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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: signed lease for house with the landlord landlord accepted pay from housing then told me someone already moved in

I signed a lease with landlord, he got money from federal housing then message me he found another person to move in, can be do that even after we signed a year lease with him and he got payment?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: We recently moved out of a rental. The initial deposit was $800 of which the landlord returned $500.

It has been well over 31 days since we turned the property back over to the landlord. The only “written” itemized accounting we have received was via Facebook Messenger and/or email. It was not personally delivered or mailed.

They have claimed they’re withholding the additional $300... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Sep 22, 2021

You should sue for the $1600. If he wants the $500, let him counter Sue you for it - and prove it in court. That said, you may want to think about having an attorney represent you in regular court instead. The landlord has no incentive to do anything but go to trial in small claims. In regular... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Is it legal for a landlord to provide reports for criminal behavior for an eviction if they are the ones Calling them?

The court asked the landlord to provide reports of criminal behavior and police involvement at the residents the report they would be requesting are the ones that the landlord called and complained about themselves would they be able to use that for for the reports on the eviction itself or no

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Can’t move into rental due urethane/fumes on floor. Landlord refuses to return calls or emails after 3 weeks.

We are out of state planning to leave and move into rental next week but cannot due to heavy fumes. Someone tried a quick fix, added stain and urethane over finished engineered flooring. The urethane is bubbled and slopped on baseboards, has dirt and hair in the finish, doesn’t seem to have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: When a landlord decides to sell why you renting with no lease how many days do the renter have to vacate.
Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman answered on Sep 22, 2021

No lease generally means you are month to month - depends on how often you pay rent. The new owner must give you a 15 day notice on a month to month; and you must leave. You have no right to stay.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arkansas on
Q: If a renter has been gone all month and had got in trouble leaving there 10 cats a snake 9 dogs all in house never clean

House what I have to do about abatement

And eviction them.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: Landlord won’t allow tenants to inspect house to ascertain accuracy of move out report, not return deposit

Landlord is charging tenant for painting inside of house (normal wear and tear) $800

Pruning bushes that should not pruned until Fall $100

Cleaning house (garage had cob webs, two blinds in dining room dusty) this after tenant paid professional cleaning service to clean. $250... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Landlord won’t allow tenants to inspect property to ascertain accuracy move out report, not return deposit

Landlord is charging tenant for painting inside of house (normal wear and tear) $800

Pruning bushes that should not pruned until Fall $100

Cleaning house (garage had cob webs, two blinds in dining room dusty) this after tenant paid professional cleaning service to clean. $250... Read more »

Erik A. Perez
Erik A. Perez answered on Sep 22, 2021

Pursuant to Florida precedent, there is some legal authority which dictates a landlords may only charge for excess wear and tear. In other words, he/ she may not claim the security deposit for ordinary wear and tear like paint retouch and cleaning. In addition, the landlord has to comply with the... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: I requested my deposit back from place I was going to move in and landlord is not responding to request made 2 wk ago

About a week prior to moving in they let national grid cut the power because previous tenant didn't pay and was told it would take 10 days to restore. I wfh and would not be able to wait 10 days and requested my deposit back on 9/6 and have gotten no response. Because of this I'm about to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: I requested my deposit back from place I was going to move in and landlord is not responding to request made 2 wk ago

About a week prior to moving in they let national grid cut the power because previous tenant didn't pay and was told it would take 10 days to restore. I wfh and would not be able to wait 10 days and requested my deposit back on 9/6 and have gotten no response. Because of this I'm about to... Read more »

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on Sep 22, 2021

Whether you are entitled to the return of your deposit depends upon the agreement pursuant to which the payment was made. You should consider sitting down with a local attorney to review that agreement.

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: So I would like to make an abusive and problematic ex leave but we can't figure out how. How exactly would I do that?

He's gone through phones without permission, he attacked someone in my house hold, and then just completely quit his job. He causes so many problems and most of us are scared of him. The problem is we don't have the money to move out right now. And I can't figure out how to legally... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can my landlord charge me per night for having a guest stay in my unit for a week?

I live in California. I rented a 1br/1 ba appt and signed a lease stating that if I had unregistered guests that I would be charged $30/night (per the lease I am allowed 2 guests every month for a maximum of 2 days). Over word of mouth when I signed the lease, he told me that it was not enforced... Read more »

Jonathon Maddox
Jonathon Maddox answered on Sep 22, 2021

If you signed a lease that says you would be charged, then you were aware of the "potential" fees. It also sounds like you breached the lease agreement by letting your friends stay more than the allotted "2 days" per month, and sounds like you further operated in bad faith by... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: Can my grandpa sell his property behind my dads back if my dad lives inside the house and the house was promised to him

beforehand because he helped build it as well as has paid rent every week for the past 4 years or so until my grandma died. My uncle changed locks and gave a week for my dad to be out and to have his RV and camper off the property in which I live in currently. He has threatened to tow RV off of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: Can a landlord raise our rent 10% for an additional tenant even if one of the previous tenants moved out?

We originally had 4 adults listed on the rental agreement but one of them moved out, and we are attempting to have somebody move in to take their place; however, my landlord is insisting on a 10% increase to the rent if a new tenant moves in. Rent was already increased last month and the month... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 22, 2021

Per Civil Code § 1947.12, NO, but there is a whole list of exemptions and exception. But this statute specifically covers your situation and the law limits rent increases to 5% every 12 months, unless EVERYONE moves out and there is a new lease. You don't say how much he increased the rent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: I currently have a lease until July 2022, rent includes utilities and I have no stipulation in my lease about selling

or vacating in any amount of time if the property sells, I was told if it sells rent will go up, utilities dropped or forced to vacate in 30 days. It is my third year renting and I've never had an issue or violation of any kind, what are my rights? Wouldn't the new owner have to honor my... Read more »

Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman answered on Sep 21, 2021

The new owner takes possession subject to your lease. He has to honor your lease, but is under no obligation to allow you to stay after your lease expires.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: How do I evict someone who isn’t on my lease or doesn’t pay rent

She is blackmailing me and threatening too

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 21, 2021

She is your sub-tenant. Check your lease to see if you need permission for a subtenant. How to evict her? Start with a notice of termination of tenancy- 60 day notice, and serve her a 3 day notice to pay rent or quit. If she does not pay the rent, you can file a UD action against her in the local... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: Landlord failed to give us move out inspection report within 3 days of move out.

We have 5 days to see items on move out. She has already corrected items without us inspecting property for our selves She is keeping our security deposit.

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