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Thanks help. I am renting a house ( last 6 years) landlords

Hi, thanks for your help.I am renting a house (for the last 6 years) landlords are lazy and cheap. OK. $2200/monthThere is a tree in the back yard which has been splitting a bit more with each storm, and now - one of the heavy branches is overhanging the backyard and deck.Told them this tree was an issue 5 yrs ago, They never bothered. Now it is worse than before.I have dogs and I also have some expensive patio furniture. If that large branch splits and falls - something is going to happen (to my dog or the furniture.)They are coming tomorrow night to "look" at it.What recourse do I have, please?? This is really dangerous now. Some heavy windstorms and rains have really taken a chunk from this tree. It does not ALL have to be removed - but the split parts need attentionTHANKS SO MUCH for your valuable time and expertise.

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I HAD to temporarily move in w/ a relative who has been

I HAD to temporarily move in w/ a relative who has been diagnosed Bi Polar. One agreement was for her to have my car key ONLY to move my car when needed. She "broke in" to my car when there was no need to move it and w/ no consent went into my glove compartment, found a letter that had nothing to do w/ her, stole it, and refused to give it back. She doesn't deny any of this! Then she immediately tried emphatically to throw me out until I told her of tenant rights. My main question is: I had lived there for 18 months (of course I wanted to be out sooner but we also never even set a vague end date) and I had read that if someone has lived somewhere for over a year, they have 60 days to move out. I was doing chores every week but wasn't paying rent. I wanted to know about the amount of time I had to leave?Thanks, ***** ***** can reach me at:***@******.*** (text) ******

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I mailed my 30 days notice to my landlords and asked them

I mailed my 30 days notice to my landlords and asked them for an inspection day/time. After I did not hear back from them, I emailed them my 30 days notice again and asked them when is a good time to do the inspection. They said they never received my 30 days notice and they don't want to do inspection. I should just leave the key on the kitchen counter and leave. So, I cleaned the apartment, left the key on the kitchen counter and left. I sent them an email and provided my address for them to send me my security deposit. They did not send me my security deposit as required with 21 days and when they send me a check it was only for the cleaning deposit and they kept my last month rent check. They sent me a letter explaining why they did not refund my full deposit, which was dated May 10, a check which was dated May 13 for the cleaning deposit and few days rent, saying that they rented the apartment on May 21st and they are giving me back 9 days rent back. I did give my 30 days notice because they knowingly rented an illegal apartment to me above their garage next to a drug house. I did not know this until I moved there and heard loud offensive rap music coming from the drug house. I stated in my 30 days notice those reasons. In my view they are retaliating and refusing the give me my full deposit. What can I do legally to get the rest of my security deposit?

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Barrister

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Is this a legally sound demand letter? it is agricultural

Is this a legally sound demand letter? it is for a agricultural lease with an understanding of that a residential spot would be provided for an RV.Susan ******** **** **** Road****, [email protected] ***** ****,On April 15th, 2016, the tenants signed a lease for the "Hazelnut Orchard" and paid you $40,000. Since then, you have violated quiete enjoyment several times, failed to provide a habitable residency, and the terms of our understanding were not legal. The contract is void. I have repeatedly made attempts to collect, but you have not come forth with the money.Due to your breach of contract, I have incurred expenses totaling over $2,600 which increase daily. I am requesting that you make the payment, $42,600 in full by May 20th, 2016, or make specific arrangements to pay the balance.I will expect a response to this letter no later than May 20th, 2016. If this matter is not resolved by the time specified above, I reserve the right to commence legal proceedings to recover the debt without further notice to you and this letter may be tendered in court as evidence of your failure to pay.SincerelyAlexander ********-B **** **** #********, Oregon****

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Roger is familiar with this issue. I can wait if

Roger is familiar with this issue. I can wait for him if that makes it easier.Our rental contract states: "TAA Membership. We represent that, at the time of signing thisLease, we, the management company representing us, or any locator service that procured you is a member in good standing of both the Texas Apartment Association and the affiliatedlocal apartment association for the area where the apartment is located. The member is either an owner/management-company member or an associate member doing business as a locator service (whose name and address must be disclosed on page 8).If not, the following applies: (A) this Lease is voidable at your option and is unenforceable by us (except for property damages); and (B) we may not recover past or future rent or other charges."Checking with the local TAA associations, there is no record of the property management company or the PM company owner being a member. The Taa association director of government affairs said if they aren't a member, then the contract is null and void, and technically, we are trespassing, and could be kicked out at any time. The way I read the contract is that WE have the option to terminate, but don't have to. From their side, the contract is unenforceable on us (and most importantly, they can't force us to move. Is that correct?

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Roger

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We started renting a house in Oct, 15. There are maintenance

We started renting a house in Oct, 15. There are maintenance items still outstanding from the original punch list delivered at the end of Oct. The latest is an AC unit starting to fail (can't keep up if outside temp goes over 80.) This issue was reported Tue. A repair man was promised first Thur, then Fri. Nobody ever showed, and no response on when they would be scheduled. This is only one of a long list maintenance items (including a broken tree limb and leaking outdoor faucet causing pooling water that the City of Dallas says provides a place for mosquitos to bread.) What recourse do I have to get things fixed in a timely fashion? For instance, after X days with no reponse, can I call an AC repair company, and reduce the rent payment by the cost of the repair? Thanks.

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Is there any rent control in Marin County, CA around the

Is there any rent control in Marin County, CA around the Canal Area?

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Barrister

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So I purchased a restaurant back in November 2015 but lease

so I purchased a restaurant back in November 2015 but lease the space from a landlord. I complained to the landlord in December that the roof was leaking and that I needed to be fixed. Finally in April the landlord had contacted the roofer who originally replaced the roof a few years back and told him he must replace the roof. On April 30th 2016 the roof was replaced. On May 1st we had major water damage to the restaurant caused by improper installation to the roof. Much of my equipment I own was damaged and so was the floor and ceiling of the building. I have contacted the roofers insurance and my own insurance but the landlord refuses to do help in anyway. The landlord just keeps telling me I must contact the roofers insurance and that he has nothing to do with it. When the company who was supposed to remove the old floor came and needed authorization to remove the floor they asked if I owned the building which I explained I lease it they explained to me they could not start any work until the building owner approved and signed paperwork allowing them to start working. My insurance company has also told me they cannot cover any damage to the building and cannot authorize any work to be done that only what I own is covered. They explained to me the landlord legally cannot hinder this process and that it extends the time I am out of business. Is my landlord breaking the law not approving work to be done and refusing to help in this matter? What steps legally can I pursue to get him to call his insurance and file a claim. Can I sue the landlord for this? it has already been 1 week since the incident and I am being told the longer it takes to get him to comply the longer I will be out of business = greater loss of revenue and the longer it takes the more likely my employees are to leave and go find new jobs as they are not working or getting paid for time they are not working. PLEASE HELP

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Roger

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I am submitting this on behalf of my sister (who is considered

I am submitting this on behalf of my sister (who is considered 100% disabled and needs my help and guidance so we know what her tenant rights might be or have some insight "Legally". My Sister lives in the State of Colorado (Fremont County).I own the mobile home my sister lives in. She is renting the lot (her yard) at $110.00 a month. The previous owner passed away and her daughter took over as Executor and sold the land to the 'new owners'. The daughter had it written up in a contract between my sister and the new owners that my sister has 5 years to live on the land at at $110.00 a month (this was the only way she would sell them the land/property). I believe the Contract was signed April 2016. The reason she did this is because the Executor's mother passed away and she was very close to my sister and wanted my sister to live on the land 'forever' and have a place to stay. Well, after the mother passed away, the daughter sold the land to the 'new owners' but I believe she has in the land title (she states) that my sister can remain on the property for up to five years. She wanted to protect my sister somehow and let her stay on the property for a while until my sister can financially move.The 'new owners' and their 'good friends' recently took part of my sister's front yard and put in a private driveway for their use (the owner's good friends live right next to my sister's property). They even had the nerve to 'dig-up' my sister's grandson's swing-set as it was blocking their driveway that they put it! They also put up a private fence where my sister cannot enter the back yard as it's locked. The owner says she needs to 'call them' to get permission to enter the back yard. The owner's 'good friends' have placed their vehicles, campers, etc. in my sister's back yard and are using this as their 'storage area'. They also have their dogs roaming around in what used to be considered my sister's property/land. Previously before the 'new owners', my sister did not use the back yard (it wasn't needed) and she just used her front yard but had access to the back yard if she needed it.My sister needs the back yard to get to her swamp cooler for maintenance, etc. and to get it in working condition when she wants to turn it on. My sister has called the 'new owner's' and they don't call her back or make excuses to her as to when they will 'unlock' the fence so she can have access to her swamp cooler. My sister has health aides that help her during the day and were going to help my sister on her swamp-cooler. My sister is considered 100% disabled and cannot do this for herself (she is 54 years old). The 'new owners' give a time when they will unlock the gate when my sister is alone and without help. My sister was more than willing to have them use the back yard and have peace with the 'new owners and their good friends' but now they have taken advantage of this to the extreme! I believe my sister has rights because her contract clearly states she resides on "her address" and is to pay $110.00 a month for lot rent.Help please....my sister is stressed and she doesn't need this as her health is poor as it is. I believe the 'new owners' and their 'good friends' are harassing my sister because she can reside on their property THAT THEY OWN for up to 5 years.I checked the Public Records and it clearly shows my sister's front and back yard as the 'site property'. Any advice you can give us would greatly be appreciated. We are very limited financially and we cannot afford an Attorney and will probably take this to Small Claims Court so my sister has legal action if needed (or protection from the owners and their friends). My sister makes a small amount over the monthly income guidelines so she does not qualify for free Legal Services.Thank you very much in advance for your help and/or Legal advice. I'm not sure where to turn or what exactly to do. I believe going to Small Claims Court is a start but this could take one to three months for a court hearing and in the meantime, I'm 'not sure' what else 'the owners' or their friends are capable of by harassing my sister and/or causing her more stress if they decide to change her property rights again. I live out of town (about 1-1/2 hours away) and could not get to my sister if she needed me immediately and there is no family members that can help out...just basically me.I called the Sheriff's office for her county and they advised me that if my sister needs to get into her back yard and they will not 'open the gate and unlock' it, she is to call them and they will assist her to try and get the 'new owners' to unlock the gate, giving my sister access. -- It just makes me furious!!! My sister's contract clearly states 'her residence address' and they have the nerve to do this to her?Thank you very much for your time and answering my questions legally so that I know what recourse we may have and legal action(s).

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