An illegal eviction occurs when a landlord removes a tenant from a property without following the legal process required by state or local laws. This can include changing the locks, physically removing the tenant's belongings, shutting off utilities, or using threats to force the tenant out...View More
In Oklahoma, it is generally not legal for an employer to garnish an employee's wages for unpaid rent without obtaining a court judgment. Garnishing wages typically requires a court order, and landlords must follow legal procedures to collect unpaid rent. If your employer, who is also your...View More
Yes, you may be able to sue your roommate for the damage to your furniture and for the pet deposit that she never paid. In the state of Oklahoma, you have the right to sue someone for damages that they caused to your property, even if that person is your roommate.
I had an owner deny me for a rental after I paid for an application fee on 2 different platforms. Zillow then Hotpads. I received a call the day before move in that I had too many children for the 3 bedroom and refused to contact the landlord for verification on one of my evictions to clarity and... View More
In Oklahoma, as in many states, landlords are prohibited from discriminating against prospective tenants on the basis of familial status, which includes the presence of children, under both federal and state fair housing laws. Denying a rental application on the basis that you have "too many...View More
Was served a writ of execution late Friday afternoon that states received the 18th of Oct with an arrow pointing to a hand written note reading "you have 48 working hours to vacate," then beside it they wrote posted 10/20/23 and the time. I can't find any info that's clear... View More
In Osage County, Oklahoma, as in most jurisdictions, the term "working hours" generally refers to the standard business hours during weekdays. If the notice says "48 working hours," it would typically exclude weekends. Given that the notice was posted on 10/20/23, which is a...View More
If your mother left the house to your son in her will or trust, he would become the legal owner upon the appropriate legal proceedings confirming the transfer. However, given that you've resided in the house for 22 years, you might have certain rights or claims. These could be based on...View More
Lesser rent payment.The laundry is closed all weekends and at 5 daily during week.Steps are a death trap and maintencecreguest aren't met.I cannot afford to move because of my health and not working but have family willing to pay rent.but it's too high.Thdybknow I am under cardiologist... View More
You and your landlord legally can negotiate whatever terms are mutually acceptable when renewing a lease. If you want lower rent, you can ask that your landlord renew your lease at a lower rent. If you want certain maintenance performed or amenities restored, you can legally include such terms in...View More
In Oklahoma, after you've been evicted, you may still have the opportunity to retrieve your personal property that you left behind in the rental unit. The landlord is generally required to follow a legal process for storing and returning your belongings. They should provide you with a notice...View More
It depends on the time frame of when you were evicted. "Generally," after 30 days the items can often be considered as abandoned and thus up to the landlord to do with them as they see fit. Furthermore, they can put them into storage and you would be responsible for the storage fees....View More
An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could reach out to local attorneys to discuss in more detail. Most injury firms offer free initial consults. Good luck
My info is listed on an apartment lease as tenant and my signature shows under guarantor/co-signer. I am not listed as an occupant and I have never lived in the apartment. The lease states that after the 12 month term it automatically renews and is now month to month. What is the procedure I need... View More
She didn't welcome the touch. He then pushed her on the bed and tried to preform oral sex on her. She pushed him away. He then gave her a surprising $1000 instead of the $500. She was facing eviction that same day and it was dismissed. He again contacted her the next day telling her to come to... View More
My grandmother has lived in her home since 2005-2006. There was never any written agreements for tenancy nor was the house sold to her. It was a verbal agreement between her and a friend that she was allowed to live there. Since, the owners have passed away and their daughter now owns the home.... View More
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...View More
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...View More
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... View More
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
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