If you have no written lease with your tenants, it's deemed to be a month-to-month lease. You must follow the requirements of the Delaware Landlord-Tenant Code to remove them. You can read the Code here:...Read more »
My landlady is requiring me to pay for the period between my 60 day notice (effective Aug 1) and the end of my oral month-to-month lease (Sept 1). Is this legal? No lease was signed, and no terms were discussed as to the lease. There was an oral agreement to $600 per month, and I have been given my... Read more »
Delaware law provides that when a lease is month to month, the landlord or the tenant can terminate the lease by giving the other a minimum of 60 days notice. The 60 days begins to run on the 1st day of the month following the date of the notice. You are responsible for the rent during this 60 day...Read more »
If the job outside of Delaware is for your current employer, Delaware law allows you to terminate your lease early. If it's a new job for a different employer, you are required to give 60 days notice (the notice will start on the first of the month).
May 22 2014 i moved into my townhome the first day there my bathtub started leakin downstairs and me and my kids were bitten to find out the olace has bed bugs we have been to hospitals and doctors and there really nothing that can be done on their end my 2 year old has been bitten very bad and so... Read more »
The term "present employer" does not mean your employer at the time you signed the lease. It means your employer at the time you have to move. The idea is that you can't get out of a lease if you decide to take a job with a new employer.
Found out that the house is fore sale and they showed it to perspective buyers. My move in date isn't till June 1st. Can the landlord keep my deposit or hold me to the lease even though I never moved in yet and he never told me it was for sale? When I asked him about it and told him I... Read more »
The fact that the house is for sale does not mean you can't move in just like you would if the house were not for sale. If there are 2 rental units, chances are the landlord is looking for a buyer who will continue renting them out. When the house is sold, the lease between you and the...Read more »
Under your written lease, what does it say about the end of the term? For example, does it say that the lease automatically renews for another year if neither party terminates it? Does it say that it expires at the end of the term unless it is renewed? More information is needed before your...Read more »
The Delaware Landlord Tenant Code provides that one of the uses of a security deposit is to cover unpaid rent. However, there are very strict requirements that must be followed by a landlord before he can apply the security deposit to back rent. It is recommended that you consult with an attorney.
My heat functions sometimes, however other times it blows out cold air unless I turn it up to 80. This is becoming a daily occurrence now. This is a problem for me medically not to mention what it's going to do to my bill. I am being told that they first have to get it okayed by the... Read more »
Assuming the property is located in New Castle County, the tenants can go online for the New Castle County Recorder of Deeds Office. Click on parcel search and insert the property address. The names of the owners will come up.
I own 2 weekly rental units in Dewey Beach & 1 unit was recently reserved. The renters walked in the unit 3 hrs early w/out permission. Renters said the oven looked old & they did not want to use it. I offered my other unit but stated it would be ready in a few hours. They accepted but... Read more »
There are many reasons why a judge grants a request for a continuance. If you need to request one, explain the reason in a letter to the Court. Valid reasons for a continuance could include illness and a scheduling conflict.
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