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Robert William Wright

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  • I am a renter and reside in a condo community with an HOA, can they make a rule against using your private garage as storage?

    I received a letter a couple of weeks ago from the HOA stating that residents cannot use their private garages for anything other than to park their cars. We have ZERO guest spots on this property and I have chosen to park my car off the property...

    Robert’s Answer

    They can certainly try to do anything they want. It appears that the HOA has an issue with residents usage of the subdivision's streets and wants to ensure these are used for guests if at all. Generally, the HOA is limited to providing rules and regulations of HOA common areas, landscaping, etc. Review of your HOA docs, property title, etc would be required to provide an informed opinion.

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  • Can a landlord kick us out on verball agrrement one day after moving in

    we rented a 1 bed room apt for 400 on the 3rd of october sence it was on the 15 of the month that we moved in we agreed on half the money wich was 200 we moved in me my girl and our 5 month old baby the next day she tell us that the owner did n...

    Robert’s Answer

    Need more facts. Did you sign a lease? Assuming a valid lease, the landlord would not be able to just "kick you out". Prior to eviction, the landlord must first serve you with notice (likely a 3 day notice to quit). Only after this can the landlord commence unlawful detainer proceedings in court. And only after the landlord was granted the unlawful detainer can you be evicted.

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  • I have a lease with 7 months left, residential, the property was just sold by the bank, new owners want us out asap. Can I stay?

    2 year lease on residential property, the home when into forclosure, the bank honored the lease, but jsut sold the property at auction. The new owners said they want to move in and want us out. Can we stay until the lease runs out? I think the new...

    Robert’s Answer

    A tenant's rights in a residential lease continue post foreclosure and generally the tenant can stay until the natural termination of the lease.

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  • I have been scammed and they are still trying to evict me? can they? How do I stop the unlawful eviction?

    APN 327-100-17 has been foreclosed since 2009, I signed the lease in 2010 not knowing and stopped paying rent as of last month. A real estate agent came to my house before and he told me the bank has no idea that I am here. I did all the research ...

    Robert’s Answer

    More facts would be helpful. I don't completely follow your description above, but it appears that you entered a lease in 2010 with a "landlord" who was foreclosed upon in 2009. If this is true, the "landlord" had no rights in the property to convey to you and the lease is not valid.

    In any case, prior to eviction, you must be first served with, at a minimum a three day notice to quit. At the end of this three day period, the owner must then file and serve an unlawful detainer. You will not be evicted until the judge grants the unlawful detainer. If you have no other place to go, or just need to get some extra time to find other accommodations, you should hire a lawyer to represent you in these proceedings.

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  • Are my roommates also on the line for an eviction status on their credit?

    My roommates moved out without giving me, or my apartment complex notification. They literally told me, "We found a place, we signed the papers, we're moving tomorrow". This is less than 30 days before next month's rent is due, and they never noti...

    Robert’s Answer

    Need more facts. What parties were listed as tenants in the lease?

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  • I am not i a lease the owner has just told me that she is short sale and I have to be out in 3 weeks... what is my rights..

    my son has a lawsuit against her because my grandson was bitten my her dog...I'm not sure what to do...he is a single dad and we can not afford to move...please help

    Robert’s Answer

    Generally, the lease is not affected by the short sale, and you can continue to reside in the home for the duration of the lease. However, if you are renting month to month, then absent certain conditions (including harassment), the landlord can legally terminate the lease provided proper notice.

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  • Tenant-landlord problem

    I have been living in apt for about 5 years now.and I have problems both with the manager n the land lord..the LL owning 32 of units of apt which 30 of them the heater didnot work. they rented the apt to me without letting me know about this probl...

    Robert’s Answer

    Re heater, every residential lease carries with it the implied warranty of habitability. This would likely cover a non-functioning heater. Generally, you have a few choices at this point. If landlord refuses to fix, then a) you can fix the heater (at your expense) then deduct from rent or b) you can move (landlord has effectively broken lease under theory of constructive eviction)

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  • Can a landlord (apt. manager) simply make-up a lie which indicates a tenant has made threats against him, with no proof?

    The manager for this property-rarely-if ever shows-up during normal (herein defined as 9AM to 5PM). When any tenant (in my case, me) expresses a problem with such a "management" style, the manager then states to his supervisor that I have made (un...

    Robert’s Answer

    I am unclear as to what your question is. Has your manager threatened to evict you? Without more information it is impossible to directly answer your question. However, as with all disputes, make sure to keep detailed records of all correspondence and communication, including date/time, general subject matter, parties involved, etc.

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  • I have a 45 year old rental home

    The home has smoke alarms in the required areas also 3 exit entrys with half the house with new single hung windows that are operable. 8 windows to rear are painted shut, are the 3 entry areas including the required smoke alarms in compliance for ...

    Robert’s Answer

    This is a code compliance question and would be best answered by speaking with a code enforcement representative from your local city/county. You might also try stopping by your fire station. You may also find information online.

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  • Is it legally permissible for a landlord to do a monthly walk-through of the premises upon receiving payment of rent?

    In my rental agreement, which i did not receive or read until a week after moving in, it states that the landlord will do a walk-through each month upon receiving rent. I have occupied the residence for approx 2 1/2 months without a walk-through b...

    Robert’s Answer

    The landlord can generally enter the premises only following 24 hr notice to tenant or w/o notice in case of emergency. Assuming the lease does not specifically provide for dates/times when the landlord would like to enter the premises, the tenant does not waive his right to notice.

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