Oral Rental Agreements

Oral Rental Agreements Are Binding Usually tenants and landlords are bound by an oral rental agreement. The “statute of frauds” requires rental agreements for more than a certain length of time (normally one year) to be in writing. Most states still allow the Common Law month-to-month rental agreement to be either oral or written. Both are to 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…

Toxic Mold Injuries – Landlord Liability

A landlord is under a legal duty to keep and maintain the tenant’s property in a safe condition – including damage to one’s property and health caused by flooding  The damage suffered from exposure to toxic mold can be costly in human suffering and for the owner of the property, it can mean facing serious legal Read more…