I have been in my apartment for 4 years. This past Friday I received a letter stating my landlord will not be renewing my lease. My rent is current and paid each month. The only complaints I've had have been from the last 2 weeks about my emotional support animals barking. My landlord asked me... Read more »
Unless you have a renewal option in your lease, landlord has no legal obligation to renew it. Even if his decision not to renew is because of your emotional support animals, he can still refuse. In theory, you could try to say that was some kind of retaliation or disability violation or...Read more »
I recommend hiring a competent attorney to sue for possession. A Detainer Warrant may work if the SOL has not run, but an Ejectment Action in a Court of Record may be necessary. Publication Notice may also be necessary. This could be difficult, or it could be fairly simple. Hopefully it is no...Read more »
You should send an email back to the landlord and dispute the claim that you owe any additional rent. In Virginia, there is no specific law that addresses your issue. It may be that a Judge will have to decide the issue.
My landlord is retaliating because of the bbb complaint, code enforcement having to making them get me a new stove that didn’t work and cut the grass as they hadn’t before I moved in. He did state that he would give deposit back but it’s so hard to find a place to stay right now and I feel... Read more »
My lease does say I have 30 days to return any or none of the security deposit- do I have to inform the tenant I am doing so? Also, the form of acceptance or termination for renewal at a higher rent, which she accepted and signed, what rights do I have in terms of holding her responsible for... Read more »
In NJ, by law, the Landlord can only take a month and a half security deposit, must deposit the money into a tenant interest bearing trust account, and provide with name of bank, account number and bank address. Also, prior to moving in the Landlord must provide with a Certificate of Habitability...Read more »
If you filed a Hardship Declaration, you can’t be evicted before the moratorium is over unless you are engaging in offensive or dangerous conduct. However, you remain fully liable for all rents due, even during the moratorium. The landlord will be able to commence legal proceedings to evict you...Read more »
At one of the HOA meetings I attended (virtually) I asked if I could display the American Flag that had the thin blue and red line honoring firefighters and police officers (I have both of these heroes in my family) and one the members of the ARB barely let me finish my sentence before saying no... Read more »
This is a complicated question which requires an examination of the organic documents of the HOA as well as a review of the history of the HOA in permitting outside displays. Are front door or outdoor terrace railing displays permitted by the HOA? Are flags permitted to be displayed for Flag Day?
I have left several messages with our current property manager but have yet to hear back from them. We have been legal tenants for just over 2 years with no issues. The landlord offered us a lease renewal, but we elected to decline and turned in a 60 day notice as is required in our lease. The... Read more »
Your landlord would have to evict you, yes. But you don’t want an eviction just especially before you’re set to sign a new lease. After all, the new landlord may decide not to rent to you. So yes you have the legal right to get evicted, which would take longer than the two weeks, but that’s...Read more »
my lease expires end of February 2022...basically what I intend is to just up and move out, mid-October (paying October's rent first). if I do that, can my landlady use my security deposit for unpaid rent? or, only to compensate for any physical damage to the dwelling?
I do not know what "M.P.D." means. I would suggest you report this conduct to your local law enforcement agency and see what they can do for you. You could also report it to the town code enforcement officer or other appropriate official. Here is a link to some more information:...Read more »
We got behind on our bills and was living in a Habitat for humanity home for right at 5 years. We managed to get caught up and it was a huge relief all that the attorney told us was to make sure to pay on time from now on. And me thinking all was well I quit worrying about it next thing I knew was... Read more »
The property may have a prohibition on signs. And unless there is some other general restriction on smoking outdoors, I don't see how the manager can enforce anything. The employees certainly shouldn't be throwing their butts in your yard however; the manager can and should do something about that.
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