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I live in a condo building in Florida, have a 1 year lease
I live in a condo building in Florida, have a 1 year lease from 11/22/15 to 11/22/16. There has been major structural work going on since January. The pool and entire deck (on the roof) has been closed and today they put plastic over my windows and sliders. We were asked to remove our patio furniture last week to accommodate this. We live on the intracoastal waterway, so the view and use of our balcony are the primary reasons for renting here. they have been jackhammering 4 days a week for 10 hours daily. Is there any way we can break our lease without penalty? We were not notified until after the work began.JA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: FloridaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Just that it so noisy that we cannot rest or relax and the dust created by the jackhammering is having a terrible effect on our contact lense wear and sinus reaction.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
I have a tenant that uses a drive to enter the rented home.
I have a tenant that uses a drive to enter the rented home. It is a private road that runs from the county road on my property to access my homestead, my shop building, and provides access two my rental properties. I have a posted speed limit of 5 miles per hour. I signed a one year lease with a the tenant. At the time of the application and two seperate viewings the potential tenant was informed that i am very strict about the speed limit. Upon acceptance/signature of the contact and payment of deposit-i again stressed that the speed limit is strict. especially due to the fact that i have animals and other tenants with children and for respect and safety for all tenants and animals-the tenant and other occupants assured that they understood and having a child of their own appreciated the caution and agreed to follow the posted speed limit. less than one month into the contract i encountered the tenant driving past my house and another tenants residence at 15 to twenty miles per hour! I admit i handled the issue inappropiately as i called him and said "I am Dead f**king Serious about the speed limit. You almost ran over my wiener dog! You run over my dog and you will be out" he stated that he was unaware he was speeding. I asked "did you even see my dog?" he answered no. I then told him that "i dont care if you are on the way to the f**king hospital...you need to be cautious and away of the speedlimit and surroundings. drive 5 mph all the way from entry to end all day every day" now the tenenat has sent me notice to terminate the contract on the grounds that i threatened him and that he is no longer able to exercise his right of "quiet use and enjoyment of the leased premises" is this incident cause to legally terminate the contract? im fine with him moving on but expect him to pay rent unil i find another tenant. also am i obligated to refund his deposit?
When entering into a rental agreement, does the management
When entering into a rental agreement, does the management company have to disclose to the renter major upcoming repairs, such as paving your parking area and stripping and painting the exterior of your condo complex, if this is going to occur during your rental agreement period? Contact with owner of property, was he knew about upcoming maintance, but did not consider it important to notify us or the management company.Are we expected to honor the remainder of our rental agreement, approx three months, as long as we make a thirty day move out notice and have condo professionally cleaned as agreed upon.Thanks for reading thisGaryState of Hawaii
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I reside in a 4-unit condominium, all owner occupied, in
I reside in a 4-unit condominium, all owner occupied, in Massachusetts. We are a self-managed property and three years a go a new resident purchased one of the units; this owner's Master Deed is both in their name and his mother's; his mother does not live on the premises.Since this individual has moved into the Association there have been significant violations of bylaws as well as safety concerns that have involved the police: spray painting the exterior of his door with red spray paint, stating obscenities; screaming for hours on end at night while also causing physical destruction w/i his own unit; threatening to murder people; leaving pools of his own blood in common area; taking a baseball bat to the fire alarm; and a series of other disconcerting behaviors.We, and our neighbors, routinely call the police and they have taken him into custody on some occasions and not others. In some cases, unfortunately, association members have not called the police out of fear of escalating the situation (fears include that this individual could hurt himself, others or cause damage to our property). We have attempted to engage the parent, who is also on the deed, who only assures us that this individual is harmless.While we are not certain that this individual is mentally ill, we assume that the presenting behaviors are indicative of such, so we are at a loss as to how to protect ourselves and our property while also being mindful of the law.What can we legally do?
Several months ago I contacted hydro one regarding poles on
Good day several months ago I contacted hydro one regarding poles on my rural property that infringe on property. I set a rate and asked that they look into the matter and that I would commence charges of 1000 per month plus interest on occurring accounts. They sent someone in Feb to check the poles and lines out. Since that date I continue to send letters and bills they are now up to 7000. and have failed to answer. I now would like to send them another letter stating that I am going to increase the amount since I had plans on constructing and their failure to answer me has hurt me further. What is the legal term for this is it failure to allow me Quiet enjoyment of my property. I intend to issue tidy sum to gather their intention to this. As well I will be sending a copy to my MPP . Also do you have and further suggestion on how I am handling this. Thankyou
I have a rental property in Dallas, Texas. The neighbor who
I have a rental property in Dallas, Texas. The neighbor who lives next to my rental home has threatened to sue me because he alleges my tenant has not responded adequately to his requests that she quiet or remove her barking dog. He also complains that she holds loud parties at night.PURE COLOR COMMENTARY: He also seeks to shame me for “maximizing the value of my property” by not evicting such an inconsiderate tenant on the basis that the dog was not registered on the lease. He also asserts that I am unethical as I “aggressively seek out tenants with loud barking dogs” (perhaps 2 of my 5 tenants in a dozen years have had barking dogs). In essence, he blames me personally for depriving him of quiet enjoyment of his property and forcing him to sleep in the kitchen with fans and air filtration devices on full blast so that he can block out the noise.He previously asked me to furnish my tenant's personal data so he could investigate and possibly sue her, which I declined to do. That was some two months ago. Other than to request that my tenant communicate with him to mend fences I have stayed out of the matter.I was unaware that the situation had supposedly persisted until now. The neighbor appears to have evidence of some barking and party noise on video to attempt to substantiate his claims.Normally, aggrieved residents could call Animal Control or the Police to deal with noise issues. (Indeed, this neighbor previously did call Animal Control and had another tenant's dog temporarily removed based on similar facts several years ago.) But this time he seems to want me to handle the issue directly by evicting the tenant, at the cost of some 6 months of rent (the house cannot be re-rented easily as it is under contract to be sold on an indefinite time frame).Would appreciate any advice as to whether the neighbor has any remote basis for bringing a lawsuit against me as the landlord? Seems obvious that his first port of call would be the neighborhood authorities (Animal Control/Police), then to sue to tenant, then possibly to concoct a claim against me.
I live in a neighborhood where all homes sit on lots 4 to 8
Hi - I live in a neighborhood where all homes sit on lots 4 to 8 acres in size. We have 4 acres and built our house 10 years ago. The lot next to us was recently sold and although they have 8 acres, they are putting their house 70 feet from our house. They say that a stream and the septic leach field prevent them from building anywhere else on their 8 acre lot. To my husband and I, this should be the problem of the new owners only, yet it is having a big impact on our privacy and potentially the resale value of our home since this new home placement is not consistent with the rest of the neighborhood. We have offered to buy the lot so the owners can look elsewhere for a more suitable building location, yet they are persisting in trying to force their 5,000 square foot into a space that is entirely too close to us. What can we do to stop them?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Pittsboro, North Carolina 27312JA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: no not yet, would like to know what case we would have against themJA: Is there anything else the Real Estate Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: They actually violated the HOA covenants by beginning to build without submitting their plans to the HOA first, we called them out on that and now they are going through the HOA.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.
My wife and i have been renting a guest cottage on a 3 acre
Hello.my wife and i have been renting a guest cottage on a 3 acre property for 8 yrs. no written lease, just a month to month verbal agreement. We are subletting from a man who has rented from the property owners in same fashion for 43 yrs. property is now being rapidly cleared to put on market, no written notice or even reasonable verbal warning. Three days after being told work would be happening tree clearing and cleanup crews arrived. we are feeling pressured,with no visible permits posted for the said work.We live in Marin County,CA.we are wondering what our rights might be in this situation, and if they are being violated. after we lived here a year we were made to sign a General Release, saying we hold no claims, nor will we make any claims against the property owner. thanks for your consideration, Nathaniel
I am a tenant under a term lease contract with Global RealView more real estate law questions
I am a tenant under a long term lease contract with Global Real Estate services maturing on 9/30/2016. This is a resort/vacation community. HOA manager is exercising their right to recover past due HOA fees (Section(###) ###-####(8) Florida Statues) from my monthly rent. HOA manager has also menaced to cut my cable and related services if I do not comply with their request. This service is an upgraded service currently under my personal account. On the other hand, Global is neglecting any kind of service that should comply with OUR contract. HOA also stated that that this property is in the process of foreclosure since the month of April 2016. Actual status unknown. What is my legal position in this controversy? Can I rescind the Lease contract or find a legal way out. Should I continue to pay rent? What is going to be my one month rent deposit destiny? Still more questions, including possible eviction. Need help and counseling. Thank you