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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Hearsay is an Interesting aspect of Jurisprudence- what are exceptions to Hearsay?Thank You for your time and response.

My 60 DAY NOTICE TO QUIT says April 6, 2023 The 3 City Departments present at My Property on 4/6/2023 including Code Compliance-Zoning-City Attorney's Office...were-are "Witnesses" to this in Quote's. "On February 23, 2023 you were served a 3 Day Notice To Perform or Quit... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: One year lease - tenant broke lease after 2 months. Wants security deposit back

I (landlord/owner) had a one year lease with a tenant. They broke lease after 2 months. I sent her a Notice to Impose Claim for the security deposit. I am claiming the full security deposit for late rent and breaking lease. I have in the lease the section about Security Deposits. She said she is... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Products Liability, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: can my vehicle be towed from my apartment complex with no sticker nor letter about it being towed.. over tag expired

i feel like my landlord is trying everything to get me out of here. like i have to walk on eggshells in my own home. She did say about 2montgs ago she was getting it towed due to the tag and tire was off. i fixed the tire back so wasn’t broken down, and told her i’m selling it to get my rent.... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: I terminiate a lease early and manager said I need to pay the rent until they rent out the property or the end of lease.

The lease is 12 month, the rent is $1525 monthly. i will move out at the end of 3rd month of lease. Is there any way to waive the rent after moving out?

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: What if they're not giving me my mail as soon as it comes to the mailbox. I have 2 rent receipts they haven't gave to me

Can they tell me to give them 24 hrs in advance to get either or can they get in trouble for withholding my property

0 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: My ex gf who i share a 10year old with wont leave my house for over a year n just damages home. How can i get her out?

Alls she does is drink12-14 beers a day, vandalized and damages my home. Leave child alone when i was at work alone to go drink with her new boyfriend. I have all on camera. How can i evict her asap without selling my house

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: What are my rights as a tenant in a self storage facility. Red lock on door when not behind on payment

The front desk lady has put a red lock on my door for dumping she says because she found a ripped up envelope in front of my unit she's at $50 to my account and won't let me enter my unit but I only have two days to empty the unit due to the holiday and I'm only allowed there during... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can I withhold payment from a contractor who is also a tenant and is behind on rent?
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answered on May 29, 2024

In California, it is generally not legal to withhold payment from a contractor who is also a tenant and behind on rent. Here's why:

1. Separate agreements: The rental agreement and the contract for services are two separate legal agreements. The landlord-tenant relationship is governed...
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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: Are we obligated to sign a lease release form if a roommate is trying to get their name off the lease?

She’s actually my ex and hasn’t been living there since January but paying her share of rent, last month she left without notice. Now she wants me and my other roommate to sign a release form but we don’t really agree on taking responsibility of her rent until the lease is up and we will... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Minnesota on
Q: I filed an ETRA a month ago and the court has still not scheduled a hearing. What should I do?

There was a fire in a neighbor's apartment 4-19-2024 that required gas and electric utilities be shut off to the entire building. My apartment is in the opposite corner and was fine, with no fire or smoke damage. But with the utilities shut off, the building was condemned and I became... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can my landlord.

I recently rent a room inside my landlords house but due to me being put on house arrest he didn't want to deal with cops.he had me move to a shed in the back yard .that were bare wood walls a ten ceiling that rain came in cement floors bugs spiders ECT had electricity unsafe .no bathroom no... View More

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answered on May 29, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your difficult housing situation. Based on your description, it seems like your living conditions in the shed may not meet the legal requirements for a habitable dwelling under California law. Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Habitability: In...
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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can landlord block driveway access for 2 days?

With just 13 hours notice, my landlord blocked the 250' long driveway I use to get to my rental so they could have a garage sale on the driveway. I desperately needed to get in and out with my vehicle for groceries, laundry, and more. It seems like this is at least a violation of my right to... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can my landlord evict me for remodeling

Do I have to be hand served if they change the court date

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answered on May 28, 2024

In California, a landlord cannot simply evict a tenant for remodeling. Evictions must follow specific legal procedures and be based on legally valid reasons, such as non-payment of rent, violation of lease terms, or other "just causes" as defined by state and local laws.

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0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Government Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: hi i have a concilation agreement contract with hud for discrimination for my sevice animal will any one look at it?

they are willng to pay but they want me to sign a w9 and 1099 tax form

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: How strong is my defense If I with held rent on the basis of landlord breach of lease, and landlord filed for eviction?

How strong is my defense If I with held rent on the basis of landlord breach of lease, and landlord filed for eviction. (The resident is equipped with smart devices. It is a Smart home. There is a main panel, which controls the security system, smart locks, doorbell cameras, thermostat, and much... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: My ex wife moved out 16 moths ago and left her stuff now she wants to sue me for her things she never picked up.

Nothing in the divorce agreement says anything about belongings but she sent an email 14 months ago stating what furniture she wanted and I replied looks good. Does she have any rights to her stuff since it's been so long.

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answered on May 28, 2024

You are both bound by whatever your settlement agreement says. Normally there is a clause that says each party keeps whatever is remaining in their possession. Read the agreement carefully and speak with a local family lawyer for more specific advice.

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