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My girlfriend and I live in Hercules CA. We have lived

My girlfriend and I live in Hercules CA. We have lived together in a home we rent for almost a year but our relationship is on the rocks. I pay half the rent and she has a son (adult) who lives with us and doesn't pay any rent. The landlord happens to be her relative, a cousin. If we break up what rights do I have to stay in the house as I do not have a desire or a plan to go anywhere else?

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I received a Notice of Termination of Lease in the mail. The

I received a Notice of Termination of Lease in the mail. The letter states we are on a month-to-month lease, however, we signed for a one year lease. When I asked why they were not going to let us renew our lease, they said we just needed to contact their attorneys. I tried to call their attorney's office, and left a voicemail asking to return my call and I still cannot get in touch with anyone. This is not the first time I have had issues with the landlord, however, I was able to settle the previous matters without the use of a lawyer. Can you give any advice on how I should approach this situation, and if hiring an attorney would be a necessary? If so, any references?

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Barrister

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My lease on the home I am renting states that the landlord

My lease on the home I am renting states that the landlord must offer me an renewal. Now I am being told he wants to sell the home and is not offering a renewal. What can I do to protect myself from having to move. I had a two year lease and it renews in November.

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I have rental properties in Atlanta, Georgia. This is

Hi,I have rental properties in Atlanta, Georgia. This is regarding issues with the property management company.My property management company is managing 3 properties for me. I signed separate contract for each of them. I want to to switch to a new PM and am willing to pay for the fees according to the contract. The contract has the standard terms. "If Owner terminates this Agreement or if Broker terminates this Agreement due to Owner's default, Owner shall immediately pay Broker all fees and commissions it would have earned had this Agreement not been terminated but instead had been in effect for the entire term set forth above. Broker may deduct the full amount of such fees and commissions from any monies being held coming to Broker which would be due Owner."Property A: management contract expires on Oct 30. Tenant is moving out on Sep 23. I offer to pay PM fee till Oct 30.Property B: management contract expires on Sep 30. Tenant lease expires on on Feb 4, 2017. I offer to pay PM till Feb 4, 2017.Property C: management contract expires on Aug 1, 2017. currently rented. I do not want to terminate the management contract because I need to pay one year PM fee to leave now.The property manager agreed on the fee for A and B. But he said if I want to leave, I have to take all 3. All or none. And he wants me to pay for the one year PM fee for property C even though I did not want to leave and he is the one who told me to leave.I told him that I signed 3 management agreement separately and I don't want to terminate the last one because the fee is just too much. If he asks me to leave, then it's not my fault and I will not pay the fee. He said for the first two to terminate, I need to sign an amendment for the original contract and I need to accept the new terms All or none as part of the amendment. Otherwise, he will not sign the amendment.I already signed with new PM to start on Oct 1. But he is not releasing my properties. What can I do? Any action to get him to cooperate? Anywhere to file claims (realtor board, property managers association)? I feel he is not ethical to force me to end the last contract and claiming I have to sign a new contract to end the management agreement. But he just won't cooperate. He also said for property B, even if I am paying the fee through the lease by Feb 2017. If I renew with the current tenant, even though it's under new management, I need to keep paying him PM fees.Please give me some advice how to deal with this agent.Thanks,Christy

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I am a tenant I Boston ma. My lease expire yesterday I

I am a tenant I Boston ma.My lease expire yesterday I recibe the lease amended since last May in order to continue for next year but I call many times to the landlord office and I haven't recibe any thing.What can I do?

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Barrister

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I live in California. I own a house and have a rental tenant

HI, I live in California.I own a house and have a rental tenant on a year lease, with lease expiring in a few more months. We need to sell the house and I offered tenant a couple month's rent money returned if they would move early. I sent this offer email to my management company to give tenant but have no evidence it was forwarded to tenant.Fast forward a couple of months. Tenant has refused to allow entry to every single agent that we gave tenant proper notice for entry (24 hour in writing, tenant responded to each one). Gave 3 Day Notice to Perform or Quit for entry issue, the next day she refused to let ME enter after proper notice she responded to in writing. I want to begin eviction process.My question: Can I be held to the pre-breach of lease violations offer to help her financially to move early? She just sent an email saying she saw another rental she is interested in and how to proceed (I am assuming she means for me to still assist her even though she breached contract after getting the notice).Thank you.

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Lucy, Esq.

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I have two adult daughters in their twenties that are

I have two adult daughters in their twenties that are renting a 2 BR 1 Bath condo unit in Orlando Florida with plumbing and door locks issues. The unit is very old. After trying on several occasions to resolve these issues unsuccessfully and persistently being blamed for the problems, they got tire of having to live under those conditions, having to deal with the stressful Landlord/Tenant relationship and decided to move out. Their lease expires on September 30th, 2016. They have paid their rent on time every month, have beautifully decorated the unit and keep it immaculate. They are young and just getting started in life and are afraid that the landlord will blame them for these issues and forfeit their $950 deposit to cover these repairs. They found out that Chapter 83 of the FL Statues Part II ss. 83.51 “Landlord obligation to maintain premises” states: “The landlord at all times during the tenancy shall … maintain…, doors, … and the plumbing in reasonable working condition.”1. Do they have the right to request a move out inspection to verify that they have left the rental unit in the same condition or better (cleaner) than when they moved in and receive a copy of the inspection checklist signed by the landlord or his/her representative upon completing the inspection to make sure that they are not blamed for the pre-existing plumbing and lock issues and that they will get their deposit back?2. Is it legal for the landlord to keep any money from their deposit to cover these pre-existing conditions or are they protected by the FL Statues?3. If the landlord is legally liable for these repairs but choses to forfeit a portion or the entire deposit and states that the money will be used to repair them because the damage was caused by the tenant, what should they do to get their money back and prevent the landlord from doing this to them and future tenants?Plumbing Issues:1. The landlord advertised the unit as having a washer/dryer. It does not appear as if the unit was designed to have a Washer/Dryer in it. Instead it looks as if the landlord paid to have a stacked Washer/Dryer unit installed in the closed of one of the bedrooms and the installer connected the Washer drain hose to the drain pipes of the sink. When they run the washer water leaks from the drain pipe into the closet carpet of the bedroom and backflows into the sink as well. Very disgusting.2. They always through excess food left in plates, pots, and pans in the garbage can, rinse them and other utensils before placing them in the dishwasher. When they run the dishwasher it also backflows disgusting material into the sink.They have barely used those two appliances and had to put up with this condition during the term of their lease.Door Lock Issues:1. During the moved in inspection my daughter pointed out that the main lock of the patio sliding door was broken. The landlord ignored their observation and told them just to use the sliding door security bar designed as an alternate form of protection. When we visited her we noticed the broken lock and asked them to notify the Landlord again and let them know that they do not feel safe, to come and repair it. The lock has not been fixed.2. Over a month ago the entry door lock broke. When they notified the Landlord they dropped a new lock for them to install on the door instead of completing the installation. They have never done that but they tried and the new lock did not fit. They notified the landlord and re-installed the broken one. The entry door lock has not been fixed either.

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Served 3 day notice to vacate - lease expires on 8/31 - home

served 3 day notice to vacate - lease expires on 8/31 - home renting has been sold - earnestly searching for new home, unsuccessful so far, may have some good news tomorrow - unable to move out by Wed, what are my options?

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Barrister

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I have lived in a VA rental house since October 1, 2013

I have lived in a VA rental house since October 1, 2013 through a property management company. In Fall 2015, I was told that the house was going on the market to be sold, but through negotiation they allowed me to stay until June 30, 2016, which was a better time for them to sell, so we signed a one page 10-month lease extension.We had a discussion about me buying a house and the owner was still selling the house 60 days prior to the end of the extension lease. We even had discussion about me buying this house. In my mind, this was notice on both ends and the lease was terminated properly.In May, I decided to wait until December (the property manager even wanted me to use her in December when I bought) to buy and was struggling to find a new rental at the end of May. At the end of May beginning of June (the month of the end of my lease), I asked if I could stay a month or so so longer because I had not found another short term rental. The property manager said she would ask the owner. She eventually came back and said that they weren't selling and I could stay. I said that if she finally redid the bathroom by September (which I had been promised for almost 2 years) that I would stay until December. The bathroom has not been done and we never did another lease extension, so I assumed this became a month to month agreement since both parties had terminated the lease...me to buy and the owner because she was selling 60 days prior.Yesterday, I gave a 30 day notice -- September being my last full month. The property manager said my lease renewed at the the end of July for a year (I have since sent her the lease renewal that ended in June, not July). I reminded her that I had been planning on buying on December and that she had even asked to be my relator and that we had terminated the original lease because the owner was selling. And the month that my lease expired, she said I could stay longer (we had already terminated the lease at this point) so I thought it was month to month. She asked where I got off thinking that 30 days was sufficient since she couldn't get another tenant that quickly, to which I referred to VA tenant landlord laws. Since we had no signed month to month lease with a mandatory notice time, what I read online indicated that giving 30 days (a full calendar month) was appropriate. I found another place to rent.These communications were all via text which I don't have, but I have not told the property manager that they have been deleted -- I referred her to look back at them to refresh her memory.So my question is:1) Since the house I'm renting was going on the market and the manager knew I was buying one more than 60 days prior, was this proper notice?2) When entering an extension for a few months on certain terms that weren't met and without signed paperwork (and after a termination), is this considered month-to-month?3) I found another property and they can't approve me because the are waiting for verification from my current landlord. This is holding me up. Can she do this?4) What are my next steps?

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