More notices from the lawyer were posted on March 25, 2012.
NOTICE TO TENANTS:
Information for Service of Process, Notices and Demands
The person authorized to manage the premises is: Carrington Property Services LLC at 1610 E. St Andrews Place, Suite B-10, Santa Ana, Ca 92618; Telephone (877)616-2777.
The name and street address of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner for the purposes of service of process and receipt of all notices and demands from tenants occupying the Premises is: Ruzicka and Wallace LLP, 16520 Blake Parkway, Suite 280, Irvine, Ca 92618.
Information for Payment of Rent
Rent Payments should be made payable to Carrington Prepoerty Services LLC and delivered to Carrington Property Services LLC at 1610 E. St Andrews Place, Suite B-10, Santa Ana, Ca 92618; Telephone (877)616-2777. Rent payments may be made personally during business hours or 8:00am-5:00pm, Mondays through Fridays, excluding legal holidays. Rent payments may be made in the form of cash, check, cashiers check or money order.
Hmmm. This is not a demand for rent. It does not say how much is due or the date it is due by.
NOTICE TO ENTER DWELLING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1954, the Owner and/or its agents, employees, or contractors will enter the premises on or about Wednesday, April 1, 2013 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00pm for the purposes of inspection to determine if repairs and services are necessary. Carrington's contact information is also listed along with the lawyer info on the second page of this notice.
Back page to both notices:
We had a friend in Santa Ana stop by Carrington's office at the address above to make sure it was a legit business. It was a highly secured building with cameras and security guards patrolling the parking lot. She was stopped upon entry. She explained she was there to check into paying rent and showed the guard the documents. He was confused and directed her to the security guard at the front door. That guard was also confused and said she was not allowed to enter the building without an appointment or an authorized key card. He had never had anyone try to pay rent there before. He stated: "I don't think that's what they do," and handed her a business card that references a different suite number, #B-150 and different phone #949-517-7000.
On May 1st we posted this to our door:
May 1, 2013
To Whom it May Concern:
You DO NOT have permission to enter the premises. We have requested verifiable proof of ownership of 3558 Seafarer Drive. This has not been provided to us. We will allow access for repairs ONLY after we are able to verify that you (or any other person, contractor, etc) has been hired by the legal owner.
You may provide this information via email at: email@example.com
Once we are able to confirm the above, you may email to arrange a time for repairs.
Shelley Olson and William Horenburg