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How r u? I'm attempting to move in with a friend that is

Hi how r u? I'm attempting to move in with a friend that is already on the lease. The HOA denied my application because of credit score. My roommate has a 633 I have a 645. They are saying now that they want a 650. Does this sound legal.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: In floridAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes I payed a company to do a full check and submitted a signed lease. The denial was solely on the credit.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Is there a limit in NYC to what a real-estate broker can

is there a limit in NYC to what a real-estate broker can charge to process an rental application?

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This is an early termination lease question. I had to

Hello. This is an early termination lease question. I had to terminate my lease based on one of my roommates bringing a violent drug addict in to our house who assaulted and threatened me. I received a temporary restraining order and gave the landlord 30 days notice. I have received a letter stating they are sending me (and my other roommate) to collections and ruin my credit etc.I have the paper trail of email through the entire process. The landlord Mosser Properties knew what was going on and said it should not be an issue because of the criteria met for early lease termination. We were not asking for our deposit back because we had to term the lease. They have our original deposits. Thanks, *****

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My daughter rents an apartment with two roommates. When they

My daughter rents an apartment with two roommates. When they took possession of the lease/apt, there were walls/doors already installed to turn the dining room into an additional bedroom. They just received a note from the landlord saying any "temporary walls" need to be removed by the tenant whether installed by current or previous tenants. Can they do this?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Evanston, ILJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Legal paperwork? No? She has a leaseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just to be clear... the walls were there before current tenants moved in and landlord definitely knows about them

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Loren - I spoke to you last week about my residency with the

Hello Loren - I spoke to you last week about my residency with the Irvine Company and the resident manage trying to single me out. I have a scheduled appointment to meet with his regional manager Tuesday @ 5:00 I've had enough. The resident Manager has been calling my roommate to transfer to another apartment and telling her he won't charge her another 45.00 dollars to run her credit if she stays in the building. I've emailed him and cc;d the regional manager what he has been doing. very unethical behavior. Loren do i have a case?

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I'm looking for some legal advice on eviction law, Chico,

I'm looking for some legal advice on eviction lawJA: Where is the property located?Customer: Chico, CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no, I need some legal advice to ensure that this is indeed required in this situation or if there is other recourseJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: My son is at Chico State and he and his roommate (both on lease) sublet a room to somebody (verbally, no paperwork, and against the terms of their lease) who has become verbally abusive and threatening. They have since learned that she has had multiple prior arrests, including assault with a deadly weapon. My son is fearful of this person but she won't leave. When he contacted the police, they told him they can't intervene unless there is more substantial cause and that she will need to be evicted. I want to ensure that this is legally correct or if there is other recourse, and if we do need to evict I will need somebody to handle the process.

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My landlord has decided to sell the property where I am

My landlord has decided to sell the property where I am renting. Our landlord lives on-site (or at least was living on-site) in the master bedroom of the house. There are two other renters and myself each renting a room in this 4 bedroom house, with access to the common areas. We each have individual, 12-month leases. My lease is up on Aug. 22, 2017 (so a little over 2 months). My landlord/roommate did not give notice that she was selling the house. I found out by coming home last Sunday to find a for-sale sign in the yard. She refused to return texts/messages requesting information about what is going on with the house and went to her parents house so as not to have to have a conversation with us. She did send a group text giving us notice of the first showing on Tuesday. We have had multiple showings this week. Some we were given 24-hr notice of, some we were given notice less then 24-hr, others came at times earlier than the notice that was given, and still others have just shown up without any notice at all. They put lock-boxes out front of the house, which I expressed concern with to my landlord (via text as this is the only form of communication to which she is responding at this point). I am concerned that given the fact that realtors have been showing up unannounced, that they are probably doing so during the day when no one is at the house as well. I am uncomfortable with this situation, especially given the lack of communication. I am just curious what hours are appropriate/allowable to schedule showings, how much notice is actually required, what recourse we have for unannounced showings, and if we have any rights regarding the lock boxes (can we request that they be removed while there are still tenants living in the units).JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes, I am sorry. New Jersey.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: What kind of paperwork? We have lease agreements, but there has been no written notice or paperwork related to the sale of the property.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No, I don't think so. Thank You.

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I moved into an apt last Monday in Largo. After signing the

I moved into an apt last Monday in Largo. After signing the lease, I have had several problems with the apt. The lock was broken when I moved in, the patio door also broken, toilet running, no AC on one day and now they are telling me that I can not have a window fan (eye sore)-not in lease and I can not put my cat tower near any window (eye sore)-not in lease. Do I have grounds to terminate the lease? Also, after moving in, the tenants above are really loud and the PM said that is why the other renters left.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Largo, FLJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No,JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The apt is completely diffferent than the layout that I was shown. I moved in on June 5th instead of June 8th because they said it was ready and then have had all these problems and can not leave work to attend to my cat & dog for them to come into my apt.

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My sister put down a $1000.00 deposit on a house that is

My sister put down a $1000.00 deposit on a house that is being renovated. She was to move in the end of June. In the meantime she has been cleaning and stripping wallpaper. The landlord told her it will be 8 months before all the work is done, bathroom gutted, water redirected so the downstairs won't be so musty and will be usable, etc. She was also going to paint all the rooms. Her roommate has backed out on the lease mainly because the downstairs (where he was going to live) won't be ready when they move in. She asked the landlord if she could pay $800 a month rent until the house is finished & still move in the end of June. He checked with his tax account and he said "no". This makes no sense because no one else will live there the way it is now. The landlord is only giving her back $200 of her $1000 deposit. Can he legally do this?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm sorry, it is in Knoxville, TN.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No, this just happened today. She is so upset and depressed that she is willing to let it go. I can't do that because I think this is so wrong. She wanted that house so bad.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I can't think of anything right now. She is meeting with the landlord at 3:00 to return the key, get her cleaning supplies from over there and her $200.

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