Landlord - Tenant Questions & Answers

Q: I live in my boyfriend's house with my 2 daughters, 16 &28. He said we cannot have any visitors ever. Can he do that?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Ohio on
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
Joseph Jaap's answer
It sounds like a difficult time. He is the owner. You and daughters are tenants. If you are moving out, it would seem best not to aggravate the situation further by having visitors come over. He could file an eviction action against all of you. An eviction is permanent court record and can make it difficult for your daughters to rent from a landlord who checks the records.

Q: So headed to the ER Today, Rental House for a Year and a half. My house is covered in Mold. Any TX Attorneys pro bono?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
Rahlita D. Thornton's answer
Feel free to call us to give us more details that we require. These types of cases can be handled on a contingency basis. This means fees come from any settlement obtained. 888-343-4529#1.

Q: does a Virginia annual lease revert to month to month at the end of its last renewal term if the tenant holds over?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
Based on your lease contract, tenant has a right to renew for another 1 year term if tenant gives landlord written notice at least 60 days before the end of the lease term. If no such notice is given by the tenant, the lease converts into a month-to-month lease by operation of law.

Q: Discovery of mouse infestation less than 12 weeks after move in. Who is responsible?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Answered on Apr 21, 2019
F. Paul Maloof's answer
You can contact the Fairfax County General District court and ask them about filing a Tenants Assertion.

Q: What if the property I rent from loose my file is code of Florida in the state of Georgia lease my lease say 0 occupancy

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia on
Answered on Apr 19, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Just because your landlord has "loose your file" does not mean you do jot have to continue paying rent. And just because your lease says "0 occupancy" and has "missing data" does not mean you do not have to pay rent either.

Q: In OR if I give a 90 day notice to a tenant and they gave a 30 day notice does theirs trump mine? Do I pay 1 month rent?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Gregory L Abbott's answer
Yes, I think you do owe them the month's rent payment, assuming you are not exempt from having to pay it to begin with. The statute reads that you were supposed to include that payment with your termination notice which, as I understand your posting, occurred before they responded with their own 30 day notice. Thus you owed it and their subsequent getting out sooner than your 90 days does not change that. IF you gave a 90 day no cause termination notice (with a valid reason for said...

Q: Can my landlord let themselves into my apartment without my knowledge or consent?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Matthew Valley's answer
What does your lease say? Landlords frequently include provisions in their leases that override the general rule that a landlord does not have the right to enter leased premises, outside of emergencies, without a tenant’s permission.

Q: can i be charged rent late fees for 2 months ago without notice from landlord who accepted 2 months' of payments after

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
The written lease you signed will tell you all about late fees. Just because you received no notice of any late fees does not mean you were not late paying the rent; right?

On the other hand, unless your rent was somewhere in the neighborhood of $3,000 per month, the $657 being charged does sound a bit greedy. But probably not illegal.

Q: Security deposit. What is the limit for small claims court in west Chester county? Can I sue for triple damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Michael David Siegel's answer
Limit is $3000. Triple damages are for the deposit not being in a segregated account, which is different than withholding it. But you can add that in.

Q: Security deposit

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Answered on Apr 18, 2019
Michael David Siegel's answer
Just sue. You can use the address you have for the defendant. It is small claims under $5000 for New York City, and you do it yourself.

Q: How much notice am I required to give my landlord if I have lived in a rental over 1 year?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Gregory L Abbott's answer
Assuming you are on a month to month tenancy, a minimum of 30 days advanced WRITTEN notice (NOT email, text, etc.). If served by mail, it must be mailed regular first class mail - not Certified - and you must add an additional 4 days, including the day of mailing.

Q: Can landlord keep my security deposit if I was evicted moved out before 30 days where up? Handed my keys in on the 4th?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bennett James Wills' answer
Landlord may be entitled to your security deposit for several reasons. Depends on what your lease says.

Q: Is our landlord allowed to shut of utilities by means of eviction?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bennett James Wills' answer
A landlord cannot disconnect utilities to evict you. Contact legal aid in Davidson County.

Q: What is the law regarding the return of housing security deposits in Tennessee for rural areas?

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
All you can do is sue for the Security Deposit back as a Breach of Contract. If you had a written Lease, it may have had a term dealing with the same. You could sue the Owner pro se in Sessions Court, but it would be better with an attorney. If the amount is under $700, you might not want to worry with it.

Q: Landlord doesn't want to retun my money

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Bruce Alexander Minnick's answer
Look at the written lease you signed when you made the deposit; it probably has a clause in it that covers this unusual situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Utah on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Mike Branum's answer
According to Utah Administrative Code you should have received a copy of the Utah Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Towing as soon as you were contacted by the towing company. If you did not, you can file a complaint with UDOT on their website (www.udot.utah.gov). You may have a claim for damages against the property manager if they requested the tow and you can demonstrate that they failed to provide notice of the parking regulations which would subject you to towing.

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Q: If a house was sold in January due to a foreclosure is the current landlord entitled to rent after January?

2 Answers | Asked in Foreclosure and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Elaine Shay's answer
According to the factual description you presented, although a foreclosure judgment was entered the actual sale has not taken place and is instead scheduled for May 2019. Until the property is sold at auction, the owner named in the foreclosure action would remain entitled to collect rents from the property until the auction unless a receiver or other type of order impacting rent collections had been entered.

Q: How can I take possession of my property after tenant deceased? No one else in the property. Daughter & ex husband took

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
James G. Ahlberg's answer
Talk to a lawyer, don't try this one yourself. File the appropriate landlord's notice, followed by a forcible entry and detainer suit. Make sure the landlord's notice and suit list "unknown parties in possession" if you're not sure who is in there or what their names are.

Q: Landlord threatens to call Sheriff and change locks (see details below).

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Donald C Eby's answer
No - but you may be entitled to your 6 days of rent.

Additionally, the LL has a duty to comply with the CO Sec Dep Act or he may face triple damages for not properly accounting for your security deposit.

If you are unfamiliar with this rule you should contact an attorney if you fee your sec deposit has not been properly handled.

Q: What to do if my ex friend (not on our lease) does not leave in 30 days as she has been informed she should?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Answered on Apr 17, 2019
Michael David Siegel's answer
You are going to have to bring a holdover petition in landlord tenant court to do this the right way.

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