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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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How are you? I began renting in an apartment building in

How are you?I began renting in an apartment building in Queens, NYC in June 2015.My rent was $2000/month + $140 for parking.When I signed the lease I noticed there was a section showing a much higher rent of $3800/ month and I never understood what that was.Now I realize this building is listed as rent controlled and rent stabilized.Yet my rent went up $150 in one year and is now $2150/ month plus parking.This has recently become an issue for me because my recent rent invoice has an MCI tax on there for $388 dollars plus $35 towards my security deposit.My question is if I was not here when the work was done should I pay this MCI fee?Also if the rent they list as the "what the rent could be" ($3800) can I fight this?Truth is a 1BR in Bayside Queens is normally around $1800. For $3800 I can get a gorgeous 1 BR in Manhattan in a new building.This building is not new at all and moreover my rent was raised $150 in one year which is more than the standard 5% increase -- so doesn't this violate "rent stabilized?"Please helpJames

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I live in a 4 unit building. My landlord wants to evict me

I live in a 4 unit building. My landlord wants to evict me and sell the building.How can I stay in my apartment?

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I live in Manhattan in n.y.c. And I have extremely noisy

I live in Manhattan in n.y.c. And I have extremely noisy upstairs neighbors what can I do about it?

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The water coming out of my water fawcettes in my apartment

hi the water coming out of my water fawcettes in my apartment building i live in is 175 degrees after the water heater was serviced. I told my building manager and he insisted it was fine and all i have to do is not let the handle go all the way to the side so it doesn't come out and more coldwater is mixed in. The metal on the handles has burned my hands twice. I told him that if i don't pay close attention, it is very easy to get burned. It is scalding hot. It does not seem legal to me. What are my rights? I live in Oakland, Ca in a rent controlled apartment building.

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Is there a limit on how much rent can be raised in any one

Is there a limit on how much rent can be raised in any one year?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: MassachusettsJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: The property was just gifted to the new owners and they would like to raise the rent by 100%. This property is in a trustJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Barrister

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The water coming out of my water fawcettes in my apartment

hi the water coming out of my water fawcettes in my apartment building i live in is 175 degrees after the water heater was serviced. I told my building manager and he insisted it was fine and all i have to do is not let the handle go all the way to the side so it doesn't come out and more cold water is mixed in. The metal on the handles has burned my hands twice. I told him that if i don't pay close attention, it is very easy to get burned. It is scalding hot. It does not seem legal to me. What are my rights? I live in Oakland, Ca in a rent controlled apartment building.

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