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Can the landlord remove furniture while eviction is going on?

Tenant | Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 1:13 am

If an eviction case was filed against a tenant, the court has the right to interfere between the tenant and the landlord. The reasons why a landlord would file for an eviction is because the tenant was unable to pay his monthly rent and the landlord already gave a 3 day notice to pay. Even [...]

What to pay when signing the lease?

Tenant | Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 1:08 am

Finding the right rental unit and signing the lease for it is a reason for celebration to many. You can now sit back, relax and look forward to moving in to your new home, knowing that all your efforts had paid off and your apartment search is now finally over. Finding an apartment also means [...]

What are my rights in MI?

80ladybug | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 7:35 pm

I have lived at the same complex for 3 years now.  We are being asked to sign a new lease.  Of course the rent is going up if we sign a years lease & even more if we go with the 6th month or monthly options.  I lost my job a few months ago.  My [...]

Question about lease issues

Kristi | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 1:18 pm

My questions is about lease. We signed a lease last July. It started on 7/1/12 and it was for 1 year. We notified our landlord the middle of February that we were going to have to move out and were going to have to break our lease. But that we would do everything in our [...]

Landlords divorcing

anonymous | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 9:15 am

I moved into a house in October 2012. I started a 6-month lease with the wife. Which is up April 1st. I just recieved a letter from the husband (from jail) that I am to pay him rent from now on. I don’t know what thier situation is. I dont know if it is amicable. [...]

Loud neighbors

Saraa | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 9:05 am

I live on the first floor i’ve been here five years,about one year ago new tenants moved in upstairs. They are so loud at night from 10:30 p.m. till about 3:00a.m. They stomp not walk, they have a little girl that wears her mom’s high heels and runs throu out the appartment, there is furniture being [...]

Dangerous Exhaust Fumes – No Response

Matthew | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 8:01 am

I live in the lower level of a small apartment building. The parking lot is right outside of my front windows. I’ve lived here for about nine months now and have not had any issues with the cars parked outside. However, other tenants have recently been backing into the parking spots right next to my [...]

roof leaking for over a year

unhappy renter | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 7:34 am

I am renting a unit in a mill building and have been living here for about a year and a half. During this time, my living room ceiling has leaked a minimum of 5 times. I am on the top floor. These are only the documented cases I have where I emailed the leasing office [...]

How to legally evict occupants?

Tenant | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 1:38 am

Legal occupant by definition is someone who has the legal right to stay or live in a rental property that is often backed with a lease agreement. Legal occupant who is unable to pay his rent and his other obligations can frustrate a landlord and may cause the landlord to evict him out of his [...]

Reasons a landlord can keep the security deposit

Tenant | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 1:33 am

What is a security deposit? It is a refundable deposit tenant gives the landlord before moving in into a rental property. The tenant must abide by the terms of the lease agreement if he wishes to get his security deposit back when he moves out or if the lease expires.  On the other hand there [...]

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