Landlord-Tenant

Ask a landlord-tenant lawyer and get answers ASAP

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I took a quitclaim deed property from my wife. In an

Customer Question
I took a quitclaim deed...
I took a quitclaim deed for a property from my wife. In an agreement it become mine on May 31 but in that agreement my wife was to provide list of issues and that any issues that occurred while she owned it was hers. The tenant notified me that he testified for the owner next door who had to evict the tenant (that tenant's dog tore up the flat roof-causing a leak). What or who should I be going after? My tenant said the damage was done a long time ago so not sure insurance was ever called or can be called.
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question
Answered in 1 hour by:
6/1/2015
Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 3 years ago
Roger
Roger, Attorney
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Satisfied Customers: 31,954
Experience: BV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; SuperLawyer rating by Thompson-Reuters
Verified
Hi - my name is Roger. I'll be glad to assist. Do you know how long ago the damage occurred? Also, what state is this in?
Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago

I don't know how long ago..im guessing more than a yr..could even be a couple yrs. The tenant said he patched it but it never was repaired right and keeps leaking. Im concerned there might be more damage than just the leak itself..But wher do I turn? . This is in PA.

Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 3 years ago
The liable party should be the tenant next door who owned the dog. However, damage to personal property has a 2 year statute of limitations, so you just need to make sure that you're within the proper time frame in order to bring a claim.
Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago

Is the owner of the property liable or my wife who ostensibly had the property during the event?

Customer reply replied 3 years ago

I think Im learning also that my wife did not pay the home insurance and let it lapse..we have an agreement she would have these up to date before I took the deed. How does that factor in? thanks

Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 3 years ago
The owner of the dog would be primarily liable. The property owner or your wife could have liability for failing to mitigate damage to the property by not making repairs, but that's a tougher sale......
I'm not sure that the insurance issue is relevant to this situation.....but if there is a mortgage lender involved, they'll certainly want to know about the absence of insurance coverage on the property.
Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago

I got the rest of the info. The damage happened by a dog about a year ago (insurance said they would cover it if its vandalism), I got pictures. My tenant said my wife who owned it was notified and did nothing..not even file an insurance claim..that he knows of. My wife let the insurance run out so it cancelled, but was in place during this incident. The owner next door said he lost track of where his tenant went. What are my best options to get this repaired and who do I go after?

Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 3 years ago
As I said before, the recourse would appear to be against the owner of the dog. It would be very hard to substantiate a claim against anyone else.
Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question
Customer reply replied 3 years ago

If I cant locate the owner, who do I go after next? My wife gave me damaged property. Isnt she liable?

Lawyer: Roger, Attorney replied 3 years ago
I don't know that you have the right to go after anyone else........If there was a contractual agreement for your wife to turn the property over to you without any problems, you may have a claim against her for breaching the contract, but that would likely be it.
Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Roger Your Own Question
Roger
Roger
Roger, Attorney
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Satisfied Customers: 31,954
31,954 Satisfied Customers
Experience: BV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell; SuperLawyer rating by Thompson-Reuters

Roger is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Thomas McJD

Thomas McJD

Lawyer

46 satisfied customers

Landlord-Tenant Law Expert

LegalWiseNC

LegalWiseNC

Attorney

0 satisfied customers

Licensed Attorney in North Carolina.

barristerinky

barristerinky

Attorney

4,430 satisfied customers

Attorney over 17 years, landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Attorney

2,264 satisfied customers

Experience representing landlords and tenants.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

1,379 satisfied customers

Licensed in multiple jurisdictions. Experienced Landlord-Tenant attorney.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,295 satisfied customers

Attorney

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

1,055 satisfied customers

I have handled Real Estate and Landlord Tenant matters for more than two decades.

< Previous | Next >

Related Landlord-Tenant Questions
I have a tenant with dangerous dogs that had roof off
I have a tenant with dangerous dogs that had roof blown off causing leaking into his room. He has become difficult and is not replying about letting my insurance agent and contractor enter to assess t… read more
Thelawman2
Thelawman2
Doctoral Degree
1,721 satisfied customers
About two weeks ago my tenant called saying there was water
About two weeks ago my tenant called saying there was water coming up from the floor. After calling a leak detection team we thought the leak was coming from beneath the slab and that a hot water line… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,441 satisfied customers
I have been having issues with a neighbors dogs entering my
I have been having issues with a neighbors dogs entering my yard and pooping in it. I notified landlord on several occasions and was informed the other tenant was informed to keep his dog out of my ya… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
2,264 satisfied customers
I have a tenant that is accosting me in the parking lot
I have a tenant that is accosting me in the parking lot because I refuse to pay for a bed and a laptop that she is claiming got damaged as a result of a roof leak. All my tenants have a signed copy of… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,920 satisfied customers
This is probably an all over issue, Ive lived in my duplex
this is probably an all over issue, Ive lived in my duplex for over 4 years, my lease was up after the first year, and weve never filled out another. we also are under new management... nothing has ev… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,430 satisfied customers
I am a broker/property manager who has a problem tenant. How
I am a broker/property manager who has a problem tenant. How can I get them evicted? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
13,941 satisfied customers
Barrister, My tenant's son and girl-friend came to visit
Hi Barrister, My tenant's son and girl-friend came to visit today and brought their 2 dogs (they are now in the house. I went and talk to my tenants and she said her son and girl-friends are just gues… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,430 satisfied customers
Afternoon, I own a property that we have rented out to a
Afternoon, I own a property that we have rented out to a couple. After two months the police and swat team was called and a force entry was done on my property. (domastic volience) The tenant wife kic… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,430 satisfied customers
I allowed a friend of mine to move into my home that I own.
I allowed a friend of mine to move into my home that I own. He got a puppy against my advice and that dog has destroyed many of my things. My problem is when I get mad about the things his dog destroy… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,430 satisfied customers
I own a house in Florida, and I am renting it out right now.
I own a house in Florida, and I am renting it out right now. I was in the military and away for the last 3 years out of state in Vermont. The renters have been in my home since Dec 2011. Their lease i… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
tenant refuses to pay rent due to leaking roof gives 30day
tenant refuses to pay rent due to leaking roof gives 30day notice ,roof is fixed 3days later after notice is given, tenant has not moved and expects deposit back and doesnt want to pay rent even thoug… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,430 satisfied customers
Hi Barristerinky,I have a tough problem. the tehants just
Hi Barristerinky, I was told how to relist old questions which was not answered , so please help answer another question.… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
2,264 satisfied customers
I have tenants family in Vallejo, California.He just moved
I have tenants in Vallejo, California. He just moved in on June 6th. (just few days) He called PG&E to check gas, found some leak. PG&E disconnect whole house. we send handmany to fix it. tenants reje… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,441 satisfied customers
I had just found out that our insurance wont cover any damage
I had just found out that our insurance won't cover any damage from the tenant something they called hard living. Now they caused all this damage right before they moved out but I guess my question is… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I recently vacated my apartment of 8 years. At the time I
I recently vacated my apartment of 8 years. At the time I left, I broke my lease. The circumstances regarding me leaving my apartment had to do with the roof of the building leaking into my kitchen, r… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,430 satisfied customers
I have a 1 year lease with my landlord. It is on a month to
I have a 1 year lease with my landlord. It is on a month to month basis according to the lease. When I moved in there was a leak in the roof. She said and my mother witnessed her stating she was going… read more
Tina
Tina
Doctoral Degree
83 satisfied customers
Hoping I can get some answers...My property is in Pennsylvania.
Hoping I can get some answers...My property is in Pennsylvania. I have tenants who are currently in place on a month to month agreement as their written lease expired the end of November 2011. I have … read more
JBaxLaw
JBaxLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,080 satisfied customers
When a tenant makes a complaint against another tenant in an
when a tenant makes a complaint against another tenant in an apartment complex, alledging a violation of the rental agreement/lease, what protocol is the manager legally obligated to follow to resolve… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,430 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x