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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: How do I get out of my lease for security reasons? I have proof and have contacted the mgmnt co and it still continues.

The apartment building I live in has key secure entrances...sometimes. People that live there or don't live there leave the doors lodged open with any freaking thing they can find to get in the building from paper to a nickel. I have lived there when other mgmnt co ran it and it was so worse... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jun 11, 2022

Nebraska Legal Aid has put together a handbook that is often a good place to start for these type of questions.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-LLT-Handbook-1.pdf

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Q: We received a vacate notice from our landlord even though we have faithfully paid rent despite his failure to do repairs

We have been told to vacate our rental within 30 days. We were notified shortly after an ongoing plumbing issue was addressed. We have faithfully paid rent despite the repairs our landlord had failed to do, minus the one my husband did because of the fire hazard and lack of smoke detectors. We do... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jun 11, 2022

It depends in large part on the terms of your lease agreement. If your lease is up and the lease only requires your landlord to now give 30 days notice to vacate, it may be within the property owner's rights to ask you to leave in accordance with the terms of the lease. You would need to... Read more »

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Q: Can I withhold rent due to noncompliance of landlord due to safety being feared because of another resident

Landlord won’t hold up terms of lease in regards to a neighbor that is breaking it. They have been notified for 3 months and situation is starting to escalate where cops are almost having to be called and safety is feared

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Mar 28, 2022

Legal Aid of Nebraska has put together some information that may be a good starting place for you:

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-LLT-Handbook-1.pdf

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Q: I had a friend move in January7th. He paid rent for January and February. Can I kick him out on March 1st?

I live in Nebraska and we have no binding agreement.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Mar 17, 2022

The Landlord-Tenant Handbook put together by Legal Aid of Nebraska is often a good resource in addition to contacting an attorney about the particulars of your case.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-LLT-Handbook-1.pdf

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: What fees and deposits are landlords allowed to charge for pets in Nebraska?

I’m trying to rent a new apartment in Nebraska. The listed rent price is $745/month. The deposit is $500 and they said they’d charge a $200 refundable pet deposit but now the lease agreement they sent me states they will charge $183 for the refundable pet deposit plus an additional $217... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Jan 6, 2022

Nebraska Legal Aid has a handbook that has some general information regarding landlord/tenant rules that you may want to review before speaking with an attorney about your specific information.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/2021-LLT-Handbook-1.pdf

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Q: My landlord isn't doing repairs.

I notified my landlord 2 weeks ago that my air conditioner wasn't working right. I was told it would be fixed by the 21st. It still hasn't been. Can I buy a new one (in wall unit) and have it installed and deduct the entire cost from my rent?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Sep 21, 2021

Probably not.

The Legal Aid Landlord Tenant Handbook is a good resource to review for some basic info before speaking with an attorney about your specific situation.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: My landlord is trying to force me to sign a very sketchy rental agreement. She also enters my home without notice.
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Nov 22, 2020

A good place to start with is the Landlord-Tenant Handbook by Legal Aid.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: My landlord is trying to force me to sign a very sketchy rental agreement. She also enters my home without notice.

Who do I turn to when landlord is making many many threats to raise rent if she has to hire anyone to fix her property if I won’t be her personal handyman. she comes into the property without notice often, says if i don’t sign her non legal agreement she will kick us out.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Nov 22, 2020

A good resource to start with is the Landlord-Tenant Handbook created by Legal Aid of Nebraska.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: Can my landlord evict me for filing for bankruptcy if I am current on rent payments?

I intend to continue being paying rent in full and on time.

Stuart Nachbar
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Stuart Nachbar
answered on Sep 19, 2020

No, as long as you are current, remain current and marked in your petition your intent to reaffirm your rental lease

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: So my apartment complex just sent me an email updating their security. They are now requiring tenants to show a photo id

To enter the building. I dont feel confertable showing a random person my info constantly. Nor did i sign anything giving them permision to give my info to a 3rd party to check.

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Aug 27, 2020

Especially in larger cities in high traffic or high crime areas, it is common for apartments to have a "doorman" that asks for ID if the "doorman" doesn't recognize those coming into the building to protect the property and other tenants.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: Can my landlord sue me for this?

I moved out of my apartment on 5/31 (the end of the lease) and now they are sending me a bill for $2,700 because apparently I was required to give 60 day notice to move out. Is there anything a I can do to dispute this?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Aug 4, 2020

Often a lease requires a certain amount of notice to terminate. If the period of time is reasonable, such as the Court may say 30 or 60 days as reasonable notice, then the Court will generally enforce a lease agreement entered into between the parties that requires the tenant to give 60 days... Read more »

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Q: Can you break a rental lease if there is an infestation of wasps.Landloard wants to have sprayed but ther are children

with extreme asthma..It is an old house and has many holes and broken places they can get in even if he has sprayed.Wasps are flying around this place all thetime

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on May 2, 2020

A good place to start for info on this topic in Nebraska is the Nebraska Legal Aid Landlord-Tenant Handbook.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: Can Lincoln electrical services be held accountable for shutting off my electrical service when the landlord told him to

I asked him not to shut off my utilities they said the landlord told them to I told them there was no court order he has no legal right and les said they said my lease 1/4/19 to today date 4/10/20 wasn't recent enough to stop them from shutting off my lights

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Apr 13, 2020

A good place to start may be to review the information gathered by Legal Aid of Nebraska. https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

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Q: What can I do my landlord has boredred my house destroyed thrown away all my yard stuff shut off my electricity twice

Les said my lease wasn't up to date so they continue to shut off my electric even though I still live here and it was in my name half my windows are boarded over and no court orders

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Apr 13, 2020

A good place to start for information is the landlord-tenant handbook produced by Nebraska Legal Aid. https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: Can a landlord have your utilities shut off if your behind on rent and there is no eviction notice or Court

me and the trailer owner have no written contract me and the trailer court have a written contract that they pay water and garbage and I pay the rest of utilities

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Apr 11, 2020

A good place to start for information on a landlord's responsibilities to renters regarding utilities is Legal Aid's Landlord and Tenant Handbook.

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

1 Answer | Asked in Intellectual Property and Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: Can a house owner throw away and old car that was left on property by not recent tenant but the one before the recent?

We have proof that we messaged him various times telling him to take the car and someone new moved in and still nothing now the recent tenant has moved out and again we are renting it out and the car was still here so we threw it away and someone called us saying they want their car. We were in the... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Apr 11, 2020

A good place to start for general info on what a landlord needs to do with abandoned property is the Nebraska Legal Aid Handbook. https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: Can a landlord legally change the locks without an eviction notice? Can a landlord legally keep my belongings?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Feb 24, 2020

Legal Aid's Landlord Tenant Handbook may be a good place to start looking for info on this topic:

https://www.legalaidofnebraska.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Landlord-and-Tenant-handbook-2017.pdf

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: If my apartment requires me to move out temporarily due to construction, can they force me to pay rent?

My apartment complex is rebuilding all the external 2nd and 3rd floor walkways. My building is the first. The management provided a 10 day notice. Tenets will not be allowed access to their apartments for 11 days. The apartment complex is providing 2 star hotel rooms and a 200 dollar stipend. We... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Dec 9, 2019

Depending on the terms of the lease, a tenant may be able to end the lease if the apartment becomes uninhabitable for a period of time. If improvements need to be made that require a tenant to be temporarily out of their apartment and the tenant does not want to end the lease, reasonable... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Nebraska on
Q: If the tenant of a large property allows hunting and gets paid to do so, is that considered subletting?
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Nov 25, 2019

Allowing a person to profit off land is usually not the same legal term as a sublet. For example, a legal "profit" off the land could be allowing someone to remove timber, minerals, or wild game off the land. It is more like an easement than a sublet.

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Q: Can a landowner who leases our his land hunt on his own place or can the tenant stop all hunting on the land?

Three sections of land in Nebraska, leased to neighbor, Land owner wants to hunt on his own land, and have friends hunt deer on it too. Yet lessee says NO. Is this possible?

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
answered on Nov 18, 2019

The rights of a tenant and landlord are generally governed by the landlord-tenant agreement (or lease). Unless the lease states otherwise, the landlord generally surrenders the property to the tenant for the tenant's purposes. Thus, a landlord can't generally enter the leasehold for... Read more »

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