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Q: Al-waiting on Covid rental aid. Landlord knows it’s coming but waiting 30 days and 2 months behind on rent.

Got approved for Covid assistance to pay April-July rent. Been waiting on a check for 30 days and just being told that’s it’s coming but no specific date. I’m currently two months behind in rent. Landlord knows it’s coming and spoke to case worker and agreed to wait for it but now... Read more »

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Q: Do I have to evict my niece from my home?

My niece has been staying here for approximately two months. She's paid no rent and hasn't made any other contributions to the household. In fact, I've given her money several times to help her out. She has started having her mail sent here, without checking with me first. If I tell... Read more »

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Q: Can my landlord evict me solely on me not transferring my light I'll into my name?

I got COVID & pneumonia 2 days after moving. I was sick for 20 days. I tried to pay the landlord the light bill money 3 different times. I even sent twice with my rent. How can the judge rule in the landlord favor when clearly he refused the money?

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Q: Hello, i own a mobile home and rent a lot. i pay my lot rent annually. Recently the owner of the park sold it

They first tried to evict me for non payment when I replied to the judge the company and their lawyer and informed them I already paid my lot rent for the entire year they now sent me a notice saying they have doubled my lot rent and if i don't agree i have 30 days to leave. I'm in... Read more »

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Q: can I be evicted if I paid 6 mths in advance to the old landlord but now there is a new landlord?

So the property is being bought by someone else and I'm guessing the 6 mths of rent I paid in advance did not transfer because I received an eviction. What Can I do I am a single mother and I am working but just started a new career and am having to wait to be paid until I am done with my... Read more »

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Q: May 3rd moved in. The landlord lives in the house. I signed a lease 2 days ago now he gave me an eviction.

He walks around naked. Asked him to stop. He's made sexual advanced to me. He gets a massage with an Happy Ending which I refused to do. And he leaves his door open so I can hear him masterbate. I said no w

& I believe the eviction notice is retaliation. Also he had up cameras I... Read more »

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Q: We have plumbing issues in our apt. our landlord said they our not responsible for this repair. is this legal?

we have new owners for our apt complex. we have had plumbing problems in our apt for a while, but now the new owners said that this is not their responsibility, they are only responsible for the septic system. I have looked up some tenant laws, but i am unclear what's the law in this... Read more »

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Q: Need info on landlord and tenant lease
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Q: We signed a rent to own lease march 14,2020,well with the choice to purchase a year later in the amount of $20k now he w

Wants to sell ASAP bc the time of covid which I told him we got 3 months behind and I've been catching it up. So he sends a letter stating he wants to sell now. We have gutted this house and made it all new with our own money.

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Q: Can an Apartment Complex charge you full price to replace blinds, paint and duct cleaning after 4.6 years in same unit?

They are charging me 250 for blind replacements, 1600 for painting and 250 for duct cleaning. I lived in the same unit for almost five years. Is it legal for them to charge me full price for these things? Shouldn’t it be normal wear and tear after living there so long, or at least be prorated for... Read more »

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Q: I am evict a tenant and it asks me the question: Judgement conditions: with or without wavier of exemptions

what does this mean if I say without wavier of exemptions can I still evict

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Q: Can my apartment landlord come to me and say I missed a rent payment 7 months ago and attempt to collect? What can I do?

I have lived in the same apartment for 2+ years and have never missed a rent payment. This week the landlord left a notice on the door stating we have a rent payment due from last July and have 10 days to pay it. I am certain I paid rent that month, as I never miss a rent payment. However, I have... Read more »

Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on May 8, 2022

If you paid by check, the proof will be from your bank statements 7 months ago. If you paid by credit card, the proof will be credit card statements. You can ask for your pay history from your landlord and attempt to determine the cause of the confusion. Acceptance of your rent after the alleged... Read more »

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Q: What are my rights as far as a landlord attempting to collect a supposedly missed rent payment from over 7 months ago?

Hello, the owners of my apartment are claiming I missed a rent payment last July but are just now informing of this and attempting to collect it. I have never missed a rent payment in the 2+ years I have lived here and am absolutely certain I did not miss one last July. I have no proof that I paid... Read more »

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Q: Apartment with black mold. Management agreed to remediate but dragging their feet. I'm a senior w/ asthma. Can you help?

This has been going on almost 6 months now. Have been consulting with Legal Services Alabama. But it seems we've reached an impasse. My biggest concern is whether apartment management will replace any items that must be discarded. But they're refusing to do that. And my renters insurance... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Apr 29, 2022

This is something that an Alabama attorney is best suited to advise about, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the mold and the mold-induced asthma. At this point, you could reach out to injury attorneys who handle mold cases. Each state can have... Read more »

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Q: Can apartment complex violate the "Code of Alabama"

Can apartment complex violate the "Code of Alabama" Title 35 9A by charging it's tenants extra fees per month for trash removal ($5) and pest control ($10)? Who enforces the "Code of Alabama"? Who and Where do I file a complaint? Am I entitled to see the contract with the... Read more »

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Apr 1, 2022

For better and more specific answers to your questions you should contact an attorney directly in your area and provide him a copy of your lease agreement. An apartment complex would not be permitted to violate the Alabama Code regarding its responsibilities to tenants.

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Q: Am I allowed to break my lease/contract with my landlord due to issues with the house?

I live in alabama and my landlord is demanding rent but he has not had anybody come out to fix our house. We have stated that plugs have not been working properly. Some naked wires above stove, gaps and cracks in doors and walls, gaps between the walls and floor in bathroom along with sewage smell... Read more »

Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on Feb 18, 2022

In Alabama, a tenant generally can not withhold rent due to the conditions of the property. You can write the landlord a request to repair certain items by certified mail. A refusal to repair the items may allow the tenant to terminate the lease if the landlord refuses to repair the items that... Read more »

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Q: I rented a house with a verbal agreement with landlord to remodel house and be repaid when finished? She didnt pay

She now said i have 30 days before she sells it i spent 15000 on it can i getva lien on the house

Bettie Carmack
Bettie Carmack answered on Feb 18, 2022

Any agreements regarding property are advised to be in writing. Without a written document regarding this agreement, a lien could not be taken on the property. Sometimes the entity performing the work would have documents allowing for a lien if the work is not paid for. Is the verbal agreement... Read more »

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Q: Can a landlord keep my security deposit if i never moved in? 3 days of move date property was already occupied.

7/24/21 put deposit. Was told he gave previous tenets 30 days to vacate. He was supposed to contact me if I could move in sooner. I got a message 8/24/21 saying this was the last day and to contact him, he said that he wasn't sure if the tenets were moved out because they had left some... Read more »

Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Sep 7, 2021

I would suggest contacting an attorney to go over the specifics of your case in detail. A landlord has a duty to provide you both legal and actual possession of a property. Having prior tenants living there would violate that duty.

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Q: I have reached my 60 day of not receiving my security deposit. How can i file to recieve double the deposit owed?
Nelson Craig Johnson
Nelson Craig Johnson answered on Aug 30, 2021

If you have not already I would send a letter to your landlord making a specific request for your deposit back, and if they refuse an accounting of the defects they allege account for not returning said deposit. Give a time limit to respond. You may want to send it certified mail so that you can... Read more »

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