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Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers

Q: I really need help to evict a tenant

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on Mar 13, 2015

Answered on Mar 30, 2015

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David Piotrowski's answer
It is impossible to give you legal advice based on your post. Why have the people been living in the house for free? Why have you waited 2 years before evicting? You should probably contact a local eviction attorney for a consultation and perhaps representation.

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Q: I rent 1 house on shared property with 1 other house. Is landlord still required to give me notice to come on property?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on Mar 16, 2015

Answered on Mar 30, 2015

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David Piotrowski's answer
Your landlord would be required to give you proper and reasonable notice if they were to enter your specific unit. If the landlord is simply entering the common area on the property, he would not need to provide notice.

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Q: I have a room mate who is violent, how do I evict ?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for California on Mar 18, 2015

Answered on Mar 30, 2015

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David Piotrowski's answer
If your roommate is a co-tenant, there's not much you can do to evict her. If she is your "tenant" and you are her "landlord," you may be able to serve her with a valid termination notice and then file an unlawful detainer action in court if she fails to move at the expiration of the notice period. If you are in a rent-controlled area (for example, Los Angeles and San Francisco), the rules favor the tenant and it will be more difficult to evict.

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Q: My double wide is on my soon to be ex-husband's father's property. He wants me off. What are my rights with time?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Mar 28, 2015

Answered on Mar 30, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
This is the sort of problem that you need to go see an attorney about. You also need to look into how much it will cost to move it.

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Q: If you are the tenant in a commercial lease then who would be responsible for replacing the hot water heater?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Oct 3, 2014

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see an attorney and retain them to assist you in reviewing and interpreting your commercial lease.

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Q: Yes I am disabled and live federal housing project and landlord messing with me telling me I need too get rid of my dog-

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Dec 16, 2014

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a animal law and housing attorney and retain them to assist you.

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Q: Hello, What is the Law for snow-blocked windows and disabled residents? Thank you.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Feb 13, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
I don't know of any laws specifically addressing windows blocked by snow. If the matter has not resolved itself, consider meeting with an attorney to review your lease, agreements, and the particulars of your case to explore your rights and remedies.

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Q: Can two people be on a month to month lease or is it only for one person. My husband wants his name on the lease and I

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Feb 22, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
Negotiate this with the landlord. It is not uncommon for all of the tenants to be named on a lease.

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Q: On a month-to-month lease, on November 1st the tenant informed me that she would be leaving the apartment on December 12

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Feb 27, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see a real estate attorney and retain them to assist you in defending the suit that has been filed against you.

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Q: What info can my landlord give out to another company/person?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Mar 25, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
If you do not disclose to anyone whom your landlord is, this should reduce inquiries substantially. You may run in to resistance should you decide to move and a new landlord is seeking a reference form a prior landlord. If your privacy is paramount, consider meeting with an attorney and retaining them to assist you arrange operating as an anonymous entity. When you do meet with your attorney ask about the potential of subpoenas that may be legally issued seeking this information you seek to...

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Q: What's a reasonable amount of time to give landlord to fix unusable toilet and shower due to tree root issues

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Apr 30, 2014

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
When you have a problem like this, it is best to see an attorney at that time.

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Q: Is there any viable defenses to eviction for non-payment of rent, in a commercial lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island on Mar 20, 2015

Answered on Mar 27, 2015

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Neville Bedford's answer
Yes, payment has been made is one possible defense. Retain an attorney to review the lease and eviction papers to get the very best advice and assistance.

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Q: If you respond to an eviction but your landlord doesn't what can you do?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on May 13, 2014

Answered on Mar 26, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You needed to get an attorney then. I hope this has been resolved in your favor by now.

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Q: What is the difference between an eviction and an unlawful detainer case?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Mar 22, 2015

Answered on Mar 25, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
An eviction is for when there is a tenant, an unlawful detainer includes other circumstances.

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Q: My kitchen sink hasn't worked for 2 months and neither has my dishwasher. Can I withhold or get comped rent?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on Mar 23, 2015

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
First, do you have a lease? What does it say? Were you guaranteed a working dishwasher? If not, then the dishwasher might not give you much relief. The sink on the other hand is a problem. You should write the landlord a letter and tell him/her that the sink does not work, that you can't do your dishes, and that the place is uninhabitable as a result and, therefore, you are going to terminate the lease effective within x days (give them 5 days to fix it) if the sink situation is not...

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Q: Is the new owner/landlord of the property bound by the tenant's existing lease.Can the new owner raise the tenant's rent

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on May 20, 2014

Answered on Mar 24, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What are the terms of the contract for sale and purchase, as well as the lease?

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Q: I signed a apartment renual lease with apartment complex in jacksonville Florida. Theproperty was sold to a new company.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 2, 2014

Answered on Mar 22, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon a lot of factors. I cannot advise you without reading all the relevant documents and knowing all the facts.

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