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    Since you rented for a period of two years, I...

    Since you rented for a period of two years, I doubt that any judge would award the landlord money to re-paint. We usually do a fresh coat between each tenant. I think most other landlords do also. ...
  2. First check the lot lines. Are the scrubs...

    First check the lot lines. Are the scrubs absolutely on their property, not on yours. If they are on their property, anything that extends over the lot line would be your responsibility to trim.
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    His name will still be on the financing and it...

    His name will still be on the financing and it will appear on his credit report that the money is owed. If you fail to make a payment, it will show on his credit as well as yours. If you loose...
  4. The renting of property does not fall under the 3...

    The renting of property does not fall under the 3 day recision law. You signed a legal agreement and they can hold you too it. If the lease is a one year lease, you are responsible to pay the rent...
  5. At this point you are both liable for the monthly...

    At this point you are both liable for the monthly rent, until the lease ends or you sublet the property. Or turn the property back to the landlord to rerent. You will be obligated to pay for any...
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    May I suggest changing the wording 'security...

    May I suggest changing the wording 'security deposit" to earnest money. Security deposit are funds held to secure that the tenant pays the rent on time and takes care of the property. It is...
  7. We've bought and sold several apartment...

    We've bought and sold several apartment buildings. We make it a point not to inform the tenants that the real estate is even for sale. Reason: It often happens that as soon as the tenant knows the...
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    Slightly different take on this one: From...

    Slightly different take on this one: From everything I read, I seriously doubt that the tenant has anything in writing that says that the landlord wanted her out early or about the keys or anything...
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    You are not a hotel or a motel. You are a...

    You are not a hotel or a motel. You are a landlord renting on a month to month basis. If you want to give him money back, then pro-rate the rent. You are not obligated to do so. He has a verbal...
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    I have to wonder if we know the whole story. ...

    I have to wonder if we know the whole story. Possible reason for an additional security deposit: (1) Did the original lease include people other than yourself? If so, are they on the new lease? ...
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    This sounds like a landlord that has only one...

    This sounds like a landlord that has only one property (maybe his former home) and probably doesn't know tenant landlord law. He may also be thinking that since he isn't coming into the house, he...
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    Rockinmommy's answer was excellent. I would like...

    Rockinmommy's answer was excellent. I would like to add the following: (1) HUD has a lease that they expect you to use. (2) If for any reason, you feel it is necessary to evict your HUD tenant, it...
  13. Since the property was in an association, the...

    Since the property was in an association, the management company was obligated to make a copy of the rules available to you. The association may be within their legal rights to hold your deposit,...
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    I doubt that you can win the case. You permitted...

    I doubt that you can win the case. You permitted the repair person to complete the work and you paid him in full which completed a contract. You will probably be responsible for court costs. The...
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    Check your lease. There has to be an ending date...

    Check your lease. There has to be an ending date listed. Leaving a month early and allowing the security deposit to cover the last month;s rent may also trigger an eviction notice and filing in...
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    When were you suppose to move in? Was there time...

    When were you suppose to move in? Was there time to fix the minor problems before that agreed date to move in? Were the minor problems a health hazard? If they were only minor problems and not...
  17. I would file a small claims case against the...

    I would file a small claims case against the landlord. The landlord is going to have to prove each of the deductions in court. The non-refundable pet fee (not a deposit because it is not...
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    Once the landlord filed for bankruptcy, he is now...

    Once the landlord filed for bankruptcy, he is now a protected class and you are a creditor. I don't see fraud here, it is just an unfortunate occurrence. I wish I had better advice for you. If he...
  19. The landlord can not accept rent from two...

    The landlord can not accept rent from two different sets of tenants for the same period for the same rental unit. If your lease states that you can not sublet, then yes you broke the lease. Unless...
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    Are you looking at your credit report and see a...

    Are you looking at your credit report and see a heading called "Open Account"? If that is what you are referring too, it has nothing to do with a written agreement. The credit reporting agencies...
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    You are going to have to be a little more...

    You are going to have to be a little more specific as to what you mean by "things".
  22. See if the previous landlord will write you a...

    See if the previous landlord will write you a letter saying that he inspected the property before you moved in and inspected the property after you moved out and that in his opinion, the property is...
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    The landlady probably thought she had moved out...

    The landlady probably thought she had moved out already and was in there to read the meters. She does not have a right to enter the apartment without first giving notice of her intent. She made an...
  24. Luvmylab's input may be correct; however, most...

    Luvmylab's input may be correct; however, most landlord tenant laws state that a landlord can not take away the rights of a tenant. If your state's landlord tenant law specifies that a new owner...
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    If I understand you correctly, the lease has been...

    If I understand you correctly, the lease has been signed and in the possession of the landlord. It is only the addendum that is not signed or returned. If you signed a one year lease, then you are...
  26. "I would cover him on the rent...." doesn't...

    "I would cover him on the rent...." doesn't exactly mean the same as "I will loan you your share of the rent money and you will pay me the money back at a later date" In other words, if you are...
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    In certain circumstances, conditions of a lease...

    In certain circumstances, conditions of a lease can be changed with a 30 day notice. You did not mention what was in the addendum. It would be helpful to know what the changes are. There may also...
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    How is the landlord suppose to know when a hot...

    How is the landlord suppose to know when a hot water tank is going to leak? A furnace is going to stop working? An air conditioner is going to malfunction? Until the appliance breaks, why would the...
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    If you are on a month to month lease, you should...

    If you are on a month to month lease, you should have given a minimum of 30 days notice which included a rental period. Did you do that? If so, then you can move out. If there has been damage...
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    The landlord is not responsible for your personal...

    The landlord is not responsible for your personal belongings, furniture etc. That is what renter's insurance is all about. We require all of our tenants to have insurance and list the apartment...
  31. Have you accepted ANY money during the past 8...

    Have you accepted ANY money during the past 8 months? This is important! If the answer is no, then you need to post an eviction notice and move forward in housing court. You shouldn't have to get...
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    As in any lease, you are obligated for its term. ...

    As in any lease, you are obligated for its term. If you leave early, you are still responsible to pay the rent until the property is re-rented or the lease ends. By leaving early, you will surely...
  33. This is an old wives tale. You signed a legal...

    This is an old wives tale. You signed a legal agreement to rent for a specific period and will most likely be held to the legal agreement. See if the landlord will accept a buy out. Don't just...
  34. Request a copy of the lease under which you will...

    Request a copy of the lease under which you will be residing. Be sure the landlord does a complete walk through and that any damages are accounted for before you take possession. If the lease is...
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    Keep accurate records of the money you spend to...

    Keep accurate records of the money you spend to advertise, utility bills, any expenses your landlord might incur in order to accept a new tenant (running credit checks etc.) The expenses would then...
  36. Your landlord is not a motel or a hotel. He...

    Your landlord is not a motel or a hotel. He rents by the month or by the year. If you have possession of the apartment for even one day in a month, you have rented that apartment for the month.
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    A security deposit is money that is held by the...

    A security deposit is money that is held by the landlord to secure that the tenant pays the rent and to cover any damages done by the tenant. Your tenant was responsible to pay the rent even if he...
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    Why not leave them as tenants and raise the rent...

    Why not leave them as tenants and raise the rent to cover the taxes,insurance and repairs? Do you think they can afford to do that? If not, then they will not be able to afford it if it is in...
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    Even if you spent the time and money to file in...

    Even if you spent the time and money to file in small claims, pulled all your friends in as witnesses and won the case... what makes you think you would be able to get one dime out of him?? Cut...
  40. I doubt that the doctor's note is going to make a...

    I doubt that the doctor's note is going to make a difference. Did the advertising of the property or the lease agreement state that your apartment included air conditioning? If the answer is yes...
  41. The new owner must have bought the house without...

    The new owner must have bought the house without ever going through it, or you would have been suspicious that a sale was eminent. First, make sure that the house was actually sold and that this...
  42. The answer may depend on the age of the child. ...

    The answer may depend on the age of the child. It is usually the city or county that makes the decision as to how many people can occupy a specific amount of space. You can find out the specifics...
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    NARS PACTrust - What is it?

    One of my clients asked me about the NARS Pactrust and I know nothing about it at all. From the little information I have read, it is an alternative to a lease option or land contract, sounds like...
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    You failed to mention which state you are in. ...

    You failed to mention which state you are in. The only person who can make you leave is a judge or magistrate. This is done by the landlord posting an eviction on your door and filing an eviction...
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    Establish the date the boy friend first started...

    Establish the date the boy friend first started staying over. Figure out how many days he has stayed over. Divide the total daily rent by three, multiply it by the number of days he stayed over and...
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    I would refile the small claims case. The...

    I would refile the small claims case. The defendants should be the home owner's association, the owner of the condo and the construction company hired to replace the concrete blocks. If you have...
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    If two people sign a lease and one of the two...

    If two people sign a lease and one of the two leave before the lease period ends, the person leaving is still responsible for the payment each month unless the rental property is re-rented or the...
  48. Real Estate Investors "sell" their properties...

    Real Estate Investors "sell" their properties either on land contract or lease option. I think it is important to make sure which one this really is. Whose name is the house in? Is it still in his...
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    How may bedrooms? This may be an off the wall...

    How may bedrooms? This may be an off the wall way of handling this, but why not rent out the extra rooms to cover your costs. You can either stay there or move somewhere else. Maybe he will get...
  50. Have you read your lease very carefully? Is this...

    Have you read your lease very carefully? Is this a government restoration project or eminent domain? The answers to the questions make a big difference in the advice that we give you.
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