We are currently renting on a 1 year lease that is up in a couple months. About a month ago the landlords verbally agreed to extending the lease another year. No new lease has been signed yet. Now the landlord has decided she would like to move...
A text can be a writing. The question is whether your landlord will agree with you that was what she intended; texts can be spoofed, and that is why writings are best when they are on paper and signed by the party to be charged with enforcement. Once your lease is up, either party can terminate the lease by giving the other party 20 days notice properly timed. Your landlord does not need a reason to end the lease, it can be a no-fault notice, so long as it is properly timed and given in writing. Elizabeth PowellSee question
A safety deposit Box has to get opened to be inspected for the asset it contains before judge make a decision regards the maintenance and division of properties. Other party does not reveal the content of that and may hide it if knows my intentio...
The court is going to make a temporary decision regarding maintenance in just a few weeks. If it turns out, during the course of discovery, that the temporary order is not as accurate as it could be (based on what you discover) then go back and ask for another temporary order based on what you find. Spoilation of evidence is not acceptable in any court proceeding. This is not a problem for ex parte, it is a motion to your assigned judge *IF* the other side doesn't produce it willingly. This is not self-help law. Elizabeth PowellSee question
Our mom passed away in washington and police say landlord gets to give us what she wants to of our mom's stuff and only two days to do it please help
This is a very tough circumstance and until the end of the week, you are stuck. The Legislature passed a bill to deal with this exact situation. It goes into effect on Friday the 24th. In the meanwhile, you can (and should) find a local lawyer who understands probate and tenancies who can deal with your mother's landlord until this law goes into effect.
Please accept my condolences for your loss. Elizabeth Powell
My house sold at auction after foreclosure. I've been given notice to be out in 20 days. Is there a way to get more time?
If you don't get out, the new purchaser has standing to commence an eviction action. They have to serve you with a summons and complaint and give you time to answer the complaint. Provided you answer, there has to be a hearing. At that hearing, the Court is very likely to issue a writ requiring the sheriff to come escort you out. But the writ has to "sit" for three days. Provided that you respond, you will likely have more time. The trade-off is you will ruin your rental history, and that is not a good outcome. Elizabeth PowellSee question
Do I have to pay for the whole month??
Yes, the rent for the entire month is due on the day called out in your agreement or established by your conduct over the course of the agreement. While you have to pay for the entire month, if you give notice in writing and on time, you will not be liable for the following month. See RCW 59.18.200.
We recently moved into what seemed to be the perfect rental house - however there have been many frustrations. The landlord did not do a walk-through with us, but had me sign the paperwork stating I had done the walk through. There are three bedro...
Be sure you give notice in writing re the deficiencies. Bedrooms must have two exits. A door is an exit, but there also has to be another operable exit such as a window. That window must have 5.2' of openable space. If it does not, please give notice to your landlord and contact the City for an inspection. Elizabeth PowellSee question
My uncle passed away. My mother traveled from out of state to be with him before he died, which turned into her staying for weeks trying to deal with things after he died. While she was there the landlord provided keys/access to his apartment, b...
A new law was passed this session (it'll be effective the end of this month) that addresses this problem. In the meanwhile best practice would be to open a small estate and get letters testamentary which the landlord has to honor.
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I rent a room in a house along with others. The house is separated into two as in there is a basement with separate room rentals and there is the main floor that is inaccessible from the basement that gets rented out too. We share the same addre...
Sounds like multi family to me, and that means the landlord is responsible for pest control. You have to give notice in writing. Then contact the City's Landlord Tenant Office - they can help you. Elizabeth PowellSee question
June 16th, 989 Elements Building was severely flooded. My apartment was estimated mod-severe damaged. My roommate and I were evacuted. My name is on the insurance policy (ERentersPlan) but his is not. Plus, my fiance's clothing were used...
Please review my Legal Guide on tenant relocation. You may be eligible. This will require that you stop taking legal advice from your landlord. Elizabeth PowellSee question
we have been renting at house we are living at for two years. This last two month our landlord hasn't came by to collect rent and the bank has come by and asked if renters or tenants live here and took pictures of the place. We told bank guy we ...
Pay the rent to the current owner - your landlord. You are supposed to have an address where you send rent. The owners mailing address is public record - look on the County Assessor's website. Send the rent there. As soon as you can. After the house is actually auctioned you have sixty (60) days during which to pay rent to the new owner (possibly the bank) and preserve your tenancy, but if you want to leave you can.
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