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Q: Am I allowed to have a weapon in my Idaho apartment?

I am attending BYUI and they REQUIRE me to live in housing that they control. One of the parts of the contract forbids (paraphrase) anything that is a firearm, knife, or anything else that can injure or damage property; and forbids anything that looks like one of those.

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Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Jun 21, 2020

This is an easy answer. BYU Idaho is a private college. They didn’t have to invite you to attend but they did. You accepted their rules. If you want to now pick and choose which of their rules you’ll obey then my guess is that you’ll be expelled very soon! If you could prevail with a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Idaho on
Q: My landlord is keeping my pet deposit for scratches on her door that she showed me. I couldn't see any. I've had people

Over and they could not see any either. I took pictures but my phone got stolen. When I moved out I gave her a demand letter which she did not respond to. She never gave me a letter telling me why she was keeping my deposit. She also never kept my deposits in a separate account. Regarding my... Read more »

Kevin M Rogers
Kevin M Rogers answered on Mar 15, 2020

It is the security deposit that landlords are NOT entitled to keep. If your contract HAS a provision for a pet deposit, the landlord’s keeping it COULD BE a pitifully slow way for her to build her fortune, one pet deposit after another! But I doubt that. Instead I think that your dear pet MSY... Read more »

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Q: Can I evict my tenant in winter for non payment of rent?

Tenant has three children. We don't have signed rental agreement was all verbal did agree to split rent half on first and half two weeks later. She has yet to do this. She never paid in full for January 2017 and has paid nothing in February. I contacted her said I will work with her but she... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 2, 2017

Assuming you follow all of the notice to quit and related procedures, you probably can--but check with a local attorney to see if that's the law in your state and county.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Idaho on
Q: Who is responsible for maintaining a mobile home community driveway. Ours is dangerously icy for tenants and visitors.

We keep our parking / walking areas clear and de-iced but the main driveways into the park are an icy mess. If someone slides off, who is responsible? I'd think the park but can find no published law on the subject.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 12, 2017

Look at your lease--in most cases they are the duty of the mobile home park. Problem is there are virtually no rules or enforcement regulations when they don't maintain common areas.

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Q: Am I legally allowed to lock the door to my room if I pay my parents rent to live there(age=20)

I'm 20, almost 21, have a job, going to college, was briefly in the military, came out, had nowhere to go, had to move back in with parents, I pay my mother 200$ a month in rent to live there and she tells me suddenly I can't lock my door because it's her house and disrespectful,... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 31, 2015

You are a tenant-at-will (also known as a month-to-month tenant). Because you don't have a lease, your mother (as landlord) doesn't have to provide a lock on your door and normally you would need the landlord's permission to install one. If you do so anyway, she can evict you.... Read more »

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