As of Dec 31, 2023, my lease has been over and I vacated the rental property on Nov 27, 2023. Since a brief discussion on written notice (phrased confusingly in the rental agreement), I have not heard anything from my previous landlord. After a month with no deposit into my account, I reached out... View More
File suit against the exact entity that took your deposit. If there is a term in the lease, then breach of contract. If not, then conversion. But expect that the owner will claim damages to be surcharged against the deposit at trial. Collection of a judgment may require an attorney.
And knew my counclor thought I could trust her since housing authority was no help just find a place that it everthing to expensive for them this program worthless anyway it don’t pay anything I can’t afford $450 a month do to my funds this voucher figured wrong it has to be and they refuse... View More
In Arkansas, I’m a single mom of a 6 year old. I was a victim of domestic violence and lost my job. Now I’m 3 months behind rent and my apartment complex sent me a summons to court Friday. How long do I have to respond? I have no place to go and currently looking for work. Can the courts offer... View More
In the United States, the legality of your situation depends on the terms of your living arrangement with your ex-mother-in-law. If you have a formal lease or rental agreement, it typically outlines the responsibilities for utility payments. If utilities are included in your rent, then the landlord...View More
My wife and I have been married for 10 years. She built a house for her and I which I thought was put in my wife’s name but obviously not. So I got arrested for some charges that will all be thrown out but none the less she’s telling my wife she wants me and all my stuff home by December 31st.... View More
If the house you're living in is legally owned by your mother-in-law and not in your or your wife's name, she does have the right to ask you to leave. However, as a resident of the property, you are entitled to certain rights, including proper notice before being required to vacate the...View More
Once a writ of possession is filed with the court, it is the responsibility of the plaintiff's attorney to serve the writ on the defendant. This means that the attorney must deliver a copy of the writ to the defendant, either in person or by mail. The attorney must also file a proof of service...View More
I was evicted also. The writ of possession had my name at the top but the contents specifically named the 2 Co defendants as the ones to remove. My name was mentioned only to state that I had filed an objection. I am waiting for my court date. I tried to tell sheriff this and he threatened to throw... View More
In this situation, it's crucial to present your case effectively at the upcoming court date. Gather all relevant documentation, including the writ of possession and evidence of your property tax payment. It's essential to articulate the discrepancy between your objection to the eviction...View More
I'm absolutely devastated and heartbroken. I went to get some things out of our storage unit at Copper Safe storage today and everything is gone. Thousands of dollars worth of stuff. All my winter clothes, my families winter clothes, all my Christmas decor that I've collected over the... View More
Either hire an AR attorney to sue for an injunction, or check into bidding at the sale (without telling anyone of the contents, or forget about it. Apparently you have been wasting your time complaining to the lessor.
Grants for educational purposes are generally not considered as income for the purposes of determining eligibility and rent calculations in federally subsidized housing programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This includes programs like public housing...View More
Most states have laws regarding abandoned property that require you to provide written notice, usually via certified mail, return receipt. Apparently you know where she is, so you must provide written notice of abandonment of personal property to her, and give her an opportunity to collect her...View More
We paid our rent and it went into another persons account and we don't understand why they served us papers saying we have to pay more then what are rent is or we are going to be getting evicted in 5 days but we paid our rent and we have the proof! Is that legal for them to do that?
More information is needed to fully answer your question. However, if you have been served with legal papers (a complaint, summons, and notice of intent to issue writ of possession) it is important that you file a timely objection before the five day period runs. Your objection must be filed with...View More
My landlord and I had a sexual relationship soon after me moving in.. He told me I wasn't allowed to have male visitors altho I was paying my rent and my own bills..I had ended it with him bc I could tell him no but he didn't care he still did what he wanted with me..he came in and... View More
No, your landlord's actions are not legal. He cannot forcibly remove you from your leased premises under any circumstance (even if he had a right to legally evict you). He would have to use the court's to have you legally evicted. Further, his actions regarding your relationship and...View More
Last day of your contract that you are not going to sign another lease, can they still penalize you? What’s the point of signing a contract for X amount of months if you have to tell them that you were going to terminate the lease on the day that you already signed and agreed to terminate the lease?
It depends on what your lease says. If the lease is silent as to any notice requirements before moving out, you are perfectly within your rights to move out the last day of the lease and are under no further obligation to your landlord. However, if the lease requires a notice prior to moving out,...View More
Even though I didn't smoke.As well as the landlord herself was at location the day I was moving out I do not believe she came in that day but she was right at the door and she did not smell nothing video as well as my personal keys were accidentally locked inside the unit and when we return to... View More
Arkansas Code Annotated § 18-16-305 specifically addresses refunds of security deposits. Subsection a(2) specifically requires any damages which are subtracted from the security deposit must be itemized and delivered to you in accordance with the remainder of the statute within 60 days of...View More
Im buying a property with tenants that still have several months left in the previous owners lease agreement. Can I void that agreement with my own, or do I have to honor all the parameters of the previous owners lease?
As the new owner, you will be required to honor the existing lease agreements. Review the existing lease agreements. They may contain language which will enable you to terminate them early. If they don't, then you will likely be required to honor them until the end of the lease term.
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