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Yesterday I arrived in Austin, Texas to an apartment I had

Yesterday I arrived in Austin, Texas to an apartment I had viewed online and signed a lease for based on photos (of a different unit) and a 1min 30sec digital tour of the apartment. Once physically in the apartment I found it not to be in livable condition. Aside from obvious aesthetic things like it being filthy and missing a drawer in the kitchen, the dishwasher is filled with disgusting, stagnant water, there is mold and mildew in the bathrooms, large holes in the wall above the baseboards, and cockroaches among other bugs both alive and dead throughout the house. My girlfriend and I stayed in a hotel last night and told them that we refused to take ownership of the apartment in it's current condition. At this point, it seems like they will likely not agree to the necessary repairs of the apartment, and I would like to know what leg I have to stand on in that situation.

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I bought a motorcycle through eBay and drove from WV to IL

I bought a motorcycle through eBay and drove from WV to IL to go pick it up. In person I paid cash for the motorcycle, just as we were squaring away the paperwork they say they don't currently have possession of the title. I went forward with the sale but made them put in writing and sign a document guaranteeing they'd said the title within the week. It's been 2 months, we've followed up with them, and they claim they have sent the title to IL DOT. I called IL DOT who claims they don't have the title and also said it makes no sense for it to be sent there anyways. What should my next step be?

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have occupied a house in Hunt Co, TX since mid Oct 2014.

I have occupied a house in Hunt Co, TX since mid Oct 2014. My landlord lives in Longview, TX. She had her cousin put a letter of eviction on my garage door on Mon 4-24-2016, stating she was evicting me in 20 days from that date. I would like for legal tenants rights in the state of TX. Thank you, Rox***** *****. Cell(###) ###-####

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Is a verbal commercial lease agreement legal. Tenent moved

Is a verbal commercial lease agreement legal. Tenent moved in to building (as is) agreed to make all necessary repairs, state of Arkansas

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I have a question regarding breaking lease on the house I was

I have a question regarding breaking lease on the house I was renting. We have rented the property for a year without major incident. We also had a rent-to-own agreement - we paid an extra $100 per month that went toward the potential purchase of the property. We signed a second lease term ending May 31, 2016. The property is in Harrogate, TN and I was employed by Lincoln Memorial University. Only I signed the lease agreement, but both my husband and I were living there with our 7 year-old daughter. The property is in a very rural area, so we were supplied by a well located in the property. We learned after we moved in that the well provides sulphate water, so we had to ask the landlord every month to have the water "treated" to render it usable for washing dishes and clothes. The water was never decent enough for human consumption (despite the landlord claiming he had been doing so, before he moved out). A month into our second lease term the water pump developed major problems followed by major problems with water quality. We contacted the landlord repeatedly, but he has been slow to respond. We had to convince him (argue with him) to even get his attention, and when he reluctantly called "his guy" to check on things, who then confirmed they needed further expertise from the well drilling company, etc... he was dragging his feet every step of the way, and kept on delaying the pump replacement for months. Meanwhile we went through months of having no water to trickling water having to shower miles away at the campground. When we finally got the water pressure back, the quality has gone south, and we had mud colored and foul smelling water that wasn't even usable to wash clothes or dishes anymore. We remained patient, paid the rent always and on time and kept contacting him about the water, but he was increasingly difficult about it. After 6 months of this we started looking for a new place to rent, but before we could find anything were fired from our jobs at the university and lost half of our income. We found new jobs, but far away in Mississippi - the nearest possible job site was an hour and a half from the property. So we madecided arrangements to move, paid rent for March in full and on time, but moved out on March 10th. The landlord called us a couple of weeks before to ask if we still wish to buy the property, and when I said no, because we were fired, he became furious and immediately contacted a realtor and placed the house on the market to sell. I told him we were in the process of finding new jobs and moving soon, but we would pay rent for March, which we did. We complied with the realtor, allowed the house to be shown as we packed in a short 2 weeks. When we moved out on March 10th I notified the realtor and we left the keys with her. Then I got an upset message from the landlord accusing me of lying, trashing the place, breaking lease, etc. I told him the security deposit (a full months of rent + $100 = $850) would certainly cover all the repairs - after all we did no intentional or careless damage to the property. I also indicated that since we moved out way before the end of March and had six months of additional expenses due to the lack of water, I do not intend to pay the last two months worth of rent. I just received a text message from him indicating that I still owe $1,700 for the two months rent and I am officially late on payment. He said he is willing to settle for $1,200. If I don't pay, he is going to file suit against me in small claims court - I assume that would be in the Claiborne County courthouse in Tazewell, TN. He didn't give me a deadline, but I have no question he will not leave me alone until I pay or show up in court. What do you think I should do: hire a local lawyer in Tazewell to represent me or shall I just pay him? I now reside in Mississippi, so traveling back to show up in court would cost me a bunch of money as well. I just have no idea whether he has a strong case or not.

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I have neighbors that smoke maybe 4 -5 times per day.

I have neighbors that smoke weed maybe 4 -5 times per day. The smell is penetrating my apartment and it smells of weed about 80% of the time. As a result, I am experiencing dizziness and headaches. I took this complaint, in person, twice to the property manager who said on 1st visit that they had to research it with their legal department since weed is legal in this state. A week later; I went back and was told to call the police. While I understand how that could be good as far as getting things on record, I already have a contemptuous relationship with these neighbors and feel that by bringing in the police - I could aggravate the situation even more. Is this the only way? Do I have any rights here? Could I be offered another unit, hold rent until they resolve, or released from my rental agreement? What are my options other than bringing in the police?

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There. My name is ***** ***** and I have a few issues with

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** and I have a few issues with the complex I am living inJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: Sure. We are in a new complex that was just completed over the winter; there are about 15 buildings on site. When we were looking to rent here we were told there would be a dog park put in; when they put it in it looks more like a drainage area (its about 20x20 feet with large stones and drain covers inside). That is the first issue. The second, and the one I was investigating, is residents don't have access to a dumpster to dispose of their trash. We have valet service that picks up from our door 5 nights a week but on the two days they don't we have nowhere to dispose of our trash. There is a large compactor on site but it remains locked and when we questioned management about this they said it was a liability for residents to dispose of their own trash in it. When we moved in there were dumpsters around the property but those were removed once construction was complete and again we questioned management and were told those were only temporary.JA: OK got it. Last thing — Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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I have no idea if anyone on here can help me but my manager

Hi, I have no idea if anyone on here can help me but my manager at my apartment is wanting me to pay a penalty fee for moving out, $433. The issue is that I have to move out because the unit has mold and roaches and I get very sick from being in there. I would up admitted to the hospital which she tacked on an $85 late fee. The total to move out is almost $700. I also have to throw out furniture and my bed. Would anyone be able to help me?JA: OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: I have been trying to but they are ridiculously expensive. I don't know it's worth taking them to court rather than trying to just get them to let me go of paying these fees.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: Sorry I'm not sure how this site worksJA: Is there anything else important you think the Lawyer should know?Customer: Because I'm unable to stay at my apartment I am living out of my car in HoustonJA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and connect you two.

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I filed a petition

***** *****, I filed a petition for temporary injunctive relief to allow my son to play basketball on Friday night. THe JUDGE this morning denied my request saying I nneed to file a "cause of action. this was included in my petition which was reviewed by a JUdge freind of mine and another lawyer freind. What did I do wrong.?JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: I'm running out of time and I'm trying to help my sonJA: OK got it. Last thing — Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $36 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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