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problems with landlord repairs

mickey | Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 2:06 pm

landlords that won’t fix anything like blackmold, windows falling out, doors falling off , step railings fell off not replaced and 2 kids under the age of 5 rent, money goes to keeping the place livable for the kids instead of paying rent there is no lease

Making sure the rental unit is in a safe place

Tenant | Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 1:15 am

Every tenant should feel safe inside and outside his rented apartment or house, and it is the landlord’s responsibility to ensure the safety of his tenants. It is the tenant’s very right to experience the enjoyment of renting and living in the unit to his own accord. Safety issues vary from different locations i.e. urban [...]

Tips to get security deposit back.

Tenant | Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 1:13 am

Security deposit by definition is any form of money that a landlord asks from a tenant before moving in along with an advance payment of rent. It serves as a protection for the landlord if ever the tenant decides to terminate the lease agreement early or if he violates the lease agreement. Also security deposit [...]

How to legally evict a tenant?

Tenant | Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 1:12 am

It is a very rough experiences to both the tenant and the landlord themselves, having to deal with an eviction. But when it comes to tenants not paying their due rent, caused damages to the rental property and is becoming a problem to other tenants living in the neighborhood it became a very big issue at hand [...]

Who pays for common area utilities?

Tenant | Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 1:09 am

When renting an apartment or a house it is often written on the lease that the basic utilities like heat, water and gas is not for free and the utility bill should be paid for by the tenant himself.  But if you are renting in an apartment building you often find that even the utilities [...]

Reasons why a landlord should access a rental unit.

Tenant | Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 1:02 am

Every lease agreement has its own clause about the right of landlord to have access to do inspections on his rental unit every now and then with a notice 24-hours ahead. But that does not mean that the landlord already have a free pass to enter the rental premises anytime he wants to even without [...]

landlord paid for someone to illegally enter our apartment NYS

Michelle | Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 5:44 pm

Our landlord paid a plumber to enter our apartment without our knowledge, place a padlock on our basement door where our breaker box is.  The D.A. is saying this is civil.  That a landlord has the right to hire someone to enter your apartment without your knowledge or consent.  The excuse was he was making [...]

Need advice on our situation

Craney | Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 5:30 pm

We are a group of three students who have just paid a £300 holding fee each to secure a house beginning in June. Once we had paid this, we have five days in which to pay our deposit. On the fifth day we came back for them to tell us that the landlord had chosen [...]

Landlord allows sex offenders to live secretly…

Belisa | Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 5:02 pm

My apartment’s management company has a clause in their lease which states that sex offenders are prohibited from registering the apartment’s address on any public list of sex offenders.  I called a lawyer, and he says this the landlord’s way of saying "don’t live here." But I heard that there IS a sex offender living [...]

Wrongful Eviction reflecting on credit report

Holly | Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 2:28 pm

I have always paid my rent on time in an apartment complex and came home to find an eviction notice on the door.  I received no prior notification and when I went to the management office they said they had served the eviction to the wrong apartment and that they made the mistake after I [...]

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