Floor Water Damage Caused By Hurricane – Flood Insurance Coverage

Floor Water Damage Caused By Hurricane  The most common sources of floor water damage for which homeowner and secondary insurance may cover normally arises from such things as broken pipes, sump-pump and water heater failures. However, floor water damage including structural damage that is caused by hurricanes and other forms of natural disasters (called “Acts Read more…

Eviction And Breaking A Lease

Oral Agreements Read if tenants are bound by rental agreements that are not in writing. Learn how to prove an oral rental agreement and how to write a rental agreement. Fighting Eviction Find out if your landlord can evict you if you’ve signed a lease. Learn if there is any kind of behavior that can result Read more…

Fighting Eviction – Tenant Rights

Fighting Eviction – What You Can Do In order for the tenant to win the eviction case, the landlord must establish that the tenant did something wrong that warrants ending of the tenancy and removing the tenant from the premises. Each jurisdiction has its own set of detailed procedures and rules governing the legal process Read more…

Can Landlord Increase My Security Deposit? Q&A

Q. I have lived in the same apartment complex for over two years. When I first rented the apartment I paid a $650 security deposit, which was equal to my monthly rent. I have been a good tenant, have not damaged my apartment nor have I brought in to my residence any pets. A few days Read more…

Reported Landlord To Housing Authority – Now I’m Being Evicted – Q&A

Retaliatory Eviction Q.  I have been living in a small apartment complex for nearly two years. There is a faint but detectable smell of sewage coming from underneath the ground floor units. This is where my apartment is located. Many of the ground floor tenants have complained about the odor, but I finally did something Read more…

Landlord Not Returning My Full Security Deposit – What Are My Rights? Q&A

Q. My landlord is not returning my security deposit. I live in California and I leased my apartment from a landlord that uses a very unprofessional property management company. Here is my situation: When I first moved in I signed a one-year lease. I paid a pretty hefty security deposit. When I moved out, I Read more…

I Rent A Room In A Owner–Occupied Home. I Am Being Discriminated Against Because Of My Religion. What Can I Do? Q&A

Q.  I am renting out a room in a single-family residence. The owner lives there as well with her two children. There are no other boarders. The other day, I shared with the owner that I am a practicing Muslim. The owner’s reaction was mostly non-verbal to what I had shared with her, but I Read more…

Getting Evicted – Retain Tenant Lawyer

You may represent yourself in court and present your defenses, but that is not a good idea. People who represent themselves usually lose. Non-lawyers are often confused by court procedures, and many judges have little patience with this. The landlord’s lawyer won’t give you any help, and might even take advantage of you. Even if Read more…