Stop landlords from exploiting tenants in Isla Vista

Stop landlords from exploiting tenants in Isla Vista

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Shannon Tam started this petition to Paula Perotte

As a current tenant living in an apartment in the small neighborhood of Isla Vista, or known as "IV", I have experienced exploitation by landlords. Whether it's major or minor maintenance, rent issues, or receiving security deposits back, tenants deserve to be protected. 97% of Isla Vista are made up of Isla Vista tenants, majority of whom are UCSB college students. Therefore, it is common that most tenants in Isla Vista are unaware or uneducated about tenant's rights and how to execute them, thus are easily exploited. There have been annual cases of people having trouble communicating with their landlords for maintenance requests, check-ups, or not receiving even half of their security deposits back. Landlords frequently overcharge services that tenants request just to have a proper, functioning place to live or worse, neglect these requests. As a population that is made up of almost all college students, we deserve to know our tenant's rights that do exist. 

This petition is aimed at preventing and further stopping landlords that have property in Isla Vista from continuing to exploit tenants. It should not have to be difficult or tricky to secure good housing, especially as a college student. The fight for tenant's rights is ongoing, and it's important to fight for current and future renters in Isla Vista!

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