Hi Joseph,This is regarding the...
Hi Joseph,This is regarding the question that I asked you yesterday."I am a current tenant in the building in Downtown Los Angeles. Some people have broken into my apartment
, changed the locks and now they are squatting
there. Security that was on site was aware when these people came in with the locksmith, he never asked for the locksmith his ID nor he asked for the people who were going to the apartment. He just told them that they cant do it , they are not allowed to open the doors because they are not on the lease but he didnt notify neither policy, office nor me. And now I have some people living in there. I emailed this to the corporate, sending them videos of everything what happened, including security confirming that he never asked for the ID, and that he was aware where they are going, and that he didnt do anything about it. Everything is on the video. So it was a full incompetence on his part. I asked building to terminate the contract with me because I wanted to leave this apartment, they agreed to eliminate the termination fee which is 2 months rent but they said that the apartment has to be empty when they inspect it. I dont want to deal with the people who are inside so I just want the building take over the apartment. Do I have any leverage here and what are my options? Thank you"You suggested me:
"1. They breached the contract by not providing a safe and habitable residence to you. The hav e to provide was is called a "Warranty
of Habitability" obviously allowing squatters to come in breaches that warranty. They also owe you a duty of good faith and fair dealing. They breach that by requiring you to deal with a problem they created by their negligence.2. Negligence. When one party is negligence they have breached their duty of care and reasonableness (just like in a car accident). They are liable for any damages
reasonably foreseeable from their duty of care NOT YOU."Management wants to give me 3 days notice pay or leave, or they start an eviction
.Whats the chance of me winning this case if they pursue legal action?
They might rely on the fact that these are the tenants that I rented my apartment to, and therefor I'm responsible for them, so they have to technically evict me.
But these people left for 2 days. and then they came back by changing the locks with their locksmith and with securities awareness if it. So what would happen now?