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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: I want to know if guests get tenant rights after 30 days in Oklahoma. For example, in CA guests get tenant rights.
Evan Humphreys
Evan Humphreys answered on Mar 16, 2022

Oklahoma law only protects a tenant, who is defined as "any person entitled under a rental agreement to occupy a dwelling unit." Presumably a guest is a temporary occupant and not entitled to live there under a rental agreement. The bottom line is that there is no minimum time that has to... Read more »

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Q: Can a landlord send an eviction notice to tenant by email
Evan Humphreys
Evan Humphreys answered on Mar 16, 2022

While the notice to terminate a tenancy must be in writing, the law does not state a specific form for this written notice. These laws were created before email was invented and the term "writing" is not defined in them. However, it is possible that email notice is sufficient. The best... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: I'm renting a residence that I've occupied for 2 to 3 years ,rents paid up to this month and my landlord passed away.

Wife sells and she has water meter pulled. Doesn't explain why ect. I have health issues and not behind on rent. But withholding this month rent. Verbal contract I had with her husband that passed on. And she was mailed my deposit in my name from the water company. The new landlord has made no... Read more »

Evan Humphreys
Evan Humphreys answered on Mar 16, 2022

Unfortunately, you have a difficult situation with no immediately clear answer. To see if the verbal lease survived the landlord's death, you should contact an attorney in your area or your local low-income legal services provider. You can find such providers here: https://oklegalconnect.org/#/login

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Bought a house from heritage housing in Oklahoma City. Signed all the paperwork and put down $2500 about three month ago

Got notified today a week before delivery price had gone up $7000. Can they do that? After I’ve already signed and paid a deposit?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Dec 20, 2021

You should contact an attorney who can review your contract and paperwork to determine if they have that ability or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: If a renter of a self storage is delinquent in payment within 60 days and someone pays it for them can the person paying

Fees and past due rent take possession of the unit(s)?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2021

Not without some type of agreement. They would be considered a "volunteer."

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: What are my rights and responsibilities and actions I need to take if house isnt sound and landlord hasnt fixed the

Problem and it's been over a year.. and its affecting my energy costs

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Jul 16, 2021

That’s a big question. I’m not sure what the “house isn’t sound” means.

If you search the Oklahoma Bar Association’s website, they have detailed information about landlord tenant responsibilities. So does Legal Aid.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Native American Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Who do i contact when Apts refuse to make needed repairs in section 8 approved apts?

My pregnant daughter and four grand babies are living in a section 8 approved apts that will not make much need repairs I have pics of the black mold on bathroom ceiling walls doors, whole in kitchen ceiling from upstairs flooding, hallway moled carpet soak in water to wear maggots are on carpet... Read more »

Anna L Self
Anna L Self answered on Jul 13, 2021

I would contact Legal Aid if you can't get assistance from the Housing Authority that runs your section 8 program. I would also keep trying with the Housing Authority. In OKC, they have to approve the home before it qualifies for section 8 and it sounds like the apartments should not be... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I remove my 18 yr old daughter and her 20 yr old girlfriend without legal eviction?
Timothy Carignan
Timothy Carignan answered on May 5, 2021

They are both legal adults. If they aren't paying rent, then they aren't tenants and don't have the rights that tenants have. You can ask them both to leave, and you can call a sheriff if they refuse.

However, this will almost definitely do great harm to your relationship...
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Q: I was injured on the property that I’m renting and they have a clause in their lease saying I can’t sue them

I had 3 stitches had to get a tetanus shot they told me to take it up with my renters insurance and said basically they aren’t doing anything or willing to give me anything my daughter has nightmares 3 days can I sue and how much can I ask for I am on a month to month lease was injured by a... Read more »

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on May 3, 2021

You should contact a "personal injury" attorney. I noticed that this was posted under Landlord/tenant inquiries and they wouldn't likely see it.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: I need help finding a way out of my lease and knowing if I have a chance at a case against the company I am renting fro

I just started this lease officially on April 17th and have only been able to stay a maximum of 4 days in the house due to back to back problems which also posed a hazard to my 10 month old son as well as myself and my unborn child.

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on May 3, 2021

There isn't enough information there to know where to start. However, the Oklahoma Bar Association has a very helpful page that provides answers to a lot of questions like this. Here's the link: https://www.okbar.org/freelegalinfo/tenant/

I wish you the best!

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Tenants verbally agreed to move 2 months early. We signed an offer and acceptance to sale house. Now renter refuses.

We signed an offer and acceptance for sale of the house. Can we back out of the offer and acceptance and are there expenses we are obligated to cover?

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Apr 5, 2021

More information is needed here.

Is there an underlying written lease with the tenant in place? If so, what are those terms regarding moveout and verbal modifications?

To get a renter out of the house, you have to file a Forcible Entry & Detainer with the court and evict them....
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Q: No lease and pay weekly. Note on my door today says evicted move tonight also electric off is this legal
Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 25, 2021

There isn't enough information here to answer your question. The Oklahoma Bar Association's website has some free legal resources for tenants that can be found here: https://www.okbar.org/freelegalinfo/tenant/

I wish you the best.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Snow storm I missed court I called was told call back Monday not knowing judge went on with case landlord kicked door

Less 24 hours without any notice or time landlord stole anything of value then destroyed the rest with paint and chemicals when I asked why he would do that he said cause you owe me rent can he do this I have picture to show he destroyed everything he didn't take

Jessica Brown
Jessica Brown answered on Mar 22, 2021

It would be good for you to contact an attorney here. Your landlord is not allowed to destroy your property.

If a tenant leaves property behind, the landlord has a couple of options. If the property has little or no value, the landlord may throw it away.

If the property does have...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I rent out a house I own without a real estate license in oklahoma?
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 8, 2021

Yes - as the owner of the property you can sell or rent out the house without a license. I would recommend that you contact an attorney to assist you in drafting your rental agreements as there are specific items that you will want to include, and some items you may want to specifically exclude in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: Can I be kicked out of the house where I have lived for two years if that address is on my DL
Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Feb 2, 2021

I noticed that this posted from Wichita, KS - however posted in the Oklahoma area. If this is in fact an Oklahoma issue, then yes you can be 'evicted' from your home. However, this is a formal process that has to go through proper channels.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Probate for Oklahoma on
Q: I was just curious as to if a journal can be classified as a "holographic" will?

The deceased journal consists of the owners name and has dates. Then also the journal is about their everyday life and ideas.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jan 10, 2021

It is not likely, but it is theoretically possible. Take the journal to a probate attorney to be reviewed.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: I am buying a home in Oklahoma, if the tenant renting from the seller doesn’t move out can we evict quickly?

I’m buying a home for cash the seller informed me their friend living there is giving them trouble about moving out, if the sale finishes and the closing date comes, how do I get the tenant out? They have no formal lease

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr answered on Oct 24, 2020

This should be a problem for the seller. When he sells it to you he is giving you possession. Don't close until the tenant is out.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: How do I enforce a judgement if the person it's against won't pay?

I won a small judgement against my previous landlord and as soon as we walked out of the courtroom the landlord told me the judge was wrong and she wasn't going to pay. Can I place a lean against her?

James Tack Jr
James Tack Jr answered on Oct 24, 2020

One who has a small claims judgment has the same post-judgment remedies as any other judgment creditor. You may execute on on the debtor’s property, you may have a garnishment is­sued against the defendant’s assets or wages, you may have an asset hearing. You could also file a lien against... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: What can I do about a previous landlord opening my mail?

He refused to give me my mail so I had a cop go to his house to get it for me. My mail had been opened and he lied and told the cop his teenage son opened it. I have texts from his son stating he didn’t open it and he wasn’t even aware that I had gotten mail there

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Jun 17, 2020

Taking and opening someone else mail is a Federal Offense. Call the United States Postal Service and ask to speak with an investigator on an issue of mail tampering.

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