Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers

Q: This issue pertains to tenant landlord law and the questions and situation are explained under more information

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Washington on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

Do you have a copy of what was signed? What does the fine print say? It sounds as if your former roommate may have had the expectation that you would contribute to the rent payment when the two of you entered into the rental arrangement. If so and if she would not have leased the apartment otherwise, she might not be able to afford the rent on her own, which would mean she may have to move because you moved out, and which may affect her child's ability to attend a particular school. You might...
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Q: She lives at a koa&do they have to give her a paper notice nd how long?she owes no$$ new owners.been there over 25 yrs!

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

Believe you posted in the wrong section. This is FL law and it says Connecticut. But there are no facts at all to know what is going on.
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Q: There was an incident involving gun shot and a dead victim just outside the house that we are renting. Can I vacate?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

Looks like a diy lease. Person should try to negotiate lease but if landlord digs in get a consultation from an attorney who handles tenant issues.
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Q: Can a tenant break their lease without penalty if they are moving to a senior living community?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

Don't see why they should be able to. However the landlord has to mitigate their damages--they can't just not advertise the place. Suggest tenant try to negotiate a withdrawal and maybe find someone else to take over the lease.
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Q: How can I get rid of a roommate to my tenant who is not on the lease and threatening harm to my tenant if he enters?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

This could get complicated quickly. This also depends on the lease, written or not. I would suggest contacting a local landlord-tenant attorney who handles the landlord side of things to have them take care of it. This is because if you screw up, you will need to hire an attorney to fix it, which will cost more, and you will likely be ordered to pay the attorney's fees of the roommate being evicted, court costs, and potential penalties.
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Q: Mom in orange city at campground &was told she had 30 days to evict no written notice and owes no money.rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

A campground? Like a state park? Those are not tenancies to begin with. If a mobile home park, then FL law only required 15 days notice on a month to month tenancy to evict, so she is getting double what the law provides for. If she owes no money then simply vacate per the notice or face eviction.
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Q: I left my rental house on February 1st after receiving a sheriff notice of foreclosure on January 4th.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Aug 25, 2016

Your landlord has no legal obligation to discuss the foreclosure with you. It is also not a ground to break a lease.
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Q: I recently went to court with landlord and instead of seeing the judge we opted to mediate I have a court document that

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

It's impossible for most attorneys to provide meaningful advice if documents aren't available for review.

As a result, you need to take the mediated agreement and any e-mails you have with the landlord about this new amount and to an attorney. Some attorneys require office visits. Others can handle the matter by phone if the documents are faxed or e-mailed first.
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Q: Can my landlord withhold my deposit for painting the house as well carpet cleaning from normal traffic

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

It all depends. Most leases require the carpet to be cleaned before vacating.

Painting is another issue. If the landlord has to repair holes in walls, the would have to paint that wall also.

If you have children who draw on walls, of course he has the right to charge you for painting those walls.

If he is trying to have you pay for painting the entire house just because the house needs a fresh coat of paint, you can challenge his charge.
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Q: How can I get out of my lease?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Unless you informed your landlord of you reasons for getting the lease AND the landlord agreed that you could get out of the lease if it did not work (written in the lease) they you cannot get out of the lease without the landlord's consent. The only provisions I am aware of for military personnel when it comes to breaking a lease is 1) receiving PCS orders to move to another location, 2) orders to be deployed overseas, or 3) orders to live in on base housing.
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Q: If I don't show up for eviction court. "Forced entry" will they issue a warrant?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

No, but if you are the party to be evicted, your failure to attend will cause your landlord to win by default.
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Q: I'm currently renting a home that is in foreclosure. It was sold to Fannie Mae and I received notice of my options.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

The landlord is the title owner on that day and still entitled to collect rent, so yes she can
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Q: Am I allowed to have roommates help cover the mortgage if the HOA says I can't rent out individual rooms?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

I think you know the answer already. No. It clearly says you cannot rent out part of the unit; only the whole unit may be rented at once.
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Q: Can a realtor keep my EMD if he was the one who decided he didn't want to rent. No contracts were discussed or signed.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

You wont get the application fee back as that went to costs (background check etc). You had no binding contracts for anything so I would move on.
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Q: How many days is the landlord to notify in writing that they are raising the rent?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Vague question as it doesnt say if there was a lease or month to month or week to week or any facts. There is no law that says a fixed time. GENERALLY, if you are month to month it should be 15 days notice, same as if landlord was going to terminate your month to month tenancy.
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Q: Do I have to go by August 31st or do I have until September 30th?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

End of August your lease is up and the notice is by August 31st terminating your tenancy. You must be out August 31 or face eviction.
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Q: I got my deposit after 30 days with a letter saying that I will be billed when repairs are complete. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Small Claims and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

A) do nothing; B) sue in small claims and let them prove the damages. BUT if you lose you will not only not get the deposit back but pay landlord's costs and attorney's fees. So it is a gamble.
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Q: My HOA just added a amendment stating all renters must have a income of $73,000 a year and credit score of 630

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Income and credit restrictions for tenants are very common, and can be added as a HOA rule to keep the lower income "riff raff" out. It is not discriminatory because there is no military exception, and beyond that your tenants would have the cause of action not you as owner. If they already give there your tenants are grandfathered in anyways.
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Q: New landlord wants me out b4 lease is up. Good history w/previous. What are my options? A buyout (for move exps)? Help!

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Simply ask landlord if he wants you out how much will he offer to buy out the rest of your lease. It's all negotiable.
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Q: New landlord wants me out b4 lease is up. Good history w/previous. What are my options? A buyout (for move exps)? Help!

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Aug 24, 2016

Simply ask landlord if he wants you out how much will he offer to buy out the rest of your lease. It's all negotiable.
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