The new landlord states that my lease is not valid because my old landlord renewed my lease after they came into an agreement. Now he has raised my rent an extra $250 a month starting November 1st. I live in Pennsylvania - can he do that? My rental agreement was year to year and wasn't to be... Read more »
A lot depends on dates. What they are saying may hold if they gave you notice. If they didn't, then you may be able to claim under the old lease. Alternately, you could have a claim against the old landlord as he created an agreement when he lacked the power to perform under the agreement....Read more »
I have contacted him 3 times this past week trying to get the rest of my stuff and he keeps telling me I can't come out to get it. I have several text messages with him arguing with me. I don't want a fight; just want my stuff.
I'm on the tiered assistance program (TAP) with the Philadelphia water department. I've got a set bill but a past balance that's put on hold while I'm on it. They forgive an amount after your pay 15 times. My landlords legal dept just sent me an email saying if I don't pay... Read more »
Landlord gave me non renewal of lease letter dated for 9/30. Said she want to sell this house. I do not owe any rent, nor violated the lease in any way, but I am only income to my family of 2 adults, and 3 children ages 16,11, and 3. I was handed this letter on 9/10. What are my options, if any? Is... Read more »
Several times I have found her at the top of the steps outside my door listening to conversations when I have company. She has also brought up many things that she should not know about but has learned from eavesdropping. I live in PA. What can I do?
Not much other than to say she has to understand that for you to feel comfortable staying there she has to not be listening in. At the same time, don't have conversations of any private nature in the room where the door to the hallway is, or drape an elegant curtain over that door with an...Read more »
I have reached out multiple times to the leasing office, but they have not helped. It's becoming unlivable for me - giving me a constant headache - and the smell is seeping into my furniture and clothes. What can I do?
When we moved into our rental, the landlord provided a fridge with the house. We ended up inheriting a new fridge and the landlord took the fridge that was in the house so we could use ours. Now that we’re moving out, the landlord is saying that we either need to leave the fridge that we got or... Read more »
We were given 30 days to move out, via a text message and during the move out some things were left behind. The landlord send my roommate a text message threatening legal action if we didn't get the stuff out. He couldn't even ask politely if it was just missed in the move.
So get the stuff out now. So he isn't polite--but he's not saying he had someone move it and is charging you. Get it done, ASAP. If the place is locked you need to make arrangments to get in to move it.
Yes. The Pennsylvania Governor's Order didn't affect a landlord's right to terminate a monthly lease or have a tenant evicted for any reason other than non-payment of rent. It also required that a non-paying tenant provide certain statements concerning the tenant's non-payment of ren
See if the landlord will let you fix it or if he will let your other car out. If you are on a lease it's a likely lease violation. But don't do stuff yourself otherwise he can flip it and say you damaged the property.
You should be able to, I would check with legal aid in your county to see if they can give you some advice specific to your facts. However if served with papers you need to file an answer to avoid a default judgment.
When real property which is subject to an existing lease or leases is sold, the leases remain as part of the real property for the entire remaining term of each lease. If the term of a particular lease is month-to-month, then the new owner may terminate the month-to-month lease with at least 30...Read more »
We are in a basement apartment. Sent numerous messages and photos about the plumbing backing up. We shower in our neighbors food waste. If they do laundry, our shower backs up and overflows (great when we’re not home). Got a dehumidifier to deal w mold (it’s bad) and even sent photos of moldy... Read more »
The general rule is: A lease ends when the term of the lease ends.
BUT, you must read your lease carefully, as there may be exceptions to this rule. For instance, the lease may say that the term of the lease automatically renews unless the tenant sends written notice to the landlord of...Read more »
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