We recently moved out of a duplex due to the place being sold by the landlord and the new owner wanted to live in the basement where we were living, we agreed to break our lease and move out for a payment of $2000 as well as our security deposit back as long as no damages occured. we got the... View More
He said that we had until then to get anything we wanted to keep taken care of. I looked out the window about a half an hour later to see there was one of his workers out there. I text him saying that he gave us until the next day. He replied by saying that he was just there to pull weeds. I left... View More
We live in a mobile home community. Park manager’s brother lives next door. We had an incident last week where he harassed my daughter when she was outside on our deck because we complained about his dog being off leash (against park and city rules/law) to the corporate office. I made a police... View More
I live in Fargo, North Dakota and currently there are no psychologists that sign for Emotional Support Animals, so I went online and found a psychologist that did. Only thing is that they are from California. My landlord denied my Emotional Support Animal letter because the psychologist is not from... View More
I reported animal cruelty on my sons landlords to the sheriffs department. The deputy gave them my name that I was in to file a complaint now I'm being harassed, threatened, and assaulted and the sheriff department will do nothing. I have called them 9 times in last 4 months because of them... View More
Document every interaction, log the time, date, the person involved, and the nature of the incident. Also document every interaction with the police. Bonus points if you have any other evidence, such as phone records.
Once you have sufficient documentation, if the police are not willing...View More
Me, my wife, and a friend of ours applied for a 2 bedroom house in grand forks north dakota. Our friend was denied on her application, although me and my wife was approved and we make enough income between the 2 of us for the minimum income requirement. Would we all be denied then? And if so do... View More
Generally, a tenant that does not qualify will qualify if co-tenants qualify, as you alluded to. Generally speaking, a landlord cannot keep a deposit if a contact was never entered into. You described the deposit as a "holding deposit". Therefore, the consideration the landlord gave...View More
I am in a lease with my apartment. There is a constant thumping noise in my bedroom ceiling or wall every night from 10 pm to 8 am. I made repeated requests to have it investigated and they finally sent someone to witness it. He agreed that it was awfulnand must be very hard to live with. But no... View More
From what you have stated, it appears that the sound is not coming from an upstairs neighbor, but from the building itself? If that is the case, then you may have a case against the landlord for breaching the implied warranty of habitability. Habitability is interpreted into all residential lease...View More
We tried to get ahold of the landlord many times and could not make contact. We never received a bill, and now, 11 months later, are being sued for the damages to the apartment. Also, our security deposit was kept.
Everytime there has been an issue i have taken care of it. Ive lived here since 2015 and never had a problem until new manager came. then the last 6 months on three seperate occasions i have revieved a letter for a non renewal of my lease. I asked why she gave me a reason and i resolved it every... View More
There is not a specific North Dakota statute that requires a landlord to renew your lease. Generally, a tenant's best chance to challenge the refusal to renew is if the refusal to renew was based on discrimination. There could be a chance to prevent a refusal to renew if it is on public...View More
We recently separated. Living with relatives for the past week, I have two kids with me. Me, my 19year old, and my spouse are on the lease. Do I have any rights because I have kids, one under 18. Or are we supposed to be homeless.
Generally, after materially breaking the lease agreement, the tenant is responsible for the remainder of the lease per the terms of the agreement. However, a landlord generally has a duty to mitigate the damages to the tenant by making reasonable efforts to lease the property to another tenant....View More
I had a 3 year lease, I wanted to get out of my lease after two years and asked my landlord if I could terminate the lease and if he could find someone to take it over. He found someone to take it over the next week, but he said he should be able to keep my $3000 security deposit and that I also... View More
Generally a landlord is not able to collect from the old and new tenant. A lease agreement may attempt to provide the penalty for breaching the contract, which could be challenged in court as unreasonable. Landlords generally have a duty to mitigate by finding new tenants. The idea is finding a...View More
I just bought new furniture and put in it ..... he said that he was aware that he had cochroach problem but didn't tell me... I had to leave my apartment for a day when they bug bombed the apartment have chemical all over my new furniture.... The landlord doesn't feel that he should have... View More
A rental property for residential purposes must be habitable for human living. A tenant may seek damages for costs related to making the property habitable and the consequences thereof and offset rental costs in proportion that the inhabitability reduced the justified expectations under the lease...View More
If you do not vacate in 3 days, the landlord may bring an eviction (forcible detainer in legal speak) hearing. During such a hearing, each party will have the opportunity to argue their side. See North Dakota Century Code 47-32. Note that this is general legal information and should not be...View More
There are no children involved. There was never any agreement for rent etc. He had a mild stroke about a month ago. He needs help with some chores and taking care of the pets. I have no other home and all my belongings are here. I left my teaching job to be with him. Towards the end of the school... View More
Believe it or not, I have run into this problem being faced by my clients quite frequently in the past. A letter from a medical doctor or therapist is all that is needed to classify the animal as an assistance animal. Landlords must agree to a reasonable accommodation request if the disability...View More
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