Old roommate broke lease when we moved out a month early, we paid rent to her for last month of lease and she moved out right after us breaking the lease which she was also on, we were sued and had to pay full amount plus interest and fees as she moved to California
You can sue them here and if you win, you can take the judgment to California to request that a local court there enforce the judgment. If they do, then you will have a California judgment, which hopefully follows the same laws as Utah, allowing you to garnish their wages in California.
mention of a permit. I looked for one with the city and county, but I am unable to find one. A home inspection found the basement outlets polarities reversed, so I assume the basement was finished DIY. What are the future implications of purchasing a home with a finished basement sans permit?
That is hard to say. Your insurance may cover any issues, or they may have left it out of your insurance agreement. When you buy the home, it's hard to pursue the prior owner for less than professional work, as you did have the opportunity to inspect. The city or county where the home lies may...Read more »
I'm looking to rent from an apartment complex and every complex requires $100+(usually way more) to even get to see the lease. This seems like a cash grab because you pay, I don't know, say $250 to see the lease, and it's filled with extra fees, clauses that waive rights, etc, but if... Read more »
I am not aware of any such laws. If you have an obvious personal trait that is protected under federal law, they might be using this fee as a way just to be difficult to make you go elsewhere without looking like they are discriminating against you. If they don't charge everyone the fee,...Read more »
The answers to your questions are in your contract. As I haven't read the contract, I can't give you any sure answers. I will say that most Buyout Clauses in leases are designed for the Tenant to buy the property, not the reverse. How to serve documents on a Tenant, like a clause allowing...Read more »
Definitely. When you cosign, the person you are helping gets a house or car and you normally get nothing. If that is the case, and you have to make the payments, you can demand that they give you the house or car, or at a minimum make their own payments.
Sister lives on the property she has a manufactured home that she's renting out on the property also that I live in for five years and she made us leave she wanted more rent. I also have an older brother but my question is I've had things out in the shed out there and she's made me... Read more »
There are many ways to deal with property owned by multiple people. Sometimes someone is allowed to stay on a property for free to care for it, thus protecting everyone's interest in the property. Other times one owner will live there as a tenant, and the other owners are landlords. In that...Read more »
He paid the deposit and one month in advance three weeks prior to the start of the contract and now is asking for the full refund. We’ve found new tenants and they’ll start the contract in two weeks. The previous tenant doesn’t want to sign a termination agreement and he doesn’t think he... Read more »
The date they told you they would not be staying in the rental is normally the date of Termination for the original tenants. They did sign an agreement, so even though they got nothing out of it, you may technically argue their termination cost you rental time if the contract is clear on this...Read more »
As you have several questions and unlawful detainer is unique, I recommend talking to an attorney. If you can't afford an attorney there is an organization in Utah that will represent you for free and give you plenty of information:
A couple days before my mother passed away my sister and uncle drafted up their own quitclaim deed putting my moms house in my sisters name. I wasn’t informed until the moment of the signing that my name wasn’t attached. My mom was in no state to be signing any kind of legal documents. She was... Read more »
You can explain to your sister that if you can prove that your mother was not mentally competent, through doctor's records and testimony, that you can get a court to either 1) reverse the deed or 2) divide the sale funds as if the deed had not been written and your mother died without signing...Read more »
If the property is still in the decedent's name, you will need to open a probate and get an order from a judge awarding you the property. This order will get recorded with the county recorder to put the home in your name.
After 6 years of dealing with terrible landlords, I have put in my 30 days notice to vacate property. My soon to be exlandlords are trying to enter the property prior to the 30 days being up for an inspection and I would like to know my rights.
We are supposed to close and fund on April 16th with the buyer using a FHA loan. We found out today that they changed to a USDA loan and could possibly delay funding past April 16th. I am paying for a moving company to move to Texas, closing on a new home on April 16th in Texas, and have to start a... Read more »
The answer depends on how they held the property. If they held it in a trust, the trust could easily still be running and if you were the Trustee, you could sell the home. Same for an LLC if you were the manager or sole member of the LLC.
If they held it in a Joint Tenancy with you, then...Read more »
He filed eviction under a new company name I have never heard of and a copy of a lease that is not our original lease. Signatures are copy and pasted. He originally filed with "Property Management" for the business name but amended it to lease company name. After I questioned having no... Read more »
If you can prove he copy and pasted the signatures, that is criminal and he could go to jail. Take the proof to the county attorney's office and make sure they know which attorney he is using. The attorney may be in trouble as well.
The most likely answer is that you are going to lose the earnest money if you don't close on the purchase. I would definitely talk to the other side and explain you situation though. They may feel bad about your situation and offer to give back part or all of the earnest money.
We paid the deposit prior to move in. Deposit was the same amount as monthly rent. We moved in 6 days early and paid that with this months rent. Now they are saying that they want us to pay for last months rent in 5 days. This was not ever discussed or agreed to. And, is not in the lease.
Your relationship is based on the lease. If they can't show you a place on the lease where you are required to pay last month's rent, then they can't ask for it. If they tried to evict for your failure to give them last month's rent, but it was never agreed to, they would lose.
I accepted a new job offer and it requires me to put in my 2-weeks notice to my current employer on the same day I get my 2019 performance bonus paid out. Does my current employer have any legal right to clawback my bonus if it has already cleared in my account?
No. Bonuses, though voluntarily paid on top of other compensation by your employer, are still considered wages in the eyes of the IRS. Bonuses are paid for past performance, with the hope that you will continue to work at that level.
Once they have paid you, they can't take it back....Read more »
my sister rents a small house in Utah. The driveway goes from the street past the house to a garage. My sister's landlord has parked two old trailers on the driveway next to the house. They are an eyesore and my sister does not want them there. They also partially block access to the garage... Read more »
The answer depends on the rental agreement and the condition of the property when your sister arrived. Does the agreement make any mention of the landlord storing anything on the property? Does the agreement use unusual language that says your sister was only renting the house and not the property...Read more »
3 oldest kids with his first wife who he had divorced later and 2 outside of marrige. who legally has the rights over property? Youngest child is saying he has the right to say who gets what because he is the benifacary for life insurance plan from fathers work
In Utah, when someone dies without a will, anything with a stated beneficiary, like life insurance, or a pay on death bank account, will go to the person stated as a beneficiary. Everything else, including a house, first goes to the spouse of the decedent, if all of the decedent's children...Read more »
I was promoted to a manager position in September. This was to come with a $.50 increase in my wage. I've just noticed today on a pay slip that my wage had not changed at all. After looking over this, my GM raised my wage to the appropriate amount but refuses to back pay as she does not have... Read more »
You can take them to small claims court. It will cost at least $100 to file the claim. You will need to show proof of when you were made a manager and started doing work that managers do. You will want to weigh the effects of suing your own company with the benefit of obtaining the unpaid $300....Read more »
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