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Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers

Q: Renting a house landlord has not paid mortgage now the home is listed for foreclosure what do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Foreclosure and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on May 5, 2016

You are obligated to pay rent, whether the loan is in default or not. You can always give a 30 day notice to move.
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Q: I rent a room and pay 150 a week my rent is on time or early but the person I rent a room from didn't pay his gas or ele

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on May 5, 2016

Depends on more information. Seek out a local landlord/tenant attorney. They will need to ask you a series of questions to determine the best course of action in your case.
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Q: Can a landlord ask for three months of security deposit for a commercial property

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on May 3, 2016

In general yes, but you should always have a lawyer review any contract before you sign it. Good Luck
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Q: I am being evicted by my apartment complex. I filed a response yet was still put in default. Can I stop it?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on May 3, 2016

I'm not sure how you could have been defaulted if you had filed an answer. If you will send me (via email) the online docket, I can look at it and see if I can figure out what happened.
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Q: Lease began on April 15. 2 weeks later the property manager asks me to sign addendums requiring use of area rugs.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on May 3, 2016

The specification that "no other agreements exist" refers to agreements prior to the date of the lease. Parties are always free to agree to change agreements. That is what you did by signing the addendums. I would have suggested that you refuse to sign the addendums, but it appears to be too late for that.
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Q: How many days notice is legal in Fl, 2 be informed to vacate the property? He saying he sold it, but it's not true

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on May 3, 2016

Depends upon whether it's month-to-month, week-to-week, etc., but in general a minimum of 15 days. Whether or not your landlord has sold it really doesn't matter, assuming your landlord is the one who is asking you to get out. The notice must be in writing.
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Q: Is it legal in Hudson County NJ to create a bidding war over an apartment rental?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on May 2, 2016

There is no requirement that I am aware of that prevents a landlord from renting to the highest legitimate offer. There is no right to make a counter offer. As a Hudson country resident, myself, I can't imagine any place in Hudson county where there would be a bidding war for any apartment.
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Q: New Management company trying to recover utility money from me from a account by previous owner.

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on May 2, 2016

Have you talked to the Utility Company directly and explained your situation? It may take some patience on your part, but start there and explain what is going on. If the new owners will not live up to the responsibility of the utilities, then under the law you need to take mitigate your damages (make sure that you don't get in over your head any further now that you see there is a problem) and you may need to close the utility account in your name and get to a different location for living...
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Q: Small preschool in a building with terrible landlord. Responsibility for A/C system is vague in agreement. Need help!

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on May 2, 2016

A lawyer would need to sit down and read your lease before answering any questions as to your rights and responsibilities. Generally a lawyer will charge you for the time it takes the read the lease and answer your questions, other lawyers will charge you for this and for a written summary.
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Q: Apartment complex did not give notice of renewal and my lease is now month to month. What are my rights?

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

You are now month to month so see the link that I am going to send you here and it will discuss month to month tenancy: https://www.dca.ga.gov/housing/housingdevelopment/programs/downloads/Georgia_Landlord_Tenant_Handbook.pdf
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Q: can i enter my rental without tenant if given proper notice

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

If you have a lease you must follow the terms of the lease. If no lease, then see the following link for more detailed information: https://www.dca.ga.gov/housing/housingdevelopment/programs/downloads/Georgia_Landlord_Tenant_Handbook.pdf
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Q: What can I do if my landlord makes me lose my job

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 30, 2016

That would depend entirely on the terms of your lease. Without reviewing your lease, an attorney cannot answer this question. Seek out a local Landlord/Tenant lawyer.
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Q: If I let someone stay with me rent free but with conditions and they break those conditions, can I ask them to leave?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 29, 2016

You may or may not need to go through formal eviction procedures depending on the length of stay and what was said. For a thorough explanation of what should be done, speak with a landlord/tenant lawyer.
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Q: My adult daughter is abusive and we need her to move out of the house - what are my rights? She does not pay rent.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

You can seek a temporary protective order to remove her from the home. You can file for eviction with 30 days notice. The grey area relates to simply changing the locks--it is possible, but facts specific (mostly related to whether a lease/payment existed).
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Q: My landlord hasn't cashed my money orders, but they are taking me to court to try and evict me.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

Proof of the money orders is acceptable. The landlord can reject the payments if the landlord feels a violation of the lease term has occurred. You can challenge this in court if you can show your compliance. Bring all evidence that you have to court and prepare a reply to the eviction petition that you will eventually receive.
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Q: Can a landlord quote you one price for monthly rent and then call you 48 hours later and advise that he made a mistake?

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

I'm also confused. Was a rental contract (lease) signed? If so, the landlord cannot change the terms (such as monthly rent amount).
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Q: If my LL has home insurance & I have no content ins can their insurance company sue me for damages from a grease fire?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

If you caused the fire, then you may be held responsible. See the following link for more information:

https://www.dca.ga.gov/housing/housingdevelopment/programs/downloads/Georgia_Landlord_Tenant_Handbook.pdf
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Q: I have closed the doors to a house for homeless, gave 30 days notice, but 3 refuse to leave. What paperwork do I serve?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 27, 2016

Given the Judge's reluctance there are probably a few facts that complicate this case; such as whether they are section 8 tenants or the facts are unique. You need a Landlord/Tenant lawyer on this one. You should reach out to one in your local area.
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Q: Does the landlord have to pay for the water bill residential rental contract in Ohio?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 25, 2016

Not unless the contract calls for the landlord to pay it.
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Q: Property mgnt selling house. Gave us a verbal to stay until homes sells. Do we get a 60day written when it sells?

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

You can ask for a walk-through with the property manager for the purpose of verifying any repairs that need to be made prior to moving out. That way, you can fix any problems and get your full security deposit back.
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