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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Can we sue for black mold? If so, how do we get a fair trial?

Our landlord own many properties, and my roommate has serviced many of them (he's a plumber and handyman in the community). In every single one of her units, there is most definitely black mold among a laundry list of other concerns and issues that do not meet code.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In Texas, tenants have the right to live in a habitable rental unit, which includes the right to be free from health hazards like black mold. If your landlord fails to address the mold issue after being properly notified, you may have grounds for legal action.

Here are some steps you can...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: What r my rights living in a family owned house in ga and the person on the living trust will is throwing me out

K I was served in jail a summons by the sheriff's dept but the summons came from a person that works at a local attorney's office that has the living trust to the property that my fiance and I have lived since 2016 my fiance passed away last oct and now I've been told that I had to... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation and the loss of your fiancé. Here are a few key points regarding your rights and next steps:

1. Serving a summons: Typically, a sheriff's department can serve legal documents on behalf of attorneys or individuals involved in a...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Q: my new wife nancy has been ordered out of her room today without legal notice or any reason. we offered her to pay rent

rent for april but landlord refused it. we can be out y end of month but need time to make arrangements. what are our options

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your difficult situation with your landlord. It sounds very stressful to be ordered to leave without proper notice. Here are a few options and considerations:

1. Review your lease agreement carefully. Most leases require the landlord to provide proper written...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: If a tenant cannot pay their rent, can they be released from the lease if they use their deposit to cover unpaid rent

Tenants would vacate property willingly at end of rental period so no eviction notice would be needed.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In most cases, a tenant cannot unilaterally decide to use their security deposit to cover unpaid rent and then be released from the lease agreement. The specific rules may vary depending on the jurisdiction and the terms of the lease agreement, but generally:

1. Security deposits are...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Do I have a case if we were prematurely moved into an apartment complex and the wiring almost burns down the apartment?

We moved on April the first and was moved to a hotel yesterday due to wiring issues. When we first moved in the apartment had no AC and the breakers were tripping left and right until yesterday. We were told there was an issue with the wiring. The actual electrician let me know that the meters were... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it seems that you may have a potential legal case against the apartment complex. Here are a few reasons why:

1. Habitability: Landlords are required to provide tenants with a habitable living space, which includes functioning electrical systems...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Q: If an "early termination clause" was NOT in the lease, can the Landlord assess fees?

We ended the lease early, and per the lease gave them their 60-day notice and paid rent thru it. In addition they leased the unit. Now they are telling us we have to pay to "break the lease", this was not in the original lease.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

If your lease agreement does not include an early termination clause or any provisions for fees associated with ending the lease early, the landlord generally cannot assess additional fees for breaking the lease, especially if you have followed the required notice period and paid rent through the... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Q: Are you able to be evicted from a hotel that is your residence in GA?

My family and I have been residing at our hotel from the past 7 months. We are self employed and have fallen behind in payments for the last 2 days. They have now stated they will place us out. They have not reduced state taxes or hotel fees even though we have spent everyday and night at the... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In Georgia, hotels are not typically considered permanent residences, and therefore, standard landlord-tenant laws may not apply. However, there are some circumstances where a hotel guest may establish tenancy rights, depending on the length of their stay and the specific agreement with the hotel.... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Tennant (roommate) is breaking the rental agreement early. What do I need to give back?

I live in a condo with a roommate. Today (the 11th) he decided he is moving out, no 30 day notice. I've asked him to send an email to me of the intent to leave so I have a paper trail. He has already paid for this month and because of his credit score I collected last month rent too. I'm... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In this situation, there are a few things to consider:

1. Notice period: Even if your roommate has paid for this month and the next, he is still obligated to provide proper notice as per your rental agreement. You should check your agreement for the specific notice period required....
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Wisconsin on
Q: Can I file a lawsuit for being terminated from a HUD program for non-payment if rent during the moratorium?

I was terminated from a the HUD Housing Voucher program for non payment of rent. Shortly thereafter my landlord filed for eviction because once terminated, there wasn't the protection. I didn't even owe a full months rent. Day of, I Called the courthouse to be patched throug and and... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Based on the information you provided, it seems like you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the HUD Housing Voucher program and potentially your landlord as well. Here are a few key points:

1. Eviction moratorium: If you were terminated from the HUD program and subsequently evicted...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Q: Is it legal for a landlord to issue a 5 day eviction notice via email and not file it through the court in NC?
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In North Carolina, a landlord must follow specific legal procedures to evict a tenant. Sending an eviction notice via email without filing through the court is not a legally valid eviction process.

Here's what the law requires for a lawful eviction in North Carolina:

1. The...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Missouri on
Q: My tenants living in my house say some kid threw a rock and the window is broken. Who should pay for damaged window?
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In a typical landlord-tenant situation, the responsibility for paying for a broken window depends on several factors:

1. Lease agreement: Check your lease agreement to see if it specifies who is responsible for repairs due to damage caused by third parties.

2. Renters insurance: If...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Q: Have lease, expires May 2025. Landlord wants to sell and has ordered to vacate. Do they have to financial compensate. UT

Landlord won't respond and has ordered to vacate in a week. Causing duress and worry as this would put me homeless with 2 dogs. Wants to sell but have a lease till 2025. What recourse do I have? I know she must honor the lease but it's a form of harassment as she keeps calling and... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In Utah, if you have a valid lease that doesn't expire until May 2025, your landlord generally cannot force you to vacate the property before the lease ends, even if they want to sell the property. The lease is a legally binding contract, and the landlord must honor it.

However, there...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Business Law and Criminal Law for Georgia on
Q: got a felony for doing business without a license, but it is not a business i just rent rooms out to others in need. i

i have a partner, whom we share the lease with that we had residents living in there, until my partner didn't follow all of the rules and regulations, so the APS came out again and arrested me with a warrant. how can i get these dropped?

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your legal troubles. It sounds like a difficult and stressful situation. A few thoughts:

First and foremost, given the seriousness of felony charges, I strongly recommend consulting with a criminal defense attorney who can review the specifics of your case and...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: What can I do if I am being harassed by mobile home park management, they made me pay an additional 250 in my rent
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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I'm sorry to hear that you are being harassed by your mobile home park management and that they are charging you additional rent. Here are some steps you can take to address the situation:

1. Review your lease agreement: Carefully read through your lease to see if there are any...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: My landlord fined me a pet cleanup fee, yet does not provide baggies at station. It says in lease that they provide them

The lease says to use the stations provided, yet the stations are empty. They said “those have never had bags in them” so I don’t see how they can fine me

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

It sounds like your landlord may be in violation of the lease agreement by not providing the pet waste bags as stated. Here are some steps you can take to address this issue:

1. Document the problem: Take photos of the empty pet waste stations to show that bags are not being provided as...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: Is it legal for a landlord to deny someone's rental application because they received rental assistance last year

In phoenix the mayor did a press confrence announcing the ban on discriminating against people for their source of income and their ability to pay for housing. If a property manager specifically states on its of qualifications and rental criteria that anyone who applied for or received rental... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

The situation you describe could have legal implications for the landlord in Phoenix, Arizona. In March 2023, the Phoenix City Council passed an ordinance that prohibits housing discrimination based on a person's source of income, including rental assistance. This ordinance went into effect on... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Q: Can a RV park owner collect rents for the same lot and time from 2 different renters?

I sold my RV to a person who will remain in the same lot as I rented, accepted "as is", and was approved by the owner. The owner demanded I pay for the entire month, which I did. Now I find she is requiring the new tenant to pay for the entire month also. The new renter moved in on the... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, it appears that the RV park owner is attempting to double-collect rent for the same lot during an overlapping period. In most jurisdictions, this practice is not legal.

Here are a few key points to consider:

1. Rent should only be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for West Virginia on
Q: Do I have any grounds for a defense against an Unlawful detainer in west Virginia?

Was invited to move in with a friend, who I then agreed to an amount to be paid for rent. This person also provided a letter to dhhr in order to provide proof of residence and payment of rent so I could receive snap benefits. I then received a summons over 60 days after I had moved in from the... View More

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

Based on the information you've provided, there are a few potential grounds for defense against an unlawful detainer action in West Virginia:

1. Landlord-tenant relationship: If you can establish that a landlord-tenant relationship exists between you and the property owner (e.g.,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Mississippi on
Q: Landlord was told of larvae and other issues of repair many times over the past year.

Complaints about various insect larvae and items in need of repair have been ignored and implied I was crazy about the insects.

Now, the place is completely infested. Everywhere I look is larvae.

My belongings, including some nice art and quality handbags are destroyed.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about the terrible situation you're in with your landlord and the infestation in your rental unit. What you've described sounds horrific - no one should have to live in those conditions, especially after repeatedly notifying the landlord of the issues. A few... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Is there a statue of limitations if my landlord did not return my rental deposit??? I have proof its owed to me.

Its been almost 2 years since I pursued it.

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answered on Apr 16, 2024

In Virginia, there is a statute of limitations for pursuing legal action against a landlord who has not returned your security deposit. According to the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (VRLTA), the statute of limitations is one year from the date you moved out of the rental property or... View More

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