camino Real, Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040