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I live in Davie, FL., And am a tenant with 3 rescued dogs.i

Hi,I live in Davie, FL., And am a tenant with 3 rescued dogs.i was put in the unfortunate situation of having to relocate here from OK suddenly due to being laid off from a spinal surgery with spinal damage. A friend of mine said a co worker of hers was a landlord looking for a tenant in a very sought after unit. Having no time to fly back and forth, I paid first, last and security and moved in. The landlord said due to the FLL airport all windows and doors would be being replaced for her and that the contractors did his work in a "couple of days" with minimal disruption. I discovered many issues including both doors had broken locks, and several windows were broken to which the landlord replied "we are not spending a penny fixing anything since they will be replaced." I had to duct tape windows shut, my dogs actually got out of the house while I was not home because of the broken doors, the yard was not fully fenced as stated, and the landlord refused to fix any of the locks on the doors leaving me with a rental unit which could easily be broken into since may. I received a letter recently telling me the contractors would be starting construction on this duplex 10/10/2016, and work would be done from 8-5 M-F for 2 weeks with subsequent visits thereafter which means the AC could not be on and workers coming in and out all day every day for the duration.When I expressed concern for the duration of this project, the landlord said said "well, we told you, so take a vacation for these 2 weeks." I told her I could not afford a vacation or to payout of pocket to rent something else. The letter said I could have a sacred room with which to stay during this time with my dogs and figured I could close the rest of the AC ducts except my bedroom so my dogs could have AC and relief from the 90 degree weather and I could lock them in my bedroom when I had to work and she said it was not acceptable. Yesterday she said my animals could not be in the unit at all unless I put them in cages for the duration of project with no AC with workers present for the 90 hours in 90 plus degree weather. I am disabled. I told her if i have to board my dogs I would deduct it from my rent and they threatened to evict me and get a new renter in paying more rent after the construction was completed if I did not pay full rent amount this saturday.While I try to work part-time with my disability, 1-6pm, this whole situation is very inconvenient for me, I will have to be out of the house every day by 8am with my dogs.they are unwilling to try to accommodate me in any way even though I always pay my rent on the first, and they frequently come by unannounced onto the rental property, so much is broken and I also have mold on my ceiling from a leak 3 mos ago they also have not fixed. This appears to be a set up whereby I make all the concessions, financially and inconvenience wise and pay out of pocket for my dogs so they can get their house upgraded for free to rent to someone else after the construction is completed. This is the project in the FLL airport noise reduction program. Please advise.

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Currently I am renting apartment in Belmont, MA. The

Currently I am renting apartment in Belmont, MA. The landlord started major renovation of the 2 apartments adjacent to mine. There was no written or verbal notification of the renovation start and finish dates. It's been 2 months since construction started. Day in and out , including Saturdays (like today). The renovation produces a lot of construction noise as well as toxic fumes, dirt in common areas (laundry and hallways) and security issues (as the entrance doors are kept unlocked during the construction hours). When I called the management office to ask them to be proactive and give current tenants notifications when the most of the noise producing jobs are expected , I was told that there is nothing much they can do about it. Are there any laws that protect tenants in cases like this ?

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I have been experiencing excessive noise in my apartment in

Hello, I have been experiencing excessive noise in my apartment in Mansfield, TX. I went to the offending tenant who lives above me, and I've gone to the property manager several times, the latest time in writing by certified return receipt. I've documented the dates and times of the excessive noise. The manager apparently speaks to the tenant, but within weeks, sometimes only days, it's excessively noisy again with loud banging, bumping, and thumping all day and night. At this point, I'm done. What recourse do I have to move?

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There is a noisy tenant residing above me and has been

There is a noisy tenant residing above me and has been making loud stomping and banging noises daily as well as into the early morning. I contacted the property manager but nothing has been done-do I have any options?

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I am a tenant renting a private residence in Georgia. No

I am a tenant renting a private residence in Georgia. No where in our lease does it allow for our landlord to increase the rent without notice or outside of the renewal terms but yet he has threatened to evict us if we do not pay an additional $250/per month on top of the $1,995 we currently pay (and he has received for this month) because there was weeds in our yard. What rights do we have as tenants? Will his claim hold up in court or can we countersue?

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Loren

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My rental house suffered fire damage and smoke damage as a

My rental house suffered fire damage and smoke damage as a result of a fire in a neighboring property 2 months ago. In the ensuing 2 months i have been going back and forth with my land lord, the insurance adjuster, and the public adjuster in an attempt to get this damaged taken care of. Due to slow response from my land lord i have cleaned up the debris and taken care of the cleaning of the visible soot in my space (with photos of before and after). My second floor is uninhabitable and i have attended many meetings with these people to see what the remediation plan was going to be. so far the only concrete action that has taken place was the placement of heap filter fans in the space which required me to live in a space that could not use air-conditioning or open windows in philadelphia pennsylvania in july during record high temperatures. When at the beginning of august (3 weeks after the fire but post heap filter) i still did not have a outline of a plan from my landlord how the rest of this damages was going to be remediated i did not pay augusts rent. in the month of august it was determined that a hole had to be cut in a ceiling upstairs to detect smoke damage and see what the plan for fixing that would be. The hole was finally cut on September 1 and a followup with the someone who was supposed to asses the fire damage in the ceiling was supposed to happen on September 2 but they never showed up. When i contacted my landlord this weekend to find out how this remediation was going to be done and a timeline of of the clean up, since my second floor is still very smoky and the contents of my second floor are on my first floor and my house is basically unusable she responded by a suggestion i move out if the property is not to my satisfaction or i will be evicted if my august and september rent are not paid immediately. What should i do?

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I live in Phoenix, AZ. My apartment building is undergoing

I live in Phoenix, AZ. My apartment building is undergoing renovation. The noise is unbearable some times. They start at 7am and go until 8pm. Do I have any legal standing for compensation due to the disruption of my sleep and every day life.

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I currently am a tenant in North Carolina with my family.

Hello.I currently am a tenant in North Carolina with my family. The house was managed by the management company.About a month ago, this one guy who claimed to be the new owner from the change of ownership came by, and shared his contact information. He bugged us for fixing the broken toilet and showing the house. We contacted the management company, they told me to refuse him the entry, so we did just that.And now, we got an email from the management company that the ownership has been transferred to this guy. Two days later, he called me to tell us that he's going to show the house around. Again. At that point, we were still under the contract. Without much to negotiate the time, we were pretty much forced to show up because the new owner didn't have a key. We have never seen his actual proof of ownership aside from the email from the management company.So after the house showing, he demanded that he needs to fix the A/C tomorrow and he demanded us that we either leave the key in a lockbox or show up again tomorrow. He constantly claims that it is his right to enter our house without our consent and without our presence. We asked him about the security deposit but he said it is still held by the previous management company and didn't give us the clear answer. He is also threatening to sue us if he ends up losing money because we didn't "comply" to his repair.Now, what I want to know is, is it really his right to enter the tenant's house like that as an owner, without our consent, while we still have the contract? What about our own personal life and schedule? Shouldn't he have his own house key if he was the new owner? Was his showing the house when we are still under the contract legal? How about when he didn't have the proper change of ownership? Do I need to hand him the house key while the contract is still in effect? What is happening to our security deposit?

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My apartment is vibrating and management refuses to do

My apartment is vibrating and management refuses to do anything. I am not sleeping because if it. I'm suffering serious health issues because of it. I don't know what to do.

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