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Just sent to possible collections .. I had to move out I

Just sent to possible collections .. I had to move out I asked over and over to fix my stove or the connections under me and my dog suffered gas poisoning. I found out about the leak a month after my first vet visit I missed a ton of work .. They could smell the gas down the hall trapped on others Apartments. knob was stuck in the ignite position since move in. I thought the smell was from the previous tenant standing water in the garbage disposal and dish washer both broken. They didn't chNge the battery in the detecter it was malfunctioning plus dirty air filter broken window !!! No inspection on move in or electricity I gave move in request. I paid them too much to be charged these lease break fees I couldn't breath let alone enjoy living there. It's been 3 months alliance no longer is the management company so I am sent to IQ data need help

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What should we do!? The apartment manager lives directly

What should we do!? The apartment manager lives directly above my husbands unit and he tried to break into his apartment Friday morning at 4:30am banging on his door, tried to use a credit card to break in, and then attempted to use his position as manager by saying "maintenance" to enter the premises. He was clearly intoxicated. When the police arrived they asked my husband for his credit card back as it went all the way through the door. My husband does not feel safe in his unit and left to come to my house. I'm sure there is confusion because I say he's my husband and we are living in two different places however we are legally separated. He went back the next day to grab a few things and two of the boards of his fence were pried off and the managers hat was on the ground in his backyard. We had received no phone calls or texts that he would be on the premises and nobody called us back in regards ***** ***** incident. My husband does not want to be in his lease anymore, and he wants to be compensated for the time he has not been able to stay there because he is uncomfortable being on the premises and basically paying for a place he is not able to use. Another of our concerns is that this unstable individual has access to the tenants rental applications which contain my husband's social security number, driver's license number, date of birth, bank account information, and previous address which is my present address. So we need an attorney to help with this situation. We have attempted to contact the property management company four different times, as well as put in writing what has taken place, no one has returned our calls

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My 2 family home was purchased in 1996 as a legal 2 family

My 2 family home was purchased in 1996 as a legal 2 family unit...1 bedroom upstairs and 1 bedroom downstairs. In 2007 the town deemed all 2 family units as non-comforming and no additions are allowed. I would like to add 1 bedroom to the upstairs apartment on top of an existing downstairs kitchen thereby not adding to the existing footprint. I was told that not only do I need a lawyer, but a planner and engineer to apply for a variance. I can imagine the cost this would be and is it worth trying even though I could easily get denied

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The 2 family house I've lived in for 7 years was apparently

The 2 family house I've lived in for 7 years was apparently bought at a foreclosure auction. The new owners knocked on my door in January late night telling me they bought the place and tried to see inside. I was alone and told them repeatedly no. They asked about my neighbors including my illegal neighbors below me ( I pay their electricity and water- there are only 2 meters for both. Upstairs and myApartment).I have written the new owners lawyers (my only contact given) several times certified mail, calls to the lawyers office handling the house (listed as property manager), emails, voicemails about maitanence that needed to be done. No answer. Letters sent to us regarding where to send the rent money and to send out receipts of rent paid for 6 months and our lease that we still had along with January check. That check would go on to not be cashed forMonths. Wrote certified letters about that as well. No answer. Certified letters about the illegal neighbors and taking out utilitiy costs from our rent for them downstairs. No answer. We bank with chase so after not hearing from themWith the January check and not cashing it,Or the February check, we started sending checks through online bill pay. Chase sends out a physical check to them via mail. This way we had proof of sending it. However after 90 days the bank puts the money back into our account if it is not cashed. Two weeks ago, the new owners cashed January check, may, june, Julys check. As February March and April had already come back to us (though I'm sure with the physical check they tried and it didn't go through). We tried to put a stop payment on the last three months of checks after the township told us they do not legally own the house as the have no record of it. We received another letter directly from the owners not the lawyers saying we owe them 15067 including 70 for a bounced check. We pay $1600 a month. They cashed January may June and July check. We were told not to pay them this month (August) we took out of each month for maitenance around the house and for utilities from the illegal apartment we pay for. We were given a tenant advocate lawyer number to call (given to us by the municipal building but he never answered it's been a week. We were given a notice to quit July 31. So this is all happening back to back. With the old owners, we paid a security of 4250, that has accrued some interest we don't know who has it or how to get it. The notice to quit was so they could move in. However, all 3 families got them. So I believe they do not intend to move in they plan to fix it up and rent it out. We are one of the only 3br 2ba 2 balcony house close to everything including NYC. I have documented everything. Help!!

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TJ, Esq.

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My son has sublet an apartment but he never signed any

My son has sublet an apartment but he never signed any papers. Only thing he signed was a personal check for 1st month's rent. Can the apartment leaaseholder hold him to a lease through April if my son never signed a lease or anything but a check for 1 month's rent?

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I just want to know, what is the right when you rent the

I just want to know, what is the right when you rent the house or the apartment, how much is to to pay for first & last month or any deposit, can the owner or the broker ask you any amount they want? sorry long question,

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Barrister

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I currently have no lease. I am renting a two bedroom

I currently have no lease. I am renting a two bedroom apartment for 2,650.00 in Bayridge Brooklyn. My landlord already raised my rent in April 2016 by 100.00 siting increases in taxes and water. Now he wants to increase it again by another 100.00 for September 1st, 2016. Can he do that.......

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If I signed an Arizona Residential real estate lease

If I signed an Arizona Residential real estate lease agreement without being able to ever view the apartment it pertained to prior to my signing even though I asked, because the property manager that was taking my signature had to leave and pick up her children from the babysitter, could the lease agreement be voidoable? After she left and I went to see the apartment for the first time, I was sick because The View was of a water treatment plant it was on the fourth floor and I have a fear of heights, etc. etc. That night I called left a voice message for the property manager who took my signature and told her that I did not want to lease this property for several important reasons the most important being my health, I have bad knees and couldn't walk as far as it took to get from any available parking space to the elevator and then walking down the entire length of the building to get to my apartment. Carrying groceries would have been out of the question for me. The next reason was that no one told me that my view would be a water treatment plant even though when I asked I was told my view would be of a desert preserve and mountains. The property managers reply the next morning to my request for canceling was that I had three options - I could stay where I was and forget about it comma move to another apartment or they would terminate me for the sum of $3,300. She knew full well that it hadn't even been 12 hours since I signed the contract and she wasn't willing to do anything other than make it difficult for me as you can see by the above stated situation. I'm wondering if I have any recourse because I never physically inspected or saw the apartment and furthermore I never signed a waiver of such. What rights do I have as a tenant regarding this matter?Thank you in advance,Martha Pederson

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Christopher B, Esq.

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I have a year lease for a two bedroom apt. I was pregnant at

I have a year lease for a two bedroom apt. I was pregnant at the time and with the father of my child. Towards the end of my pregnancy the father became very much into drugs and became very abusive towards me. Shortly after my child was born he took off to continue his drug habit and shortly after got arrested and put in county jail. I fear for my child and my safety once he is released. And as a single mother with no support from the father, financially I cannot afford the apt any longer. I am writing a letter to the leasing company to explain my situation and ask for my lease to be terminated as I need to relocate to where the father cannot find me and harass me as he has in the past. Is there anything I should add to the letter about asking to have the lease terminated? And if safety is an issue will the leasing company be understanding and let me out of my lease? What is the best way to go about this?

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TJ, Esq.

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