Mrs Jue has been the subject of a number of emails I've received over the years and especially since I moved out of my apartment on Van Buren Avenue, after a spirited battle I waged against her. And no, the emails were not solicited by me, but my people who read this blog.
Here's one I just got that the person insisted I publish.
My husband and I rented an apartment from Mrs. Jue in 2004 at 740 Oakland Avenue, Oakland. I should have backed out from the beginning, as she had it listed for $1025. The day we went for lease signing, it was raised to $1100.00 and a $1725.00 security deposit.
Well, she "lost" the security deposit, swearing up and down that it was never paid. Never mind I sent her several times, the cashier's check copy that she had cashed at Bank of America. I cannot count the number of times she called me at 10 PM and came banging on my door over this. When I threatened legal action, she backed off. She also started demanding a pet fee/deposit (non-refundable). When I pointed out to her that there is no such thing under California Landlord-Tenant law as a non-refundable deposit, she got crazy on me again.
After two years of constant electrical issues within the apartment and seeing how she mistreated poor Ted (her site manager), we gave our notice. Waited for our deposit and waited and waited. Almost three months later, she mailed an illegally backdated notice (to try to pretend that it was within the 21 days required by California law)..never mind that it was POSTMARKED on the date it was actually mailed. In it, not only did she deduct our entire security deposit for things that were NOT done (carpet cleaning, bombing for fleas, drapery cleaning, etc.), she demanded almost $5000 for back rent that she claims we did not pay. Now you know as well as I do that if your rent is five minutes late with her, she is on your case. But unpaid "rent" from almost two years prior? Give me a break. And she wondered why I started doing direct transfers from my bank to hers..paper trail.
I sent her an Intent to Sue letter. She responded by running a total of FIVE unauthorized hard inquiries on both my credit and my husband's (Experian) when she had no legal permissible purpose to do so. I was able to get all but one removed.
Ms. Jue is very much a racist; I heard her complaining to Ted (manager) that she didn't want any more blacks in the building and she didn't want ANY Mexicans. She has also stiffed every single vendor that she has ever had to deal with, which is why things don't get repaired without a fight in any of her buildings. Did she also send you guys a notice telling you not to use so much water, because it was costing her money? She complains about people and their credit, but she has more judgments against her than any one person I have ever seen, as well as tax liens.
Be glad you are out..I know I am.
The City Attorney's office and the Oakland Rent Board are aware of Mrs. Jue's abusive habits, but have done nothing about it. Time for action.