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Our ex-landlord took forever to give us any information

Our ex-landlord took forever to give us any information about returning our security deposit. We moved out on 9/2/16 and still hadn't received anything itemizing deductions by 11/26. We sent a certified letter to them telling them that they missed the timeframe to make any deductions by VA state code and would be taking them to small claims court. Suddenly we received several page letter (certified mail) to the forwarding address we provided shortly after moving out. This letter is full of falsifications stating that they did send the attached list within the deadline. They picked a random date and said that this was a copy they agreed to send to us. They really never did. It seems like they are just trying to cover their butt because they thought we would just not bother. The itemized list contains insane items that are obviously an attempt to justify not giving any money back. Things like "flood drains have soil on top" - $60. Patio: "dirty" $45. in all honesty, they are trying to screw us over. We were expecting them to take out general cleaning and possibly carpet cleaning out because we ran way late on moving day and the electricity cut off and we couldn't vacuum or clean when we were done. So we were ready for that. But we painted, repaired any nail holes, replaced blinds, etc. There was no major anything to the house. We didn't take pictures because we were naive and not concerned about not getting the deposit done. This was our first rental so we didn't know better. We were also not picky during the move-in walk-throughOther notes: we lived there for 5 years. Our lease expired on 5/31/16. The lease says no automatic month to month after the lease expired. However, they did not ask us to renew and we did not tell them we wanted to renew. We continued to pay the rent monthly and they never said a word. It was understood to be month to month. We weren't planning on moving but had our eye out for anything if it would suit our needs. We finally found one we were interested in. It was vacant and they wanted someone in right away. We applied August 1st but didn't get the final approval until August 11th. We gave notice that day for a move out date of September 2nd. So this was not 30 days notice. But it was as close as we could get. But we weren't really under a lease anymore.Also, some items on the deduction list our actually legitimate, like some of the doorstoppers were missing behind the doors, we painted the laundry room and added a shelf. We were given verbal permission to do so and they had come to the house several times and saw it. Wasn't an issue until now.

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Barrister

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I am a property manager in Texas and having an issue with a

i am a property manager in Texas and having an issue with a home I manage.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: 4 roommates. 3 of the roommates are being harassed by 1 of the roommates. Over the Thanksgiving holiday the police were called on several occasions because of the harassment. I am in TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: i am not sure as of yet.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Ely

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Follow up question about 30 day notice... Follow up question

Follow up question about 30 day notice...Follow up question about 30 day notice good practices.Hello Roger, thank you for your reply at the other post today and Happy Thanksgiving!Please let me know if this should be broken down further into separately posted questions.Jurisdiction: Ohio, Cuyahoga CountyQuestions regarding the below 30 day notice follow.1. Does the title of the notice matter? (the ownerdoes not know the terms of the lease as the property manager has not yet provide a copy of the lease)1a. If an owner is effectively providing 60 days notice but is only required to provide 30 days notice;1b. If an owner provides 60 days notice but the title states 30 day notice and the owner is required to provide 60 days per lease terms;1c. Is there any reason the court would not accept 'Notice to Vacate' as the title and rely on the body of the notice to specify the duration of the notice;1d. What would you consider good practice?2. Can the owner provide a PO Box as the address? (I have read in some states that it's good practice to have mail sent to a 3rd party service that will sign for mail received on the behalf of the owner.)2a. What are the disadvantages to providing a PO Box address as the owner?3. The property manager is asking the owner for a scanned copy of the signed 30 day notice.3a. Does at least one copy of the notice being provided to tenant require a wet signature?3b. What are the benifits/disadvantages in doing the above?3c. What are the benifits/disadvantages in having the property manager/agent sign notices?4. Many 30 day notice samples provide language regarding proof of service but there isn't any in the notice provided by the property manager. What do you consider good practice regarding service (in regard to the notice itself and actual service)? An example follows.- Example source cut from the following:http://www.free-real-estate-forms.com/notice-to-vacate.htmlPROOF OF SERVICEOn this date of _______________, 20__, this notice was served by:[ ] Delivering a copy of the notice to the above Tenant personally.[ ] Leaving a copy of the notice with a person of suitable age and discretion at the Tenant's residence.[ ] Sending a copy of the notice by registered or certified mail to the Tenant at his / her residence.[ ] Attaching a copy of the notice to the inside of the front entrance door of the premises.====> Notice provided by the property manager for owner signature and return (note: some line spacing has been removed)Notice Title: 30 Day Notice to Vacate[tenant name/address]Re: [property address]Dear: [tenant name]Body of Notice:This letter is notice to you that your lease for the above reference premises will not be renewed.You are required to surrender the premises to Landlord/Agent before [date].Please return the premises free of all debris, trash, and personal property and in “broom clean” condition. You are required to return all keys when vacating the premises.[Owner Signature][Owner Name/Address]Dated this [date]Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

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Roger

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I caught my tenant rolling a marijuana cigarette and smoking

I caught my tenant rolling a marijuana cigarette and smoking it on my property in California. Their lease expired April 15th 2916 and the tenant agreed via text in August to move out by November and has not vacated the premises. Can I give them a 3 day eviction?

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Alex Esquire

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Let's say that tenant's lease expired and he is on month to

Hi, Let's say that tenant's lease expired and he is on month to month rent . Does he need to provide 30 day notice when he wants to move out or not?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Illinois. If he won't give the 30 days notice before the moving out and the apartment will stay unoccupied, should landlord deduct the loss from his deposit or not?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: yes, but the tenant move out from the apartment at the date when the lease expired without giving the landlord any notice.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want to know, if by Illinois law i should give him the full deposit back or deduct the loss costed by violating 30 day notice.

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Barrister

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Landlord has us on month to month on a 15K lease. He wants

Landlord has us on month to month on a 15K lease. He wants 20k next month, can he increase the amount as he sees fit? Lease expired 2 months ago, and I haven't found a lot to move into... any advise will be greatly appreciatedJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Long beach, Ca 90805JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: He gave me a month notice to sign agreeing on 20% increase last month. I paid 18K. No further paperwork signed.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I found out the place I'm renting for trucking is not zoned for trucking.

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Phillips Esq.

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My rental lease agreement ended 2 days ago and my rent is

My rental lease agreement ended 2 days ago and my rent is coming up within 2 days. I want to use my deposit of equivalent of 1 month of rent to pay for 4 days rent (11/1-4). Can i do that since my landlord keep on delaying to renew the lease and all my roomate left. Also the lease stated that it will be month to month after lease expired

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Asad Rahman

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We are presently in a commercial lease that is up in 02/17.

Hi we are presently in a commercial lease that is up in 02/17. We were offered a freeze for 2 years on increase of rent if we signed a new lease for 5 years to take effect when our present lease expires. The question is are we bound to new lease or can we void it ?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: We were sent spies of the new lease so I would assume yesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No not now

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Dear Pearl: I am a tenant in Viera, FL. The current lease

Dear Pearl Wilson:JA: Where is the property located?Customer: I am a tenant in Viera, FL.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: The current lease expires on 10/31/16.The landlord first offered a lease renewal but then now want to retire it. It changed his mind and wish to sell the unit.A phone conversation between us and the management agency about lease extension unfolded in early October: we signified in a second phone call our agreement to a renewed year-long lease with a slight rent increase.An paper offer to renew was mailed by the agency on 10/13/16.The new lease is signed by us (dated on 10/23/16) and mailed two days later.On 10/25/16 (the same day I mailed the lease renewal) I received the email below demanding to vacate the premise within 30 days.We have been living in the premises for 8 years, always paying the rent in due time and never making any problem.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Here is the real estate agency message sent yesterday (10/25/26:

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