In Alabama, landlords are legally required to maintain safe and habitable living conditions for tenants. While specific mold laws are lacking, landlords must address mold issues, including black mold, as part of their responsibility to ensure tenant safety. This falls under the implied warranty of...View More
If the landlord breaches the lease but then cures the breach after receiving written notice from the tenant, but then landlord commits the same breach again within six months, when the tenant gives written notice of the second breach, the landlord only has two days to cure; otherwise, the tenant...View More
My landlord is an 82 year old gay male that ask me to let him perform oral sex on me. He also repeatedly touches me. I have told him I'm straight and to stop touching me countless times yet it still happens. What are my avenues to stop this other than moving as I'm in a bad spot and rent is cheap.
Based on the facts that you are reporting, your landlord may be acting in violation of criminal statutes. Further, his conduct may give rise to several civil claims for assault, battery, or other torts. You should contact a local personal injury attorney to review your case and discuss your legal...View More
Without reviewing the lease and the relevant documents it is impossible to give a complete answer. Generally, the buyer of a rental property will be subject to any valid leases signed before the transaction took place. This is dependent on the text of the relevant documents. You should contact a...View More
In most jurisdictions, if your rental property becomes uninhabitable due to issues like sewage backups, the landlord or rental company may be required to provide temporary housing, such as a hotel, until the issue is resolved and the property is habitable again. This is typically based on local...View More
Before you do anything, read the lease very carefully. If the lease is expired, you are a "tenant at will." They can't hold you for long, and you cannot hold them either. Mark everything the landlord may have violated. Mark anything you have or may have violated. Alabama law is...View More
If your neighbor is trespassing on your property by leaving abandoned cars and garbage, you may have several options for recourse. You can start by contacting your landlord and informing them of the situation, as they have a responsibility to ensure that their tenants are not causing issues for...View More
She has put in 2 service requests for the same issue (roaches) and has had no action taken. In Alabama, a land lord has 14 days to address an issue in a demand letter or the tenant can legally terminate the lease early. If the service request through the web site counts as a demand letter, those... View More
A service request made through an apartment complex's system is typically not the same as a formal tenant demand letter. A tenant demand letter is usually a written notice specifically requesting repairs and outlining the legal consequences if the repairs are not made within a certain timeframe.
Unfortunately, it is really impossible for us to tell without more information. If you own your property and your mother's name is not on your deed you should not have any issues, however if her name is on the property, you are in a difficult situation. If you rent, and her name is on your...View More
This is tricky, its riding the line. It's not quite harassment under Code of Alabama §13A-11-8, because there is no contact or obscene gesture and it's not quite violating Ala. Code § 13A-11-30 about videotaping others because outside of your apartment you do not have a reasonable...View More
The lease ended 8 months ago so we have been paying month to month since then. Now my mother has been staying with me and my landlord is trying to evict us because terms of a lease. We haven't been on a lease in 8 months. I stay at my boyfriend's house 3 or 4 nights a week and she is now... View More
The question is premised on an improper understanding of the legal status of "month to month". it is not correct that you do not have a lease. You do have a lease, when a written lease expires without being renewed, it typically becomes a month-to-month tenancy, subject to all the same...View More
This has been going on almost 6 months now. Have been consulting with Legal Services Alabama. But it seems we've reached an impasse. My biggest concern is whether apartment management will replace any items that must be discarded. But they're refusing to do that. And my renters insurance... View More
This is something that an Alabama attorney is best suited to advise about, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your ordeal with the mold and the mold-induced asthma. At this point, you could reach out to injury attorneys who handle mold cases. Each state can have...View More
I have lived in the same apartment for 2+ years and have never missed a rent payment. This week the landlord left a notice on the door stating we have a rent payment due from last July and have 10 days to pay it. I am certain I paid rent that month, as I never miss a rent payment. However, I have... View More
If you paid by check, the proof will be from your bank statements 7 months ago. If you paid by credit card, the proof will be credit card statements. You can ask for your pay history from your landlord and attempt to determine the cause of the confusion. Acceptance of your rent after the alleged...View More
It sounds like the Court ruled in your favor, leaving you in possession. Landlord may appeal or refile another Detainer to get you out. Plaintiff paid the costs when filed. However the landlord will ultimately get you out, so look for another place to live.
Can apartment complex violate the "Code of Alabama" Title 35 9A by charging it's tenants extra fees per month for trash removal ($5) and pest control ($10)? Who enforces the "Code of Alabama"? Who and Where do I file a complaint? Am I entitled to see the contract with the... View More
For better and more specific answers to your questions you should contact an attorney directly in your area and provide him a copy of your lease agreement. An apartment complex would not be permitted to violate the Alabama Code regarding its responsibilities to tenants.
7/24/21 put deposit. Was told he gave previous tenets 30 days to vacate. He was supposed to contact me if I could move in sooner. I got a message 8/24/21 saying this was the last day and to contact him, he said that he wasn't sure if the tenets were moved out because they had left some... View More
I would suggest contacting an attorney to go over the specifics of your case in detail. A landlord has a duty to provide you both legal and actual possession of a property. Having prior tenants living there would violate that duty.
If you have not already I would send a letter to your landlord making a specific request for your deposit back, and if they refuse an accounting of the defects they allege account for not returning said deposit. Give a time limit to respond. You may want to send it certified mail so that you can...View More
Owner's Agent notified me of owners need to inspect the premises. I requested that she wear gloves and mask. Owner said she would comply. I have extenuating health issues. Landlord has known about these issues. I was recently hospitalized for 4 days, because of a compromised immune system.... View More
To give any specific advise an attorney would need to review your lease. I would suggest calling an attorney and forwarding him the lease agreement to determine a course of action appropriate to protect your interests. Because there is an upcoming showing time is of the essence. If it is a...View More
He is harrassing me to get out and says that I am a tresspasser but refuses to fire me, pay me, or give me a 30 day written notice to vacate although the Huntsville Police told him to do just that. He refuses to let me put the utilities in my name and he willfully let the utilities to be turned... View More
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