I pay for my own Internet. Cable and jack were present when I moved in. Landlord is forcing residents to use landlord-chosen ISP. New service will quadruple my bill. I asked landlord HOW my Internet service would be “discontinued” - and I was told that the cable will be cut outside my... Read more »
I believe your landlord can do so. You may be in what's called a "multi-dwelling unit", and ISPs and cable companies can compete for exclusive service to those. Once service is secured, they become the exclusive provider of services to that dwelling.
Letter states to vacate in 30 days. Is she covered by cares act or does she have to leave in 30 days? We are not going through the court because they are not hearing on evictions until July. What rights do we have as landlords?
At the moment, there is no law in effect that would stop you from giving 30 days notice. CARES coverage expired a while back for these types of cases. You will likely have no choice but to go through the Courts. Unfortunately, that is the only legal way to get rid of a tenant who refuses to leave....Read more »
Our tenant owes 11k in back rent due to pandemic. We sent a certified letter to her to vacate in 30 days as we need to sell. We are trying to prevent the house going into foreclosure. She said she’s not leaving. What rights do we have as landlords?
So, provided the 30 day letter was done properly, you would need to file a Tenant Holding Over action with the District Court. This will start the process for eviction. Unfortunately, the Courts are in Phase 2 so there is no guarantee when the courts will hear...Read more »
There is a moratorium on evictions for non-payment of rent if the tenant meets the CDC requirements and gives the landlord the required form. Check the CDC web site for the form and the requirements. The moratorium is set to expire 1/31/2021, but there is talk of extending it.
There is a moratorium on evictions for those who cannot pay rent because of Covid if they meet the requirements of the CDC and file the form with the landlord. Check the CDC website for the form. If you qualify, then contact the landlord, who might agree to let you leave. Or if you qualify, you...Read more »
Tenant walked away and left all her stuff and what appears to be a years’ worth of garbage and rubbish. She didn’t pay December of January rent and hasn’t responded to phone or texts. She is alive (has posted on FB). Can we pay a hoarding / removal service to empty the place and then try to... Read more »
File an eviction action and include a claim for the cost of trash removal, repairs, cleaning, etc. But even if you win and get a judgment against her, you then have to try to collect on it. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the situation and advise you.
The facts as stated are not really clear. I assume you have a oral agreement and not a written lease. Assuming that is true, the Virginia laws allows for an oral lease agreement to be terminated by whether the tenant or the landlord with a written 30 day notice given to the other. If the party who...Read more »
The month-to-month lease they signed states I must give at least 30 days notice - i gave 45. I need to move back into my house. Tenant now (30 days after notification) states they are protected under Federal COVID eviction moratorium and will not leave. Is this true? They are willing to pay another... Read more »
My understanding is that the moratorium is only for non-payment of rent. Any other reason (not money) for termination of a lease is still valid. I suggest you contact an experienced landlord tenant lawyer in that area for advice.
If you sprayed an insecticide into your room all day and night and then became ill, it sounds like you made yourself sick. You should go to the doctor before you even think about talking to an attorney. If someone else is responsible for spraying Raid, then that person might be responsible,...Read more »
Obviously, I do not know all of the facts. If a judgment was entered against you and the sheriff came to give you notice to vacate before carrying out the judgment but returning possession to the landlord then it's "legal." It takes a lawsuit, service or posting of the summons,...Read more »
Insurance is a choice unless the land is mortgaged and then it is normally contractually required. As to who may be responsible, this sounds like you do not have a formal lease in place. I highly recommend having the church sign a formal lease and specifying in that lease the parties'...Read more »
She is slightly behind on her rent, but she has always caught up in the past. The problem is, her boyfriend stayed more and more during the pandemic, and now he is living there. She obtained a second dog without permission as well. Most egregious, and the reason I am fed up and want her out is that... Read more »
First review the procedure landlords must follow in order to evict. Check this link for a complete explanation. The Eviction Process in New Jersey: Rules for Landlords. (Copy and paste in your browser window) Also, check with the Court for the County in which your municipality is located to...Read more »
Tenant has given notice to vacate the property but not allowing anyone to come to see the house due to covid. Not even Allowing to video tour. Is there something I can do? I have a standard Virginia realtor agreement.
The standard NVRA lease form gives the landlord authorization to access the premises after giving the tenant written notice. If you gave the proper notice and the tenant is refusing to give you access to the premises to show the premises to possible future tenants, the tenant has breached the lease...Read more »
the hoa sent a warning to the property manager/landlord about a broken blind, they did not give me the warning stating they do not have to, however when the hoa followed up for compliance they seen that it was still broken and issued a fine, which was passed to me.
Don't pay the fine. It's up to your landlord to pay it. If your landlord wants to be reimbursed by you, the landlord will have to be able to demonstrate that you were given notice and that your lease requires you to pay it.
Hired three technicians and they all stated attic is well insulated and that hvac and ac unit are clean and functioning properly. All technicians concluded that setting the thermostat to 72 upstairs and 67 downstairs created excessive condensation that led to mold.
Unless the property manager is also an attorney, he or she cannot represent you in court. You may, of course, be able to require them to find a Florida attorney for you and to appear in court to testify. That would depend on the terms of their contract.
To be safe, proceed with a proper eviction action, and you can include a claim for any costs you incur. If you just dispose of her things and take the pets to the animal shelter without a proper eviction action, she could sue you for their value. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local...Read more »
when i asked the landlord to fix the vent, that has so much dirt and grime hanging out of it, i was told it is not in the budget. it seems they do not want to fix it and i cannot afford to move now. what is my legal recourse?
It depends on whether he air quality from the dirty vent (or the restricted air flow) poses a substantive health hazard to you, thereby making occupation of the apartment a dangerous health hazard to you. If yes, then you could file a rent escrow action in District Court (forms may be found on the...Read more »
A buyer who purchases the premises takes the premises subject to the existing lease that was between and among the seller and the tenant. No notice is required under Virginia law for the landlord to give the tenant that the landlord was intending to sell the premises. Since the lease was a...Read more »
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