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I have to break a lease because 1) there is a crazy guy

I have to break a lease because 1) there is a crazy guy living downstairs2) the landlord and his worker have come into my apartment unannounced, and with no notice more than once3) the stairs have crumbled, raining cement, and all they did was patch it up with more cement4) mice and cockroachesAnd the landlord keeps taking money and threatening me with a lawsuit for more

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Richard

Owner

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I have an apartment that I was wanting to legally break my

Hi,I have an apartment that I was wanting to legally break my lease with but recently I have found that every email I have saying that I own the apartment has been voided. I am hoping that this is an advantage. What is my next step? Nothing has been changed or deleted from my email.

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Juris Doctor

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I recently had to break a lease as my husband incurred some

Hello, I recently had to break a lease as my husband incurred some medical expenses that made it very difficult to move (needs surgery). When we broke the lease we signed it said we may be responsible for rent. We had not moved yet, this was before our move in date. They told me how to pay online, and that's where I would be billed. The first rolled around, and there were no charges for me to pay. At the end of the month, they sent me a bill for the utilities to that system. I called because I was curious how an empty unit had a $60 electric bill, and they told me that I actually owe rent on it now. They then locked me out of the bill system, and told me I shouldn't have been able to see it (even though they gave me the username). We are not sure what to do, and how to proceed.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: wisconsinJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I've left voicemails with two, and have not heard back. Trying to find another one.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have all the paperwork, and screenshots of the billing site I had access to.

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I am trying to move and the apt place I am living at is

I am trying to move and the apt place I am living at is trying to make us pay 1640 to break the lease but I have been without a/c since April and my ceiling caved in and they still refused to fix it after a months so I was wondering do I still I have to pay the 1640 to leave or can I just leave

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

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I rent an upper floor of a house, I still have 6 months on

I rent an upper floor of a house, I still have 6 months on my lease and I want to break it for a bigger place. The Landlord lives in TX.I found a potential tenant, his income is great, his finances impeccable, he was even interviewed by a business friend of the Landlord and was approved. Then the potential tenant received and reviewed the lease, he asked for a two minor modifications, like not shoveling the driveway and not paying for repairs, unless they were his fault, nothing else. He agreed to the rent, deposit, everything.Immediately, the Landlord rejected him and said he was no longer approved.What are my rights? I found someone to take over the lease. He's better financially than me. Can I break the lease and will a court make me honor it? The Landlord is just being unreasonable.

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Asad Rahman

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My daughter is in a lease and she needs to get out of it.

My daughter is in a lease and she needs to get out of it. She recently suffered a nervous breakdown and is seeing a therapist and psychiatrist for depression. Her current roommates are not at the house often and she is often alone. There was a break-in upstairs about 6 months ago and ever since she has struggled with nightmares and insomnia. In addition, the landlord has been asked many times to fix the front porch light for protection and safety and he has failed to do so.What are out legal options for breaking her lease due to her medical condition?

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Roger

Litigation Attorney

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I am an international student in (No SSN no credit score), I

I am an international student in Virginia (No SSN no credit score), I am living with an American roommate (who cares about his credit score) and our lease is ending in a week but we haven't given them a written notice that we are leaving (which we should, 60 days before leaving). Let's say we leave and the lease says we should pay around $2000 for breaking the lease, which we don't, how would that affect my roommate's credit score? And how would that affect me (I don't have an SSN nor a credit score)? Do we have to go to court? Do we have to pay them back? Or do they just send it to debt collection and just affect our future contracts?

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Ely

Counselor at Law

Juris Doctor

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My son and his wife went to court because they got evicted

My son and his wife went to court because they got evicted from their apartment because they were late on the rent three months in a row. The rent got paid, but the property manager put them out. The property manager took them to court for one month's rent $1,074 and they had ten days to get out and they have a judgement for the $1,074. They are now trying to rent a new place and it is showing on their credit report that they owe that property manager over $4000. Upon contacting the agency, the representative told them they are responsible for an additional two months rent because the lease was broken. They did not want to move, and did not break the lease by choice. They were evicted because they were late on the rent for a 4th month. My son is a combat veteran and has a hard time keeping a steady job because of severe PTSD. He now has a job he really likes and is getting a paycheck every month. Is it legal for the property manager to turn in $4000 to the credit agencies when the court judgement was only for the $1,074?

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

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Ten day notice to comply or vacate left on door yesterday,

Ten day notice to comply or vacate left on door yesterday, in mail today.The following actions constitute a violation—. Smoking in your vehicle while on discovery West properties as well as smoking by mailbox area on multiple occasions. Please refrain from smoking in discovery west property— comply with leasing go off the property is too smoke I received a warning for months ago to stop smoking in my apartment? I've never smoked in my apartment how would someone know if you were smoking in your apartment? I agree and comply with the no smoking policy but feel this is actually about something completely un related to smoking. It's a conduit for two key individuals to use to try to get me evicted from the premises.The staff never made in indicating Mark as to which infraction they are talking about as in put an X Next to the complaint where it asks you to. I leave my back door Open at night to my balcony and I smell the gentle wafts of marijuana nightly and cigarette smoke occasionally but it's not worth my time to complain for it obviously doesn't bother me.I wonder how do these tenants know my name and what unit I am in? Easy I have tattoos this is an upper scale apartment complex I have plenty of money and don't like being profiled by these introverts living in this place . I rented a large condo here in September which had private access and was wonderful but unbeknownst to me there was no mail service! I run my business out of my home And not getting mail means I don't get paid which I didn't for almost 2 months . The complex never made me aware of this condition or I would've never moved in so I decided I had to leave but this would break my lease contract. The end result I had to move 500 feet away into a six-story building which gets their mail and the post office delivers to. I have a Harley Davidson and sports cars etc. and I knew moving into this family complex I would draw attention even though I'm very quiet and keep to myself and that attention is all anonymous unfounded complaints. Sorry sounds like I'm rambling this is been a nightmare, I'm wondering if I should go to the manager and ask who is making these complaints that she have to tell me? 10 days to vacates a little quick for me I would love to move but I'm not going to hurt my credit because I'm purchasing a home I don't mind hiring an attorney but I want these people off my back . They say no smoking in the adjacent buildings which I find to be ridiculous because they do not own the property on the adjacent buildings where there is common dog walk area etc.

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Dwayne B.

Juris Doctor

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