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I am a landlord in the State of Florida. I have a tenant

I am a landlord in the State of Florida. I have a tenant that wishes to withhold the payment of rent. She filled out the appropriate form. However she did not send the form to me by certified mail although she was advised to do so by a friend who brought her to my home to deliver the letter and by me of to occassions. Additionally, She filled out the form incorrectly both times she attempted to give it to me. I also advised her that she could not just withhold payment of rent. I told her that she needed to go to the clerk of the courts and fill out fors the and take the rent there each nonth. The complaints she has are repairs I was in the process of making. She also had code enforcement inspect the property. I received a notice of violation from them. I am making those repairs, My proplem is this, she was told that I would her repairs in her apartment as soon as I finished the apartment downstairs. She knew this before she made her complaint to HUD. Additionally, the lease agreement has a zero drug tolerance clause in it. She has been advise that her husband was seen in a local crack house and a second notice would result in their eviction. The tenants in the downstairs apartment complained about the level of noise the make when they fight verbally late at night. They were notified. A second notice would result in their eviction. I need to give them notice again for violation of both the noise violation and the zero drug tolerance violations which will result with an eviction notice. Should I wait until after I have settled code violation or go forward with the eviction?

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Ely We live in Texas. My son just signed a year lease and

Hi Ely We live in Texas. My son just signed a year lease and paid a deposit and 1st months rent. My son said the landlord made unwanted sexual advances toward him but he said he was straight and thought that would be the end of it but now that he has signed the lease and paid, the landlord has continued and increased these unwanted sexual advances. We want to move him out and get his money back and break the lease. He has been there 2x in the afternoon and has not slept a night there yet. He just signed the lease last week. I've already texted the landlord and told him we would like a refund and he has refused.We have texts and witnesses to the landlord advances. What can we do to get his money back?

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My four-year old son and I have lived with my elderly

My four-year old son and I have lived with my elderly parents in their rental property for almost 4 years now. The landlords have never officially put us on the lease, but have basically renewed the lease for "four people" since we started staying here. I help out and the place is taken care of. Now this year both of my parents have passed away, my mother just a little over a week ago. I, in good faith, have paid the rent for the next three months. The landlord committee, without even discussing my financial situation with me has suddenly began telling my family that my son and I aren't "real tenants" and they are terminating the lease after the three months (the lease is supposed to be good until next June). They then told me that they might renew the lease for me if I can afford to pay the increase in rent, they suddenly "need" to increase it, although they've never done this in the 9 years my parents have lived here. We rent the parsonage from a church, and I feel that the church committee on several occasions has discriminated and judged me because I am not a member of their church, do not follow their religion, and am a single unwed mother. Keep in mind I cause no trouble, and in the two or three months my parents weren't able to care for themselves or the house, I have done so. It is clean and well-kept, the rent and bills are paid, and I don't have parties or bother anyone actually. I have enough income to stay here and pay rent, but I feel they are going to try to raise it a large amount so that I can't afford to stay here with my little one. I asked how much the increase would be, but they have stated that they "haven't figured that out yet". Do I have any leg to stand on here? I am in Allegheny County Pennsylvania.

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House in Harrisburg - lease option from October 2013 for

House in Harrisburg - lease option from October 2013 for $1200.00 per month with $300 to be held in separate account to be used as down payment or if lease is broken, then it be retained by myself. Appraisal came back at the market value of the selling price. However, came back that the $1200.00 per month was not fair market value and the tenant could not use the funds as the down payment. The bank, Wells Fargo, claims there is a Federal Regulation that states the above is correct and therefore we cannot close on the house - the tenant's application has been denied. Is this correct??

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Evicting a HUD tenant in NM who is not paying their share:

Evicting a HUD tenant in NM who is not paying their share: This guy has been a jerk ever since putting on a fake show of nicety until he got in the place. He left two vulgar threatening voicemails (which we of course saved) for me when I went in to check on something else he had complained about and posted a notice to inspect after smelling cig smoke (no smoking in lease). When I played the messages for the HUD rep, she felt they were threatening enough to call in a city worker to go with us to the inspection. They smelled it, too, but he told them it was just smoke going in to unit from him standing right outside door (also against lease to allow to permeate). At any rate, since these units belong to my out of state sister and I am not legally a "property manager" we let it slide. The HUD rep told him not to contact me any more and to deal directly with my sister IN WRITING. He only pays $26 of his $550 rent and when she texted him about not receiving that 4 months in, he said he is not going to pay it "promises made and not kept" he texted but she had received no letters from him requesting service. He says he has 2 non-working electrical outlets in the garage (that worked when the breaker switch was reset) and he had a working overhead outlet in there. That was communicated by text only. Sorry for the lengthy message but want you to have full background. My sis has no intention of renewing his lease next year but would LOVE to get him out of there earlier as it was freshly painted and she fears his cigarette smoke will ruin the paint. Thanks.

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I had an invoice for repairs done to a property that was to

I had an invoice for repairs done to a property that was to be paid to my company through escrow. I was hired by the seller and the listing agent. The amount was listed on the closing HUD/statement. It closed July 8, 2016 but we never received the $3875. I was told by the paralegal that the check was sent. In the meantime the seller told us he would not pay us and he would be holding the money in escrow for 60 days and then having the money returned to him if we did not agree to a much discounted price as he thinks he is paying too much. I called the paralegal again and now she is saying the check was not sent and that I cannot have the check and to contact the seller. What do I do? Is this legal and how do I get paid? How can this seller get the money back? Do I have to go to court to get it back? This is just a seller who does not want to pay his bill!

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I'm in the middle of purchasing a HUD home in Ohio. My bid

I'm in the middle of purchasing a HUD home in Ohio. My bid was accepted and I've paid the earnest money. I've also filled out the application with the bank to get financing and I gave them the money for the home appraisal. I was previously told that if I back out I would lose the earnest money and any out of pocket expenses (home appraisal). I also signed a paper that said I intended to move forward in the process with the bank. My question is, can I back out now without further consequences other than forfeiting the above mentioned money. Also, this is for a 203k loan, if it matters.

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I started a refi in first week of February 2016 with a

I started a refi in first week of February 2016 with a mortgage company. In mid july we still hadn't closed the refi. On July 18th I spoke with the lender that I was not proceding with the loan with their company. It was taking too long. I followed up with an email confirming our previous conversation that we were canceling our loan with their company. I started the loan process again with a new lender and I have an appraisal schedule for this weekend. At 3:00pm today (7/28/16) the first lender called me and told me they had decided to fund the loan and record. I told him I had already canceled the loan with their company and had already started the loan process with another lender at a better rate and no points or commissions. He just laughed and said we could pay the loan off with his company since they had no prepayment penalty. However, its going to cost me more than $10,000 in closing cost with his company and an interest rate that is variable and starts at 7.5% interest.I contacted the escrow office and forwarded the email canceling this loan. They claim they were never informed of this and would never have processed this loan had the lender informed them of my intentions.The loan was funded and recorded this week on 7/26/16. the lender called me today at 3:00 pm to tell me they had funded and I now owed them the money.What can I do to reverse this scam. do I have any legal recourse?

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How much does this cost? so I go online and activate an

How much does this cost ?JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.Customer: so I go online and activate an account first ?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Georgia City of AtlantaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: My questions is this. I own in a condominium building in the city of Atlanta with no mixed use, built in 1988. about 134 units. It does have units financed via FHA , so I would assume HUD would also come into play. The condo has filled most ADA spots with Bikes. they currently have 4 of 5.left over I am handicapped and have asked for reasonable accommodation. because the few spots remaining not filled with bikes are first come first serve. The board doesn't want to make any waves about the bicycles or the parking. I have provided all necessary documentation. So is this legal or would they have to be inline with FHA and or HUD. A permit was recently pulled to upgrade the club room and the guest suite and the workout facility.JA: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you know who owns the lot?Customer: Georgia, we as an association own the building and the lot. in Atlanta

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