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I am moving from were i live now due to its unfit for me and my grandkids its a garage i have no running water or a bath room when i movved in i knew it didnt have it but i was told it would be done.and he just turned off my electricity

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Im in California

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

I called the sheriffs to come they were told to turn it back on.nothing yet

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Last month i paid my rent and electrical bill andthe electricity was shut off from 6/06 till 6/28 i lost all my food that month and spent off and on at motels trying to keep cool.i am disabled and have children staying with me.

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Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 11 months ago
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Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 11 months ago

I am so sorry to read about your difficulties.

I have carefully reviewed your post. However, I did not see a specific question. What is your specific question?

Thank you for your cooperation,

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
What can i do since i stopped giving them my rent money due to fact im living in unsuitable unhealthy living conditions,since they have not done anything to fix it.no shower ,no bathroom nothing.
Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 11 months ago

Thank you for the information.

First and foremost, you need to find a way to vacate the property immediately. That is not a safe environment for you and your family.

You need to report the Landlord to City's Inspectional Services Department/Sanitary Code Department.

You should also file complaint with your DA/Prosecutor's office so that the Landlord could be criminally charged for the actions or inactions regarding your living situation.

Furthermore, you need to file compliant with your Attorney General's Office.

Lastly, you need to file lawsuit against the Landlord at the Superior Court in the County where the property is located to recover all rent paid. Click here to locate your Courthouse and forms and instructions.

Best wishes,

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