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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Hi, I was renting an apartment about 2yrs ago and cleaning before moving in I fell down the stairs broke my back

I hired attorneys, I hadn't heard from them in a couple months so I called to see what was going on and I was then told they had tried to contact me an had to drop my case because they couldn't reach me for discovery. They had the correct phone number & address, they had came to my... Read more »

Robert Edward Blau
Robert Edward Blau answered on Dec 29, 2020

On what date and year did the accident happen? Generally, in Kentucky you only have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. Please let me know the answer to my question so I can further advise you.

Thanks

Robert Blau

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: A neighbor brought her unleashed, uncollared, and on a known dangerous dog list, over into my yard. The landlord knew.

I told the landlord of this mobile home park that the pitbull had moved in next door. She said she'd check into it and get back to me. One month later, the dog was in my yard and attacked my tiny dog, attacked me, and killed my dog which was right at my feet. Not an apology or even paying me... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 25, 2020

Sue the dog owner and the landlord both.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I rent from my dad. He already went into my roommates room without her permission and he is only giving us a week

Can he legally do this.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Oct 25, 2020

Depends on whether there is a written lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My husband and I share ownership of our house on our deed. However, my mother-in-law is also on the deed.

The property sits on an acre of land on my mother-in-laws farm. What would happen if my husband and I divorced? Since she doesn't live with us I feel as if she shouldn't have ties in the share value of the home. Also, what would happen if my mother-in- and father-in-law divorced? Would he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 28, 2020

Seeing the actual deed would be important, but basically you, your husband and m-I-l are either tenants in common or tenants with right of survivorship. Either way you m-I-l has a 1/3 or 1/2 interest in the property. If you and your husband divorce, she would be entitled to 1/3. If she and her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I rent an apt and i can only have 1 pet but i have 3 and the bug company snoops for the manager. can they do that?

The bug guys come in and will look/snoop and when they go to leave the maintenance man who's normally the one who comes in with them to snoop but not now with the covid he stays outside and when they leave he ask them if they seen more then one animal and they do answer. Can they even do that?... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 22, 2020

Yes. They can.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: discovered black mold all over my basement and in and under air vents.

I have attempted to reach out to the property owner over all of the mold i have found. Who should I contact over this and what exactly are my rights as a tenant? Can I break my lease and move because of how bad the mold is? I have 3 children in the home and we all have been sick for awhile. Please... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 13, 2020

Contact your local health department as well as a certified black mold inspector who can give you a report on the toxicity of the situation and what needs to be done to rectify it both temporarily and permanently.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can my landlord evict me over the breed of my animal if it is an emotional support animal?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 3, 2020

Not if you prove that the basis of eviction is false.

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.

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