I moved out of my apartment after I broke up with an ex a while ago. He stayed. I forgot to take my name of the lease and he can't keep a job, so now the creditors are coming after me. They've garnished my wages and now I can't afford food or gas. Please, what can I do to fix this?
Technically, yes. However, in practice, most judges will require a landlord to show good faith in marketing and reletting the property to a new tenant, and generally a landlord is given 2-3 months for this purpose (some exceptions permitted for exceptional circumstances). Courts will usually...Read more »
In theory yes. However, after you leave the unit, the landlord has a duty to make a good faith effort to find another suitable tenant, and most judges will allow landlords 2-3 months to do this. Judges will usually be hesitant to find the tenant liable for anything more than that, under the...Read more »
Your landlord would not be prevented from selling the property to another owner. However, whether the new owners are justified in filing an eviction against you would depend on if you have violated a term of the lease or one of the tenant obligations called for under Indiana law.
That would depend on a variety of factors, including whether the landlord knows of your presence there. However, if you are staying in a location and the landlord is trying to kick you out, it might be better to just negotiate with them and request adequate time to move, rather than risk having an...Read more »
Our neighbors have a sub woofer in their apartment and they play music all night long. We have called the complex’s courtesy officer, sent emails and have tried to set up meetings with management but they keep ignoring us. This has been going on for months and we have saved all our communication... Read more »
You should advise the landlord that you are prepared to take additional legal action if the problem is not quickly dealt with. A satisfactory informal resolution is probably your safest, quickest outcome here.
I may need to move to another state with X months left on the lease. Can I break the lease, move out, and continue paying rent to them monthly until 1. I've paid for X months to cover the lease term or 2. They find someone to rent it before X months is up?
You will need to consult your lease and speak with your landlord. Typically, leases will spell out some provision that will allow a tenant to break the lease early, provided they pay for a certain number of additional months, or penalties, or both. Also, your landlord may be willing to allow you to...Read more »
She screams at us daily, exposes herself to Covid-19 by traveling and then comes back to the apartment, and throws things and refuses to clean after herself. (She also is often drunk or high?) She’s acting violent and we have to lock our bedroom doors at night. We asked her to leave by the end of... Read more »
The house was not fit to live in to begin with I was never given a key to secure my property door was screwed shut. Power was disconnected at pole and landlord claimed to be making repairs to home but nothing was ever repaired or even looked at. Was still charged rent while power was disconnected.... Read more »
If the landlord already moved to evict you, then you will likely have a hearing to determine the validity of the eviction. at that time you will be able to raise any defenses you have, or counterclaims such as the ones you mentioned.
I moved into this apartment with my fiancé in August of 2020. We were skeptical about moving here because we are college students and there were many things broken and wrong when we first moved in. We paid the landlord rent from August 2020 to May 2021. Our heater went out yesterday and there are... Read more »
You can file an action in small claims court for what is called "constructive eviction". If you are successful in your suit, you could be awarded legal fees and court costs, as well as be reimbursed for some of the rent and your security deposit.
Late or non-payment of rent is a basis for eviction in Indiana. However, generally when a tenant is behind on their rent, a landlord is required to send a 10 day "notice to quit" to the tenant, outlining how much is owed, and giving them the opportunity to pay the full amount within the...Read more »
I’ve Ben staying with my girl for a year and we recently broke up I’m not on the lease but she is and she’s now trying to make me get out threatening me with the police even tho I get my mail sent here and I pay for the electricity and other utilities everything in the house is mine like I... Read more »
It likely wouldn't be up to her, it would be up to the landlord. If you are not on the lease, have no right to stay there, and the landlord was unaware that you have been staying there, then the landlord can have you evicted.
Was having a roof replaced on the home, needed to go inside with the contractor. Went inside and I was appalled, it was disgusting. And there was a dog that I told her she was not allowed, which is definately NOT trained. I had been in the home on several occasions and it had never been like that... Read more »
You can seek to evict them for not taking care of the property. They likely have an obligation to do so either under your lease, or under I.C. 32-31-7-5. If they have failed to do so that could be grounds for eviction, and would allow you to terminate the lease early.
Due to covid, I lost my job and had to end my lease early. We agreed he would keep my first, last, and deposit along with another month of rent to claim my "30 days notice". He agreed if all that was done he would end the lease and invoice me for damages.
You will likely need to show up to court at the damages hearing, and tell your side of the story to the judge. Be sure to come armed with any documentation that you have which will support your position.
He just got out of jail, and I don't know him from Adam. If things go terribly wrong and they get out of hand, how do I protect myself from them doing whatever they want here? My daughter stayed with me years ago and was physically abusive. When I went to throw her out- she told the cops she... Read more »
4x finished basement (where master bedroom and bathroom are located) flooded and landlord didn't repair/replace drywall or flooring, I did. Told them it flooded and they didn't even offer to come clean up. I had to replace stove and fridge. Over year ago major plumbing leak and plumbers... Read more »
Yes, you can. Tenants in Indiana are required to pay regardless of whether or not the landlord is fulfilling obligations. What you can do, however, is sue the landlord for a breach of the lease agreement, and ask the court to award you back rent.
They were supposed to send me paperwork by email however they never did they took the time to meet my dog so they knew I was staying there as well as it had a pet but the money for my deposit on the dog and for adding me to the lease just sat untouched in the account my roommate and I are not... Read more »
If you have proof that they agreed to add you to the lease (e.g. e-mails stating this, or something along those lines) you may be able to prove in court that you had an agreement and should be able to stay.
If she was your girlfriend (and not your wife), then in theory she has no right to stay there beyond your permission, and she must leave when you notify her. However, in practice, a court may find that because she has lived there for a long time and established a residence, she may be under a...Read more »
My kids left door open and dog has gotten loose multiple times. When landlord confronted my husband he cussed them out. They also said we play music too loud even though the sheriff said it wasnt too loud when he was called
This would largely depend on what is stated in your lease. It is possible that your lease could contain "nuisance" provisions, which would prohibit things like letting pets out, playing loud music, disturbing neighbors, etc. If so then it is possible your landlord could try to evict on...Read more »
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