Alhambra CA needs Rent control

Alhambra CA needs Rent control

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Alhambra, CA

#1 Jan 11, 2007
The other day the place I have lived in for 2 in a half years. Had serve me a 60 day notice even though we paid our rent on time. These people just bought the building and they are hell mean. I feel they need to go back to school and learn some politness skills.
We had paid rent on time and I was stupited to ask them if we pland to move do we give a 30 days and they where noisey about why we want to move and they wanted more detail on the matter. Then he said to me that he can give us a 60 days notice I say why he said if you don"t paid your rent on time I told him we had paid him his rent on time so why he had to bring that up. I just wanted to know about giving them a 30 day notice when the time has come.
Know we are serve a 30 day notice by law because they don"t have to tell you why they want you out because their is no rent control in the city of Alhambra.
Also because their is no rent control if they don"t like u for any reasons they can throw you out.
If you ask a question about anything they can throw you out. I feel old owners and new owners need to have rules to obey by the same goes for renters. I feel renters should know why are they are being ask to move out and their should be a reason why.
With out rent control these owners have no rules to follow and obey by they can raise your rent and they don"t have to follow the contract and they can treat you bad. They also don"t have to give you a reason why they are throwing you out.
With rent control they have to tell you why they want you out. They also have to obey the rules about raising the rent when their is going to be a rent increase.
Some people who are the owners they are not a people person they are just strickley for buisness and they are money minded and they do not care less how they treat you and they don"t come around pick up rent at a normal time of the hour.

I learn my leason well

I will not stay in a place that changes new owners and the new people can treat me like crap and if I ask them a question about moving they give me a 30 day notice and they don"t tell me a reason why.
I reather move then deal with these kinds of people.
Angry Tennent

Alhambra, CA

#2 Jan 30, 2007
I moved into a house in Alhambra Ca in August of 2001. Since then my rent has increased by nearly $500 dollars. my Pay has not increased but my rent has gone through the roof.
I learn from the property managers that since there is no rent control in Alhambra that he rent can be increased up to $500 in one year with only a 30 day notice. And if it is going higher there must be a 60 day notice.
No improvements to the property, or with any cause just an increase in rent when ever the landlord decide they want ot.
Shame on San Gabriel Valley for your inconsiderate treatment of renters. Everyone wants rental property...well you city of Alhambra should learn to protect the renters. You landlords are going to run all renters out with your poor treatment of renters.
Yes, it is time to buy. In most cases you have to have good credit to move into a rrental anyway..so why not buy?
JGB

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Oct 26, 2007
The city of Alhambra needs to protect renters, because the landlords of the properties here are slumlords. They do not even do normal repairs, and they do not obey the basic housing laws in LA county. It is like the wild wild west of rental property land. The landlords are like emperors, and they do whatever they want, as if they are above all rules of laws. It is time to change this unfairness in Alhambra to protect the unfairly treated renters. Please voice your experience and get together to fight for the justice for renters.
JGB

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Oct 26, 2007
Did you ever get your issue resolved?
Clandestine007

AOL

#5 Jan 3, 2008
My lanlord in in escrow! This place is a dump!!! How the hell did he ever sell? I pay $950 for a two bedroom. I can't afford any more. What are my rights as a tenet in Alhambra, CA.
JOHN

Igo, CA

#6 Jan 5, 2008
i purchaseed 2 on a lot in alhambra in 2001 b4 the bulk of the run up.i knew if i was going to retire i had better own a house so my costs would be more predictible.even so my taxes and insurance go up every year.i had to rent the second house to my sister as her rent went from $480 to $950 in 60 day period.here is what most renters dont realize.these people buying rental property in recent years have a huge negative cash flow on the property even after large rent increases.your payment on a duplex or triplex can be 3 to 5 thousand more per month than the rents collected.so my suggestion is to either move further out to a more affordable area or buy a house of your own.i made huge financial sacrifices and time spent to own mine. i am happy i did.best of luck to all!
Millie

United States

#7 Jan 29, 2008
i have been living in Alhambra for 2 years by now, and my rent started at $790. it became $820 in 2007, and it is now $860. well, i guess, it will soon be $890, which is $100 more than 2006. i think i have a fair deal until now, but if it become more than $900, i think i will move to other city which has reasonable rent control.
Rick

El Segundo, CA

#8 Jun 10, 2008
My rent started at $825 in 2002 for a 2 bedroom, now it's $1200. I don't know where I can move to since the rents are even higher all around. This sucks big time.
Angie

Alhambra, CA

#9 Aug 2, 2008
This is the name of the game... I purchased a rental property five years ago, and worked hard to attain it. I did not live beyond my means, made smart choices, and sacrificed. Why should I have to do these things, and have to subsidize someone elseís living expenses? The bank that holds my mortgage doesnít care if you havenít received a raise; they want the entire payment without excuses! Basically, if you canít afford it, MOVE!
Raquel

Rosemead, CA

#10 Nov 23, 2008
I paid my dues too! I am a registered nurse and make a decent living, and that doesn't mean I have the right to raise someones rent because "i worked hard for it", get a clue Angie! anyway, Karma is hard, hope the real estate market is working out for u, I guess when you see people with your set of thoughts, payback is just around the corner.
JOE

United States

#11 Dec 29, 2008
if you can afford to live here then dont. i read $900 for a two bedroom, which is GOOD. try 1200 for a single bedroom. You gotta pay to play, if you cant hang, then move into another city. Higher rent weeds out bad people and those who try to cheat renters.
wondering

Rosemead, CA

#12 Jan 11, 2010
is there rent control in monterey park? my lease is about to be over...wonder if my rent is going up? i pay $990.
Lisa Monterey Park CA

Glendale, CA

#13 Feb 4, 2010
No rent control in Monterey Park either. YOu have to pay a little more to live in a better area. But people should have a little more compassion, especially now during these harding times.
Rick

La Canada Flintridge, CA

#14 Apr 12, 2010
To Angie and Joe, I can afford the rent without a problem. it's just for the past 3 years before 2009, I got $100 raise on my rent each year. and the property is already paid for by the landlord. so there is no bank hunting his ass. so this WAS a matter of greed. I respect you if you are a fair and hard working landlord trying to attain your property but I wish you luck if you are just a greedy investor just trying to make a quick load.
Landlords Are Evil

Chapala, Mexico

#15 May 5, 2010
Iīm a senior who has owned several houses. but now rent do to circumstances which i wil not go into. I have owned and rented in Alhambra, Monterey Park, Long Beach and Orange County.

Being a Landlord changes most people and the cruelty comes out in them. Most hold even well behaved and good paying renters in contempt and turn on good tenants on a mere whim. Aside from unjust rent raises, a landlord does not even have to give a reason for kicking you out.

Avoid renting in non rent control cities. Thankfully, the large City of Los Angeles is under rent control, and LA still has many decent places to live. Many are surprised when they research rent control cities in our State

In Los Angeles County the followinf cities are under rent control .. City Of LA, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica

Rent Control is just and does much more good in our society than harm .. Rent Control ordianances did not occur in a vacuum, but was a reaction to landlord greem .. Rent Control has only been around since the 1970īs and I believe it all started in Santa Monica
Landlords Are Evil

Chapala, Mexico

#16 May 5, 2010
Keep it business like with your landlord .. never kiss Up .. the Landlord will play you for a fool .. if you landlord is weird, you may consider installing some hidden cameras in your place .. many landlords like to enter and snoop while your away, ever go through your personal stuff .. i believe that State law highly restricts lanbdlords entering and then only for pre noticed inspections

Can one imagine the legal consequences
Caring landlord

Antioch, CA

#17 May 23, 2010
We owned our condo right off 710/valley blvd and 10/60 for years.Our last tenants stayed with us for over 6 years.
It's a great location condo with 2 beds/2 baths along with our car garage.let me know if you are interested in our condo.We are only looking for a long term tenants.
JL(mvjl@yahoo.com)
Caring landlord

Antioch, CA

#18 May 23, 2010
We owned a condo on the upper level with car garage right below the unit.2 beds/2 baths with everything in the unit.
Right off 710/valley blvd/10/60.
Close to everywhere.Our last tenants stayed with us over 6 years.
Let me know if you are interested.
Oh,we only increase the rent when the HOA goes up.For the past 6 years,it went up once($25):)
mvjl@yahoo.com
Nikki in 91801

Alhambra, CA

#19 Dec 4, 2010
Rick wrote:
To Angie and Joe, I can afford the rent without a problem. it's just for the past 3 years before 2009, I got $100 raise on my rent each year. and the property is already paid for by the landlord. so there is no bank hunting his ass. so this WAS a matter of greed. I respect you if you are a fair and hard working landlord trying to attain your property but I wish you luck if you are just a greedy investor just trying to make a quick load.
Most landlords look at their property as a business, that's why it's called an 'income property' not a 'charity property.' Being a landlord for several years & having dealt w/ all types of people I have to say that for the most part landlords appreciate tenants who care for the property; doing so makes it more likely that we will work w/ you & try to be flexible w/ your situation.

As for expecting the rent never to go up well that's just unrealistic; the cost of goods and services continues to rise & landlords cannot be expected to always absorb those increases. As a landlord we have to be responsible for the condition of the property, repairs, property taxes, home owners insurance, etc. the perks of being a renter is you don't have to worry about those things. That perk comes at a cost, it's called your rent.

But the next time the county assessor comes around I'll tell him that you guys haven't received a raise @ work lately & see if he'll give me a break on those property taxes!
Allen

Pasadena, CA

#20 Feb 16, 2012
Angie wrote:
This is the name of the game... I purchased a rental property five years ago, and worked hard to attain it. I did not live beyond my means, made smart choices, and sacrificed. Why should I have to do these things, and have to subsidize someone elseís living expenses? The bank that holds my mortgage doesnít care if you havenít received a raise; they want the entire payment without excuses! Basically, if you canít afford it, MOVE!
What a horribly ungodly woman you must be. You're not subsidizing anyone's living expenses when the original agreement was based upon their income at the time. When someone accepts a rent amount, it is because they ARE living within their means..if they couldn't afford it, you as the owner would not have accepted their application in the first place. How heartless of you to accuse someone of living beyond their means when you've literally changed the contract faster and higher than any reasonable increase in cost of living expenses for anyone in any circumstance. What about your own investigation as to what your bank may charge you in the future and making rent deals accordingly..to set the price high in the first place so that someone has reasonable information to make a long term decision about? You have your home..but you would force someone out of theirs because you did lazy research about your bank loan? That's soooooo ugly of you and any other property owner..like the lady said, Karma is bitch..especially when you've been one too.

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