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Old 03-27-2015, 11:12 PM
 
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Once all attempts have been exhausted the only course left to pursue would be legal action if you are up for it.

I've helped a few friends and coworkers craft letters to former landlords simply citing California law and the desire for an amicable outcome... so far they have all been successful.

One individual really did not have a clue and I tried to intervene... he had just bought the building and was new to Landlording... his wife or daughter... not sure which said there was nothing to discuss and if my friend wasn't happy she could sue... I said I was sorry to hear that and reached into my coat and said you have been served... her look was priceless.

Now that I had their attention I went on to say that I manage rental property and it would be a good idea if they could run it buy their lawyer... maybe someone that helped with the purchase... I was invited to sit down and their lawyer advised them to cut a check on the spot... end of story.

Sometimes all that is required is letting the facts speak for themselves once you have someone's attention and above all be reasonable...
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Old 03-28-2015, 04:33 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Sometimes all that is required is letting the facts speak for themselves once you have someone's attention and above all be reasonable...
If only more people would sit down and discuss issues rationally instead of rushing to sue, the court calendars would be drastically lightened! As evidenced by the huge percentage of small claims court cases which are settled through mediation on court day before the parties even get in front of the judge.
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