charged a penalty of $1000/month for us living here. Sounds like they have an issue with the mortgage company (maybe they weren’t allowed to rent the property) and haven’t offered anything more than return our deposit the day we vacate. We were supposed to be gone by today and have been unable... Read more »
In Indiana, your landlord cannot remove you from the property without a court order in the form of an eviction. It sounds like your landlord might not actually be the owner of the property, but either a tenant themselves who is subleasing this property to you or they may not have been authorized to...Read more »
The landlord sent a letter to me stating she was terminating the lease and that this letter served as her 30 day notice. I objected but she said she had the right to terminate the lease with the 30 day notice. I did tell her I would need some kind of compensation. She said no to that.
There are a very narrow set of circumstances where a landlord could unilaterally terminate the lease, usually owing to destruction of the property due to a natural disaster or fire. If you had a six month lease though, then that is how long the landlord is liable to rent the property to you: six...Read more »
If your lease agreement does not allow for sub-tenants and the tenants are in violation of your lease agreement you can evict them for being in breach of the lease. It would be best to notify them first in writing that they are violating the terms of the lease agreement and give them their 10 day...Read more »
Well over 30 years ago they gave some of their property to my grandfather who built a basketball court and volleyball court on. They have passed and the new owner says that the basketball court and volleyball court is on his property. Can I do anything about it? Located in Michigan City Indiana... Read more »
If your aunt and uncle subdivided their property and gave that part of their property to your grandfather, for that to be legally binding it would have had to have been recorded with the La Porte County Recorder. If you have any record of this transfer being recorded you could reveal this to the...Read more »
I live in section 8 housing and received a letter dated 2/20/2020 that states my rent has been increased from $204 to $509 effective 1/1/2020. My husband and I don't work any more than we did last year and aside from the alarming increase, is this even legal considering they're notifying us nearly... Read more »
Consult with whomever handles your Section 8 housing. Rent increases and notification for rent increases are strictly controlled under Section 8 housing, with notification being required to be sent to both the tenant and the housing authority and approval has to be obtained by the housing authority...Read more »
Consult with a probate attorney in your area to investigate the matter and prod the executor to take action. If the house was to be sold or you were to inherit the house and the executor is not taking action, a probate attorney can assist you in forcing the executor to fulfill her duties.
A home being sold from a trust is no different from any other home that is being sold. The burden of who is paying for repairs is between the buyer and the seller and whatever they contract. If the seller agrees to take on the burden of repairs then the seller is obligated to fix the house before...Read more »
If your daughter obtained an eviction order from the court against you the date and time you have to be out should be on the court order. If your daughter has not obtained an eviction order from the court against you and is merely telling you to leave, then when you have to leave is between you and...Read more »
My grandmother passed away with no will and no lawyer contact information. My father (her son) is still living and has taken things such as jewelry, her vehicle, bank and credit cards into his possession. With no will do these things automatically go to him?
If your relative died with no will and you believe that a probate estate should be opened, you should contact a probate attorney in county where your relative lived to discuss setting up a probate estate.
Assets do not automatically past to surviving kin without probate or a probate...Read more »
In Indiana, if you are in possession of a person's will at the time of their death you have a duty to spread the will of record. Even if you are not probating the will (establishing an estate, appointing an executor, etc.) the will still needs to be entered into record.
My husband and I have been paying on a log home lay-a-way for 15 years with the intention of retiring. Now due to health & monetary issues we cannot build the home. The representative has told us that we can only get a small portion of our money back. Is there anything we can do?
Without a review of the agreement you have in writing with the company and a general lack of specific information on this problem, there's not much information that can be provided here. You should consult with a real estate attorney or an attorney familiar with land contracts to review your...Read more »
Your landlord can enter your apartment with reasonable notice (usually 24 hours) for purposes of inspection, repairs, maintenance, etc., even if you have been evicted but not moved out yet. Your landlord may also enter your apartment for emergency repairs in order to prevent further damage or to...Read more »
A landlord can move for eviction as soon as you are in violation of the lease agreement. This can be for many reasons but the most common reason for a landlord to file for an eviction is due to late rent. In Indiana a landlord has to post a notice to quit premises or pay giving the renter 10 days...Read more »
My daughters biological father has never been involved. He has never supported her, seen her 4 times in her 2 1/2 years, did not sign the birth certificate, I have video & picture evidence of him being involved with drugs, threatening me and my fiancé, refusing to give me an address to file with,... Read more »
Child Support and Child Custody/Visitation are two separate issues. Just because a parent is ordered to pay child support does not necessarily mean that they will also be granted custody or visitation rights. All children are entitled to receive support from both of their parents. In regards to...Read more »
Water damage was never addressed. Landlord says after initial leak fixed, there must have been additional leaks not reported that contributed to water damage. Therefore, I was responsible for the water damage. I have a text I sent notifying them of the leak and water damage. Should that text be... Read more »
No one here will be able to give you a yes or no answer as to whether or not a single piece of evidence is enough to win a case or obtain a judgment against another individual or entity. A lawyer can only give you their informed professional opinion on a case after reviewing all of the facts and...Read more »
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