Here is the "Question"
This is a two part legal/renters rights & money question.
Part 1: My roommates are late on January's rent. We have just been served a Notice of Default. Caveat:
the information listed on the notice is inaccurate.
Part 2:How do we come up with a solid sum of money in short time? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 18, 2014 -
Brown water from the apartment upstairs occasionally leaks into my apartment and its light fixtures. The landlord and super won't fix the plumbing until that tenant moves out. What can I do about this? Withhold rent? Break my lease? Something else? I understand that YANML, but some help with NYC tenants rights would be good right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 3, 2013 -
Sticky Renting Situation Filter: I just moved into a house that my girlfriend and two other friends have been renting from my girlfriends mother for about 2 years now. Now my girlfriends uncles want to increase the rent (oral lease) pretty heavily and planned to do so before they even knew I was moving in. Do I use the law to protect our rights as tenants, or because it's my girlfriend's family do we just pick up and leave instead of fighting it? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous
on Jun 7, 2010 -
My friend, renting a room in a house, has found that the people he was renting from didn't actually own the house. He came home to find an eviction notice on his door and the locks changed. The fake landlords have moved all of their stuff out, changed their phone number, and are gone without a trace. Now my friend can't get to his stuff. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious
on May 27, 2010 -
My mentally ill friend signed a lease impulsively, in a very distressed mental state. We're wondering what legal ramifications apply if she breaks the lease, given her illness. [more inside]
posted by apis mellifera
on Mar 15, 2010 -
One of my roommates is in the military, he just got noticed that he is going to be redeployed in May/June. Our other roommate recently moved out and we are subletting her room for her. The lease doesn't technically end until October 2010, but I would prefer to go earlier. Can I somehow piggy back on my roommates rights to break the lease as of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)? [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Feb 1, 2010 -
How do I get my security deposit back? We bought our first home and moved out of our apartment 6 months in to a 12 month lease and found someone to take over our apartment. [more inside]
posted by ganzhimself
on Jan 19, 2010 -
I've heard that one can sever certain contracts they sign in Ontario if it's within the first 10 days of signing. If this is true, does it also apply to a lease on a house?
posted by gman
on Feb 16, 2009 -
My friend and his fiance have a mentally ill woman living below them who is making their lives absolute hell. They live in Massachusetts. Would there be consequences if they break their apartment's lease to leave because of her? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins
on Jan 14, 2009 -
What, if any, are the effects of express warranties by landlord and landlord's agents under New Jersey landlord tenant law? [more inside]
posted by bunnycup
on Dec 14, 2007 -
Landlord authorized the removal of my suitcases from front porch with no notification - possibilities for reimbursement? [more inside]
posted by youarenothere
on Jun 9, 2007 -
Ontario Tenants Filter: i'm in a weird situation with a rental
apartment- my landlord is trying to sell the building and is making
strange requests. i can't make sense of the ontario tenants' act.
your 2 cents would be very much appreciated.
posted by ezola
on Apr 28, 2007 -
Leases often contain a clause saying you can be evicted if you disturb the neighbors. Mostly hypothetical question inside. [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on Nov 10, 2006 -