You would have to take the tenant to court and have a judgment issued against them. Then collect by garnishing their wages, if they do not voluntarily pay the judgment amount.
You can also report the tenant on AboutTenants.com. It was launched in 2008 so it is new, but has significant potential for landlords. It is a free sight (though does require registration for full access) that allows landlords to prepare reports on tenants and view reports that other landlords have completed. The reports are in a yes/no format so they are easy to complete, professional and unbiased. If your tenant has been added to the database, when you are taking applications you can check the information provided by the tenant to the information reported by prior landlords. It is similar to a reference but more detailed. The idea is that if enough landlords fill out tenant reports, people that rent long term will have a history, with reports that have been completed by many different landlords over many years. This could be really useful when evaluating whether or not to rent to them! Though the outstanding rent does not get reported to the credit agency, it is noted in the tenant report. Other landlords will be aware of their history and you may be able to track and find the tenant for collection purposes by using information posted by other landlords.
I know of no law that forbids renting to a felon, or a gang member.Another PerspectiveA landlord has the responsibility to provide tenants with a safe and healthy environment. Renting units to known gang members who then cause damages, harm or loss to the other tenants may create some liability for the landlord. If that is the case you should consult with an attorney or with a landlord-tenant agency in your town who can review your situation and explain your options, if any.
Yes, a hospital can sue you for nonpayment. If you fail to pay your hospital bill, the hospital will report your account to a collection agency.
Your landlord is the only one who should be collecting your rent unless he has been contracted by an agency or management company to do this on his behalf.
As a general rule, you are responsible for any damage to your property. However, if your landlord knew of problems with the ceiling but did not get them fixed promptly, he may be responsible for the damage to your property. Also, if the ceiling collapse was caused by faulty construction (i.e. the ceiling did not comply with local building codes), you would be able to sue your landlord for failing to keep the property up to building code. Finally, since landlord-tenant laws vary from state to state, your state may have a specific law that holds your landlord responsible for the damage. You should immediately see a tenant's rights agency or landlord-tenant attorney who can review your specific situation.
Tenants do have to pay their landlords even if the property is under foreclosure - until the foreclosing agency or entity takes total control of the property. When this happens they become the landlord, to which the rent is due accordingly. Whichever landlord has controlled the property can still collect rent from the tenant, and can still evict a tenant for failure to pay the rent.
What action the landlord may take depends upon the laws of the state in which the property is located. Some US states allow landlords to use "self-help" eviction methods, other states require the landlord to obtain an order from the court. In "self-help" states the landlord only needs to submit a written document noting the required amount of time (usually 30 days from date of notice) to the tenants being evicted. If the tenants refuse to vacate the landlord can request assistance from local authorities, although that should be a last resort. If there is a dispute such as rent having been withheld because of unsafe or unhealthy conditions on the property, the issue must be resolved by the housing authority or state agency that handles such matters.
No. But, you will still be responsible for your share of the previous lease unless the landlord/rental agency (not the the other leasees) agree to release you from your obligation.
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Yes, to whoever has control over the property. Until the foreclosing agency or entity has taken possession of the property and giving you proper notice and instructions, the original landlord may continue to collect the rent and to evict a tenant for nonpayment or other violation of the terms of the lease.
The EPA is the name of the federal agency responsible for monitoring air quality. EPA stands for the Environmental Protection Agency.
Yes. However, in most jurisdictions the landlord must give the renter a thirty day notice. You can check the rule in your state by calling a local landlord-tenant agency.
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A landlord can enter an apartment without notice only in an emergency situation. Otherwise, they must provide reasonable notice that they need to enter your apartment to make repairs. The time may vary in different jurisdictions but is generally 24-48 hours. You should contact your local landlord-tenant agency for more information. In some areas the landlord can enter the dwelling to check the conditions if the tenant is away for an extended period and no one else is present in the dwelling.
The Texas Education Agency is responsible for public education in Texas. The agency is headquartered in the William B. Travis State Office Building in Downtown Austin.
Contact the landlord or a rental agency in the area where you wish to move.
The federal agency responsible for regulating the airline industry is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
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You need to check your state laws. Try calling a local landlord-tenant agency.
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You can call code enforcement of the municipality or locality you live in.
The EPA is responsible for air quality.
The federal agency primarily responsible for protecting your environment from contamination by hazardous materials releases is the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).