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My landlord is refusing to renew our lease and has not

My landlord is refusing to renew our lease and has not provided a reason. We are not in violation of our current lease, which expires 6/30/17. The manager of the complex stated this is legal, and that I don't have any recourse. Is this the case?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I received notice of non-renewal of leaseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: What is the fee to discuss this case with a lawyer?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Real Estate Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: Ok

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My daughter signed a lease around January in order to stay

My daughter signed a lease around January in order to stay in her apartment the next school year. The lease amount was $550. Now the complex is letting new renters sign a lease and pay only $460. Is this legal?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: It is in Lubbock, TXJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Her and her roommates signed the lease already.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: It is called University Trails and it is part of the American Campus Communities. They wanted to transfer to a different complex that is still with American Campus but were told they would still have to pay the more expensive price.

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How much notice is my landlord required to give me - live in

How much notice is my landlord required to give me - live in Playa del Rey and I suspect he wants to put this condo up for sale. Also, is he allowed to give me notice in order to rent to someone else and increase the rent?JA: Is this a fixed-term lease (like a one-year lease) or month to month? How much advance notice was given?Customer: Month to Month. No notice yet, but suspect that rents are off the charts in our area and we are paying well below, he may be calling me for this reason. He never calls and says "its important" just want to be prepared. Hoping it will all be reasonable.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Playa del Rey, CAJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No. Just how long notice (30 days or more?), is he allowed to give us notice if he's not selling. We only have a month to month lease. Ok

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I am a tentant and have a question about if what my landlord

I am a tentant and have a question about if what my landlord is doing is legalJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: UtahJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes I received a 15 day notice to leave the houseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The landlord is wanting to move into the home but wanted me to sign a 6 month lease. But due to special needs its difficult to find housing that allows pets and other needs that I need. So I was not comfortable signing a lease but said I would go month to month. I have lived here for almost 2 years under leases and never been late on rent He raised the rent $800 dollars a month

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I rent from my parents and my dad just passed away and I've

Hi I rent from my parents and my dad just passed away and I've got a few issues but this one I need to know they won't my brothers and my mother won't let me see the will or the living trust and so I don't know this house was supposed to be mine and I pay my parents I was paying $300 a month and when and in that it paid for my utilities my parents hid my Dad paid my utilities and I paid him $300 a month so I figured it was a wash wash deal give or take a few dollars for my utilities no my mother wants that my dad passed my mother wants to raise my rent $200 which is almost a hundred percent increase how long do they need to give me to act lament maybe that's not the right word two start paying for that so from 300 to 500 and I know it's not a lot of money for the average person but I'm single I take home between 14 to $1,600 a month and I have diabeetus high cholesterol and I'm on high blood pressure medicine as well and I'm trying to balance medication being able to eat and everything trying to balance it all out to be able to afford it when do I because my mother is already I used to pay my dad every payday and I got paid bi-weekly and my mother is calling me up already saying when are you going to pay me it's like when I get paid I just I know long story I'm sorry how long do they need to give me to start paying that much money thank you for your helpJA: Since estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm sorry I'm in California San Bernardino County if that makes a difference Southern CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Like what kind of paperwork there there is a will there is a living trust waiting for death certificates I'm not sure what paperwork you're talking aboutJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Do my brothers and my mom I'm wondering if I have the right to see the will and living trust my brothers and my mom keeps saying not until my mom dies I don't have a right to see the paperwork see that I thought I did but if I could know that as well

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My landlord came by to inspect our apartment about 1 week

Hello,My landlord came by to inspect our apartment about 1 week ago. This morning he told me that his insurance wants to raise his payments because he claims that we have made changes to the apartment, meaning I opened walls and changed doors which isn't the case. I believe he wants to get us out because our rent is way below market since we have been in the apartment for over 10 years. I'm wondering how I should handle this.

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I do. I rent a unit in a duplex. The property itself has 2

I do. I rent a unit in a duplex. The property itself has 2 duplexes owned by the same person. I THINK the property was built in 1928, but I'm not sure. I've been told that buildings built prior to 1978 that have a common wall are subject to rent control and can't have their rent go up more than 3% per year.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: not that i'm aware. I'm just asking because my rent went up from $1000 to $1100 a month ago. Today someone told me the above information and I'm trying to figure out if I have a right to go to the landlord and argue.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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I rent an apartment in san francisco - i'm interested in

i rent an apartment in san francisco - i'm interested in renting out part of my apartment to someone else while i'm away for 3 months - it seems very problematic, but i'd like to find a lawyer I could reasonably consult. It seems of course most lawyers would more specialize in helping landords or tenants, not 'master tenants' - how to find help?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: San Francisco is in CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: it is in a rent controlled building

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What happens to the commercial tenant following the sale of

What happens to the commercial tenant following the sale of bldg?We are selling the 3 unit bldg we live in. The commercial tenant in front is 2/3 way thru a 3 yr lease. We may need him to leave for a new owner - and does tenant have right to encumber the sale by demanding something of either buyer or seller?Here is copy of the lease agmt. Pgs 11 and 13 refer to owner's right to terminate lease at any time. Is there otherwise an equitable or legal right of owner to terminate a lease under condition of sale?

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