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Get deposit from a landlord abroad

Discussion in 'Credit, Debt and Collection' started by SwissFlyer, Jul 21, 2021.

  1. SwissFlyer

    SwissFlyer Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello,

    When I was renting a room in Santa Cruz, CA, my landlord and his mother was systematically harassing me, then illegally evicted me and did not return to me the rest of the rent and the deposit.

    The official landlord whose name was written on the lease and to whom I paid the rent possesses that house in Santa Cruz, but lives and works in Russia.

    His mother who was representing him lives in that house, but supposedly does not have a bank account, perhaps not employed, does not have a car etc.

    If I get a judgement against them, would there be any way to enforce it and get my rent and deposit back?
     
  2. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    It's extremely unlikely that you'll see any money, even if you win.
     
  3. PayrollHRGuy

    PayrollHRGuy Well-Known Member

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    While I doubt you would ever see any money either a judgment against the landlord may allow you to place a lien on the house.
     
  4. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Just so you're aware, this is a meaningless allegation without any facts to back it up.

    How so?

    There is no conceivable way for anyone here to know this (beyond what "PayrollHRGuy" mentioned about putting a lien on the property).
     

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