My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
I'm the current leaseholder on an apartment in Los Angeles. The apartment is not rent controlled. My landlord works through a management company, and I received written permission from the management company to sublet my apartment from August - January. I have a written agreement with my subletter, so everything is in writing.
Apparently the gentleman at the management company wasn't actually supposed to give me permission to sublet -- he got fired for a variety of things, including granting me permission, shortly after my subletter took over the apartment. Now the landlord is annoyed at the management company for the fact that there is a subletter in the unit, even though he isn't causing them any real problems.
However, there is currently an issue with parking that is small, but I'm wondering what the worst case scenario would be if the situation escalates. A new tenant moved into another unit, which has an incredibly tiny parking space (you can fit a smart car or motorcycle in it, but that's about it) and his car is simply too big for the space. I have a small car, so if he overlaps on my space when I'm there, it's fine, but my subtenant has a truck. It fits between the lines of the parking space, but is tight, and the new tenant can't take part of the spot when the truck is there so he's annoyed and complained to management. Management called me saying that it was ridiculous to have a truck in that space (even though it fits) and that he needs to move over. The subletter said he'd try his best, but that he was already over as far as he could go, so I'm thinking this issue might not go away.
Basically, my subletter isn't doing anything wrong or illegal, but another tenant is getting annoyed and I'm worried the situation might escalate. If things do escalate what's the worst case scenario? Can the management company evict my subletter if he isn't doing anything wrong? Can they break the lease with me? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!