The apartment manager scheduled for pest control to do a heat treatment for bed bugs in my apartment. And I was told I needed to be out of my apartment early that morning. I took with me my plants and medication with me so they would not be damaged. I was not told that there were other things that... Read more »
Arguably the apartment manager could be liable for theft of property caused by their failure to secure your apartment after gaining access. However, it is pretty difficult to prove the loss of cash. Perhaps you can reach an agreement with the manager for a rent credit.
After living in this house for two years and finally moving, my landlord kept most of my security deposit for not paying the sewer bill that we never received nor knew we were supposed to be responsible for. It was not on our lease however we did agree to pay for water every three months. Are we... Read more »
There are a couple of issues here. Responsibility for utilities needs to be spelled out in the lease. Depending on the locality, it may be common to refer to water and sewer as parts of the same whole - particularly if they are billed together on the same invoice by the municipality. If this is the...Read more »
I live in WI. I did not pay balance owed, because they never repaired what was broken when I put in a work request for it, on the condition of major appliances leaking or not operational. I moved from there in 2008 because of the non repaired appliances. I reapplied for this apt. complex in 2018... Read more »
Your landlord had 6 years from the date the debt accrued to file a lawsuit or be time barred from pursuing it. This is what the statute of limitations says. Your main options are: 1) refuse to pay the balance because the landlord didn't do anything to collect before the statute of limitations...Read more »
I started renting with Company A and after 2 years they were bought out by Company B. Surprisingly, the buy out was on the month that our lease was up. Company A had told us that everything would be settled and we would be put on a month to month with Company B but would have to sign a lease with... Read more »
In order to be able to give you an informed answer, I would need to see the lease. If your lease was assignable and if your lease included a 60 day termination provision for a month-to-month tenancy, then you are probably stuck with the 60 day notice period.
On 1/31/18 my mother signed a lease for an apartment that begins on 4/1/18. She has since decided to move in to an assisted senior residence, though it is not out of medical necessity. Is there any way to terminate the lease prior to 4/1/18 without penalty? They are trying to say that she will be... Read more »
Assuming that your mother is competent to sign the lease, she likely has an enforceable contract. However, the landlord has a duty to mitigate its damages, which means that the landlord is responsible to use reasonable efforts to find a new tenant.
We are trying to get out of our lease as we just put an offer in on a house. The landlord is refusing to work with us to get out even though we have a new tenant lined up. Also the lease states we can sublease and cant be unreasonably withheld. They are not giving us any reason why they won't let... Read more »
Before vacating, our tenant broke off the inside copper pipe for our central air unit, destroying the unit. We filed a police report and he confessed to them and is waiting to be assigned to a DA. Is it better to file a civil suit now and try to get his wages garnished, or wait until after he's... Read more »
An order for restitution in a criminal case is an order requiring the criminal defendant to pay restitution to a victim. Usually, if the criminal defendant fails to pay the order is converted to a civil judgment. Filing a small claims action will likely result in a default judgment (because the...Read more »
We didn't pay any rent because of disputes on a buildout that was done by the landlord prior to us moving into the space. we found out that the work had been done without the proper permits being obtained and no inspections being done. We were also not provided an occupancy permit upon moving into... Read more »
A lease is a contract. In general, non-performance entitles the other party to rescind the contract. Doing build-out work without permits is worse than non-performance, it is illegal. A party that acts unlawfully cannot come into court and ask for a legal remedy. You should consider counter-suing...Read more »
I went to the office and signed the lease on monday. Things in my life changed. I want to get out of this lease. They havent signed it. I dont have keys. Im supposed to meet them and move in on Monday.
I live in an apartment with 3 othes, 2 of which are on the lease. I am not on the lease either. I was not able to pay rent on time and now they are trying to kick me out. They are trying to give me a 3 day notice to get out. I moved in to here in January and have been paying rent and utilities as... Read more »
You are a tenant at-will. That means that your tenancy may be terminated upon proper notice. 3 days is not proper notice. It also sounds like you are a sub-leaser. Most lease agreements prohibit sub-leasing without notice to the landlord. So the other tenants would have a difficult time suing you...Read more »
Probably. The general rule is that contracts concerning real estate must be in writing to be enforceable in court. More information needs to be provided, if you want to try to take advantage of one of stringent exceptions.
We just recently told our landlord we would not be resigning with him another year. Our lease was one year: begging June 1, 2016 and ending May 31, 2017. I read through our lease and nothing is stated about a 60 day notice before vacating. However our landlord told us that because we had not given... Read more »
The subletters and the renters had a verbal agreement on rent and agreed to payments and to pay everything in full once taxes were back and 3 days later received and eviction notice. Just wondering if that was legal for them to do or if the owner had to do the eviction. Also is a verbal agreement... Read more »
As to your first question, more information is necessary to give you a conclusive answer. The sublessor may have had written authorization to commence the eviction on the owner's behalf, which may or may not apply in this case. Regarding your second question, periodic tenancies for less than a...Read more »
My tenant told me my rent is going up next year to 635 because rent is going up all over the city yet online they have my same studio in the same building listed as 575 and they won't let me sign that lease because I'm currently living in the apartment.
I'm filing an appeal for an eviction that was granted in Wisconsin, the form asks if the case has or doesn't have preference in reference to statute, but doesn't specify what statute. What does this mean and which box do I check?
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