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I am in Miami fl. on a property in an agricultural area. we
I am in Miami fl. on a property in an agricultural area. we have been there 5 years now. we run a non profit organization utilizing plants and animals to teach people about the environment/nature in an engaging interactive way. we could not afford to buy the property when we found it but were approached by a family member who said they wanted to help us. It surprised us but we were very happy for the opportunity. This person purchased the property at a discounted price offered to us by the seller because they believed in our mission statement. We met in her lawyers office to discuss everything. We gave them our two year, three year and five year plan, and offered the purchaser 3% on her money even though she insisted she did not want to make money off us, she just wanted to help us. We would pay the monthly mortgage expense etc, with a portion going toward our eventual purchase of the property. The lawyer said that we should write all this down, but purchaser insisted it was not necessary, she just wanted to help us.We worked our buns off transforming the property to a lush tropical rainforest paradise. We had to be creative as we had very little money and had to generate funds for the landlord. We repurposed found things, got donated plants, rescued plants, rescued animals, found places that would donate discards that we could use to feed the animals etc. We provided a unique experience to our visitors and after a few years word of mouth took off and our attendance skyrocketed. Apparently the landlord figured she could take over our business, but that was not happening. She in no way could fulfill our mission statement. That pissed her off. She started harassing us that she wanted her money out at year two. we were on track with the business plan we had given her and it stated that at the five year mark with our agreement we should be able to purchase the property from her. in 2014 she just got plain nasty. She seemed mad that we were becoming more successful. eventually later that year she told us everything has changed. All the money we had paid to her was gone. Her exact words were 'poof' thats all gone. She said that she was going to put the property on the market unless we started paying $5000 a month. We paid $5000 a month. After a year she put the property on the market anyway. She asks a price $150,000 above the appraised value, insisting that was the price we would have to pay for it. Eventually she dropped asking price a little and says we can buy it for that price plus 25% of the business with none of the liability. It was not the first time she demanded 25% of the business. Now she has sent a letter ( with some lies in it) saying she is not renewing rental, and gave us a few weeks to move out, or buy the property at the too high price, or sign a year lease with increased rent and lots of not good for us things in it. I feel that there is extortion. There is no way we can possibly move all our animals and enclosures and supplies in that time period. People trying to help us mentioned improper enrichment, breach of contract ( although verbal contracts are binding in Fl, I guess it's not so regarding real estate)..She deceived us. And apparently just wants to take all we have. I dont know what recourse i have. But am determined not to worry myself into a heart attack again. Any ideas?
I am an elderly, handicapped widow(my husband died only two
I am an elderly, handicapped widow(my husband died only two days ago). Mylandlord who lives in Manhattan just called today and is selling this house I havelived in for seven years. There was a lease signed back in 2009 and expired in2010 which contains a security/cleaning deposit of $2445.00 which has neverbeen returned to us. There is no lease or rental agreement in place now.How do I get that money back from them. Is there anyway I can slow downthis action so I can actually get my breath.
I am being forclosed upon and in default of a land contract.
I am being forclosed upon and in default of a land contract. My house is being sold on July 5th. I need some time to find a place to move as I don't want to stay at this house. I am disabled and need a little more time to find a suitable place. Is there anything I can do to stop the sale of the house for a short time.
Was given 60 days notice after living at residence 20 years,
Hi. Was given 60 days notice after living at residence for about 20 yearsJA: Real Estate issues can be tricky and expensive. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Property was bought and the new owner served us the notice. I know I have to move but do I pay my monthly or do they have to pay us to move. How does that work. ThanksJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Yea and he told me I have to move or I can stay and then rJA: What advice did they give you?Customer: They will evict us and then we will get another 90 daysJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Well the landlord did not give us notice that he was even selling. Years ago he did promise us that if he decided to sell we would have the first choice. And when he did mention it to us we asked him about that and his answer was he asume we couldn't but the propertyJA: 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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I have been living in my apartment years then the landlord
I have been living in my apartment for five years then the landlord changes property management and i sign a new month to month lease. A few months later i get a 60 day termination of tenancy without reason. I write them pleading with them not to do this. They write back saying eviction continues they have plans for the building and my app. But im the only one to get notice. Do i have any rights to stay.
My brother is being evicted from a unit in Antioch, CA the
Hi, I'm Mark Lombardi, My brother is being evicted from a unit in Antioch, CA the landlord told me he has no problem with him rent is always on time but the home owners association claims problems with drugs. my brother has been clean for several years and under a doctors care. there have not been any police actions against him or his room mates the landlord tell's me they don't like the type of friends that come around to visit. Most of them are homeless as was my brother before getting clean. these friends do not camp out or spend the night. as my brother Steve is disabled he can't go visiting. Is there anything we can doJA: OK. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: no been trying to find one but no luck getting a call backJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: the landlord will not put any of this in on paper as the home owners association has threatened him with a $1000.00 per month fine if he does not evictJA: 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.
I rent a house out in Fremont CA. The rental contract ends
I rent a house out in Fremont CA. The rental contract ends June 30th. I have given notice for not extending the contract several times from 6 months out. Now the tenant wants another 30 days. What should I do to make sure he moves after 30 days. Can I increase the rent to closer to market rate for this 30 days extension, more as a discouragement to stay beyond?
A landlord shut off my Air to my Apt and Has Camera's in my
A landlord shut off my Air to my Apt and Has Camera's in my Rental and is Watching Me. Is there a Complaint line to Report this And What Can I do to Get The Sherriff office to make sure they Get a Warrant to get the Camera's and Follow through with this?
My son and s family are currently renting an apartment inView more real estate law questions
Hello,my son and his family are currently renting an apartment in Oswego county Ny,the are expecting another child and have to move to a bigger residence,which they have found and have put a security deposit on,they told their current landlord today.They will be in the new place by the beginning of the next month.The situation and their lack of knowledge puts them in a position where they have to leave before 30 days is up.I understand that they will forfeit their deposit,but at the same time the original lease ran out last year and they have been paying month to month with no current lease,what could happen worst case scenario?