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I have been at my business 15yrs ,the last 5 my lease has

I have been at my business 15yrs ,the last 5 my lease has expired but I continued to pay month to month for the last 5yrs . Never late once in 15yrs.but have not singed either a rental agreement month to month or lease agreement.It is not late until the 6th. I slip the payment thru the door after work so it is there the 6th. I've been doing that for the last 10yrs. Because i work late to accommodate my business clients.they are telling me it was late?? I disagree. And i gave a verbal notice that was knowledged by a winston that took the call. A month ago .And last week i gave a email that I will be gone as of the 1st.Because I was told that my rent wouldn't be increased by new owner and he lied to me and raised it , $400 and have to pay water which is about $300. Which ive never had to pay.And a$ 280 new signing contract fee.I am upset that I was lied to,and sad that it was a verbal agreement witnessed by one of my stylist. But not written unfortunately. I trusted him ,because he told his son to tell me he wouldn't raise my rent because I have been a excellent tenant, never late.....now they said to me it's been late for the last 5months.and accumulated ? and they said I owe over $2000. Dollers??I put a 1,220.deposit do I get that back? I've left the place clean and In Good shape?they said I should have done the walk through inspection before I cleared out? I thought it was after I cleaned and cleared out?Under civil code section (1950.5 (j) I'm supposed to get my deposit back minus whatever damages other than normal wear and tare ?I need my deposit back....am I entitled to it or not?

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Barrister

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Doctoral Degree

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Just sent to possible collections .. I had to move out I

Just sent to possible collections .. I had to move out I asked over and over to fix my stove or the connections under me and my dog suffered gas poisoning. I found out about the leak a month after my first vet visit I missed a ton of work .. They could smell the gas down the hall trapped on others Apartments. knob was stuck in the ignite position since move in. I thought the smell was from the previous tenant standing water in the garbage disposal and dish washer both broken. They didn't chNge the battery in the detecter it was malfunctioning plus dirty air filter broken window !!! No inspection on move in or electricity I gave move in request. I paid them too much to be charged these lease break fees I couldn't breath let alone enjoy living there. It's been 3 months alliance no longer is the management company so I am sent to IQ data need help

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Christopher B, Esq.

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Juris Doctor

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My father was renting a home month to month. He was

My father was renting a home month to month. He was diagnosed with cancer and a family member moved into the rental unit to help him With his care. He passed away on August 4, 2016. On August 5, an email was sent to my father giving him 60 days to vacate. The reason for the vacate was that the rental property was being sold.My family has planned on having 60 days to remove my father's possessions. However, the new Owner has verbally informed us that he will take possession of the property sooner than the 60 days and is pressuring us to leave as soon as possible. Can the new owner force us to vacate sooner?

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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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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Gerald-Esquire

Juris Doctor

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Can I be evicted by the legal owner when I'm considered the

Can I be evicted by the legal owner when I'm considered the "equitable" owner and I'm suing the legal owner for ownership of the house?

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Irwin Law

Juris Doctor JD

8,480 satisfied customers
Thank you for taking my question. I am in a bind and time

Hello , thank you for taking my question. I am in a bind and time crunch with Senior Apts. Have lived in same Senior apt for*****30 miles each way to work a day, which is exhausting. I'm 68 yrs old, female, live along. I found a Senior apt 2 miles from work and is $400 cheaper. I was placed on a waiting list , which is normal for apts here, because their is such high demand for them. I just was notified the apt came available and I put $200 to hold it and gave notice to old landlord.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: California, Orange CountyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, that's why I'm here. I'm looking for a hours free consultation.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The old landlord wanted at least 60 days notice. I didn't give that, because I just found out about the available apt. Gave notice as soon as possible. They also have had us pay an extra 1200-1900 dollar up front guarantee. So they charged $600 move, then yearly rental increases, plus this extra large amount of money and if you don't sign a yearly lease, the ASSUME you want to go month to month and charge you a lot more money for rent. They also charge you for a carport.

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

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I have a rental and an unmarried couple have lived there 3

I have a rental and an unmarried couple have lived there 3 years each paying their part of the rent. However, the woman has taken up with another man and no longer pays her share of the rent, no takes any part in cooking and upkeep. I am told she is spending nights with another man. Both of their names are ***** ***** rental agreement. Is there any way I can file eviction notice against her only?

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David Stewart

Vice President Legal Affairs

Juris Doctor

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I have a tenant who hired a handyman to paint his unit. They

I have a tenant who hired a handyman to paint his unit.They came and asked me to let them in and paint his unit because he wasn't home.They said they "weren't" licensed, bonded or insured so I told them I couldn't let them in.I wasn't notified of his hiring of the painter.I gave the tenant a letter (that I still have dated 05-30-16) stating if he wanted tohire a painter he needs to be contractor whose licensed, bonded and insured& that we need to approve of them beforehand (to make sure they'relicensed, bonded and insured). He didn't do this.The tenant says the painters won't return unless he pays them again and is angryI turned them away. He wants me to pay for another painter to finish the job.Please advise

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LawTalk

Attorney at Law

Juris Doctor

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I am curious of my legal standing in disputing a termination

I am curious of my legal standing in disputing a termination of lease, including no penalties, and non-payment of further rent while vacating.8 months into a 12 month lease we had a City of Portland inspector from the Bureau of Developmental Services inspect our apartment for possible code violations. This was prompted by mold on our bathroom ceiling and my inclination was they were in violation. I bathroom has neither a window, nor a vent. Regardless of mold, which was covered in their mold addendum, it creates a hospitable environment for such and no way to properly manage it.The city report also covered some 15 violations, 4 of which were health, safety sanitation violations. Including construction being made without permits. Our apartment was not deemed unlivable but these issues are extremely concerning nonetheless.I have proposed the solution of our 30 days notice commencing on written approval of their agreement to no contractual early termination penalty, full refund of our deposit, and non payment of rent during our process of vacating.I am curious of our legal grounds moving forward, i do not wish to seek damages beyond what i have outlined in our separation agreement. I would like to move forward with finding and securing a new apartment to live in, without making a hasty uninformed decision.

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Asad Rahman

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J.D.

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