I am currently in a lawsuit with a car accident and should have letters of protection to stop any proceedings but judgement was made against me anyway..is there anything I can do or do I need to vacate immediately
In Alabama, after receiving a writ of possession, tenants typically have 7 days to vacate the property. This period begins when the writ is issued by the court. The involvement in a car accident lawsuit and having letters of protection may not directly affect the eviction process unless those...View More
In Alabama, after a roommate is evicted, the landlord must follow state laws regarding the handling of the evicted tenant's property. Typically, the landlord must provide the tenant with a notice, specifying a reasonable period (often around 14 to 30 days) to collect their belongings. If the...View More
I have two separate units with Red Dot Storage. The units were rented several weeks apart. One unit is past due, but the other is current. I went to get some things out of the unit that is current but when I entered my gate code, it denied me access. The gate code was given to me by Red Dot when... View More
In Alabama, the specific terms of your storage facility contract with Red Dot Storage will dictate the rights and obligations of both parties. Generally, storage facilities have the right to impose certain access restrictions if there are outstanding payments or if the rent for any of the units is...View More
In Alabama, the distinction between being a hotel guest and a tenant can be nuanced, especially when you've been staying at a hotel for an extended period, like over 90 days. Typically, if you're paying on a day-to-day basis, you are considered a guest rather than a tenant. This...View More
In the situation of a 26-year marriage with a disabled adult son and being told to leave by the husband, the resolution can depend on various factors. While your name not being on the lease may complicate matters, Alabama's laws may provide certain protections for spouses, especially...View More
I have put it down on my move-in checklist as well as other repairs. The building I was placed in hasn’t been worked on since I’ve been here, So the other apartments are not even properly move in ready as well.
Landlords must repair health and safety issues and provide essential services under the Landlord Tenant Law. Generally, the statutes specify what you may sue for and what damages you can recover. The analysis is very situation specific. However, another option you may have is deliver a letter to...View More
When your lease specifies that it is governed by Arkansas law but the property is in Alabama, it means that the terms of the lease are intended to be interpreted according to Arkansas state laws. However, this can be problematic as typically, the law of the state where the property is located (in...View More
In your situation, where a 19-year-old in your home refuses to contribute financially or help with chores, and is verbally abusive, you have several options to consider. Firstly, it's important to set clear and firm boundaries regarding behavior and responsibilities in your home. Communication...View More
My trailer which my parents lived with my children at the time. I was clueless and had no recollection of the transaction due to being 3 weeks post op of 1 of 9 spinal surgeries and was not of sound mind, and in severe pain leaving me unable to perform self care. I had my big screen TV picked up... View More
I'm sorry to hear about the challenges you've faced. It sounds like you've been through a lot, and it's understandable that you're seeking clarity on your legal options. Regarding your belongings and the issues with your brother, the courts might indeed be able to help....View More
In Alabama, landlords are legally required to maintain safe and habitable living conditions for tenants. While specific mold laws are lacking, landlords must address mold issues, including black mold, as part of their responsibility to ensure tenant safety. This falls under the implied warranty of...View More
If the landlord breaches the lease but then cures the breach after receiving written notice from the tenant, but then landlord commits the same breach again within six months, when the tenant gives written notice of the second breach, the landlord only has two days to cure; otherwise, the tenant...View More
My landlord is an 82 year old gay male that ask me to let him perform oral sex on me. He also repeatedly touches me. I have told him I'm straight and to stop touching me countless times yet it still happens. What are my avenues to stop this other than moving as I'm in a bad spot and rent is cheap.
Based on the facts that you are reporting, your landlord may be acting in violation of criminal statutes. Further, his conduct may give rise to several civil claims for assault, battery, or other torts. You should contact a local personal injury attorney to review your case and discuss your legal...View More
Without reviewing the lease and the relevant documents it is impossible to give a complete answer. Generally, the buyer of a rental property will be subject to any valid leases signed before the transaction took place. This is dependent on the text of the relevant documents. You should contact a...View More
In most jurisdictions, if your rental property becomes uninhabitable due to issues like sewage backups, the landlord or rental company may be required to provide temporary housing, such as a hotel, until the issue is resolved and the property is habitable again. This is typically based on local...View More
Before you do anything, read the lease very carefully. If the lease is expired, you are a "tenant at will." They can't hold you for long, and you cannot hold them either. Mark everything the landlord may have violated. Mark anything you have or may have violated. Alabama law is...View More
If your neighbor is trespassing on your property by leaving abandoned cars and garbage, you may have several options for recourse. You can start by contacting your landlord and informing them of the situation, as they have a responsibility to ensure that their tenants are not causing issues for...View More
She has put in 2 service requests for the same issue (roaches) and has had no action taken. In Alabama, a land lord has 14 days to address an issue in a demand letter or the tenant can legally terminate the lease early. If the service request through the web site counts as a demand letter, those... View More
A service request made through an apartment complex's system is typically not the same as a formal tenant demand letter. A tenant demand letter is usually a written notice specifically requesting repairs and outlining the legal consequences if the repairs are not made within a certain timeframe.
Unfortunately, it is really impossible for us to tell without more information. If you own your property and your mother's name is not on your deed you should not have any issues, however if her name is on the property, you are in a difficult situation. If you rent, and her name is on your...View More
This is tricky, its riding the line. It's not quite harassment under Code of Alabama §13A-11-8, because there is no contact or obscene gesture and it's not quite violating Ala. Code § 13A-11-30 about videotaping others because outside of your apartment you do not have a reasonable...View More
The lease ended 8 months ago so we have been paying month to month since then. Now my mother has been staying with me and my landlord is trying to evict us because terms of a lease. We haven't been on a lease in 8 months. I stay at my boyfriend's house 3 or 4 nights a week and she is now... View More
The question is premised on an improper understanding of the legal status of "month to month". it is not correct that you do not have a lease. You do have a lease, when a written lease expires without being renewed, it typically becomes a month-to-month tenancy, subject to all the same...View More
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