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When a notice is droped at your door step to remove storage

when a notice is droped at your door step to remove storage in 48hr off your porch and not handed to you or a phone call has not been made -- is it binding for the 48hrJA: Where is the property located?Customer:*****costa mesa ca ---apt bldgJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no --im more concerned if it is considered if it is leagal notification

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Oh boy, where do I start? I went through Renter's Warehouse

Oh boy, where do I start? I went through Renter's Warehouse to find a renter & have all papers signed. I will never use this company again. It was a horrible experience. My place was for rent 9-1-2016, however, the renter wanted to move in on August 13, which she did. This is in Carver County, Minnesota.....Are you in Minnesota? October rent was paid a day after the time due. She owed me $50.00 for the 1 day late fee. I have not informed her of that & thought I would take it out of her security deposit. The November rent was paid with two checks. Rent is $1425.00 per month. Her $1000.00 check bounced. I still have not rec'd the December rent payment, however, she did put $1650.00 in the bank on Sunday. Her explanation of this was this was for her December rent + late payment fines. Keep in mind her November rent has not been totally paid. She stated that 'she hopes to have any remaining $$ owed-including all late fees paid by Friday'. I want to get rid of her. Could I, now, serve eviction notice? I realize that you most likely need to see the lease. Please advise.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in? No. I'm the Real Estate Solicitor's Assistant. Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No paperwork has been filed. MinnesotaJA: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?Customer: The renter has told me she doesn't like me. My home was very pristine, before she moved in. It is now a mess. I asked Renter's Warehouse if they did both a financial & legal background checks. The realtor told me that they did the checks.....obviously, they didn't check the legal, for she has had 2 DWI, an automobile repo, & late rent payments. She does not want me in the house, even though the lease says I can go in, given notice. I could go on & on.

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I am a guarantor for an apartment in Gainesville, FL for my

I am a guarantor for an apartment in Gainesville, FL for my son and his girlfriend. They've dissolved the relationship but she doesn't want to leave the apartment. She has caused damag to the apartment. The apartment manager says she can sign herself off the lease or get another guarantor to release me and my son can sign himself off the lease and we can walk away. She is stating that she will not leave the apartment nor will she get a guarantor. What can I do?

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I'm trying to figure out the best course of action with a

Hi,I'm trying to figure out the best course of action with a former roommate who owes $3,000 in unpaid rent.Last August, I moved out of my apartment in Malden, MA following several violations from my roommate (smoking in the apartment, entering my room without my permission, once in the middle of the night while I was sleeping, consistently late rent, writing me checks for utilities from a closed bank account, and more). The management company said the only way I could get out of it was by finding a new roommate to replace me. My former roommate had a friend who was interested, so we were all set with that. The day before I moved out, they changed their minds because the friend's credit wasn't good enough. His parents offered to co-sign the lease, but they refused to allow this. I thus remained on the lease.My former roommate's friend continued to live in my space without my consent and the management company did nothing to kick him out. I posted an ad on Craigslist for a replacement roommate and received several interested replies which I forwarded to my former roommate and the management company. The management company asked me to stop sending them and my former roommate ignored them, since he was happy living with his friend. My former roommate indicated in writing on several occasions that he would cover "all the rent," and he and his friend did so, except for the final month. The management company is now sending collections agencies after me to pay the unpaid $3,000 in rent.I have filed a small claims case against my former roommate, however I don't know his home address, and I suspect it will be very difficult to collect from him. My question is - do I have any chance of succeeding in a suit against the management company? Since they had an eager, willing, and financially capable replacement tenant (with his parents co-signing), and they refused, and since they made no efforts to kick out the friend and collected rent from him, and since they refused all other replacements, do I have a case arguing that I should not have been financially liable here?Thank you. I'd appreciate any help you can suggest.

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I was served papers for an unlawful detainer for the

I was served papers for an unlawful detainer for the apartment I live in. December rent is due by the 5th. My court hearing on the late rent is December 13th. Do I have to pay the past due and December rent now or can I pay December rent and the balance before the court date?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes I have a court dateJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My tenants are requesting to switch from paying their rent

My tenants are requesting to switch from paying their rent electronically to paying by standard mail. Since our properties are approximately 70 miles apart and these tenants have been notoriously late in sending their rent in the past, based on California Real Estate law would I be able to force them to use Certificate of Mailing each time they send their rent payment? I ask because I don't have any language supporting this in my rental contract. I need some way to force them to prove that they did in fact mail their rent check when they say they did. I look forward to your feedback.

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Ok I got a refresh of a prior question or questions. Is it

Ok I got a refresh of a prior question or questions. Is it worth it to me to appeal a stipulated judgement of default in a UD case in which I have proven that the plaintiff's attorney withheld information regarding a check tendered but not cashed during the holdover period then tells all parties involved just after settlement that he had the checks, then after I filed a motion getting the settlement vacated for fraud or misrepresentation of facts the counselor states he had told us prior to the settlement the check had been cashed, then a few days later we file another motion to amend showing the checks were not cashed till after the settlement was filed, and every response from the court was denied.

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I received a 3 day notice. I notice that the apartment # is

I received a 3 day notice. I notice that the apartment # is incorrect. Will the landlord have to resubmit?

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We need help sorting out what our rights/responsibilities

We need help sorting out what our rights/responsibilities are for the apartment we just moved out of. We received a letter from Autumn Creek Apartments Amherst NY saying they found bedbugs in the apartment. We had a corporate apt that came with furniture. On the final walk through everything was OK and I signed off (no repairs/cleaning needed). We received a letter saying we owe $5853 for cleaning/ furniture disposal and 2 months lost rent and have 10 days to respond/pay or we will have a 50% penalty and 9% interest. We requested bills and documentation of bedbugs but nothing has been received. The furniture policy was not received until after we moved out of the apartment and did not know it existed when we signed the lease. The security deposit was $600. We moved out on August 10th 2016 after we gave 60 day notice (new house clause) and paid an early termination fee of $2298-so we were paid through August 31st.We received an email a week or so after we moved out saying that the furniture company found bed bugs. We asked for documentation that the apartment and furnishings were tested prior to us moving in and documentation that the bed bugs were not from another apartment but have not seen these reports. The property manager indicated that the adjacent apartments did not show 'live' bed bugs (I do not know if that means there were dead bed bugs or no bugs). The neighbor below us moved out 3 months ago. We did document when we moved in during our move-in inspection that the dressers in the masterbedroom and the second bedroom were dirty (things left in and under drawers and dirt). We did not have any evidence of bedbug bites when we were living in the apartment.What is the best course of action?

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