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Me and my ex boyfriend rented a house together and things

me and my ex boyfriend rented a house together and things have gotten violent several times the cops have been called several times. I want to leave him I've moved out. I want off of the lease so I'm not responsible for what he does with the house. I would stay at the house and pay rent but he will not leave and my landlord has told me I can't make him leave. It is not a safe place for me to live. My landlord will not take my name off the lease even though my ex has agreed to take over the lease. Is there some way I can get my name off of the lease because it's an unsafe living environment? I was thinking about giving a 30 day notice but I don't really know what that does. And if my ex is not willing to work with me I'm getting my name off the lease because he has told me he'll never let me leave him what then? I am in Kansas

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Rented my summer home to a group for a weekend. I believe

Rented my summer home to a group for a weekend. I believe they brought a dog as items were soiled and paw prints were found on my kitchen door frames. Can I keep the security?

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I don't understand when exactly do I need to give notice of

I don't understand when exactly do I need to give notice of leaving my apartment. My lease ended August 31st 2016 and I'm still in the unit but I want to move out beginning October.I want to make sure I'm not breaking the lease. To take into consideration:-I did not receive a written notice that I could stay,but the landlord kept accepting my rent payment (always on time by direct deposit)I had to pay for renters insurance directly to the Property Managemetn and never received any document regarding my insurance. I have been told that I need to pay again yearly insurance which I haven't done yet, because I want to move out and because I think the insurance wasn't handled correctly.The lease states the following:Absent some written agreement with Owner granting Renter additional occupancy time, Renter shall vacate the Premises at the expiration of the lease term without further notice or demand from Owner. If Tenant intends to vacate the Premises at the end of the lease, Tenant shall give Owner written notice of that fact at least 30 days before the end of the lease. Tenant shall be liable to pay all rent due through the later of : (a) the end of the lease term, or (b) 30 days from the service on the Owner of Renter's notice, or (c) the date renter vacates the Premises.(d) Expiration/Holdover/Death-NoticeRenter shall vacate the Premises upon expiration of the term of the lease without notice to vacate from Owner being required. Any holdover without Owner's consent shall be deemed a trespass and damages shall accrue at a daily charge equal to twice the pro-rated monthly Lease rent. A holdover with owner's written consent unless otherwise agreed, shall be a month-to-month tenancy subject to all covenants, and conditions of the Lease. A thirty day notice from Renter is required to terminate any such holdover tenancy. Renter's death shall not terminate any remaining rental obligation for the balance of the Lease-term but Owner, at Owner's option, may take possession of the Premises and re-rent them to mitigate any damages.In consideration of this rental, Renter shall obtain and pay for any insurance coverage necessary to protect Renter from any loss or expense due to personal injury or property damage, including but not limited to that caused by any act or omission of any party, including Owner or co-tenants, criminal act, war, riot, insurrection, fire or act of God. The amount of monetary damage caused to Owner by renter's breach of this agreement shall be deemed to be an amount equal to the amount of any loss sustained by renter by any such act or event and shall offset any claim by Renter against Owner. Tenant(s) agree to accept financial responsibility for any damage to the premises from fire or casualty caused by Tenants' negligence. Tenants agree to carry a standard renter's insurance policy.(a) Tenant(s) agree not to make any claims against Owner and will hold Owner harmless therefrom for any loss or damage to any personal property belonging to Tenant(s) or any of their guests or occupants or for any injuries to Tenant(s) or any of their guests or occupants and not to make any repairs at the expenseof Owner. Tenant(s) shall be responsible for obtaining insurance to protect against any such loss or damage.(b) Tenant(s) insurance shall contain a minimum of $300,000 General Liability Insurance.(c) Tenant(s) shall have the Owner and Rohcs Property Management Co. named as Additional Insureds.(d) Any use of Tenant(s) of the Owner's storage or garage / parking facilities shall be at the Tenant(s) risk and Owner shall not be responsible for any loss or damage.

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Im in 15 year restaurant lease. I have 3 years left but am

im in 15 year restaurant lease . I have 3 years left but am considering breaking the contract due to poor sales. I am basically working to just pay the bills and am reaching the point that i might not be able to do that;. what is the worst that can happen ? im guessing the owner will sue me ?

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I signed a lease on an apartment in Miami Florida at a

I signed a lease on an apartment in Miami Florida at a rental community. The rent is $2780 a month. The apartment seemed nice and clean. I did not inspect the AC units and ducts before I moved in because I was only let in by the management for a few minutes. After I moved in I inspected AC unit and air ducts and found that there is mold in ducts,the unit must have not work properly in the past, one duct was overflowing with water condensation and the stains on the wall were painted over, so that I did not see it when I came in. This duct is full of black mold and damp. The whole AC unit is also very dirty with gunk and dust because no decent filters were used before, and it was not maintained properly. I have a problem with allergies and asthma in the apartment. So does my husband. Every time the AC blows air we cough and get a runny nose. I really do not believe that this AC system can be cleaned since the ducts are basically not accessible. I am afraid my health condition will worsen if I live here. What are my options regarding the lease? Obviously the contract we signed prohibits us from moving out earlier that the end of lease, unless we pay 2 months worth of monthly premiums in penalty. I do not want to move out, but it seems that I will have to because of the health hazards for me here. What are my legal options?

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I am living and working in Irmo, SC. My lease expires on the

I am living and working in Irmo, SC. My lease expires on the 1st of October. I am considering taking the raise in rent and going to a month to month basis due to work uncertainty. The manager of the apartment complex has informed me that a 60 day notice to move will still be required, and if I move I will still have to pay them two months rent. This seems to be excessive to me. Is this a state law, how would it be enforced ???

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I recently appeared in court for a judgement against me for

I recently appeared in court for a judgement against me for breaking my lease in 2004. I was informed via mail and a notice on my door for an amount of $5600. When I appeared in court, the lawyer of the plaintiff announced a different amount of $11,000. It was said by the other party that this was by cause of an interest rate. The announcement of an interest rate was not brought to my attention in 2004 when I signed the lease. Also, in 2011, I appeared in court for the same issue but the amount was a little under $6,000 in which there was an agreement to pay $25.00 biweekly through a wage garnishment. In that time, I became unemployed. I do not in any way have $11,000 for an apartment complex. It has been 12 years since I resided in the apartment. I have no issue with a garnishment. I would like to know if someone could help me to establish a reasonable amount in which I truly owe. I do not think it is fair that they could just rack up the price like that. They had already charged me with the maximum amount of $6,000. If I could afford $11,000, I would have no problem paying $6,000. I don't know what to do.I don't want to say more than you want to hear. If I receive a call, I would gladly give you the information you need.Thank you in advance for your timeSincerelyTamika Young

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I am unfortunately breaking a lease due to a job transfer.

Dear Sir/Madam,I am unfortunately breaking a lease due to a job transfer. The reason for the transfer is because my skills/experience are not sufficient for the current role (I was informed that I will not longer be funded), and I am being transferred to a laboratory elsewhere that is likely to complement my skills and experience. This new role has a contract of 6 months, and I am breaking my current lease by 6/7 months.In addition I accumulated large debts prior to signing the lease due to recent training for my current role and in relocating expenses. I am still paying that money back (credit card and to family). Also, I had hernia operation few years ago, and it is important I be financially prepared for a recurrent hernia.I have no savings account and my bank balances are low/almost nil most months due to repayments of the money I borrowed for training- and this is likely to continue for next 6 months. My landlord is insisting I pay the 6/7 months that I will not be there. However, this will not be feasible as my outgoing will be higher than my incomings if I were to pay the remainder of the lease, since I also have to pay living expenses for my next destination and repay the money I owe associated with trianing.Even though I am not financially able to pay the remaining lease, is it still possible for my landlord to take me to court. In that event, how will it be possible for me to make these payments.Thank you very much,Selvan

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In Georgia, a tenant rented for 6 years. The last three

In Georgia, a tenant rented for 6 years. The last three years have been under an extension provision called "month-to-month" at a premium additional cost. The tenant chose to pay the premium so that tenant can exit the lease quickly when a home property opportunity becomes available. The tenant intentions were communicated to the leasing office representatives. A home property opportunity became available days before month end requiring tenant to vacate before month end with notice. Vacated tenant paid next month rent but landlord now requests an additional month rent because of the 60 day notice requirement. Resident could not reasonably provide a 60 day notice on the month-to-month rental extension without losing property purchase opportunity in a competitive housing market. The term “month-to-month” is misleading to residents when “conditional” based upon the 60 day notice requirement. Does this condition pose an unreasonable and unfair disadvantage to tenants as future home buyers in a competitive market and is there legal basis for objection?JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: The lease also stipulates that even if the property is rented before the end of the notice period, tenant is not entitled to any benefit. Yet there is a provision for early lease termination in the Georgia statutes that allows for tenant to be obligated only for the rental period (30 days in this case) or period until rented, whichever is lesser. A tenant may not interpret the contract as an attorney would. The contract has the “Georgia Apartment Association” logo on it.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: The potential contradiction is the use of the word “month-to-month” but the lease extension provision states the lease will be extended on a 60 Day Term basis until 60 day notice is given. The successive 60 day terms will be essentially indefinite until 60 day notice is given. Because of the 60 day notice condition, the “month-to-month” agreement is really a 60 day obligation on a contract that is paid monthly by the tenant. Contract logo – GAA (Georgia Apartment Association) - “Apartment Rental Contract”.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The rental impact for an additional month rent is about $1200. Not sure if this is worth the consultation but I would rather pay the attorney than the landlord only if there is reasonable cause for demand.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: OK.

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