Hello,I am currently a Middlebury student in Vermont beginning a graduate program at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA in August. I was trying to rent a place remotely--and got scammed.(1) The Landlord gave me a false identity until the contract
was signed. It turns out he is a registered sex offender
(felony aggravated sexual assault of a minor). I would not feel safe living there, with this guy having keys to my apartment. It would ruin my "quiet enjoyment" of the place.(2) The "apartment" does not exist. It is actually a house, where he lives.When I told him I wanted out of the rental agreement, after learning his real name, he threatened to stalk me at university and serve me with an unlawful detainer notice.I won't even be in California until August 20th, but I signed the rental agreement to begin August 1st. So he could "evict" me before I even get there, which I fear will damage my credit.Do you think you can help me?
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: No, not yet
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Thanks! The first message above has most of the details.