Real Estate Law

Have Real Estate Law Questions? Ask a Real Estate Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Real Estate Law

My apartment has no water thesewage. My sewer is backed up…

Customer Question
My apartment has no...

My apartment has no water thesewage

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the property located?

My sewer is backed up in my apartment building and they shut the water off on Thursday, I was informed it will be off until Tuesday.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Well children in the apartment need clean water for hygiene purposes. one child has diabetes and needs to be clean to check his blood sugars

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
12/30/2017
Real Estate Lawyer: Olivia Kent,
 replied 1 month ago
Olivia Kent
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 2,287
Experience: Executive Director at Neurogenx Nerve Center of Princeton
Verified

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. My name is ***** ***** I'm an attorney. Please note this site is for general information for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. Communicating with an expert on this site does not establish an attorney-client relationship. You might be offered a phone call, but you are under no obligation to accept; the phone call requests don’t come from me - they’re offered by the site - but if you do want a phone call I’d be happy to do that as well. Give me just a moment to review what you've written.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: Olivia Kent,
 replied 1 month ago

B​y law the landlord is required to provide you a habitable environment - and that includes water and no sewage. You may want to speak with the landlord to determine what accommodations he wants to make for you - and if he's completely unwilling to do that you may decide it's in your family's best interests to stay at a hotel and deduct the amount from your rent. But, you always want to try to work through it with the landlord first - so he can't later say he wasn't given an opportunity to fix the problem.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Their solution is to make a apartment available for all tenants affected.30 tenants . The apartment available is a vacant with running water, open access to all affected tenants. Separate building from occupied building, no sense of security,open door policy 24/7
Real Estate Lawyer: Olivia Kent,
 replied 1 month ago

T​hat is NOT a solution. That's the equivalent of showering at a bus station.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Real Estate Lawyer: Olivia Kent,
 replied 1 month ago

I​f you don't feel that will be appropriate for your family, you can tell the landlord that and let them know what you intend to do instead. And if he has a problem with that he can then explain himself to the court.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Olivia Kent Your Own Question
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 2,287
2,287 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Executive Director at Neurogenx Nerve Center of Princeton

Olivia Kent 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

6,207 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 was looking for an apartment recently. And I did not sign
Hi, I was looking for an apartment recently. And I did not sign a notification form with the agent. But when I try to rent the apartment directly with the apartment management company. The agent got b… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,785 satisfied customers
I'm applying for an apartment in New York City. Rental
Hello, I'm applying for an apartment in New York City. Rental building. Not coop or condo. The Owner of the unit is paying the broker fee (1 month). I understand there are a few applicants applying fo… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,785 satisfied customers
The maintenance manager of my apartment complex enters my
The maintenance manager of my apartment complex enters my apartment when I am not home, and the reason I know about it is because he makes it obvious by moving things around, my sofa, the rugs, things… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,357 satisfied customers
I recently purchased a condo apartment for my daughter in
I recently purchased a condo apartment for my daughter in Staten Island, NY. She is being harassed by her upstairs neighbor because she is a smoker. The management company sent her letters advising he… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
3,835 satisfied customers
If you living in apartment but they have bugs and do not fix
if you living in apartment but they have bugs and do not fix and thing not use to living this way can we break lease … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,630 satisfied customers
A tenant signed lease agreement moving into apartment on the
A tenant signed lease agreement moving into apartment on the 1st, and left me the security deposit. The rent was to come through Public Assistance (later). Today, a week later, she says she wants her … read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
We live in an apartment. These apartments all have nice
Hi, we live in an apartment. These apartments all have nice backyards and we were told we could do whatever we wanted with the yard once we moved in. We planted 3 queen palms in front of our bedroom w… read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
I'm having problems in my apartment with mice, the manager
Hi, I'm having problems in my apartment with mice, the manager of the apartment complex whrere I live have done there best to try and stop the rodent infestation but it is not working, mice doping in … read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,785 satisfied customers
I live in a basement apartment in Oakland, and it is very
I live in a basement apartment in Oakland, and it is very cold and our landlord lives above and controls the heat. When its warm in his hours, it's still cold in ours although he has put in inuslated … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
I'm a tenant at an apartment complex, the apartment complex
I'm a tenant at an apartment complex, the apartment complex has served me a 3 day eviction notice for "slamming doors" and they now, with the complaints of other neighbors, are saying there is proof o… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,630 satisfied customers
After purchasing our condo apartment in NYC in December
Hello,After purchasing our condo apartment in NYC in December 2016, we asked our board and management company of the building permission to plaster and paint the apartment. The board and the managemen… read more
Olivia Kent
Olivia Kent
2,287 satisfied customers
Recently we applied for an apartment near mountain view for
hello...recently we applied for an apartment near mountain view for 12 motnhs lease....while showing the property the person old us the rent would be $2,595.00 / month including water, sewage, garbage… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
This is related to a real state transaction for an apartment
This is related to a real state transaction for an apartment that I sold in New York City. The broker is located in New York City and I am in Florida. The contract, which is notarized, states that the… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,357 satisfied customers
Several wall outlets were not working at the apartment that
Hello, several wall outlets were not working at the apartment that I lease. After 20 days of no response for repair, I elected to replace the outlets myself. My apartment complex is only willing to re… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
7,785 satisfied customers
I am about to rent an apartment that i believe was
i am about to rent an apartment that i believe was previously rent stabilized … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 satisfied customers
I currently live in apartment that had water damage in
I currently live in apartment that had water damage in August of last year. The repair was not done properly and now 4 months later, the paint is peeling, bleeding and I suspect that there is mold and… read more
Bruce Schreiber
Bruce Schreiber
Juris Doctor
211 satisfied customers
My daughter rents an apartment in a 6 story apartment
My daughter rents an apartment in a 6 story apartment complex in Daytona Beach, FL. The roof collapse Thanksgiving night due to heavy rain and flooded a large number of apartments including hers. … read more
LawGuy
LawGuy
Juris Doctor
123 satisfied customers
Is it legal for an apartment complex to charge renters an
Is it legal for an apartment complex to charge renters an HOA fee monthly in Clark County Neveda … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,126 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