SAN FRANCISCO - 7 On Your Side's Consumer Expert Michael Finney answers your consumer questions.
John from San Francisco asked: I won $1,000 from a lottery scratcher game. I sent it in as a claim, a month ago, but I still haven't received the check.
Why is it taking so long?
Congratulations on your lotto win, John! The California Lottery is currently looking at a six-and-a-half week wait before checks are mailed to the winning recipients. The wait depends on how many claims the California Lottery receives.
Mary Ann from Fremont asked: I bought a T.V. as a wedding gift for my niece from Costco. Can my niece take responsibility of the warranty?
Once your niece receives the TV set as a wedding gift, she can handle the warranty paperwork. If she needs help, the Costco Concierge Services will guide your niece through the manufacturer warranty process. Here is a link to their website.
Gail asked: I want to evict a tenant for failing to pay rent. What is the best way to go about an eviction?
It is best to use an attorney because it is easy to mess things up. The system says you should give the tenant three-days notice *in writing* that they're being evicted if they don't pay rent. It they still don't pay, you can file a lawsuit for an eviction.