My tenants in Maryland have contacted my Property Management
Hello,My tenants in Maryland have contacted my Property Management and let us know that the front door handle has broken off. They sent a picture of it to show that they put on another handle and deadbolt.I know as being a tenant myself that if something like this happens to tell the landlord and to work things out with either paying for the door knob through deducting it from next months rent or the landlord just buys a new one and puts it on.Since I am out of state, I can not physically be there to do this. My Property Management would probably hire someone to do it which will cost more than the door knob! I'm doing what I can to fix every nook and cranny for our tenants. I do care that things need fixing and I am trying to do it asap but also to where it is not costing me major money. (In honesty, our tenants would just like us to build them a new house with all new fixtures if it were up to them! - My opinion) The door knob the tenants chose is awful. It doesn't match to where the older version was. The first one was a $100 or more door knob that is in the main entry way of the house. I am going to try to sell this house next year and I want it to be presentable and not trashy or uncared for.Can I just buy a door knob, ask my PM to get my tenants to install it? Can the tenants refuse? I've read so much for tenant vs landlord dealings, this is one that is confusing on what to do. I know these things are deductible but honestly, I just don't have the $160 for a new door knob AND paying someone to install it!! Last time we had our PM get someone to fix a kitchen drawer and it cost us $200 out of pocket!!!!!! That's insane!!!I've heard that if the landlord is TRYING to fix the problem that the tenant(s) can't do much except maybe complain. What are our rights as landlords? Obviously, we can not make our tenants do this. How do we get our PM to work BETTER for us in a legal way? I never know what to say to these people!First time landlord,Sarah
My daughter go hit in the head by a large light fixture at
my daughter go hit in the head by a large light fixture at work yesterday. We went to the ER last night and she has 2 bumps on her head and a few abrasions and the CT scan was negative. This light fixture weighs over 50 lbs and the ceiling is 20 foot. The glass bowl in the fixture is what broke on her head. She is terrified by this event. What should she do?
A tree fell on our house in January. We aquired this company
A tree fell on our house in January. We aquired this company to do the restoration on our house. We signed a contract in April to start work. Well since April the only thing that was done is removal of our belongings for storage.Since we have had nothing but broken promises of work being started. During this waiting period the house was broken into and our air conditioning unit both inside and out was stolen not to mention our plumbing(copper pipies) as well. Still no work has been started. Now trhis morning my wife recieves an email from them invoicing us for $11,000.00 for storage. Not to mention that we been still paying mortgage to keep the house. We do insurance to fix the house through our mortgage company.I would like to SUE. Thanks.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Maryland.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: police report, stopped insurnce company from paying out. We also have some documentation filed with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We did pay them $6,000.00 for covering our house. Since January nothing has beendone.
How are you? I am well, thank you, Louisville Colorado, yes
Hi Pearl - how are you?JA: I'm good. And you?Customer: I am well, thank youJA: Where is the property located?Customer: Louisville ColoradoJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: yes we have a Purchase agreementJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Yes: the summary is this: We are in the middle of buying a house with Solar Panels affixed.The sellers are locked into a 20 year power purchase agreement with Solar City which they have agreed to payout, thereby releasing a 'lien' the solar company has placed on the title.The sellers are requesting the solar panels be removed and have entered into an agreement with the solar company to remove the solar panels AFTER scheduled close on the house.We, as the buyers have no contract the solar company whose equipment is affixed to the house. How can the seller agree to provide the company access to a property she will no longer own?? Are we within our right to deny the solar company access to our property to remove their solar panels (again we have absolutely NO contract with the solar company of any kind or interest thereof.)
I have a tenant in a small town home apartment building. She
I have a tenant in a small town home apartment building . She used some type of chemical she ( says ) it was just bleach and cleaner - BUT - seriously damaged the brand new overflow valve in bathtub MELTING the valve -Damage caused flooding in hallway, and apartment next door , hall ceiling in entry waylights came down as well as ceiling tiles, smell of some type of organic cheap soap permeated the hallway , all tenants of 8 units came out- offered towels to soak up wateruntil we arrived- 9 PM - 1 am we stayed and had to rip out all the wet drywall, ceiling tilesand find problem which was the melted overflow valve .- next day had to continue ripping out and drying out area,- rented large fans, specialist to soak up the water from thehall carpet - rehang light fixtures that came down and also cameras that came down because of wet ceiling tiles … Now today 16 days later - we are going back because she says that her toilet and kitchen sink are clogged and have been a problem since ( incident) her words which happened on the 16th of September- has waited until now to tell me .which I feel is also neglect …. what should I do with this tenant … she has lived here in a different unit for 8 years - my cost to repair and hallway so far is 7,177 there doesn't seem to be a smell from carpet and since no pad feel good about that , however I may still have to remove the carpet in hall and stairs resulting in 6-7K more that may have to be spent …. I can give her neglect notice but shouldn't she pay for damage since it was obvious neglect. The smell was similar to a perm smell that some of the tenants have said they used but only by beautician because of smell, strength, and caustic nature of hair straighter.
We are in the process of purchasing a home. On this
Hello! We are in the process of purchasing a home. On this particular property there is a functioning windmill that is bolted to 4 concrete pilings that are 3 ft. under ground. The current owners have taken this down to give to friends. It was not disclosed that they were removing this item. Now here we are stuck w/ 4 concrete posts sticking out of the ground for no reason what so ever. I'm being told by the realtor that is a "grey" area and although it should have been disclosed when the property was listed, it could be considered personal property. I don't agree with this. Concrete was poured specifically for this windmill, it was then affixed to the custom pilings with bolts. We went to our final walk thru and noticed the windmill had been removed. Is this something that we could contest? The sellers are being pretty aloof about it and said well contact a lawyer if you want to fight this out, it's our personal property and we are taking it
Yeah I moved into an apartment on August 12th of this year.
Yeah I moved into an apartment on August 12th of this year. Less than 30 days after moving in we had a termite infestation in our bedroom, which they came in and vacuumed them and told us not to open the windows. This left our house extrmeley hot and stuffy, but if we opened the windows termites were pouring in. So fast forward to this Sunday, they infested the apartment again and even more this time. The maintenance vacuumed them and then AGAIN yesterday they came back, and we found them in our clothes, shoe boxes, even eating into our brand new furtnireJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No.....we asked them very specifically if they have any issue with pests and they said no and did not include any type of disclosureJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No not at this point
I own a condo in Miami-Dade. The condo is vacant. It has an
I own a condo in Miami-Dade.The condo is vacant.It has an attached garage that another resident wants to rent from me.Can you send me a sample of a 1 page month to month agreement to lease the garage that we can both sign?Thank you!
I recently purchased a house in Oregon. Upon breaking into
I recently purchased a house in Oregon. Upon breaking into one of walls to remodel, we discovered a locked safe that was built into the walls. Who owns the safe and all its contents? Do I own it? Did the builder who flipped the house the owner? Or is it the original owner (who sold to the flipper/builder)?