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Q: I was charged nearly $4,000 when I had to break my lease even though they had a new tenant within a month.

The lease required a 60 days notice then a fee equal to 2 months rent. My reason for breaking the lease is not on the exceptions list. Under Oklahoma Statute 41-105, Mitigation of Damages, shouldn't the rent paid by the new tenant for the remainder of my lease term apply to my balance owing?

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Q: my landlord sold the home that I am living in. The new owners served me notice to vacate within 30 days.

currently the hot water tank is not working and i have no hot water. Do i call the new owners to fix it?

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Q: Can I be evicted if my child was in a group of children that found a lighter and lit paper on fire outside?

I received a letter that I will be evicted because my child lit paper on fire outside. The letter said this was over spring break in March and they never said anything until now. The letter said that it's a security issue.

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Q: My landlord gave me a notice to quit Andnever filed an eviction I have moved What do I need to do to terminate the lease

I want out of the lease where I can stop paying two rents what do I need to do

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm renting a residence that I've occupied for 2 to 3 years ,rents paid up to this month and my landlord passed away.

Wife sells and she has water meter pulled. Doesn't explain why ect. I have health issues and not behind on rent. But withholding this month rent. Verbal contract I had with her husband that passed on. And she was mailed my deposit in my name from the water company. The new landlord has made no... Read more »

Evan Humphreys
Evan Humphreys
answered on Mar 16, 2022

Unfortunately, you have a difficult situation with no immediately clear answer. To see if the verbal lease survived the landlord's death, you should contact an attorney in your area or your local low-income legal services provider. You can find such providers here: https://oklegalconnect.org/#/login

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Q: Can a landlord send an eviction notice to tenant by email
Evan Humphreys
Evan Humphreys
answered on Mar 16, 2022

While the notice to terminate a tenancy must be in writing, the law does not state a specific form for this written notice. These laws were created before email was invented and the term "writing" is not defined in them. However, it is possible that email notice is sufficient. The best... Read more »

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Q: I want to know if guests get tenant rights after 30 days in Oklahoma. For example, in CA guests get tenant rights.
Evan Humphreys
Evan Humphreys
answered on Mar 16, 2022

Oklahoma law only protects a tenant, who is defined as "any person entitled under a rental agreement to occupy a dwelling unit." Presumably a guest is a temporary occupant and not entitled to live there under a rental agreement. The bottom line is that there is no minimum time that has to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Bought a house from heritage housing in Oklahoma City. Signed all the paperwork and put down $2500 about three month ago

Got notified today a week before delivery price had gone up $7000. Can they do that? After I’ve already signed and paid a deposit?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Dec 20, 2021

You should contact an attorney who can review your contract and paperwork to determine if they have that ability or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: If a renter of a self storage is delinquent in payment within 60 days and someone pays it for them can the person paying

Fees and past due rent take possession of the unit(s)?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 4, 2021

Not without some type of agreement. They would be considered a "volunteer."

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: What are my rights and responsibilities and actions I need to take if house isnt sound and landlord hasnt fixed the

Problem and it's been over a year.. and its affecting my energy costs

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on Jul 16, 2021

That’s a big question. I’m not sure what the “house isn’t sound” means.

If you search the Oklahoma Bar Association’s website, they have detailed information about landlord tenant responsibilities. So does Legal Aid.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Who do i contact when Apts refuse to make needed repairs in section 8 approved apts?

My pregnant daughter and four grand babies are living in a section 8 approved apts that will not make much need repairs I have pics of the black mold on bathroom ceiling walls doors, whole in kitchen ceiling from upstairs flooding, hallway moled carpet soak in water to wear maggots are on carpet... Read more »

Anna L Self
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Anna L Self
answered on Jul 13, 2021

I would contact Legal Aid if you can't get assistance from the Housing Authority that runs your section 8 program. I would also keep trying with the Housing Authority. In OKC, they have to approve the home before it qualifies for section 8 and it sounds like the apartments should not be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: I need help finding a way out of my lease and knowing if I have a chance at a case against the company I am renting fro

I just started this lease officially on April 17th and have only been able to stay a maximum of 4 days in the house due to back to back problems which also posed a hazard to my 10 month old son as well as myself and my unborn child.

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on May 3, 2021

There isn't enough information there to know where to start. However, the Oklahoma Bar Association has a very helpful page that provides answers to a lot of questions like this. Here's the link: https://www.okbar.org/freelegalinfo/tenant/

I wish you the best!

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Q: I was injured on the property that I’m renting and they have a clause in their lease saying I can’t sue them

I had 3 stitches had to get a tetanus shot they told me to take it up with my renters insurance and said basically they aren’t doing anything or willing to give me anything my daughter has nightmares 3 days can I sue and how much can I ask for I am on a month to month lease was injured by a... Read more »

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on May 3, 2021

You should contact a "personal injury" attorney. I noticed that this was posted under Landlord/tenant inquiries and they wouldn't likely see it.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I remove my 18 yr old daughter and her 20 yr old girlfriend without legal eviction?
Timothy Carignan
Timothy Carignan
answered on May 5, 2021

They are both legal adults. If they aren't paying rent, then they aren't tenants and don't have the rights that tenants have. You can ask them both to leave, and you can call a sheriff if they refuse.

However, this will almost definitely do great harm to your relationship...
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Q: Tenants verbally agreed to move 2 months early. We signed an offer and acceptance to sale house. Now renter refuses.

We signed an offer and acceptance for sale of the house. Can we back out of the offer and acceptance and are there expenses we are obligated to cover?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on Apr 5, 2021

More information is needed here.

Is there an underlying written lease with the tenant in place? If so, what are those terms regarding moveout and verbal modifications?

To get a renter out of the house, you have to file a Forcible Entry & Detainer with the court and evict them....
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Q: No lease and pay weekly. Note on my door today says evicted move tonight also electric off is this legal
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on Mar 25, 2021

There isn't enough information here to answer your question. The Oklahoma Bar Association's website has some free legal resources for tenants that can be found here: https://www.okbar.org/freelegalinfo/tenant/

I wish you the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Snow storm I missed court I called was told call back Monday not knowing judge went on with case landlord kicked door

Less 24 hours without any notice or time landlord stole anything of value then destroyed the rest with paint and chemicals when I asked why he would do that he said cause you owe me rent can he do this I have picture to show he destroyed everything he didn't take

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown
answered on Mar 22, 2021

It would be good for you to contact an attorney here. Your landlord is not allowed to destroy your property.

If a tenant leaves property behind, the landlord has a couple of options. If the property has little or no value, the landlord may throw it away.

If the property does have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I rent out a house I own without a real estate license in oklahoma?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Feb 8, 2021

Yes - as the owner of the property you can sell or rent out the house without a license. I would recommend that you contact an attorney to assist you in drafting your rental agreements as there are specific items that you will want to include, and some items you may want to specifically exclude in... Read more »

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