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I am a Tenant and wth 3 kids I recently renewed my lease

I am a Tenant and wth 3 kids I recently renewed my lease 02/01/2017 the office called me the last day to renew because I forgot about it and we did with my partner. my partner moved out of my apartment more than a month ago 03/01/2017, I called my landlord to remove him but they refused. The Landlord found out I have 3 kids and so they send a letter saying we are over ocupants they gave me 21 days to solve the issue. I work part time my income is low so they asked me to get a co-signer because I'm not making enough income to stay in the 2 bedrooms apartment. Today is the 20th day of the notice they send to me and I have a co-signer now but they have made up a decision for me to vacate or move to a 3 bedroom apartment with my 3 kids, 7 years old twins and 23 Months oldToddler. They asked me today to sign the 60 days vacate form I didn't. Should I sew them and how do I get started

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We do property management and we do a credit check as part

We do property management and we do a credit check as part of tenant selection. We own our company and hired a managing broker who is adamant credit reports be retained for 3 years similar to disclosures required by the DPOR. We do not believe this to be true and we shredded all reports. Now our broker is stating that we are not compliant and she provided the following;JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Dear ***** Gunselman, 4/10/2017As of April 1, 2017, I have been conducting the annual firm audit. This audit includes looking at the operations, policies and procedures of the firm. I have requested on 2 other occasions to see the Credit Reports kept in your office of our clients/tenants as well as their files. I have not received the Credit report information. You have indicated that this information has been shredded due to sensitive personal contents.In my opinion this is a deficiency. All information about the services provided for clients /tenants should be kept on file readily available if needed for inspections by the Broker of record, questions from our clients/tenants or other regulating real estate boards. To correct this deficiency, it has been firmly recommended that a copy of these files be obtained from the credit firm used by Gunselman Realty and kept on record.This is a final notice requesting the Credit reports of Gunselman Realty clients due to me by April 17th. If not received by that due date than the audit report will be closed out with the deficiency and recommendation noted. I will also begin a formal complaint to DPOR and return all licenses to DPOR due to the owner (Kim Gunselman) of Gunseleman Realty interfering with the duties of the Broker. VirginiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: She is still conducting her bi-annual audit.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes...see this Hi JohnThe short and long of the question of how long to keep credit reports is simply –as long as we are liable.We are liable for all properties we are presently servicing and closed files in case of legal actions (at least up to the statue of civil suit filing limitation) by the tenant or landlord and/or fair housing action. If we are audit, the reports should be on file and readily available for inspections.John when I first came on board as Broker I asked where were these files kept. Kim said and showed me that they were kept in her office due to their sensitive nature. I have no problem with that as long as they are available. The staff have asked about the credit reports when they help check that the files are in order and all paperwork is included and have been told as well as I that they are on file in Kim's office. It is then noted on the conversation sheet that per Kim the record is on file in her office. I comment that the credit report files have been shredded is a recent statement used by Kim and has been used only recently recent I asked to physically see each record. If she decided to shred the documents, she made the decision unilaterally. It has been my practice and will continue to be my practice that these files are keep as long as we are liable. At this time I have not been show any reports which is disturbing.The simple fix for this is to get a copy of the credit reports which I understand from Kim can be obtained from the credit checking firm and keep them in a secure place. We have a duty to service our clients and keep up to date file information. This is good management practice. This can be easily fixed.

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I am trying to rent a house with 2 of my friends. And the

I am trying to rent a house with 2 of my friends. And the owner says that the cost of the monthly rent will be higher because we are 3 guys. Not the security deposit and not the cleaning fee, but the monthly rent. That seems... unfairJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: MichiganJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Just the applicationJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not that I can think of

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Can "waste water management" and septic tank size dictate

Can "waste water management " and septic tank size dictate how many residents in a licensed group home you can service OR not because of the fair housing act?Ex: license is for 20 residents but waste water says I can only house 8 residents

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I rent an apartment in san francisco - i'm interested in

i rent an apartment in san francisco - i'm interested in renting out part of my apartment to someone else while i'm away for 3 months - it seems very problematic, but i'd like to find a lawyer I could reasonably consult. It seems of course most lawyers would more specialize in helping landords or tenants, not 'master tenants' - how to find help?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: San Francisco is in CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: it is in a rent controlled building

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I am single 55+ Mobile Home Parking resident aand got

Hi,JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?Customer: I am single 55+ Mobile Home Parking resident aand got merried yesturday... Since my wife is yanger than 40 years she is not qualified to be resident in that park. What can you addwise?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Can I have pet for depression companion in apartment that

can I have pet for depression companion in apartment that does not allow pet?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Los Angle, CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My daughter got 60 days notice from apartment manager to move out. Because she got a cat.

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Ng for a condo law specialist attorney in deerfield beach

ng for a condo law specialist attorney in deerfield beach floridaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: there is paperwork which is not releant to ourquestionJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: i am president of durham f condo association in century village we have an owner who was never approved by the board when he took occupancy about 7 years ago…his ownership was foreclosed in broward court on may 13 2016. he then filed a petition to vacate based on his mental illness, which motion to vacate the foreclosure sale was granted by judge on july 20 2016. since then and for the last several years the owner has been harrassing residents of the building physically and verbally. based on the severity of his mental illness he would never have been approved by any board had an interview ben conducted. so onthe basis that we have no paperwork for the initial interview in any file and on the basis of the fact that his ownership was foreclosed, leaving a gap of time between may 13 2016 and july 20 2016, we would like to know if we are entitled to require a new screening interview either because of the non existence of the interview at the time of sale or because of the gap in ownership between the aforestated months of last year.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?Customer: the state is florida no paperwork except the court ordered foreclosure and subsequent order to vacate has been filed relevant to this owner's screening interview required for acceptance in the condo as a resident.

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I have some questions regarding Emotional Service Animals,

I have some questions regarding Emotional Service AnimalsJA: Where is the property located?Customer: in Colorado SpringsJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I am in the process of purchasing a townhome that has an HOA. The HOA has a pet weight limit of 35 lbs. I have a 48lb, Emotional Service Animal. I submitted a letter from my DR to the HOA for my ESA about 4 weeks ago.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The HOA has not given me an answer and has said that I must give them my exact diagnosis so that they can determine whether or not the disability requires the accomodation

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