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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Yes I was hit in by a taxi cab in the crosswalk I want to know what my liability factors are against the tab company
Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 20, 2022

I hope that you are not seriously injured. Since most injury/accident lawyers will provide you a free, complimentary consultation, I would recommend that you go straight to that route-----use the Find a Lawyer tab and search for injury/accident lawyers in your area, contact a few and meet with... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: Can LL still get 2 months rent when I break the lease if he is going to do a total remodel instead of re-renting?

The new apartment complex owners are not re-renting vacated units, they are totally remodeling them instead in order to get higher rent. Do I still need to pay 2 months rent to break my lease?

Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh answered on Jan 20, 2022

If the penalty for breaking a lease is 2 months then you are responsible for two months unless you reach some alternate agreement with your landlord.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Can my landlord rise the rent as he wishes because it's "fair marker value" ? I've been here for a year already.

I moved in to my apt. in January of 2021. My lease says $2211 with a concession. My final rental price has changed so many times due to the lack of organization and professionalism from the management company. The original agreement with the manager at the time was never recognized by upper... Read more »

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on Jan 20, 2022

Basically, unless you are in a rent regulated apartment a landlord has the authority to determine the rent and/or any rent increases. The HSTPA of 2019 requires that all landlords provide written notice of rent increases of 5% or more for existing tenants but does not place a cap the allowable... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: our apartment lease ended on 1/26/21. i emailed landlord on 1/23/21 and asked to renew one additional month. apartment

typo, it ended 12/26/21 and i emailed on 12/23/21. landlord is accusing me of not giving a notice and trying to charge me for the month of FEB although we will be moved out by then. they have been horrible not answering maitnence requests and even leaving us with no A/C in 80-90 degree heat for two... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jan 19, 2022

An attorney would need to review your lease. It’s unclear whether remained there on January 27 and you paid rent for the next month. If you stayed and paid and the landlord accepted the rent then you might be on a month-to-month tenancy. Any lawsuit that you file probably won’t get an... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: is there a way to evict a family living in your basement without a lease and it is illegal to have tenants living there

we have a family that we told countless times to leave because we need the basement and they told us that theyre going to leave in a couple of months and they never leave and they are loud and dont respect rules of the house

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay answered on Jan 19, 2022

A large percentage of basement apartments are not legally permitted. In order to determine if the basement apartment in your building is permitted, you can start by obtaining a copy of the Certificate of Occupancy.

Regardless of whether the basement apartment is legal, a property owner has...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: I hired a management company but fired them. I sold the house shortly there after. Now they want 3% commission

they did not market the house nor did they locate the tenant. I did not sell the house to the tenant or anyone related to the tenant but to an investment company. Are they entitled to this commission payment? Area of question is Atlanta GA

Glenn M. Lyon
Glenn M. Lyon answered on Jan 18, 2022

It depends on the terms of the agreement with the management company. Sometimes the agreement will state that they still earn a commission if the house sells within a certain time even if the agreement has been terminated. Have an attorney review the terms and advise of your options.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: Can a Landlord evict you in the same month that you have paid your rent? Or do they have to give you 30 days to move out
Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran answered on Jan 18, 2022

It depends on what breach of the lease they are using as a basis for the eviction. If you paid fully and timely, then your landlord likely cannot evict you for failing to pay rent. However, they can still evict you for other breaches of the lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for California on
Q: What is my personal liability if my tenant leases my house to short term renters , with my approval?

Are there ways to reduce / manage my liability risks? Thank you.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Jan 16, 2022

Most landlords have a liability policy with a big umbrella. You also need to make sure your lease is well written. We cannot give you specific advice without answers to the above. You should sit down with a good lawyer and go over everything.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Q: Small claim to recover my rental advance from Landlord

Hi, I have rented an apartment and stayed for around 5 years and my landlord returned only the partial deposit. the charges he showed are to renovate the unit. In order to initiate Small claim, I asked for my landlord's mailing address and he is not ready to confirm or receive the mail I sent.... Read more »

Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb answered on Jan 16, 2022

Check with the municipal tax collector or assessor for the landlord's address.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: getting case dissmissed on grounds of evidence being illegal privacy invasion ?

supporting evedince is there js a surveillance video of the assault but the vi tum is nit cooprating and the video is from a hidden camera, that the victim amd assailant were unNWare of , and the person who jsed the stungun is legal resident , and the camera and assault took place inside a... Read more »

Dan Moseley
Dan Moseley answered on Jan 15, 2022

Your written statement is very unclear. Perhaps it would be easier to explain in a phone call. Many attorneys offer free initial consultations by telephone. Good luck.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: I need free legal advice as a renter who had to move due to moms disability who lived with me and I am still paying rent
Walter Sage Jennings
Walter Sage Jennings answered on Jan 14, 2022

if you have a lease you may have to negotiate with the landlord to end it early depending on the terms of the lease you may be able to sublet the balance of your term it is difficult to give you an answer without having more information

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: I need free legal advice as a renter who had to move due to moms disability who lived with me and I am still paying rent
Walter Sage Jennings
Walter Sage Jennings answered on Jan 14, 2022

if you have a lease you may have to negotiate with the landlord to end it early depending on the terms of the lease you may be able to sublet the balance of your term it is difficult to give you an answer without having more information

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Can a landlord discuss a commercial tenants information?

This is to include anyone such as the commercial tenants customers, friends of landlord, etc? Such information to include details of eviction, money owed to landlord or information that could potentially cause tenant to lose work.

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jan 14, 2022

Privacy information of anyone is generally covered by the privacy laws. Public information, such as an eviction, is generally available to everyone so it probably is not covered by the privacy laws.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: How can I get someone to move out as quickly as possible?

They don't pay rent, they have no bills in their name. They do have msik that goes to that address in their name

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 14, 2022

You must evict them. Check your local court for the process, or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for New York on
Q: Are unsigned email agreements legally binding?

House I've been renting 5 years was sold. New owners offered cash for me to move soon (possible but not ideal). If I move and they don't pay, do I have recourse?

Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel answered on Jan 14, 2022

Unsigned email exchanges can be legally binding. It depends if a complete agreement can be divined from them.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Q: live with a roommate her boyfriend there 24/7 and is dangerous and careless landlord wont let me off lease what do i do?

He has a warrant out, has gotten her car shot up, hits her. i have a son and i dont feel comfortable living there anymore. I also have been paying all the utility bills which was not our agreement. I have expressed this to my landlord and he still will not let me off the lease what is my next... Read more »

Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap answered on Jan 13, 2022

The boyfriend isn't the landlord's problem to solve. Talk to your roommate and tell her the boyfriend can't stay there. If the boyfriend makes threats, call the police, file a report, and seek a protection order that orders him to stay away. The lease obligates you to pay rent... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: Dog (tenant's) attack Summons, dead property owner named defendant and wife is joint owner. Is survivor responsible?

My friend has a rental property located in Johns Creek, Ga. Jointly owned with her husband, who passed away about 6 months ago. She got a summons from Fulton county court regarding a dog attack - the tenant was walking the dog and the complaint says it attacked another person. The summons came... Read more »

Romero T. Pearson
Romero T. Pearson answered on Jan 13, 2022

Please call me for a free consultation when you have a moment. Atty. Pearson 770 277-0272

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: What happens if a landlord sends you a receipt for damages after 31 days has already passed? In Oregon.

Also, does moving early and prorating rent end the lease at that time?

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Jan 11, 2022

If you have a security deposit and your landlord did not give you an accounting statement within 31 days of you vacating the property and/or returning possession of the property back to your landlord, you may have a claim of wrongful withholding of your security deposit against your landlord.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Can I take my previous roommate to small claims court, for failure to pay the remainder of our rent?

I lived in a previous apartment with a roommate. We both moved out to our separate place, but my roommate was behind on his half of the payment and still has not paid it. He has had numerous opportunities, payment plans, and still has made no initiative to pay the balance. There just seems to... Read more »

F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof answered on Jan 11, 2022

As a co-obligor, you have the right to contribution from the other tenant/other co-obligor on the lease. You have a right to bring a claim in small claims court if the amount that you will claim is within the jurisdiction of the small claims court. Whether the matter is worth your time and... Read more »

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