A home on our street was torn down and a new home was started but only got as far as framing the house, then the progress stopped 2 years ago. The owner lives in Florida (this home is in Colorado) and the owner's son is homeless and has schizophrenia camps in the backyard. Other homeless... Read more »
They put SOD in the back yard and charged us for that which is fine but when we moved in there was not grass in the back yard there were patches of weeds and grass. They charged us to throw trash that was removed from there and charged us for a dish removal and that was there when we moved in.
The security deposit and the amount that a landlord can charge you for damages that you caused to the lease are typically not related. The security damage acts as an advance that can be used to help cover those damages if needed. It is typically, not a...Read more »
I was notified of the maintenance (there’s never been any issues) I received a call that my dog had “gotten out” and they were attempting to retrieve him. Then I got a call a bit later stating they had “lost sight of him”. I left work after the first call to go get my dog myself but they... Read more »
The dog is back safe and sound. That is the important thing. If the dog got out during a scheduling maintenance event, then it may be no more than mere negligence. It sounds like the landlord tried to do the right thing by looking for the dog and paying for all the associated costs.
My roommate is unemployed so between her and I only I can afford the apartment on my own. It's a joint lease. If I leave my landlord will sublease the whole apartment. If she leaves our credit is fine but she refuses to sublease her room. I'm paying the bills and my only way out is if I... Read more »
An AC unit outside of my apartment building has had an increasingly loud and high-pitched screeching coming from it. I've submitted a maintenance request and the team has basically come out to notate information about the unit and that's it. The issue began a couple of weeks ago,... Read more »
the tenant owes? “We have been trying to collect from Sierra since May due to her paying late on her rent. She has been accruing late fees and has been posted several times. We sent emails concerning past due account: 4/16, 5/5, 5/13, 5/17, 5/19, 5/21, 6/3, 7/8, 7/12, 7/21, 7/28. We have posted... Read more »
Landlord withheld my entire security deposit of $1750 and charged $2065 on top of that for “estimated” repairs. They will not provide receipts, I have requested them several times. They took me to court because I did not pay until I received receipts. Now I will be responsible for interest and... Read more »
You need to talk to an attorney. The landlord as Plaintiff, just like in most civil cases, has the burden of proof which includes proving their damages. Damages do not need to be exact, but they cannot be guesses either.
Depending on where you are in the process, you may even wish to...Read more »
There are many dogs on that list now living in my complex. The office says the owners of those dog’s presented documents claiming the dogs are “emotional support “ animals and they are required to accept them. How is this not a breech of my lease which prohibits such dogs? Thank you
In many circumstances federal and state law trumps contract law. Contract law must live in the legal framework setup by both the state and federal governments. A personal contract typically cannot supersede a state or federal law unless the law allows itself to be superseded.
We moved out 12 days ago. Our old landlord put the house on the market 7 days ago. They had one person look at the property and mention pet urine smells in one of the bedrooms as their reason for not renting. Now they are trying to withhold $1,000 for “lost rents.”
From a general standpoint, most leases permit a landlord to withhold a portion of the security deposit to cover damages to the leased premises exceeding normal wear and tear. This could include the cleanup of pet urine.
The wasps were nested in the bedroom ceiling and broke thru a week after living there. They have now infested the whole apartment. Landlord was contacted August 1st but only makes promises of sending pest control over and never fulfills. They now won't even answer calls or emails.
In Colorado, we have a warranty of habitability statute. If a situation materially interferes with the tenant's health and safety then it could run afoul of the code. You need to ensure you provide proper notice and ensure you qualify. If you do both, the...Read more »
Someone dumped a hot tub at the dumpster of my complex. It's been there for over a month. Now there are couches and people are starting to throw trash in the hot tub. It stinks, it's an eyesore and isn't safe or sanitary. I asked my landlord almost a week ago to remove the trash.... Read more »
After renewing our lease, our management company removed the option to pay with a bank account leaving only the options to pay with credit or debit, and incurres huge fees to do so. The current lease states all rent and fees agreed to in the lease shall be paid through the mandatory portal, but the... Read more »
This is a grey area. If the contract does not specify that you need to pay any credit card fees you may be able to argue that they cannot charge them. I would think this is especially true since they do not provide you with any payment options where you would not need to incur these fees. But it...Read more »
He is staying in his truck and in a shed that is out back in driveway and small yard, but still does not work or contribute at all, and I need to move on with my life, what do I do to get him to leave, I am a single mom and cannot afford to hire attorney for this
I worked for owner and lived at motel he owns for five years we were to re t rooms, and keep property cleaned and mowed. He did not pay us and now wants to terminate our employment. He has not paid sales tax last document says 2013, he has repeatedly had power shut off closed accounts we used for... Read more »
It may be illegal. I would recommend you contact an attorney.
In Colorado, we have the unlawful eviction statute. In certain cases, if the landlord is intentionally shutting off the power to the residence it may constitute an unlawful eviction. This is a very fact-intensive analysis. The...Read more »
I am speaking solely in the context of events occurring in Colorado.
1) If you gave your apartment manager proper notice under the lease, it should not matter if they lost it or are unable to find it. I would hope you kept proper documentation. If so, the best course of action may be just...Read more »
Upon coming to that conclusion, he mentioned a "mean way" and a "nice way" to handle this. As an art gallery, we need to be careful how we move everything, so we need some time. He said the "mean way" would be their having "repossession trucks" come in with a... Read more »
I have expressed concern about the lighting in my house to my landlord a few times dating back to 8/15/22. I have sent out one text message, a call and an official request to be it done through her website. She has been completely unresponsive. The lights have been flickering constantly and dimming... Read more »
I was initially evicted, but worked with another lawyer to get the eviction removed. I still had to leave my apartment with only a days notice and have since been homeless. I would like to sue them, but I am having difficulty finding what type of lawyer I need to find to help me.
A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry this happened to you. You ask what type of lawyer you need. Out of the categories you chose, landlord-tenant is probably the best place to start. Personal injury attorneys aren't likely to have...Read more »
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