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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I received a letter yesterday from the Louisville Metro Housing Authority Section 8. It said that I was overpaid.

I rented my house from 2014-2017. Section 8 made direct deposit payments. When the renter moved out, she notified section 8 and they discontinued payments to me. They began making payments to the renters new apartment. Do I need to pay the overpayment?

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answered on Feb 13, 2024

If the Louisville Metro Housing Authority Section 8 has informed you of an overpayment for the period you rented your house to a Section 8 tenant from 2014 to 2017, the general principle is that you may indeed be responsible for repaying any amounts that were overpaid to you. Typically,... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can I request a judge to quickly rule on a single motion for Writ of possession, or will I have to file a civil lawsuit?

I have belongings at my girlfriends house and she wont give the rest of my stuff back. If I ask her to let me get my stuff she'll say I'm harassing her, and thats nowhere near the case. We broke up last weekand she brought much of my stuff outside.

I had new items inside her... View More

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answered on Dec 23, 2023

In Kentucky, retrieving your belongings from an ex-partner's property can be a delicate legal matter. If amicable resolution attempts fail, you have a couple of legal options to consider.

Firstly, you could file a small claims action if the value of your belongings is within the small...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I live and previously worked for hotel 8 months can they just fire me and call police and make me leave without eviction

I have worked as on site maintenance at woodspring suites hotel for 8 months , they refused to pay me any overtime, will not pay me for on call time , which I have been on call every other day from clock out till 8 am next morning and not allowed to leave the property during this time. I have now... View More

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answered on Nov 24, 2023

In your situation, there are a few key legal issues to consider. Firstly, regarding your employment and unpaid overtime, you have rights under labor laws. Since you mention being on call and not being paid appropriately, you might have a claim for unpaid wages. It's important to document all... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can my landlord send a locksmith to change my lock if I stay past my end-of-lease agreement?

My lease ended Sept 30 but I’m a single parent with no help and I’ve been having to wait until I had the money to get a storage unit to put my things in which I will finally have Wednesday of this coming week. The landlord is threatening to send a locksmith tomorrow to change the locks so all... View More

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answered on Oct 8, 2023

In general, landlords are often required to follow specific eviction processes before changing the locks or taking any other action to remove a tenant. This typically includes providing notices and potentially going through court processes.

In Michigan, you may be protected by state laws...
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Q: I am being harassed and intimidated by my landlord, her husband and neighbors, what can I do?

They called cps on me with false allegations and she had me served with court papers today she's suing me for 3,000 dollars,, she has done everything against my tenants rights

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Oct 5, 2023

You should obviously file an answer to the small claim lawsuit filed against you explaining why you either do not owe the $3,000 or detailing your payment(s) if you admit owing the money but claim that you have paid it.

Under the circumstances, the most cost-effective solution is to move at...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Civil Litigation for Kentucky on
Q: My ex-wife got served papers from old landlord for damages done to the property. Does he need to physically serve me in

Kentucky? This is where i have lived for the past 4 months and have claimed permanent residence here. Just need some advice on my next steps. My name and new address is on the papers he served to ex-wife.

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answered on Aug 21, 2023

n Kentucky, if you've established permanent residence there for the past four months and your new address is included on the papers served to your ex-wife, it's possible that the service of legal documents might be considered valid. This could be due to substitute service, where documents... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Probate, Estate Planning and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My mom died 2 yes agoand I lived with her took care of her till she passed and still living in the home my child hood

Home that's been in my family for over 30 years and I signed a waiver for probate hearing to appoint my brother as administrator of estate cause my mom dies without a will but my brother and my mom both was homeowners on the land house deed anyways my brother told me I could live here till I... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 1, 2023

Yes. Your brother can sell it and the new owner can have you removed. With no will, mothers estate will be divided among her children so you will have to either buy out their shares or sell your share and receive the money.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I live and previously worked for hotel 8 months can they just fire me and call police and make me leave without eviction

I have worked as on site maintenance at woodspring suites hotel for 8 months , they refused to pay me any overtime, will not pay me for on call time , which I have been on call every other day from clock out till 8 am next morning and not allowed to leave the property during this time. I have now... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 21, 2023

You need to file a complaint with the Kentucky Labor Board regarding all the monies owed to you. As far as the eviction, it appears you may have some defenses. Check with your local legal aid society regarding possible pro bono or reduced fee representation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Landlord - Tenant and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: My roommate works with are case workers and the housing program we are in. They are covering for him. They also did not

So my roommate has been lockung me out from using the unity room. I can not wash or dry clothes. He's made false statements about me. He's been agressive towards me since I caught him replacing the kitchen stove at 11pm one night . He got up in my face after I asked if he had premission... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 16, 2023

You should find new living arrangements and a new roommate. These issues never resolve well.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: How do I find a landlord tenant personal injury lawyer for Richmond. Madison County KY.
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Oct 18, 2023

A Kentucky attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Some of your options include searching on your own online, using the Find a Lawyer tab above, and looking into referral sections of bar associations. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My 1 year lease ends on March 31 2023 and we have already paid March rent in full. We have went ahead and moved out and

My 1 year lease ends on March 31 2023 and we have already paid March rent in full. We have went ahead and moved out and when we tried to hand in the keys the said we had to give 30 days notice before we leave so we now have to pay April rent is this legal considering out lease was up on the 31st

John Michael Frick
John Michael Frick
answered on Mar 21, 2023

It depends on what your lease agreement says. It is common for the agreement to say the lease automatically renews month to month at the end of the initial term if neither party has given written notice of intent to terminate the lease at the end of the term

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Am I legally obligated to pay for a broken lease if the landlord found a new tenant only a few weeks after I moved out?

I broke an apartment lease 6 months early because my husband left me. I got a letter from a collections agency stating that I owe them a little over $3,000 for the remaining 6 months of the lease. The landlord had another tenant move in not even 2 weeks after I moved out. From my understanding,... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 2, 2022

You are obligated only for the difference between lease and new concrete price.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My landlord is telling me that I’m responsible for another tenant’s animal because I have a dog too. Is that legal?

My landlord messaged me stating that I am responsible for the other tenants dog because I’m the only other tenant that has a dog, that I am responsible to reach out to this tenant and set up a time for us to clean up the entire yard. However, I always clean up after my emotional support dog and I... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 16, 2022

You are only responsible for your own dog. Period.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can my parents kick me out without notice? What are my rights to my property/belongings while in their house?

Turned 18 last September. Living at parents house my whole life. My ID, bank, and mail state their house as my address. Live there rent free. Parents are controlling with "house rules". Same curfew and bedtime I had as kid. I have school and part-time job and they try to control what I... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 26, 2022

Yes. They can.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I live in a apartment have rented this apartment for over a year. Today I was walking I took short cut and walked across

The neighboring apartment building the one directly beside mine. As I was doing so a couple of the people over there came out cussing me trying to fight me saying I was trespassing. I kept walking saying i was sorry I didn’t know and didn’t mean to upset anyone, while they continued to... View More

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Leland Hulbert
answered on Dec 2, 2021

Technically it could be considered criminal trespass in the third degree if there are clear signs that this is private property or that you are in a housing development or section 8. If you were not charged by the police you likely don’t have anything to worry about.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: I've been a guest at budgtel Inn for 4 months.they are kicking me out without giving me a reasonable amount time.

I was a housekeeper but I was being sexually harassed by someone and when brought to the owners attention I was wrongfully fired and now I'm being kicked out can they just do that

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 23, 2021

You have two separate issues: 1) a possible sexual harassment case and 2) an eviction. Unless you have a lease on the space, they can ask you to leave anytime with reasonable notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I'm having a problem with my landlord I've been here almost 17 years or more and he changed about 3 years ago

I'm getting evicted my rent is up to date always paid my rent and it's a lot going on that I need to speak to someone I'm disabled on a fixed income I'm really ill and this man is stressing me out

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 22, 2021

What is the civil rights issue? None is mentioned in your summary.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant, Contracts and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: My partners landlord added my name to his lease without my permission or app. And added me to an eviction.

She lied in court saying that we added my name to the lease. When we obtained the copy with my name on there from the leasing office. We were advised by county clerk and prosecutor to pursue legal action. Do I have a case? I don't know who to talk to.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 3, 2021

You will need to consult a civil attorney to consider litigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Is there anything I can do about my neighbors?

I have neighbors that have been making plenty of noise since they have moved in above us. They got multiple dogs that make constant noise any time they leave, use power tools sometimes until 3am, play music so loud it echos in my apartment, and their kids ride non- street legal dirt bikes through... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 26, 2021

Best file a noise or nuisance complaint against them. May or maybe not resolve the issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can a landlord evict immediately of dog never attacked but charged at another small dog on rental property?

My dog was on a leash and had a collar on and we were taking him to the car to arrive at another destination when my neighbor brought their small dog out which taunts mine. My dog just whined until the woman grabbed her dog and swung it like a rag doll and then mine broke his collar and charged at... View More

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 18, 2021

The answer lies in your lease with the landlord.

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