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The tenant has failed to establish water in their name and I
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I received a 3 day pay or quit notice, and dropped off my payment yesterday (the 3rd day). However, I noticed there is an error on the 3 day notice. It says I owe $1,193 for last month, and only $313 … read more
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I have single family rental properties in Illinois. The city
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I have an electric, gas & water service in my name in a large home I rent with three other individuals, including a fourth individual who rents an unattached studio. All four individuals pay me there … read more
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I have a lease agreement that states "Paragraph 13 of the lease
I have a lease agreement that states "Paragraph 13 of the lease requires the leased premises to be used and occupied for a restaurant and for no other purposes without the written consent of the landl… read more
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This is a follow up question. I have a situation that is special. The
This is a follow up question. I have a situation that is special. The lower unit (business usage) has no power due to funding payment issue (to gas/power company). The upper still has power because th… read more
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The building has two units. The owner owns both units. Now
The building has two units. The owner owns both units. Now the power to one unit is shutdown due to lack of payment. But the power to the other unit is not. Now, if sewer pump failed to work and furth… read more
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I rented an apartment to a couple in October 2012 for $300 per month plus utilities. They have a baby less than 1 year old. They never had the water put in their name. I have been paying the water bil… read more
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I am a Michigan Landlord and I have an eviction hearing next
I am a Michigan Landlord and I have an eviction hearing next week. I feel pretty confident about the case but based on the judge hearing the case, I can never be sure about anything. I guess I am just… read more
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My landlord refuses to show me the electric or water bill,
My landlord refuses to show me the electric or water bill, she just gives me a total. I asked numerous times to see the bills, but she threatens to shut it off if I don't pay nor will she let me put t… read more
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If the tenant refuses to pay for utilities can the landlord not pay the electric bill and then allow the power company to remove the electric meter? The tenant has been paying only $120 each month whe… read more
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