Lanlord Refuses to Give the New Keys to the Tenant
The place I currently live in is a bit unique. ItÂs located at the top of the hill in Hollywood Hills, CA. Since all of the cars must be parked at the bottom of the hill there is an elevator that services the houses that are located at the top of the hill. The elevator is located in a tower, which can only be accessed through the key-locked gate. Once you get past the gate, you have to use another key to call the elevator and finally once you are inside of the cabin you have to use the key again to make the elevator go.
There is an Elevator Association that is responsible for the elevator maintenance. On December 1st, 2004 they had both the gate and the elevator re-keyed and posted a note telling the home-owners to pick up their keys from the Homeowners Association and for the tenants to pick up their keys from their landlords.
IÂm in a dispute with my landlord right now and he absolutely refuses to give me my new keys. Since December 1st I havenÂt had any access to the elevator, IÂve been having to use a very steep and long staircase (and on top of everything itÂs very dark at night Â it goes thorough very thick trees and itÂs quite scary when you are by yourself) to access my house, which makes it practically impossible for me to do anything. For example: I canÂt go grocery shopping, because I canÂt haul the heavy bags up that staircase (I barely make it up by myself as it is); I canÂt have a friend of mine over, because heÂs leg is broken; I canÂt move anything in or out - IÂve been needing to empty my storage but I canÂt now, because itÂs an impossible task without an elevator.
Please HELP!!! What can I do to make him give me the keys?