Kids tested positive for high levels of lead. We have made all payments for the stay and the landlord had granted us stay in the apt since we have been on time with the rent payments. However now the property needs to be lead abated and us relocated. He's telling us he's going to take it... View More
In New Hampshire, landlords have an obligation to provide habitable premises, and the presence of high lead levels could violate this. If the property needs lead abatement and you must be relocated, the landlord's duty to provide habitable housing remains, regardless of your eviction status....View More
My car was leaking power steering fluid on driveway. I had car fixed and hired someone to clean stain off driveway. The cleaners came 3 times to try and on 3rd time said they couldn't get stain up and that if they continued to try it would destroy the hot top. The landlord now wants to hire so... View More
My upstairs neighbor is extremely verbally abusive and has physically threatened her kids and me. I want to make it clear to the property management company how bad it is and want to record her from the hallway. NH is a two party consent state but the law seems to be written around direct... View More
NH is a consent recording state, but if the person is yelling so loudly that it can be heard in a public place then I would agree they have no expectation of privacy. It seems like you could record from your own apartment or the hallway, do not amplify or use any device to enhance the sound.
After work I visit my boyfriend at his apartment complex. My boyfriend owns the apartment and his HOA says nothing about not being able to have guests daily. I used the vistor parking. No stickers are required. I followed every rule. But I looked out the window and saw them trying to take my car. I... View More
A New Hampshire attorney could advise best, but you await a response for three weeks. Unfortunately, if you hired legal representation, the costs would exceed your damages, with no guaranteed outcome. You could look into small claims court in your county. Good luck
This sounds like a matter that's better suited for sitting down with your architect and attorney to discuss in detail, rather than it is for quick answers on a question and answer board because it's possible you would need to consider environmental, sanitation, conservation, wildlife, and...View More
We are trying to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent, but understand we cannot file for a Writ until we file a Motion for Relief from Stay even though he filed for bankruptcy before signing our lease. Is this correct, and where/how can we file for this motion?
Unless you as the landlord secured a writ of possession from the state court prior to the filing of the tenant's bankruptcy petition, you will be required to file a motion for an order for relief from the automatic stay from the bankruptcy court. From the date of the filing of the motion, it...View More
Look at the rental agreement or lease you signed, read what it states about paying for utilities and follow the written document that you have. I don't understand why you would be paying for his electricity so I cant figure out what the agreement-if any-you have with the landlord.
You can always ask the landlord to extend. If the eviction is not court ordered then they must evict you through the courts, which will take about 14-30 days to get the hearing date, the court may also allow you to pay the amount due plus costs and void the eviction.
Was there anything in writing evidencing that it was a month to month rental? Be very careful with security deposits, the courts do not like it when they are not given back, and not giving it back can result in attorney fees and damages against you for not doing so without proper legal grounds.
If in fact, as you state, she has a month to month tenancy, then you have to give her 30 days notice to quit the apartment. These cases are tricky, if she won't leave, you should hire an landlord tenant attorney. attorney Brian Shaughnessy is the attorney I use to evict my own tenants. He is...View More
I gave notice that I would move out by March 10th, but returned the keys to the landlady on February 25th. She acknowledged receipt of the keys, but has not returned my security deposit not a list of repairs that will prevent it from being returned. She has also been minimally responsive when I... View More
What are the reason(s) the landlord stated for having to go into your apartment? Check your Lease to see what the conditions are for him to do so, most leases contain a clause that they can enter in emergency situations. If it was not an emergency you should call the police and file a report,...View More
My daughter is living in a college dorm and there is an intercom system in the building. Each room has a ceiling speaker that is very very loud. The speaker comes on every night and a scary clicking sound like a horror movie comes on. You also hear people talking in the background and sometimes... View More
Yes, you most likely could. All lessees of real estate, including students in dorms, have a right to the quiet enjoyment of their residences.
Now, as a practical matter lawsuits are very expensive. It could easily cost $2,000 just to file such a lawsuit. If it went all the way to trial,...View More
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