I live in section 8 housing and received a letter dated 2/20/2020 that states my rent has been increased from $204 to $509 effective 1/1/2020. My husband and I don't work any more than we did last year and aside from the alarming increase, is this even legal considering they're notifying... Read more »
Consult with whomever handles your Section 8 housing. Rent increases and notification for rent increases are strictly controlled under Section 8 housing, with notification being required to be sent to both the tenant and the housing authority and approval has to be obtained by the housing authority...Read more »
Your landlord can enter your apartment with reasonable notice (usually 24 hours) for purposes of inspection, repairs, maintenance, etc., even if you have been evicted but not moved out yet. Your landlord may also enter your apartment for emergency repairs in order to prevent further damage or to...Read more »
This has been going on for over a month. They say it's fixed and critters still up there scratching. My daughter is scared to be here at night from the noise. I'm about to move out and pay the fee for a buy out but dont feel I should have to due to reason for moving.
There really is no fixed time, it depends on the situation. Generally, 14-30 days will be given as the benchmark. You need to make sure that you document all of your efforts to communicate the issue to the landlord, as well as their efforts to correct the problem. You should also seriously consider...Read more »
Yes, this is called a "damages hearing" and you are required to appear. You will have the opportunity to dispute any charges the landlord is claiming. In many courts, the parties are allowed to speak in advance of the hearing to sort out any disputes. If you do not appear, the judge may...Read more »
Part of your question might have gotten left off in uploading. If you could repost with additional details (do not include personal information), that might enable an Indiana attorney to meaningfully assess the matter. Good luck
You would get the most meaningful input here from an Indiana attorney who knows landlord-tenant law. But your question remains open for four weeks and you include Environmental/Health Care as categories. If your apprehension about disturbing your landlord is based on a fear of creating expense, you...Read more »
Landlord considers this "minor maintenance," but again, lease leaves a gray area. It specifically lists light bulbs and furnace filters, but not water filters. Also, replacing filters is good for the long-term health of the appliance they own and provide via the lease, so Indiana Code... Read more »
Water damage was never addressed. Landlord says after initial leak fixed, there must have been additional leaks not reported that contributed to water damage. Therefore, I was responsible for the water damage. I have a text I sent notifying them of the leak and water damage. Should that text be... Read more »
No one here will be able to give you a yes or no answer as to whether or not a single piece of evidence is enough to win a case or obtain a judgment against another individual or entity. A lawyer can only give you their informed professional opinion on a case after reviewing all of the facts and...Read more »
An emotional support animal is not the same as a service animal. Indiana law recognizes that service animals are not pets and therefore are not subject to 'no pets rules' or 'pet deposits.' However, as previously stated, an emotional support animal is NOT a service animal and...Read more »
If you had a lease with the former landlord that expired after the property was sold to a new landlord that you didn't sign a lease with. But the new landlord was given the security deposit that you had given the former landlord. But you stayed and just continued paying rent month to month... Read more »
If the new landlord took possession of your security deposit and continued to accept payment for rent, they effectively assumed responsibility for your lease agreement. If you are seeking the return of the security deposit they are most likely responsible for returning it minus any damages beyond...Read more »
We moved out of a duplex after living there for 2 years. During inspection our landlord mentioned that the unit needed a fresh coat of paint. Can they deduct this from our deposit or are they required to do this for new tenants at their own expense?
Unless you have received notice from the tenant that they have abandoned the property or are surrendering it back to you, you still have to go through the eviction process to be safe. You do not want the tenant to come back later on saying you unlawfully evicted him.
My fiance had a verbal agreement w the new landowner to do maintenance work in order to pay our rent. He was supposed to be working for $18 HR and we have done our best to try and log his hours.He also keeps every text message and has a log of all calls.he had worked well over what it would take to... Read more »
When it comes down to it, its your word against the landlord's. You need to show evidence of the agreement, whether that is a witness to the conversations or party to them. If you have any sort of evidence of the agreement in writing or communications, such as text messages or emails, you can...Read more »
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