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Q: My landlord refuses to renew my lease during pandemic, never late on re time never violated lease, he wants to remove me

I've lived in my apartment home for 8yrs an I want to stay in my home all landlord tells me is it's so he can remodel my apartment he won't renew lease an I can't come back to my home after he remodels it. Help I don't want to move out of my home

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Dec 28, 2020

You have the right to remain during the lease term so long as you are honoring you obligations. You don’t have the right, however, to make your landlord renew the lease.

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Q: My lease on apartment was up last month, today received a letter stating I needed to be out of apartment by September 1s

September 1st for the reason of paying rent late and my rent Payment was always coming from somewhere different each month. I am a single mom of 2 and just went through a divorce, tore my meniscus on my knee requiring surgery and 3 months later had to have a hysterectomy due to a prolapsed uterus.... Read more »

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Aug 18, 2020

At the end of a lease for a term the lease converts to month-to-month. In that type of lease, the landlord can give notice to vacate if the rent is not paid. The tenant must be given the option to pay the past due rent and all other sums owed under the lease. If the tenant does this within the time... Read more »

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Q: Can new owner/landlord force me to have a pre move out inspection 30 days before the actual move out inspection?

House was sold under my existing lease which ends May 24, 2020. New owners are insisting on doing a pre move out Inspection next week and another move out inspection 30 days later. I have underlying health issues and I am trying to keep myself away from others as much as possible due to Covid 19.... Read more »

Jennifer Sheila Kornblum
Jennifer Sheila Kornblum answered on Apr 10, 2020

Has the sale of the house already been completed? Because if it is still pending the buyers may be having the house inspected by a professional inspector as part of the purchase transaction. If that is the case, ask to talk with the professional inspector to make arrangements to maintain safety... Read more »

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Q: Lease only signed by tenant, not approved or signed by landlord. Is this a legal contract since not signed by both?

I signed a lease online for the time of August 2020 to move in. This particular landlord had told me my lease was not approved and signed by them and that I needed to sign another paper and give my proof of income. I called a couple weeks later due to the hardship of this COVID19 and told them we... Read more »

Wesley Winsor
Wesley Winsor answered on Apr 9, 2020

If the Landlord told you that it was not yet approved that there was something else you had to do in order to get it approved, then your "offer" to lease was not "accepted" yet. You can withdraw your offer at any time prior to "acceptance".

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