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  1. It all depends on the wording of your lease and...

    It all depends on the wording of your lease and any supplementary agreements you entered into concerning the allocation of the water bill.

    If you are in a one year lease (that specifies the way...
  2. Sit tight. Find your lease. Make the call on...

    Sit tight. Find your lease. Make the call on Monday, as Scott suggested, to your local housing authority. That's a good call to make. (Although just to warn you, in many places they don't give 2...
  3. Do you have your lease? What does your lease say...

    Do you have your lease? What does your lease say regarding damage/repairs/reporting damage/etc?

    I'd like to know what it says before I say what I think you should do.

    Also, is this property...
  4. Ok. I understand you're upset over this. If I...

    Ok. I understand you're upset over this. If I was in your position I'm sure I would feel the same way. HOWEVER, when you say things like, "in my mind this lease ended two weeks after I reported...
  5. Where are you located, first of all? I believe...

    Where are you located, first of all?

    I believe your insurance agent is incorrect. In these cases each insurance company (yours and your landlords) will each try to not pay and put the blame over...
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    The answer should be in the most recent lease...

    The answer should be in the most recent lease that you signed. It doesn't matter if it was with the old owners. Providing that it states that the lease will automatically go month-to-month after...
  7. Question: New puppy

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    Well, I would definitely consider your life style...

    Well, I would definitely consider your life style (do you own, rent - large home, small - yard, no yard - home a lot, gone a lot - etc), and try to match a breed of dog that will best fit your life...
  8. Probably not "sue the system", but surely this...

    Probably not "sue the system", but surely this would be grounds for appeal or dismissal, etc. Do you have an attorney?
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    Offer to pay either a pet fee (non-refundable) or...

    Offer to pay either a pet fee (non-refundable) or a pet deposit(refundable). Money talks. And for all you know the previous tenant may have paid to have a pet, too.
  10. You are buying it, or you have already bought it?...

    You are buying it, or you have already bought it? Did you have a survey done? Can you give us just a bit more detail? Are you using a realtor for the transaction? Is there a title company...
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    That would explain why I couldn't find it!

    I would think the lease would specify? No?
  12. Have you read your lease and/or checked your...

    Have you read your lease and/or checked your state's property code? It's not unusual for a landlord to have 30 days to return the tenant's security deposit along with a letter or statement itemizing...
  13. Do you have a written application/lease with...

    Do you have a written application/lease with these tenants? Have you tried calling an emergency contact?

    Scott provided you with great links. Also, for future reference, if you're not a member...
  14. They are obligated to (from the situation you...

    They are obligated to (from the situation you described), yes. If they don't you'll have to decide if you're going to come up with their share to keep the landlord happy, and in the mean time take...
  15. Well, simply, yes. If you refuse to sign one...

    Well, simply, yes. If you refuse to sign one they can give you notice to vacate. Whatever your state requires - most are 30 to 60 days - for how long that notice needs to be. There's a "sticky" at...
  16. I'm still a little fuzzy on the details of this. ...

    I'm still a little fuzzy on the details of this. So, on the lease, besides the landlord, who all signed it? (How many people? Is it 2 couples, 3 or 4 roommates, what's the make-up of people?) Is...
  17. Can you provide a little more info? The landlord...

    Can you provide a little more info? The landlord is trying to take themselves off the lease? That would be the same as breaking the lease. Are they selling the property or something?

    Tell us...
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    I agree with Scott's answer. Giving the landlord...

    I agree with Scott's answer. Giving the landlord a 30 day notice will not affect the process.

    As far as a "warrant", I'm not sure what you mean by warrant, but I normally think of a warrant...
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    Do you have a written lease? *Many* will state...

    Do you have a written lease? *Many* will state the procedure for reporting maintenance requests and then go on to outline your rights if the landlord doesn't respond. Also, there's a "sticky" note...
  20. I agree with the other 2 answers. I just want to...

    I agree with the other 2 answers. I just want to stress to take EVERYTHING with you that helps your case. If you have any witnesses, photos of the horrid conditions, ANYTHING at all. Cancelled...
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    I completely agree with AK lawyer. There's a...

    I completely agree with AK lawyer. There's a sticky at the top of the 'Real Estate Law' page that has a link to each state's ll/tenant laws. That should tell you how long of a notice you have to...
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    I agree with the previous poster. The ll isn't...

    I agree with the previous poster. The ll isn't responsible for the tenant. And I hate to say it, but if he's an attorney you're wasting your time taking him to court. Possibly not only wasting your...
  23. I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with Kentucky's laws,...

    I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with Kentucky's laws, but I would strongly encourage you to find someone who is. These types of transactions have come under a lot of scrutiny in recent years - severely...
  24. Actually, depending on where you live, they may...

    Actually, depending on where you live, they may have a leg to stand on. In Texas, for example, doing "Contract for deed" transactions, or "rent to own" (as they're commonly called) was highly...
  25. Question: Apt Eviction

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    Your eviction judgement should be for whatever...

    Your eviction judgement should be for whatever rent they owed you at the time of the judgement & all court costs, lawyer's fees, etc. Then, like a pp said, the damages should first come out of their...
  26. If there's no written lease, then your "lease" is...

    If there's no written lease, then your "lease" is your state's landlord/tenant law (property code). If you're not in violation then he would have to give you the appropriate type of notice to...
  27. I agree with Scott's comments above. She can...

    I agree with Scott's comments above. She can charge you (or withhold from your security deposit) for any damage over and above normal wear & tear. But, she can't charge you for refinishing the...
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    Well, I will tell you the legal process that I...

    Well, I will tell you the legal process that I use in this situation. I use an abandonment notice. You post in on the inside of the front door, and it says that if you do not hear from the tenant...
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    Well, my thought is to "convince" your roommate...

    Well, my thought is to "convince" your roommate to sign the new lease (assuming it's a viable option, they can afford it, etc.). You know the saying "money talks". Otherwise I don't really see any...
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    So who is suing you, and for what?

    So who is suing you, and for what?
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    Well, unfortunately, unless your lease has some...

    Well, unfortunately, unless your lease has some provision that restricts smoking on the property, in the common areas, etc, what they're telling you is probably correct.

    It will boil down to what...
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    Well, verbal agreements ARE legally binding, but...

    Well, verbal agreements ARE legally binding, but there has to be "assent" (AGREEMENT). So if one of you were to take the other to court, and you both show up and tell the judge what you agreed to...
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    Just a couple of things come to mind. First,...

    Just a couple of things come to mind. First, what makes you think he's leaving? Just because he says he is?? I'd see what notice is required by your state laws. There's a "sticky" at the top of...
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    100% agree with Judy. You need to evict him. ...

    100% agree with Judy. You need to evict him.

    IF you can prove the threats he's made against you (like you have witnesses, etc), you may be able to get a protection order, restraining order,...
  35. Well, my experience is in residential rentals, so...

    Well, my experience is in residential rentals, so I'm not an expert in your specific circumstance, but generally the court will look at "intent" (assuming you wound up suing them to try to enforce...
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    SOMEone, legally is the "heir" to this person's...

    SOMEone, legally is the "heir" to this person's estate, and it would be up to that person to have these people evicted and stopped. At this point it's just a matter of figuring out who is...
  37. I agree with Fr Chuck. Whatever they agreed to...

    I agree with Fr Chuck. Whatever they agreed to in the original terms of the lease is what they have to abide by. If they don't, you follow the proper procedure in your lease and state laws of...
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    Well first, stop TALKING to them. You need to...

    Well first, stop TALKING to them. You need to start conducting all communication in writing with them. That way, if you do break the lease and they come after you, you'll have a paper trail. Most...
  39. I think you have a decent case - at worst. I...

    I think you have a decent case - at worst.

    I wouldn't hesitate to call in some favors to get this resolved. Is there not some little star player who has a parent or grandparent on the city...
  40. Florida is actually very landlord friendly. You...

    Florida is actually very landlord friendly. You don't even have to attempt to mitigate your losses by re-renting the unit (although I would anyway). Your state law allows you to just charge them...
  41. Your "rights" are whatever your state law...

    Your "rights" are whatever your state law entitles you to. There's a "STICKY" at the top of this forum with a link for each state. That's what you'd need to go by in the absence of a written lease....
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    Is there no way to go back and contact the...

    Is there no way to go back and contact the previous owner / builder and ask them.

    What happens if you just call the current provider and say, "I want to cancel service with you effective...
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    Is this a management company or private...

    Is this a management company or private individual?

    Has there been damage from the pet?

    You are free to not sign anything you don't agree to. Lots of management companies will do stuff like...
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    Sorry. I know my answer sucked - I was just...

    Sorry. I know my answer sucked - I was just "swooping" by and wanted to keep you bumped up. There were a lot of questions that were kind of falling down behind other questions.

    Scott is correct -...
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    Well, there are all kinds of ways this could go. ...

    Well, there are all kinds of ways this could go. Ultimately I believe it would come down to the EXACT wording of the lease, as well as a judge's interpretation of the contract.

    Technically, it...
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    Well, the way it works with the TAA (Tx Apt....

    Well, the way it works with the TAA (Tx Apt. Assn.) lease is that we leave a notice that if they don't contact us within 48 hours we will consider the unit abandoned and store or dispose of any...
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    Hi. I'm sorry I don't have a lot of time right...

    Hi. I'm sorry I don't have a lot of time right now. I just wanted to let you know that this question has been asked and discussed MANY times in the last several weeks. If you just go back through...
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    There's probably no way to know who reported you....

    There's probably no way to know who reported you. I could drive down the road, see a place that looks "substandard" and call it in. (Where I live, outside the city limits, the sherriff handles it.)...
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    So for the periods that you'll be alone you'll be...

    So for the periods that you'll be alone you'll be in an airport? If so I would rely heavily on the airline staff for help. Tell them when you first arrive to check in that you're alone, tell them...
  50. It's actually pretty straight forward and can be...

    It's actually pretty straight forward and can be a very profitable real estate investment.

    I would recommend hiring a real estate attorney to draw up the contract and the note for you. You want...
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