I am also disabled and I have been discriminated against by my landlord. He has put my children and me in a very bad situation by not repairing water and electrical issues. I need to find a pro bono attorney because I am waiting on my wage loss along with my lawsuit to settle. Please if someone... Read more »
You should contact your county's legal aid office. If you've been served and have a court date, the court will probably already have someone from legal aid ready to assist you for the subsequent hearing.
1. There are 2 defendants (unmarried). Am I able to put both names on the one complaint and summons? how many copies of each “packet” (including summons, complain, notice of quit, no lease because there isn’t one) do you need to send for each
I would suggest that for your costs and time, it would be most cost effective for you to hire a local attorney to conduct the eviction. The onus is on you as the landlord to meet each procedural and administrative step; a misstep - even unintentional - could delay, or in worst case, cause the...Read more »
You're outlining a case that comes with a strong headwind. I am hesitant to say it is definitely barred until more information is divulged. While on the one hand it is certainly true the statute of frauds will inevitably be a defense raise by your uncle, it is not a straightforward case:...Read more »
The thieves broke off both my locks and put their own locks on so I couldn't get into my storage. The storage company siding with the insurance company which I pay insurance on my storage monthly. My claim was denied.
The notice was found outside my apartment door on my mat. Today is 7/15/2022, and the rent is scheduled to increase on 9/01/2022. It says that if I don't agree to the increase my lease will be terminated. Can i fight this increase?
I am a smoker and I smoke outside on my first-floor patio. Recently I got an email from management that there was a written complaint against me smoking there. There is nothing in the lease about the apartment complex being non-smoking. I wrote back to management that I want a copy of the complaint... Read more »
No. FOIA is for public / government entities. If they were to initiate an eviction based on the complaint, I think you'd have an ability to discover that information then, but I don't think the management has any obligation to give you a copy now.
Landlord has not sent me any type of notice to quit or anything at all. He changed the locks tonight at 6pm and said he wanted me and my stuff out by TONIGHT. Or he "won't be nice anymore"... He keeps bringing up that we have no written lease, so he thinks he can threaten me and... Read more »
I am in Michigan and my old apartment complex never sent me an itemized list of damages or what they were using my security deposit for and its been over a month. I took a video of me dropping off the letter in their drop box with my forwarding address on it which i gave them the exact day I moved... Read more »
There is a particular timeline that must be followed in Michigan regarding security deposits on both the landlord and tenant side. If that timeline hasn't been followed, then you might have a cause of action to file and recover it.
I was subleasing but not on lease ex roommate decided to shut gas off on me and take my keys now I can't access basement to get my gas on and my kids are at risk of getting tooken because she called cps as a way to self evict what can I do about this
You are at risk for CPS action because you don't have stable housing (e.g. name on a lease). Does the landlord know you are subletting? If so, you should talk with them. If they don't know and had not approved, then your issue is with your ex roommate, but going after her will not help...Read more »
This is suppose to be shared space with another tenant. Tenant who did improvements is essentially staking his claim to the yard. He added furniture, a fire pit, plants, pavers, mulch, etc. Do these belong to me? How do I handle this in regards to other tenant's rights?
This is an opportunity to make decisions affecting how you will manage this property going forward. It starts with a well-drafted lease. Unless you formally evict this tenant of course, the tenant has the right to quite enjoyment of the property. So "own" is not the right word in the...Read more »
Upon moving in he is to buy is own food. He keeps eating my food, smokes weed in my house, I asked him not to. I've asked him to mow the lawn, he won't. He's a messy person won't clean up. I work from home, I'm too stressed to do my job efficiently
It's been going on for about a year but has gotten really bad recently. If I play music on a portable speaker, in my apartment, between 12pm-7pm, they stomp heavily on my ceiling. I turn down before sundown. It's not even very loud though. I can converse at a normal level right next to... Read more »
A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for four weeks. At this point, you could consider reaching out to a landlord-tenant attorney to advise of your options. They should have insight into the issues you raise, along with what remedies may be available to you. Good...Read more »
Like Mr. Geers says, probably not illegal, but also likely unreasonable.
I could imagine a discrimination based complaint where a practice like this is discriminatory against persons who don't have ready access to a device that connects to the internet. But, there would need to be a...Read more »
I got behind a few months on my rent and finally told her that I'm just gonna have to move. I can't afford the place any longer. Now she wants me to pay the 3 months back rent plus an additional $50 a day late fees. The late fee totals are $4500. I understand the back rent and even a few... Read more »
I would suggest moving as soon as you can. If she tries to evict you, I doubt a judge is going to impose that much in late fees as at first blush it seems excessive. But there is a lesson in this: read closely what you sign.
In any way did she receive an answer from either of us. And had been kicked out a total of 4 times after being told each time after the original “move in” had happened that she could not live here. Had never helped pay for anything at all including the phone that was prior to her so called move... Read more »
You're in a quasi-legal jam. I'm not sure how someone moves in four times uninvited; you may have a tenancy issue and find that you need to formally evict this person. She could file a claim and delivery action for her stuff. Will she do that, who knows. Likewise, I'm not sure how...Read more »
You do have rights: tenant rights, with or without a lease. He could serve you with a 30 day notice to quit. But what you've described he's done sounds like constructive eviction. You should seek a knowledgeable attorney in your area to figure out your rights and remedies.
My former apartment claimed that we did not give notice before moving out, and forwarded a $1700 debt to a collections agency, though we did give notice. Aside from the fact that we did give notice (we got the form from the management office), it says NOTHING about a charge for not giving notice in... Read more »
I suggest you first send a certified letter, both to the apartment and to the debt collector. The letter should clearly deny the alleged debt and explain in detail why you don't owe the debt. Importantly, the letter should also request how they calculated the $1,700 and what clause in the...Read more »
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