Foolishly my husband and I signed a one year lease agreement and a 2 hours later we ended up finding a home we wanted to purchase. Yes, we did it backwards and no I don't need a lecture on that! Upon letting the landlord know he said he would be keeping our $2100 security deposit (one month worth... Read more »
Unpaid rent is one item that can be paid out of a security deposit. Costs of re-renting the premises are another. You can ask for some or all of your security deposit back given the circumstances. If you can't agree on an amount, I'd suggest speaking with a landlord tenant attorney about your...Read more »
Items in the house belong to whomever owns them. Items left your your house do not magically become yours by mere virtue of being left in your house. If there are items that belong to your adult child, you are likely under a bailment obligation to store them safely for some period of time. You...Read more »
No, you may not withhold rent in North Carolina. You will need to follow the terms of the lease in giving the landlord proper notice of the issue. If it is not resolved, you can sue the landlord for not complying with the lease and/or North Carolina Statutes.
You may not withhold rent. If the landlord is not complying with the law, you will need to file suit against the landlord to enforce the obligations that the landlord has under the law to provide a unit that is livable.
Don’t want here totally either running the place down or trying to totally remodel without any input as it will be mine also. My dad is going to use all his money to repair the place though which is good Mom just has medical issues and can be mean I don’t want her taking total advantage of him... Read more »
It sounds like she has a life estate and you have a remainder. if so, your mother is quite right, she gets to do what she wants with the property until she dies or voluntarily gives it up and you basically get what's left over or - the remainder. If you want to make sure there is a remainder...Read more »
Judge granted for judgement of possession (ruled in our) favor but tenant filed for bankruptcy on the 10th day (last day to appeal). Can I still file for a writ of of possession to remove from the property? (I know bankruptcy creates automatic stay but he filed after the judges ruling but before... Read more »
I have people come by all times of day and night trying to see the house. The first time I came out of the shower and someone was in my house saying that the house was online for rent. I called my landlord and asked him why he didn't tell me that he was doing that he said that he didn't have to,... Read more »
North Carolina law does afford special protection for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, in relation to early termination of rental agreements in Section 42-45.1 of the North Carolina General Statutes.
The N.C. General Assembly's unofficial copy of the statute is...Read more »
If you mean a rental storage unit then you may have rights to the contents if they were his and left to you in a will or otherwise inherited. If you mean it was his storage building but is currently leased to someone, then you would have to negotiate with the leaseholder or wait until the lease...Read more »
I live in FL; brother died in NC. I'm unable to travel. Brother owned mobile home which sits on property he rented ($100 mo.) from niece of ex-mother-in-law. She and husband have denied access to road they own leading to brother's home. Friend of brother needs to access mobile home to find... Read more »
The agreement between you and your wife does not absolve your responsibility to the landlord as the landlord was not a party to the agreement and did not agree to release you from the obligation. However, if you have to pay the landlord or incur that liability, then that would be a breach of the...Read more »
More than likely, yes, the landlord change charge a late fee, but it would depend on the terms of your written contract. Most, if not all, leases provide that the entire rent payment is due on a particular date. If it is not paid in full, then you are not in compliance with the contract and a late...Read more »
Lease is in my name and I'm not working to stay home with the baby, I want to get out of the situation but for him to only have contact for our children. I don't want him to serve jail time because of our children
The short answer is that it will depend on your lease agreement. Many lease agreements contain provisions regarding maintenance and repairs that outline the responsibilities of each party. Often, these only require that the landlord be responsible for timely fixing written maintenance requests....Read more »
I pay the majority of my bills in cash, so her name ended up on the lease and utility bills. I have paid steady rent for over a year. She’s telling me to out so her close friend can live with her instead and has given me 60 days to do so, not 90.
The answer to your question depends upon the exact details, such as who do you pay your rent to? The master landlord? Or to your roommate? If to the roommate, then she may well be your landlord (likely in violation of her lease unless it is with her landlord's knowledge and permission). If she...Read more »
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