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Old 07-24-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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Seeking help/advice ...

Long story short ... I've been renting a 'studio' unit in the state of California for over 3 yrs. Property consists of 4 one bdrm units, 5 garages, 1 studio, laundry room. Property is now in foreclosure - this is how I discovered the 'studio' I've been renting is illegal. Previously this unit was an additional two garages which were converted without proper permits being filed. I have been told that it is stated in the escrow papers that my unit must be returned to it's original state. I'm wondering what my rights are - is it 'legal' to collect rent on an 'illegal' unit?
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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You'll get better results if you post this in the renter's forum.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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We have seen many posts like this one. If you are receiving a benefit (a place to live) from the rent paid, yes! You have the right to move, if you quit paying rent you may be sued in court.
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Old 07-24-2010, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Coastal San Diego
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Your lease agreement is with your landlord. If you don't want to pay rent, move out.
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Old 07-26-2010, 01:44 PM
 
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I would stop trying to find a way out of paying your rent, IMO.
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