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I JUST PUT A DOWN PAYMENT ON A COMMERCIAL SPACE ME AND CLUB

i JUST PUT A DOWN PAYMENT ON A COMMERCIAL SPACE ME AND CLUB ARE RENTING. DURING THE WALK THRU, I NOTICED BLACK MOLD ON THE WALL, AND A LOT OF RODENT DROPPINGS. THE LANDLORD IS GIVING US 45 DAYS RENT FREE IN ORDER TO FIX THE PLACE UP, I WAS WONDERING , IS THE LANDLORD RESPONSIBLE FOR FOR REMOVAL OF THE BLACK MOLD AND THE RODENT PROBLEM, OR ARE WE???

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I am a landlord. Recently, it was discovered that 2 light

I am a landlord. Recently, it was discovered that 2 light bulbs in a common area were part of a tenants electric bill. The electric company wants us to pay $2,000 for an electrician to correct this problem and install a meter to cover the usage of those 2 bulbs in that common area, along with its monthly service charge. This would result in a substantive increase in rentals for tenants that we wish to avoid. Is there any reason why I can't include that wiring in a lease arrangement with the agreeable tenant. We have lowered her rent to more than cover any added costs for that electric usage, but the electric company is insistent.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: PennsylvaniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: I have filed a complaint with the PUC and have received a statement similar to what the electric company stated. I must now respond to the conclusion of a judge from the PUC.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The tenant is in full agreement with me and, as a result of these actions has lost LIHEAP funding because the electric bill is now the landlord's responsibility.

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In 1970 we placed a mobile home on a lot across a state road

In 1970 we placed a mobile home on a lot across a state road from my father-in-law. We ran a water line across an unpaved road from my father-in-laws well to provide water for the mobile home In 1995 we lost the mobile home and lot in a foreclosure. It was purchased by a neighbor who has kept the land but sold the singlewide. We interited my father-in-laws home and have allowed the water to continue to be used at no charge. However, the road has now been paved and the water line is leaking. Department of Transportation said that we must cut the water off to the mobile home because it is not legal to have a private water line under a public road. There is no public water in this area and the neighbor who is the landlord for the lot says she will not provide water to the people who own the mobile home but rent the lot from her. What is our responsibility and what is their landlord's responsibility? We cannot afford to repair this line and, based on the DOT information, this line cannot continue to be run under this road.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?Customer: North CarolinaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No paperwork has been filed. My husband called DOTJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Who is responsible for tree trimming? Our landlord referred

Who is responsible for tree trimming? Our landlord referred us to the below wording in our lease saying it was the tenet responsibility, however we read it as landlord responsibility.Paragraph 19F makes the tenant responsible for "Cutting, watering and maintaining the lawn and pruning shrubbery; promptly removing ice and snow from all walks, steps and drives; maintaining exterior gutters, drains and grounds free of leaves and other debris."Meanwhile, Paragraph 14 provides: "Landlord Maintenance. Except as otherwise noted the Landlord shall maintain the Premises in good and tenantable condition and shall be responsible for repairs not due to the fault or negligence of the Tenant during this Lease."

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My question i believe is regarding tenant law, oakland, ca,

Hi there, my question i believe is regarding tenant lawJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: oakland, caJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no paperwork, i just want to see what my rights are as a tenant in a specific situation regarding master keys being handed out to me.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: That i requested a rekeyed. the locks to my apartment were rekeyed. Only to find out that my old roommate and I were provided master keys at the time we started living at the apt. There is no guarantee master keys werent given out to tenants before us or are floating around. Making the rekey process futile.

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I have triple net lease on a commercial building in North

I have triple net lease on a commercial building in North Carolina. We are responsible for wear & tear & replacement for the building. Hurricane Mathew hit us resulting in damage to the roof of the building & the only fix is to replace the roof. I filed a claim with insurance for repairs, the claim was denied because the damage is a casualty resulting in damage to the building & rules it as landlord responsibility under section 11 on my lease. I gave this info to the landlord & they are saying this is still my responsibility to repair. Who's responsible for the damages in this situation me or the landlord?

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I have been renting an apartment since February 27, 2015. In

I have been renting an apartment since February 27, 2015. In May of this year a tenant moved in above me and stared that month tormenting me by stomping around the apartment day and night. Then he escalated to running, jumping and dropping heavy objects over my head any time of the day and night. I called the management and they sent him letters but he only got more ridiculous. I called the police on several occasions and they went up to talk to him. What I did not know was that they never talked to him because he did not open the door. I have put up with this for 6 months now. He is not evicted. He is not arrested and I am at the end of my rope. I found a townhouse to move into at the end of November. I went to the management office to inform them of this. They want me to pay my rent in full to the end of February. Do I have any rights here? I have paid for 6 months of Hell. I will pay through the end of November. But why should I have to pay another 3 months. Also this tenant upstairs is in arrears on his rent. I always pay my rent in full and on time. What can I do?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in? Because the Real Estate Lawyer will solve your problem quickly right now and for a fraction of the cost of seeing an in-person Real Estate Lawyer. Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Henrico County. VAJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think I may be able to get a list of times I have called the police from the police.

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To whom it may concern, Our office has had plumbing issues

To whom it may concern,Our office has had plumbing issues for the last year and a half that has inconvenienced my business. Our office is located in an “office park” building that is shared with other units – our unit is located on the ground level. We have had numerous instances where our toilet has “backed up”, clogged, and overflowed. Recently, when our toilet had overflowed, we hired plumbers from Cropp Metcalfe to come over to our office to see what exactly is causing the recurrent issues with the sewage pipes. Based on what the plumbers from Cropp Metcalfe have told us, tree roots coming from a large tree outside of our unit, in the common area, have been damaging the sewage pipes, causing the recurrent issues we have had in our office with our toilet overflowing, “backing up”, and becoming clogged.I have paid over $700.00 out of my own pocket for the plumbing services from Cropp Metcalfe – just this year alone. Since the issue is stemming from a tree in a common area of the office park, not from our office, I have contacted the association – South Tysons Office Park Board, to see if they could cover the fees from Cropp Metcalfe, and also the fees for the removal of the large tree in the common area.The board has decided that this is solely my responsibility, and they do not want to remove the tree, or pay for the plumbing bills. The pipes still need to be replaced, and of course there will be additional fees for that as well. I have a copy of the email sent to me from the executive vice president / property manager for the South Tysons Office Park Board that I would like to forward to you, if possible, so you can have a better understanding of my situation with the board.I have been paying quarterly fees to the South Tysons Office Park Association for the last 12 years. I would like to them for pay for issues that are occuring from the common area outside of my unit, since I am obviously not the cause of the tree roots damaging the pipes.I would like to know my legal rights regarding the decision that has been made by the board. Please advise me on how to resolve this issue with the board.Thank you.Sincerely,Mitra Hooshangi, D.D.S., LLC

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If a tenant is aware that that the apartment he/she rented

If a tenant is aware that that the apartment he/she rented was illegal, can she/he still sue for all back rent that was paid?

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