Lease Illegally Unilaterally Imposed: City Said NO!
How would you react if you received an UNILATERAL demand to sign a new lease? The City and Tenants agreed Ross Gentry went too far.
Notice usage of “Legal.” As if he is the warden and we are ruining his version of how people MUST behave in a courtyard. He actually has imposed much of this on us. Despite the City’s decision.
Many left … but some can’t or do not want to leave. We LOVE it here. Other than the Gentrys and Roberts/RHB who support all he and his wife does, says and writes.
Read some typed exerts. SO much more I could write about this.
IF this isn’t scary, repressive or oppressive or YES, HARASSMENT, then what is??
#4: ROSS Gentry decides WHAT is “unnecessary, excessive or disruptive noise …. Management reserves the right to enlist the Santa Monica Police for regulation of such unruly behavior.”
So the Police will come tell us to turn down our TV? Stop laughing? See Noise.
IF THAT IS NOT A THREAT TO USE HIS INFLUENCE with the Police or police us, what is?
He is ALWAYS talking about how his wife, Donna Gentry, is so close to City Officials. Police. Chamber of Commerce. PIO. Et al. Holding that over our heads all the time.
We were SHOCKED. Families, students, teachers, artists, retired folks. We were doing just FINE before the Gentrys took over and turned our lives upside down.
#6: “painting or hanging pictures or other items on any interior walls are allowed only with management’s prior written consent.”
WHAT? He’s now an interior decorator? WHAT law(s) give the manager the right to decide if we can hang something or not??
#8: I don’t see people shaking rugs. But if I can’t shake out my bathroom rug now and then, what to do? Shake it out over my tub? It’s not a tenement. People don’t shake it up often.
#9: “State law prohibits the use or storage of gasoline, cleaning solvents or other combustibles in an apartment unit.” My roommate found oil dripping onto her newly acquired car. Ross told us the resident(s) deny they own whatever is dripping. Then blamed the City for not helping.
We are not sure if whatever is dripping was finally removed. She doesn’t pull her car all the way in, under the storage unit.
#10: We can’t allow family or guests to stay more than one week? Meyte’s sister always visited from Mexico. She’d spend the summer with her family. NONE of us even knew or cared. Until Ross Gentry put Meyte and her family in a lot of grief. A personal vendetta against Meyte, #4, next to Ross.
Ask Marcy Bielma #24 about Ross’ treatment towards her Reuben. He didn’t believe they were married. NONE of his business.
Intoxication? We can’t get drunk in our own apartment? Not that I’ve ever been aware of anyone being drunk or disorderly since Tom #7 was evicted a few years ago (Yay!). Ask the tenants about WHO is sober or not here.
#14: “or if the manager has reason to believe there’s an emergency, manager shall have right to to enter resident’s unit without prior permission …” see Illegal Entries. Talk to Marcy Bielma, #24, about that!
Previous manager NEVER entered without permission, nor perceived any emergency.
ASK the tenants: WHAT UNRULY Behavior? HOW did we manage before the Gentrys moved in and did their best to make us silent and invisible.