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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Am I legally obligated to pay for a broken lease if the landlord found a new tenant only a few weeks after I moved out?

I broke an apartment lease 6 months early because my husband left me. I got a letter from a collections agency stating that I owe them a little over $3,000 for the remaining 6 months of the lease. The landlord had another tenant move in not even 2 weeks after I moved out. From my understanding,... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 2, 2022

You are obligated only for the difference between lease and new concrete price.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My landlord is telling me that I’m responsible for another tenant’s animal because I have a dog too. Is that legal?

My landlord messaged me stating that I am responsible for the other tenants dog because I’m the only other tenant that has a dog, that I am responsible to reach out to this tenant and set up a time for us to clean up the entire yard. However, I always clean up after my emotional support dog and I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 16, 2022

You are only responsible for your own dog. Period.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can my parents kick me out without notice? What are my rights to my property/belongings while in their house?

Turned 18 last September. Living at parents house my whole life. My ID, bank, and mail state their house as my address. Live there rent free. Parents are controlling with "house rules". Same curfew and bedtime I had as kid. I have school and part-time job and they try to control what I... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jan 26, 2022

Yes. They can.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Communications Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I live in a apartment have rented this apartment for over a year. Today I was walking I took short cut and walked across

The neighboring apartment building the one directly beside mine. As I was doing so a couple of the people over there came out cussing me trying to fight me saying I was trespassing. I kept walking saying i was sorry I didn’t know and didn’t mean to upset anyone, while they continued to... Read more »

Leland Hulbert
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Leland Hulbert
answered on Dec 2, 2021

Technically it could be considered criminal trespass in the third degree if there are clear signs that this is private property or that you are in a housing development or section 8. If you were not charged by the police you likely don’t have anything to worry about.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law, Landlord - Tenant and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: I've been a guest at budgtel Inn for 4 months.they are kicking me out without giving me a reasonable amount time.

I was a housekeeper but I was being sexually harassed by someone and when brought to the owners attention I was wrongfully fired and now I'm being kicked out can they just do that

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 23, 2021

You have two separate issues: 1) a possible sexual harassment case and 2) an eviction. Unless you have a lease on the space, they can ask you to leave anytime with reasonable notice.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I'm having a problem with my landlord I've been here almost 17 years or more and he changed about 3 years ago

I'm getting evicted my rent is up to date always paid my rent and it's a lot going on that I need to speak to someone I'm disabled on a fixed income I'm really ill and this man is stressing me out

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 22, 2021

What is the civil rights issue? None is mentioned in your summary.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Landlord - Tenant, Contracts and Libel & Slander for Kentucky on
Q: My partners landlord added my name to his lease without my permission or app. And added me to an eviction.

She lied in court saying that we added my name to the lease. When we obtained the copy with my name on there from the leasing office. We were advised by county clerk and prosecutor to pursue legal action. Do I have a case? I don't know who to talk to.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Aug 3, 2021

You will need to consult a civil attorney to consider litigation.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Is there anything I can do about my neighbors?

I have neighbors that have been making plenty of noise since they have moved in above us. They got multiple dogs that make constant noise any time they leave, use power tools sometimes until 3am, play music so loud it echos in my apartment, and their kids ride non- street legal dirt bikes through... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 26, 2021

Best file a noise or nuisance complaint against them. May or maybe not resolve the issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can a landlord evict immediately of dog never attacked but charged at another small dog on rental property?

My dog was on a leash and had a collar on and we were taking him to the car to arrive at another destination when my neighbor brought their small dog out which taunts mine. My dog just whined until the woman grabbed her dog and swung it like a rag doll and then mine broke his collar and charged at... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Jul 18, 2021

The answer lies in your lease with the landlord.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: filing a chp 13 bankruptcy, and i am n an house with a month to month lease, will the automatic stay prevent eviction
Nick Curtis Thompson
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Nick Curtis Thompson
answered on Apr 18, 2021

No the automatic stay does not protect you automatically from a lanlord eviction. However there is a section of the bankruptcy code that allows you to pay the rent you are behind on into the court and force the landlord to accept it. Then you can finish the remaining months of your lease. This... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can I break my lease because of intimidation and feeling unsafe?

I wanted to get a very large drain fixed in front of my parking spot because I’ve fallen into it and my car is damaged because of it and I called the city, they came to look at it and the maintenance people kicked them off the property and came to my apartment and yelled at me for trying to get... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Apr 3, 2021

No. Those are not grounds to break your lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Elder Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: How do i get my daughtert and her family to leave my home. They refuse to pay rent.

My nearly 40 yr old daughter and her family moved in when they were evicted, and it was supposed to be temp. They do not pay rent and have totally trashed our house. We need them out of here as the stress is unbearable. Her husband smirked at us and said we couldnt evict them due to covid. Surely... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Mar 1, 2021

Covid protections for evictions have expired. You can evict them now most anywhere in Kentucky. Simply go to your district court snd file a petition to evict. Also, if you ever catch them all gone from your home at the same time, simply set their belongings on the curb, change the locks and you... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Hi, I was renting an apartment about 2yrs ago and cleaning before moving in I fell down the stairs broke my back

I hired attorneys, I hadn't heard from them in a couple months so I called to see what was going on and I was then told they had tried to contact me an had to drop my case because they couldn't reach me for discovery. They had the correct phone number & address, they had came to my... Read more »

Robert Edward Blau
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Robert Edward Blau
answered on Dec 29, 2020

On what date and year did the accident happen? Generally, in Kentucky you only have one year from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. Please let me know the answer to my question so I can further advise you.

Thanks

Robert Blau

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Kentucky on
Q: A neighbor brought her unleashed, uncollared, and on a known dangerous dog list, over into my yard. The landlord knew.

I told the landlord of this mobile home park that the pitbull had moved in next door. She said she'd check into it and get back to me. One month later, the dog was in my yard and attacked my tiny dog, attacked me, and killed my dog which was right at my feet. Not an apology or even paying me... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 25, 2020

Sue the dog owner and the landlord both.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I rent from my dad. He already went into my roommates room without her permission and he is only giving us a week

Can he legally do this.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Oct 25, 2020

Depends on whether there is a written lease.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: My husband and I share ownership of our house on our deed. However, my mother-in-law is also on the deed.

The property sits on an acre of land on my mother-in-laws farm. What would happen if my husband and I divorced? Since she doesn't live with us I feel as if she shouldn't have ties in the share value of the home. Also, what would happen if my mother-in- and father-in-law divorced? Would he... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 28, 2020

Seeing the actual deed would be important, but basically you, your husband and m-I-l are either tenants in common or tenants with right of survivorship. Either way you m-I-l has a 1/3 or 1/2 interest in the property. If you and your husband divorce, she would be entitled to 1/3. If she and her... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: I rent an apt and i can only have 1 pet but i have 3 and the bug company snoops for the manager. can they do that?

The bug guys come in and will look/snoop and when they go to leave the maintenance man who's normally the one who comes in with them to snoop but not now with the covid he stays outside and when they leave he ask them if they seen more then one animal and they do answer. Can they even do that?... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 22, 2020

Yes. They can.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: discovered black mold all over my basement and in and under air vents.

I have attempted to reach out to the property owner over all of the mold i have found. Who should I contact over this and what exactly are my rights as a tenant? Can I break my lease and move because of how bad the mold is? I have 3 children in the home and we all have been sick for awhile. Please... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 13, 2020

Contact your local health department as well as a certified black mold inspector who can give you a report on the toxicity of the situation and what needs to be done to rectify it both temporarily and permanently.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky on
Q: Can my landlord evict me over the breed of my animal if it is an emotional support animal?
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Sep 3, 2020

Not if you prove that the basis of eviction is false.

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