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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Kentucky on
Q: How do I collect on missed rent even though the tenant has moved out a month after?

They have a 3 month lease and only paid deposit and one month. They left the 2 weeks after the 3rd month

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 18, 2020

You’ll have to sue them to collect your money.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Tax Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Do my Leasing Office have a right to request a copy of my Income Tax if I live in Subsidized housing?

I live in Subsidized housing (rent based on income), recently the re-certification person requested a copy of my 2019 Federal Income tax in order for me to be re-certified. I feel that she was being nasty for no reason and unprofessional, simply because I was the ONLY one that turned in my tax... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn answered on May 17, 2020

I would review the documents provided by the program under which your housing is subsidized. Just pull the documents directly and see what they say. Then if you feel that the landlord has requested too much you have documentation to backup your claim and contact information for the organization... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My apt complex requires DNA testing of dogs for tracking poop clean-up. Is there a statute of limitations on fines?

My dog was not DNA tested when I signed lease or moved in Oct 2018 ... they completed DNA testing in Feb 2020. Now they are trying to fine me for samples collected in Dec 2018, March 2019, and Feb 2020. Can they do this? I have always picked up my dogs bathroom, but sometimes weather or even... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 15, 2020

The answer to your question depends on the terms of your lease. If your lease provides for it, then yes, he can.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I have a service dog for mobility assistance... Am I legally required to clean up after my dog if I struggle poop scoop?

Are you required to clean up after your dog if you're disabled? I have a service dog (task trained not some stupid fake ESA with a vest) and while he can carry things for me... he can't scoop his own poop and I can't always scoop myself. Can I get in trouble for leaving it?

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Feb 23, 2020

Yes. You are still required to clean up after your fog....service or otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Kentucky on
Q: Can I sue the company that owns the apartment complex that hired the landlord and maintenance men. That stole my stuff?

Yes I do have proof that the landlord and maintenance men stole my belongings. Very satisfying proof

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 10, 2019

If you can prove it, yes.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: If I've made multiple requests for maintenance in my rental and nothing has been done can I legally termnate my lease?

An enforcement worker has come to find multiple violations which resulted in my apartment complex being fined 2x times and the problems are extensive as to electrical wiring being exposed, smoke detectors not working, air filters not being replaced since before we have moved in and well passed... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 8, 2019

Not unless the place is uninhabitable and you’ve made those requests in writing.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Ok I stay at my cousins and have been for bout a year

I am planning on moving out soon but was juat in a bad car wreck and is taking longer then thought all of a sudden my cousin comes tells me I have till tomorrow night can she legally just make me leave that fast i just basically want to know if she calls police tomorrow can they make me leave i... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 5, 2019

If you don’t have a lease, you probably have 30 days. The olive won’t likely remove you, but she can evict you.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I live in Kentucky and or landlord we signed a year lease and now he has looked through our window. Central air unit

It freezes up on the inside and outside he also told us when my son moved out that he would give us 250back on dog deposit but has not and he charges $40 extra for water each person living here

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 14, 2019

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Animal / Dog Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can the new Landlord force us to have our pet fixed despite it not beingthe original lease in Kentucky?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 1, 2019

No. Not until the lease expires. After it expires, he will probably only offer a new lease with that term, however.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Do I have to return to kentucky to file criminal charges there?

I am 100% disabled veteran with a wife and 2 small kids. I was told I have to drive the 1000 miles there just to sign a piece of paper to get charges filed. Then drive 1000 miles back, hope they prosecute (the attacker is a local preacher and friends with the chief of police, sheriff, prosecutor... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Jan 30, 2019

If the attack happened in Kentucky, then yes, you would have to file the charges in Kentucky.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I am renting a house in Oldham county. There is a major leak coming inside of home that has black mold associated with i

Can I do rent in escrow if landlord is notified and has not responded to repairs in over 30 days. Mold is getting worse.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 27, 2018

You can if you have notified the landlord IN WRITING and he has not redone thin 30 days. Everything you do must be heavily documented and in writing to prove your case, including the roof that it is indeed black mold. Anything and everything you do orally is worthless.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My bedroom is in an unfinished basement and I am sick with mold toxicity. What can I do to leave the lease and house?

The room itself is very small and walled with thin paneling. It has two very small windows that are painted shut so there is no egress. The room also has no vents or any access to the central heat or the air. Although not as severe, the room also has no closet and the ceilings are very low. This... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Dec 11, 2018

Establish that there is mold in the house and that is the cause of your sickness. Put them on notice of it by sending a letter and demanding it be corrected. If not corrected, you can void the lease and move.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Blackmailed to sign divorce paper's

We put a down payment of $8000.00 down on 35 and a half acres around 3 and 1/2 yrs ago, She had her 2008 chrysler sebring, And i had my 2006 chevy silverado, We seperated around a year or so ago so i left in my truck, Well she takes my title and puts it in her son's name and come's to... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 25, 2018

Yes. Hire a lawyer and get into court quickly.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My landlord told us we had a week to get rid of my son's emotional support dog. Is that legal? There is no lease.
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 14, 2018

if there is no lease, he can give you 30 days notice to leave, no reason necessary.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can I rightfully evict them from a land contract after several warnings even though violations arnt listed specifically?

Husbands sister took over mortgage payments and was given a rent to own contract that when the loan was paid off the house and one of the 2 acres she could have. Only thing asked was that she pay all the fees & repairs. Contract said so long as she pays $350 on time and maintains property the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on May 26, 2018

No. You need to file a foreclosure action because of the land contract.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My electric has been turned off & and my lease ends 12/31. can the landlord charge me for the bill coming in their name?

They charged me for the cost of the electric bill plus an additional $65 dollar late fee. Technically, that fee is in the lease agreement but only for late rent. My rent was paid in full on time for the month.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Apr 17, 2018

If it is in the agreement for utilities or another provision related to the electric bill, they can charge you. If it is not in the contract, it is not enforceable.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can my landlord keep merchandise I rented from Aaron's? I live in Kentucky .

We had a verbal agreement for Aaron's to pick up washer and dryer after i moved out. The landlord will not give them up and says he's keeping them.

William C. Head
William C. Head answered on Aug 13, 2017

Not is Aaron's is the owner. Tell Aaron's and their lawyers will get it back. If asked to do so, join in Aaron's lawsuit against the Landlord.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can I sue?

have a court order stating that I was evicted and I had until Saturday March 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to remove my fiance's my two daughters (ages 1 & 2), and my belongings. My family went to the home on March 10, 2017 to start gathering up our things.. Only to find that my landlord had... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 16, 2017

Not so much for the depression but yes. He took your property. That's conversion. Contact a member of the Ky.Assn for Justice--they give free consultations. Another source would be call legal services/ legal aid, ask for their landlord tenant unit, find out if any of their attorneys went into... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Hi, my father wants to kick me out of his house in KY, does he need eviction notice or can he just have me removed?

Elizabethtown KY

Ben F Meek III
Ben F Meek III answered on Feb 26, 2017

Hard to say, with only the information in your question. But it sounds like he has been letting you live there and that you have no type of legal "ownership" interest in the property such as a leasehold interest or a term of years or what-have-you. If that is the case, if he asks you to... Read more »

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