If mold is discovered in the unit and landlord brings a worker to inspect the leak but instead landlord and worker present to look at the leak. After the tenant leaves the unit, the landlord and worker enter without permission or notice and install a hidden camera without ever telling tenant. Few days later during a mold inspection at tenant's costs (landlord never responded to reimbursement request) and the mold inspector finds the hidden camera. Tenant files a police report. Then landlord demands under CA Civil Code section 1954 to inspect but landlord is a no show with out any explanation. The landlord demands to bring contractor
in under a CA Civil Code section 1954, and tenant allows but requires landlord to provide identifying information of contractor and only one contractor as tenant is now very fearful of what landlord would do given the breaking in with the first worker who was really a security camera person who worked for the landlord at his business. How does the tenant tell this information to the judge in a UD action --- in the Response?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: Nothing has been filed but they threatened me that today they are starting the process.
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Lived in this unit for 1.5 years (2 year lease) and other two units have had mold since 2008 that landlord has ignored. I found this mold in August and then talked to neighbors
about their mold. We did our own mold tests and LA Public Health Dept came out and confirmed and now landlord has until 10/14/16 to fix. Landlord wanted to bring contractor which I allowed as long as one person and I was given his identifying information --- all this in light of landlord breaking into my unit to install hidden cameras/recording/streaming devices (to his office and hand-held device). Landlord brought three workmen and no identifying information and I limited him to one with the identifying information for my safety based on previous break-in. Landlord refused to come in. I contacted his lawyer and told him landlord has one more hour to come back with one person and identifying info but no one responded to me. Landlord is demanding my renters insurance (which I have) but he is also trying to claim I caused the mold and that my delay in allowing the contractor (I have already allowed mold inspectors in and landlord filmed the entire time he was in my unit by a concealed body camera and I did not know and he never asked permission)