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I understand all of that -I am wondering if I can have someone of authority to come an inspect the house - I am on a month to month - so I am sending him a registered letter of my requests - I am not moving just yet - as the rent is still reasonable, and I can pay it - I just want things fixed - I can assure you it will get fixed if I can get an inspector come in !
is there somewhere I can look up single dwelling rights? I must have some - ( as far as month to month ) Am I more protected with a lease ?
P.S. I am in Los Angeles , California
Thank you !
this is the response I am writing to him
however , there is one more thing I would like to address , In my month to month it states I rent a one bedroom house - he has verbally excluded areas that are filled with his "stuff" which is old wood , planters chairs etc.
and in the basement has stored furniture but won't let me store anything there ???- I realize it sounds like I should move , but I am saving my money to buy a house !
although sometimes it can be unbearable !
here is my response :
This letter is in response to your letter dated July 19th, received July 23rd , 2013
In response to the rent increase, I am fine with the rent increase , but would like the following things fixed as it has been One year and 11 months and many visits for estimates .I was promised that the windows would be replaced. also the screens are nailed to the frames which makes it difficult to clean them .
Pathways will remain clear, except for the occasional supplies that might be there over night -
The fire department or any other department would have no problem accessing the property in case of a fire or emergency.
As for the repairs & painting - Per he County of Los Angeles Housing Authority, a 24 hour advance written notice is required before entering.The notice should state specific time of entry which must be duriing normal business hours .
I would also need to know so I can move curtains & and make arrangements to leave windows open and / or any percautions I will need to make because of fumes that might effect my dogs. Also lead free paint is require by law.
As you are raising the rent, I will require that you uphold the original rental agreement of providing a gardener for the property, as it has been nearly a year since this service has not been provided. The gardening upkeep has been done by me the tennat .Per your permission and your handy man, I have added a patio . you also provided the bricks for this.
Do You think I need to add or delete anything ?
Thank soo Much !
Thank You Again !
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