Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers

Q: My landlord agreed that I could pay my rent late on the 17th. He harassed by so bad on that day, so I didn't pay.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

If you don't pay your rent you should expect to have an eviction suit against you filed in court. You may or may not have valid claims for a landlord's failure to repair and maintain the premises, and it might even entitle you to pay a reduced rent until fixed, assuming you have jumped through the required hoops. Depending upon what he said/texted you, it possibly could provide you grounds for suing the landlord for unfair debt collection practices in Oregon but none of that allows you to...
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Q: how to charge a tenant , in Oregon, that gives a 20 day notice instead of a 30 day written notice to vacate

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Assuming the tenant is on a month to month tenancy and it is the tenant that gave the notice, you simply charge the tenant through day 30 (i.e. an extra 10 days) as long as they actually restore possession to you on or before then. If they don't restore possession to you until day 32, then you charge them rent through day 32 (12 "extra" days). If they just vacated without giving you any notice, then you would charge them 30 days "extra" rent. Any rent remaining due after they vacate, of...
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Q: I was just given notice that my rent will increase $210 on Feb 1st. Is thee a cap on how much rent can be increased?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

There is no cap in Oregon: https://www.osbar.org/public/legalinfo/1250_RentIncreases.htm

Portland does have some special rules, but this says you are in Springfield.
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Q: I live in PA. The previous tenants did not pay their water bill, How do we get it turned back on?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Consumer Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

You need availability of water for your use as part of rental agreement. If for any reasons disconnected is a liability of owner/manager to fix it without further delay. Notify him, in writing, and deliver it appropriately for immediate water availability or else you will pay the delinquent bill and amount will be adjusted out of rent.
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Q: I ended my yearly lease 12/31/2016 and have been on a month to month basis ever since my father took ill in Ft Myers.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Does the old lease address the issue?
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Q: I signed a 1 yr lease with a roommate - she got another place and is leaving. Am I now responsible for her portion of r

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Yes, you are jointly and severally responsible, with her, for the remaining lease payments. You could sue her for indemnification. Often leases prohibit assignments (or sub-letting) by someone in her situation, so read the lease to see if it does.
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Q: Can I vacate my apartment outright if I never signed a lease but did agree to and have paid the 12 month lease rent ?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

You indicate that you "checked a piece of paper". Was this paper signed or initialed by you? I suspect that they may argue that the paper constitutes an agreement to extend the lease.
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Q: If a live in landlord is making a tenant feel unsafe in the home what can the tenant do to get out of the agreement?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

As you explained, the house is not worth living. Before getting out of rental agreement you are advised to build up your case by notifying landlord, in writing, of what you have been facing over the period of your stay. That will help you to move out of that house without any l;liability.
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Q: When adding a tenant to my lease does a new lease need to be drawn up where both people have signed

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Yes seemed appropriate as you suggested.
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Q: Lease states LL will provide tenants valet parking, which is $200/month. LL refuses to provide. Can I deduct from rent?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

What do you mean "Valet in the building is now being charged at $200/month."? Is someone else providing the service and, if so, do you pay them?
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Q: Does the 90 day rent increase notice for Portland apply if you only lease one house?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

No, one of the advantages of a fixed term lease is that the parties have contracted for the rental amount, and it is fixed regardless of what the lease may say as long as we are talking about residential landlord-tenant. And while Portland's 90 day advanced notice rent increase may or may not apply if the landlord qualifies for one of the exemptions, it is now 90 days advanced notice for any rent increase in a month to month tenancy state-wide (and no rent increase during the first 12 months...
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Q: Is my landlord responsible for pest control?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Review your lease. Does it say who pays for pest control? If not, report it to your local health department or building department. They might take some action. If not, then you can advise the landlord in writing of the problem, and begin paying your rent on time each month into escrow with your local court, and the court will hold a hearing to find out what landlord is doing, or if it is landlord's responsibility. Check with your court for the process.
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Q: The landlord said they are filling an eviction because we never moved out on our 30 days. What happens

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

It is unclear what your exact circumstances are. That said, if you are on a month to month agreement, and have been there less than one year, a landlord can give you at least 30 days advanced written notice terminating your tenancy. Assuming the notice is properly worded and legally served, it is likely to be enforceable as long as the landlord does not accept rent for time after the expiration of your tenancy date in the notice. After the 30 days are up, all a landlord needs to do is to...
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Q: We recently moved out of a house in Arlington, VA and our landlord came back and is asking for additional compensation

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

In Virginia, a residential landlord is required to provide the tenant who moved out with a move out inspection and after 30 days from the date that the landlord received possession back, a itemization of property damages that the landlord claims are the fault of the tenant and deductible from the security deposit. The tenant should have a record of the condition of the rental unit on the day of taking possession (move in date) so there is a record for comparison with the move out date...
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Q: If a 2 tenants signed the same lease agreement does the landlord have to file evictions against both tenants?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for North Carolina on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

In principle, both had to move out simultaneously. However, as he skipped or left you out, would your landlord be ready to accept half of the rent OR landlord might place someone else in place of your BF.
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Q: Does the tenant pay for moving cost if the landlord needs them to move to a new unit due to extensive repairs.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Delaware on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Depends on what your lease agreement say about it. In principle, landlord has to relocate you at the nearest point and all expenses thereon will be borne by him.
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Q: Do I need to pay future rent after an eviction?

1 Answer | Asked in Collections and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

If I correctly understand your question, after eviction and judgment payment made, your tenancy was then terminated, therefore, you need not to pay any rent of the remaining lease period when you vacated the premises. However, if your deposit has still been withheld, it would be appropriate to notify him in writing to return your deposit or he will have to pay you double the amount after the time is over.
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Q: Can i register a complaint against another tenant that is a nuisance in an apartment complex?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

To start with, you lodge a written complaint with appt. manager and give full details of their nuisance that they are making detrimental to tranquility of the whole complex and you being the nearest has been suffering the most. This will help you in case your neighbour's nuisance continues and you opt to move out/relocate in the same appt.. Management of appt. will then be duty bound to inform and handle with police.
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Q: Water heater burst on 3rd floor in March 2014 and am being sued by 2nd floor unit owner just now for $30k in damages.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Yes, unless the 2nd-floor owner can prove your negligence, you should prevail.
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Q: I would like to know my rights regarding temporary relocation due to repairs being made by my landlord in our duplex.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

Under the terms and conditions of Lease agreement, liabilities of your landlord are engaged in terms of your temporary relocation at a reasonable place during period of repair work. As and when it is over you will move back to your rented premises. You must speak with your landlord and sort out the arrangements.

For a second opinion,you must consult Attorney of your local jurisdiction for specific advice.
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