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Old 09-09-2013, 11:14 PM
 
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I misplaced my lease and I requested a copy from my landlord and she just ignores me. I have requested 3 time now over the past Two weeks, I also enlisted the help of my father which is a real estate broker to be a mediator between us since I cannot get a answer from her. My father spoke to her and she claimed she emailed me a copy 3 times (no such email exist on my end and this is the first time in 3 years I have requested one) she told my father that she would email him a copy (that was 7 days ago and still nothing)

I'm not sure why she would refuse to send me it. Do I have any options in getting a lease or am I just Sol?

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Old 09-10-2013, 05:30 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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An emailed copy of your lease is not what you want as it likely won't have signatures on it unless the LL scans and sends it. Send her a return receipt certified mail letter asking her for a hard copy of the lease by return mail. You absolutely have a legal right to demand a copy of your lease. You may have to pay the fee for copying and mailing.
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:04 PM
 
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Lol WTF is wrong with people? I had tenants lose a copy of a lease. They ask for one I simply say come by the house ill have one ready. JC

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Old 09-11-2013, 05:27 AM
 
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Why don't you just proactively offer her $20 cash for a photocopy of the lease? Sounds fair since you were the one to lose your copy.

That also shows you have some respect for her time - as my Grandma says, "you'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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I believe if you check the California sticky and Landlord must supply one copy annually upon request...

If additional requests are made... a charge to cover expenses may be billed.

http://www.housing.ucsc.edu/cro/pdf/...-agreement.pdf
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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Agreed with above - if you're on good terms (or even mediocre terms) with the landlord, try to stop by her office and have her make you a photocopy. Might be worth mentioning that you want a copy to be sure you uphold your responsibilities as a tenant, which will make her far more likely to help you out.

Also agreed that she may charge for an additional copy... but it shouldn't be an outrageous amount. There's also the possibility that she misplaced it, too, and doesn't want to admit it. Either way, the "catch more flies with honey" thing usually works in most cases!

Good luck! Let us know if you are able to get a copy. It's been two years for me, and I still have yet to see an original copy of my lease agreement (which in my state, CT, makes any agreement null and void).
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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Why don't you just proactively offer her $20 cash for a photocopy of the lease? Sounds fair since you were the one to lose your copy.

That also shows you have some respect for her time - as my Grandma says, "you'll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."
Why should a tenant have to pay for this is a mystery to me. It's about 2 minutes of time and a few sheets of paper. If you scan and email it is even less.

to the OP why don't you drop by their office and stand there smiling until they hand you a copy?
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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She's doesn't have a office to stop by, she works two jobs and her husband is a used car salesman.

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Old 09-12-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Excerpted from California Civil Code 1962—Landlord’s Responsibility to Provide a Copy of Rental Agreement

4) Provide a copy of the rental agreement or lease to the tenant within 15 days of its execution by the tenant.

Once each calendar year thereafter, upon request by the tenant, the owner or owner's agent shall provide an additional copy to the tenant within 15 days.

If the owner or owner's agent does not possess the rental agreement or lease or a copy of it, the owner or owner's agent shall instead furnish the tenant with a written statement stating that fact and containing the information required by paragraphs (1), (2), and (3).
(b) In the case of an oral rental agreement, the owner, or a person acting on behalf of the owner for the receipt of rent or otherwise, shall furnish the tenant, within 15 days of the agreement, with a written statement containing the information required by paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of subdivision (a). Once each calendar year thereafter, upon request by the tenant, the owner or owner's agent shall provide an additional copy of the statement to the tenant within 15 days.

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Old 09-12-2013, 11:00 AM
 
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Cool well?????

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I misplaced my lease and I requested a copy from my landlord and she just ignores me. I have requested 3 time now over the past Two weeks, I also enlisted the help of my father which is a real estate broker to be a mediator between us since I cannot get a answer from her. My father spoke to her and she claimed she emailed me a copy 3 times (no such email exist on my end and this is the first time in 3 years I have requested one) she told my father that she would email him a copy (that was 7 days ago and still nothing)

I'm not sure why she would refuse to send me it. Do I have any options in getting a lease or am I just Sol?

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what is all this? Maybe your device is not compatible w/hers? Geez....

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