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Q: I've worked for my landlord he constantly say I'm going to be evicted and fired for not answering the phone right away

Even though I haven't been paid in months . Is this legal

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Q: Can a person rent rooms in a motel if it’s permanently closed in Oklahoma ? I’m staying in a motel in hominy, Oklahoma

A man texted me on Wednesday and told me my rent was due that day or they would be moving me out the next day,

I looked up the motel and it says it’s permanently closed and the man stated that he wanted me to send the money via cash app

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Q: Can my son get out of his lease for bug infestation and a broken air conditioner?

My son is living in an apartment that is infested with bugs. Section 8 declared it uninhabitable (my son is not on Section 8, but others in the complex are). In addition, the air conditioner does not cool the apartment. Today the thermostat said it was 99 degrees inside (and it may have been hotter... View More

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Q: If I live in a mobile home community in a home that I own on a leased lot, can the management force me to put up blinds?

I have lived here for almost 4 years in this manufactured home that the management has no claim of ownership to. They own the land it is on and we have a signed lease. They have recently amended their rules to require every window to have white blinds and will be charging me $45 per window in... View More

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answered on Mar 30, 2024

In your situation, the key factor to consider is the terms of your lease agreement and any provisions it may have regarding changes to community rules or regulations. If your lease includes a clause that allows management to amend the rules of the community and imposes new requirements on... View More

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Q: Can a landlorrd make you pay an additional yr of rent because you did not renew the lease?

Lease was up February 28th, I paid for March and gave a 30 day notice today that I would be moving April 12.

Landlord states I owe her an additional year of rent?

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

No, a landlord cannot typically force you to pay an additional year of rent simply because you did not renew your lease. Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Notice period: If you provided the required notice (usually 30 days, but this can vary by state and lease agreement) before...
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Q: I got evicted and the court ruled judgment for possession of property only do I still owe the balance from the eviction?
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answered on Mar 31, 2024

In a judgment for possession only, the court grants the landlord the right to take possession of the rental property, but does not address any monetary claims, such as unpaid rent or damages. This means that while you must vacate the property, the judgment itself does not require you to pay any... View More

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Q: I lived in a rental property for 17 years. After giving proper notice and moving out I received a bill for $5500.

The bill includes fees for cleaning, painting, paint, maintenance, materials, carpet, vent cleaning and more. Are these legitimate fees? They haven’t performed maintenance, painted or replaced the carpet in 17 years. Wouldn’t they have done that anyway? We had pets and paid a pet deposit. My... View More

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answered on Mar 31, 2024

In most rental situations, normal wear and tear is expected and should not be the tenant's financial responsibility, especially over a 17-year tenancy. However, there are some nuances to consider:

1. Cleaning: If you left the property in a condition that required cleaning beyond what...
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Q: What is an illegal eviction and what if it has resulted in someone's death??
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answered on Feb 25, 2024

An illegal eviction occurs when a landlord removes a tenant from a property without following the legal process required by state or local laws. This can include changing the locks, physically removing the tenant's belongings, shutting off utilities, or using threats to force the tenant out... View More

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Q: I was hurt at the Tiffany retro apartments from a leaking sink, what can I do

I broke two transverse processes in the fall

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Feb 13, 2024

An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss in more detail. Most injury firms offer free initial consults. Good luck

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Q: I work for and rent a house from the same person. Can he garnish my check for rent without court proceedings?
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answered on Jan 10, 2024

In Oklahoma, it is generally not legal for an employer to garnish an employee's wages for unpaid rent without obtaining a court judgment. Garnishing wages typically requires a court order, and landlords must follow legal procedures to collect unpaid rent. If your employer, who is also your... View More

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Q: My “roommate” brought in a cat without permission and it messed my furniture up and she never gave me a deposit

She is refusing to do so which is $300. Can I sue and if so how much would it cost me in the state of Oklahoma. My landlord said the money is in between me and her because everything is in my name.

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answered on Nov 29, 2023

Yes, you may be able to sue your roommate for the damage to your furniture and for the pet deposit that she never paid. In the state of Oklahoma, you have the right to sue someone for damages that they caused to your property, even if that person is your roommate.

Here are the steps you can...
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Q: Does a writ of assistance in Osage Co include weeends?

Was served a writ of execution late Friday afternoon that states received the 18th of Oct with an arrow pointing to a hand written note reading "you have 48 working hours to vacate," then beside it they wrote posted 10/20/23 and the time. I can't find any info that's clear... View More

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answered on Oct 23, 2023

In Osage County, Oklahoma, as in most jurisdictions, the term "working hours" generally refers to the standard business hours during weekdays. If the notice says "48 working hours," it would typically exclude weekends. Given that the notice was posted on 10/20/23, which is a... View More

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Q: Can a homeowner request double application fees then deny because I have to many children?

I had an owner deny me for a rental after I paid for an application fee on 2 different platforms. Zillow then Hotpads. I received a call the day before move in that I had too many children for the 3 bedroom and refused to contact the landlord for verification on one of my evictions to clarity and... View More

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answered on Oct 23, 2023

In Oklahoma, as in many states, landlords are prohibited from discriminating against prospective tenants on the basis of familial status, which includes the presence of children, under both federal and state fair housing laws. Denying a rental application on the basis that you have "too many... View More

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Q: Can my son throw me out of the house I've lived at fir 22 years with my mother if she left him the house after she passe
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answered on Oct 15, 2023

If your mother left the house to your son in her will or trust, he would become the legal owner upon the appropriate legal proceedings confirming the transfer. However, given that you've resided in the house for 22 years, you might have certain rights or claims. These could be based on... View More

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Q: What kind of compensation do you get from filing lawsuit for forgery with your landlord and possibly charging too much

Charging too much for rent.

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Sep 7, 2023

You can potentially recover the difference between the rent actually collected by the landlord and the amount of rent the parties agreed to in the lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: I've been renting with this property for 15 yrs ,and cannot pay the rent increase if I renew lease.Is there any allowing

Lesser rent payment.The laundry is closed all weekends and at 5 daily during week.Steps are a death trap and maintencecreguest aren't met.I cannot afford to move because of my health and not working but have family willing to pay rent.but it's too high.Thdybknow I am under cardiologist... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Aug 30, 2023

You and your landlord legally can negotiate whatever terms are mutually acceptable when renewing a lease. If you want lower rent, you can ask that your landlord renew your lease at a lower rent. If you want certain maintenance performed or amenities restored, you can legally include such terms in... View More

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Q: Is there still some time to get my personal property after I've been evicted that I had to leave behind
Charles Watts
Charles Watts
answered on Aug 23, 2023

It depends on the time frame of when you were evicted. "Generally," after 30 days the items can often be considered as abandoned and thus up to the landlord to do with them as they see fit. Furthermore, they can put them into storage and you would be responsible for the storage fees.... View More

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Q: I signed for an apartment as a tenant & guarantor/co-signer. Will 30 days notice terminate lease & all responsibility?

My info is listed on an apartment lease as tenant and my signature shows under guarantor/co-signer. I am not listed as an occupant and I have never lived in the apartment. The lease states that after the 12 month term it automatically renews and is now month to month. What is the procedure I need... View More

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Jul 5, 2023

You should have the tenant send a notice of termination of the lease to the landlord, and then sign a new lease without you as a guarantor or co-signer

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