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Our daughter is scheduled to move in to her college

Hi, Our daughter is scheduled to move in to her college apartment (not university housing) tomorrow. Her 2 roommates are moving in this week and have reported that the apartment is NOT move-in ready or even livable at this time. Her lease started 8/1/16, and our full-month's rent was paid on 8/1/16. However, no pre-cleaning has been done, the apartment is over-run with cockroaches, the dishwasher has mold growing in the bottom and there is garbage strewn all over. When my daughter questioned them yesterday, they assured her everything was taken care of (painted, sprayed for bugs, etc.) however, her roommates are there today again and are attesting that nothing has been done.Do we have any kind of recourse here? She even wants to look for another apt complex at this 11th hour before school starts on Monday. This is not a small complex. It is University Trails in Tallahassee and has a large population of FSU students. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated!

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KimberlyLaw

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I just vacated a rental that was in my name and shared with

Hello, I just vacated a rental that was in my name and shared with another roommate. The landlord and the roommate came to an agreement where they can remain in the unit on a month to month basis in their own name. The landlord just contacted me saying that my deposit will not be released until my old roommate, and the new tenant vacates the unit. Is this legal?

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RealEstateAnswer

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I have a roommate in my apartment who is classified as a

Hello, I have a roommate in my apartment who is classified as a subtenant because he is not on the lease and pays me rent every month. I told him today that my other roommate and I have been talking and wanted to ask him to leave in thirty days. He claims that he has squatters rights and that I have no legal way to evict him from the property. He's only been living on the property for 5 months. I was wondering how accurate he is in me not being able to go to court after he neglects a thirty day notice given to him

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I might have broken a verbal lease agreement. Can my

I might have broken a verbal lease agreement. Can my roommate who in a way was my landlord sue me?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New yorkJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No i haven't. I have been googlingJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I tried to get the 1st half month rent back because it was used to hold the apartment.

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Roger

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My daughter and her college roommate moved out of their apt.

My daughter and her college roommate moved out of their apt. on July 31, 2016. Wh n moving in, they paid a deposit of $925+500/pet deposit. We received an itemized list today from the landlord stating charges over and above what the deposits equaled. Their dogs did some damage to two windowsills and two sets of blinds along with one place on the carpet. All should've easily been covered in the pet deposit or definitely for the total deposit of $1425.00. He has listed charges for the repairs among other things that shouldn't have been a problem. We have asked to see his receipts for what he has spent on repairing, cleaning, etc...and show us that he did, indeed, have to spend more than what the original deposits were. He told us that he doesn't keep receipts and so, cannot show them to us. From a legal standpoint, what advice would you give us when proceeding with this matter.

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I have recently signed a lease with a time friend. but they

I have recently signed a lease with a long time friend.but they have been short on month this rent and "blew all their money" even after saying we should wait a week and they would cover the late fee as well.now they do not even have the entire amount they agreed to pay or the late fee.I was pressured into removing my name from the lease and they would move somebody else in or they will remove their name from the lease and I would have to cover the cost of owed rent and future rent by myself unless I chose to breach the lease agreement with the apartment.we talked about it later and they apologized for being irrational and trying to do such a thing just becuase they couldn't cover their half of things but all of my trust is gone and I cannot afford to take this apartment on by myself or lose my living situation at the moment.I came up with the idea of making a contract they would have to sign stating they would continue to pay rent unless we mutually agreed to breach the lease contract with the apartment and video record them singing it do I have the right idea? and what can I do to make sure my contract is valid in court or correctly created if I make one.

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New ownership of building in June 2016: The 3 day notice

New ownership of building in June 2016:The 3 day notice referenced in our summons is dated July 15th and is for rent for June 2016 and July 2016. $1595 per month.Our new Landlord slipped a photocopy of a fax of this notice into our front door on the evening of July 17th. I saw it around 6:30pm when leaving the apartment. We were home all day.On July 6th he handed me a notice that stated we owed $1725 for the month of July onlyWe payed June rent in the amount of $1650 (What the landlord said the rent was) plus a $25 returned check fee. $1500 on June 23 and $175 on the 24th IN CASH as requested. I gave him receipts and asked for written receipts from him which he said he'd do and never did. And claims we didn't pay him for JuneMy roommate is the tenant and is named in the summons and I have an agreement with him and am not named.How do we fight this .... "Gentleman"?

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My roommate and I live in Los Angeles and were served a

My roommate and I live in Los Angeles and were served a 60-day eviction notice on May 16th. We both found other living arrangements and moved out on July 2nd. My landlord sent my roommate and I a check in both of our names for the deposit by the 21-day mark. He also charged us two extra weeks of rent that he later said he would return. Upon informing him that we would like two separate checks in each of our names with our share of the deposit, he simply asked that my roommate also inform him in wiring that she would like the checks split in both of our names. It was then that I found out that she hired a lawyer and is trying to get more money from the landlord. As such, she refuses to say it is okay for him to send the checks. They could drag this legal battle out for a while and I am stuck in the middle. How can I get out of this and just get my 50% of the deposit back? What is my best option? If they are able to get more money from him, am I entitled to half of it as we have a shared lease agreement? Less concerned about the extra money, but wanting to know how I can put pressure on them to let me out of this.

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I just started a Year lease on August 1st and then received

I just started a Year lease on August 1st and then received an email on August 3rd that the owners of the townhouse are selling the property. They are offering a 50% discount on the rent for the remainder of the time I live there while it sells and closes with a 60 day notice to move out. They are very demanding that I change to a month to month lease and sign the forms by the end of today. Do I deserve more compensation? Thank you

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