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I have a storage property of which I did fall behind on
I have a storage property of which I did fall behind on payments. Received a letter via mail June 15, 2016 stating I was behind on rent for unit and currently owed $660.00 (rent plus a lien) which must be paid in full within 14 days of date of letter. Letter continued to say I was now denied access to storage until said time of being current on rent. In addition if we wished to continue renting we needed to fill out paper to haveof the Storage automatic withdrawals from checking account and if we do not wish to remain in unit we must be moved out by end of July and you will have to add July's rent if not automated.We paid the $660.00 and filled out the form to have automated payments made. I talked with the lady of which she stated once payment had cleared she would get in contact with us to get our access back. We waited a bit for understating the clearing of the check. However, the check cleared our bank June 29, 2016 and as of this date we have yet to here from her and do not have access to our stuff. She did not do the July automated payments (reason unknown) we have attempted to contact her via phone left several messages as well as sent email requesting us to find out what we need to do to get our stuff. Again nothing. Now we are almost to the end of July and we want to just get our stuff out and cant and don't know what to do. could you please on what we could possibly do to get our belongings?With Sincere ThanksMarvin Miller
Our son's basement apartment in the landlords house was
Our son's basement apartment in the landlords house was flooded with soiled water and everything was compromised.The lease is up in September. Serv pro put a few things out of harms way and bagged all his clothes into the garage. The apartment is being gutted.Most of the furniture is ruinedhe does not have renters insurance, and the landlord says she has no responsibility, otherwise incommunicado.She is holding last months rent and security.what are his rights?Waht are his rights?
Can a landlord be held liable to tenant's vehicle due to
Can a landlord be held liable for damages to tenant's vehicle due to known unsafe parking conditions? All agreements to address unsafe ï > tenant were not carried out as agreed and not done within a reasonable period of time.I am not sure if this case would meet standards to prove landlord negligence or any liability/responsibility for any portion of damages...initially i had no intention to pursue any form of compensation/reimbursement from landlord, however their recent threats and hostility have made me wonder if they are actually liable or were guilty of negligence in this matterI hope these details help guide the determination of those things:In October (3 months after move in), my unoccupied vehicle was totaled while parked in front of my residence by a passing vehicle.Landlord failed to disclose that their vehicle had also been struck and significantly damaged while parked in the same curb space prior to tenant initial lease agreement (landlord lives in first floor of house, tenant rents 2nd floor).Following the October incident that caused over $15,000 loss to tenant,Landlord stated that the tenant would be provided a safe reserved parking spot within the home's fenceline to avoid the curb parking spot.After landlord received warning leter from city that parking on that part of the yard suject.to t violated a code re: surface parking/allowable parking areas, the landlor>d offered a second solution to "stack" or double park the tenant's and landlord's vehicles in single lane driveway until they were able to get variance approve55mmm??m (d.Landlord substantioally delayed waiver a, whicb if it had been done in february woukdplicationwaited until late February to contact the city to request code variance. Landlord has admitted in writing to tenant that they did not take any actions to submit waiver application or even initiate the process until 4 months later and the attwmlgand the 1st attempt they made to contact city about code ezvia email to city employee 4 months after the tenants car was total loss. accident month afte they made no attempts to follow up on the request despite a month passing with no response. No phone calls...just the one email...On multiple occasions tenant had to request the landlord (who also lives on property) pull in to the driveway far enough to allow tenant car space to pull in behind and be safe within the residence perimeter as was previously agreed.On one such occasion in late April, the tenant's vehicle was again not provided ample room, forcing tenant to park in unsafe dangerous conditions, and as unbelievable as the odds must be, the tenant's new vehicle that replaced the one totaled in october, was struck twice in the same week of late Aptil while parked/unoccupied. Total damages for the two April incidents are still climbing, but have cost over $13,000 so far and have taken substantial emotional toll due to complications of claims, repairs taking over 90 days, and hostility from landlord due to perceived inconvenience of shuffling vehicles. To reduce any unneccesary burden on landlord, tenant made keys to their vehicle available at all times..now the landlord insists this was only a special favor to allow dbl parking in driveway and they have zero responsibility or obligation regarding tenant's vehicle "issues" or tenant's personal safety while entering and exiting vehicle in the curb spot*Example of level of danger to property and bodily injury (during the 1st accident in April, after hitting the tenant's vehicle, the driver attempted to flee the scene and nearly hit a man getting out of his vehicle a few houses down). Luckily the young man heard the impact and squeal of driver hitting my car, and had quick thinking to jump back in his vehicle and shut his door before driver made full impact with his parked vehicle. He probably would have been killed if he had hesitated even a second or two). I only provided the extra info about neighbor to reiterate how dangerous this street is and how unsafe i feel as a tenant, both for my property losses and personal injury risks.I hope you can provide me some guidance regarding my rights to safely access my rented home and whether i should ask them to reconsider reinstating the "favor" to allow double parking, esp due to their continued lack of effort to pursue code exemption. (Tenant has physically gone out to collect addresses of homes on the same street with driveways/parking that violate same code & were granted permits. These were given to landlord to help reduce burden of collecting info to support request for code exception...however, t*he Landlord has only made 2 attempts to email city about the code waiver since the last April accident. No other attempts, such as a phone call or visit to city office have been made at any time between the first incident in october 2015 to july 2016
We are being threatened to be sued by person that purchased
We are being threatened to be sued by person that purchased our house. He has had water in the basement of the house. He had an inspection before the purchase and nothing was noted on the inspection report. He says he paid $15000 in repairs and remediation. He says we should have disclosed. We never lived in or even overnighted in the house. We owned it for 10 years. Rented it to the same renters for 7 years. Then we listed the house for sale. My husband painted the whole house before we listed. Including the basement. He has always painted the walls and floors of our houses. His repair people say we were trying to cover the water issue by painting. Also he says the drain tiles were in need of repair. Again, not noted on the inspection report or known to us. His lawyer is requesting $9500 to settle the issue before the case is filed. Any suggestions? This is in Wisconsin.
I have an HOA disagreement because they are telling me that
I have an HOA disagreement because they are telling me that we cannot have a rent free guest staying in the condo if there is no home owner present. Does this sound that a possible restriction to you?We have also been told that moving a home owner in to live with the guest would not alleviate the violation unless the guest left the premises.
I am being sued in Massachusetts by Amica Insurance to a
I am being sued in Massachusetts by Amica Insurance for damages to a room renter in my house whose vehicle got vandalized. Neither the owner of the vehicle or anyone else heard or saw the incident. It is surmised by the owner and the insurance company. Moreover I and the defendent never had one bad word between us.The reason he surmises I did it is my wife and I had an argument. I was intoxicated and created a scene within the house and ended up being taken out of the house by an ambulance after a self-inflicted injury to my head. The police came as well as the ambulance I stayed over night in the hospital I left home at 8:30pm.the plaintiff the next morning saw that his cars hood had holes in it. And because of what happened that evening surmised I did it.I even asked him if he was sure it happened on my property to begin with because he drove home from Worcester that day from work and may not noticed his car was vandalized to begin with. He was certain it must of been me.Now the Plaintiff agrees we never even had a bad word between us. He rented from me for about 2 1/2 years 4 nights a week and would drive home to CT to be with his family Friday-Sunday. We had coffee every morning together. Approximately twice a month we would invited him for dinner and wine. I am a CPA he is a pharmacology professor.The police never came regarding the incident. No charges filed. But things changed because his car was vandalized and he believed I did it. Because again the argument with my wife and I. I punched the wall in anger and broke some dishes and fell to the ground where I banged my head and needed 4 staples my wife had told me she was leaving me for another man. So to him where there is smoke there is fire.I was done at least 10 hours in the hospital when he first discovered this damage to his vehicle.I have no knowledge of how his vehicle was damaged. And there was zero reason and motive for me doing so. Again I reiterate he and I were always on excellent terms for 2 1/2 years.The complaint reads the motor vehicle was struck and damaged as the result of the negligent and/or reckless acts of the defendant Mark S. , his agent, servant, employee or other party.Please let me state at the time we had two other room renters a Cancer researcher and a Chef. Also 3 of my sons were home at the time. We have 6 bedrooms.So am I toast since the lawsuit basically includes everyone in the house. Or where there is smoke there is fire.The statement of damages they want me to pay is $3,710.35 which includes auto damages and rental car. I presume my insurance company did not cover this as well. That is another question should they have?If I fight this in court and lose will it cost me more that $3,710.35.What is your opinion?
I received a summons from an New York City Civil Court, toView more legal questions
I received a summons from an New York City Civil Court, to answer a suit filed by my previous landlord in the Bronx. I Now live in Rockland County (for the last 5 months) and have no ties to NYC or the Bronx. After living at that residence for 10 years, I moved, doing normal painting and repairs on my departure. The landlord brought suit charging he had to renovate the property at a cost of $5,500.00 and is suing me for that amount plus interest and costs. It is my understanding that in order to bring this suit in an NYC court, I, the defendant, must have a tie to NYC. I do not. I would like advice on moving to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction, which I believe applies. I do not wish to file any counter claims, although I could if necessary.