My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: CALIFORNIA
I need to know what the laws are on giving proper notice in changing the terms of a month to month rental agreement. I was sent a letter today that the owner of the home we have rented for 5 years is going to now be managed by a property management company effective immediately. I thought before they can change the terms of our agreement from going from an owner to a PM Company that a 30 day notice has to be served as our rental agreement only has the owner's name and address on it. No addendum has been sent just a typed letter from the owner. There is no address of where my rent is to be paid and I have always paid it through a bank transfer. Now I being force to send checks to an address unknown all of a sudden without any notice?? Plus I was also told she will no longer take any phone calls from me that I have to go strictly through the PM Company? I thought I had the right to contact the owner at any time especially if the PM Company is not following through on any requests for repairs.
We find this odd after 5 years and considering she only has this home that she rents. She is woman who says she has no money to fix the repairs that we have wrote letters about for over a year. Also since a bad rain storm in December 2011 we ended up with a huge roof leak in 2 bedrooms that have yet to be repaired and several other issues and we now have to deal with a PM Company?? If she wouldn't repair them, what makes me think a PM Company will.. This is very weird and have been looking for a new place since the roof leak. But to be told this all of a sudden that we can no longer call her, seems like our rights have been violated. I was an apt mgr for over 15 years and laws have changed over the years but I know this can't be right.. Can you please help me on this?? Any info would be greatly appreciated!!