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I live in Flower Mound and spend $1600 in rent and I have

Hi, I live in Flower Mound and spend $1600 in rent and I have had several issues with the apartment we live in. We have had a several insect issues and now this past week my little boy's room has black mold all over the bottom part of the wall. To top it all off when maintenance came to work on the wall they opened the window and took the screen off and let a rat or rats in. I heard something early this morning and I saw in the corner of the door to our apartment had been damaged as if something was trying to get out. I would like to know what rights do I have and what steps should I take because we just renewed our lease in May and we are having all these issues?

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Roger

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My four-year old son and I have lived with my elderly

My four-year old son and I have lived with my elderly parents in their rental property for almost 4 years now. The landlords have never officially put us on the lease, but have basically renewed the lease for "four people" since we started staying here. I help out and the place is taken care of. Now this year both of my parents have passed away, my mother just a little over a week ago. I, in good faith, have paid the rent for the next three months. The landlord committee, without even discussing my financial situation with me has suddenly began telling my family that my son and I aren't "real tenants" and they are terminating the lease after the three months (the lease is supposed to be good until next June). They then told me that they might renew the lease for me if I can afford to pay the increase in rent, they suddenly "need" to increase it, although they've never done this in the 9 years my parents have lived here. We rent the parsonage from a church, and I feel that the church committee on several occasions has discriminated and judged me because I am not a member of their church, do not follow their religion, and am a single unwed mother. Keep in mind I cause no trouble, and in the two or three months my parents weren't able to care for themselves or the house, I have done so. It is clean and well-kept, the rent and bills are paid, and I don't have parties or bother anyone actually. I have enough income to stay here and pay rent, but I feel they are going to try to raise it a large amount so that I can't afford to stay here with my little one. I asked how much the increase would be, but they have stated that they "haven't figured that out yet". Do I have any leg to stand on here? I am in Allegheny County Pennsylvania.

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P. Simmons

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My husband and I bought a house in nevada with my sister and

My husband and I bought a house in nevada with my sister and her husband we are not on the deed or mortgage but have since day 1. Paid half the mortgage payment each month from a communal bank account where the mortgage is deducted electronically each month. They are now getting a divorce what are our rights to the house. Thank you

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J. Warren

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My husband bot our daughter a house, and she and her husband

my husband bot our daughter a house , and she and her husband (not married) paid all moneys and have paid the house note every month . we just signed our name cause they couldn't get the loan. now they are splitting up and we are selling house. what are our rights to property to sell and what are his rights?

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legalgems

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I am terminating my lease due to emergency flooding of the

I am terminating my lease due to emergency flooding of the condo I leased intil sept 15.I had to move out previously for 3 months due to a mold issue. I am exercising my right as stated on the lease to terminate. My landlord has not signed the termination of lease prepared by my lawyer nor returned my deposit, but she has listed the property on the mls. My lawyer is not familiar with tenant rights and is helping out as a favor. The broker has asked me for entrance information. Is it legal for them to rent it out before signing the agreement and returning the deposit? What options do I have?

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I keep hearing conflicting information regarding tenants

I keep hearing conflicting information regarding tenants rights in CT. I know that they say you cannot use a security deposit towards unpaid rent but does that only apply to the tenant and NOT the landlord after they move out?

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LawTalk

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I was told to move out on the 5th..on the 6 tg they wer mad

I was told to move out on the 5th..on the 6 tg they wer mad that I'm still here on the 14th I was given a 3 day pay or quit...ever since then iv been threatened several times they expect me to move out yesterday ... her daughter wants the room I'm renting....cops have been called..banging on my windows in middle of the night..locking Me out of property...I M having trouble finding a place money wise and for accepting dog...wat can I do

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Richard

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What are the tenant's rights to enter their unit after the

What are the tenant's rights to enter their unit after the apartment above them was gutted by fire and their unit only seems to have water and smoke damage? The landlord has boarded the windows and doors and put a fence around the building. The building has been deemed 100 % loss however there will be personal items that could have survived. The tenant is willing to sign a personal injury waiver to be allowed to enter the unit.

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Irwin Law

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We have tenants that want to break their lease early. We

We have tenants that want to break their lease early. We have them for a 12 month lease and they have only been living in our unit since March 1st and it's mid July. My husband and I own a duplex in Indianapolis Indiana and live in one side and rent out the other. They want to purchase a new home and haven't made an offer on a home as of yet, so there is no definite move out date. We told them that once they have a moving date that we will start showing their place, but they will be responsible for their rent until we find a suitable renter. They said in so many words that they don't trust us and think that we are going to sit on the unit. Our tenants said that they want break their lease and pay us a months rent when they leave to help us out, that this is fair. My husband and I said that we want to stick with the lease and find a suitable renter, then our tenants threatened us saying that they have a lawyer and their lawyer said by law that they could sublet their unit if they wanted to. We have in our lease that it's at our soul discretion if they can sublet our not. My husband and I feel like we are being pushed into a corner. We do not know the subletting laws in the State of Indiana and what our options are with dealing with our tenants.Thank yo for your help.Joan

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