I received a notice to quit for non payment of rent. They gave me 7 days to completely get out. I have kids. Is this legal? Or do I have longer?
We have been together for a 8 years. In the beginning it went well but over the past 5 years he has be come controling over my house,verbally abusive and I have no real freedom to do what I want inside the house. He has isolated me from talking to my friends and family. I have typed up my own... Read more »
Do I have to pay capital gains tax on profits or any taxes on the sale of the house if I sell this year?
answered on Sep 24, 2021
This question was routed to patent attorneys that work with inventors. That is not the right group of lawyers to answer this. It does not sound like landlord-tenant either.
In real estate law there is a little used provision called adverse possession that was left over from a much... Read 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?
answered on Sep 15, 2021
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... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Sep 11, 2021
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... Read 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?
answered on Sep 2, 2021
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,... Read 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... Read more »
answered on Jun 2, 2021
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... Read 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?
answered on Dec 15, 2020
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.
My landlord tells me I will lose my security deposit for breaking my lease. My initial lease term was 12 months and he says my lease automatically renewed, however there is nothing in my lease stating that it will automatically renew, in fact it gives no direction for what happens when my lease... Read more »
answered on Nov 1, 2020
Without seeing your lease and the exact language of the lease I cannot offer specifics. However, generally once your lease term expires, unless there is a specific clause to the contrary, your tenancy becomes month to month. At that point, either you or your landlord can end your tenancy by... Read more »
He boarded up my place and all my stuff is still in there can you plz help me out thanks very much
answered on Jul 31, 2020
Are you wanting to schedule a free consultation? You can call (501) 891-6000 Monday to set something up. It probably goes without says, but your landlord is not allowed to lock you out of your home. However, you should be aware that if you had not been staying in your home for awhile and if you... Read more »
answered on Jul 29, 2020
Generally, it depends on the language of your lease. Does your lease give the landlord the right to change the terms before it expires? If not, then your landlord would have to wait until the end of the lease to change any terms. If your landlord gives you notice that he intends to change the... Read more »
he has my address, won't answer calls. He's avoiding me.
answered on Jul 2, 2020
If you gave him a good forwarding address and he didn't send you a refund of your deposit or an itemization of how the deposit was used (i.e. repairs, unpaid rent, etc.), then you can sue your landlord in small claims court. If you win you may be entitled to additional damages if your... Read more »
I have been unable to find work in the construction field during this epidemic and have had to carpal tunnel procedures gun before that and have not been able to work being the only provider in the house I have fell behind on rent
answered on Jul 5, 2020
It appears that Bankruptcy may be a viable option as many grapple with Covid impacts right now. Many states and local governments stayed evictions due to the pandemic so that may be applicable in some manner.
It would be best to consult with a BK attorney to explore what options are best... Read more »
The property manager orally promised to not let anyone enter the property unless the tenant was told. A repair man was supposed to repair the oven door because it would not shut completely, even with it on. The property manager told the tenant that the repair man would come on the weekend and the... Read more »
answered on Jun 10, 2020
If you have a Lease Contract, then it probably allows this or generally makes repairs the Landlord's duty. You are lucky to have such a Landlord. I doubt you would have any damages even if the Contract prohibited this unannounced visit. Irregardless, there is no cause of action.
Is that legal?
answered on Apr 8, 2020
Generally, changing the locks to remove a tenant is considered a self-help eviction and it is illegal in Arkansas. I would need more information to provide you with a better answer as far as what your rights and remedies are.
I am needing to remove him from the deed, but I am wanting to avoid probate. Is there anyway around it?
I have fallen behind on my storage unit monthly payments. The guy cut my lock off and let my separated husband put his lock on. Now I can get my washer and dryer out of there because my estranged husband wont let me in the unit.
answered on Oct 22, 2019
Yes, but only after they have followed the correct lawful processes for providing notice to the renter. It is possible that your husband bought the contents at auction, but that is pure speculation. You should contact a local consumer affairs attorney for advice on your specific situation.
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