My long term girlfriend 3 1/2 years moved out after cheating and moving in with a married couple around 2 hours away. Everything in the home including title work, hills, etc is all in my name. She does get some mail and bills of her own at the address. After a long period of lying and deception,... Read more »
answered on Apr 17, 2023
While you have no right to keep her personal property, you have the right to impose reasonable conditions on how she gets it back. That includes requiring the items be recovered while you are present. If your assessment of her as a liar is accurate, be sure you have a friend with you when she is in... Read more »
Wants me out but I found out he has a mortgage on it and several other properties and he's going into foreclosure. Idk if he ever recorded it. Can I request to rescind and get my money back? Or is it pointless since he obviously has no money?
answered on Mar 14, 2023
It may not be pointless just because he has no money - you need to find out whether there will be any remaining equity in the house after the mortgage lender (and any other lienholders ahead of you) are paid. But it could be pointless if being behind in your payments means you're in material... Read more »
They are stating we assumed liability once we signed the lease, but was never made aware that there was an outstanding balance on the apartment. Is it our responsibility to pay, or do the previous tenants have to pay?
answered on Feb 23, 2023
You don't owe rent for any time prior to the beginning of your lease. The sole exception would be if the terms of the lease explicitly state you are assuming liability for the rent left unpaid by a previous tenant -- something I've never heard of in a lease. If your landlord wants to... Read more »
I rent a upper apartment in a duplex from Chapman Properties and I have had issues with sewage backup flooding into my basement for over a month. It has caused damage to my personal property that I'm going to have to pay out of pocket to replace. I've had to pay out of pocket to do... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2023
The landlord can simply provide you notice that your month-to-month lease will not be continued for another month. That would not be an eviction. Evictions occur for violations of leases, such as not paying rent, destroying the property, disturbing other tenants. It seems like you should look for... Read more »
I moved from the house where I was renting and I had given a deposit of $1,100 and soon after I vacated the house I took out all my things.Handed the Owner His keys , The owner came and I asked him about my deposit and he said NO! That according to him, the Deposit is used and covers all the... Read more »
answered on Feb 10, 2023
The answer will depend on the terms of the lease agreement that you had, which we do not know. However it is typical that a security deposit may be used to cover repairs to the property after you move out that are needed to restore the property to rent to another person. The lack of repairs... Read more »
Me and my girlfriend split up about a year ago. She still lives in my house that I own. I've been seeing somebody for 6 months and we both want to live together. Problem is my ex-girlfriend still lives there and she refuses to leave. Do I have to give her notice of someone moving in? Because... Read more »
answered on Jan 27, 2023
From a legal perspective, if it's your house you don't need to give your ex notice that someone else is moving in. On the other hand, I'm guessing your new girlfriend and you will lead a much more peaceful life if you evict the ex-girlfriend before moving the new girlfriend into the... Read more »
Lease and rent are current and up to date.
answered on Jan 23, 2023
This seemingly is a landlord-tenant issue. However, as a practical matter for business, if you have already signed a lease and been in it for 3 years, this appears to be out of their right to request.
However, I can see it making sense in two scenarios: if you have fallen behind and there... Read more »
Landlord wouldn't do any repairs for years and there was a leak and mold every where my son is always sick and now that she fixed it she raised the rent from 925 to 1200 what can I do I do not want to sign a new lease
answered on Dec 23, 2022
An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm sorry for your family's ordeal. For the personal injury aspects of your question, reach out to local attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult. Unfortunately, not all injury law firms handle... Read more »
I have asthma. My Neighbor continues to smoke after complained to manager about it. There is no smoking policy here by HUD. I've complained to HUD abd the state health department smoke hotline.
answered on Jun 6, 2022
You cannot sue your neighbor because there is no privity of contract between you and your neighbor. If no smoking is a condition of your lease you can break your lease if the landlord refuses to enforce the no smoking policy. If you have complained to HUD, HUD will issue warnings. If the warnings... Read more »
We are facing eviction after just renewing lease for another 12 months due to starting a new job but it fell through and didn’t have the funds to pay rent. While living in the apartment we faced many issues such as violence going on outside our door with knives, people in the building blasting... Read more »
answered on May 17, 2022
Perhaps these may be reasons to break the lease and move out, but you can't have it both ways. In other words, you can't stay and not pay. The fact that the unit was not clean when you moved in more than a year ago will not be considered. Any objection to the condition of the unit... Read more »
answered on May 20, 2023
Depending on the nature and extent of the damage, you may be able to hire a handyman with the permission of your landlord
My daughter is currently renting an apartment with my niece and my brother(my niece's dad) is a cosigner.
answered on Apr 20, 2023
My firm has helped individuals and businesses get out of leases by corresponding with landlords to make this request. However, the possibility of breaking a lease depends on where you live and the landlord you are dealing with. For example, City of Chicago is a lot more difficult than the suburbs... Read more »
I do have all subleasing documents agreement. So what should I do to sue him for not paying? Also, I have received many calls from debt collectors. In the same time, I can’t focus on my school because this issue has affected me negatively and put me under pressure. Moreover, this case affects my... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2023
I don't mean to sound rude, but you've made a statement rather than asking a question. Do you have a question? You'll want to use somewhat correct terminology. A "land patent" typically refers to the initial grant of a piece of land by the government to an individual or... Read more »
answered on Dec 21, 2022
Yes. The whole point of getting a cosigner is to have someone else to sue if things don't work out.
Property has recently switched landlords. Lease is for $8400 over 12 months. Am currently at about $11,000 paid.
answered on Mar 22, 2022
No. When he bought the building, he bought it with the leases in place, as they were. The exception (and I've never seen it) would be a lease with a provision allowing rent to increase in the event of a sale of the property.
My 12 month lease ends the 28th of February. It is very clearly stated and there is no clause in my lease stating I need to give notice 30 days prior. I gave 29 days notice and now my landlord is fighting me and saying I have to stay and pay March rent
answered on Feb 11, 2022
The statute you quoted is incomplete. It should read 735 ILCS 5/ ___ and a number after the slash in order to point to a relevant section of the statute that your landlord is reading. At any rate, you are not required to give thirty days notice unless it specifically states so in your lease.... Read more »
It was sold over 2yrs ago and I just found out, now the person claiming to own the property STILL wants rent and is telling me information that I know isn't true, what should I do
answered on Nov 18, 2021
If the tax buyer has just recently applied for a deed to the property with the court, then the previous owner still "owns" the property until the court deeds it to the tax buyer. When you say "person claiming to own the property" I'm not sure if you mean the person holding... Read more »
It was sold almost a month prior to us moving in
answered on Nov 18, 2021
First off, I'd need a little more information. Were the taxes sold? If so, you would continue to pay rent to the registered owner. The owner can always redeem the taxes by paying the arrearage and interest. Perhaps a call to the County treasurer's office would be in order. In my... Read more »
I have signed a lease with an international tenant and have his passport number. The tenant just got a job offer at a big tech company and is moving. His company offered him a lump sum for his moving needs and lease disturbance. As by the lease (and from my understanding, Illinois law), if he... Read more »
answered on Nov 15, 2021
You need to immediately discuss this developing situation before it gets worse with a licensed attorney practicing in the realm of landlord tenant law.
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