23 Jul CA tenant eviction, not on lease. What’s the law?
Hi redditors. Need help for a family friend in Big Bear, CA.
Background: They rent a room in a house from the legal tenant. Never signed a lease, pays cash for the room. They moved in there in January. They have panic attacks. Had a breakdown this weekend and is currently in the hospital. Maybe be released tomorrow. Lease holder called them in the hospital and told them they need to be out by tomorrow or all stuff gets thrown out. Owner doesn’t know that lease holder rents rooms.
What are the options here? They’re paid up until the end of July. They have a reptile, but have been told no one is allowed in the house to feed it. Plan is to pack up before the end of the month and move home (far away from the area). Hospital is trying to get a social worker involved, but is this legal?
I’m not sure what the lease holder’s side of this story is, so there may be something we’re not being told by our friend.
All help appreciated. I’m 2,500 miles away so I’m not much help. 🙁