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In Chicago, I lived in a bldg on 3rd floor of a 4 floor

In Chicago, I lived in a bldg on 3rd floor of a 4 floor building that had a functioning elevator for 3years that was only not working at most for 4days in total at 2separate instances over 3years. as soon as I moved to the 4th floor and signed a lease to rent an apt on the 4th floor (up 45 stairs) under the pretense that this elevator would be working, the elevator is not working for over 10days. That's up and down 180stairs to do 1load of laundry. I am disabled and have had 5 surgeries on my ankle from falling down stairs once.Can I withhold rent per day until it is fixed and deduct it? Also, if it does not get fixed for weeks can I give a 30 day notice and break the lease? Old let me know. Thanks. Colleen 312 402_2363.

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If I signed an Arizona Residential real estate lease

If I signed an Arizona Residential real estate lease agreement without being able to ever view the apartment it pertained to prior to my signing even though I asked, because the property manager that was taking my signature had to leave and pick up her children from the babysitter, could the lease agreement be voidoable? After she left and I went to see the apartment for the first time, I was sick because The View was of a water treatment plant it was on the fourth floor and I have a fear of heights, etc. etc. That night I called left a voice message for the property manager who took my signature and told her that I did not want to lease this property for several important reasons the most important being my health, I have bad knees and couldn't walk as far as it took to get from any available parking space to the elevator and then walking down the entire length of the building to get to my apartment. Carrying groceries would have been out of the question for me. The next reason was that no one told me that my view would be a water treatment plant even though when I asked I was told my view would be of a desert preserve and mountains. The property managers reply the next morning to my request for canceling was that I had three options - I could stay where I was and forget about it comma move to another apartment or they would terminate me for the sum of $3,300. She knew full well that it hadn't even been 12 hours since I signed the contract and she wasn't willing to do anything other than make it difficult for me as you can see by the above stated situation. I'm wondering if I have any recourse because I never physically inspected or saw the apartment and furthermore I never signed a waiver of such. What rights do I have as a tenant regarding this matter?Thank you in advance,Martha Pederson

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I am a apartment renter in South Carolina. I am moving out

I am a apartment renter in South Carolina. I am moving out and have submitted my notice. The apartment manager sent me a 4 page document. I will attach if this allows me too. The notice states that I must pay 70.00 for carpet cleaning prior to moving out. It goes further to identify the cost of cleaning every item in the apartment if not turned over in the condition it was received. I was of the understanding that normal wear and tear was not and issue.

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I live in Dallas, Texas. I need to break my lease for health

I live in Dallas, Texas. I need to break my lease for health reasons I have 4 months remaining on my Lease. Is there there a way I can break my lease without any fines or penalty?

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I have rented an apartment in Las Vegas Nevada for four

Greetings, I have rented an apartment in Las Vegas Nevada for four years. Talked to a neighbor who has the same size apartment as mine; he was charged $700 per month when he moved in months after I had, whereas my rent is $750 per month.My rent was recently raised, and I talked to property management who informed my that my apartment has a "den" which it does not.Deductive reasoning tells me that property management is under the impression I rent a larger apartment than I have.My question is two fold:Can property management charge any amount for a similar apartment, or should they charge the same for all similar apartments?And, do I have any recourse in this matter?

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We leases a property and was told everything was ready, the

We leases a property and was told everything was ready, the place was a disaster very unclean as well as electrical hazards and the list keeps going, my daughter even went to the ER due to a rusty nail going into her foot that sticking out of the carpet. They made several promises to fix things still nothing, I have missed work and spent my own time and money to make this place livable. I did not pay rent so I do expect a eviction notice having trouble finding a lawyer seems like they all help the landlords. Am I in the right and what can I do?

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What rights would a home owner have to start a bed and

what rights would a home owner have to start a bed and breakfast in Colorado if they belonged to a Homeowners Associations?

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I am a person in Miami Florida renting a unit from a

I am a person in Miami Florida renting a unit from a property owner for the purpose of vacation rentals. I have been paying rent for two units owned by the landlord for 6 months. We got into a payment dispute where I believe the landlord owes me money and he believes I owe him money.He changed the locks on the door to one unit on multiple occasions.today, I caught the landlord'so employee changing the locks again. I called the police who were pretty unhelpful. They seemed completely oblivious to landlord tenant law. I explained the landlord has to put 3 day notice if he believes that I owe him rent.They called the landlord'so property manager who explained to the police that I voluntarily vacated the unit. Mind you I still have all of my property onot the inside.The police determined that since I am renting the unit for vacation renting purposes and not an actual resident of the unit that I am technically not a tenant. If the landlord does not want me renting the unit anymore then I am not allowed to be there. I explained that I've been paying them rent for 6 months and I never explained to them I was leaving. They determine that they have no proof or at least that I'm supposed to be there and they let the employee change the locks.Since they seem to be unaware of landlord tenant law, but they did make a good point of that I'm not a resident but I'm just paying them rent for the purpose of re-renting.I am compelled to find out from an attorney if they are right or do I fall under the category of a tenant .

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The condo CC&R's provides:" The association

The condo CC&R's provides:" The association shall provide exterior maintenance of each containing units only as follows: paint, maintain, repair and replace(if because of normal wear, tear or deterioration...) roofs, gutters, downspouts and exterior building surfaces, patios, railings and fences......"The units typically have doors leading from the living rooms to elevated outside patios having wood decks, railings and stairs enabling passage to the lower gardens. Such decks,railings, and stairs typically have rot which have been repaired by the HOA for the past 30years. The HOA proposes to delete the provision relating to " patios, railings and fences "The HOA now has several requests for repairs of patios, railings and fences. If CC&R amendment/deletion is adopted does the HOA have any obligation as to pending requests for repairs.

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