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Landlord's property is in Los Angeles and is under rent control. Tenant in property is on Section Eight and was given a 90 day notice that lease will not be renewed on May 11, 2014.

Tenant informed Landlord that he did not want to move but will advise his ad-visor of landlord's notice on 2/19/14.

Tenant did not do so, landlord found out and informed Section Eight of the notice.

Section Eight sent tenant a letter to pick up voucher. Tenant ignores the request until 5/6/14 and finally tells landlord the voucher will be picked up on 5/12/14.

(Tenant has Section Eight re-inspection for deficiencies in March 2014 and does not make the unit available on day of re-inspection).

Tenant makes it difficult for landlord to repair the items to pass yearly inspection and does not make unit available for re-inspection. Unit is given a final date to inspect deficiencies by Section Eight before abatement. Section Eight makes landlord responsible for unit re-inspection.

On 5/12/14 re-inspection occurs and passes after making it difficult to repair deficiencies.

Prior to re-inspection Landlord reminds tenant of the 5/12/14 inspection and that his lease is up on May 11, 2014.

5/12/14 unit is made available for inspection and landlord sends tenant to a letter requesting tenants intent and to refrain from storing inoperable vehicle, running his lawn care business from his residential unit.

Tenant sends landlord this email.

I'm in the process of school finals, final project and test for school you are making it very difficult for me to concentrate on my studies and my peace of coming home. Please stop the harassment and the menacing conduct. Your action is interfering with my use and enjoyment of the premises. Please stop the all the emails. Please utilize the USA postal service for all future corresponding.

Notice tenant does not say he had picked up his voucher on 5/12/14, his intentions on moving, the removal of the inoperable vehicle that stores his lawn care business tools that sits in the back of the trucks bed. the numerous trash bins that is used for business supplies. My concern what do I do to execute my rights as a property manager when he does not address the concerns I wrote him about and changes the subject by focusing on being harassed instead of saying okay I will not conduct business or store items related to my business at my place of residence and I have or have not picked up my voucher but I am looking for a new residence as agreed.

Please give me your thoughts and suggestions and any experience in the Los Angeles courts, as it relates to harassment claims by tenant towards landlords. How did the courts rule?  Thank You



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