can the landlord do this

By Need to know

Hi I am checking on a issue my daughter has with a former landlord. She had to rent a place quickly when her husband gave her the boot. So she rented a house as quick as possible. This landlord want a deposit which she paid but they never did sign a lease. She lived there Aug thru part of January. In december she left a message that she was moving out in January. I know she was supposed to give written notice which she didn’t but heres the rest of the story. When she rented it there were no storm windows for the outside of the house. He said he would get them all fixed but never did. I saw electric outlets that had no covers on them which was dangerous with kids in the house, there was old appliances on the deck which was never hauled away and there wasn’t a single light bulb in the house. My daughter took all her bulbs when she moved so he wants part of the deposit for bulbs, part of the deposit for hauling the appliances away which were there, he wants two months rent for no notice and then he shows up at her work place and tells her to sign a paper that she owes him all the money. Other wise he told her he would take her to court to garnish her wages. Is that harassment or what? I told her to let him sue her and I will get a lawyer for her to show what a dirt bag he is. I talked with my tax man/attorney a bit today and he said this guy knows every trick in the book and he even called him a scumbag!!!!!! So how do we get someone like this to quit being a slumlord and treat people right. I would appreciate the help and info before I hire a lawyer to show him someone will stand up to him. Thank You

Edited on: Friday, May 18th, 2012 1:28 pm

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can the landlord do this?

By Dee

My rental company is charging me for plumbing repairs due to the use of flushable wipes. My contract states I will be liable for repairs due to neglect or carelessness. I had no idea the flushable wipes would cause a backup. I was not flushing items listed on the do not flush list. What are my rights?

Edited on: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 11:53 am

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can the landlord do this?

By G

 

Is it leal for a apartmet landlord to hire an out of state 3rd party to charge you for allocated water service heat for hot water, allocated sewer service, trash flat fee, meter read fee, service fee, expedited payment fee, whatever that is, and energy for heat, and multiply all these fees by number of apartment units. if they find out they maden an error, previousy in billing charges, no notice of explantation executed. you get much higher bil the next month, allowing them to recover.

 

Edited on: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 8:55 pm

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Can the landlord do this?

By Mary

We found a place to move back in August, and negotiated with one of the owners the rental price and to move in for September. This was about the 24th of August. We gave them a $200 check to hold the apartment and to show we are interested. They cashed it the very next day. They had to make some repairs and hurricane Irene passed that weekend, so we couldn’t move in. When we went the next day after the storm, we could not access the place as the whole street had been flooded. We returned the next day, 30th. The basement was flooded, the boilers were out, power was cut to the street. The yard had 2 large trees fallen and sea water completely swamping the yard. We could not move in the way it was. With that water in the yard it would even be a health hazard, breeding grounds for mosquitos.

It would have taken them at least 2 weeks to clean the place up, repair the boilers and dry out the yard, if it were even possible. We considered the fact that we no longer were interested in living there due to the conditions it was in. So we asked the lady to return our money. She got upset with us and offended us verbally. She will not return our money and wants to counter sue us for the month’s rent we made her lose. She claims that if she has to lose, so should we.

We never signed anything. The only evidence of what I have is my check cashed in the owners name. Can she counter sue us? Can we take them to court to get our money back? I also took pictures of the conditions of the yard and house when we went back to the apartment after the storm. Does she have grounds to sue or do we have the right to get our money back?

 Thank you!

Edited on: Friday, September 23rd, 2011 5:41 pm

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