This is my 3rd year with tenants and first time with rats. We believe they are coming from vacant bar next door. I had Health Department come out and they are opening a claim on the new owners of that property. I got one estimate so far for an extermination service to get rid of rats and... Read more »
If we are talking about a commercial lease, generally the lease controls. Get a lawyer to review the lease and negotiate a resolution with the neighboring property owner harboring the vermin infestation. If this is a residential lease, the answer depends a bit on the locality, but, as a general...Read more »
Commercial leases are seldom forgiving in their terms, and are generally largely in favor of the landlord. In a situation where you are in clear and admitted breach of the single most important and basic term --the timely payment of rent-- you have little to no leverage; worse, you're...Read more »
have been leaving with my roommate who is the owner of this condo for 10 years. I have been told I need to move out. I do have a deed said if something happens to him j get this place. Now things have turned in a different direction. His daughter is planning on selling the place. I don't know... Read more »
Generally speaking the rights of an occupant ("roommate") who is not an owner are based on the lease. If there is no lease, then one must move out after given proper notice to vacate. Legally speaking it doesn't make much difference if someone has lived in property for 6 months, 2...Read more »
Need to read the commercial lease and ascertain whether the statute of limitations was extended beyond the default 3 years normally applicable to claims of this nature. However, most commercial leases are under seal, meaning you signed the lease with the word “seal” printed next to the...Read more »
Water/sewage is stated on the lease which was signed on 2/01/2022, but as stated in Md. Code, Real Property § 8-212.4, I was not given proper information and only was given a notice on 6/26/2022 that I would have to pay water starting 9/1/2022. I just received my 1st bill this month and it’s... Read more »
Request --in writing, and dated-- the detailed utility invoices for the property and how the amounts billed to you were calculated. Cite the code section. State that their request for payment does not meet the Code requirements for supporting documentation and billing details, and that upon...Read more »
He left two month ago to live somewhere else without telling me. I found his room empty . leaving the keys and refusing to sign off the lease. I found someone else to cover the rent and he knew and said he was cool with it. Now he wants to... Read more »
Put in writing (letter, email, text--and save it as evidence) that he cannot come back and if he does attempt entry he will be charged with trespassing and breaking and entering. Trespass can only be charged if he receives notice to stay off your property, and you need to prove you gave that...Read more »
When our client moved in, we had footing. Our footing was replaced and our agreement was that we would retain the new footing after they left. Now they've hired an attorney who is saying they're going to take the footing and leave nothing. Shouldn't our footing be a fixture that... Read more »
Sounds like you need a lawyer to answer them. Unless altered by the lease, fixtures to property remain part of the property. Further, if the lease proscribes alterations without approval, there shouldn't have been any alterations, and, if the alteration was permitted, the approval should have...Read more »
Maintenance Request form was submitted over a week ago via multiple avenues (on-line form, hard copy as well as several follow up calls and no response whatsoever). Please help. I'd like to b showered for the holiday.
It’s best to consult legal counsel, because landlord and tenant practice tends to be local, but Maryland law allows tenants to withhold rent and use that rent to repair health issues such as water, heat, and sewage service. You’ve notified. Hire the best licensed plumber in town for emergency...Read more »
We are divorced, recently in fact. My name is on the loan it was easier to buy during our marriage that way. Our names are both on the deed however. I have a conventional loan through the mortgage. I believe my loan isn’t assumable?
How does it work if he wants to take over the loan? He... Read more »
Your best course is to require that he refinance or that you sell the property. As long as you are on the mortgage, you are responsible for the mortgage loan and it will appear on your credit report as your debt.
According to the notice law in your jurisdiction, you must be out of the property by the end of the 60th day. Additionally, you must pay rent through the 60th day. If you do not leave, you can be sued for unlawful detainer and eventually be kicked out forcibly by the County Sheriff. It is suggested...Read more »
It seems to me they cannot give the notice until after they have a signed contract of sale (signed by both them and the buyer). The date of the sales contract is the date the property sold, even though closing is at a later date. They are then required to give you written notice, and you would...Read more »
In Baltimore City, tenants have what's called the first right of refusal, meaning, your landlord must offer to sell the home to your first prior to listing the property for sale. Otherwise, the 60-day notice is appropriate and lawful in Maryland.
The full clause (from an HOA CC&Rs) says "No trucks in excess of two (2) tons, buses, tractors, trailers, or the like, or any vehicle used for commercial purposes and displaying commercial lettering or signs, may be parked on any Lot or any street, except with the approval of the Board of... Read more »
I would argue that the term "two (2) tons" refers to the classification of the truck and not its actual weight or load capacity, because nearly all pickups and many passenger cars exceed 2 tons in total weight. Open the driver's door to your vehicle, and look at the...Read more »
I contacted the leasing office that I'm financially not stable to continue my rent, therefore I will vacate the apartment at the end of my lease agreement in August, which I did, because I don't want to break the contract, I was told by the leasing manager, I have to give 60 days notice;... Read more »
Check your local area for a legal clinic offering free landlord-tenant services in your area. I believe University of Maryland has one, but you might also check local bar associations for guidance. Someone needs to review your lease and the facts.
Generally, the answer is yes, but such an appeal needs to be filed within 4 days for a failure to pay rent case and 10 days for other matters, such as a breach of lease, tenant holding over action, etc.
Additionally, often the Court will set an appeal bond to prevent frivolous appeals,...Read more »
IfanyprovisionofthisLeaseorapplicationthereoftoanypersonorcircumstanceisheldinvalid,thatinvalidityshallnot affect other provisions or applications of this Lease which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application; and to this end, the provisions of this Lease are declared to be... Read more »
It's a bit jumbled together, but it's what known as a "severability clause". Essentially, if any aspect of the contract is found to contravene MD law (for instance, interest set at 10% in a rent case, etc.), the rest of the contract will continue to function regardless....Read more »
I shared a lease. We paid security deposit separately. The unit was cleaned and all property was removed and all keys returned. They haven’t responded to any of my attempts to find out what’s going on with my security deposit. The rental office has a high turnover rate and I can never reach... Read more »
Of the home and throw out almost all of my items. Example TVs, cooking items, silverware, family heirlooms, clothes. I was wondering if she had the right to throw these items away or any items of my without my permission
If you had some sort of rental agreement with your mother (ie. you paid money to live there), then she does not have the right to get rid of your stuff. I would consult with a lawyer though, as there are a couple of things that would need to be clarified.
I’m leasing from a couple who own a townhouse that their daughters are living in. The daughters and sisters are not on speaking terms and I feel very uncomfortable in the house. I’m looking for options on how to break the lease and they did say that they would be willing to end it if they found... Read more »
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