If you do not have a written agreement your “landlord” has nothing to enforce if you move out. Just make sure there are no emails or texts that, if taken together, can show the terms of your rental. If there are, you should consult an attorney.
we have bats in our ceilings that come into the apartments my outdoor lighting on my deck has never worked I've got Outlet in my kitchen that has quit working in a year ago I got exposed wiring and it's roach-infested the whole building is roach-infested and he keeps spraying for roaches every two... Read more »
I received a letter from an attorney telling me to pay the rent to a local bank instead of the landlords son, which I had been doing. I contacted the bank about the heater needing repair. They told me that since they don’t own the property they are limited in what they can do. Should I pay for... Read more »
Missouri law provides a specific procedure for making repairs and deducting the cost from the rent. At the very least, you should notify both the bank and the lawyer IN WRITING of the habitability issues that need to be addressed and your intention to repair and deduct. For detailed information on...Read more »
My daughter and her husband have a trailer next to my house. There are constant drugs and people running in and out. The police are always showing up because of various reasons. They have stolen things from us, disturbed the peace, and even gotten physical. They have a 1 year old and 3 year old in... Read more »
There are statutes that regulate eviction of mobile homes that you will need to follow. You really need to consult an attorney to make sure you follow the law so you can get them and their trailer out legally and permanently.
Here is the situation: Currently the debtors are working with me, and agreeing to work out payment solutions including legal action if necessary. I want to make sure this next document\contract we sign contains the right words follows the right steps to allow me to collect should this go to a legal... Read more »
Any contract attorney should be able to help you with this type of agreement. If the debtors breach the agreement you will still have to go through the court process but you can put in provisions that will give them incentive not to breach.
My tenant moved in one month ago. I chose her from multiple applicants only because she said she was ready to move in ASAP and assured me that she had all of the money required to move in. I live out of state, so my parents manage a lot of things for me.
A properly worded and lawfully prepared notice can give her three days to either pay in full or move out. If she fails to do either you still have to go through the eviction process. You should consult an attorney
I am disabled I'm assuming my landlord is evicting me because I wanted him to make repairs he lied on the court papers and said I hadn't unauthorized dog but she is on the lease and I've been paying $25 a month to keep her
Can a member of your llc rent out a property owned by the llc?
Just started a membership llc and working on building inventory when a member expressed interest to rent out one of the newly acquired properties by the company. Can that member rent the property just like if it was a normal... Read more »
If a person was promised TOD of a property, has paid all the Bill's of the person who owns property in exchange for TOD. Has made improvements upon the property, sunk all their money into property. Then owner of property decides to put the TOD into a groups name instead of promised party. Is there... Read more »
Yes, there is a legal remedy for breach of contract IF you have sufficient evidence to prove your case, preferably in writing. If not, this is a hard lesson about the importance of hiring an attorney to document any kind of agreement regarding real estate. That would have been WAY cheaper than...Read more »
Our garage door will open in the middle of the night on its own. It will also open while we are gone for the week/weekend and stay open for days at a time without us knowing. We have told our landlord of the issue 3 times in 2 months and it still isn't fixed. They had their maintenance person come... Read more »
I should publish an article on this type of question because it comes up so often. I don’t mean the garage door issue but rather a tenant who is upset about the condition of the premises and wants to terminate the lease.
If you are being sued and lack funds contact Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. If you want to sue your landlord and lack funds, either file suit pro se or find a friend or relative to pay your legal fees (unlikely) or borrow money to pay an attorney. I hope everything works out for you.
Counter suit but the court clerk said they don’t have the forms for me to do so. She stated “you’ll have to do some research and find it yourself” where would I find this information? Also since we are counter suing for uninhabitable living conditions is the landlord allowed to come finally... Read more »
Every lease includes an implied warranty of habitability. Even though you don’t have a written lease, if your landlord is accepting money from you every month, you have a lease and your landlord must supply water. It sounds like your landlord is in breach. I recommend you consult a lawyer to...Read more »
You didn't ask a question, but if you want to know what to do, the answer is to meet with an attorney knowledgeable with landlord tenant law. Most importantly, don't ignore the suit or a default judgment will likely be taken against you.
The city health inspector came and said we needed to move out, the foundation is sinking the basement floods and there is mold in our sons room and my wife and i have an son who is autistic, my mom is an disabled elderly woman whom stays with us we take care of and we have an infestation of brown... Read more »
Sorry to hear of your troubles. If you received a notice of eviction—but haven’t been sued and lost and received a notice that the sheriff is coming to return possession to the landlord—then you won’t be physically forced out by July 3. If you get served a summons, show up at court....Read more »
I have been renting the parsonage from the church in my town for 8 years a few months ago i got a letter saying that my boys and i have until june 1st to be out found out that the whole time i had been paying the church for rent that they were a non profit church. Is that even legal?
Between the landlord and tenant, the tenant is responsible. But the utility companies will usually go after whomever they can get to pay and they will not turn utilities on until they are paid, so the burden often falls on the landlord. The landlord is then stuck trying to go after the tenant for...Read more »
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