Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have been subletting a rent stabalized apartment for two…

Customer Question
I have been subletting...

I have been subletting a rent stabalized apartment for two years and never missed a payment.Rent is 1529 for a two bedroom. The person on the lease is leaving LA and gave notice to landlord. We wish to stay but credit is not good. Landlord has agreed to a co-signer but has incresaed rent to 1800/month and refuses our service dog who has also been with us for the entire time we have lived here. There are many pets in the building so this seems arbitrary. What are my rights

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Los angeles, california

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No no paper work no written notice from LL

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Thats about it other than we are very very well liked by the residents and have no issues. I am a senior (68) and my partner is 55

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
11/16/2017
Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 5 months ago
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 10,210
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court
Verified

Hello! I am a CA licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. Could you tell me please what kind of agreement you have with the original tenant? Is it a lease, is it month to month?

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
we have a month to month lease with the lease holder who has a lease with LL. leasholder is moving away and cancelling the lease with LL
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
answer?
Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

I see what you mean. One moment. I'm a slow typer. I'll be with you soon:-)

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

Thanks for your patience. There’s a lot to unpack here so I want to encourage you to read this carefully. Under state law, it is generally disallowed to evict someone on the grounds that they are using a service animal. It’s considered discrimination and it is not legal. Also, if you have reason to believe they are evicting you based on your age, then that is illegal as well. If those are too hard to prove or if they do not apply, then the rent stabilization ordinance for Los Angeles is going to control. If it is covered as a rent controlled unit, meaning that it was built before 10/1/1978, then they can only evict you under circumstances if you are not at fault. Generally, the reasons they can evict is if they want to use the property for their family member, they want it for a resident manager, they’re demolishing the property, the government is kicking them out,or they are converting it to an affordable housing unit.

A landlord in a rent controlled unit can only up the rent and utilities by a certain amount. Instead of me writing them all out, if you click here, you can find out more information to see if this amount is legal. If it is not, you should contact the City and they will be able to assist. What other questions did you have for me?

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Tina Your Own Question
Tina
Tina
Tina, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 5,436
5,436 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 17 years of legal experience including real estate law.

Tina is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

5,436 satisfied customers

17 years of legal experience including real estate law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

11,126 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,785 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

7,559 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,207 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,925 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
Here is my situation. I had a pet that was not on the lease.
Here is my situation . I had a pet that was not on the lease. I receive a letter to cease and desist . Remove the pet. Family came to visit about 4 mo later she brings pet for visit .maintence comes t… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
A friend was going to sublet with me, but never signed a
A friend was going to sublet with me, but never signed a contract with me, a renter/tenant agreement. Then moved out can I receive any legal punishment if she doesn't receive her deposit back … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
29,349 satisfied customers
Tina, I want to know if a utility easement is able to
Hello Tim Hello Tina, I want to know if a utility easement is able to removed … read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,687 satisfied customers
We were on a month to month lease. Our last lease expired at
Hello! We were on a month to month lease. Our last lease expired at the end of June 2017. Since then we have been paying monthly. There was never a discussion or written agreement about this situation… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
An apartment building is going up behind my house and I
An apartment building is going up behind my house and I would like to know my rights. … read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,687 satisfied customers
Tenant claims I have no right to use pet deposit to clean
Tenant claims I have no right to use pet deposit to clean house after her departure. Claims Georgia Code O.C.G.A. 44-7-30 through 44-7-36. … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Lawyer
10,210 satisfied customers
Month to month house rental I am the landlord. Tenants are
Month to month house rental I am the landlord. Tenants are behind 2 months rent. Due january 26 and February. 26 monthly 1.500/month which includes utilities I have been talking to thee husband and he… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
If you enter a month-to-month lease agreement with a
Hi, if you enter a month-to-month lease agreement with a landlord after consistently renting one and two year agreements previously, could you, at some point, change your mind and revert back to the t… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
4,034 satisfied customers
We bought and are living in a house that has a "utility and
Good morning! We bought and are living in a house that has a "utility and access" easement that covers 25' to each side of the centerline of our long driveway. However, 8' of the 25' on one side is on… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,785 satisfied customers
Is it legal to charge a pet free with each yearly renewel of
Is it legal to charge a pet free with each yearly renewel of the lease? … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I was parked on land owned by a utility company. The person
I was parked on land owned by a utility company. The person who called to towing company doesn't own the land. They do own the lot across the street and act like they own the parking spaces. What can … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,217 satisfied customers
I purchased a property with an above ground electric utility
I purchased a property with an above ground electric utility easement. The seller (a land development company) told me the utilities would be underground and electric lines were to be moved and it is … read more
Damien Bosco
Damien Bosco
4,153 satisfied customers
I'm a months to month renter in the same residence for ten
I'm a months to month renter in the same residence for ten years. I was given a 60 day non renewal without a reason in California. I haven't been able to find a place in that time. They said they coul… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
11,587 satisfied customers
I have a month-to-month rental and the landlord seems to
I have a month-to-month rental and the landlord seems to want to evict me. My rent has been paid on time, I don't deal drugs from the apartment but I think she wants me out. What notice does she have … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
My apartment landlord wants to charge me a $500.00 pet
my apartment landlord wants to charge me a $500.00 pet deposit "again". I paid my deposit 3 years ago but there is no record of it. … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
29,349 satisfied customers
Recently I contact city utility for my multi units house
Recently I contact city utility for my multi units house problem, they doubt there is some illegal construction and ask for inspection, I let them in, but they can not find any thing, now they want to… read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
1,062 satisfied customers
Can i have a pet visit a non pet unit. Orange county, ca.
what type of paperwork? all i have is a copy of my original lease from 7 years ago … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
What website can I use to find sublets? I'd like to find
What website can I use to find sublets? I'd like to find apartments that have subleases for a certain amount of time, for example: people that have to leave to another state or country and need someon… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
4,034 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x