Renters and Telephones
August 28, 2008 1:40 PM Subscribe
Telephone lines: whose obligation? Renting in an unincorporated area
posted by small_ruminant to law & government (4 answers total)
Can anyone point me to the rules for renters in unincorporated areas? Are they just out of luck?
Someone rented the top half of a house and now it turns out the phones don't work. The landlord says the tenants need to pay the phone companies to put the lines in. Phone companies have always told me that this was the landlord's responsibility.
The landlord is also doing renovations to the bottom half of the house that he said would be finished by the end of August, but it's clear there's no way that will be the case. In the meantime he and his workers are tromping right though the top half of the house without even knocking.
Moving ALL.THAT.STUFF! again would be horrifying but is that their best bet?
This is in California, in the Bay Area.