Even though I didn't smoke.As well as the landlord herself was at location the day I was moving out I do not believe she came in that day but she was right at the door and she did not smell nothing video as well as my personal keys were accidentally locked inside the unit and when we return to... Read more »
Arkansas Code Annotated § 18-16-305 specifically addresses refunds of security deposits. Subsection a(2) specifically requires any damages which are subtracted from the security deposit must be itemized and delivered to you in accordance with the remainder of the statute within 60 days of...Read more »
Im buying a property with tenants that still have several months left in the previous owners lease agreement. Can I void that agreement with my own, or do I have to honor all the parameters of the previous owners lease?
As the new owner, you will be required to honor the existing lease agreements. Review the existing lease agreements. They may contain language which will enable you to terminate them early. If they don't, then you will likely be required to honor them until the end of the lease term.
My landlord tells me I will lose my security deposit for breaking my lease. My initial lease term was 12 months and he says my lease automatically renewed, however there is nothing in my lease stating that it will automatically renew, in fact it gives no direction for what happens when my lease... Read more »
Without seeing your lease and the exact language of the lease I cannot offer specifics. However, generally once your lease term expires, unless there is a specific clause to the contrary, your tenancy becomes month to month. At that point, either you or your landlord can end your tenancy by...Read more »
Are you wanting to schedule a free consultation? You can call (501) 891-6000 Monday to set something up. It probably goes without says, but your landlord is not allowed to lock you out of your home. However, you should be aware that if you had not been staying in your home for awhile and if you...Read more »
Generally, it depends on the language of your lease. Does your lease give the landlord the right to change the terms before it expires? If not, then your landlord would have to wait until the end of the lease to change any terms. If your landlord gives you notice that he intends to change the...Read more »
I have been unable to find work in the construction field during this epidemic and have had to carpal tunnel procedures gun before that and have not been able to work being the only provider in the house I have fell behind on rent
It appears that Bankruptcy may be a viable option as many grapple with Covid impacts right now. Many states and local governments stayed evictions due to the pandemic so that may be applicable in some manner.
It would be best to consult with a BK attorney to explore what options are best...Read more »
If you gave him a good forwarding address and he didn't send you a refund of your deposit or an itemization of how the deposit was used (i.e. repairs, unpaid rent, etc.), then you can sue your landlord in small claims court. If you win you may be entitled to additional damages if your...Read more »
The property manager orally promised to not let anyone enter the property unless the tenant was told. A repair man was supposed to repair the oven door because it would not shut completely, even with it on. The property manager told the tenant that the repair man would come on the weekend and the... Read more »
If you have a Lease Contract, then it probably allows this or generally makes repairs the Landlord's duty. You are lucky to have such a Landlord. I doubt you would have any damages even if the Contract prohibited this unannounced visit. Irregardless, there is no cause of action.
Generally, changing the locks to remove a tenant is considered a self-help eviction and it is illegal in Arkansas. I would need more information to provide you with a better answer as far as what your rights and remedies are.
I have fallen behind on my storage unit monthly payments. The guy cut my lock off and let my separated husband put his lock on. Now I can get my washer and dryer out of there because my estranged husband wont let me in the unit.
Yes, but only after they have followed the correct lawful processes for providing notice to the renter. It is possible that your husband bought the contents at auction, but that is pure speculation. You should contact a local consumer affairs attorney for advice on your specific situation.
You should include the style of the case at the top of the objection (i.e. the parties' names and case number). You should state in your objection that you object to the issuance of a writ of possession and then state the reasons why. You need to sign the objection, include your address and...Read more »
The fact that he is not hiring someone else to fix the electrical issues will not be a defense to an unlawful detainer suit (an eviction lawsuit), if he files one. If he decides to sue for an eviction because you haven't been paying rent, there's a good chance he'll win. Arkansas is...Read more »
If the tenant has quit possession, you can take possession of the unit. To recover rent, you'll likely have to file suit and get a judgment. That may prove difficult if you are unable to locate them and serve them with a summons and complaint.
This notice is simply the first step a landlord must complete before they file a lawsuit in Court to have you evicted. The sheriff can not and will not do anything until they have a writ of execution from the Court, which is the document that commands the sheriff to forcibly remove you from the...Read more »
My lease isn't up until Oct 31 but she text me saying that effective today, I have to be out by Aug 31st because "it would be easier on them to show it if the house was vacant". She has shown the house on Sunday and last night without 24 hr notice and showing again tonight. The lease... Read more »
If your lease agreement says it runs through the end of October, the landlord is not allowed to force you to move out simply because they want to show the house. They have a contractual obligation to you, and forcing you to move out early would be a breach of that agreement.
Regardless of whether there's an explicit lease term about it, by leaving early you are breaching the lease and you will be liable for rent until the landlord is able to re-rent the place. If he has a deposit on hand from you, he can take rent out of that until it's gone. You'll...Read more »
You can sue to have him evicted. Non-payment of rent is grounds for you to pursue an "unlawful detainer" suit. That's a fancy way of saying they're there without having paid rent when it was due. You have to give them notice to quit possession of the property. It's a...Read more »
The lease agreement was signed on June 30th and I contacted the landlord on July 1st to let him know I could no longer rent the property. I was no longer able to pay. He denied and is now requesting 1st months rent due in three days. I have no way of paying and can not afford legal fees. What are... Read more »
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