How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Thomas McJD Your Own Question
Thomas McJD
Thomas McJD, Lawyer
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Satisfied Customers: 46
Experience:  Landlord-Tenant Law Expert
19305272
Type Your Landlord-Tenant Question Here...
Thomas McJD is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Lease provided for $1,291 rent plus utilities. months we

Customer Question

Lease provided for $1,291 rent plus utilities. For eight months we paid the rent and not the utilities (it was not totally clear to us that we owed the utilities, but on closer reading of the lease we do indeed owe the rent plus utilities.)
Yesterday we got a three day eviction notice to pay the utilites or be evicted.
1. They accepted the lesser amount for 8 month.
2. No notice to us we were deficient.
3. They sent us a notice that we could extend for a year if we let them know by March 15.
4. Since the lease the have cut the available parking from 100 to 50.
5. They have not replace a painted over window which they agreed to do in writing.
6. The bathroom sink has been clogged for months and reported as such.
Question: haven't they put themselves in a box by accepting the lesser rent for 8 months?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  barristerinky replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney who will try my very best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I research statutes or ordinances and type out an answer or reply, but rest assured, I am working on your question.

.

Can you tell me what state this is in?

.

Were the amount of parking spaces spelled out in the lease?

.

Was the sink draining when you took occupancy?

.

What does the lease say about plumbing problems?

.

.

thanks

Barrister