Eric Gudz on Tuesday gave another account from a Davis renter.
Reading to the council during public comment:
“A landlord asked me to vacate because she was bad at managing money and couldn’t afford to keep us there. She was going to Airbnb her bigger house and move into the smaller apartment herself. Because we were staying a week into the next month, she said why doesn’t she just keep the security deposit so we didn’t have to pay rent – and call it even.
“In fact this was a huge disadvantage to us. We calculated out in front of her to show her that no, she still owed us our security deposit back. She seemed uncomfortable. She eventually wrote it out. The check bounced because the account was closed.
“Whether she wrote the check and then closed the account or whether it was closed before and she wrote us money on old checks, we do not know. She hasn’t been responding to any of our messages for several weeks. We know that she’s home, because we ended up moving down the street and we see her outside all the time. We are not really sure what to do at this point.”