• Landlord terminated lease so he could sell the house. Wants us out by December 1st, but is also making us pay December s rent before we go?

    Basically our landlord sent us a paper in the mail saying we had to be out of our house by December 1st because he is selling the house. Our lease doesn t end til June, and we ve never paid rent late or broken any of the rules for him to randomly make us leave. Also, in the paper it says "December s rent must... show more
    Basically our landlord sent us a paper in the mail saying we had to be out of our house by December 1st because he is selling the house. Our lease doesn t end til June, and we ve never paid rent late or broken any of the rules for him to randomly make us leave. Also, in the paper it says "December s rent must be handed to me before you leave the property". Why is he making us pay for a month we won t even be living there?? Is that even legal??
    25 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why won't she help us??

    Hey guys, so my girlfriend and I are both 26 years old, and we are expecting a baby soon but a few months earlier this year we both had to move back to our parent's house, because I was evicted from my apartment for non payment, but I tried paying the rent every month, but every month the rent would just get... show more
    Hey guys, so my girlfriend and I are both 26 years old, and we are expecting a baby soon but a few months earlier this year we both had to move back to our parent's house, because I was evicted from my apartment for non payment, but I tried paying the rent every month, but every month the rent would just get higher and higher to the point that I couldn't afford it anymore so I was evicted. Now that the baby is almost here, we are looking to get another apartment, but the problem is my eviction and my girlfriend has been out of work since early pregnancy due to a condition she has. With my eviction, I can't apply for apartments because that would be instant denial, and I've already tried landlords that aren't corporate landlords and they all said no as well. So my mom is supposed to apply and put her name on the lease for us with my name also being on there as an occupant, but my mom is just taking her time with the process and we are trying to move asap. Preferably mid to late November would be fine with us. Realistically I've been trying to get her to help us out for months but she drags on the process. What do you guys think???
    16 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Landlord: Charging multiple late rent charges?

    I was putting together a lease, and wondering about late rent. Home is renting at $1000/m. I have a late rent charge of $25 after the 5th day. Due 1st, 5 day grace to 6th (for Friday Checks if needed), then on the 7th I add it. Let's say someone doesn't pay until the 20th, can you, or have you, added... show more
    I was putting together a lease, and wondering about late rent. Home is renting at $1000/m. I have a late rent charge of $25 after the 5th day. Due 1st, 5 day grace to 6th (for Friday Checks if needed), then on the 7th I add it. Let's say someone doesn't pay until the 20th, can you, or have you, added additional late charges? Is that a normal practice? Or is it just one late charge per rental invoice? Thanks
    23 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to move into apartment at 16 with 18 year old girlfriend?

    I want to move out of my moms house and live with my girl, but i don’t know how to do it legally.
    I want to move out of my moms house and live with my girl, but i don’t know how to do it legally.
    21 answers · 2 days ago
  • Apartment?

    I was asked "Do you even have your own apartment".. Here's the deal kid... I have a whole lot better than my own apartment. I have a house that most people can't afford. Most people here can't afford a $390,000 house. Most people anywhere where they live, can't afford the kind of a... show more
    I was asked "Do you even have your own apartment".. Here's the deal kid... I have a whole lot better than my own apartment. I have a house that most people can't afford. Most people here can't afford a $390,000 house. Most people anywhere where they live, can't afford the kind of a house that sells here for $390,000, because of how much it would cost there. I had my own apartment when I worked at sheltered workshop. Because I could afford it, because of my productivity. :)
    16 answers · 1 day ago
  • If I lived with my gf for a few years and I bought a house in MY name but i said it was our home half and half does she own half the house?

    she did help with monthly payments.
    she did help with monthly payments.
    12 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Should you pay rent for a room you're not using?

    I'm moving into a new share house however I cannot move in for another 3 weeks but the room is currently vacant. So the people there have asked me to pay just under 3 weeks rent ($300) to "cover" the next three weeks and help subsidise the cost for them (because they're currently paying for all 3... show more
    I'm moving into a new share house however I cannot move in for another 3 weeks but the room is currently vacant. So the people there have asked me to pay just under 3 weeks rent ($300) to "cover" the next three weeks and help subsidise the cost for them (because they're currently paying for all 3 rooms). Is that a reasonable amount?
    35 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can my landlord legally require me to have my heat set at 65°F or higher at all times if I pay for my heat?

    Best answer: Short answer No; the legal answer is this: Pipes generally only freeze if the weather is below 20 degrees for several consecutive days. Pipes should be insulated. Wisconsin winters are indeed extremely cold; even in New Jersey, I have dealt with frozen pipes but avoided bursts by opening taps. Pipes do not burst... show more
    Best answer: Short answer No; the legal answer is this:

    Pipes generally only freeze if the weather is below 20 degrees for several consecutive days. Pipes should be insulated. Wisconsin winters are indeed extremely cold; even in New Jersey, I have dealt with frozen pipes but avoided bursts by opening taps.

    Pipes do not burst because of ice: they burst because of pressure buildup between the freeze and valves in the house. Even if pipes freeze, opening the taps will release pressure and prevent a burst.

    Maybe you and your landlord can consult a licensed plumber and be reassured this is the case.

    Requiring you to keep the heat on high while the outside temperature is well-above freezing is unreasonable. A landlord cannot require this. You are responsible for damages if you are negligent, and burst pipes can be your responsibility if you are negligent. A few months ago someone posed a question here in which pipes burst when a tenant turned the heat off while leaving the rental for vacation! That would be a tenant's responsibility... but your landlord is being "paranoid,' if that's the right term. (In some cases, damages might be split according to respective responsibility; for example, the landlord could be held partly responsible if they failed to make precautions such as insulating pipes). There was a case in Detroit in which a pipe froze and the frozen water caused a floor collapse on tenants below; it is a serious issue.

    The laws dictating a tenant's responsibility are this: Wis. Stat. 704.07 Repairs; untenantability: 3.a and 3.b are the relevant statutes, regarding damage due to negligence of a tenant: Although not explicitly stated, maintaining a reasonable temperature in freezing weather to prevent pipes from freezing falls under these statutes (these are the statutes cited in several landlord-tenant cases in Wisconsin involving frozen pipes)

    3) Duty of tenant.

    (a) If the premises are damaged, including by an infestation of insects or other pests, due to the acts or inaction of the tenant, the landlord may elect to allow the tenant to remediate or repair the damage and restore the appearance of the premises by redecorating. However, the landlord may elect to undertake the remediation, repair, or redecoration, and in such case the tenant must reimburse the landlord for the reasonable cost thereof; the cost to the landlord is presumed reasonable unless proved otherwise by the tenant. Reasonable costs include any of the following:
    1. Materials provided or labor performed by the landlord.
    2. At a reasonable hourly rate, time the landlord spends doing any of the following:
    a. Purchasing or providing materials.
    b. Supervising an agent of the landlord.
    c. Hiring a 3rd-party contractor.
    (b) Except for residential premises subject to a local housing code, the tenant is also under a duty to keep plumbing, electrical wiring, machinery and equipment furnished with the premises in reasonable working order if repair can be made at cost which is minor in relation to the rent.
    (c) A tenant in a residential tenancy shall comply with a local housing code applicable to the premises.
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Advice on a potential renting scam?

    10 answers · 11 hours ago
  • I got 10 days notice to evict my room by landlord . I have no where to go . .?

    I didn't pay because I didn't get work by my job , which is by assignments . I'll get paid next month . But my landlord gave me 10 days notice to evict my room. It'll be up in a couple of days then I guess he'll take me to court . I live in Philadelphia, PA. He doesn't want to work it out... show more
    I didn't pay because I didn't get work by my job , which is by assignments . I'll get paid next month . But my landlord gave me 10 days notice to evict my room. It'll be up in a couple of days then I guess he'll take me to court . I live in Philadelphia, PA. He doesn't want to work it out with me . Because there are 2 months that I didn't pay also in the past . I couldn't pay them yet. My intention is to pay all my dues . But it was tough times for me and I'm trying hard. Please let me know what is the situation now? Where am I gonna end up ? I have no place to go and I have no money to pay security deposit in another room and I can't afford moving without a car ... Please tell me if there's anything I can do Thank you
    25 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can my roommate sublet without my permission?

    My roommate is looking to assign her lease to someone when she moves in a few months. I do not feel comfortable with sharing a house with a complete stranger from craigslist since our bedroom doors do not lock. Our lease states that "any tenants names herein or in the number of tenants occupying the leased... show more
    My roommate is looking to assign her lease to someone when she moves in a few months. I do not feel comfortable with sharing a house with a complete stranger from craigslist since our bedroom doors do not lock. Our lease states that "any tenants names herein or in the number of tenants occupying the leased premises must be pre-approved by the Lessor or Agent in writing and all new tenants must execute a new or revised lease agreement. Lessee shall not assign this lease or sublet premises without first obtaining the written approval of lessor or agent. Any unapproved assignment or sublease will be void. Our names are on the same lease.
    21 answers · 3 days ago
  • My sisters boyfriend broke up with her, kicked her out and changed the locks, while she was still on the lease. What are her rights?

    My sister is on the lease with her now ex bf. He broke up with her and told her she had to leave. She told him she would move her things out the next day to avoide as much conflict as possible as he was threatening her. Long story short, he told her she also owed for the next 2 months rent since she was breaking... show more
    My sister is on the lease with her now ex bf. He broke up with her and told her she had to leave. She told him she would move her things out the next day to avoide as much conflict as possible as he was threatening her. Long story short, he told her she also owed for the next 2 months rent since she was breaking the lease. She notified the landlord that morning before moving her stuff out, that her and her ex were no longer together and what she needed to do to get herself off the lease. After loading up what we could of her stuff and leaving behind the large items until later that day when my husband and a trailer could come, we then came back to a lock that was disabled and new locks on all the doors. She was upfront with telling him when and what times she was coming. He stated that he didn’t want her in his house as she was off the lease. She at that point was certainly still on the lease as she had not had a response from the landlord yet. He changed all the locks in between our trips to get her things. Is she responsible for her share of the rent that he is claiming she owes?
    9 answers · 13 hours ago
  • I have an unauthorized roommate who is not on the lease who is an illegal immigrant. Can I force her to leave my apartment? (See details)?

    Best answer: So you are illegally allowing her to be your roommates but collecting money from here. Now you are mad that she is allowing someone else to stay in her room and collecting money from them? Do you at all see the irony in this? Anyhow, I suggest you simply ask them to leave. You can tell them that since they are... show more
    Best answer: So you are illegally allowing her to be your roommates but collecting money from here. Now you are mad that she is allowing someone else to stay in her room and collecting money from them? Do you at all see the irony in this?

    Anyhow, I suggest you simply ask them to leave. You can tell them that since they are not on the lease and not approved by the landlord they have no right to be there (technically this is true but doesn't mean you can just toss them out since you approved of them being there).

    If they refuse to move then you probably have to formally evict them (though the laws vary state to state), so just look up the eviction process for Georgia and follow it. You could tell the landlord about them but they'd likely find you in violation of the lease for allowing them there in the first place and evict everyone so not really a great option.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can I keep the money?

    I am the seller. Closed on house at table without buyer cuz they went first. I did not have my realator either. throws paperwork in my face to sign, I sign. They do not sign the closure document. They (title/escrow co) deposited more money then they were supposed too.
    I am the seller. Closed on house at table without buyer cuz they went first. I did not have my realator either. throws paperwork in my face to sign, I sign. They do not sign the closure document. They (title/escrow co) deposited more money then they were supposed too.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why would someone pay property taxes on my home?

    Best answer: They think (usually erroneously) that paying he tax will somehow make it their property.
    Best answer: They think (usually erroneously) that paying he tax will somehow make it their property.
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • There’s a house for sale at 93k and needs work. Can I finance the house for 110k and put the remaining 17k into the work that it needs?

    My father is telling me I can do this but He’s misinformed me plenty. I’m completely ignorant of real estate and of financing, so I’m asking you yahoo answerers
    My father is telling me I can do this but He’s misinformed me plenty. I’m completely ignorant of real estate and of financing, so I’m asking you yahoo answerers
    21 answers · 4 days ago