Read your Lease Agreement. Even though you have not moved in, most likely you already have a legally enforceable agreement. With some limitations, the Lease is binding.
Depending on how much money is at stake, it might be wise to pay for a half-hour of an attorney's time to review your situation and advise you of your rights and liabilities.
I agree with the first answer given here, however I also advise you to take pictures of the unit before you vacate. Take pictures of everything. That way, you will have proof if the landlord lies about the condition.
Am I understanding your situation correctly? Did your landlord actually lock you out of your apartment without an Order for Possession?
If this is actually what happened, you need to speak with an attorney right away. Landlords in Pennsylvania are not permitted to exercise "self help" in this manner. Simply locking someone out of their apartment is not the appropriate manner by which to evict a tenant.
You have rights and it is imperative you speak with an attorney who can help you...
If you can show that someone exerted undue influence over your father to sign the new Will, you may actually have a chance of voiding this Will. However, in such a situation, his most recent Will before this one would become valid once again. So unless you know what that one said, there may be no point in pursuing this matter further.
I strongly recommend reviewing this matter with an attorney.
Its not a question of getting arrested, it is more a question of being convicted. And the fact that you are asking the question indicates that you already have some knowledge of it. You should do everything in your power to ensure that there is no illegal drug activity in your apartment. That mean no buying, selling, using or even just possessing it. If the cops come to arrest someone, they may simply arrest everyone present and it will then be your burden to show that you didn't know...
That is an excellent questions. The answer lies in the exact language of your lease. If the lease states the monthly rent is $600, then goes on to describe the timing of those payments as bi weekly, then answer is, you only pay $600 a month no matter how the weeks fall. If however, the actual description of your payments is $300 every two weeks an the $600 per month is simply a description of how payments should usually be made, then the answer is, you must pay $300 every two weeks even if...
This case will hinge on witness credibility. Yours is shot, because you were admittedly too intoxicated to remember anything. Hers is also going to be damaged because of the delayed time frame. It would seem that as long as she can come up with any plausible reason for her delay in contacting you, her credibility could be salvaged.
If you truly believe that you and your uncle had a clear understanding of each others obligations to each other, then you had a verbal contract. Under PA law a verbal contract is binding under circumstances such as this. Your biggest hurdle in bringing a claim against your uncle, will be proving exactly what each of you had agreed to. Without a written document, you will be in a “he said/she said” type of situation.
The short answer is, yes you can sue him, but it may be difficult to...
Read your lease agreement. There should be provisions in it that discuss what constitutes a breach by the landlord. Failure to provide access to the property in a clean condition MAY be considered a breach. Then look for the section that discusses the tenant's rights in the event of a breach.
The lease is always the first place to look when having a landlord/tenant problem.