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I have been a resident in my apartment building for 10

I have been a resident in my apartment building for 10 years.I just renewed my lease in July and am paying a very high amount of rent in the North Bay area of San Francisco.I have always been a good tenant and payed my rent on time.However approximately 6 weeks ago new neighbors moved in downstairs.From day 1 these people have made my life hell.The noise level is horrendous and literally sounds like demolition. Crashing,banging,repeated and constant heavy door slamming,and heavy objects continually smashing into walls.It has gone on day and night,however as I do work night shift mostly,it has made it impossible to sleep and is now having a serious impact on my job due to sleep deprivation.I have written 3 letter to my landlord initially asking them just to speak to the tenants in question.2 letters got very little response,and after a full weekend with no sleep I wrote a stronger letter to the manager informing her of the severity of the problem,and stating that if it was not resolved I would be forced to reconsider if I could continue in my lease if these residents considered to escalate the noise level.For a short time (about 1 week)things quieted down a bit)I recieved no reply from the apartment manager to my letter,and have been told by office staff she is not available to speak to.However the banging crashing,door slamming and walk pounding has started again,with a special concentration on the hrs I have to sleep.I can not even walk,vacuums or do laundry during day time hrs without being harassed by even louder pounding and crashing by these people.They have refused to be reasonable,and seem intent on making my life unlivable.I am really feeling intimidated by all this.Clearly the landlord has no intention to seriously deal with this.With 11 months left on my lease it will cost a small fortune to move out at this time.Do I have any legal rights in this situation?

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Maverick

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Property owner has right to set no bicycle police? There is

Property owner has right to set no bicycle police? There is no space to store bicycle except store in tenant's room. Owner has no bicycle police because the liabilities and property damage issues. Thanks.

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P. Simmons

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Doctoral Degree

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I have a rental property. Per contract the landlord handles

I have a rental property.Per contract the landlord handles repairs.Tenant requested a repair last night and today is saying she will get it done and reduce it from rent.We answered we will handle the repairs.What should I do if they still reduce rent money?Thanks!

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Thomas Swartz

Attorney

Juris Doctor

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We got a letter from a lawyer claiming that a women was bit

we got a letter from a lawyer claiming that a women was bit by a dog while walking by our rental property. we spoke to our tenants that own the dog and they said that they walked past her on a street behind our house and she was never touched by the dog that was on a leash at the time, they were returning from a walk. there have been no previous issues with the tenants or the dog and they have been good renters for the past 18 months. there is no police report, but the city came to check on the health of the dog 2 weeks later. Are we liable?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: with the police? no. the women must have called the city at some point.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: the tenant said that no one else was on the street at the time so they have no witnesses

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I moved into an apartment and the landlord did not ask for

I moved into an apartment and the landlord did not ask for references or background check. I did not disclose my husband was sex offender. When the landlord found out, because my husband and I were homeless for 56 days my husband was arrested. The landlord said my husband could not return. I asked for something from my landlord so my husband could get help from Social Services upon release from jail. He gave me a hand written note that was not legal according to SS. so they refused to help him. So I had to allow my husband to return to my apartment. Now the landlord said we have to move but said if he evicts us he will keep my security deposit, is this legal for him to do?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: New York August 11 2016JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: He came into the apartment on August 22 to do a insurance inspection so can see it was well kept. We only moved in on June 30 2016

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Maverick

Doctoral Degree

6,340 satisfied customers
I leased a room in my house to someone that turned out to be

I leased a room in my house to someone that turned out to be a mental case and is now suing me in small claims court because I would not heat the Jacuzzi for her (which I told her when renting). I have documentation of this discussion. The lease says she can use the Jacuzzi but it does not say it is heated. It is southern California and the weather permits using it unheated which I do. The lease does say she will not do anything to increase the utilities since I pay them (which the Jacuzzi would clearly do - around $100-$150 per month in costs). Do I need to provide anything to the court other than the lease and my documentation in order to be successful in my case?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: California.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have 3 criminal complaints against this person (2 for theft in my home and 1 for attempted arson and threats against me). She is no longer living here.

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LegalKnowledge

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I have to break a lease because 1) there is a crazy guy

I have to break a lease because 1) there is a crazy guy living downstairs2) the landlord and his worker have come into my apartment unannounced, and with no notice more than once3) the stairs have crumbled, raining cement, and all they did was patch it up with more cement4) mice and cockroachesAnd the landlord keeps taking money and threatening me with a lawsuit for more

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Richard

Owner

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I rented a vacation rental home for a week in North Carolina

I rented a vacation rental home for a week in North Carolina earlier this month. The owner did not provide or require a signed rental agreement. The owner did not require a damage deposit or offer the purchase of damage insurance. The owner contacted me through email three days after our departure about alleged damages to two stand up paddle boards. I do not feel we caused any damages to these paddle boards. The owner did not provide any cost estimate for repair or replacement. The email only listed the alleged damage to the paddle boards and a request to "do something about it". What is my responsibilities as a tenant?

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David Stewart

Vice President Legal Affairs

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I signed up to lease a pos system but the machines they sent

I signed up to lease a pos system but the machines they sent me didn't match what the sales person discribed. The product was retunered but the leasing company is still billing me and has 1000 in payments withdrawn from my account. They say that I must rent something from them for 5 years but I never recieved what I was sold and and the product was returned. Please tell me the law which covers this it must be illegal to charge rent for returned products.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: California and its a product not a propertyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: no

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Asad Rahman

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