Landlord Problem Tenant Help

Landlord Problem Tenant Help

How can I get help with a Landlord Problem?

Although renting can be frustrating and stressful, it shouldn't be.  Renting costs you close to 40% of your total income and is most likely your biggest expense.  As a tenant you have the right to live in a stress-free environment, you should never be expected or forced to live with conditions that are unfair.  The Rental Protection Agency takes the stress out of solving landlord tenant problems by working directly with your landlord to find a fair resolution.  Below you'll find the most common types of landlord renter problems...  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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What Kinds of Rent Problems Can I Get Help With?

The RPA helps with all rent problems regardless of how big or small the problem may seem.  Below you'll find more information on the most common types of tenant problems.  We help all renters nationwide despite the type of problem you are faced with.

Is there a cost?

The only cost you'll be required to pay is a minimal processing fee of $35.  This fee is required in order to cover administrative costs.  The RPA accepts all major credit/ debit cards through our online secure server.

 
Rental Repair Issues

Get Help with Rental Repair Problems

When something breaks or stops working in your Rental / Apartment your landlord  is required to fix and repair the problem correctly and in a timely manner.  The landlord is not required to repair items when the renter is at fault, this inlcudes neglect, abuse, and/or misuse.  Regardless of fault, if the lack of repair is causing a health / environmental hazard, the landlord is required to fix the problem.

-Actual Renter-
"I tried to get my Landlord to fix my broken door for 6 months... Only 4 hours after getting help from the RPA, the door was fixed completely!"  Darrell Hollowell (Overland Park/ Kansas)

Common Repair Issues:
Appliances Building Exterior Grounds Plumbing
Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Refridgerator
Stove / Range
Garbage Disposal
Dishwasher
Furnace / Boiler
Air Conditioning
Hot Water Heater
Windows / Doors
Flooring / Stairs
Electrical
Parking Lot
Lighting
Swimming Pool
Side Walks
Fences / Walls
Yard Care
 
Toilet
Leaking Pipes
Tub / Shower
Sprinklers
Flooding
Drains/ Backup
 
 
Rent Deposit Refund Problems

Get Help with Rent Deposit Problems

Deposit issues are the most common type of complaint, and usually the quickest to resolve.  Laws governing the return of rent deposits are straight forward and require the landlord to follow strict requirements.  Landlords can only charge certain things against deposits, many times they are not in compliance with laws concerning rent deposits.  Most complaints dealing with renter deposits end up with an immediate reimbursement. 

-Actual Renter-
"My landlord refused to refund my rent deposit so I filed a complaint, 24 hours later I got a overnight Fed-ex package with a full refund of my deposit, THANKS RPA!!!"  Sandra Huntington (San Diego/ California)

Landlords Cannot Keep Deposits for the Following Reasons: (typically)
Financial Improvements Repairs Other
Increase Profits
They Spent It
Bad Year
They Don't Like You
Broken House Rules
Theft/ Vandalism
Marketing Cost
Building Improvements
Walk ways
Re-wiring
Repairs to Public Areas
Replacing Appliances
Carpet Replacement
Remodeling
Normal Wear and Tear
Repainting (Upgrade)
Pre-existing Conditions
Damage from Landlord
Leaking Pipes
Leaking Roof
Termite Damage
Pesticides
Excessive Cost
Postage/ Admin Fees
Bogus Fees
Repairs Not Done
Non-documented Fees
etc...
 
 
Rental Legal Issues 

Get Help with Rental Legal Issues

You may be a victim of an illegal act if the Landlord, Apartment Manager, or staff have done something in direct violation of your legal rights.  This includes landlords that harrass, threaten, intimidate, or make you uncomfortable.  Landlords are required to respect your rights and cannot do or say anything that violates those rights and laws.  Regardless of their reasoning or frustration landlords cannot violate your rights. 
-Actual Renter-
"My Landlord shut off my gas, power, and water trying to force me to move... The RPA immediately had my utilities turned back on, and talked some sense into my landlord."  Maria Hernandez (Austin/ Texas)
Common Legal Violations against Renters:
Rent Application Renting Renting/ Moving Evicting
Housing Discrimination
Apartment Switching
(Bait and Switch)
Fees Non-refunded
Illegal Questioning
Deny Rental Application
Unlawful Entry
Favoritism
Harrassment
Threats for Non-Payment
Unethical Requirments
Utilities Fraud
Intimidation
Threats
Force
Retaliation
Preventing Move Out
Turning Off Utilities
Unlawful Eviction
Disconnecting Utilities
Limiting Access
Lock Out
Illegal Eviction
Shutting Off Water
Threats/ Force
 
 
Rental Repair Issues

Get Help with Rental Repair Problems

When something breaks or stops working in your Rental / Apartment your landlord  is required to fix and repair the problem correctly and in a timely manner.  The landlord is not required to repair items when the renter is at fault, this inlcudes neglect, abuse, and/or misuse.  Regardless of fault, if the lack of repair is causing a health / environmental hazard, the landlord is required to fix the problem.

-Actual Renter-
"I tried to get my Landlord to fix my broken door for 6 months... Only 4 hours after getting help from the RPA, the door was fixed completely!"  Darrell Hollowell (Overland Park/ Kansas)

Common Repair Issues:
Appliances Building Exterior Grounds Plumbing
Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Refridgerator
Stove / Range
Garbage Disposal
Dishwasher
Furnace / Boiler
Air Conditioning
Hot Water Heater
Windows / Doors
Flooring / Stairs
Electrical
Parking Lot
Lighting
Swimming Pool
Side Walks
Fences / Walls
Yard Care
 
Toilet
Leaking Pipes
Tub / Shower
Sprinklers
Flooding
Drains/ Backup
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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