California  |  Landlord & Tenant Law

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Asked on: 1/31/12, 4:22 pm

I live in Novato CA. I have subleased a room in our home since my father passed away. It was a 2-rm in-law unit in large home. I rented it to a man w/2 children which were supposed to be here minimally. We had an oral agreement until we could decide on bills to see how much they increased and the amount of time the kids were here. He got verbally abusive to my Mother and me at 2 different times. I am scared of him. He gave us a week notice from an email and is moving out today. He moved in on 15Dec paying $1000 rent and $2250 deposit. He now demands we pay him his deposit tonight upon departure. Don't we have rights? Doesn't he have to give 30 day notice and we have 21 days after he leaves to return his deposit. He also painted the room an ugly color green. Shouldn't he have to paint it back to original color?

Please let me know.

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