Unfortunately, "should" is not a legal term. You can sue landlord in small claims court for the cost of the hotel. The court will determine if landlord breached the lease by not providing habitable premises and is liable to reimburse you. Try to work it out with landlord, or check the local...Read more »
Apt complex pressured me into renewing our lease, with scare tactics, while we were shopping for a home. Now we are under contract and they will not break the lease. They say they cannot void due to fair housing act? I thought that was more for discrimination in leasing not breaking the lease. I... Read more »
They do not have to offer an early lease termination. If you leave and stop paying, and they sue, they do have an obligation to mitigate their loss, but if they have other vacant apartments, the court would decide if they have to fill yours first, or all the other vacancies before yours.
My son is on an IEP at school & before signing a lease, I asked the landlord, if we were good tenants, would there be any problems when It came time to renew, as I didn't want to have to uproot my child from this program. He assured me everything would be fine. My 3 year lease was about to end in 6... Read more »
That is a difficult situation, made worse by the landlord taking advantage of you, but landlord has no legal obligation to renew a lease. And if there are no local rent control ordinances, landlord can raise rent on a new lease. If you are now on a month to month, either you or landlord can...Read more »
The front two units have a separate basement and attic and the same goes for the back units. The landlord has padlocked both basements and attics, giving us no access. When I asked using the attic for storage, he said that's an extra 30 dollars a month. When asked about the basement, he never... Read more »
Landlord might impose additional fees, and might be wrong in doing that. But if tenant doesn't pay, then landlord can file an eviction action, and the court will decide whether tenant must pay. But even if tenant wins, an eviction is a permanent court record that can make it difficult for tenant...Read more »
The landlord has been accepting partial payments from me and the landlord has had other tenants that he has occupying the house that has not been paying rent but he chooses to come after me even lying saying i owe 15000 the landlord has also with in the last year been found guilty if some health... Read more »
If you cannot work it out with landlord to let you stay, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the situation, communicate with landlord, and defend you at the eviction hearing. But that might not succeed, so you should be prepared to move.
Being my former significant other, she has lived with me for about 3 years without any expected rent or written agreement. In the early summer this year when we broke up, she said she would be out by the end of the summer, and I agreed to wait. As time went on I communicated at the beginning of... Read more »
You must follow the proper eviction process to force her out, or she could sue you for wrongful eviction. Without a written lease, she is a month to month tenant. Either tenant or landlord can terminate a month to month lease at the end of any month by giving 30 days written notice of the...Read more »
I own my trailer and reside in a corporate owned community. The management removed the trash dumpsters which were located 50 feet from my front door. I complained to the management and the county health inspector. The park management responded by attempting to evict me from the community.
We have a verbal agreement that we'd fix up the house in return of being able to reside in the home, which we have been doing. We've bought all the materials and have done all the work painting and making repairs, as agreed upon. I've sent pictures of the work we have done, and any changes that... Read more »
I have a lease for my apartment I’m the only person on my lease I had my now ex boyfriend staying with me for a couple weeks and he is now refusing to leave claiming he lives there how do I have him removed?
Talk to the landlord and talk to the police. If they won't help, then you would have to file an eviction. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to assist you so you do it properly. If you just have the locks changed, and move his stuff out, he could sue you to collect...Read more »
I'm less than 2month behind and I make payments every two weeks through my bank on line. I do this and have been doing this for awhile now so I have documentation of what I pay and when as well as that he receives the payments. I have lived here for 6yrs. And have either had my rent paid in full or... Read more »
They do not have to contact you after giving the 3 day notice. If you attend the eviction hearing and advise the judge about the past payment arrangements, that might succeed in getting the eviction dismissed -- but there is a greater chance that it won't and you will be evicted. Use the Find a...Read more »
The pet clause in the lease is stated that there shall be no pets without written permission from the Lessor and that the lease is for humans only and no creatures other than homo-sapiens. It is a duplex and the landlord does not live the premises. I have a previous letter from one doctor and had... Read more »
Notify the landlord that you have an assistance animal which complies with the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which require that landlords reasonably accommodate service and assistance animals for tenants with disabilities. Assistance animals are exempted from pet...Read more »
Ohio law requires landlord to give "reasonable" notice, typically assumed to be 24 hours, but not specified in the statute. No notice is required in an "emergency" or if "impractical." Neither of those is defined. So work it out with landlord.
The new owner must honor the terms of the written lease that you and the prior owner/landlord signed. Selling the property does not invalidate the existing lease. The new owner/landlord can try to raise the rent and get a new lease, and if you don't comply, then could file to evict you. But you...Read more »
Ohio law requires a landlord to provide "reasonable heat at all times." The statute does not define "reasonable." Check whether your local building dept. or health dept. has any requirements. Notify the landlord of the problem, and if landlord does not respond, you could pay rent into escrow...Read more »
They sprayed the apartment but I still find them everywhere. I’ve taken pictures and documented them and they emailed me saying the pest control found no live activity. Can I terminate my lease early due to not even being able to live in my place due to this ?
You can try to negotiate an early termination with the landlord. If landlord does not agree, and you break the lease, landlord can sue you. Instead, you can pay your rent into escrow with the local court which will then schedule a mediation for landlord to explain what is being done to fix the...Read more »
Ohio law does not require tenant to give permission to landlord. Landlord must have a valid reason, and must give reasonable advance notice to tenant, except if it is an emergency. Denying access could be reason for landlord to evict a tenant.
If they haven’t been there long, they are just a guest. You tell them to leave. If they don’t go, you call the police and they’re trespassing. If they’ve lived there a while, you may have to evict them even if they don’t pay for anything.
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