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My (Calif) tenant renewed s one year lease. After 18 months,
My (Calif) tenant renewed his one year lease. After 18 months, he found a house he liked better. I said he broke lease. He said it was justified because the garage room didn't have permits. Tenant reported the room. After he moved out, I got a violation notice. My tenant sued me for moving expenses and his security deposit.Judge ruled garage room was worth $350. and main house $2,000. He awarded Tenant18 months of rent at $350. (6,300.) Then ruled Tenant broke lease and owed me $2,000. for the one month the house was vacate.Qs 1. tenant never asked for back rent, so I didn't have a chance to defend myself. 2. Why doesn't estoppel apply? He used the room, knowing it had no permit. 3. Appeal?
The closing was held up days past the date due to the out of
The closing was held up for several days past the date due to the out of the country seller not getting some required forms over. The Buyer has to move on the day that was scheduled since his home Buyer is closing at the same time and moving into the buyers home. Also the Buyer is unable to reschedule his mover. What can be done to let the buyer into the property he is buying without actually turning over possession until the closing is completed? Could the Seller lease the buyer the property for a week - is this a good solution??
My old landlord did not return my security deposit when I
My old landlord did not return my security deposit when I moved out. He cited a clause that was hand written on the last page of lease starting there would be a $25 per month annual increase. But the problem I have is that we verbally agreed to void that increase before the first year was over. My lease was for 3 years. Can he keep my deposit even though he didn't enforce the rent increase when year two began?The apartment I'm speaking of is in Nashua, NH.
My husband and I rented a home from a private person in Va
Hello,My husband and I rented a home from a private person in Va for 2 yrs. At the end of our lease, we spent over $850 on professional cleaning and carpet cleaning. We did a walk through with our landlord. He told us everything was good. He would cut us a check for our $2200 security deposit within 72 hrs. One week later, he emailed us and told us the carpets had pet urine on them. Carpets needed cleaned again. They were to his satisfaction. Almost 45 days later, still no security deposit. Sent a multitude of emails and texts asking for it. Barely a response. On day 34 (after we vacated), we received our security deposit which was $1900 instead of $2200 because of:1. $185 for Professional redo of cleaning the carpets from pet stains (we had already given a $300 no refundable pet deposit upon signing the lease)2. $75 for a repair of a broken screen (which was broken when we moved in and documented as damaged on our move in checklist)3. 3.94 For apparent missing keys to a doorMy question is:1. Aren't we owed the interest that was accrued on our original $2200 security deposit?2. We gave a pet deposit of $300 already that should have covered the cost of the carpet cleaning which they told us cost $1853. We shouldn't be charged for a broken screen for $75 that was already noted on our move in checklist that was damaged from the prior tenantWhat legal action can we take that will get us the remainder of our deposit back plus the accrued interest?
Owner will not replace Air Conditioner,There have been 4
Owner will not replace Air Conditioner,There have been 4 vendors there to do repairs and maintenace, but Air is still not working properly.Mind you I live in Riveride CA. I no Air is not Inhabital condition, but the lease we signed stated central air and heating. Is there anything we can do?
We moved into our rental June 1st, the AC was not cooling
We moved into our rental June 1st, the AC was not cooling anymore we called our property management technic***** *****ne on June 26th to ask to have it looked at. Day 30 of no AC will be July 25th. We are looking at the Abandonment remedy. We 2 small children in the home, and have a doctors note stating the kids need a temperature controlled environment for their health.JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Will they contact me?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, i don't know where to start
My old landlord is trying to get me to replace the carpet in
My old landlord is trying to get me to replace the carpet in our old house. I did not believe it was damaged, definitely not enough to warrant replacement they provided no evidence of the damage and we had no security deposit. Are we on the hook for the carpet?
I have received a summon letter from an attorneyView more real estate law questions
Hi, I have received a summon letter from an attorney representing the bank who foreclosed the property that my past landlord Alex used to own. They ask me to respond with a defense letter to both the plaintiff's attorney and the court.The reason I was involved was because I was renting a couple years ago, when I moved out, the owner Alex refused to return my security deposit. I filed a small claim and won the case. The owner refuse to pay me, so I put a lien on his property by having the judgement letter recorded with the county. Now Alex foreclosed his property, the bank has sued him. Because I put a lien on that property, I became one of the defendants.Please advice what I should do? Should I just respond by explaining and also attach a photocopy of the judgement letter (or an official copy). I only have one official copy and don't want to give it up. Plus I need two copies to both the plaintiff and the court. How am I going to handle this? Thanks.