Questions Answered by Salim U. Shaikh

Q: I have lived at my current residents for over two years. The landlord now wants a lease. do I have to sign one

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
A lease agreement is preferable for both parties as it may define such terms and conditions earlier agreed upon or dispute if arisen could be resolved accordingly, more particularly, amount of rent and increase of rent; how to terminate lease; commencing and expiry date, etc.
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Q: Can a landlord in GA charge additional rent after the lease ends for failure to give notice not to renew?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Depends on the contents/terms of lease agreement. If lease was for a fixed period and automatically terminable / non-extendable on expiry date then such a notice was not required by either side, hence no additional rent in lieu of notice.

In case of lease termination prior to a fixed period/expiry date, notice will be a pre-requisite as defined in agreement.
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Q: Can my former landlord receive rent from two parties in the same month for a unit I paid for and moved out of early?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 20, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
As detailed, you had vacated apartment well before expiry of lease and moved out having paid its rent in full till 6/30. As you moved out and handed over a vacant possession to LL, it's now a discretionary on the part of LL to keep it vacant or rent it out immediately. Question of two rent in a month does not arise.
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Q: Early Lease Termination

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Early termination of lease may fall under "breach of agreement" as you indicated and/or " military leave" and send LL a formal notice to terminate that contract in accordance with lease termination clause. A prior notice to termination of contract would be required.
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Q: Can a landlord require notice and early termination fee in Indiana?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
You already paid a Rent in lieu of notice. Additional 60 days or two months rent that LL demand is totally illegal and need not to be paid even if the house remained vacant.

You may also claim refund of advance rent that you already paid in case LL rented out during notice period of which rent LL received in advance. Pls consult Attorney of your local jurisdiction for refund of advance rent through Small Claims Court along with damages and court expenses.
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Q: We moved out of residence by May 14th and returned keys to realtor who was in charge of renting house out for landlord.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Yes, LL was bound to return your SD within 30 days after your move out provided you left your current address/phone contact or bank account to transmit SD.
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Q: Property vacated on April 30 as agreed. Landlord sent a list with a charge for $500 on May 31 (received June 2)

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
It appears to be a belated intimation of charges on account of painting etc. LL was bound to return SD within 30 days after move out of tenant.
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Q: My job messed up on my paycheck. I showed my landlord the pay stub and email from my job stating the remaining balance

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
She can only call/discuss rent matter with your employer if you do authorize her. Without your authorization would be illegal and may attract legal action against her.
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Q: How many months behind in rent do you have from not paying rent until landlord can begin the eviction process?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Depends on lease agreement how rent default has been elaborated. Generally, LL initiate eviction process after non-payment of two consecutive months of rent.
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Q: Must the security deposit be returned 30 days after you move out (turned in your keys) or 30 days after the lease ends?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Depends how your lease interpret it. Generally, SD has to be refunded 30-days after a tenant move out, leaving his address, bank account details, contact number with LL.
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Q: If the landlord has been made aware that a tenant has been physically violent against the two other roommates as well as

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Instead of fixing any liability on either side, the best will be if you two move out after formally writing to LL that violent and abusive behavior of one of their roommate, as reported many a time to LL, made it impossible for them to further continue as a tenant. Choice of LL is either of them and must take it as a notice to move out and reimburse their deposit or your deposit be settled as a rent for the notice period (should be within the time period so specified in lease)....
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Q: My previous employer is denying me to give experience letter.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Experience letter is your right. Why did they share negative comments after you left their job. They were bound to share any such alleged comments during the tenure of your job. Withholding or denying experience letter is in retaliation of your putting up paper.

As them to share details of negative comments if so received by any client. You may consult Employment/Labour Attorney of your local jurisdiction for specific advice.
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Q: A company I did work for as an independent contractor is withholding over $6000. How can I get paid what I am owed?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Virginia on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
When will they pay? Is there any clause to withhold payment, if so, what's the basis of withholding payment? Please ask them specifically and get a categorical response.
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Q: Do I have to pay for a job not fully completed?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
You may pay percentage of what has been completed. If 80% of cutting have been completed, you may to be on the fair side can pay accordingly and can withhold payment till the whole contract is accomplished. Without accomplishment contractor cannot expect full payment.
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Q: In NH, is it legal for a private sector employer to limit their payment of paid time off at termination to 20 hrs.?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
According to employer's handbook, only 20 hrs can be encashed regardless of accrued PTO and has to be followed.
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Q: I have got terminated from my job in June 2017 from the company

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for California on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Given details suggest a wrongful termination. However, you're belatedly taking up the matter say after a year. For such a long years of services with the company there must be a code of conduct or rules or recourse method to be applied in such cases. No specific advice could be rendered in the absence of sufficient details.

However, you may consult Attorney of local jurisdiction for more specific advice.
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Q: I have an employee who during my absence har made claims of a hostile work environment with no proof but acquired an Lwy

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
As what you stated, it's a matter of blackmailing on her part. Hearsay does not substantiate any claim of hostility or harassment at work place unless properly investigated and fact-finding report prepared after interviewing all other colleagues.
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Q: Is it illegal for my employer to force me to take callback of 35 min when I live 65 minutes away from hospital?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Washington on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
It's an arbitrary change of your job contract without consultation or agreement by your side. If they still force you to take "on call" of 35 minutes then you must sit and discuss with them asking a nearby homing facility at their cost so as to make you able to arrive within 35 minutes. All this must be reduced into writing for future reference.
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Q: I was fired from my place of employment by my GM while I was on FMLA. How can I sue Them for wrongful termination?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Arizona on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Prima facie, you have a case. Please note in either way you have to enter into settlement or the current offer of 7500 as damages with offer of job continuity could be considerable. However, you may consult Attorney of your local jurisdiction for specific advice.
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Q: How do i go about filing a law suit for sexual harrasement by my previous boss?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Salim U. Shaikh's answer
Require more details to render specific advice. When did it happen? Or continually happened over a period of ..... months/years, etc?? You have to seek remedy within their rules of business if that exist.
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