Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My heater turned off 2 weeks ago. I told my landlord the day…

Customer Question
Hello my heater turned off...
Hello my heater turned off 2 weeks ago. I told my landlord the day it happened he came a week later to see and try to fix. After he replaced a piece and turned heat I smelled gas so I called Pseg. They came red tagged heater and said needs to be fixed. Next day I told landlord, he said ok came back next day turned on heat his self for about an hour and said someone Was coming to replace valve. Later he said part will be in next day hopefully. Today he showed up turned heat on 80 and said he was running to see what happens. So we smelled gas told him and he said no didn't smell. So I called Pseg again, he left before they arrived. Pseg said they could smell gas from outside when they got out car. So they checked the hot water and furnace are passing gas n I had my you g children under 2 in house. What can I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
1/19/2016
Real Estate Lawyer: LawTalk, Attorney replied 2 years ago
LawTalk
LawTalk, Attorney
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 37,876
Experience: I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.
Verified

Good evening Tracie,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

Well, for starters you and your children need to relocate from your home until the landlord gets the appliances repaired---professionally---and are no longer a danger to you and your children.

You should demand a rebate of rent from the landlord for the time that you cannot use your home, and might ask the landlord to put you and the children up in a hotel for a few days while the repairs are made.

Because this has been going on for a couple of weeks you should insist that the landlord immediately hire a professional plumber to make the repairs and you may suggest that if he will not do that that you will terminate your lease, relocate and sue for constructive eviction based on the lack of usable hot water and heat in the middle of winter.

You may reply back to me using the Reply link and I will be happy to continue to assist you until I am able to address your concerns, to your satisfaction.

Please be so kind as to rate my service to you. That is the only way I am credited for assisting you.

I wish you and yours the best in 2016,

Doug

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: LawTalk, Attorney replied 2 years ago

This seems like a very crucial matter for you, and your questions and issues suggest that an in-depth conversation might best suit your needs. If you are interested, for a nominal charge I can offer you a phone conference as opposed to continuing in this question and answer thread. Let me know if you don't want a call and I will be happy continue here with an answer for you.

Doug

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a real estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask LawTalk Your Own Question
LawTalk
LawTalk
LawTalk, Attorney
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 37,876
37,876 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

LawTalk 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:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

5,436 satisfied customers

17 years of legal experience including real estate law.

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

11,126 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

7,785 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

7,559 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

37,876 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

4,925 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
I just left a rental property after two years because six
I just left a rental property after two years because six months ago the water softener broke and the landlord never fixed it. The water pressure was weak and the showers constantly dripped. Do I have… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,221 satisfied customers
I have a question on renter's rights. I only have emails as
Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?… read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,221 satisfied customers
I have a person renting a trailer space on my property and
I have a person renting a trailer space on my property and she refuses to pay the monthly rent which I include water and electricity. She is doing this because she has a termination notice and has bee… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
I am a month to month tenant in Hallandale, Fl. The apt.
I am a month to month tenant in Hallandale, Fl. The apt. House has been condemned due to no electric. Landlord refuses to pay fine … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
I am wondering how to terminate my rental lease I have a
I am wondering how to terminate my rental lease I have a mouse problem that is out of control … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,221 satisfied customers
I have a single lodger in a private residence. Our
I have a single lodger in a private residence. Our agreement, in writing, was 6 weeks only from Apr. 25th to June 9th. It appears that she does not want to leave due to "health issues". What are my options? She paid rent for the month of May already. I have not taken anything for June and have no intention of. I just want her gone as agreed. She is awful and is claiming that I went into her room without her permission. I put a cable box in that I told her I was going to do and she agreed and I also turned her room light out that she always leaves on but I just reached in to do that. She does not pay any of the electricity. And that I have broken the Implied Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment when I remind her of the move out date (because, as I said, it looks like she does not want to move) and other outrageous claims. … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
I have been a tenant in the same apartment house in
I have been a tenant in the same apartment house in Lancaster County PA now for 3 years. There is an adjoined unit next to mine. The tenants in question moven in about a yr ago. Ever since they moved … read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
1,553 satisfied customers
Nothing is being done about a leak in my apartment. Drain
Nothing is being done about a leak in my apartment. Drain flies are now breeding under the peeling flooring in the kitchen and in the wall that is shared between the kitchen and bathroom. I requested … read more
DamienJD
DamienJD
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
4,786 satisfied customers
I'm in a stressful tenant situation with my landlord. Dallas
I'm in a stressful tenant situation with my landlord … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,221 satisfied customers
My sister in law lives in an apartment. One night a car
My sister in law lives in an apartment. One night a car rammed into the side of the apartment wall breaking the wall and exposing the bedroom. The person who hit the wall has not enough insurance to c… read more
KLAW
KLAW
Juris Doctorate
2,174 satisfied customers
I rent an apartment with my girlfriend. The refrigerator
Hello. I rent an apartment with my girlfriend. The refrigerator stopped cooling completely on Friday 4/6/18. We notified the management company through their online portal (we have no way of contactin… read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
1,553 satisfied customers
I'm living in a rental that we signed a lease with a
I'm living in a rental that we signed a lease with a property management company. We cannot get anything fixed because they state the owner is refusing. We have a major fruit fly problem, there's no f… read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
1,553 satisfied customers
I have question on constructive eviction. Idaho. None other
none other thanb leaving the mall where I have a lease until june 30,2018 … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
I own a mobile home park in Alabama. I am considering
I own a mobile home park in Alabama. I am considering turning water off on a tenant that is not paying rent on a mobile home. I would like to know what the statutory penalties are in AL for doing this… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
I am a tenant who is dealing with a landlord not respecting
I am a tenant who is dealing with a landlord not respecting my privacy rights. … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,221 satisfied customers
My apartment ceiling has leaked every winter for the past 5
My apartment ceiling has leaked every winter for the past 5 years. Every year management has done things to and said it was fixed. Finally a new maintenance company has come in and are working to fix … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,221 satisfied customers
I have lost everything in my apartment due to mice and rats.
i have lost everything in my apartment due to mice and rats. It has been a month now and this is the result of the exterminator ending this, what can i do. … read more
LegalGems
LegalGems
Juris Doctorate
12,221 satisfied customers
What is "constructively evicted from our apt? DC. Our apt
Our apt mgr. allows workmen to enter our apt. without notice and the windows let cold air flow in our living room. Must take nitroglycerin to use the living room. Are these grounds to claim Constructive eviction and not pay rent this last month before we move on 1/31/2018?… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 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