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Q: Can you break a rental lease if there is an infestation of wasps.Landloard wants to have sprayed but ther are children

with extreme asthma..It is an old house and has many holes and broken places they can get in even if he has sprayed.Wasps are flying around this place all thetime

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on May 2, 2020

A good place to start for info on this topic in Nebraska is the Nebraska Legal Aid Landlord-Tenant Handbook.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: Can Lincoln electrical services be held accountable for shutting off my electrical service when the landlord told him to

I asked him not to shut off my utilities they said the landlord told them to I told them there was no court order he has no legal right and les said they said my lease 1/4/19 to today date 4/10/20 wasn't recent enough to stop them from shutting off my lights

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 13, 2020

A good place to start may be to review the information gathered by Legal Aid of Nebraska. https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: What can I do my landlord has boredred my house destroyed thrown away all my yard stuff shut off my electricity twice

Les said my lease wasn't up to date so they continue to shut off my electric even though I still live here and it was in my name half my windows are boarded over and no court orders

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 13, 2020

A good place to start for information is the landlord-tenant handbook produced by Nebraska Legal Aid. https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: Can a landlord have your utilities shut off if your behind on rent and there is no eviction notice or Court

me and the trailer owner have no written contract me and the trailer court have a written contract that they pay water and garbage and I pay the rest of utilities

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 11, 2020

A good place to start for information on a landlord's responsibilities to renters regarding utilities is Legal Aid's Landlord and Tenant Handbook.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: Can a house owner throw away and old car that was left on property by not recent tenant but the one before the recent?

We have proof that we messaged him various times telling him to take the car and someone new moved in and still nothing now the recent tenant has moved out and again we are renting it out and the car was still here so we threw it away and someone called us saying they want their car. We were in the... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Apr 11, 2020

A good place to start for general info on what a landlord needs to do with abandoned property is the Nebraska Legal Aid Handbook. https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: Can a landlord legally change the locks without an eviction notice? Can a landlord legally keep my belongings?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Feb 24, 2020

Legal Aid's Landlord Tenant Handbook may be a good place to start looking for info on this topic:

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: If my apartment requires me to move out temporarily due to construction, can they force me to pay rent?

My apartment complex is rebuilding all the external 2nd and 3rd floor walkways. My building is the first. The management provided a 10 day notice. Tenets will not be allowed access to their apartments for 11 days. The apartment complex is providing 2 star hotel rooms and a 200 dollar stipend. We... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Dec 9, 2019

Depending on the terms of the lease, a tenant may be able to end the lease if the apartment becomes uninhabitable for a period of time. If improvements need to be made that require a tenant to be temporarily out of their apartment and the tenant does not want to end the lease, reasonable... Read more »

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Q: If the tenant of a large property allows hunting and gets paid to do so, is that considered subletting?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 25, 2019

Allowing a person to profit off land is usually not the same legal term as a sublet. For example, a legal "profit" off the land could be allowing someone to remove timber, minerals, or wild game off the land. It is more like an easement than a sublet.

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Q: Can a landowner who leases our his land hunt on his own place or can the tenant stop all hunting on the land?

Three sections of land in Nebraska, leased to neighbor, Land owner wants to hunt on his own land, and have friends hunt deer on it too. Yet lessee says NO. Is this possible?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Nov 18, 2019

The rights of a tenant and landlord are generally governed by the landlord-tenant agreement (or lease). Unless the lease states otherwise, the landlord generally surrenders the property to the tenant for the tenant's purposes. Thus, a landlord can't generally enter the leasehold for... Read more »

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Q: I paid $600 deposit then changed my mind about the place, can i get my money back?

landlord told me the deposit is non refundable, I dont understand how or why.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 8, 2019

The law generally holds people to the terms of their contract even if one party later changes their mind. If a deposit is non-refundable per the terms of the contract, the Court will generally enforce that provision and not require the return of the deposit.

1 Answer | Asked in Agricultural Law and Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: Farmer is threatening to rip out posts he installed on rented ground if we don't sell the ground to only him. Legal?

We paid for the fence that houses his livestock. And paid hour wages to install the fence. We also did not charge rent in the earlier years because our livestock ran with his. So he's been compensated for the posts but he still is threatening if we don't sell it to him then he will just... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 8, 2019

The landlord and tenant's duties to each other are defined under Nebraska law but are often more specifically defined in a written landlord-tenant agreement. What a tenant can do to install improvements or remove improvements on the property they are renting depends heavily on what this... Read more »

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Q: Can someone that is not the owner but is conservator/guardian of my grandmother, adjust and obtain rent of property.

In October my grandmother's oldest daughter was given conservator/guardianship over her. She placed my grandmother in an assisted living facility in Pender, NE. On October 21st she approached me with a month to month lease claiming herself as the landlord. In the lease it states she would... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 10, 2019

When there is a lease and payments not being paid pursuant to the lease, the guardian/conservator often has a legal duty to pursue unpaid rents pursuant to the lease terms for the ward's property. The rents would go to the ward's estate and not to the conservator herself even though the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Bankruptcy, Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: How can I take over my childhood house?

My parents owned the home but we're letting the bank foreclosure on my childhood home because of bankruptcy . So I started to make the mortgage payments to try to get it put into my name for my new home, but now the bank is talking about for taking about foreclosing on me/her (my step mother).... Read more »

Brendan Michael Kelly
Brendan Michael Kelly answered on Jul 24, 2017

You should save the payment money and approach the bank to take over the loan. Yet, the bank in not likely going to be able to talk with you about it since your not on the loan. Making payments may take your dad out of default but you won't get any credit for the property and your just helping... Read more »

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