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Q: I signed my lease renewal, but then I was told a month later that no renewals will be allowed

On May 11th the property manager said there will be no renewing of leases and she’s moving me to month-to-month lease after I already signed my renewal on April 5. She’s been seeking retaliation and trying to move me to a month-to-month lease. She ignored my request for maintenance regarding a... Read more »

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Q: I'm appealing an eviction in texas and filed a inability to pay form. The landlord contested...

I'm appealing an eviction in texas and filed a inability to pay form. The landlord contested, I am on snap and medicaid, so the judge told me the landlord could only contest the "Veracity" of the statement of inability to pay. I don't really understand what this means. Could someone please explain

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Q: Hello, I was wondering I can sue a apartment complex for ending the contract early due to the tenant being undocumente

The apartment complex is racially discriminating against the tenant

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Q: I went to court on May 4th for an eviction but then when I got back the apartments gave me a notice to vacate with 30

More days on it. The court said I could pay a month's rent to stay another month since I'm applying for assistance but I'm wondering since they gave me a notice to vacate with the date 6/3/2022 do I pay the rent or go with the Notice to Vacate since that came after the hearing?

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Q: We had someone staying with us for about a month we asked him to leave. Can I keep him locked out?

He has been throwing stuff around the room, letting people that we don't want in the house in the house after we're asleep and today he threatened me bodily harm.

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Q: Roommate refuses to move security camera to not video into my bedroom through the door and windows...

Roommate has a security camera pointed at the bedroom door which is also a door to the backyard. Even after informing him its an invasion of privacy, he still doesn’t think he’s in the wrong and he can do whatever he wants because he’s the landlord. Can he do that? I can’t open the blinds... Read more »

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Q: What to do when a tenant left property without paying you? we have a 3 year lease agreement, only paid for 11 months.

Residential agreement by Texas Realtors. 3 years lease. Left property 2 weeks after rent was due. Used security deposit for unpaid rent and late fees. Left property filthy and damaged carpet and with excess damages on other areas.

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Q: I was wondering if I can get help with this eviction process

I stop paying my rent due to failure of maintenance. I’ve called reported it and everything. And I have court and two weeks and I really just want to be let out my lease

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Q: I’m dealing with two situations I live in public housing I have a neighbor who’s harrassing threats me everyday

I have told the office I’m in public housing they have been overcharging me saying I owe all this money but they are not giving me along with other residents our deductions. I have made police reports they have not done one thing it’s going on to the point it’s starting to mess more with my... Read more »

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Q: Repaying a gifted down payment for a house.

I purchased a home in July of 2021 in the state of Texas. My now ex-fiance gifted me 7750 to put down. She has kept 12k worth of rings I purchased for her stating they are a gift. I told her if she will give me the rings back I will give her 11k dollars. She wants to keep the rings and me give her... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on May 9, 2022

First, be aware that the wholesale value of a diamond ring that costs $12,000 is probably in the range of $2,000 to $3,000 and almost certainly less than $7750 even if they are unworn rings from Tiffany in the original packaging. The appraised value certificate they give you for insurance purposes... Read more »

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Q: If you so dont pay your deposit does that void the lease. And can you just be told to move out without eviction

Theres no stipulations on if i can have company. And this is a year lease.

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Q: Can a landlord force to move out because i had company over. And can a lease agreement be voided due to not paying depos

There no stipulation about having company over in the contract and she has also been harassing about this.

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Q: And what makes a three day notice in Texas invalid? And what is a defective unlawful detainer/eviction

What makes a Texas unlawful detainer/Eviction citation defective? What must the petition contain? Where it asks on the petition for dates the money is owed for and he only put April 3 is that a fatal flaw? On the three day notice when you ask for the time that the rent is owed he puts... Read more »

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Q: Breaking a lease due to consistent no hot water issues.

I moved into this complex two months ago and have had four to five instances of either no water or no hot water. The problem takes two or more days to “fix.” When they send us communication it’s always the same information…something is wrong with the boiler and plumbers are on site. The... Read more »

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Q: I have a serious black mold issue in the ducts of my apartment. They are now trying to evict. How and who fights this?

They have known about this. Now that rents are going up and the mold was officialy discovered and in the middle of negotiating new lease they are trying to evict. I've lived here 6 years abd am a mobility impaired Veteran now exhibiting high contamination symptoms of the mold. Who do you... Read more »

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Q: Can I get a security/holding deposit back in Texas?

I applied for a condo and gave them an application fee and security deposit. I found out that the unit I was going to move into wasn't going to be vacated in time and they switched units without letting me know. The new unit was going to be the same but in a different area. Later my current... Read more »

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Q: How long does a landlord have to provide a tenant a list of charges after they move out?

My move out date is 02/04. I received an email on 04/14/2022, with a list of charges including my deposit that is being held. There were no previous attempts by the management of the apt complex to contact us. The form that was sent in the email is dated 02/11, but again, this form was not sent or... Read more »

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Q: Can I legally be changed a pet fee for using my service animals for my disabilities?

I have resided in a hotel for over four months and about 3 wks into our stay I presented the registration to the mhr of the hotel. I had to wait for an approval to bring them with me. On Monday got the ok. So 3months and 3 wks later the mgr come to us stating I could not have them and I will have... Read more »

Susan Michele Schaefer
Susan Michele Schaefer answered on Apr 15, 2022

No, you cannot be charged a pet fee or pet cleaning fee for using a service animal. You are correct that the only fee that can be charged is for any damage caused by the service animal. You cannot be asked to remove your service animal unless it is out of control or is not housebroken. A service... Read more »

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