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I have a question regarding a lease agreement in Oklahoma,

Hello,I have a question regarding a lease agreement in Oklahoma, USA which should go up to Dec 31st, 2017. A divorce requires me to leave the house I am renting with my wife next month and so, to break the lease I have with the landlord.I sent the notice to him (30 days before), we found a new renter to replace me and everything should be in order.As my landlord is sometime pushy with me, I would like to know what he can or cannot do to me.I don't know if my lease is valid as the first line on the agreement with tenant name is ***** ***** name appears only next to my signature on the bottom of the agreement. It is the same for the premise address. It is blank without address. Is the agreement valid?As we found a new renter and the landlord said yes to them, could the landlord:- finally say know to them to require me to still pay until the end of the lease?- ask me to pay even if the lease is broken and the new renter live in the house?- keep my deposit if there is only a couple of days between my moving out and the moving in of the new renter?Thank you for your help.

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I was renting a house in New Jersey with a one-year lease. I

I was renting a house in New Jersey with a one-year lease. I had to break the lease 6 months into it to move home to Texas. I understand that I am responsible for "damages," including the cost of the landlord to find a new tenant. When I signed my lease, the cost to the landlord was one month's rent, split by the landlord's agent and mine.However, the new tenant has signed a 2-year lease. Consequently, the landlord wants to charge me damages of TWO months rent. That does not seem appropriate to me. If he had found a tenant to rent for 5 years would I be liable for five year's rent??The lease is $2,300 monthly rent. I understand that I am liable for damages of $2,300. But he is saying the damages are $4,600 and that does not seem fair to me.Please advise.

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Dwayne B.

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I signed my third lease apartment in Phoenix a few months

I signed my third lease for my apartment in Phoenix a few months ago. Ever since I moved in my A/C frequently breaks down. Either it leaks like a faucet or it freezes and blows warm air. I've had to call maintenance 8 times so far. Maintenance tells me that the units are old. I don't think that's MY problem if a working A/C is included in the rent. The apartments were built in 1995 and evidently the unit needs to be replaced. I don't even want to think about the possibility of black mold from all the moisture when it leaks. What are my options?

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I have a neighbor issue. SHe pounds on my walls at all hours

I have a neighbor issue. SHe pounds on my walls at all hours of the day whenever I turn my music on. I have complained to the apt. manager who said all they could do was deliver a noise complaint to her. I told her that was dumb as she was banging on my walls presumably because she felt my music was too loud. The manager issues her a standard noise complaint form unbeknowest to me and the neighbor comes over and bangs on my door yelling that I filed a No noise compaint on her. I told her I did not and to talk to apt manager, she got really mad and said It must be you! I told her that an appropriate course of action would be to check Va Beach noise ordinance rules and it would tell her the law on this. I told her to not contact me anymore and file any complaint with the manager or call the police. She became really agitated and using extreme profanity called me a @^#$ jerk and a loser. I closed my window. The manager agitated this situation instead of helping resolve this problem. THis woman thinks it is appropriate at 630 PM on a Friday to loudly bang on the walls or kick in my front door because she is tired and I am annoying her. This has happened 3 times before tonight's episode and wiht the management doing nothing but aggravating the situation, I believe I have grounds for harrassment complaint and maybe a No COntact order. I dont intend of having or hosting any more communication with my next door neighbor. How can I do this without having to shell out retainer money for an easy fix.

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Yesterday I arrived in Austin, Texas to an apartment I had

Yesterday I arrived in Austin, Texas to an apartment I had viewed online and signed a lease for based on photos (of a different unit) and a 1min 30sec digital tour of the apartment. Once physically in the apartment I found it not to be in livable condition. Aside from obvious aesthetic things like it being filthy and missing a drawer in the kitchen, the dishwasher is filled with disgusting, stagnant water, there is mold and mildew in the bathrooms, large holes in the wall above the baseboards, and cockroaches among other bugs both alive and dead throughout the house. My girlfriend and I stayed in a hotel last night and told them that we refused to take ownership of the apartment in it's current condition. At this point, it seems like they will likely not agree to the necessary repairs of the apartment, and I would like to know what leg I have to stand on in that situation.

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I have tenants that moved out and had damages beyond their

I have tenants that moved out and had damages beyond their security deposit. I advised them and they were very mad because they had the house professionally cleaned. They did and most of it looked good, and I actually didn't ask them for the balance past the deposit. We really try to keep good relationships with our tenants and want them to be happy - current and past. The husband emailed me separately and I gave him more detailed explanations of the damages and asked them to review the list of damages and tell me how much they think they should get back. I advised I would reevaluate once they let me know. He thanked me for the further explanation and said no further communication was necessary. Two months later I get a letter from an attorney asking for refund of their deposit. I don't believe the wife knows about the separate communication with the husband. Anyway, once he responded the way he did, can they still come back and say they disagree with the disposition? Sorry, it's a little confusing.

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I've been ignoring letters from a debt collector trying to

I've been ignoring letters from a debt collector trying to recover $282.98 (223 principal + interest accrued since summer '13) on behalf of my old leasing company. I did break the lease after a couple nasty cockroach infestations due to terrible neighbors living below me (cops were called on them for domestic disturbance and they would leave trash/empy beer containers all over the "backyard" etc). Even though they - unsuccessfully - had pest control come over a couple times I seized the first opportunity to bail and moved to NYC about a year later. I never gave them notice - just left the keys in the super's mailbox - but I left them my full deposit and had the apartment professionally cleaned before leaving. There was no damage etc. Should I keep ignoring and let the statute of limitations run out since I believe they can't sue me out of state or am I missing something here?

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I'm in Dallas tx and the landlord kept my deposit a few

I'm in Dallas tx and the landlord kept my deposit a few weeks past the 30 days in which he has to return it. And then he kept almost a 3rd of it for repairs that were not discussed during the walk through. He repainted walls because of nail holes at $150 a wall. The lease also stated the apt was "as is" and when we moved in there was furniture and personal effects and wall art of both the landlord and previous tenant which were eventually moved at his convenience.He also refused to reimburse us for emergency repairs when we discovered a breaker in the closet that burnt and damaged another breaker. It was an obvious electric code violation(the entire breaker box needs replacement because the terminal is pitted and burned.) and we sighted the dangerous wiring situation as why we moved out. I have photos and receipts that i sent him for it all. We did not break the lease, we were month to month after fulfilling a year lease.I feel that small claims court for the deposit is the way to go but wanted to make sure. I believe we can sue for 3 times the amount. And if i am going to court to recover that money i feel like i should file against him for the what i spent on the breaker and an electrician as well. And compensation for the month the breaker box had the burned out fuse...we also lived with a leaky roof for months and then a 3 ft wide hole in the ceiling for 2 months while he tried to figure out if the roof was fixed.

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We live in a two story apartment complex. My wife, two

Hi,we live in a two story apartment complex. My wife, two toddlers, and my in laws who are 83yrs and 65yrs old. My father in law recently almost fell from the stairs and has a really hard time walking up and down. He has been seen by the doctor and they prescribed medicine and a leg sleeve but it hasn't helped much. We are concerned that he will fall. We want to move and find something on the ground floor but we would be breaking our lease. The building was recently sold and we asked the property management company hired by the new owners if we could move, did not go into details as to why. They stated if we broke our lease we are liable for rent on the remaining 5 months left on our lease. Is this true? do we not have a legitimate reason?

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