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Landlord-Tenant Issues

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The laws that are associated with the relationship between a property owner and his tenants not only change constantly, but vary considerably from place to place.
The legal occupancy limit for a one bedroom apartment in Virginia  is 2 adults. It is also permissible for 2 adults and a baby to  occupy a one bedroom apartment.
It depends on (1) the laws where the apartment is located and (2)  the lease contract. Most likely the laws are silent on this issue,  leaving it to the negotiation between the landlord and the tenant.  If so, then it will depend on the lease contract. Most lease  contracts define the term ...
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I am going to assume you mean "claim the repairs as a deduction on  your federal tax return." If so, the answer is generally "yes", but  the deduction could be limited in some way. Best to consult a CPA  on that issue. (Disclaimer: answer not intended as legal advice.)
In the lease a landlord claims the right go on the property. If the persons residing on the property are not the original tenant that signed the lease, the landlord committed no crime. If any other persons outside the landlords knowledge are residing on the property it is illegal, or a violation of...
Send the tenant a notice that they are to move out in 30 days. Send  the letter by return mail return receipt requested, so you have a  receipt of the mailing date. If they do not move out in 30 days,  you must go to the housing court in your area, and file to evict  them from the premises.
  Yes--after he has obtained a civil court judgment against you.
  == Answer ==   As in many disputes, the rent money should be placed in "escrow" having the condition that the accrued amount will be distributed according to the terms ultimately determined in a future settlement or court order.
Definitely need to see an attorney about this one.
Your landlord would be wise to evict your troublesome neighbor, but he is probably not legally required to do so. However, you might be able to claim that your landlord is causing a public nuisance or violating your right to quiet enjoyment of the apartment by allowing your drunk neighbor to remain...
Moving out after your rent runs out is chancy; you may be evicted  before you plan to move. You may also be liable for the remainder  of the lease. Discuss the issue with the landlord, and you may find  some help in response to your advance notice.
== ==   I normally list all of the following types of contracts and leases on Schedule G: Residential leases (like a rental lease for where the debtor lives, EVEN IF it is only a verbal month-to-month arrangement), cell phone contracts, lot rent agreements, land purchase/sale contracts, home...
You can break it, but you may be still responsible for damages.
I don't know about this particular issue but he did do my wedding photography over a year ago. I had my worries in the planning stages, he asked for half up front and I paid him the other half the day of the wedding. However after I gave him the first half he was very difficult to get in touch with...
Answer . It depends on what state the two 17 year olds live. They need to check to see what their state's "Age of Majority" is. Most states have laws that establish 18 years of age as the age of a person who can legally enter into contracts. If that is the case here, then it is possible to as the...
Legally, a land lord cannot shut off any utilities such as, electric, water, HVAC , etc.,. At least in most municipalities.
In most states, yes, but you should post your question again saying what state you are in.
No. Absolutely not. The landlord's insurance covers damage to his property only. Your property would be covered by renter's insurance. It is fairly inexpensive and well worth it for the coverage and peace of mind.
when its broke or u can prove its not working right
he/she should be given at least the same length of time as a rental payment. i.e. if the rent is monthly he/she be given a month's notice, likewise if fortnightly ...two weeks notice etc.
Call the police, at least so they can document the situation.
If someone you know still lives there, you can certainly be your friend's guest. If you were evicted for some reason having to do with violence or other crime, the landlord could have gotten a restraining order preventing you from returning, but that would be unusual.
If you are the party making the deposit to a landlord on a short-term lease (short term leases are month-to-month and those less than 6 months in term): Debit: Current Assets:Security Deposit (Maturity Date) Credit: Bank Same as above except it is a long-term lease: Debit: Other Assets:Secutity...
If properly licensed and registered with the same company - otherwise, you may have to deal with someone else within the same realtor company.Additionally, you may need to keep back up of all the negotiations and documentations made by your previous agent so that whoever will replace his/her...
Unless it is in the contract or required by law, the property management company is probably not required to tell the property owner if a tenant commits suicide. However, common sense and protection from possible liability would recommend that action. A death would have occurred on that piece of...
In the United States, the amount of time you must give a tenant who has not paid the lease before you evict him varies according to state law. In New York it is hard to evict a tenant. As a result, some landlords simply abandoned their buildings. In other states it is easy to change the locks and...
What is the difference between a Subpoena and a Summons?
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Local laws and rules vary widely, but you typically have the right to written notice of the reasons, some period to correct the problems, and some date by which you must leave, all administered by a local court (or perhaps another government agency). Tenant protections often depend upon whether it...
  That is entirely at the landlords discretion, as long as no discrimination is involved in the decision. (Race, sex etc.)
Read your lease agreement. Find out the dates it was agreed upon  to pay the rent. Go to your county and find the Landlord/Tenant  laws. If the rent is due on the 1st of each month, and the lease  agrees with a 5 day grace period. You can legally file in rent  court the 2nd day of the month. You...
Depends what and when you are trying to fix it. If it's because rent wasn't paid, then pay it. If it's because the Tenant is breaking the lease or house rules in some other way, stop breaking the lease. But it may also have to do with when you try. If you are in a "grace period" -- that means...
Normally that relates to a commercial lease and is an amount that the landlord agrees to pay or provide value's worth to help defray the cost of building out or remodeling the space for the tenant's use. It is an amount negotiated based on market conditions.
  Tortious interference means the wrongful interference with some right or economic opportunity belonging to a person which causes that person some monetary loss. It is usually used in connection with a business opportunity as where a person slanders or libels a person in order to hurt that...
That depends on what you mean by illegal, and what state the property is in. Many states have an 'Implied Warranty of Habitability', which means that if there are code violations in the unit, it is technically 'illegal'. Some people use 'illegal' to mean a unit which the landlord never got a permit...
Until you sign a lease, you have no obligation to keep the rent at that rate. A landlord might charge one tenant $1000, and another tenant $1100, if, for instance, one was a couple, and the other was a family of five. The larger family would use more water, create more wear and tear, etc. However, a...
You cannot sue for back rent to a tenant who has sublet in the apartment, when you the landlord did not give permission for that to happen in the first place. You have the right to evict the tenant or to force the tenant not to sublet the apartment. You could write into the lease that if you tenant...
Depends. If you mean someone wanted to move out and sublet and you refused to let them sublet and they move out anyway can you sue them? It depends on whether the lease allowed them to or not. Generally a lease would have to "PROHIBIT" this; if it just says the landlord won't "unreasonably" deny...
It really depends on the circumstances of how they came on to the property. If they simply are trespassers, then the owner should simply have to call the police. If the landlord allowed them on the property, however, but won't leave, some places require a court-ordered eviction. And then again if...
The only way to legally escape the lease agreement without paying  any penalties is if the roommate is committing illegal harassment  against you that results in a police report and restraining order.  Otherwise, if it's just roommates being loud, messy, or borrowing  your clothes all the time...
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Depends on your lease. If the lease says something happens, then it does. If the lease is not in writing, one of a few things can happen. Nothing is one. If it's very late the landlord could ask you for something like a late fee, and you could agree or not. The landlord could threaten to terminate...
I would not think so, sounds pretty raw...definately contact disability advocates in your area first. or if it has happened to you, subtract from upcoming rent until you find out does not ring right.
Contact the local postmaster. This is a federal crime, over which the postmaster has jurisdiction.
You have an obligation to pay rent until the foreclosure sale actually happens.
Hi you can get rental assist through catholic charities, townships, salvation army, look in you yellow pages of phone book under housing, or social services, homelessness, if your a vet. there is vet assist, united charities, community action project....best chances getting it if you can show that...
I don't think that a real estate agency has any right to take pictures of an occupied apartment without that occupant's permission. If this happened to you then you could sue for damages. Of course there could be an exception to this rule if it's written in your lease. But in my opinion that would...
Issue bulletins on a regular basis. Create a bulletin and post a copy of it on everyone's door.
A tenant if that right is granted in the lease to the tenant or is a tenant's right because of a law. Normally a landlord can't renew a lease except for specific reasons -- one is called a "holdover". That's where the tenant should have moved out because the lease is over, but doesn't. In that case...
Each housing authority has its own rules by which it administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program, formerly known as Section 8. You must check with the housing authority in that jurisdiction for more information. But the general rule is that anyone who is making less than 75% of the average median...
A security deposit is an advanced deposit that is generally retained by the landlord during your tenancy. The landlord is obligated to return such deposit within 30 days with interest earned, if any, and/or an itemized list of expenses for which the landlord is offsetting the deposit amount (for...
Find a private renter, not a corporate owned building, or go to an apartment finder. They know which places will allow you to live there.
Yes. The relationship between the landlord and bank has nothing to do with the tenant.
If you rent by the month, a month's rent unless the landlord has agreed to a lesser amount. If you rent by the week, 2 weeks' worth. If you rent by the day.....14 days' worth.
If they asked you on the application, and you lied, then, yes, technically, that is a lease violation that gives the landlord the right to terminate the lease. But, you make a very good point - why would they bother at this point? Sometimes, big management companies have hardline policies because...
If you agreed in your lease to only have visitors than the landlord  can enforce it. However, if you have no signed agreement for this  than he can not limit your visitors.
Possibly, but there would have to be a good reason, like the landlord was yoiur uncle, and was deployed forward with the military. In Massacusetts, we had a case about five years ago where a realtor was in the business of prosecuting eviction cases for landlords. The Appeals Court ruled that she was...
I don't believe that a Section 8 voucher can be used to rent a room.
Not sure what you mean. If you mean can a landlord discriminate in renting on the basis of religion, NO. If you mean can a landlord use the word "God" in speaking to you as a tenant - that's a matter of civility and if it offends you, you should politely ask whether the landlord could not use God's...
  == Answer ==     Sure. Just find an apartment that will allow a tenant with a discharged bankruptcy.
Did the tenants pay their rent on time?   Were there any disturbances?   Was there any damage when the tenants left?   How long did they live there?   Why did they leave?    Occasionally, we see landlords who got positive answers from the  former landlord, then found out that the...
Depending on your state's rules about non-payment, you might need to serve a Notice-to-Quit for Non-Payment of Rent.
If applicable law or the lease says so. Also typically in case of an emergency.
No, but you might end up very cold! Some northern states and cold climate countries have laws about landlords turning off heat during the winter months but in many cases by the time the dispute over payment is resolved the tenant has moved.
  First, you might already be breaking your lease. Some leases have a clause that both signees must occupy the property. Read your lease to find out. As far as your rent responsibility, as far as the landlord is concerned, you are just as responsible for paying today as the day you moved in....
"It depends". If the tenant just locked the doors and left at the end of a lease, gave you the keys, and said nothing about the items, the facts say the tenant intentionally abandoned the items and you can do with them what you want unless your state law says otherwise. If the tenant said anything,...
You really should do your homework yourself. What would your teacher think about cheating like this? And, nobody writes leases like that.
Depends, and then the question becomes in part what kind of compensation are you talking about?I'll assume the rental agreement includes water (like for sinks, toilets, etc.) and the landlord stops providing the water, there may be no reason, and there may be a good reason.1. LL turns off water...
Only if you agreed to, although it may be customary depending on what kind of room you're talking about and considering the price you're charging. If other people charge the price you're charging and include sheets, then your renter may expect the same from you. You need to check with your renter.
Yes, only if you left your assets on the property past the date your lease term ended or were evicted
I am not a lawyer and must also say that not enough information is given. From my experience with lawyers and life. What does the rental agreement say. Did you get it in writing that the wiring had to be a certain way? As many of the new electronics require but older building codes do not require....
Of course not. A lease is a legal contract that is enforceable in court. Moving out doesn't terminate the lease. When you sign a lease you are responsible for the full duration of the lease. You may need to sue your co-tenant. You should consult with an attorney or with a landlord-tenant agency in...
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If you own the house, you are free to rent it out whenever you wish. And if you don't own the house, but are thinking of sub-leasing it, that requires the agreement of the owner. In either case, there is no requirement for you to live in the house yourself for any specific period of time.
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It would not be considered illegal to change the memo description  of a check. It is illegal though to alter other parts of the check  such as the amount of the check, who the check is payable to and  the signature.
  == Answer ==     I have never heard of this, but, you can go to your local City Hall (get a friend to take a picture of the outside of the building and where you live) and form a complaint at City Hall. In most States (in Canada as well) the City can force the Owner of the property to...
  Look into something that is call the "implied warranty of habitability." This basically states that your landlord must abide by reasonable standards in regards to the condition of the building that they are renting to you. You may want to talk to an attorney if you are not getting the response...
They have violated the lease contract and can be held liable for damages.
The lease you signed with the landlord is a CONTRACT. If the company wants you, make them pay up the remainder of the contract.
It means that however contrary or mitigating what was mentioned before might be, it is not enough to alter an outcome or change a subject. For example: All evidence to the contrary notwithstanding, some people still believe the Earth is flat.
  == Answer ==   No a landlord should not be able to raise your rent without consulting with you first. You can visit your tenant rights at http://www.oag.state.ny.us/realestate/tenants_rights_guide.html   or just type in tenant rights for renting or something like that at good. You...
You can go to your local land records office and look up his name in the grantee index to find his deed.
Depending on the kind of mold and how it is being caused, the landlord generally has huge if not complete responsibility for mold because mold can contribute to serious, serious health problems--particularly in the elderly and in children.   This is not true.There are absolutely,no laws in the...
Here is a potential scenario: If the governing documents state that owners require tenants to abide by the community's governing documents, and If the tenant violates the governing documents, andAfter the association notifies the owner of the tenant's violations, and If the owner fails to 'control'...
Abandoning the apartment probably isn't grounds for an eviction, although it may be. Real grounds would be failure to pay rent. In that case, you should serve a 14-day notice to quit, then buy a Summons & Complaint from a court, then have a constable serve it. That will set up a court date. ...
To me, a lease is a formal agreement between you and the owner of the house as to how you will treat the place, times you will pay rent and a states specifically what the rental period would be. A verbal agreement would be the same in a lot of ways since there are state and local landlord/tenant...
  if lease agreement is for 11 months then is it compulsary to rigister the leave and licence agreement
  felons can be denied residence just about anywhere.
If you won't sign the lease the owner can force you to vacate the premises.
You would either have to have a new agreement with the tenants where both of you are agreeing to terminate the lease early also signed by both, or you have to have grounds for eviction. Tenant may not be paying rent within time allowed stated in the lease or could do something that goes against...