I wanted to complete the process, and open up the L-T security deposit account. I feel T would make troubles for me, and don't want to miss any procedures as L and for her to make any excuses.
I am going to open a custodian account instead, and thinking of writing her a letter.
What should I say in the letter?
I have a tenant who apply for my apartment. She seem to check out in everything! Her sister was the translator but I am kind of worry about giving her the apartment because she does not speak any English and she has 3 young children. What are your thoughts about the matter?
Is he responsible for the damage in the stopbox because water company turn off services many times.
July 4 2017 is her move-in date. I gave her a tour, she was all good, I gave her keys. (water and electricity were still on my account, although I emailed her to turn on those on 07/02).
07/07 morning, she sent 7 things to repair/upgrade. They were old shower curtain, some unpainted spots, some nick holes on the wall etc. One of them was the old smoke detector on third floor. I replied that these were all trivial, and I would not repair any one of them.
07/08 morning, she told me that a home inspector inspected the property, and that the inspector found mold, electrical violation, etc. She said that she did not want to move forward, and wanted her SD and July rent back.
07/08 noon, I changed the lock. I emailed her "I will refund your security deposit $2100. I will not pursue you for rest of unpaid rent. At this point I can not refund your July's rent. I will put the property back to the market today. If new tenants are found and move in in July, I will prorate your July's rent."
07/08 evening, we exchanged SD and keys.
07/10, she emailed that she deposited the SD and needed for the first month rent. I did not reply.
It has been 2 years. She filed complaint for her July rent with following:
I did not move in for several reasons:
1. Faulty wires in closet down stairs
2. Faulty wires in dining room chandelier
3. Smoke detectors that did not work and was not updated
Each floor and a room has a new smoke detector. But old smoke detector on each floor was not removed. The bare copper wire in the chandelier is the ground wire. The exposed wire in the closet was for ADT security system. The system was powered off(because service was not on, the 16v transformer plug was not plugged in).
So faulty wire in the closet will be in her favor. But she did not tell me about the faulty wire and request to repair, and decided to back out. She should notify me about the faulty wires and wait for my response on it before backing out, based on PA law, right? Do I have better chance to win Judge's favor than She does?
I treated it as a post trustee sale and posted the 60 day notice to leave on the door, sent it by regular mail and registered mail. The registered letter was returned to me as the person didn't pick it up at the post office.
I am trying to do the unlawful detainer process myself and have three questions.
1. The occupant is claiming he never saw the notice on the door and also claims he never received the notice by mail. Will this effect the process? I have a picture showing the notice on the door, and the returned registered letter showing I followed the process.
2. I bought a kit specific to wa. state which includes the summons and complaint. The summons is generic and includes a statement to the effect that I'm asking to terminate his tenancy, remove him and enter a money judgment against him for unpaid rent and/or damages. I'm not asking in my complaint for rent, just for him to be removed. Can this stay in the summons or do I need to edit this out? (This is a pdf file that I can't edit, so I would have to re-create the document in Word.
3. How specific does the complaint have to be about the process. (the generic complaint form is for non-payment of rent) I just put in the complaint that the 60 day notice was delivered by a. notice on the door, b. regular mail, c. registered letter which was returned.
I should add the occupant isn't living in the property (it has no water or power as both were shut off for non-payment) so I have limited ability to talk to him. He does occasionally text me, though he has blocked me from texting him.
Thanks for any help.
Do they already pay income tax on what their benefits?
If LL don't stop this then this lawsuit will be duplicated into every city.
The money isn't the problem, it is the process that it entails.
1. Vehicle repair fees around Christmas, December 1 rent was late and paid in full on January 1 (I did NOT charge a late fee for this incident)
2. Loss of income (February 2019, $35 late fee requested and paid)
3. Vehicle repair fees (June 2019, $35 late fee requested and paid)
I was advised by another tenant of mine that their vehicle has been repossessed approximately 1-week ago, so I'm thinking that their rent is going to be late again.
According to my lease, rent is due 1st of every month, but late fees are not added until after the 5th day.
Given that it is July 2nd, rent was due yesterday, and I am anticipating an eviction, do I post a NOTICE TO PAY OR QUIT today (July 2nd) or on July 6th, since they technically have not paid this month's rent late yet.
- Roaches: we treated them even though per contract they are supposed to take care of pest. They said pre-existing issue.
- Heating: Condo is heated with individual heaters for 6+ years now. No tenant has complained but them.
- Kitchen: long story but he says he says cabinets are water damaged and kitchen is unusable. There is a minimal damage which I am not sure is caused by damage or him.
They signed 1 year contract with lease break option only 2 months ago. They emailed they are leaving the property but don't want to say when. Not sure what my options are and I would like to consult an attorney because I feel they keep our property as a hostage.
I notice before the walkthrough water in the basement coming from a window. Tenant makes note and I contact the association for them to fix.
They state they can't move in until after the children are done with school say 2nd week of June.
I get the minor leak fixed, cut the insulation on basement wall and noted no mold or further issues.
3rd week of June they stay due to unforeseen issues (really doesn't matter) they have to break the lease. I instruct them to send me an email stating that and that they must keep paying until a new renter is found.
Now July is due, they want to use the Security Deposit which I say no, they must pay before the due date or there will be a late fee. They flat out refuse and state they signed the lease under the pretense it was in good condition and the minor leak in the basement prevented them from moving in and not wanting to expose anyone to mold, which there was none. They think by giving $3500 (1st month and SD) and not having anything to show for it means I have to eat the SD.
I think they are 100% off base and grasping for straws, is that correct? I would use it for a last month rent since they never moved in but who knows when that will be.