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Q: Can I attend an eviction hearing if it wasn’t served under my name?

I am on the lease and I pay the rent but it was served under the other tenants name

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Q: Hello, I was filed a dismissed eviction from my mother while temporarily living in her home not as a tenant

She filed against me as a means of punishing me for coming out as gay. I have on video several instances of her abusing me both verbally and physically. She sexually assaulted me by grabbing my vagina in front of my partner and her now ex husband while asking "is this your penis". She... View More

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Q: Hello. My landlord has put the house I'm renting up for sale, the Realtor wants to show it with me not being home.

I have serious health issues, and I dont feel comfortable with someone going in and out without me watching what's being touched. Would I b able to walk through the house with them, I am a single female, I could get someone to b here with me, and stay out the way.

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Q: court yesterday for a eviction. I have counterclaim. given 7days to leave.how can they do that before I present my clai

How can they evict me within the 7-Day time period if my court date for my counterclaim which pertains to the reason I'm in evicted isn't until the 28th of this month what if I win too bad for me I'm already moved????

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Q: My wife of twelve years abandoned me recently in the apartment we share. Should I leave before the rent is due?

I am disabled and she is my only source of income.

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Q: If i live eith my boyfriend and recieve mail to his address and police told us i am a lwgal resident even if im not on

The lease can he legally withhold me from being able to enter the property if i leave for a couple of hours

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Q: What can she do for help?

My daughter right now is going to the same situation already has been a multiple times of 24-hour notices for a realtor And her mother lives with her and they have multiple animals and they have missed work because of it what can be done

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Q: My property has an above ground pool. Current tenant signed a waiver holding me harmless for injuries/deaths.

My new insurance company told me they would exclude the pool from any claims and advised me to get rid of it. When I informed the tenant, he said he’s just spent $2000 on it and he wanted me to pay him back. He never got permission nor did he produce receipts. Further, my lease states that... View More

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Q: So I have a lot of questions about civil harassment. Flipping me off, parking 2in away from my bumper etc

I live in a trailer park. I’ve contacted managers with zero help. They blow grass in my yard and into my work truck. My son can’t even learn how to ride a bike without my neighbors laughing when he falls. Can’t even grill out because they open their window and blare their tv.

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Q: What can I do to get my belongings back from my boyfriends mother?

For context, my boyfriend and I ended up losing our home and living in his moms basement for a couple months. I found out I was pregnant and soon after, him and his mom had gotten into an argument about the way we were being treated there. (Not being able to do laundry, being accused of things we... View More

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answered on Jun 21, 2024

Based on the situation you've described, here are some potential steps you could consider:

1. Document everything: Make a detailed list of all your belongings that are still at your boyfriend's mother's house, including any items of particular value or importance.

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Q: In ohio is my landlord allowed to raise my rent 400 $ only four months into my 1 yr lease
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answered on May 14, 2024

If the lease does not provide for an increase in rent during this time, then no.

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Q: My rent is going up every month & we’re being charged for gas when we don’t even use it Call me hard to text / type.
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I'm sorry to hear that you're dealing with rising rent and being charged for a utility you don't use. That sounds very frustrating. Here are a few thoughts and suggestions:

- Review your lease carefully to see what utilities are included in rent vs. billed separately. If gas...
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Q: As a landlord, do damages have to be repaired before giving an itemized estiment to tenant of deposit deductions?
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answered on Apr 8, 2024

No, but it really is best practice. Otherwise they can be fairly easily contested.

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Q: In Ohio, failure to give Tenant notice 60 days prior result in having to pay for another month?

My roommate and I forgot to give notice 60 days prior and we gave roughly 45 days. The complex said we are now responsible for utilities for 20 extra days. Can they do that and charge rent for 20 extra days as well? The lease states this Tenant shall give not less than sixty days written notice. If... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Based on the information provided, it seems that your lease agreement requires you to give at least 60 days written notice before vacating the premises. Since you provided only 45 days notice, you are not in compliance with the terms of the lease.

In this situation, the landlord may be...
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Q: I need help figuring out what to sue my landlord for

He has not allowed me to have water service restored for almost 2 years has filed over 3 eviction and lost all of them. He has slandered my name so bad no other landlord will rent to me.

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answered on Apr 8, 2024

If you've had no water for two years and leave you can sue for constructive eviction. However, you have to actually leave to do that.

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Q: Do the home owners need to file a 30 day eviction notice for me to leave?

I have been living on the propery and They are trying to move me out, yet I have been here for over 8 months, have mail sent here, and have given monetary value in the past to live on the premises. There is no paper lease, and the rent was a cash transaction, but there are conversations with time... View More

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
answered on Apr 1, 2024

Yes, the owners must give a 30 day written notice before filing the eviction. But an eviction filing is a permanent court record that can make it difficult for you to rent from a landlord who check's the court records, and most landlords check, and won't rent to someone with a prior... View More

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Q: Using a residential lease nonrenewal to retaliate in Ohio. Is there anything I can do?

I sued my landlord for unconscionable clauses in a lease and they are retalitating by not renewing my lease. The landlord kept increasing charges in the middle of yearly leases. I told them its illegal in Ohio w/o an addendum that both parties agree on. I took them to court but as a pro se... View More

Todd B. Kotler
Todd B. Kotler
answered on Mar 30, 2024

Not a darn thing. There is nothing in the law that compels a person to renew a lease once the term is ended. Leases are at their core, contracts. Alternatively, they could agree to renew but at a greatly inflated rate. There would be nothing to stop that either,

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Q: Am I liable for eviction if my landlord banned items without it being stated in the lease?

They sent out a notice banning space heaters, excessive TVs, fake fireplaces, mini fridges, microwaves and more but none of these things are in the lease. They don't have any banned items in the lease at all.

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

If your landlord has implemented new rules banning items like space heaters, TVs, and other appliances, but these were not originally included in your lease agreement, it can raise concerns about your rights and obligations. Generally, a lease agreement is a binding contract that outlines the terms... View More

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Q: My father died in a car accident in August, disinherited my brother and I in his will..

He left everything to my children (two minors ages 8 and 6) to be held in trust until they reach 30 years old. He owns a home which I know he would want to be kept for them. He named a family friend to serve as the Executor of the will and Trustee for the kids. Well we were evicted from the place... View More

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

In your situation, it's crucial to understand that the legal dynamics surrounding estates, trusts, and real estate can be complex, especially when it involves minors and inherited property. Given the urgency of your eviction and the specific circumstances, seeking legal advice from an attorney... View More

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