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I submitted a rental application online at an apartment

I submitted a rental application online at an apartment website. I paid an application fee and deposit online. The leasing agent phoned the next day to confirm my intentions. I asked her to confirm the monthly rent price based upon what I saw on the website and she did confirm that price over the telephone. I visited the apartment complex to see a model of the apartment. Upon arrival, I was advised by the same listing agent that they would not honor the price that was posted on their website at the time of my application. I was told that there had been a mistake and that the actual price of the apartment is $155 more per month than advertised. Do i have any legal recourse in this matter?

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Barrister

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I just discovered today that I am in an illegal sublease.

Hello! I just discovered today that I am in an illegal sublease. The person on the actual lease never told the rental company that he was going to sublease out rooms in their house and has been overcharging us for 5 months. Now the rental company wants myself and the other tenants to fill out a rental application to continue staying in the house. We have requested our security deposits back from the individual, what other actions do we have?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: VirginiaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The actual lease amount is $1200 and the guy who has been fraudulently renting to us has been charging us $2310

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P. Simmons

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My realtor has a lease for me to sign where the tenant is a

My realtor has a lease for me to sign where the tenant is a nurse and her husband and they are taking care of her 87 year old mother and her 62 year old brother who is slow mentally and the husband stays home to take care of them. They have only the one income listed. My question is can I legally ask that they list the other family adults and have them sign lease and disclose their income also or deny lease due to the house being a single family residence.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I have not signed the lease, and had not seen the application until last night. Realtor emailed me the lease agreement and not the rental application for me to see and respond to it before drawing up the lease. I am 76 years old and realtor is pushing me to sign today because tenants need to move out.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Realtor said that I will have a lawsuit if I don't sign. House has a pool and I am afraid that it is a safety hazard for the 62 year old. Tenants are currently renting a few streets in the neighborhood. Tenant has not signed agreement for me to call or given references. Credit score is 679 , which is below average, I think. She has filed for bankruptcy in past, had foreclosure, and debt problems ( not specified ) . Tenant works in local hospital in ER. My only concern is the husband not having a job and the two other adults and if I have to evict them for any reason it will cause a problem. I told this to the realtor and she agreed, said that would be a problem.

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Barrister

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I am the seller selling a manufactured home. A girl who is

I am the seller selling a manufactured home. A girl who is 18 years old signed a contract with me to buy my home.She signed the purchase contract I wrote which said she gave me $1000 deposit. Then the contract said in 3-4 days by a specific date she was to wire me the money to pay cash for home. She had full amount agreed purchase price cash. Then I wrote in contract that I'd give her totle in 5 days as Id need send for it.I was prepared to follow dates of contract.But I told her verbally she needed to apply to rent land from HOA MANUFACTURED HOME PARK for $747.00 written on Zillow.com ad she read. My home is on land she has to rent from park. (I just mentioned this verbally.)The buyer ignored my date to wire me the full balance due for home money and instead took a whole week at her convenience to fill out rental application to park. She delayed turning in application to park for a week.I told her verbally first day she needed to have income $2500 to qualify to rent land from park. I told her it again 2 more times that week and kept asking her to not delay and wire me home noney.When she finally turned in application to rent land at park office, she did not show $2500 income; but instead only showed $2000 monthly income. Park said they would not rent to her. Then she blamed me when I told her she needed to pay house utilities.Now she blames me for keeping her deposit of $1000 for breach contract dates. I had no written contingency clauses to return money if she broke dates. She ignored dates and delayed for 2 weeks turning in application. Which in fall-I lost buyers and now I have to pay rent myself and stay. It's getting too late to sell home.Her mother threatens to bring law suit. (Although I know it's small claim court.). The family ignores me when I say she broke contract. I notice mostly mom doesn't believe and either does her daughter believe she had to follow contract.The date she signed contract was OCT 20, 3016. She was supposed to wire earnest money it says in contract on Oct 22-23. Contract says to close sale and give her title on Oct29. She didn't wire me money on Ict 21 or 22. On Oct 29 she said she didn't want to buy home after all. On Oct. 27 she turned in rental application. She had lost her social security number and it wasn't convent to fax so she'd keep delaying doing the rental application. I told her time was essential and she was already not following contract dates. I never knew anyone to take a whole week at their convenience to turn in rental land application to the office of park.I even said to her daughter that because she broke contract I lost my new home because I fell out of contract. Girl doesn't apologize but mother demands she will call Indian reservation lawyer and bring law suit on me. Daughter who was buyer is from Indian reservation.Help?I said, She's in breach my of contract timeline and no contingencies are their to exempt her from following contract so she doesn't get her deposit back.Am I protected by law to keep the $1000 of her daughter's that was deposit on purchase of home?

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Gerald-Esquire

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I am a landlord who moved a tenant in a room in a seven

I am a landlord who moved a tenant in a room in a seven bedroom house where rooms are rented separately in Portland Oregon in June 16th 2016. The resident had agency funding for move in funds and security deposits. When the resident didn't pay rent a 72 hour notice was delivered to the resident. At the first appearance Landlord Solutions attended for my company and the resident lawyered up and wanted a trial. I served the 72 hr notice at 11:00 am on the 9th and yesterday I found a call was made to the city on the 9th in the afternoon. The tenants removed the smoke alarms and also have done damages to this home they are all on drugs which is another reason there were no negotiations. I received an answer for the trial which included lack of service. The rooms in this house are numbered 1 thru 7. The tenants rental application and agreement and court documents state room 6 and she is claiming she is in room 7. Its impossible. The other answer was that there are habitability issues and that the management company which is myself didn't do repairs so they didn't pay rent. The management company which was unaware repairs were needed until the 8th when I went to collect rent at that time the residents claimed there were no smoke alarms and the sump pump wasn't working properly. I purchased smoke alarms on the 9th and had them installed by maintenance in common areas and the residents denied access to their rooms. Later is was found out that the when the city went to the property 2 days ago the smoke alarms had been removed once again. When maintenance was there they put a deadbolt on the bathroom door posted a sign that said out of order please use bathrooms on the main level. This home has 3 full bathrooms. I purchased a sump pump three days ago after determining for the third time in three months there were paraphernalia, drugs and needles clogging the pump and grinder. This pumped has been fixed and repaired 4 times in the last 5 months and this final time the pump had been completely blown. The owner does not have enough money for an attorney so I will be representing the case and need some assistance.I have many many texts in my log from all tenants with none of them requesting repairs or even letting me know anything was wrong.I have photos of the piles of clutter, garbage drugs and receipts that prove I went to the property and removed such things and took them to the local dump.I have a rental agreement from the resident with the smoke alarm box checked and dated June 13th at which they are claiming habitability issues have taken place since may 2016. This is not accurate.I have notes of drug use and guests that have been asked to leave the property nodding out on heroibn.I have letters from three residents that state the other tenant and guests are deliberalty trying to sabotage said property.On the original answer it states electrical issue and after have talked to the city he didn't find that to be an issue..Help me the property is being destroyed by drug use and the resident has needles all over her room.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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What should we do!? The apartment manager lives directly

What should we do!? The apartment manager lives directly above my husbands unit and he tried to break into his apartment Friday morning at 4:30am banging on his door, tried to use a credit card to break in, and then attempted to use his position as manager by saying "maintenance" to enter the premises. He was clearly intoxicated. When the police arrived they asked my husband for his credit card back as it went all the way through the door. My husband does not feel safe in his unit and left to come to my house. I'm sure there is confusion because I say he's my husband and we are living in two different places however we are legally separated. He went back the next day to grab a few things and two of the boards of his fence were pried off and the managers hat was on the ground in his backyard. We had received no phone calls or texts that he would be on the premises and nobody called us back in regards ***** ***** incident. My husband does not want to be in his lease anymore, and he wants to be compensated for the time he has not been able to stay there because he is uncomfortable being on the premises and basically paying for a place he is not able to use. Another of our concerns is that this unstable individual has access to the tenants rental applications which contain my husband's social security number, driver's license number, date of birth, bank account information, and previous address which is my present address. So we need an attorney to help with this situation. We have attempted to contact the property management company four different times, as well as put in writing what has taken place, no one has returned our calls

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Damien Bosco

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On April 12th, 2016 I met with an Associate at the apartment

On April 12th, 2016 I met with an Associate at the apartment complex, she gave me a tour of the facilities and even showed me how to access the parking garage from inside the building. I was told that tenants have access to all amenities, and parking in the garage is an amenity provided to all tenants, which was also stated on the website. This was something I payed close attention to because parking in a garage was high on my priority list in finding an apartment.So after viewing the facilities I decided to lease an apartment.On August 16, 2016 I received an email from the apartment stating that new residents are allowed to park in the garage temporarily and reserve parking will begin being enforced on August 22nd, 2016. This prompted me to email the General Manager because no one informed me of any kind of reserved parking and in my lease agreement it even states that parking is not assigned. The manager responded stating:" As for the parking garage, we unfortunately have limited spaces reserved for onsite parking. Unfortunately, if you have not already been issued a reserved parking space we ask that you take advantage of the parking garages FIU offers to its students. Or, you can take advantage of the free street parking or public parking lots for a small hourly fee.I wish signing a lease also guaranteed you a parking space, however we are not offering onsite parking as a free amenity. I will follow up with my team to ensure they are communicating the parking lot information that was miscommunicated to you at the time of your lease signing."As you can see, even in his reply, its contradictory to what was stated on their website as parking being an amenity. Further, over my lunch break, I decided to visit the 4th Street Commons location in hopes of finding a solution. I met with the Regional Supervisor and the only options he presented to me were to either park on the street or sublease my apartment.I'd like for them to accommodate my vehicle as I do not want to park on the street.

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legalgems

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This is with regards to my questions/concerns earlier today.

This is with regards ***** ***** questions/concerns earlier today. There is something I forgot to mention...This "additional occupant" asked to be put on the Lease about 2 weeks ago. We gave her the rental application, which she completed and submitted back to us. We wrote up an Addendum to add her (all as per the Lease Agreement), but then she decided that she did NOT want to be added.Since she declined to be added as a Tenant, does that change how she would be viewed? If she declined to be added as a tenant, she can't be viewed as a tenant, correct?

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legalgems

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I am a renting my house to a women that is in arrears

I am a renting my house to a women that is in arrears $1500.00. I have spoken to her to pay or move out. She asked me to give her the long weekend in June 2016 so she could remove her belongings. They are still there, she did not pay her electric bill so here electric has been off for sometime. I have a text from her that she would be out at that time. I put a pad lock on the driveway gate. Where do I stand legally?

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