The lease terms end May 31 - this tenant requested an emotional support animal for her daughter who is autistic AFTER 3 weeks of moving in, never informed us before the move in date. We have been flexible, accommodated requests including to extend till June 9 and she is debating now after she has... Read more »
I think the law in Virginia does not require a Landlord to provide the Tenant with a reason for denying a renewal of a residential lease. I am not familiar, however, with the provisions of the Fair Housing Act to provide you with an answer as to whether or not there would be a claim of...Read more »
I moved out April 27th and my lease ends in August. Turns out she moved a guy in calling him a “guest” but he payed prorated rent for the month. This is a violation of the master lease. I informed the actual house owner and he also said that it was a violation but said he can’t do anything... Read more »
Generally, the lease provides "normal wear and tear excepted" and that means that over a 7 year lease period, the rug should not be replaced and the premises should not be repainted at tenant's expense.
I only received 30 days notice. I informed LL that I will renew lease at same rent as LL failed to give me 60 notice. Then they offered a lower increase despite lack of 60 day notice to me. Please advise. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks
My sister and I provided a 60-day notice to vacate as required by our binding lease. About a month later, I inquired about the requirements to transfer instead, but I never signed anything binding me to the transfer. I never signed a new lease, and I was not notified that asking about the transfer... Read more »
My prospective tenant has crossed out these two lines in Sec. 13 of standard lease agreement (VR Form 200, revised 7/18) : "Landlord and Agent shall not be liable for negligence or tort" and "Tenant hereby release landlord and agent from any and all liability and agrees to indemnify landlord and... Read more »
I regret but your disability is not a defense to your obligation to pay rent to the landlord. If a judge awards possession to the landlord, then the landlord will have the right to evict you from the premises.
Generally, if the tenant pays all the back rent (and other costs and late fees) before the unlawful detainer's first court date and the tenant gets a written agreement with the landlord that the landlord will dismiss the case, then the unlawful detainer will stop. Otherwise, the unlawful detainer...Read more »
My former landlord is trying to sue me for damages I did not do. The judge ordered him to provide a bill or particulars by May 3rd and I have until the 24th to reply. I got a letter in the mail yesterday and the only thing written on the bill is I caused damage to the property in the amount he is... Read more »
The judge ordered the landlord to file a "Bill of Particulars" which is a statement of the specifics or particulars of his claims against you for the damages. You probably were ordered to file an "Answer and Grounds of Defense" which is a statement as to the reasons you deny the landlord's claims...Read more »
We bought a home together a year ago, and I moved out after splitting 4 months after we purchased. I signed a written agreement that was notarized I wasn't responsible for mortgage / bills after i parted ways. She is keeping the house and I want to clear my name from the deed/Note. Is she liable to... Read more »
I was shown my apartment and signed a month to month lease 6 days before I moved in on the commencement date of the 1st. When I was shown the apartment it was not cleaned yet from the prior tenant and needed to be cleaned badly. The landlords agent assured me the apartment would be cleaned and... Read more »
Every time a tenant looks at an apartment before actually moving in to the premises, the tenant should require that the landlord prepare a condition report and both the landlord and the tenant sign it so that there is evidence of the cleanliness or uncleanliness of and items that need repairs at...Read more »
Here’s the situation: over a year ago my new landlord agreed to knock $100 of the rent if I paid 6 months in advance, but it was suppose to continue at the same discounted price after the 6 months were up. He tried to say they I had to pay up 6 months, again. I refused to give the 6 months but I... Read more »
Payment of rent in advance is acceptable if the lease contract provides for that and the parties agree to it. You should have contacted the Office of Housing Code Enforcement for the county or city where you lived when the compressor went bad and made a formal written complaint about the lack of...Read more »
This has turned into untrue gossip. Also landlord allows drug use. I'm disabled an need grab bars they have put only 1 in out of 3 that's needed. Landlord comes in apartment on anybody's word. Last week I did not answer door for someone because I was sick. The landlord comes in no knock an says... Read more »
The situation that you described is very unfortunate but I do not see a question that you posed. Nevertheless, you can call the Office of Housing Code Enforcement in the county or city where you are living and make a formal complaint.
He said no lawyer would sue the YMCA. This incident caused me emotional trauma for which I am still being treated ( complex ptsd). The assault was 10 years ago. Can the statute of limitations be tolled for my ptsd?
My renewal clause: 4. Renewal: Tenant may renew this Lease for one (1) successive period herein referred to as the “Renewal Term" of one (1) year, if at all, by giving written notice of such renewal at least sixty (60) days prior to the expiration of the initial term. Said renewal to be upon... Read more »
Based on your lease contract, tenant has a right to renew for another 1 year term if tenant gives landlord written notice at least 60 days before the end of the lease term. If no such notice is given by the tenant, the lease converts into a month-to-month lease by operation of law.
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