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I am a landlord with a evicting a tenant right now. I have

Hello. I am a landlord with a evicting a tenant right now. I have alot of destruction to the house.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia. I have yearly leases since 2014.JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: yes. but my question- to file a small claims lawsuit for damages and back rent. My tenants father co-signed on the leases in 2014,2015JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I want to know if i can add my tenants father to the small claims suit even though he didnt sign the last lease renewal.

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I am living in the state of Florida. I have two men who are

I am living in the state of Florida. I have two men who are working for me on a construction projects last be in one of my homes as a means of having them close to my projects and available when needed. They are paying no rent, no electric and have no bills related to the house st all. In addition to free rent and electric, they are being paid a healthy wage. Recently it has been brought to my attention by one of the men, that they know the law and that once they are receiving mail at the address, they are considered tenants and have rights. I was told that I cannot make them leave if I decide I want to end the arrangement. This made me very uneasy and I began doing research on squatters and tenants rights in Florida. Again, the research made me very uneasy. My question is, at this point, what is the best way to handle the situation? Should I try and have them sign a tenants agreement but still not require payment but get protection for myself under the landlord tenant laws? Should I tell them that at this point they should start paying rent and electric and take my chances at their response? I still have a good working relationship with them but now I am well aware that at least one of them, if not both have conspired to stay in the home and have researched what they believe to be their protections.

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What are tenants rights concerning inspection of the

what are tenants rights concerning inspection of the property? if tenant owns the furnishings can the landlord take pictures of them?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: floridaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: every six months she sends an inspector to make sure everything is in order. he takes pix to send to LL, usually of bldg ,kitchen, baths. she has asked for pix of rooms which include my furnishings. ithink this is invasion of privacy.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: LL ismy exwife she is very controlling

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Florida HOA. I live in an HOA Ch 720. Condo law 718 has a

Florida HOA. I live in an HOA Ch 720. Condo law 718 has a requirement "When a unit is leased, a tenant shall have all use rights in the association property and those common elements otherwise readily available for use generally by unit owners and the unit owner shall not have such rights except as a guest, unless such rights are waived in writing by the tenant. There is no such forfeiture of rights for a landlord to use common elements in HOA law that I know of. You? Also a tenant can waive use of the common elements in a condo. Yes?

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2 issues. 1 - I have a filed police report from january

2 issues. 1 - I have a filed police report from january about my couches being stolen, detective called telling me it was the aprtment across the hall, and they will handle it. Its been over 4 months and it hasn't been dealt with.2- i moved in with someone who lied to me, she put the apartment in her aunts name, i dont know if she is blocked from residing in our building anymore, there is also the issue of me not being kn the lease, but i dont have an issue with that, i want to move out, i told her, i can because i am not on the lease, the reason for that is because when i went to add myself on the lease, her aunt had to sign, she forged a signature, but the leasing office didn't add me because they wanted the aunt to come in, so legally, i am not on the lease, but i am part of something illegal, what she has done when she told me she will get the apartment was set up a fake email of me, without my knowing, and applied for apartments as me, all i did was give her pictures of my visa and my passport, all my rent was paid to her in cash. She also lied to me about the money but that issue was dealt with before on this site.. what should i do? How do i avoid trouble? I will be moving out this month, can i move out safely? Do i get my couches after?

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California tenant's rights question: yesterday my bathtub

California tenant's rights question: yesterday my bathtub and toilet filled with sewer- I contacted my landlord immediately, he informed me I would have to pay since all the pipes and plumbing were new as of last year. I had a plumber come out- he informed me that there is no clean out where a clean out should be- and the direction of the pipes (angles etc) do not fall in line with code. After calling my landlord we found a crawl space covered by a piece of plywood under the dryer- and a clean out meant only for the washer dryer. The plumber couldn't help me more at this point without daylight. I still have a tub and toilet full of poo water - the plumber said there is no way I could have created this mess. What are my rights? I can use the toilet or take a shower going on two days. Luckily I can shower at the gym

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I would like to understand if my tenant has the right to

I would like to understand if my tenant has the right to refuse rent while there was interior repair to the living room during roof repairs. She claims she had to move out because of the noise of roof repairs and that there was dust.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: New York, Suffolk CountyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No, she just sent an email saying why she had not paid this months rentJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Hey, sorry, I've been sick. I'll know in the next two weeks if I am renewing or not. Re Feb., I deducted the days I had to move out for repairs, as well as my payment/s for cleaning, half of the doubled electric bill (due to no insulation, despite the fact that i had to move out most of the month and the heat was low), replaced charger, rental on carpet cleaner and detergents (which I did myself),etc. The rent is basically 150 a day, and with all those costs and deductions, it actually exceeds my monthly 1400. But, I plan to send off the full payment for March in the next day or two. Please confirm that your lawyer is qualified to answer NY real estate law from the landlord's perspective

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I am looking for help/ legal advice concerning my landlord

I am looking for help/ legal advice concerning my landlord failing to make electrical repairs (it has been over 3 months now)JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Chicago, ILJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: On her end- I do not know- but I have months of texts to prove this has gone on for awhileJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: As of today, thi repair has now been upgraded to a "fire-hazard", my landlord is telling us not to use particular lights because it may cause a fire, she has not put any smoke detectors in my unit, ans she is basicall telling us it will not be fixed for awhile because she is going on vacation

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Do you handle tenants right? we rent in California, no, we

do you handle tenants right?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: we rent in CaliforniaJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no, we have a waiver content and release form to sign for form Alliance Environmental Group. Part of our ceiling fell and they found mold.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes, we want to know if the from is appropriate for us to sign

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