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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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My step son, in knoxville tennesee, just had his rent

My step son, in knoxville tennesee, just had his rent raised, at the apartment he lives in, from around $390 to $650. They upgraded by changing only his bathroom and kitchen counter tops. Is this legal for them to increase his rent so radically?

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If your rent was placed at a certain amount based on your

If your rent was placed at a certain amount based on your income and your income has not changed what right do I have and how do I dispute this.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: new yorkJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: yes, I believe so. And I say this because for the last couple of years the paper does not look as official as it used to.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: this is new york city housing in the bronx

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Ated. For two weeks now there is thunderous noise coming

ated. For two weeks now there is thunderous noise coming from the apartment above me because of drilling and pounding. Do I have any rights about stopping the noise o confining it?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Riverside Drive and 115 Street.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: On our part or that of the landlord. He is having the aprtment rennovated.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Ours is a rent controlled apartment.

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First let me specify I am looking for advice for my daughter

Hello, first let me specify I am looking for advice for my daughter living in Brooklyn. She does not have $$ to put towards representation and not sure she truly needs to "go legal." We need some guidance as to whether there are grounds for unlawful rental agreements and other issues.JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Booklyn ny.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: what paperwork?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no paperwork yet

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My brother in law is sharing an apartment with his cousin,

My brother in law is sharing an apartment with his cousin, and their rent is 800 each. With all bills included.My brother in law is handicap and disable. So me and my husband move in to take care of him because he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The landlord with up of his rent to 1100, so that was fine, but now every time his business doesn'tJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: nassau county nyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: The rent is now 1300 and we have paid that for two years now.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The rent keep going up because he claim the lights. Can he legally do this, and do we have to continue and pay this rent

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Yea we're getting evicted how can we slow down d process

Yea we're getting evicted how can we slow down d process Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue? Customer: We made a verbal agreement with the landlady that we would stay at the house and just pay utility's because she needed someone to take care of the house so that it wouldn't be vandalized . while we are we did a lot work to the property to better it. Did the landscaping for backyard it had very tall weeds and holes wich had to be filled cleaned up all the garbage that Wes's left behind inside and out by previous renters stripped and redid all the wood flooring retiled the bathroom painted the house inside and out. The actual owner to the house was alive and living in a nursing home she passed away about 2 months ago and landlady told us we would be able to stay until the house was sold and she estimated that it probably would not be sold until around the same time next year. And said as long did the upkeep we could stay until then same deal just paying utilities as she was great full we where here taking care of the house. Then she had her nephew who is in real estate handle the process of selling . He has informed us we until this Sunday to be out.

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My partner and I are planning to move out of our of a room

My partner and I are planning to move out of our of a room in a group house promptly partly because the landlord is intimidating, enters the unit without notice, makes us uncomfortable and says "I want you to move out" such as when we don't fix something that is his responsibility, such as the bathroom faucet.There is no lease and no security deposit.In a recently email to the landlord, because I am absent-minded, and because I am not a lawyer, I told the landlord something like "I am aware I may be responsible for one months notice". How that notice could be defined could be subject to argument, I would think. For example, in med November he know I found a promising unit, and afew days ago I told him I accepted it but I don't have a move out date because we are in process of hiring a mover.Now he wants to hold me to my statement in my email, and hold me to paying an additional months rent (over $1000 rent) during a time period when I am not there.Who is right?Am I in any way legally bound to pay him the additional months rent when I am not there. If he is wrong, who can write me a letter to my landlord telling him he has no ground and to back off.

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