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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: I left apartment in 2020. Landlord kept $4oo out of $650 deposit. Can I get that money back?

Back of rug stuck to bathroom tile so he would have to replace tile and he stated it would only be fair since the other tenants paid for rug cleaning, I should also. landlord kept $400 out of $650 security deposit and never sent me copy or repairs. I left in 2020.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: How long does my landlord have to fix or replace extremely moldy toilet and wall of bathroom?

I moved in two months ago. I noticed extreme mold under the tank of my toilet 1 month ago, documented it and cleaned it up. It has now come back even worse and I am noticing old mold from previous tenant that the landlord(or the landlords maintenance or previous tenant ) had painted over without... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: If a company does not give me a title of purchase till 5 months later and evicts me for nonpayment of lot rent can I sue

Them for the amount I paid for the house since I paid the balance in full 10 years early minus the ammt of lot rent I'm behind. Also they stacked the books on the fees when it comes to water bills and sewage costs. Pet deposit when my pet died and have prior evictions since covid before anyone... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: My wife of 1 week past away. Got married before she past. Now I been paying house payment for a year now.. Now the daugh

Daughter wants to sell it giving him 30days .. The house was last to her. Does he have any rights

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Duval County, Jax, FL How do I go about the process of evicting my son?

My son is a drug addict whom my family has tried to shelter from living on the streets for a few years now, but he's recently gotten out of hand, breaking down windows to get into the house, destroying furniture, selling the family's belongings, and disturbing the neighborhood and the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: I have been approved for an affordable housing apartment in CT. Do I get all the same deals as regular renters?

There is a deal going on that new renters only pay $1,000 for a deposit on an apartment in the month of June (not one month's rent). I qualified for affordable housing and they told me I can't get the deal for a $1,000 deposit because SED housing sets it at the full deposit amount. Is... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: In New Jersey, how late am I required to grant access to my rental home for electrical worker sent by landlord?

I just arrived home from vacation to be told by maintenance manager that I have workers coming tonight 5-8 pm to work on my electrical box in my bedroom.

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jun 6, 2023

Depends on the nature of the repair. Normal matters would require access during usual working hours. If an emergency repair, access would depend on the need for immediate action ,

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: I have a manufactured home that I own and pay rent at a Mobile Home park. The landlord constructed the concrete slab

and he owns the land. The slab is cracking in several areas and my home is no longer level due to a cave in on the property. Is he responsible for the repairs that are needed? He also constructed a retaining wall that needs repairs.

Steven Warren Smollens
Steven Warren Smollens
answered on Jun 6, 2023

Dear Stony Point MHP Tenant:

Are there at least three manufactured homes on the same property? If so, your tenancy should be governed by Rent Stabilization.
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Q: Can I use a signed settlement agreement to prove bias/bad faith in an eviction proceeding?

I am in Illinois outside of Chicago. This is in regards to discovery. I am going to be fighting an eviction, claiming it is retaliatory.

To summarize, our landlord agreed to pay us a lot more money than we owe him, and now is filing eviction apparently thinking that the court approved... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Good morning! Our landlord does not return the deposit. We try to find the right jurisdiction of the small claim court.

There are three possible jurisdictions:

1. The owner of the house to whom we paid the deposit years ago and who lives in Spring, TX

2. The son who took over the business and acts as his agent, who lives in Porter, TX

3. The son's company who has a registered agent in... Read more »

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jun 6, 2023

It depends on whether the owner, his son, or his son’s company is the landlord.

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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Washington on
Q: I am parked in my designated parking spot w/valid tabs and have a handicap placter card at my apartments where I rent .

Can I be towed.if that is my signed place that I got with a doctor's note. Cause I don't drive it to often. I live in Washington state

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: How long after signing a lease do I have to cancel the contract, and how do I go about doing that?

I have read online that you have 5 days to cancel a contract in the state of Utah as long as you submit in writing communication to cancel the contract. Does this apply to a lease agreement even if you have started moving stuff in before realizing it's a bad situation and then moved everything... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for California on
Q: I recently entered into a verbal agreement to rent a space for $300/mo. Then I found out it was HUD and an illegal

sublet. I paid a total of $450. Can I recover my rent money if I spent less than two weeks total there? She is refusing to give back the over payment.

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Jun 6, 2023

Verbal agreements can be legally binding, but proving the terms without written documentation can be challenging.

If the sublet is illegal, it may affect the validity of the agreement.

If you overpaid, you may be entitled to a refund of the excess amount.

Consult with a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: NJ Landlord/Tenant: Landlord adding extra "attorneys fees" after court agreement has been settled. Is this legal??

There were no stipulations in the court agreement about any additional fees to be added later.

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
answered on Jun 6, 2023

This is not permitted. You may file a fee arbitration matter concerning this.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Mexico on
Q: I was recently kicked out of my property due to the landlord wanting to sell the house instead of renewing the lease.

We were forced to leave the premises instead of being able to stay there while the house was being sold. So we had to move into a hotel due to no other openings for rent being available. Its officially been over 30 days since we left and cooperated and I still have not received my deposit. I... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: I am trying to rent a condo. The landlord is asking me to send them a security deposit before tour or signing anything.

I have answered some basic questions such as where I work and move in date. They said they would like to rent to me but want a security deposit before mailing me everything including the paperwork and the keys. I dont want to be scammed, it just seems odd to ask for payment via zelle before these... Read more »

Matthew Schutz
Matthew Schutz
answered on Jun 5, 2023

Frankly I would question the requirement. Generally speaking you don't give a security deposit, until after you sign on the dotted line. I would not deal with this fellow.

If you choose to deal with them, then if there is a real estate agent involved, have him ask for the money and if...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: I have been served a writ of possession and the landlord will not let me retrieve my belongings

I was served a writ of possession over 35 days after going to court and the landlord will not let me retrieve my belongings he only gave me 15 minutes to gather my things and get out all of my personal stuff is still there and I've been told he's been going through it

Anthony M. Avery
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answered on Jun 5, 2023

If you have a lease, read it about termination. If you have a security deposit, then claim it. You may have to file an Action To Recover Personal Property in Sessions Court, or for conversion. A money judgment might be executed against the real property of the owner. Politely threaten the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Michigan on
Q: How can I get assistance with stopping the lease termination recently issued by landlord?

I’m low-income mother but work full time who lives in the La Colonnade Apartments complex - 14598 Northline Rd Apt. 7 in Southgate MI. I keep to myself and don’t do anything illegal and have obeyed my lease terms for the 10 years I have lived here.

I believe my landlord is retaliating... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: The addendum for the 2019, California 1482 tenant protection act can we send to the tenant now?

Our rental home is in Berekeley, CA. It is not under rent control. The above act makes it rent control though it meets the exceptions criteria. Can we send the addendum to the tenant now? How long does it take to be effective.

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