Can My Landlord Do This?

By Tamara

So I rent from a landlady who has a 20+ yr old delinquent daughter. The landlady cannot (or does not) want to deal with her daughter’s problems so the landlady moved her daughter right next to me and my fiance in our complex. This daughter siphons electricity and cable from the other tenants and from the building itself; she smokes so much inside the apartment that the smell creeps into our apartment either through vents or through the attic and makes our entire apartment smell like an ashtray; she feeds, coddles and lets stray cats into her apartment but refuses to take any responsibility for them when they become troublesome; she is constantly spilling trash that is left out in her front hallway and due to the wind tunnel we have through our complex, the trash ends up in front of our door; she wakes us up at all hours of the night because she has drunken fights with the random men she brings home; and just this morning, my fiance and I were woken up by the sound of a dog barking and loud yelling, we go outside to see what was going on and there were cops swarming the complex and a K-9 unit forcefully removing one of the random guys she brought home! This was scary as he**! Our landlady knows that these things happen either because I tell her or they have happened before. So the landlady does nothing to improve the situation. She even bad mouths her daughter to the tenants, shaking her head and rolling her eyes at us because she’s heard it all before! Now my situation is even WORSE because the daughter cracked a vertibre because she was chasing 1 of the stray cats up on out roof. Well now that her back is hurt, our landlady has decided to become Mother of the Year and yelled at me for coming to her with a problem regarding her daughter! I don’t know what to do anymore and we can’t afford to move right now :(

Edited on: Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 6:18 pm

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By Roland

I had moved into my apartment September of 2010, with my fiance and my 2 year old daughter. We now have bed bugs that we have recently found. I had told the landlord about it and he had said that he hade this problem over the summer of 2010. The people that were living on the first floor had told him that there was bedbugs too. So what he did was got some so called extrminator to clean the place and then gave the bill to the people on the first floor. Can he do that? and now he is trying to tell us that he didn;t bring the bugs in so he is not going to pay for the extinguisher if we want them gone we have to pay for it. Can he do that? Please write me back asap because now we have another baby on the way and if we have to pay i do not want to stay there. What do I do?

Edited on: Friday, January 31st, 2014 6:22 am

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By colleen thistle

I lived in an apartment from 6/1/2001 until 10/31/2010.  My landlord has a security deposit of mine for $500 plus interest.  I received a letter from him today, 11/30/2010 stating I owe him rent from 6/2003. He had sent me an eviction notice and also a court order to pay or leave.  I don’t understand how I was never evicted after he even went to court if I did not pay him the amount disputed of $733.  I lived there for 7 more years and nothing was ever said to me regarding this. What is the statute of limitations on past due rent?

Edited on: Friday, January 10th, 2014 1:20 pm

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By Diannie

Does the landlord have the legal right to have a key to your rental property?

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By brakis84

I moved into Tivoli Apartment Complex in September of 2011. Upon moving in I was under the impression that I was going to be renting apartment 1408. The day I was supposed to be moving my things into the apartment I was told that I would no longer be moving into apartment 1408 due to unsafe living conditions and they would be leasing another apartment out to me which happened to be apartment 1102.

As I was moving my things into the apartment I was immediatly accused by my neighbor who asked if I stole her grill, she then procedded to ask why we were making so much noise. To this day, she will knock on my door every time a cop enters the complex, when the grass is growing, and when the wind is blowing. These apartments are all around 500 SQ FT. I know for a fact she has three dogs, and four cats living in her apartment with her. Which is sad, considering the woman can hardly manage to get herself around. My boyfriend who visits has mentioned that has witnessed more than three dogs in her apartment. I believe part of our EXTREME roach problem is due to her apartment.

I was told that upon moving into the apartment, I was going to be recieving a new fridge. I never recieved the new fridge, and have asked about it on numberous occasions. The response is "we will go ahead and put a work order in for it."

The day I moved in, I noticed the apartment had a bit of a roach problem.No big deal. Of course, I wasn’t allowed to see the actual apartment until signing the lease, so I was not aware of this issue before moving in. I bought roach traps the next day from Walmart and those seemed to work for maybe a few days, then the problem got worse. I moved my fridge to be able to put a roach trap behind it and literally about 40 bugs came from behind the fridges frame. Some dead, mostly alive, but a lot of bug poop. I called the office again to ask about th fridge, and was told it would be in the following friday. I immediatly took everything out of the fridge and had to throw it out. I checked the cabinets which contained dry food, and already they were infested with bugs. Roaches, beetles. There’s about four different type of bugs living in my apartment at this very moment. I cannot leave food in the apartment, which is a big inconvience considering it is very expensive to have to eat out three times a day.

The panel behind the shower is also infested with bugs. Dead, alive, and again a lot of roach poo. Everytime I need to take a shower, I have to scrub the bathtub, and wash ten to fiften roaches and various bugs down the drain. It is impossible to take a bath in the apartment, due to the amount of poop that will fall from underneath the panel when the water hits it.

All of my things, are now infested with bugs. My dresser will have to go to the dumpster when I move, my couch will have to go to the dumpster when I move, along with any other furniture and all of my other electronics. Including my laptop and television which is now infested with bugs.

I think the biggest victim may be my poor dog, who now has to live with my mother due to the fact that I cannot keep dog food in the apartment with out it as well becoming infested with bugs. Her dog bed has become infested with bugs numerous times. MY BED is infested with bugs, and I cannot sleep in it any longer.

I have contacted the office three times about bringing out pest control. I was told that pest control comes out once a week, and that I would have to wait until Thursday for them to spray. I was fine with this, because I am a very patient person. I rarely complain unless something gets SO out of hand that I just can’t handle it anymore. Pest control ended up coming on Tuesday instead. Which caused me to be late for work, and since I had requested off Thursday morning, this was very upsetting to me. I was then told that he would return on Thursday to finish the treatment. I never saw or heard from pest control or the office again.

The following month, I was finally fed up with the A/C situation. I called them to come out, and they replaced the system which was very convienent. This seemed to keep the bugs away from a little bit of time, due to the temperature drop in the apartment.

Unfortinantly, now that it is becoming hot outside again, I have NEVER seen the problem in the situation that it is in now. Last night I walked into the kitchen to get water, and when I turned on the light to the kitchen I see about 40 bugs scatter across the floor, and see that I have stepped on and killed probably ten to fifteen of them. They were EVERYWHERE. The floor, the counters, in the sink, around the fridge, on the couch, as well as in the bed.

Not only is all my personal belongings now infested with bugs, and unusable. I have spent probably roughly six to seven hundred dollars in food that has had to be thrown away due to the problem. I won’t even try to guess at how many containers of dog food I have had to thrown out. I can no longer live in the apartment, due to the fact that I am AFRAID to sleep because of the amount of bugs. I am afraid to shower because of what is behind that panel in the bathroom. I am afraid to brush my teeth with the water due to the amount of bug resedue I have witnessed coming from the faucets. I am afraid to use the fridge, the stove, as well as any surface of the dwelling for my personal belongings. My school backpack has now even become infested with bugs.

Did I mention that there is mold literally GROWING in my cabinets and have been since I moved in?

I do laundry at my mothers house, since the laundry rooms in the apartment complex smell like urine. She no longer allows me to bring my clothes over, due to her finding roaches and bugs around her home.

All of this being said, I am NOT a dirty person. I pay very serious attention to detail and I clean my apartment with bleach and lysol on a daily basis. The counters are cleaned, the floors are mopped, the bathtub is scrubbed, and my dog is clean. I have never in my life seen so many bugs at one place in one time. NOT EVEN WHILE CAMPING.

On 6/2/2012. I called the office of Tivoli and explained (once again) the situation that I am living in. I was asked if I had anywhere to stay until Monday. The office manager was not going to be in until then, and they would send pest control out and possibly talk about having me transfered to another unit. Once again, there was a work order put in for the fridge I was supposed to receive upon moving in.

Edited on: Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 12:32 am

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By nita

i have a pay rent or quit as of today I am 16days late i do have some of the money but not all what should I do my landlord has been very nasty with e-mails and texts about 30 times in one day

Edited on: Friday, December 6th, 2013 5:35 pm

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By Lori

I had a day sheduled with my landlord to come and renew my lease, we set the time as anytime after 3:00. I was taking a shower at 12:30 and my landlord came just as I was getting out, hours before the scheduled time. I was just starting to get dressed and when I didnt answer the landlord used his key and entered my home. I yelled that I wasnt dressed and he contined to walk in and say "well you better get dressed". This happened last year, I was in bed and he came unannounced into my home with his key. He is is my backyard at least 3 times a week, I use to enjoy laying out in my backyard but had to stop because he would just enter into my yard without notice, I have also seen him open my mailbox and go through my mail. I have chosen to move because I cant take him anymore. Is this leagal? Can I sue for my expenses to move?

Edited on: Thursday, November 14th, 2013 1:42 pm

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By sjmorie

I have lived in this house for 3 years and my landlord decided to see it. He wanted me to buy it and I explained to him that my credit wasn’t good enough right now to buy. He drew up a new lease anyway and it says that at the end of 1 year from that date I either had to buy the house or had 15 days to move out. As time got closer I started looking for a place to move and found 1 place to rent and then I never heard back from the real estate agent. He wouldn’t answer my emails, phone calls or anything and I found out that my now landlord had given me a bad reference. I have now found another place and he is still mad because Im not buying this house and am moving he has started being very spiteful. He left a message on my phone that said he was tired of me not answering my phone or my door and he was going to call my new landlord and tell her that I was behind on my rent and she would never be able to reach me if she needed to! Can he do this legally?

Edited on: Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 12:55 am

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By joseph williams

  I live in whitebear mn. am i responsible to pay water and sewage in an apartment building? i never had to before

Edited on: Monday, October 14th, 2013 5:30 pm

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By H&H

My fiancé and I rent a house in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and have been here approaching 4 years. We have never been late on our rent and our landlord even says we maintain the property better then he, himself ever did. He has made it clear that he wants us to stay. Our lease expires Aug. 31st, 2012 & the lease only states that we must give 30 days’ notice prior to the end of the lease if we plan to vacate or wish to renew the lease. Nothing in the lease says we are required to give any type of notification of any kind earlier than this. However, our landlord has been pressuring us for an answer for a couple months now and as I write this, it is only May 18th, 2012. Last month (April) he came over and together we came to a verbal agreement that we would be willing to give him an answer by July 1st, 2012 (2 months before the lease expires). Yesterday (May 17th) he called and said he’s changed his mind and wants an answer right away. He is expecting us to decide if we are staying or leaving over 3 months in advance! So we were wondering what our rights are and the best way to handle this. We don’t want to piss him off but it’s become very stressful for us because we don’t know yet if we want to stay or leave due to a possible change in work. We’ve been open & honest about this possible change in work etc. yet he still wants an answer. Can anyone offer some advice about the best way to handle this without upsetting our landlord? Any suggestions or pointers about our legal rights would be helpful too.
Thank you in advance.
Kindly,
H&H

Edited on: Tuesday, October 8th, 2013 4:19 pm

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Can my Landlord do this?

By George Field

 

    Gave the title to the mobile home park and moved . Landlord still charing me for space rent. I have no space for last three months.

    Had a lease till Oct. 2010. I don,t think I should pay space rent when I don,t have a space.

          George Field

   

Edited on: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 2:34 am

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Albert

October 1st, 2013 12:35 pm

Hi George, well it really depends on the lease agreement that you signed in the past 30 days prior notice was okay but now a days it is more common than not to see a lease agreement that would require the tenant to provide 60 days prior notice before actually moving out.


can my landlord do this ?

By sade

Can my landlord which is also the owner of the house lock the door to the bathroom ?

Edited on: Thursday, September 26th, 2013 1:55 pm

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By Katrina J smith

My landlord rented me a two bedroom mobile a a twenty acre ranch, the deal was that he had a handy man who took care of his horses and stayed in a small trailer occasionslly.  Well a few months after I moved in, 7 other people moved onto various trailers, barns on the ranch all using my electric meter, without my permission, and don’t want to pay their fair portions, they fight me every month, I always have to to more than my share, I decided to take a little bit more out the rent to cover it, and he kicked me out, also leaving me with a really big electric bill.,  My question is, since he violated the rental agreement, can I sue for some money back on the rent?  Are there any laws about this?

Edited on: Monday, September 16th, 2013 11:37 am

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By anonymous

My landlord makes all tenants pay for garage space. This is a four unit apartment and its being sold to a new owner, they had a inspector come and look inside are garages, my garage has some of my good furniture stored in it nice and neat inspector wants us to remove items and use garage for car only can they make me do this is this legal?

Edited on: Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 10:39 pm

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By Choubeyrid

Can my landlord deny my request to fumigate my appartment for bed bugs? I have been renting this appartment for 4 years and the bed bugs have been found recently.

Edited on: Monday, September 2nd, 2013 8:46 pm

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By Dan Garcia

August 2011 we woke to the horror of bug bites in our own bed, fearing the worst I immediately called the owner. Instead of concern and offers of help I was immediately attacked by him cussing me and accusing me or my visitors of bringing them to the building. He refused any help saying they weren’t his bugs and he didn’t bring them, after trying over the counter pesticides for about 2 weeks we called an exterminator, we were charged $1400.00 and given no guaranty. Within days other tenants in our building were calling me,auav ngspsu the manager complaining of bed bugs once again I called the owner and once again I was met with a verbal barrage of cussing and denial, after which he suggested that I get the tenants involved to pool there money together and contact an exterminator. I told him I had already spent $1400.00 and I felt this was his responsibility, he then told me he didn’t know what to do. I called the Health Department and filed a complaint. The same day I asked one of the tenants involved to do the same. A few days later the Health Department contacted him, the owner called me starting out by saying I just talked to the Health Department, after about 20 minutes of non stop trash talk he fired me. I told him that was fine because we were moving and I would give him my 30 day notice. the next day he calls me and tells me since I’m moving anyway why don’t I just forget about what happened and continue to do my job as long as I was there, I agreed simply to keep the peace since I had other run ins with him and he has a bad temper I told him I would give him the 30 day notice on Monday he declined saying no need for the written notice I had told him and that was good, which was protocol for him, since Oct. 29, 2011 our move out date the owner has refused to give me my last check or the balance of my deposit.

Edited on: Saturday, August 10th, 2013 3:17 am

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Rafe

August 13th, 2013 10:20 pm

I hate when landlords do this. They know for a fact that it is their responsibility to get rid of the bed bugs and pay for the treatment. And since in your case your landlord to refuse to take the responsibility then the next logical step to do is to file a complaint against him. Good thing there are companies like RPA that can help you with this kind situation. They are also way cheaper than filing a lawsuit through your local county. Here is the link you can use http://www.rentalprotectionagency.com/complaint_center.php?id=51dd308610038


can my landlord do this

By jersey girl

i live in an house which landlord has 2 aptments an upstairs and down stairs. We teants n landlord pays the water bill and sewage bill. We each pay a 1/3,but there is only one meter to the house and the upstairs neighbors are the 3rd teants who reside there since i moved in 13 months ago and at times i paid there 1/3 when formers teants up and left without notice. It does state i pay 1/3 of bill in lease but can i get out of paying for it times are and my rent is 1000 a month plus other bills. Is there something i can do. i dont think it is right cause he doesnt know who uses more water then other. theres five upstairs to my three. My lease is up at end of this month

Edited on: Thursday, August 1st, 2013 1:52 am

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By Roger Redding

I currently pay for an assigned parking space that is underground and connected to my high-rise apartment building in downtown Dallas.  I also pay for an additional parking space in another building.  If family or a friend come to visit I would move my car to the leased parking space in other building and allow them to park in my assigned parking space.   I do this because I live downtown and I do not want my family or friends, especially my 25 year old daughter, to park on the street and walk to my apartment.

Does my landlord have the right to tow a car that is parked in my assigned space when I have given that person permission to park there and my car is not on the premise?

Edited on: Thursday, June 27th, 2013 6:51 pm

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Can my landlord do this?!

By Megan

When we first visited the duplex, my landlord said we would pay for gas, electricity, and internet (if wanted). He said the average for the gas was about $60 (for heating the water and heating my side of the duplex). The duplex is about 1548 sq. ft.
I signed the lease and looked it over, but I did not notice an important statement in the lease about the utilities. The lease (signed by me and the landlord) stated that the tenant only pays for the electricity through the city, but if the gas, trash, and water goes over the normal usage, then the tenant would pay the difference.

This is NOT what he originally told me about what is to be paid by the tenant..

I had to call the gas company to tell them what the gas meters said downstairs in the basement. Well, there’s one problem, there is only one gas meter?!
I asked the assistent on the phone why there is only one gas meter, but two sides/apartments to the duplex, but she told me that there is only one gas line and to get in contact with the landlord and ask him.

That is when I realized that there was something really wrong…

The day that we moved in, the landlord calls my mom and they talk for a while. He states that I would pay the gas for the entire duplex, which anerages about $200 in the winter (I WOULD HAVE NEVER SIGNED THAT LEASE NOR HAVE LOOKED AT THE DUPLEX). I don’t have that kind of money as I am a full-time student and cannot work while in school.

He said he made a mistake and gave us the "WRONG lease," but it states my address with A on it and how much my current rent is (I don’t think they had another lease…). The landlord wanted me to sign an addendum (but I would NEVER do that).
This made me so angry because he lied to us and said that this is how they have always done it….Well, you didn’t tell us that we had to pay for the entire duplex?!

He said he read the lease over and said that nothing changes (meaning that I still have to pay for the entire duplex) and that the lease gets thrown down the toilet really.

The lease was signed for an entire year stating that I only pay for electricy…

Is this legal or illegal because in my books it is none the less illegal.

Edited on: Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 6:26 am

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By Hai

Dear RPA,

I moved into my 3br/2ba apartment on 9/18. I signed a 3month lease with the option to rent month after month for $640/mth in Mountain View. The $640 covers the master bathroom and private bathroom, all utilities and wireless internet.  The landlord was looking for 2 more tenants to fill the other 2 bedrooms. Today, 10/21, my landlord informed me he wants to rent out the entire unit for $1650 plus $150 for utilities. Internet is not included. He’s stating my lease will terminate on 12/19 and wants to start showing the apartment today. Since I have moved in, I provided a clothing dryer for the entire complex to use and have painted the majority of the interior. My option now is to rent the entire unit for $1800 or move out. I planned on living in this apartment for at least a year when I moved in.

Is what my landlord is doing legal? Is there anything I can do to prevent this? Any guidance is appreciated.

Sincerely,

Hai 

 

 

Edited on: Monday, June 24th, 2013 6:24 pm

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By Nick

    I got a 3 day eviction notice for being one week late on my rent

Edited on: Thursday, June 20th, 2013 5:25 pm

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mary

January 29th, 2013 11:03 pm

A 3-day eviction notice is usually sent when your payment is late or not paid in full. You are a week late on your payment so yes, your landlord can send that to you. You can count 3 business days from the day you got the notice to either pay or move. If you can’t pay, that doesn’t mean that the landlord will lock your apartment and throw you out of the streets The 3-day eviction notice is just one step of the process. Your landlord will have to go to court in order to evict you. Or, you can take the easy way out and talk to your landlord for an extension.


Can my Landlord do this?

By Dee

Landlord sold house no warning,guy shows up says I bought your house.Lived here for seven years.This guy wants me out asap nowhere to go go.Legal rights?

Edited on: Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 3:30 am

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By amber kendall

 i have a month to month rental agreement and i have just paid my rent for december and today i was handed a piece of paper not noterized or anything saying i have 30 days to get out and that i am still responsible for rent for january can he do that?

 

Edited on: Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 1:54 am

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By leondra thomas

I paid my rent for the month of august, the rent was 545.00,but i only paid 500.00 owing 45+late fees,only the next day i paid the money he post a letter on my door say if i dont pay the late fee and next month rent by the 12th of september who would evict us(me,my wife and my three kids) i have not been late this year only this one time,with him saying if i paid before the month was up. i had a lot of stuff that had to get paid and school was starting made me short the rent but i was going to be able to pay as usual the next moth but now he wants to evict us without a 30 day notice can he do that or what shall i do i need help with this i cannot be thrown out because i was short this landlord has become unreasonable and will not work with me,what is the solution,but i am wanting to pay the late fee today(9-09-11),BUT HE IS REFUSING TO TAKE IT

Edited on: Saturday, May 11th, 2013 8:44 am

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By shy27

MY LANDLORD HAS A GUY THAT SPRAYS THE APARTMENT FOR ROACHES(WHICH WE DID NOT HAVE UNTIL THE BUG GUY CAME) COMBINED WITH THAT TIME THE LANDLORD MAKES SURE THAT MY APARTMENT IS UP TO HIS STANDARDS STOVE CLEAN, SMOKE DETECTOR WORKS AND HOSEHOLD IS CLEAN IF ANY OF THESE ITEMS FAIL TO MEET HIS STANDARDS HE CHARGES $25 FOR A RE-INSPECTION FEE. HE HAS CHARGED ME 3 TIMES IN A MONTH CLAIMING MY STOVE IS NOT CLEAN ENOUGH, CAN HE DO THIS OR SHOULD I BE REPORTING HIM? IT IS NOT IN THE LEASE THAT HE CAN DO THIS BUT ITS ON THE BUG INSPECTION PAPER HE PUTS UNDER PPLS DOOR.

Edited on: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 7:48 am

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By Litrina

I had been renting a Miles Properties apartment in College Park, GA from Dec 2005 til Nov. 2009 and was never late paying.  During 2008 Miles Properties allowed me to pay as month to month because I was looking to purchase a new home and didn’t want to be in a long term lease agreement.  In 2009 the apartment complex took on a new management company and it was no longer Miles Properties.  However I never signed a new lease with the new company.   I continued to pay on time every month as month to month.  Then on October 1, 2009, the landlord told me that she would not accept my rent until I signed a new lease under the new management company.  After going back and forth with her about why I could not resign a new lease, I agree to take a copy of the lease and read over it.  With this action she took my rent payment.  After reading the agreement, I went into further details about why I could not sign a new lease.  I explained the mold infestation, the roaches and water leaks from the neighbors tolid that lived above me.  It was so nasty.  My daughter was sick all the time with asthma systems.  I requested maintaince and to be moved to a different unit on many occassions.  Her response was that she couldn’t help me until I signed a new lease.  On Nov 9 2009 the landlord would not accept my rent payment, she said that I had to move and that she was having me evicted.  I begged her to accept my payment on several occasions, she refused.  On November 5, 2009 I found another apartment, I informed the landlord the same day that I had found somewhere else to go so that the sheriff would not come put my things out on the street.  On Nov 6 I had all my things moved out, and took pictures of all the mold etc. I returned the keys for the apartment as well as the mailbox.  I asked for a walk through of the apartment, but she refused to set up a time and date.  In March 2010 I receive a letter from a collection agency.  I have been trying to disbute the dept on my credit report with the three CB, however I have not been sucessfull. I don’t know who the new management company is and the landlord refused to provide any information.  The debt is listed as if I owe the landlord and not the management company that took over after Miles Properties.  Please advise me.  Thank you

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By Jamie

my boyfriend, daughter and myself has been renting this appartment for a year when my lease ended, i signed a new lease to tranfer into an apartment with washer and dryer hook ups. they said it would be ready on the first, when the first came around i tried to get the keys then they said it wasnt gunna be ready till the forth because it still needed alot of work. then after that they told us we couldnt move in because out transfer didnt go through. so since they keep giving us the run around, if i tell them we are moving out are they aloud to keep our deposit and transfer fee we already paid for that apartment…..?

Edited on: Monday, February 25th, 2013 2:05 am

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June

February 25th, 2013 6:11 pm

Your lease agreement is valid for that new apartment so if your landlord does not deliver it to you, then he has broken his end of the lease agreement. You can then break your lease agreement with the help of a lawyer. But if you really want that apartment, you can push your landlord to give it to you since a lease agreement was already signed. How do you do that? You can file a complaint with the RPA.


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By upset Renter

Hi, my landlord released my personal information to Nicor and set up a gas account for me without my consent. I have been living in this address for 5 years, I never paid a penny for gas because gas is included in rent and I use electricity for cooking. Nicor refuses to close the account unless I pay the bill. Can Nicor set up an account under my name just because somebody give my name to them? My landlord said he’ll take care of it but hasn’t done anything. Eventually, I’ll be the victim and my credit will be affacted. what should I do? Thanks.

Edited on: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013 9:28 pm

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February 4th, 2013 8:48 pm

Refer to your lease agreement. Usually, your lease agreement would hold vital information as to who pays for the utilities and if an account under your name needs to be setup. If an account needs to be setup, that’s usually done for you or by you but that would still need your confirmation so you need to be aware that the account has been set up. If your landlord has been made aware of the problem but still refuses to provide a solution, then you should file a formal complaint. Maybe the RPA can help you out.


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By Jags

Good day everyone…

I rented an all bills paid furnished apartment in march, and my rent was inclusive of internet, gas, cable, electricity to a cap…It is a 2 bedroom and I was told both rooms and bathrooms are the same size, which was obviously a lie as my room mate’s room and bathroom was considerably bigger…Don’t this constitute as false advertisement? I was offered 30 bucks off my rent monthly, but never got around to signing it so it was neither taken off my rent or resolved….
I a 45inch tv was also part of our move in agreement, and I signed a contract on that was as well, up until now it has not been delivered to me..

Part of the lease agreement clearly states that the landlord would add $10 daily as late fee for rent not paid on time..Fast forward a few months later, 5 days past rent due day, we found the management cut off our internet and was gonna turn it back on until we pay our rent…Can they do that?, well I paid most of my rent that day and left a balance of $30 and on the agreement it says late fees are not added on $30 and below…I went to go complain about not yet getting my tv after more than 6months and found out I had a balance of $149 due, I asked how come and I was told I was being charged for renters insurance and they have been doing that since August…on my lease agreement, it clearly states that, the tenant assumes all risk of loss or damage to tenants property and the Landlord requires that Tenant’s secure Tenants own insurance to protect against any damages that may occur…And then I got my internet cut off again? Can they do this?

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By rhonda

I had a 2-year lease for a rental home in Vail, Arizona from 9-15-2010 to 9-14-2012.  The lease did not address the move-out process and I assumed that a 2-year lease was for just that, 2 years.  I moved out, leaving the home clean and in good condition. Two weeks after the lease ended I called the landlord to find out when I would get my deposit ($4000, equal to 2 months rent).  The lease specifically states that the deposit, minus the cost to repair any damages and a $150 cleaning fee, will be refunded after 14 days.    My call was not returned and I called back a couple of days later and finally reached someone who told me that I was supposed to give 30 days notice before I moved out.  When I pointed out that notification was not required in the lease she said she would talk with the landlord and get back to me.  Several days later I called again and talked to someone else who said they would talk with the landlord.  Again, no one ever got back to me.  I left my phone number all three times I spoke with them and had them repeat it back to me. My cell phone was listed on my lease as well.

Today, 10/15/12,  almost 4 weeks after my lease ended, I received a notice from the landlords attorney that lists me as a defendant in a hearing that occurred on 10/10/12.  I never received a notice of the hearing, so of course I did not appear in court and the three times that I spoke with my landlords office no mention was made of a hearing or that any action was required by me.   The judgement against me is for $2000 plus a late fee of $200, Court costs and attorney fees of $250, plus 4.25% interest AND an additional $66.66 per day starting on 10/15/12.  The order of eviction will be issued tomorrow.  
As I said, the property has been vacant for a month now, and October 5 the property was listed for sale, with the statement, "Crews just cleaned up this beautiful property…"   I assumed (yeah, I know, pretty stupid) that a check would be in the mail and was totally blindsided when I opened my mail today.
I’m in a state of shock… what should I do?  

Edited on: Monday, October 15th, 2012 9:41 pm

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my landlord had me and my husband sign a bedbug addendum which states that he inspected our unit and is aware of no bedbugs infestation upon our move in date on june 14,2012. now it is July first and i woke up with8 bites on me and am scared to tell the office due to the addendum that i sighned. i have readc info regarding bed bugs that they can lay dormant for a year with noone knowing they are there. can someone please help me and my husband because this really needs to b taken car of and we have no idea how to go about it.

Edited on: Saturday, October 6th, 2012 6:41 am

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By elizabeth

i had my front window damaged/broken by criminal mischief in the middle of the night, i called police and had filed a police report, my landlord says i am responsible for the damage repair cost, after tqalking to him he now states he is willing to split the cost with me and claims the estimate he got was for 200.00 he is willing to accept 100.00 from me to cover the repair bill

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By big T

can anyone help me, i live in a older building that has 3 apartments in it, i live on the first floor, i have access to the basement to use the washer and dryer, and so does the other 2 tenants in the building, and the landlady owns another building which is behind the building i live in, and in that building is a apartment there, well we all have acces to the basement, it has 1 washer and 1 dryer, and it dont need quarters to us, so all this time i thought that is nice, and conveinent to have that here, well one day a friend came over we ordered some food, and was going to watch a movie at my place, and he said to me, i noticed there is 3 meters on the side of the building, and i said yeah, one is mine and the other 2 are the other tenants, and he said  where is the house meter, and i said i dont know, well he said give me a wet rag, i looked at him funny and said ok, and he asked for the key for the basement, well he went outside, and a few minutes later he came back in and said ome with me, and he said stand here and look at my meter, and i said ok what am i looking for, and he says see how slow the meter is turning and i said yeah, he went into the basement and put the wet rag into the dryer, and turned it on, and all of a sudden the meter started turning like crazy,  then he turned the dryer off and it went back to turning real slow, he said the dryer is hooked up to my electric, and i am paying for the use of the dryer, that i am paying for everyone in the buildings to use it, so i called the electric company, and all they would say is they are only responsible for the meter thats all, but suggested i call a electricion or a contracter, so i called a electrician, he came over, and went into the basement and he found that the washer and the dryer are both connected to my electric, and the furnace, he said there nto allowed to do this, that there should be a house meter, and its there responsibility to pay for the lights outside, or things in basement, he noticed the light that is on 24 hours in basement is connected to one of the other tenants electric, i am wondering, is the landlord wrong for this, i looked at my lease, and there is nothing in the lease that says i have to pay for that, so how do i go about handling this with the landlord, is this a good reason to be able to break the lease and get out, and also would the landlord have to reimburse me for all the past months for that, i dont feel i should have to pay for the use of the washer and dryer for everyone to use, so can the landlord do this, or is it illegal for the landlord to do this, please someone let me know

Edited on: Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 3:23 pm

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By Eric

We signed a 12 month lease from a private landlord. He gave us 3 months to pay the security deposit which we did.  He never did any type of repairs (ie fix a roof, cut down tree branched ect…) and expected me to do most of the repairs to the home and my own expense. He required me to cut down a hedge that was 30ft long x 15 ft tall and 5 ft wide with nothing but a chain saw and a ladder. I did cut the bush. I took about 5 ft off the top. I have witnesses to prove it.  He is withholding $400 from my deposit because the bush wasn’t cut to his specifications and because there was a roof leak that I never noticed. (again, he never inspected his House) any suggestions to qgetting my 400 back in the state of Maryland? Thank you in advance.

Edited on: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 8:26 pm

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By glen henry

my landlord has decided to start chrging vevryone in my complex for water,sewer and trash.How can they legally do this on the water when there is only 1 meter per building,may have as many as  40 ppl in each,not of all of them are on the lease as required,anyway,1 meter per building…and they are going to charge per person….if your there using water or not.If you go on vacation for a month,you will still pay the same amount as if you didnt.How can this be legel,and then refuse to show anyone the bill,so….

Edited on: Friday, September 7th, 2012 2:04 pm

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Rachel

September 7th, 2012 3:59 pm

No she can not do this..It is a Health code that landlords provide you with water…you need to contact the Health dept and file a complaint..


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By sweetness

I am a very upset tenant at the moment.  I have been living at this property for going on 3 months now.  My landlord hasn’t made any repairs as he/she agreed to make at the property.  I feel that if you expect me to keep paying you $700 a month, it’s time to start making repairs.  I came home a few days ago to an electrical fire. Now keep in mind I am a mother of 4, husband works from dawn to dusk so i’m home alone during the day till kids come home.  I calls my landlord and informs her of the problem and the first thing that comes out of her mouth is the rent. I refused to pay because I feel it’s time for her to start making some repairs.  Here it is two days later and she has placed a personal padlock on my water meter. Is this legal?

 

Edited on: Friday, September 7th, 2012 2:27 am

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By Cookie

 HELP HELP HELP

My daughter rented an apartment in Edison NJ in 2007 and moved OUT in 2008, the owner of the apartment which is also the landlord refunded her security deposit in the form of a check the day of the move in hand because she wanted to make sure the apartment was clean and left the way it was when my daugfhter first rented the apartment.  When my daughter deposited the check a few weeks later, she found out the landlord had put a stop payment on the check. 

Because my daughter just wanted to be done with the landlord, she just left everything that this landlord did to her alone, my daughter went about her own business graduated from college and didn’t pay anything any mind other then her studies.  Well 2 weeks ago, my duaghter decided to apply for an apartment in New Jersey, only to find out this landlord had filed an judgement against her, for non payment of rent, which my daughter paid faithfully every month. 

I can’t figure out how this can be file against my daughter, non payment of rent, when the day she moved out, the landlord had given her the security depostit back, but later stopped payment on the check.  If this was the case of non payment of rent, why would this person refund her deposit?  Can some one out there help me with this.  Also, there is the judgement on her credit report from this landlord as well for exactly the same thing, non payment of rent, but a check was issue to my daughter the day of her moving out. 

She had left the apartment clean, and I know because I was there that day.  There was some issues with the landlord being a little drunk when approaching my daughter, I just got my daughter out as quickly as I could, and the keys were turned over to this landlord.  PLEASE IS THERE SOMEONE OUT THERE THAT CAN HELP?  THANK YOU

COOKIE

Edited on: Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 11:54 am

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By Maria

I am living in California and have been renting a home for 20 years. The home owner expressed that she is going through difficulties with finances and needs me to move out and gave me 60 days. There is no way I can move out of a 2 story fully furnished house in 60 days and find a new place for me and my pets. Can she do this? Thank you for your help!

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By Ridhima

Can my land lord charge me for bed bug infestation at my place? I have been renting this appartment for almost 4 years and recently I found bed bugs in my appartment.

Edited on: Monday, July 30th, 2012 6:12 pm

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By Ridhima

I have been renting my appartment for 4 years; recently I found bed bugs in my appartment. can my Landlord fine for these bed bugs?

Would I be able to get the fumigation money from my landlords?

Edited on: Monday, July 30th, 2012 5:57 pm

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By Ricardo Carbajal

I would like to know how much the collection is legal in California, for late rent for me are charging upwards of three thousand dollars. Thank you for your help.
I am the tenant.

Edited on: Saturday, July 28th, 2012 9:40 pm

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By VF24

 

I have had THE WORSE experience with my current landlord. I moved to Kissimme in a rush and was stuck with this property because of time, money and of course lack of knowledge. I have a five year old and ofcourse waiting to find something in a hotel was not an option. I had a couple rental properties that were in the works and two fell through and I was stuck with this one. After I met the president from the home owners association, I loved the neighborhood, the area was very well kept, the premises were neatly kept, she said they lived as a community and have rules we had to abide by. I was happy to be living in a place where I could feel safe and there was organization. Little that I know that the property was not an issue but INSIDE my home there were plenty. The place had a very particular smell (moldy-ish for a better word) and was very dirty. The landlord said that the smell was because the place had been vacant for a month. I figured that because it was  an enclosed house in Florida weather this may have been normal. I made the mistake of signing the contract. Month after month it was either the air conditioning breaking, the stove wasnt working, we had to practically beg the landlord to have someone fix big holes in the walls, we asked him to paint the apartment (there were huge stains everywhere, dirty and nasty marks) and after he refused I figured we would come to an agreement, I asked him to provide the paint and I will paint the place. He agreed and took a while to give the money. The most currrent issue was kind of like the last drop. The refrigerator was not working. I contacted him and he said he will get someone in. I had to throw away about 50 bucks worth of meats and frozen foods, I had to shop daily for food (which becomes more expensive) and I have had enough. The manager (which is the one I always dealt with) always since day one, has hinted that all these "commodities" were as a "favor" to us because they like to keep their tennants happy. Really? all appliances not working and renting the place like a pig sty is normal? So, today, I called to ask them about the person who they said was going to pick up the old busted refrigerator. He said that the man could not come and that he will be here tomorrow (saturday, I had already made plans to take my family out). When I was upset asking at what time (I have never been rude in my life and believe it is ridiculous unprofessional to yell and curse) in an aggravated tone I was told that they did not know. By now all these months of cleaning and putting up with 90 plus degree weather due to the air conditioning breaking down 3 times I have had it. All they ever said since I started renting this place was "it is out of our control and there is nothing we can do", after he said their famous line I stated that it had been in their control, they have fired their repair men over and over because they all stated that this was no way to "up keep" the premises, from the handy man to the electrician, they all said that they are just temporaily fixing problems and they will definitely come back. As I was saing that, the manager said that if I keep on with it, he will purposely delay the refrigerator pick up (mind you that the fridge is in my living room), he said that it does not make a difference wether it is picked up today or tomorrow and that I should "pretend it is a piece of furniture in my liveing room or a closet." Really?!!! who on earth has a freaking appliance in their living room!!!! I asked him " are you threatening me?" he bluntly said"yes, if I want to I can leave leave that refrigerator there for a week or a month or two." I have never encountered such rude behaviour, I told him I did not want to speak with him again. Then (since apparently we were on a three way call) I refered to the man who was supposed to come pick up the fridge, and asked him that if he could please give me a time window so that I can plan accordingly, he did. Then I could hear psycho on the other end saying "well, I expect next time we speak that you  are not so rude" what?!!!!! I wasnt raising my voice, I never treated him with innapropiate language, HE is the one refering to me as "honey" and threatening me… what the heck?!!!!!! IThen I started raising my voice and said "I expect next time that YOU are not so rude and unprofessional!" and yes, I hung up, I did not want my anger to get the best of me or give psycho an excuse to keep beeing the horrible person he is. After all this story, can this guy seriously get away with this? can he seriously behave like this with a PAYING customer and leave the fridge in my living room until he feels like it?

Edited on: Saturday, July 21st, 2012 5:21 am

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By Richard

Can my landlord do this?  I feel like he is extremely unfair.

Edited on: Saturday, July 7th, 2012 9:32 pm

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By liesl

I recently moved out of an apartment on June 2, 2012, i patiently waited for my security deposit back in the amount of $795. After 17 business days(the law says hes supposed to send it within 15) the landlord returned a check for $354 and a list of his costs upon us moving out. he charged me $53 for moving out on the 2nd, $300 to paint apt in white $88 for supplies and $75 to clean the apt (which i cleaned the day we moved). Its NOT for ANY damages just to paint the apt!!! Its NOTHING out of "normal wear & tear" every landlord knows he has to paint in order to turnover the apt…HIS expenses NOT mine!!!! tried asking him WHY in the world he would charge me for that and his reply was that he "told" me he would have to paint in white when we move and i agreed….DEFINATELY NOT TRUE!!! AND NOTHING IN SIGNED LEASE THAT SAYS I AGREED TO THAT!!!

What can i do??? this is very shady business practice and i surely could use the $441 he owes meeeee!!!

HELLLPPPP

PS I NEVER CHANGED THE PAINT FROM WHEN WE MOVED IN, IT WAS SAME COLOR!!!!!!

Edited on: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012 10:37 am

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my landlord had me and my husband sign a bedbug addendum which states that he inspected our unit and is aware of no bedbugs infestation upon our move in date on june 14,2012. now it is July first and i woke up with8 bites on me and am scared to tell the office due to the addendum that i sighned. i have readc info regarding bed bugs that they can lay dormant for a year with noone knowing they are there. can someone please help me and my husband because this really needs to b taken car of and we have no idea how to go about it.

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my landlord had me and my husband sign a bedbug addendum which states that he inspected our unit and is aware of no bedbugs infestation upon our move in date on june 14,2012. now it is July first and i woke up with8 bites on me and am scared to tell the office due to the addendum that i sighned. i have readc info regarding bed bugs that they can lay dormant for a year with noone knowing they are there. can someone please help me and my husband because this really needs to b taken car of and we have no idea how to go about it.

Edited on: Monday, July 2nd, 2012 6:05 am

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By LauraChiresa

My husband and I moved into an apartment in september of 2010. Two weeks ago we received a notice that they never set up our utilities and they would begin billing us for it. This week we received a bill from the utilities company for 9 months worth of utilities adding up to nearly $700. We received the bill on 6/23 and it is due by 7/5 or we will incur a $100 late fee. Is this legal? 

Edited on: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012 1:52 pm

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By Gruv2010

My husband & I have lived in our apartment complex for 5 years. 2 years ago new ownership took over & it is quite obvious. We would like to know if any of the following are means for terminating our lease.

  • The complex lowered all rent & never notified us. I saw it on their website.
  • Our apartment complex became Section 8 & we were never notified-but saw a definite change in the atmosphere.
  • Our landlord is not reachable 80% of the time.
  • We have not had an inspection in 2 years. We had to call multiple times to get the maintance guy to change our filters. He said they were terrible. Doesn’t surprise me.
  • Our apartment complex advertises locked/buzz entry. The door has been broken for weeks & we have called the landlord & emailed.
  • 2 of the 4 apartments in our side of the building have a large amount of traffic. Since these neighbors have moved in our building smells like marijuana all the time. We & another neighbor have complained to the landord. She has done nothing.
  • Swat suv’s & police have staked out our building & patrol our complex & street daily due to the traffic of prostitutes & drug dealers.

These are just a few of the most recent issues. We have 8 months left in our lease & want to know what we can do about this issue. Thank you.

Edited on: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 6:15 am

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By Patricia

my landlord is in rehab, his sister notified me that she is taking over his duties.  Im behind on rent payments, CAP office was willing to help with rent, all they needed was a form filled out by landlord to process payment. I notified landlords sister, she emailed me stating their is a representative for landlord and to notify him of all issues regarding late payments, etc.  All she gave me was a first name and cellphone number.  Tried calling him but not answer and no call back.  Just received a notice to pay past due rent or quit.  Notice has no return address, who to contact, has my landlords name but signature isnt my landlords.  what can i do?  should these changes about a representative been in writing and what about the notice? is it legal?

Edited on: Friday, May 25th, 2012 4:29 pm

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By sereena samuels

my lease is up today-i went to office yesterday to sign new lease and was told that i hav to move out today by 12 noon and then move back in on the 19th of august-i need help and advice and noone is helping me!!! landlord is saying ‘oh well"lowsur

Edited on: Saturday, May 19th, 2012 1:46 pm

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Error500

May 22nd, 2012 8:42 pm

Is this part of the agreement? Because if not, then you don’t have to move out. You are renting the space from the day stated in your agreement.


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By Small Business

We are a small disadvantaged business, and have just moved to a new office, we letf our office in excellent condition and returned all door keys. After 30 days my Landlord returned my security deposit less carpet cleaning and costs to re-key locks on two doors, we only had one door to our office. I am reluctantly OK with carpet cleaning, but can he charge me for re-keying the office door and most likely the common entrance door?

Edited on: Friday, May 18th, 2012 11:11 am

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Can my Landlord do this?

By H&H

My fiancé and I rent a house in Wheat Ridge, Colorado and have been here approaching 4 years. We have never been late on our rent and our landlord even says we maintain the property better then he, himself ever did. He has made it clear that he wants us to stay. Our lease expires Aug. 31st, 2012 & the lease only states that we must give 30 days’ notice prior to the end of the lease if we plan to vacate or wish to renew the lease. Nothing in the lease says we are required to give any type of notification of any kind earlier than this. However, our landlord has been pressuring us for an answer for a couple months now and as I write this, it is only May 18th, 2012. Last month (April) he came over and together we came to a verbal agreement that we would be willing to give him an answer by July 1st, 2012 (2 months before the lease expires). Yesterday (May 17th) he called and said he’s changed his mind and wants an answer right away. He is expecting us to decide if we are staying or leaving over 3 months in advance! So we were wondering what our rights are and the best way to handle this. We don’t want to piss him off but it’s become very stressful for us because we don’t know yet if we want to stay or leave due to a possible change in work. We’ve been open & honest about this possible change in work etc. yet he still wants an answer. Can anyone guide us in the best way to handle this? Any suggestions or points about our legal rights would be helpful too.
Thank you in advance.
Kindly,
H&H

Edited on: Friday, May 18th, 2012 4:02 am

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By Dan Garcia

August 2011 we woke to the horror of bug bites in our own bed, fearing the worst I immediately called the owner. Instead of concern and offers of help I was immediately attacked by him cussing me and accusing me or my visitors of bringing them to the building. He refused any help saying they weren’t his bugs and he didn’t bring them, after trying over the counter pesticides for about 2 weeks we called an exterminator, we were charged $1400.00 and given no guaranty. Within days other tenants in our building were calling me, the manager complaining of bed bugs once again I called the owner and once again I was met with a verbal barrage of cussing and denial, after which he suggested that I get the tenants involved to pool there money together and contact an exterminator. I told him I had already spent $1400.00 and I felt this was his responsibility, he then told me he didn’t know what to do. I called the Health Department and filed a complaint. The same day I asked one of the tenants involved to do the same. A few days later the Health Department contacted him, the owner called me starting out by saying I just talked to the Health Department, after about 20 minutes of non stop trash talk he fired me. I told him that was fine because we were moving and I would give him my 30 day notice. the next day he calls me and tells me since I’m moving anyway why don’t I just forget about what happened and continue to do my job as long as I was there, I agreed simply to keep the peace since I had other run ins with him and he has a bad temper I told him I would give him the 30 day notice on Monday he declined saying no need for the written notice I had told him and that was good, which was protocol for him, since Oct. 29, 2011 our move out date the owner has refused to give me my last check or the balance of my deposit. How do I recover my money?  

Edited on: Thursday, May 17th, 2012 7:20 pm

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Can My Landlord Do This???

By Cassandra

I was robbed 1 time, (my door was  kicked in )  and 2 attempted robberies  and my car vandalized in the parking lot.  I informed Middlesex management that I would not be renewing my lease ( I gave them a 3 month notice)  and when my lease was up I moved, this was April 30, 2012.   I have attempted numerous times to return the key.  No one was ever there and when I told them I would mail them , I was informed that I couldn’t because there were papers I had to sign.  Everytime I called to make arrangements to drop off the key, a Middlesex management eMPLOYEE WOULD GIVE ME DIFFERENT INSTRUCTIONS

 Today I received a phone call informing me that since they did not receive the key they are charging me a months rent ($901.00) They have yet to return my security deposit.   They claim they can not get into the apartment, which is not true, they have copies of the key. Yet, they knew my lease was up and I moved out,  leaving them all my information, including my e-mail they did not contact me until today which is 15 days after I moved out.  It doesn’t seem to matter how many times I went to their office to turn in the keys and they were closed. 

I haven’t actually lived there for months, the last robbery attempted was February 2012 and I left that night.  I paid the rent(on time) every month until the lease ran out.  I think they are trying to keep my security desposit.  Why should I pay a months rent when I left officially in the proper manner, and they were closed when returning the key?  Is this legal.  They have copies of all the keys, they could have just brought a new lock.  They would have to change it anyway.  Please advise ASAP.  Thank you for your help

Edited on: Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 3:37 pm

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Can my landlord do this?

By Vickie Rigsby

 "We moved into a house paid first months rent, and deposit total of $2600 then after being there 28 days was told he didn’t want to rent to us and was asked to move with no reason given and no money returned. Is this legal?"

Edited on: Friday, May 11th, 2012 3:06 am

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By Craig

I have 6 month remaining on the lease of a house.  Without advanced notice, my landlord now wants to sell the house.  Do I have the right to stay in the house through the end of the lease?

Edited on: Thursday, May 10th, 2012 11:39 am

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Can my Landlord do this?

By Bradin Mullins

Can my Land lord do this?

I am renting a room in a 3 bedroom house .  I moved in on Jan. 25th . Before moving in I agreed to pay $400 a month rent plus utilities. She charged me a deposit of $ 250 dollars but never gave me a receipt.

This rental opportunity was brought to my attention by a girl who before i moved into house was my friend named Rebecca. Before moving in she said that she was going to give me a lease to sign for atleast 3 months. I told her that needed to stay 6 months. She said thats would be fine and she was going to give me a lease to sign but NEVER did.

When I moved in I realized that she was friends with the landlord but was intenionally not introducing me to the landlord. She never gave me landlords name or phone number. I found out landlords name of peice of mail.

When I was paying the rent for the first 3 months I payed rent to the owner of the house in a certified bank check. But I never recieved a receipt for paying rent, or any recepits for paying my 1/3 of the utilities.

After living there 2 weeks I started to notice that she was feeding, or cleaning up after her dogs.

Then I noticed that she started having multiple men sleep over at the house.

By March she started to let her new boyfriend start living at our house for free.

By April 1st, I confronted her on letting her boyfriend live at the house for free. She immediately told me that I have 30 to vacate the room. I was extremely frustrated because currently I dont have a car and 30 days was not enough time for me to find and pay for a new place.

At the end of april I still had no where to go but had a new apartment lined up for May 31. I asked her if I could stay for 30 more days and she accepted. she took my rent payment of $400 on may 1st. the next day she presented me with a illegitamate lease contract. I took her contract to a civil lawyer and the lawyer advised me not to sign the lease. I presented her with my 30 day tenant notice to vacate .

Since May 1st the gas has been shut off . I have been taking cold showers for 9 days and have no gas to cook with. She has been harrasing me daily to sign her rental contract. I have blocked her number from my cell service.

now she is threatning me that she is going to have me evicted from the house.

I have paid my rent for May. I feel helpless. WHAT CAN i DO PLEASE HELP???

Edited on: Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 2:23 pm

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can my landlord do this?

By hjupland

I recently moved out of a house because the electricitrical wiring shorted out.

the landlord blames me and won’t return my deposit.

was never late on rent and left the property cleaner than I found it.

The wiring of the house is more than 75 years old.

what can I do?

Thank you

Edited on: Monday, April 30th, 2012 9:45 pm

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By Linda

Hi, I live in an apartment building in massachusetts.  I live in a one bedroom first floor apartment on a month to month rental agreement. I’ve been wanting to move into a two bedroom apartment in my building and when on is available my landlord told me that she doesn’t allow tenants to move from one apartment to another but did allow several other tenants to move to different apartments in my building recently so when a two bedroom came available recently i asked if i could move to it and she told me the same story and said that she is trying to discourage tenants and that the only way is to ask for an additional fee that equals one months rent in addition to your monthly rent. I don’t think that this is legal and i feel like she is single me out as that i am the only one that she keeps refusing to let move to a different apartment.

She said that it cost her to much to paint and get the apartments ready so she needs to charge this fee but she never asked the other tenants to pay this fee. Is there anything i can do because i really think its illegal for her to ask for this fee since its her responsiblity to paint and clean an empty apartment to get it ready for occupancy.

Edited on: Friday, April 20th, 2012 11:33 pm

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Can my Landlord Do This

By Candae

I wrote my Landlord a letter Advising that we would be late with rent!…..We asked if she needed work done !…Trying to  pay her the money in some way….However we have  a lease 1 year and she wrote us a letter stating if we did not have the late fees and the rent by the end of the month we needed to move,Also the elctrical in the home is not working properly..The bathroom floor is bad…Most windows do not work and have no screens….What are our rights…And i beleive this place is not registered as a rental and she is not registed with the twp/city….So what can i do..Of curse i dont want to move but times are hard…What is your advise…O and the water is well and it is sometimes black in color and has no pump direclty to our home….???????

Edited on: Friday, April 20th, 2012 3:14 pm

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Can my landlord do this?

By anonymous

My landlord wants me to take out a 300 thousand dollar insurance and add her and her husband name to the policy.  I took out a Renter’s policy and sent her the pertinent parts of it, but I didn’t add her or her husband to it.  I know she uses the address as her business address.  All her correspondence to me has the address with LLC.  Is there a law in Connecticut that protects tenant from predatory landlords like her?

Edited on: Sunday, April 15th, 2012 5:06 pm

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By Sam

We signed a 30 day notice to vacate, but missed our final inspection date which was the same date we were suppose to vacate. We were one day off, our mistake.  The landlord changed the locks and refused to let us in to retrieve our belongings and clean the apartment.  Is that legal?

Edited on: Sunday, April 15th, 2012 11:35 am

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By Jynette

keep my deposited after 30 days and then take it for fleas program after the 30 days I move out?

Edited on: Saturday, March 24th, 2012 11:20 am

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Can my Landlord do this?

By Mel-low

My landlord wants to change the month to month contract. He is asking me to be responsible for all repairs and maintenance for all appliances in the house. I have lived there for over 3 years now and things are starting to fall apart. I am a single Mom w/ two small children in school. I do not want to move in the middle of the school year, and yet I do not feel that I should be responsible for his appliances. The appliances are atleast 9 years old and are starting to show it. I feel that the is just wear and tear and I shouldn’t be responsible. What do you think. Can he have the right to do this?

Edited on: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 5:59 pm

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Mel-low

January 7th, 2011 7:26 pm

After 3 yrs. of living in the home my landlord wants to change the contract to where I will be responsible for all the repairs and maintenance for all appliances. I have 2 children in school and do not want to move in the middle of the yr. Nor do I feel he has that right. What do you think?


Can my landlord do this?!

By oompak8

We have had several issues with getting my landlord to make repairs in a timely manner.  Now, our dryer is working but fails to produce heat.  I’m guessing it’s the heating element or a fuse – something simple and cheap to fix.  However, she claims that her repair & maintenance budget is tapped out because she just made costly repairs to our heating system (an octopus furnace in the basement needed new ductwork and was failing to heat our unit above 65 degrees – which is against city ordinance, as we had to point out to her before she would fix it).  So now she tells us that it will likely take weeks before she can repair the dryer.  Now, it does state in our lease that the washer/dryer is a convenience item and they don’t have to fix it and we can have it removed at any time – but it also states in our lease that since we have use of the washer/dryer that we have to mow the lawn regulary, which we did – despite being promised a riding lawn mower and ended up with a used, temperamental push mower for an .5 acre lot.  So, we asked her if she could compromise with us – we would pay for the repair and she could pay us back once her budget gets replenished and she REFUSED!  We are good renters – in 15 months, we’ve never had a late payment and we remain flexible when she makes requests of us and follow through on things we say we’ll do for her.  I understand that the lease claims that she doesn’t have to fix it – but we asked if she would compromise and refused – can she do that?!  

Edited on: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 5:59 pm

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Jonas

February 22nd, 2012 5:32 pm

Hi for this case since your have an agreement wherein you can use the dryer is your lawn. So since you are doing your end of the agreement they have violated their’s. For this case you file a complaint against the landlord.


can my landlord do this?

By Debra

my landlord refuses to give a payment history on my application for a new place. and i need it to complete my move. what should i do. they apartment complex cant take the receipts they need the form fill out. this has been going on for a month now.

Edited on: Friday, February 3rd, 2012 12:49 pm

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By Tenant

i paid what was going to be my new landlord on the lease agreement she stated that first months rent and animal deposit was due agust first it is going on the second week and she still has not done any repairs and i found my problems with the house and she never took the rent sign down either since i found worse problems with the house now she refuses to give back my deposit and that i should take her to court is what shes saying

Edited on: Monday, January 23rd, 2012 2:01 pm

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Julie

January 31st, 2012 4:25 pm

The other night my sewer backed up into my basement, the smell was awful. My rental agency had someone come out the next day while I was at work. They said everything was fixed and left. When I got home I realized they didn’t clean any of the sludge up. Is that my problem or should the agency have someone clean it up since it was not my problem.


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By Jamie

my boyfriend, daughter and myself has been renting this appartment for a year when my lease ended, i signed a new lease to tranfer into an apartment with washer and dryer hook ups. they said it would be ready on the first, when the first came around i tried to get the keys then they said it wasnt gunna be ready till the forth because it still needed alot of work. then after that they told us we couldnt move in because out transfer didnt go through. so since they keep giving us the run around, if i tell them we are moving out are they aloud to keep our deposit and transfer fee we already paid for that apartment…..?

Edited on: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 4:33 pm

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By daniel

   i live in a mobile home park,the management added an extra 3 dollars a month on my water bill.i asked them what it was for at first they denied charging the 3 dollars,after several attemps to find out what it was for.they said the 3 dollars was charged for my use of the water meter.is that leagal for them to do that?

Edited on: Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 4:21 am

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can my landlord do this?!

By anonymous

change the structure after renting to me in a way that interfers with privicy

Edited on: Tuesday, January 10th, 2012 3:05 pm

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By OK Kid

 I live in mobile home park in kerrville , tx which I rent a lot and the manager evected a freind and a handyman that also worked for the park cleaning the showeres and club room 5 nights a week with his wife and he was taking a job for 5 to 6 months out of town so he could pay off there RV early so he could retire a little and the manager got mad and fired him and his wife and evected them and told them to never com back in the park for no reason or he would call the cops on him and is telling every one if they invite them to there house to visit or to have work done by him they will be evected also can he do this.

Edited on: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 12:01 am

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Mike Zwarton

December 25th, 2011 11:04 am

Hi, I am a Owner of a trailer in a 55 plus Park !
Now the Management said they would evict me if I continue to feed Ferrel cats so my question is how can the Management evict someone who owns there own Mobile Home and second what becomes of the Mobile Home and does the person who owns the Mobile Home still liable to pay lot rent after said owner was evicted .


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By bettyboop

 we live in a rv park and a neighbor also a co-worker had told me that he was renting a trailer from our landlord.  he then told me that he had locked his front door and was then taking a shower when all of a sudden he heard a voice in his trailer asking whether he was ok or not.  the landlord had unlocked his door and enter without his permission.  he informed her that she could not do that, she told him that since she owns the trailer that she could enter anytime that she wants.  she has done this twice.  the first time he was sleeping.  there was no excuse for her actions at all, his car was parked out front, so she was aware that he was home.  the question is: what are his rights and what an he do about it?

Edited on: Friday, December 9th, 2011 3:58 pm

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Scott

October 7th, 2010 8:04 pm

Every State has their own laws when it comes entering a property. The default is a 24 notice. Some states don’t have a statute or minimum notice requirement. In California the landlord is required to give a 24 notice prior to entering a property they have rented out. While it is true that the landlord owns the property, it doesn’t give them full access 24/7. When someone rents out their property they are giving up some of their ownership rights specifically right of entry. This is why the tenant pays the landlord rent– to have access to the property.

If the landlord continues to enter without providing 24 hour written notice before hand, then I would tell your friend to file a complaint with the Rental Protection Agency.


can my landlord do this????

By kayla n

ME AND MY HUSBAND ARE RENTING FROM MY AUNT BUT SHE IS MAKING US OVER PAY $400 A MONTH FOR ONE LITTLE ATTIC. WE HAVE BEEN LIVING THERE FOR A LITTLE OVER A MONTH NOW AND OUR BEDROOM IS STILL NOT DONE AND THE LANDLORD SAYS SHE WILL FINISH PAINTING THE ROOM BUT STILL HASENT. SHE MAKES U S DO ALL THE YARD WORK. WE HAVE TO UNPLUG ALL OUR STUFF UP THERE BECAUSE SHE DOESNT WANT ELECTRICITY WASTED AND ALL UTILITY’S ARE SUPPOSED TO BE INCLUDED. SHE GOES UP INTO OUR ATTIC WHEN WE ARE NOT THERE AND UNPLUGS OUR STUFF AND EVERYTHING. I KNOW SHE IS MY AUNT BUT WE ARE STILL PAYING HER RENT SO SHE IS A LANDLORD AND WE ARE TENANTS. ISNT ALL THE STUFF SHE IS DOING AGAINST THE LAW???? WE ARE STUCK SLEEPING IN OUR LIVING ROOM BECAUSE SHE DOESNT FEEL LIKE FINISHING THE ROOM AT ALL. ME AND MY HUSBAND ARE VERY UPSET ABOUT THIS BECAUSE IT DOESNT FEEL RIGHT. ISNT IT AGAINST THE LAW FOR A LANDLORD TO JUST GO IN YOUR AREA WHENEVER THEY FEEL LIKE IT? ME AND MY HUSBAND ARE READY TO GET A LOCK FOR THE DOOR. UGH!!!!

Edited on: Thursday, November 17th, 2011 2:57 pm

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By kathrinn

We live in a mobile home park in Missouri.  I have to keep this some what anonymous as the BIG secrect is not known to anybody just yet. At this moment it is just hearsay.  We have 3 children all under the age of 4 years old. My mother in law owns this trailer and we pay all of the utilities and lot rent.  We do not have any dogs and keep the yard pretty neat.  We were just informed that in 6 months time, we must move. All of the mobile homes! They are turning the other half of this park into a RV park.  The story goes on.  2 years ago we were all told that our trailers will be moved down from one side of the park to the other, and the landlord was paying to have us all moved. With that, we all had to change our utilities to another lot, pack up and be ready.  I ended up with a corner lot. We built a nice cinder block bonfire pit, put up a cinder block, landscape timber fence along the back as there is a 20 foot drop into the creek not 10 feet behind our house. I put up a border of large rocks for my seed beds all around the house and edge of the entire yard ( a lot of rocks ). I must also add that 2 years ago the landlord required all tenants to buy landscape timbers and new skirting even when the skirting was not in bad condition ( about $400.00 at the least. )  My yard had not had anyone live in it in over 10 years, so as the spring weather got bad, we discovered there was horriable flooding problems. (over a foot of standing water in most areas) My landlord would not fix the problem, nor help pay for it.)  We payed an escivator $200.00 to fix the flooding problem.  Now we have to move.  Serriously moving the first time was a ton of work, and all of the hard work and money that went into fixing this yard to make it kid safe, is just dust in the wind.  Can our landlord just say get your house and go to all of us?  2 years ago he asked tenants to go to the city meeting so he could get half of this place turned into a RV park, and now he is giving us all the boot.  Is this even legal.  Mobile homes are not suposed to be moved a ton of times. He just comprimised all of our structural stability in moving us the first time, now many of theese homes can not be moved again.  Help anyone who knows wether this is legal or not.Iencyio

Edited on: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 8:21 am

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By Nick

    I got a 3 day eviction notice for being one week late on my rent

Edited on: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 1:32 pm

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By Donna

We have been legally court evicated. Now the land lord wants us to leave person items till we are able to pay the back rent. The items my husband needs to do his job. We have gone to our local welfare department for help with the back rent. However the cost of our monthly rent is more than we can afford due to the lost of my job.

Edited on: Saturday, October 29th, 2011 1:29 am

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By curly

hellow my family and i we been living in this apartment for almost two years… and my problem started ass soones the people move out from downstairs… and know my landlord is asking me to move out cause he is saying that it was are fault that we might have bring them from another place…. but we all know that the people from downstairs had bedbugs rouches rats and kind of buggs…. so what can i do so he wont kick me out and make this bedbugs go away i need a answer asap thank uuuu

Edited on: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 11:12 am

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