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I have just moved into a condo with a one-year lease. Upon

I have just moved into a condo with a one-year lease. Upon moving in, I've discovered two major problems that were not disclosed ahead of time: It's infested with cockroaches, and there is mold in the kitchen (visible and obvious smell). What is the best way to notify a landlord, and are they required to remedy? I'm particularly concerned about the mold.

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I live in a condo building in Florida, have a 1 year lease

I live in a condo building in Florida, have a 1 year lease from 11/22/15 to 11/22/16. There has been major structural work going on since January. The pool and entire deck (on the roof) has been closed and today they put plastic over my windows and sliders. We were asked to remove our patio furniture last week to accommodate this. We live on the intracoastal waterway, so the view and use of our balcony are the primary reasons for renting here. they have been jackhammering 4 days a week for 10 hours daily. Is there any way we can break our lease without penalty? We were not notified until after the work began.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Just that it so noisy that we cannot rest or relax and the dust created by the jackhammering is having a terrible effect on our contact lense wear and sinus reaction.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I am leasing a rent house and have a roommate who is not on

I am leasing a rent house and have a roommate who is not on the lease. My landlord requires everyone who lives in the. House to fill out an application to be approved. I allowed her to move in 6 months ago but she doesn't want to fill out application due to background check. I need to break my lease due to health and financial reasons but she won"t voluntarily leave. What can I do? She also won't quit smoking in house which is against the terms of my lease because I am not her landlord.JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't think so.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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When entering into a rental agreement, does the management

When entering into a rental agreement, does the management company have to disclose to the renter major upcoming repairs, such as paving your parking area and stripping and painting the exterior of your condo complex, if this is going to occur during your rental agreement period? Contact with owner of property, was he knew about upcoming maintance, but did not consider it important to notify us or the management company.Are we expected to honor the remainder of our rental agreement, approx three months, as long as we make a thirty day move out notice and have condo professionally cleaned as agreed upon.Thanks for reading thisGaryState of Hawaii

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I signed a lease apartment that began on June 11, however

I signed a lease for an apartment that began on June 11, however the premises are still under construction and I have not been able to move in and will not likely be able to move in until the end of next week at the earliest. The lease is very long and extensive and includes the wording "Any provision of this lease which is invalid shall not invalidate the remaining terms of this lease." It says the landlord can break the lease at any time or at any time demand all the rent for the remainder of the lease. Is this legal? Am I not protected in some way by the law that since she is not providing her end of the lease she should have to return my deposit/rent and release me?

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I signed a lease apartment and I am supposed to move in July

I signed a lease for an apartment and I am supposed to move in July 1st. I gave written notice several weeks ago that I need to break the lease because I was offered a job out of state. I was told that I would have to pay $250 termination fee and that I would need to find someone else to take over the lease. There is no termination clause in the lease agreement, and the $250 fee is not in the lease. I have no intention of moving into the apartment. Is there any way that I can get out of the lease?

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Breaking a lease assistant : Tampa Florida : Not yet : My

Breaking a lease assistantJA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Tampa FloridaJA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: My landlord paid me with someone and I signed A3 year lease but I'm a hairstylist but my suit at made live miserable for me and customerJA: Is there anything else the Real Estate Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I have been complaining for a year and my landlord did less to help me with the situation so I moved out April 1st and I paid him for two months to look for a replacementJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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My name is . Im in a 6 month apartment lease. just got a

Hi my name is Matthew. Im in a 6 month apartment lease. just got a section 8 voucher it expires in 90 days don't want to lose my voucher found a new apartment that excepts sec*****I can legally get out of my old lease with out paying a lot of money so i can move to new apartment. I'm on SSI Disability don't have a lot of money. I have 3 months left on lease.

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Lucy, Esq.

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If both of my other roommates are violating the pet policy

If both of my other roommates are violating the pet policy in our lease by bringing in animals, but refusing to inform the landlord or pay the pet deposit, what are my options to leave the lease? I have also found out they smoke weed inside the house frequently which is clearly against the law and not something I want to be associated with. None of this was disclosed to me prior to moving in and Im afraid if I report it to the landlord, i will be held equally responsible for the damage and smells their animals and drugs are causing to the house. I cant live under these circumstances anymore, but I also cant afford this place on my own if the other cotenants are evicted. Im afraid of what I will be held responsible for. I need to move out. I have never been put in a situation like this before and I have absolutely no clue what to do.

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