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I have a tenant that was living in a property when I bought
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OH** So a potential tenant signed a lease with us mid-May, and she secured the contract with a $100 deposit. The lease was to start June 15. However, she didn't deposit the first month rent or finish … read more
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I am a landlord and I have tenants in NJ. Per the bank's request, I ask tenants to fill in a W-9, so I can put their security deposit in an interest bearing security deposit account.All my tenants hav… read more
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My landlord has defferred my CPI 2% annual increase on my
My landlord has defferred my CPI 2% annual increase on my lease payments for the past four years. My rent is 7500 however he know whats me to pay 8100 which would add all the annual cpi increases for … read more
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My landlord kept my 1,000 security deposit and is now suing me for an extra 1000 dollars (unjustly, because the security deposit more than covered the damages.) I stopped living at her place 4-5 month… read more
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My husband & I own a small Townhomes complex in OR, which we
My husband & I own a small Townhomes complex in OR, which we are renovating to make boutique units. The units are 2-bedroom/1-bath and all 780 square feet. We have a manager and we do month-to-month l… read more
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My son recently vacated an apartment in to move to Arizona
My son recently vacated an apartment in Virginia to move to Arizona for a combination of work and personal reasons. This move occured in July. In the previous May, he had signed a two year lease with … read more
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We rented our house to a couple who breached the lease
We rented our house to a couple who breached the lease agreement in every way possible. (i.e., They were specifically told NOT to put a commercial kiln in the basement of our 100 year-old wooden struc… read more
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We have sold out home and purchased a new one. The purchase
We have sold out home and purchased a new one. The purchase was contingent on the sale. Since the home we purchased was not in move in condition we had to rent back. There were a few inspection items … read more
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I had a tenant who extended her lease in August 14 for six
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When I moved into my current dwelling the owner stated that
When I moved into my current dwelling the owner stated that I did not need tosign a lease or pay a security deposit; a year later the landloard said I had to sign a month to month lease n charged me a… read more
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My tenant owes for 2 months rent and I have since terminated
My tenant owes for 2 months rent and I have since terminated their lease. They then turned the unit in as an illegal rental unit. Can I still sue for back rents and damages now that the unit is declar… read more
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My son in college and his fiancée have rented an apartment
My son in college and his fiancée have rented an apartment in Baltimore Maryland for the previous 3 years. Since he was under 21 at the time, his fiancée's mother and I signed the lease. They moved ou… read more
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I have bene renting an apt in the same complex for 21 years.
I have bene renting an apt in the same complex for 21 years. My monthly rent has gone from approximately $1000 in 1992 to $2000 today. I have had to give my landlord the equivalent of a month's rent a… read more
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IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN YOUR HOUSE 2 YEARS OR MORE ARE YOU ELIGBLE
IF YOU HAVE BEEN IN YOUR HOUSE 2 YEARS OR MORE ARE YOU ELIGBLE TO RECEIVE YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT BACK I HAVE BEEN IN MY RENTAL PRORERTY FOR 6 YEARS AND I ASKED MY LANDLORD FOR THE SECUTITY DEPOSIT HE S… read more
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This question is for Mary M Esq. Hello again it is Dana.
This question is for Mary M Esq. Hello again it is Dana. I'm in NJ and the question involves a RESIDENTIAL tenant. The tenant is on HUD. The tenant has bed bugs. I have sent my exterminator there and … read more
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Hi, I have a rental property in Union City, CA. I have a
Hi, I have a rental property in Union City, CA. I have a management company how handles the rental. I have a tenant who moved-in in Jul 2012 with a 1 yr lease. He called me on Tuesday and said that th… read more
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I have a tenant who is late paying her utilities. She has made me aware that she is putting her utility payments in escrow. Is this legal??… read more
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