The statute of limitations is 6 years, so he can only hold you to your share for the past 6 years. However, you may have a defense of waiver with regard to some of the water claims. You will need to seek advise from an attorney who can help to mitigate your damages in this matter and possibly resolve this situation with your landlord out of court. Your lease would have to be reviewed for further details and possible defenses.
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Because you have been in the room for more than 30 days the landlady must give you a 30 day notice of termination and take you to court in order to evict you. She can not just change your locks, it would be illegal for her to do so. With regard to your rent, if the room is illegal you may not have to pay rent. However, you should check with a knowledgeable attorney who can check the certificate of occupancy
They have to have a ground to evict you such as non-payment or breach of your lease. They cannot evict because they don't like what you have to say. As for the provision, an attorney would need to review the lease document for the question concerning its legality. There are some leases that provide for arbitration instead of litigation but I can not answer this without seeing your lease. It also depends on the type of tenancy, ie, residential, commercial etc.
Gas is an essential service. You take your landlord to court, claim decrease in service is a harassment tactic to get you to move out of the house. You can go to the clerk of court to file a harrassment complaint, if you are rent stabilized you can also file a decrease of services complaint. I beleive this would be the fastest way to get gas back on short of call the gas company and putting the account in your name.
It is highly unlikely that the landlord will be able to charge you for extermination fees after you moved out and he returned your security deposit. The deposit was supposed to be used to pay or offset any claims by the landlord with regard to the condition of the apartment when you vacate. While anybody can bring a law suit it is highly unlikely that he would prevail.
You need to meet with an attorney to review the documents and who can most likely stop the holdiver proceeding especially if you were the person to sign the lease as landlord to your tenant. You should write a letter to your tenant advising them that you do not want them to move, which the tenant can present to the court. Also tell the tenant that you would be willing to come to court to support them in the proceedings. You should continue to collect and cash the rent checks, make sure to give...
I suggest that you go to the doctor and get a letter stating that the mold is causing a health problem. The dr’s letter should recommend that you vacate the premises for your health protection.
Send this letter to your landlord with a request to terminate the lease. Also claim that because of the mold problem it is ausing a condition that constitutes a constructive eviction.
Your best course of action in this case is to seek out a qualified attorney that can help negotiate an arrangement...
You can get a letter from the doctor and send a copy to the marshal, the attorney for the landlord and the court asking an adjournment due to medical issues. I suggest that you consult an attorney to help you with the eviction proceeding.