I have a rental town house that sustained damage due to a leak and is currently being repaired . The husband of my tenant (Who's going through a divorce and is renting my place ) has threatened to take me to court since "his daughter has asthma" ...
You need to reach an agreement on all terms and reduce it to writing. You'll have a better chance of reaching agreement if you use an attorney because it reduces some of the emotional tension between the parties.See question
im renting from a landlord who placed me in a faulty house that is not up to par. now im facing the eviction for 2500 because i have a weekly lease so im trying to get some extra time so i can find another place or at least give me one extra week ...
You can prevent eviction by paying the rent, late fees and court costs owed prior to the eviction. Otherwise, you can try to work out a deal with your landlord to give you the time you need to become current on what you owe the landlord. Other than an appeal which has to be filed within four days of the court date, you can't generally stop the eviction other than by paying the amount found to be due.See question
The new home I transferred into had tools left under the sink that I did not know about. My 1 year old son got a hold of a screw from under there and swallowed it. A walk through inspection was not done before I moved into this home and when I tri...
The terms of your lease are important in determining whether you might have a claim. I suggest you consult with an attorney to determine whether you might have a claim. The amount of your son's medical bills are important too. If the bills are relatively small, you might want to proceed with a small claim ($5,000 or less) in District Court in your county.See question
I have a single family home that I'm renting and I wasn't aware that I needed a rental license, will I have issues ?
Getting a rental license late is far preferable to not getting one. Once you have a rental license, you can take your tenants to landlord tenant court, if necessary.See question
Tenant failed to pay rent. Had filled a suit for failure to pay rent (cost 20$) + another 40$ for eviction request. Before the eviction takes place, the tenant sent me the rent payment. While I am cancelling the eviction for payment, can I charge...
The Court generally awards the initial cost of $20 as part of the Judgment for Possession but not the $40 to file the Petition for Warrant of Restitution.See question
I have black mold all over my house that i rent and the landlors told me to spray it with bleach but i have 5 childern 3 have asthma also a 6 month old who was born with vsd
If you believe the mold is affecting the health of you or your family, you need to move out. If so, you should first try to negotiate early termination of the lease with the landlord. If that doesn't succeed, you should move out but be prepared for the landlord to hold whatever money of yours it already has and to perhaps sue for breach of lease. As to the latter, your defense would be constructive eviction, that is, the place was unlivable due to the mold. If you stay, you need to call the city rental housing inspector to inspect and pressure the landlord to remediate the mold and can petition for rent escrow in District Court.See question
What can a pro se litigant do if the opposing party's attorney refuses to provide you with an extension to answer questions for Discovery (Interrogatories/Request for Documents)?
You need to answer the interrogatories as quickly as you can. If the opposing attorney files a motion to compel or for sanctions, you can moot the motion by serving your answers to the opposing attorney. Discovery is between the parties, court prefer that the parties resolve discovery disputes, it is not unusual for parties to go beyond the time limit to respond, and the other side has to file a motion to seek redress which can be mooted by simply answering the discovery.See question
Tenant at will turned into a tenant holding over (after 30 day notice). He has mostly moved out and is staying elsewhere, but has some personal things left in the house that he is returning for in short bursts. Most items are small, but there is...
You have three options: 1) change the locks on the basis that the tenant has abandoned, 2) communicate with the person that you consider that he has abandoned the property but want to give him one last chance by a certain date to claim any of his property, or 3) file in District Court a tenant holding over action and then pursue eviction. The second option really seems to be overkill but would insulate you against any legal challenge.See question
The house that I am renting, the ceiling fall on me two years ago. Do I still a claim, and now that house have mold in it
In Maryland, you generally have three years to file a lawsuit concerning a claim. You could claim the fair market value of any of your personal property that has been damaged or contaminated by the ceiling falling or from exposure to mold. As to the mold, you should request that the landlord remediate the mold. If you think the mold is affecting your health, you should move out, unless the landlord is willing to pay for you to stay somewhere while the mold is remediated. If you stay, you should call the city rental housing inspector to inspect and petition for rent escrow in District Court.See question
The owner of the property I am currently renting told me on Friday Sept. 23,2016 on the phone that she sent a letter to vacate the house by Nov 1,2016. She told me that she sent it on Aug. 24th so she can move in the house herself on Nov. 2nd.I...
Unless the lease has language allowing the landlord to early terminate, the landlord can only do so with your agreement, most likely in writing.See question