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Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers

Q: I rent a room and the lady I rent from said I have to leave by Saturday. I get mail here. Is this legal??

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Nov 19, 2014

Answered on Nov 21, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Do you have a contract with her? If so, read the contract. I need to know more about the facts in order to answer this question.

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Q: My son in law rented a room from a 21 one year old young man and he went to jail for petty theft and the aunt is giving

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Oct 30, 2014

Answered on Oct 31, 2014

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Which "he" went to jail? More facts are needed, but the best thing to do is probably see an attorney immediately.

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Q: I need to take my landlord to small claims court to get my deposit back. I lost my copy of the lease. What should I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on Oct 16, 2014

Answered on Oct 21, 2014

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Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.'s answer
You may be able to subpoena the documents so that he brings them to Court with him, but that is easier if you have an attorney.

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Q: 20 days after moving out of an apartment I received a bill of 450 dollars for a single Stain on the carpet. Is the apart

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on Oct 21, 2014

Answered on Oct 21, 2014

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Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.'s answer
This would be a contract issue, and the law may be different depending on how many places your landlord rents out. Normally it is a question of whether the damage is part of the reasonable wear and tear, which depends on how long you rented the facilities and other factors. Simply put, there is no simple answer.

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Q: If a guest where I live becomes an unwanted guest can I have them removed or does that only come from landlord?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on Oct 5, 2014

Answered on Oct 8, 2014

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Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.'s answer
That depends on what the contract with the landlord says--if there is a contract.

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Q: Rent includes utilities.Can a landlord raise the rent if he decides you use to much utilities?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on Sep 8, 2014

Answered on Sep 9, 2014

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Paula J. Mcgill's answer
Look at your written lease about utitlities and adding additional appliances, among other provisions. If you don't understand your lease, take it to and attorney to read and explain it to you. As far as coming into your apartment for no reason, unless the lease says otherise, you are entitled to what is called quite enjoyment. As a result, under non-emergency, repair circumstances, or other instance set out in your lease, the landlord cannot enter your place.

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Q: I am holding a ground rent lease belonging to my deceased parents. How do I go about transferring this lease to my name

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland on Aug 11, 2014

Answered on Sep 5, 2014

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Thomas C. Valkenet's answer
The dead parent's estate must execute a deed, through the Personal Representative, passing title to the ground rent. A right to ground rent is an interest in land, and so it must be passed like any other interest in land, by a deed.

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Q: what do I do if a landlord refuses to take the rent from an administrator In an estate

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland on Sep 3, 2014

Answered on Sep 5, 2014

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Thomas C. Valkenet's answer
Context is important. Was the lease in default before you attempted to pay? What does the lease say about death of the primary lessee? What reason was given for the refusal? You raise many questions that must be investigated before you will get meaningful advice.

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Q: Lease agreement question

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland on Sep 3, 2014

Answered on Sep 5, 2014

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Thomas C. Valkenet's answer
If the other person is deemed a tenant, like you, then it is the landlord who would evict. Each tenant enjoys protections against the landlord's intrusions. But if the other person is deemed a sub-let, you step in the shoes of the landlord and can evict. Beyond this general answer, it will require having someone read your documents and interview you about all the facts.

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Q: I have to break my lease, but my landlord is requiring me to pay rent until he finds a tenant. Is this legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on Aug 28, 2014

Answered on Aug 30, 2014

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Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.'s answer
Your rights depend largely on the language of the lease. Consider getting a copy and consulting with an attorney.

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Q: Can a tenant sue his landlord for property damage due to neglect and untimely repairs?

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on Aug 14, 2014

Answered on Aug 14, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
Sure. But do not delay. There is a statute of limitations.

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Q: How do I notify my delaware tenants that I want them to leave if there is no lease?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Delaware on Aug 4, 2014

Answered on Aug 4, 2014

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Michael L. Sensor Esq.'s answer
If you have no written lease with your tenants, it's deemed to be a month-to-month lease. You must follow the requirements of the Delaware Landlord-Tenant Code to remove them. You can read the Code here:

http://legis.delaware.gov/Legislature.nsf/1688f230b96d580f85256ae20071717e/1f058f9cecf0e1bd85256f7000607756/$FILE/lanten.pdf

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Q: I rent month to month. However the landlord sold the house using a short sale. It has not closed yet. Can I request leas

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Jul 31, 2014

Answered on Aug 3, 2014

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Neville Bedford's answer
Sure, if you like the place. Ask for the new owner's contact information and set up a meeting, call , or discussion regarding whether they are interested in continuing the tenancy and under what terms.

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Q: if landlord terminates lease early does tenant still have to pay remander of lease

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on Jul 30, 2014

Answered on Aug 2, 2014

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Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.'s answer
That depends on the terms of the lease agreement and on the reason, if any, for the termination of the lease.

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Q: Do I have to pay my full rent if my yard is unusable? The yard was why I chose this park.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Jul 17, 2014

Answered on Jul 31, 2014

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Neville Bedford's answer
Review your lease agreement with a practicing attorney. Hopefully, you incorporated the park/yard maintenance as a term of the lease and you will have contractual rights that may be enforced. If not, you may have just learned an important lesson in contracting for important things... get it in writing.

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Q: Is the eviction process and notices different between residential and commercial properties in Rhode Island?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Jul 28, 2014

Answered on Jul 31, 2014

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Neville Bedford's answer
Yes, the laws and procedures (and defenses) differ substantially. Retain a practicing attorney to ensure the matter is handled professionally and effectively.

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Q: leasing unowned property

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Delaware on Jul 22, 2014

Answered on Jul 24, 2014

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Charles Snyderman's answer
If you're listed on the lease as the landlord, it's unlikely that the question of ownership will ever come up at trial.

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