My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
I live in San Jose, CA and my apartments had a water broke and reconstruction is going on.
The current problem is the unbearable noise like thunderstorm or earthquake since the restoration staff broke down the wall that my room shares.
Although I requested the lease office to change my unit, they turned me down and they said it might be possible if I cancel my contract and make another one on the market value, which is over 12% increased from my current rate.
But my contract started only 3 months ago and its period is for 16 months.
The lease office said that water broke wasn't their fault, so, I need to file my request to the restoration company.
They provided unit change at the same rate to the residents in the units affected by water and needed to be torn down and reconstruct, but they can't provide that to me because there is no physical damage in my unit.
I'm worried about the noise and air contamination because the reconstruction site is right next to my unit. Moreover, I can't use elevator because the reconstruction staff use that frequently and I don't want to ride with construction waste.
The water broke is not my fault either and I don't know why I pay my rent fully while living in a terrible apartment.
I don't know how I solve this problem...