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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Can I have a legally prepared agreement with a month to month tenant to ensure that tenants adhere to the rules?
Sandra M. Colatosti
Sandra M. Colatosti
answered on Jul 1, 2022

Yes, you can have a month to month lease

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: 1. In the state of TN can a landlord use their key to enter an apartment at any time.

I'm accused of smoking inside because my clothing smells like smoke and my couch but have not been smoking inside apartment

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jul 1, 2022

Look to the terms of your lease. But a landlord may not enter at just anytime. They have to give reasonable notice.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Are promissory notes legal if my signiture is not on it. Nane is printed but where it says signiture its blank?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jun 30, 2022

An oral contract for the loan of money is enforceable in court. The promissory note could be introduced in court as evidence of the terms of the loan along with oral testimony that the money was loaned and received by the borrower with the borrower's promise to repay it.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Are promissory notes legal if my signiture is not on it. Nane is printed but where it says signiture its blank?
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jun 30, 2022

An oral contract for the loan of money is enforceable in court. The promissory note could be introduced in court as evidence of the terms of the loan along with oral testimony that the money was loaned and received by the borrower with the borrower's promise to repay it.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: Is it legal for my landlord to have my car towed for being behind in rent

My landlord refuses to give me a parking permit because I'm behind in rent they have now had my car towed because it did not have a parking permit and said they will continue to do so until rent is caught up

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jun 30, 2022

What does the lease say? Your answer may be there.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Collections, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Can I fight judgement interest if I wasn't notified of the judgement?

I received proceedings supplemental in May of this year for $9000 the original judgement was for $6000 dollars. I had no idea about the judgment as I was never served papers and never notified of any judgement against me. Will I be able to fight the interest accrued?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jun 30, 2022

If you were not served, yes. Otherwise, likrly not.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: I am trying to get out of my lease without paying a liquidated damages penalty, so I would like to hire a lawyer to

negotiate with my landlord.

My question is, does it matter if I hire a lawyer out of state?

I know a good lawyer in New Jersey, but I am living in Florida.

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Jun 29, 2022

Your lawyer cannot practice in a state in which he is not licensed. It's probably not practicing law to negotiate a payment if no suit has been filed, but the choice must be made by the attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: How do I find out the P.oA of an inmate? The inmate is detained in Anson Correctional
Ben Corcoran
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Ben Corcoran
answered on Jun 29, 2022

The inmate may have their PoA on file at the local register of deeds, however, most PoAs are not recorded unless necessary. Additionally, it is very likely that no PoA exists for the inmate. The only way to know for sure is to ask the inmate themselves.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: Im 3 months behind on rent,no written lease. Landlord kicked my back door down, now he came in and changed the locks.

Landlord has not sent me any type of notice to quit or anything at all. He changed the locks tonight at 6pm and said he wanted me and my stuff out by TONIGHT. Or he "won't be nice anymore"... He keeps bringing up that we have no written lease, so he thinks he can threaten me and... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
answered on Jun 28, 2022

You need to get to your local courthouse quickly. There is a concept called constructive eviction, and self-help evictions are prohibited in Michigan.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Comm- tenant rights/sublessor refuse written lease but a year-to-year agreement increases each yr

subleasing-1st year - Cohort approval and assignment of volunteer services in exchange for part-time workspace. 2nd year- automatic Cohort approval. office space and use of general areas in exchange for 20 hr. volunteer office coordinating training/ work & cleaning.

3rd-year backup... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jun 27, 2022

If you have agreed to a commercial rental without a written lease, it must be on a month to month basis. Among other things, that means the landlord can change the terms, space, rent, etc. at anytime with 30 days advanced notice. If you want something more stable, either get a fixed term written... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: WHAT LAWS PROTECT A MEDICALLY FRAGILE CHILD FROM A LANLORD WHO WONT FIX A/C???

I have a friend living in Alabama. She has a medically fragile child who can’t tolerate heat. Currently the A/C isn’t Working 100%. Maybe 50%. Her house is 85• which is way to hot for her son. What rights does she have??

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jun 27, 2022

A Georgia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for the difficult situation in terms of excessive heat for the child. This is something a landlord-tenant attorney would probably have the best insight into, in terms of tenant rights. There's no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: What forms do I file to stop a transfer of ownership on a house or sale of the house
Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 27, 2022

There is barely any information stated here that would allow to an attorney to guess what form would apply. Please restate your question and provide more detailed facts.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: I am a renter and my management company has imposed 3,000 in fines on top of my rent without prior notice is this legal?
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
answered on Jun 27, 2022

Without reading your lease or knowing the nature of the fines, it's impossiblento answer. See an attorney with all the documents if you need a legal opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Nevada on
Q: I'm looking for a lawyer that takes cases on pro bono

I'm 68 yrs. old with cancer and going through a stem cell transplant and have paid my rent on time or the past 10 yrs. My landlord has given me to 7/31 to vacate the property. I have no violation I've been off work since last February due to cancer and no money coming in but my SSD which... Read more »

Dara Joy Goldsmith
Dara Joy Goldsmith
answered on Jun 25, 2022

You should contact Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, Southern Nevada Senior Law Program, or Nevada Legal Services for placement. They are all Pro Bono service providers who qualify clients, have staff attorneys, as well as place cases with private attorneys. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: The tenants didn't want the furniture in my fully furnished place. I stored it. Their lease is up, who moves it back in?

I rented out my fully furnished apartment to tenants who were worried they would damage it (they have children). I did them a favor and stored it for the duration of their lease. Who is responsible for moving it back in? The contract says the home is furnished and has a detailed list of all the... Read more »

Sandra M. Colatosti
Sandra M. Colatosti
answered on Jun 24, 2022

You are.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Can a landlord increase rent by 700 dollars?

Landlord has increased rent by 700 dollars in the span of 2 months, most recently they increased by 500 dollars this month and only gave a 15 day notice. They said that if we do not pay the full amount then we should start getting ready to be evicted.

Elaine Shay
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Elaine Shay
answered on Jun 24, 2022

If a residential tenant in New York resides in an apartment that is not rent regulated and does not have the protection of a current lease, there is no restriction on the rent a landlord may charge. However, if the landlord seeks to increase the rent 5% or more, the landlord must provide the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: Landlord blackmailing me?

So, my landlord is my grandmother. She has been for the

past year. We have had no problems at all during this time

up until recently when we had a death in the family and

custody issues over my nieces. She wants custody while

my parents want custody. Well, today she... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Jun 24, 2022

If a tenant does not have a written lease, then landlord can terminate the tenant's occupancy at the end of the paid-up rental period by giving 30 days written notice. Landlord's reason for termination doesn't matter. If tenant doesn't leave, landlord can evict the tenant by filing with the court.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: There's are people on my boyfriends property /land who he wants off , his father deeded him this property.

There's no contract or agreement..

Yelena Gurevich
Yelena Gurevich
answered on Jun 22, 2022

He need to hire an eviction attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Can the landlord kick me out? In the case the landlord can, how much time do I have to leave?

The landlord has been complaining about noise after 11pm. They live below, but sometimes we may get up at night to use the bathroom. The landlord is threatening up for months about having to leave. We installed foam flooring and a rug to help absorb any possible noise. This is a month to month... Read more »

Elaine Shay
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Elaine Shay
answered on Jun 22, 2022

Unless a tenant is rent regulated or has the protection of a current lease, the landlord does not need to justify the reason he or she may seek to evict a tenant. However, the landlord must obtain a judgment of possession from court before evicting any tenant.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: Does my apartment complex have to give me my security deposit back?

I am in Michigan and my old apartment complex never sent me an itemized list of damages or what they were using my security deposit for and its been over a month. I took a video of me dropping off the letter in their drop box with my forwarding address on it which i gave them the exact day I moved... Read more »

Michael Zamzow
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Michael Zamzow
answered on Jun 22, 2022

There is a particular timeline that must be followed in Michigan regarding security deposits on both the landlord and tenant side. If that timeline hasn't been followed, then you might have a cause of action to file and recover it.

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