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What are the tenant's rights to enter their unit after the

What are the tenant's rights to enter their unit after the apartment above them was gutted by fire and their unit only seems to have water and smoke damage? The landlord has boarded the windows and doors and put a fence around the building. The building has been deemed 100 % loss however there will be personal items that could have survived. The tenant is willing to sign a personal injury waiver to be allowed to enter the unit.

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I gave my 60 day tenant notice to quit. then s social worker

I gave my 60 day tenant notice to quit. then his social worker ask me if he could stay on longer because they were having problems finding him a place. I gave them 3 weeks. this is now up and he still won't leave. I need the room because my sister is moving out of her apartment the end of the month. what can i do?

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If my apartment is going to be tented Aug. 12, my landlord

If my apartment is going to be tented Aug. 12, my landlord informed me I, plus my 2 dogs, one of which is a service dog, must vacate for 3-4 days. I am on disability and therefore only get one check per month. I need to find out if the landlord is responsible for the expense of a hotel/motel until I am allowed back in? I also checked another site and in addition to the rental of a hotel it also said that I should be compensated for the money I spent at restaurants above what I would have spent for food prepared at home.

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I have 2 residences in my rent stabilized building. I have

I have 2 residences in my rent stabilized building. I have resided in this building for over 30 years. My home is Apt#3A and my rent is $1900 a month. My office in the lobby is $1500 a month. The Lobby is zoned for commercial use. My first cousin is the owner of the building. He rented the office to me in 1998. The lease is in one of my daughters name. She does not reside there. At the time he told me it had to be in her name. My apartment 3A is in my fathers name. My father has been dead over 10 years. He also refuses to put the lease in my name. I once consulted an attorney and was advised that my apartment was an apartment de jure. My cousin is trying to evict me from my office. Do I have a leg to stand on?

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My old landlord did not return my security deposit when I

My old landlord did not return my security deposit when I moved out. He cited a clause that was hand written on the last page of lease starting there would be a $25 per month annual increase. But the problem I have is that we verbally agreed to void that increase before the first year was over. My lease was for 3 years. Can he keep my deposit even though he didn't enforce the rent increase when year two began?The apartment I'm speaking of is in Nashua, NH.

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An elderly gentleman has been an apartment (basement) in the

An elderly gentleman has been an apartment (basement) in the Bronx NY for 16 years in a private house. Apparently someone reported this to the NYC Inspection Office who arrive the other night and insisted they had the authority to access the apartment to inspect it. Well they did, and informed the gentleman that he must vacate the dwelling immediately. That it is illegal (a fact unknown to him these past 16 years) and now he has nowhere to do. RedJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New York. Bronx County, NY. Does he have any recourse against this landlord?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yet, this just happened two nights ago. He has medical issues and a nursing service provides support to him along with a home health aide. I was hoping to get some suggestion of a direction to take this from you...JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Just that this elderly man has a very limited income via SSDI, and has no funds accrued. I will likely have to assist him financially and we have to hire a packer & mover, because he has limited mobility. I would like for him to be able to recoup some funds from this Stinker Landlord who will like pull out the stove & fridge, have it reinspected, then renovate it and re-rent it for twice the current rent.

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My apartment complex and I are at odds. Per my lease I would

Hello, my apartment complex and I are at odds. Per my lease I would have 2 ways to pay them in office or drop box. They have always had the drop box sealed off, but previously would go by money order date. Now, they refuse to go by the date and are trying to charge late fees if you are unable to come in during office hours.I have filed a BBB complaint and they are still refusing to credit back fees. I also had several broke things in my apt that they just came to fix because of it. However, I been putting in work orders for almost 3 years.They are saying bc they have jargon in the contract that states rent is due on the first, no grace period, I breached the contract. Even though in the same paragraph it states no fees if paid by the 3rd. My money order is for the 3rd. Had I been able to use the payment drop box I would not have been assessed fees.Do I have any legal grounds to terminate my lease due to they are not providing what was stated in the lease? Or is there anything I can do in this case? They are also income based apartments and receive tax credits from the Government.Sorry so lengthy wanted to make sure I included all details for an accurate assessment.

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If a landlord found a possible error where they may have not

If a landlord found a possible error where they may have not collected enough rent, how long does the landlord have to find and collect for this error? For example, the alleged error occurred in March, but was just discovered and the tenant may have to repay or provide proof.

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I signed a 12 month apartment lease yesterday. I have

Hello,I signed a 12 month apartment lease yesterday. I have changed my mind. Is there anything I can do? The keys were given to me yesterday 7/20.

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