In Delaware, if a tenant breaks a rental lease early without valid justification or the landlord's agreement, the landlord may be entitled to retain the security deposit, charge for unpaid rent for the remaining lease duration, and seek reimbursement for costs incurred in re-renting the...View More
"cdqjmtd" doesn't seem to be a commonly known acronym or term in the legal context, so it's challenging to provide a specific meaning for it. In legal proceedings, a "docket entry" is a brief note made on a court's official record (docket) that summarizes actions,...View More
Well water, pump in landlords basement. Some days water is off for 13 hours, it’s now a daily occurrence. I’ve mailed landlord a registered letter. Rent paid on time for 12 years. Do I put rent in escrow account? A friend of mine would have fixed it for them, they refused. They are now angry... View More
The results for stratysbotrys and other toxic molds have came back in high numbers. I had swab samples and air testing both done. I have contacted the county, health department, fire marshal, attorney general and not one of them can seem to help me. My landlord is not cooperating with me at all... View More
If you've been served with a judgment to that effect (or were in present in court when the judge pronounced his judgment), you are subject to that order or judgment. If you fail to move out, the next step will be to serve you with a citation for contempt of court, which will order you to...View More
This incident caused me to be home on short term disability. Immediately the landlord sent someone to do the porch, however he tore down the porch then died from a heroin overdose in July. To this date the insulation is exposed. I have not been able to pay my monthly rent due to only getting 60% of... View More
remove, owner asked if he could have 1/2 cord which gave at no cost . when we went back to get wood asked permission from new tenants which they gave now landlord is stating we trespassed and that he gets the wood Is this right?
If you have no written lease with your tenants, it's deemed to be a month-to-month lease. You must follow the requirements of the Delaware Landlord-Tenant Code to remove them. You can read the Code here:...View More
My landlady is requiring me to pay for the period between my 60 day notice (effective Aug 1) and the end of my oral month-to-month lease (Sept 1). Is this legal? No lease was signed, and no terms were discussed as to the lease. There was an oral agreement to $600 per month, and I have been given my... View More
Delaware law provides that when a lease is month to month, the landlord or the tenant can terminate the lease by giving the other a minimum of 60 days notice. The 60 days begins to run on the 1st day of the month following the date of the notice. You are responsible for the rent during this 60 day...View More
May 22 2014 i moved into my townhome the first day there my bathtub started leakin downstairs and me and my kids were bitten to find out the olace has bed bugs we have been to hospitals and doctors and there really nothing that can be done on their end my 2 year old has been bitten very bad and so... View More
If the job outside of Delaware is for your current employer, Delaware law allows you to terminate your lease early. If it's a new job for a different employer, you are required to give 60 days notice (the notice will start on the first of the month).
The term "present employer" does not mean your employer at the time you signed the lease. It means your employer at the time you have to move. The idea is that you can't get out of a lease if you decide to take a job with a new employer.
Found out that the house is fore sale and they showed it to perspective buyers. My move in date isn't till June 1st. Can the landlord keep my deposit or hold me to the lease even though I never moved in yet and he never told me it was for sale? When I asked him about it and told him I... View More
The fact that the house is for sale does not mean you can't move in just like you would if the house were not for sale. If there are 2 rental units, chances are the landlord is looking for a buyer who will continue renting them out. When the house is sold, the lease between you and the...View More
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