• My landlady is the crazy cat woman and I can't take it anymore. Can I break my lease for harassment?

    I live in an 8 unit apartment in michigan. The landlady lives in one of the units. She feeds every stray cat in the neighborhood in our parkinglot. A few weeks ago, I accidentally backed over a cat. She rushed it to the vet and expects me to pay for the vet bills (nearly $2000). She has knocked on my door... show more
    I live in an 8 unit apartment in michigan. The landlady lives in one of the units. She feeds every stray cat in the neighborhood in our parkinglot. A few weeks ago, I accidentally backed over a cat. She rushed it to the vet and expects me to pay for the vet bills (nearly $2000). She has knocked on my door every day wanting money. I have told her, I'm not paying a vet bill for a stray cat. Now she said she's revoking my parking privilege and will tow me if I park in the lot.
    17 answers · 13 hours ago
  • 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??
    26 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???
    20 answers · 1 day ago
  • In the UK can you be evicted for payng late or having arrears if it does not say in the tenancy agreement you can evicted for not doing so?

    Basically if you have a UK tenancy agreement and refuse to pay on time or build up arrears, can the landlord evict you if you do not pay ? The Section 8 notices for possession say you can only use these reasons for eviction if it is in your tenancy agreement.
    Basically if you have a UK tenancy agreement and refuse to pay on time or build up arrears, can the landlord evict you if you do not pay ? The Section 8 notices for possession say you can only use these reasons for eviction if it is in your tenancy agreement.
    10 answers · 12 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 · 4 days ago
  • How to move into apartment at 16 with 18 year old girlfriend?

    Best answer: fill out the application
    Best answer: fill out the application
    21 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is the best course of action to get rid of a unsafe tenant?

    I’ve been renting a room to a girl for about 1 month 1/2. I told her that she needs to leave in two weeks because she has been causing nothing but trouble in my home with my 3 kids. There has already been 2 times that she has called the cops because of some problem that she has with people she’s bringing to my home... show more
    I’ve been renting a room to a girl for about 1 month 1/2. I told her that she needs to leave in two weeks because she has been causing nothing but trouble in my home with my 3 kids. There has already been 2 times that she has called the cops because of some problem that she has with people she’s bringing to my home that have threatened to shoot up my house and her because of a problem they have with her. She has multiple times stole from my house as well as doing drugs in her room with her friends. I need her out but she keeps bringing up that she can stay here as long as she wants because she has her mail coming here, her belongings are here, and she pays rent. Please I need help.
    11 answers · 20 hours ago
  • Advice on a potential renting scam?

    12 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?

    Best answer: If only your name is on the deed, you own it, but if she sues you, no telling what can happen. You'd likely be ordered to pay her something for her share.
    Best answer: If only your name is on the deed, you own it, but if she sues you, no telling what can happen. You'd likely be ordered to pay her something for her share.
    12 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 · 2 days ago
  • Short sale benefits who?

    Best answer: There are lots of reasons why a lender may reject your offer. For example the property hasn't been on the market long, they believe the value is more than the asking price, they wouldn't trust your valuation because your lesser bid is self serving, the lender isn't convinced the owner can't... show more
    Best answer: There are lots of reasons why a lender may reject your offer. For example the property hasn't been on the market long, they believe the value is more than the asking price, they wouldn't trust your valuation because your lesser bid is self serving, the lender isn't convinced the owner can't continue paying the mortgage, etc..


    An owner who has been foreclosed upon no longer owns the house, thus is not in a position to sell. But an owner who is in danger of foreclosure would be interested in a short sale because it enables the owner/seller to walk away from the debt completely instead of being held responsible for the different in debt to sales price.
    8 answers · 7 hours 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?
    11 answers · 1 day 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 · 5 days ago
  • Why is my neighbor’s door unlocked?

    I moved into this apartment two months ago and my neighbor across the hall recently moved out “I guess”. When I left out of my apartment this morning I noticed the wind blowing very loud. I was very eager to know, as I’ve been hearing it everyone morning. I shook the handle and their door was unlocked. Is this... show more
    I moved into this apartment two months ago and my neighbor across the hall recently moved out “I guess”. When I left out of my apartment this morning I noticed the wind blowing very loud. I was very eager to know, as I’ve been hearing it everyone morning. I shook the handle and their door was unlocked. Is this normal for vacant apartments? Or is this suspect?
    9 answers · 17 hours 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 · 3 days ago
  • Tenants and landlord?

    My tenant told me that he got a job offer from a general contractor, but he needs to open his own company. And the city is asking him for a written letter from me (the landlord) and have it notarize to prove that he lives there to recieved documents in mail. Because the lease agreement alone is not enough. Should I... show more
    My tenant told me that he got a job offer from a general contractor, but he needs to open his own company. And the city is asking him for a written letter from me (the landlord) and have it notarize to prove that he lives there to recieved documents in mail. Because the lease agreement alone is not enough. Should I do it? It sounds kind of fishy to me, and was considering getting a landlord tenant lawyer to do this.
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does my plan to move to Hawaii sound possible or unrealistic?

    I'm 26 years old and for as long as I can remember, I've wanted to live in Oahu, Hawaii. I've worked really hard to save up as much money as possible and I've finally hit $100k in my savings account. I'm single, no pets, and no furniture since I've been renting a fully furnished apartment... show more
    I'm 26 years old and for as long as I can remember, I've wanted to live in Oahu, Hawaii. I've worked really hard to save up as much money as possible and I've finally hit $100k in my savings account. I'm single, no pets, and no furniture since I've been renting a fully furnished apartment for the past 4 years so I've never actually acquired any furniture. My plan is to book a trip to Hawaii and while I'm there, apply for as many jobs as I possibly can. Waitressing, sales clerk, anything! Whatever I can get to land my foot in the door so to speak. If I get the job then I can coordinate all the moving logistics of course. But is this realistic? I'd be staying for 5-6 days, not including travel days.
    8 answers · 8 hours ago