My landlord has charged $150 for labor costs from my security deposit for things I didn’t damage and that were documented in my walk through. The labor cost is to cover fixing a ceramic wall mounted toilet paper holder that broke a few days after we moved in that we documented. Normal wear and... Read more »
Depends on how and why the police are involved. If it's drugs, then yes. Even if there is not cause by law, obviously the landlord will be keeping a eye on you, and so you may want to think about 1) what you can do to not have so much police contact at the home (because that reputation can...Read more »
They cannot evict you in 3 days. Read the notice. However, if you don't pay the rent in full by the end of the 3 days they can file a complaint for eviction subject to the governor's executive order governing eviction actions during the pandemic. It doesn't matter what anyone told...Read more »
We signed lease papers and paid first month rent and deposit . Were given a receipt along with keys to the property and the next morning got a call saying they were gonna give it to someone else Is that legal?
No. After the lease is signed by all parties, you have an enforceable contract to rent the property. BUT, do you really want to start out a relationship with a screwy LL like this? I would not want anything to do with them. You may be entitled to recover damages from them if you have increased...Read more »
Substituted service is allowed when the process server cannot find the person at home but there is someone there over 18, then they mail it to the address. But you said this was at a different residence, city and county. The problem is that if you ignore it, you could end up with a default...Read more »
Owner in house said $600 when I said rent room plus $600 last plus $98 utilities. Promised me verbally I would have the whole upstairs to myself WITH PRIVATE BATH. 2 DAYS LATER RENTS ROOM NEXT TO ME TO SHARE MY BATH. NOTHING IN THE RENTAL AGREEMENT SAID ANYTHING ABOUT IT BUT HE VERBALLY PROMISED.... Read more »
Request your LL refund your deposit, and give him notice you are moving out, immediately. Move out and plan to go to Small Claims Court. Next time, get a written rental agreement, dated and signed so you have proof of what the agreement was. Renting a room on a handshake and a kiss is not...Read more »
One roommate has contacted a lawyer regarding this issue. They are threatening to not pay their rent until I give into lowering their part of the rent. I am on a lease with Essex and my father is the guarantor. My father and I do not want this rent change to happen as it would increase my portion... Read more »
Serve them with a three day notice to pay rent or quit. Follow up with filing a UD action and serving them. In the future, to not let anyone occupy the property until you have a WRITTEN RENTAL AGREEMENT with them that clearly spells out the property they are renting and the amount they are going...Read more »
I received a 30 day notice (for cause) from my parent saying I am a guest and not a tenant. It says that "in the event that you were determined to be a tenant, pursuant to ORS 90.392, you are in default for your occupancy of the Premises" and "given the nature of these violations you... Read more »
IF you both do not pay rent and have never agreed to pay rent (regardless of whether you actually paid it or not), you likely are not a tenant and, as you note, are then not subject to landlord-tenant laws. If you do not vacate within the 30 days, the only legal option under that notice your...Read more »
My tenant brought in a dog we had agreed to with an increase of rent and the condition that it be muzzled for the protection of others. She is now refusing. Can I require her to do so and take another actions?
The lease agreement says in Your security deposit will be deposited and held in an interest bearing account in a federally insured banking institution. But the landlord said Virginia law was changed in 2014, removing the requirement that interest accrue on security deposits held by landlords unless... Read more »
Since the law states :unless agreed to otherwise" and you reported that you agreed in the lease that the security deposit would be interest bearing, the landlord is bound by the terms of the lease and the law to accrue interest on your security deposit, however, you have no right to demand the...Read more »
2. She came on the morning of July 21st with an HVAC tech. The HVAC tech told her there was a problem, but I don't know the full extent. All she told me was the coils needed to be replaced, because the unit is 25 years old that was impossible so I assume she was told... Read more »
I moved out of my apartment on 6/24 & got a final statement of $0 on 7/17. I received a new statement on 7/30 for $35 for broken blinds. It is my understanding that it should fall under normal wear and tear. The blinds cost $6 at any local store. Can they really charge me this especially since... Read more »
Yes they can, and it doesn't matter than blinds cost $6.00 at some store. The LL has to pay someone to remove the old blinds and install new ones. Why would broken blinds be normal wear and tear? Dirty blinds, sure.
Our property management company sent us a welcome letter stating we did not have to pay rent for the first month due to a special but later stated we owed for the month after the invoice was paid. Is this legal?
We are currently outside US and we received this news without stating any reason for the lock change. Also she said she will let us into our properly paid apt only during office hours and after a personal appointment (during pandemics!). We live in South Miami, Florida; international students from... Read more »
Hi. So the apartment that I was living in filed for bankruptcy this past June. I have tried to pay rent but now I am wondering if I am relieved from that, considering that I haven't been living there since earlier this March due to the whole Covid-19 situation. If you could let me know I would... Read more »
I am living in Bloomington Illinois. Last month we were planning to move out of our current unit (3rd floor) and move in to (1st floor) same building. The person moving out from 1st floor is my friend. We both went on June 19th and he gave a move out from July 19 and I gave move out from 3rd floor... Read more »
If the $600 was a non-refundable application fee, then they don't need to return it. If it was a security deposit, they need to return it within 30 days after you move out. Usually landlords don't take security deposits until you sign the lease.
I have 1 roommate who has stayed in this house since 5 years ago, and me and another tenant moved in to replace her old roommates. The management company has not done a move-in or out inspection because they only do it if every tenant on the lease vacates the property. The security deposits have... Read more »
The answer to your question depends on how the landlord will act at the time you end the lease and move out. Without evidence of the condition of the premises on the day you moved in, it will be impossible to establish the condition of the premises on that date. Therefore, it will be impossible to...Read more »
I moved out of my apartment on 5/31 (the end of the lease) and now they are sending me a bill for $2,700 because apparently I was required to give 60 day notice to move out. Is there anything a I can do to dispute this?
Often a lease requires a certain amount of notice to terminate. If the period of time is reasonable, such as the Court may say 30 or 60 days as reasonable notice, then the Court will generally enforce a lease agreement entered into between the parties that requires the tenant to give 60 days...Read more »
They refuse to work out. Would of settled 2mo. No charge but no more. Ive hadit.$500-700$+ rent overcharges manager refuses to make good, belittles me, harassed, maintenance guy violated privacy, theft never sent letters i wrote to owner & seriously MORE issues!!
For residential rental issues involving a mentally challenged person: contact Disability Rights Advocates https://dralegal.org/contact-us/ or check with your local bar association for a referral to another non-profit
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