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Is there a statute of limitations to a constuctive eviction,

Is there a statute of limitations to a constuctive evictionJA: Where is the property located?Customer: ocean ridge, palm beach countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no kind of long story/history

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My tenants moved into my house with brand new carpet. They

My tenants moved into my house with brand new carpet. They had a dog. I knew there was a risk to this. I generally rent to pet owners as they tend to take good care of the place. I had the carpet cleaned at my expense after 8 months. They just moved out and although there was a dog-y smell, it was clean so I refunded their deposit. I felt confident that the carpet cleaner would be able to get rid of the smell. 9 days later, the smell is still here and I might need to replace the carpet as it's the dog equivalent of sitting in an ash tray. I know this is unorthodox, but is there any legal reason why I cannot ask for a contribution from them? I know they may not give it but if I don't ask, I'll never know. thanks

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By law, doesnt my landlord have to give me 24 hours notice

By law, doesnt my landlord have to give me 24 hours notice before demanding entry into my apartment?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: MAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I filed a complaint because he showed up at my door unnannounced and demanded to be let in or he'd call the police (without any reason or prior problem or notice)--my teenager was home and scared the crap out of her. When he couldn't get in the back door, he entered the front door. I wasn't home. He then denied the whole thing.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The landlord's accusation (completely false and unfounded) was that I had someone living in the apartment and that if I did not "resolve the issue" within 24hrs he was going to begin eviction process. He also said he could enter the apt any time he wanted because he owned the place and he'd be back next week. I have multiple documentation at this point that I do not have anyone living with me, just had a visitor for 2 nights, which is allowed by my lease.

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My tenant did not put a HOLD on his mail and forgot to set

My tenant did not put a HOLD on his mail and forgot to set his alarm while he was gone for vacation, so his mails were overflow outside the mail box which showed that no one was at home for sometimes. He had a break-in while he was gone. The front door was totally damaged. He does not have tennant's insurane. My insurance will cover, but I still have $2000 deductable that I need to pay. Is he responsibil for the repair of the front door partially becuase of tennant's neglegence?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CAJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Police reportJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Just want to know who's responsibility.

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I have a month to month lease agreement with my tenant.

I have a month to month lease agreement with my tenant. Before the New Year I told him that I'm planning to sell the property and I want him out by February 1st. He verbally agreed. Than yesterday he called me to tell me that he won't be paying his rent until January 15th because he don't have money yet. He asked me to take his security deposit,half of his monthly rent as partial rent payment. When I asked him to pay within 10 days he became very rood and offensive. Shall I give him 30 day notice letter or 3 day eviction notice? Please advice.Thank you.

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I rented a room in my house, with full use of appliances on

I rented a room in my house, with full use of appliances on a month to month lease, utilities included up to a max of $100 per utility. After 1 month the tenant decided it wasn't the place for him. Lease stating a 30 day vacating notice required to get security back, the tenant only gave 10 days. Does he get full security back. He also decided to over use the utilites leaving water constantly run for hours. Using wsher and dryer with nothing in it.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: PennaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No. He just left Dec 30 at midnight and wants the security now.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: He did sign a lease as a month to month tenant using utilities at an economical manner and giving me 30 day notice to vacate.

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CAN I TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST A REAL ESTATE BROKER FOR NOT

CAN I TAKE LEGAL ACTION AGAINST A REAL ESTATE BROKER FOR NOT REFUNDING MY $1,500.00 SECURITY DEPOSIT IN FLORIDA?

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Just moved out of a rental and landlord is price gouging us

just moved out of a rental and landlord is price gouging us on the security deposit to get as much money as he can possibly get, I know he is legally allowed to charge up to 3x the amount of deposit which is exactly what he did, he took deposit and itemized everything to add up to 3x the depositJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: tx part of it is $1500 to mow the lawn trim bushes and pick up leaves?? we used his personal lawn keeper who would only charge us $75 to do all of that, is this legal he also charged us $2500 to repaint the entire inside of house floor to ceiling is what it says in his addendumJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: he is basicall charging us to repaint and carpet the house so he can get it ready for next people, but normal wear and tear should not countJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no paperwork has been filed, that is all

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Tacoma wa. I looked at a commercial office space today

Tacoma wa. I looked at a commercial office space today advertising wired for laundry and full shower good for spa. $1200 a month. Was told my 1 gallon pedicures would use too much water and running a school may damage floors . Price for unit $1500 month plus $5000 damage and first and last months rent . Is that legal?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Tacoma, wa.98409 commercial propertyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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