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.
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
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.
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?
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?
I found an listing on Apartment.com and I'm interested in
I found an listing on Apartment.com and I'm interested in it. I contacted the agent to view the unit. The agent asked me to fill the lease form with my information and make booking deposit of the first month rent and deposit. The contract clearly stated all deposit will refund if we don't like the unit upon viewing. After we paying the deposit, the agent said we have to pay 1500 extra for the home insurance to the landlord. If we don't, " In the event the applicant fails to take possession after the rental application is accepted, the Deposit and/or first month's rent will be forfeited as liquidated damages.Before release of the keys and actual move-in, the Apartment Insurance – Protecting Your Apartment...2015 HUD Resolution, if applicable, must also be paid." He also said the landlord just inform him and now we have to pay it before viewing. This is what he said, "The landlord just inform me that you should pay just the insurance that is in importance when viewing all move in you can now pay the balance $1000, the landlord has accept you...."
Occupants including a brother are not on the rental
Occupants including a brother are not on the rental agreement. I will name them and all others in possession, on a 3 day notice to pay or quit. A sister that was on the rental agreement moved out a month ago. She had an understanding with her brother that he would move out by the 7th of Dec. On Dec.7th he was sentenced to 6 months in jail, with no bail. His girl friend with another person are still there.Do I put the sister's name who has moved out on the 3 day notice pay or quit? The original rental agreement included their parents who recently died who I have not put on the 3 day notice to pay or quit. I do not want to go after damages.
On Nov 13, 2015 I was approved apartment in LA county after
On Nov 13, 2015 I was approved for an apartment in LA county after completing a rental application with credit check. The original agreement was to rent the apartment with a one year lease (as indicated in that application). On Nov 16, I placed a holding deposit and the property management and I both signed their "Apartment Rented Form" for a term of one year and a specified monthly rental amount. The move in date is set for Dec 26 with the signing of a one year lease at that time. I was provided a welcome packet.Three days ago, the property manager for the property management company contacted me and stated that they now want to change the terms of agreement to a monthly rental and raise the rent to a higher amount after a couple months and at which time I would be then be able to sign a year lease. This was not the original agreement. Is the "Application Rented Form" a legally binding document given that now they are trying to change the terms? I want to move into the apartment under what we agreed upon when I gave them the holding deposit, what is my recourse?
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