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Q: Moved from rental a month ago and land lady is now wanting me to pay her for water damage under her house. Am I liable?

House needed much work when I moved in. She sold the AC unit as I was moving in, took out her dishwasher etc. The half bath never worked right, had to attach a hose to drain in sink whenever the toilet was flushed. Now she claims I caused major water Damage under her house and is demanding I pay... Read more »

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Q: I found out I'v been living with mold for 2 years, Where do I file suit if I have health damages and it's more than 10k?

I moved into a unit 9/2020 water was leaking form the dining room light. Fast forward to 4/2022 the same problems have consistently happened and this time the basement flooded. Upon cutting the ceiling open the was mold found in the ceiling. I have also developed asthma. My claim would be bigger... Read more »

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Q: My landlord is selling and had pics taken of our space including valuables and personal belongings. Is it legal

Our landlord is selling the duplex we live in and hired a photographer to take pictures. He moved all our stuff around in our house and went through our cabinets. Then took pictures of our valuable things and personal items and is going to post them to the public.

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Q: This question is in regards to Indiana landlord tenant law, specifically IC 32-31-1-8

This question is in regards to Indiana landlord tenant law, specifically IC 32-31-1-8

IC 32-31-1-8 Notice to quit; when not necessary

Item 5 states:

The express terms of the contract require the tenant to pay the rent in advance, and

the tenant refuses or neglects to... Read more »

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Q: This question is in regards to Indiana landlord tenant law, specifically IC 32-31-1-6

IC 32-31-1-6 states:

If a tenant refuses or neglects to pay rent when due, a landlord may terminate the lease with not less than ten (10) days notice to the tenant unless:

(1) the parties otherwise agreed; or

(2) the tenant pays the rent in full before the notice period... Read more »

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Q: What can I do when neighbors living in an apartment from across the street park too close to the end of our driveway?

They also park on and over the curb on our lawn. Some of their guests do the same. Parking enforcement has Monday through Friday hours of 8AM to 5PM. That's no help after hours or on the weekends.

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Q: What happens if, living w grandpa but he doesn't pay lot rent and I do. He wants me and my children to leave but I wont

Until I find a place. The landlord is on my side. I paid him every month and payed on grandpa's 3k back rent. What are my options? The title to the trailer is in my gpas name but the landlord has said if I leave he wants him to pay all back rent or he is evected. I feel my GPA is not in the... Read more »

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Q: My landlord is telling me that I have to pay for the repairs and maintenance of the central air unit. I'm I responsible?

I put in for a maintenance request to fix my a/c and they sent me a letter stating that I would be responsible for the repair bill and that they do not guarantee that the a/c units will work. They said that they would send out a technician but I would have to foot the bill.

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Q: My maintenance man got into it with my wife and I and tried to hit me in which he hit my wife. Now trying to evict us?

What can I do to press charges against the man who was trying to hit me and hit my wife? Also what can i do about the eviction ?

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Q: My landlord kicked us out without a written notice, no eviction. She Comes in or house with no warning. We are moving

We are moving out but she comes over and harasses us constantly. She took the property over when her father passed. She has has parties where her friends ran over my yard decorations, never replaced any of it. Our house has electrical issues, and horrible rust issues. We asked her for a new... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: Can you still sue for losses if they changed power of attorney over if it happened before they changed power of attorney

In other words can you pursue their assets if it happened before they changed power of attorney over

Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Mar 17, 2022

You posted this under landlord-tenant law but you are asking about a power of attorney. You need to provide more details before anyone can provide a meaningful response. Questions that you should address when you repost this include:

Are you the tenant or the landlord?

How are you...
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Q: I live in Indiana. I am renting a house through a property management company. The owner of the property sold the home.

The new owner is with a different property management company. Do I have to remain in the lease

Michael Ray Smith
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Michael Ray Smith
answered on Feb 11, 2022

It depends on what the lease says...but probably.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Landlord - Tenant, Personal Injury and Contracts for Indiana on
Q: having persistent issue of sewers backing up into home for over 5 years in a row, i own the unit , an rent the land
Charles Candiano
Charles Candiano
answered on Nov 7, 2021

I assume you do not want a plumber so you really need to ask a legal question, though it seems apparent you need to have check-valves installed to prevent back-up.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: If property sold to me has a shed with a lien on it and property sold as is, is the shed mine?

Co owner financed shed, filed chapter 7, property sold to me as is by trustee. Can co owner now remove said shed? Shed was exempted under bankruptcy as part of this property. Co owner being evicted and wants shed. I've paid all taxes for shed and it is listed as part of this property sold... Read more »

W. J. Winterstein Jr.
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W. J. Winterstein Jr.
answered on Oct 31, 2021

When an improvement (e.g., that shed, or a house built on the property) is made to real property, it often becomes part of the real estate, i.e., a "fixture". When that happens, a conveyance of the property normally includes fixtures.

Your state's laws determine what might...
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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Bankruptcy and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: My wages are being garnished from me forgetting to take my name off the lease that my ex shared. How can I stop this?

I moved out of my apartment after I broke up with an ex a while ago. He stayed. I forgot to take my name of the lease and he can't keep a job, so now the creditors are coming after me. They've garnished my wages and now I can't afford food or gas. Please, what can I do to fix this?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 29, 2021

File a chapter 7 or Chapter 13 to terminate the garnishment.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: I may be moving interstate with 9m left on lease. Landlord said I have to pay the whole 9m on leaving. Is that legal?

So I may have to pay $7,450 on leaving? What happens if they lease it out in 1 month?

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Apr 6, 2021

Technically, yes. However, in practice, most judges will require a landlord to show good faith in marketing and reletting the property to a new tenant, and generally a landlord is given 2-3 months for this purpose (some exceptions permitted for exceptional circumstances). Courts will usually... Read more »

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Q: In Indiana if you have 9 months left on lease then evicted, do u still have to pay the remaining 9 months after eviction
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Mar 17, 2021

In theory yes. However, after you leave the unit, the landlord has a duty to make a good faith effort to find another suitable tenant, and most judges will allow landlords 2-3 months to do this. Judges will usually be hesitant to find the tenant liable for anything more than that, under the... Read more »

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Q: If I have been staying at a resident for 3 months and I receive mail but I'm not on the lease do I have to be evicted
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Feb 3, 2021

That would depend on a variety of factors, including whether the landlord knows of your presence there. However, if you are staying in a location and the landlord is trying to kick you out, it might be better to just negotiate with them and request adequate time to move, rather than risk having an... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Indiana on
Q: Can landlord sell the home after I have been renting for 19.5 yrs, lease isn't up and new people r sueing and evicting

Us what can we ask our lawyer to due, I don't believe paying for move and deposit, is enough after us loosing our home after 19.5 yrs, and during this pandemic and winter

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Feb 10, 2021

Your landlord would not be prevented from selling the property to another owner. However, whether the new owners are justified in filing an eviction against you would depend on if you have violated a term of the lease or one of the tenant obligations called for under Indiana law.

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Q: Can we break a lease if our landlord isn’t doing anything about an almost daily nightly noise complaint we have to make?

Our neighbors have a sub woofer in their apartment and they play music all night long. We have called the complex’s courtesy officer, sent emails and have tried to set up meetings with management but they keep ignoring us. This has been going on for months and we have saved all our communication... Read more »

Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
answered on Jan 12, 2021

You should advise the landlord that you are prepared to take additional legal action if the problem is not quickly dealt with. A satisfactory informal resolution is probably your safest, quickest outcome here.

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