Without reading the divorce decree, it's difficult to say but in general, if the Court granted the Wife the exclusive use of the house and ordered the husband to pay the mortgage, then he has no standing to demand that anyone do anything. It may not be a bad idea for the Wife to engage the...Read more »
If I live in a home where I rent a room and I suspect that the other tenants are making illegal substance and dealing in stolen bicycles what can I do? I can't afford to move and I don't want to get anyone angry at me either.please help
As the saying goes, "You can't have your cake and eat it too". Either move, get the other tenants angry at you (by reporting them), or risk get in trouble with the law. If the authorities find out about the illegal activity conducted in the home, you will probably be accused of being a part of it.
Last month in lease term. 2 weeks have gone by with no air conditioning and no response from the property manager. Having to use money for hotels just to get a good night's sleep. We feel as though he is avoiding fixing the issue because we have to move very soon. Is there any legal action... Read more »
My girlfriend and I are want to move into a complex. We saw a floor plan similar to the unit we want and with all their mentioned utilities included, it's $1583. We applied and got approved 11/9, unit is available 12/15. They sent the lease 11/12. We review it and sent some questions 11/13. No... Read more »
Sorry to hear about your son's ordeal. I assume your son is on the lease, not you, unless you also signed as a guarantor. Whomever signed the lease, it cannot be unilaterally terminated unless the terms of the lease permit it due to situation you are talking about, and I'd be surprised...Read more »
A lease agreement that has been illegally altered, and was never properly filled out. Also, tenants name is misspelled on every part of the document where it appears. Landlord write in his name as tenant in one place on an addendum. What law requires documents to be properly filled out to be... Read more »
It's a matter of basic contract doctrines under common law (binding appellate court decisions), plus requirements imposed under Florida Statutes Chapter 83. A lease that is "not being properly filled out" may or may not be enforceable. Errors in filling in blanks might be...Read more »
I attempted to use a single extension cord plugged into a hall outlet so that I am able to do my job; the property manager has twice removed it. Once with no comment, and the second time said I cannot use the buildings power despite there being apparent reason for mine to be inactive. It's... Read more »
No, you cannot use the building's power. Why would you think that's OK? Moreover, you rent the apartment to live in, not as a business office. You should find out why your power is shut off. Are you supposed to complete a maintenance request?
I signed a contract and paid deposit for a unit retail space at a plaza. The previous landlord sold the plaza. The new landlords obtain a property management company. The property management company hardly responds to my calls or text. I never moved into the property and now they are saying I am... Read more »
The general rule is that if a property is sold, the the new owner would have to take the property subject to any leases that exist at the time title transfers. However, there may be exceptions. You should have counsel review the leasehold agreement for advice.
I understand it to mean landlords may continue accepting rent after filing eviction as long as steps 1 and either 2 or 3 are followed. Ive read other places that under no condition may landlords continue to accept rent or the case is thrown out. If I don't understand the statute could someone... Read more »
The key sentence is "... However, a landlord does not waive the right to terminate the rental agreement or to bring a civil action for that noncompliance by accepting PARTIAL rent for the period. ..." ("PARTIAL" in all capitals for emphasis). Thus, if the landlord accepts full...Read more »
If there is an agreement to pay rent, or an agreement to provide services or labor between you and mom, you may be considered a tenant. If not, you are a guest. If a guest, you must leave now. Whether you have a place to go (tenant or guest) is legally irrelevant. What you want to avoid is a...Read more »
Yes, in a technical and legal sense, your neighbor is trespassing because his trailer is encroaching upon your property. It is the same as when a neighbor's tree hanging over your house falls on your house. The neighbor would be liable.
Our rental home was hit directly by hurricane Ian. The house is habitable, lights, water, roof, etc are all working. We are working with an insurance adjuster and insurance company to work the remaining repairs. The tenants are now saying they are going to deduct the cost of a temporary fence from... Read more »
There are very few justifications for a tenant to withhold rent, and this is not one of them. Tenants owe you the full amount of rent, and this garbage of "we rented the place with a fence" is just that unless you are obligated by the lease to provide a fence.
I am in City of Miami (Miami-Dade), FL, renting one unit in a duplex home & have had issues with my landlord and he's not willing to let me out of the lease without paying an early termination fee or liquidated damages, I'm willing to provide 60 days notice and he's likely to get... Read more »
Hello! It is difficult to give a good answer to your question without reviewing the lease and addendum. You should consult with a landlord tenant attorney in Miami. The attorney will need to review the exact wording of the lease and addendum agreements in order to give you advise as to your options.
Operational can you sue the storage facility for not providing security to the premises as part of their advertisement Numerous units broken in and locks were all purchased through the storage facility. Location Orlando, FL and renters insurance only covers $1000
An advertisement is just that. Your contract is what's important. You have to determine whether the facility has a contractual obligation to provide security. If not, perhaps there's a common law duty to safeguard your possessions. Consult an attorneybif the value of your possessions is...Read more »
Electrical repairs are being completed following an inspection. The property manager is trying to force us to use our rental insurance to pay for temporary housing and abate rent, however the rent has already been paid for this month
Our lease ended in august, landlord gave us until 10-31 to vacate, we were going to sign a new lease , and at the last minute he cancelled it . Have paid sept rent , Oct not yet , due to uncertainty of where we can go. No rentals available, competition of now displaced hurricane residents.
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