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Responsibility for water bill due to leak

Trying to be nice landlord
Date: Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 1:25 pm
Category: General Topics

I was notified of a leak (puddle in front yard) that was fixed within 2 hours. My tenants deducted the excess water bill from their rent. Aren’t they responsible for the bill regardless of the leak? Our lease says tenants are responsible for all utilities. It was about $150 more than usual.

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Burden of proof? I demand NO CAUSE explanation

Date: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 6:32 am
Category: Frustrated Renter, General Topics, Landlord Problems, Legal Questions, Rent Horror Stories, Renter Q & A

Hello there,  Frustrated tenant here.  I’m halfway through a 60-day No Cause termination of month-to-month agreement.  The case against me has been summarized as:  "Defacement of property" which was as simple as having painted a tasteful mural on the door to the unit. (This is at a housing community designated and advertised to attract "creatives" and "artists")  A […]

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Legal rental??

anonymous989898 GA new renter
Date: Sunday, January 19th, 2014 3:39 pm
Category: Frustrated Renter, General Topics, Legal Questions, Renter Q & A

I have been renting a “mother n law” suite that is attached to the main house for 3 months now – in Georgia. There is also a tenant living in the garage that has been converted into a studio like carriage house.. The main house has a completely different address from mine – the street […]

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problem with cheap carpet

Date: Thursday, January 16th, 2014 2:29 pm
Category: General Topics

My husband and I are in the seconds year of living in our apartment. The problem is that the carpet is horrible. It’s so cheap, when I tried to pick something out of it yesterday, with my fingers, strands of the carpet actually came out of the floor.  Every time we vacuum, a ton of […]

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Carpet replacement laws

Date: Thursday, January 16th, 2014 2:24 am
Category: General Topics, Videos Post

Security deposit is required from tenants by the landlord before moving in a rental property. This will be held and used by the landlord to pay and cover any costs on repairs for any damages the tenant might do with the rental unit during his stay. Disputes on wear and tear in the unit that […]

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SSD recipient/Rent Due Date doesn’t coinside with check date

Date: Sunday, January 5th, 2014 10:07 am
Category: General Topics

I have asked multiple times (landlord/landlord attorney’s) if they could change the date that my rent is due to coinside with when I receive my SSD check.  I receive my check every 2nd Weds of the month (SSD already said they can not change this date).  My rent is always due on the 1st of […]

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Noise complaints, unable to rent new apartment

Date: Friday, January 3rd, 2014 2:47 pm
Category: Apartment Complaint, General Topics

Hello. This post isn’t about me but somebody I know. Their roommate was very loud and recieved many complaints from the neighbors. Now, the time comes for them to both move, and they both apply for different apartments run by the same company, For some reason the ‘noisy neighbor’ had no problem getting the new […]

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Wrongful eviction

good tenant bad manager WI tenant
Date: Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 11:17 am
Category: General Topics

Can my Landlord’s porperty manager do this? I have resided here for almost 9 years, 5 of which this landlord has owned this house. I am a good tenant, pay my rent on time, and care for the property as if it were my own.  Last June, my Landlord hired a property manager. This woman […]

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Renovation in apartment upstairs, unbearable noise!

Date: Monday, December 30th, 2013 6:57 pm
Category: Frustrated Renter, General Topics, Landlord Problems, Legal Questions

I’ve had many problems with my landlord, but here’s the latest: I live in Alachua County, Florida, in a studio aparment in a larger studio complex.  The landlord did not notify me (and to my knowledge, anyone) of scheduled renovations in multiple units across the complex, including the unit right below me.  They woke me […]

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Online legal advice

Katharina Garvin NC Renter
Date: Saturday, December 28th, 2013 10:11 am
Category: General Topics

My husband and I rented a house In charlotte from a private renter. There was no early termination clause in the lease. We paid a year of rent up front because my husband had not started working yet. His job contract got recended because of budget cuts and we were forced to move out of […]

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