-- Haven't lived in property for 8 months, was contacted saying I owed 13,000 collectively as all tenants under owners tenancy. -- Trying to allocate cost to individuals and "negotiate" among those willing to talk. -- Threatening to send total to collections. -- Owner decided to distribute cost based on length of tenancy and others emails. -- Can a lawyer help my situation to minimize cost, if so how much on average? -- Bill is 13,000 and 8 names are listed I have been "given" 3,500 of this total based on his justification of tenancy. -- **Does 14 day return of deposit or notification why apply? The damages to the home are clearly in excess of deposit, but he didn't contact me for 8 months, and failed to contact the last tenants withing 14 days.
Residential property is real estate that has been developed or zoned to be used for living, such as single family houses, apartments or mobile home parks.
Landlord-tenant law is governed mostly by state laws, and covers issues like security deposit limits and deadlines, evictions, and the right to withhold rent.