My question involves an eviction in the state of: California
I received a 30 day comply and quit notice for having a pet in my unit without written consent from the landlord yesterday. I got a dog a month ago and received a formal complaint that she was barking. Upon receiving this notice, I enlisted a friend to watch her during the day while I'm at work. Initially, my landlord offered to let the dog stay for a $1000 pet deposit. However, a week later, he retracted the offer saying he wants me to move out. Seems pretty cut and dry but there's a few things that make this seem a little fishy to me:
1) I saw an classified ad for my specific unit posted 3 weeks before I even bought the dog. The unit was listed for $50 more a month and stated "Pets considered with $250 deposit." Upon notifying my landlord that I found the ad, he retracted the offer and served me with the comply or quit notice. (I took a screen shot of the ad).
2) There are 4 other units with dogs in this building. Some of which bark. I also have video footage of dogs barking in the other units. Additionally, a downstairs neighbor has had a dog for a year while living in the building. No pet deposit was required when he moved in and as soon as I got my notice, he got a 30 day comply or quit notice for being in breach of his lease agreement.
3) I moved from the 3rd floor to the 2nd floor in February and the landlord stated that I needed to sign another one year lease. I never received a lease and contacted him about signing (but with no avail). If I can't get a copy of the lease, how could I possibly get written consent? Furthermore, before moving to the downstairs unit, I asked about getting a dog and the landlord agreed. If I don't have a formal written agreement lease, how can I be in breach of contract; especially since I was given oral consent to have a pet?
4) Landlord is demanding I move out by June 30th but I received the notice on June 2nd so doesn't that mean I have until July 2nd?
5) I filed a complaint with HUD for illegally raising the rent. My rent in the previous unit was $1100 and now it's $1200 but I live in a rent controlled building.
Basically, my question is: Is my landlord trying to get me to move under threat of an eviction so he doesn't have to pay a relocation assistance fee? Is it me or is my landlord acting particularly shady?
Any nuggets of wisdom would be greatly appreciated...