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Q: Is my landlord responsible for plumbing even if he wrote he's not responsible in the lease?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 30, 2015

Answered on Jul 1, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
I need to read the lease and review the statutes in Chapter 83 of Florida Statutes. I believe he is responsible for the plumbing.

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Q: If someone is evicted, receives the eviction in writing on the door of residence. After the 7 days what happens?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on Jun 29, 2015

Answered on Jun 30, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Your landlord has already gotten the eviction and you need to read the notice which most likely says that you have 7 days to get your belongings out of the property and if your belongings as still there on day 7, then the sheriff will make sure that your belongings find a new home on the side walk outside the house and after all your belongings are out of the house, then you will not be able to get into the house to retrieve any more items without the permission of the police or the homeowner....

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Q: Can I terminate my lease and file moving expenses and inconvenience fee against the landlord

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on Jun 29, 2015

Answered on Jun 30, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Do you have a lease? If you do, then vacate the premises under the early termination clause. If you don't have a lease, then give her 60 days notice that you are vacating the premises. If you think that the place in uninhabitable and you can't wait that long to move out, then either just leave and see if she sues you (and she properly will) or sue her in Magistrate Court to terminate the lease and, if no lease, for early release and no penalty since the house is uninhabitable and that you...

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Q: Do I have a case?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on Jun 29, 2015

Answered on Jun 30, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Take pictures and make notes. If the house is simply cosmetically not ready, then you may as well move in and make the best of it. The court will only be lenient on you if the house was inhabitable (ex. infested with rodents or cockroaches), ceilings falling in, the desk is in disrepair, etc. Was an A/C until in the lease to be provided by you or her ~ what does it say in the lease. I would also contact the Realtor's broker and explain the situation that the realtor is holding a check of...

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Q: do I need to give a reason to have a renter leave the apartment when giving them a 30 day notice to leave after a lease

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on Jun 28, 2015

Answered on Jun 30, 2015

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Matthew Williams' answer
It always helps to have a reason, but if the lease is up and you simply do not want to renew it, you can give notice as provided for in the lease. Note that cashing any check or otherwise accepting any payment for a month outside the original lease may create a new tenancy.

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Q: Moved in house Feb 2015 Landlord promised o fix broken window, bathroom floor etc, Can I pay courts until repairs r done

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on Jun 22, 2015

Answered on Jun 26, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
If there is a lease, then you need to see the terms of the lease. If there is no lease, then this place seems uninhabitable and you may want to find another place to live. Unless there is some court order allowing you to pay the court rent until the repairs are made, then there is no place for you pay rent and you run the risk of being evicted for non payment of rent. Try and work it out with the landlord if you can so that you have a decent place to live and the landlord gets paid the rent.

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Q: I live in my dads home for 6 yrs. No $ is given since I care for the home. He want me out in 1 week. Can he force me out

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

Answered on Jun 26, 2015

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Julie A. Rice's answer
Technically, he needs to go through the proper procedure to evict you and that takes more than five (5) days, but the reality is that the new owners can go through the proper procedure to have you evicted and in GA it does not take very long so best if you find a new place to live as soon as possible.

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Q: Is it possible to get out of a renewal lease before it starts

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 17, 2015

Answered on Jun 18, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Read the lease. There is usually a clause in leases that covers this.

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Q: My month-month agreement states I must give 30 days notice of ending the agreement, does my landlord have to also?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 14, 2015

Answered on Jun 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What does it say about the landlord terminating. It would be deemed reciprocal, meaning that he has 30 days also.

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Q: What rights do tenants have w/ a lease in a house that has been foreclosed on, that is going to auction ?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 12, 2015

Answered on Jun 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Look up the tenants in foreclosure act on the internet, and see what you find.

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Q: Public Housing Officials failed to notify me of rent adjustment, subsequently I have been served with an eviction.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 13, 2015

Answered on Jun 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Read the summons, you must do all the things that it tells you to do in order to stay there.

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Q: Can landlord move on default to evict if tenant did not disclose a forclosure when it was in was in a Trust?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 13, 2015

Answered on Jun 14, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You have not provided enough of the basic facts to get an answer.

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Q: How do I evicted a tenant without a lease

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on Jun 9, 2015

Answered on Jun 10, 2015

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Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
You evict them as any other month-to-month tenant. I assume you mean you don't have a written lease with them. That is not required. You only have to show that there is an agreement that the tenant would lease or rent the premises from you. If you can show that by testimony in Court, and also show that they live there are are not paying, you can evict them. I assume this is a residential lease, for a house or apartment and not for a mobile home lot. This has to be done in just the right way to...

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Q: Tenant was evicted in seminole county fl filed for bankruptcy after writ of possession given. Judge is allowing stay.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 8, 2015

Answered on Jun 9, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Incorrect. YOu have to move in the bankruptcy court for a lifting of the stay.

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Q: How can you evict an alcoholic tenet who pays rent but has no formal lease agreement? I own the home, my mother lives

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 3, 2015

Answered on Jun 5, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It is time to go see a local attorney about evicting the tenant in court.

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Q: how much can a Landlord raise the rent each year in Florida

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on Jun 2, 2015

Answered on Jun 4, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
What does the contract say? Wouldn't that be up to the landlord?

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