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Tenant violating settleme (by Marvette [CA]) Sep 17, 2020 4:21 PM
       Tenant violating settleme (by RB [MI]) Sep 17, 2020 4:39 PM
       Tenant violating settleme (by LAMAC66 [GA]) Sep 17, 2020 4:40 PM
       Tenant violating settleme (by Steve [MA]) Sep 17, 2020 5:47 PM
       Tenant violating settleme (by Mike45 [NV]) Sep 17, 2020 8:46 PM
       Tenant violating settleme (by Salernitana [CA]) Sep 17, 2020 11:04 PM
       Tenant violating settleme (by Salernitana [CA]) Sep 18, 2020 1:39 PM

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Tenant violating settleme (by Marvette [CA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 4:21 PM

One of our 2 tenants filed a lawsuit against us in 2019, wrongly accusing us of countless habitability issues, approx. 1 week after we put the property on the market. Although she had not 1 single shred of evidence, nothing at all to support her claims, the case was settled at mediation, although she refused any and all offers of a buyout, and will not move. She wanted money and she got it. She is now violating the Mediation Settlement Agreement, threatening to sue us again, wrongly accusing us of lying, stealing, exhibiting verbally abusive behavior and making excessive demands that are not a landlords/managers responsibility. What can we do to have the settlement agreement enforced? Do we have to wait until she sues us again? Our property manager just quit, saying that it took too much of an emotional toll on him. My husband had a stroke 2 years ago and can no longer manage the property, which is why we wish to sell it. The Richmond Rent Board and city of Richmond offers no help to landlords being harassed by their tenants - they only help tenants and assume that all landlords are wealthy owners of multiple apartment complexes. Does anyone have a similar situation or advice?


Tenant violating settleme (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 4:39 PM

Respectfully, get it sold. --199.192.xxx.x

Tenant violating settleme (by LAMAC66 [GA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 4:40 PM

Get a new attorney --47.36.xx.xx

Tenant violating settleme (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 5:47 PM

If either party of the lawsuit violated the terms of the settlement then an attorney could have the matter brought back before the court to make them comply. You need to find a decent attorney to bring them back to court. --71.174.xxx.xx

Tenant violating settleme (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 8:46 PM

You say that the tenant filed a lawsuit against you. So the Mediation Settlement Agreement was part of a judicial proceeding. That means that your attorney should be able to have the written Mediation Settlement Agreement entered as a court judgment and enforced.


Tenant violating settleme (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Sep 17, 2020 11:04 PM

Would you consider hiring an attorney? Todd Rothbard in San Jose is considered to be a very good attorney, and at least you could reach out to his office for free.

I am sorry about the issue, and I've heard about similar stories in the San Francisco Bay Area. Take care. --107.142.xxx.xx

Tenant violating settleme (by Salernitana [CA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 1:39 PM

I just spoke with someone at Todd Rothbard's office, regarding my own issue. The receptionist noted that a general consultation is free. I have used their free tools from their website over the years.

I understand how you feel, and I often chat about tenant issues with a landlord in Berkeley. You might at least call Todd Rothbard's office for advice if you haven't found a solution.

Best of luck and take care. --73.93.xx.xx

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