My question involves a roommate in the State of: California, San Diego
My roommate and I just signed the lease for one year two weeks ago. Now she refused to pay the security deposit which she owed me and the rent. She's only willing to pay portion of the rent which is about $175 less than what she's supposed to pay. She's also a racist, making racists comments about me and my nationality on a daily basis. Also she substantially interfered with me about lowering down her rent.
Although we're on the lease, but I found the apartment first. She answered to my ad about the small room, and we both have signed the "housing rules" which indicated the rent she needs to pay monthly.
I am just not sure in my case, which I am not a "landlord", but as a senior resident, can I evict her through legal process?
Thank you for your time for this,