Can my landlord and neighbors ban a friend of mine they don’t like due to sexual orientation from visiting me?

My landlord a couple months ago starting spreading lies about a friend of mine. My friend is a trans gender, however he is being accused of being a sex offender due to his sexual orientation (he cross dresses). He doesn’t bother the neighbors and he keeps to himself when he and his wife visits. They visit often to help my son and I out, due to no transportation. Because I don’t allow smoking in my house, he goes out to his truck to smoke and surf on the internet on his phone. Due to the lies spread from the landlord, the parents in my trailer park told their children more extreme lies about him and therefore the children started to harass my son and tell more lies about my friend. About a month ago the landlord got all the neighbors to gang up on me and my friends accusing my friend of taking pictures of the little girls in the park, just because my friend was on his phone surfing while he smokes. There were no pictures on his phone and even showed the officer that was called by the landlord to try to forcibly remove my friends. One of neighbors was trying provoke my friend by yelling defamatory comments towards my friend concerning his sexual orientation. His wife held him back and got him back indoors until the officer came to diffuse the situation. The officer ran my friend’s name and said that my friend is NOT a sex offender and he laughed about the pictures on the phone, as they were all pictures of our dogs. There were no children pictures at all on the phone! The officer recommended that he file an anti-harassment against the neighbors, but I don’t know their names. He was having trouble finding an attorney and the money to do it all. Now I’m hearing the neighbors are putting together a petition to keep them out. I can’t use the bus system due to both mine and my son’s disabilities and they are my only option to get rides to get groceries and such. We are at a lost as what to do to stop this slander, lies, and harassment. I am also worried about retaliation from my landlord. I am a single parent and can’t afford to move and I am on housing authority.
I’m in WA State and I have been living at this unit for 8 years.
I was told by fair housing that a landlord can not discriminate against my visitors either. An example that I asked them about someone visiting with a service dog in no pet housing. I was told while the tenent can say no to the service dog, a landlord can not. Sexual Orientation, as I recall is covered under fair housing laws, and I will be attempting to call them again.

what are my rights when my office landlord does not enforce the pet rules in the building?

My new office mate continues to bring his pet to work despite the fact that he received a letter from the landlord more than 30 days ago indicating that the pet is a nuisance and can no longer be brought to the office. The office mate knew when he signed the one year lease that the pet may not be allowed if it (the pet) disturbed me or anyone else in the building.

My landlord reportedly is hesitant to evict because the pet owner is an attorney. I (the co-tenant) cannot evict, it must come from the landlord.

I have been a tenant in good standing in the building since November 1991.

Legal question, Please help us and our Landlord?

Hello. I’m from the big island of Hawaii. My wife, a 6-month old baby and I are renting a downstairs unit from an elderly man for about a week now and just a couple days ago he informed us that he has been accused of molesting and pointing a gun at a teen relative sometime last year. The courts tried to get him to plead guilty, which would of resulted in 20 years in jail, but he didn’t because he knew he was being wrongfully accused. so now they settled on a 5 year probation and 9 weekends in jail. His probation (from what he was telling me in a nutshell) prohibits him from being around minors under the age of 18 and that he can not go certain places unless he is with someone.
He did have to evict the previous tenants because they had multiple children under the age of 18… and because they were extremely messy 😀
He has been very helpful and generous in letting us move in and is quite lenient about the rent. Before we moved in, he did ask if we had any teenagers. thinking that he didn’t want some rambunctious kids keeping him up till midnight. in reality it was because of his probation. He thought it would be fine to let us move in because our baby is only 6-months old. To make sure, he called his attorney today and he said that its a no go.
The landlord an i feel this is unfair and kinda stupid… my wife is with the baby at all times. The land lord works construction and is working a set schedule of 6-3, Mon-Fri so he is not home all day anyway. he is now inclined to have us move out because of his probation but he really doesn’t want to have to do that. an i don’t want to have to move either. Great location, great neighborhood and Extremely nice landlord. Is there anything we can do? legally?

Is there a PA landlord tenant law stating that any changes to the lease upon renwal, must be in writing?

My landlord had provided we with a lease renewal offer stating increase of rent along with a utility addendum. 15 days after the lease has renewed for the new lease term (starting 9/1), the landlord sends me a letter stating that at the start of my new lease term, I will be responsbible for additional utility charges. I asked the Landlord, where in the Lease Renewal offer does it state this information, and they are unable to answer my question, instead they advise I contact their attorney. Upon talking to the attorney, I have discovered that the complex has provided their attorney with an “updated/doctored” lease renewal offer revising their wording to include additional utilities. I have the initial form that does not make mention of the additional utilities. I am being bullied, and need information on my rights and laws as a tenant. thank you.

Michigan Landlord/ Tenant Law Question: Previous Landlord is suing for $3783.80.He retained security/pet dep?

Michigan Landlord/ Tenant Law Question: Previous Landlord is suing for $3783.80.He retained security/pet dep?
Both landlords visited us throughout our 19 month stay either for repairs or just to stop by. Each time they visited, they expressed immense gratitude for how well we kept the home up (we are immaculate…a tad OCD). We had carpets professionally cleaned, & did them ourselves as we own a machine. During final walk through, after home was emptied, landlord agent said ” Wow, you guys sure kept this home clean! We will really miss having you as tenants!” No inventory checklist was filled out during walk through, & no mention of damages.
30 days later, agent sent a letter with an attached itemized damage/cleaning sheet totaling $2383.80. $1438.80 in damages, $945.00 cleaning. They never returned our security deposit, nor did they follow the state guidelines in retaining this. He is suing for preexisting damages noted on checklist upon move-in and is charging an exuberant amount for cleaning (i.e $420 for carpets which we paid $130 for just prior to move out, $100 to wash tile floor in kitchen, $1225 to clean patch and paint walls which were noted to be in poor shape prior to moving in) Please Help.
We have court in 2 days, and are representing ourselves. We feel prepared. He has not retained an attorney either. This will be done before a jury. Does he have a chance? Do we have a chance?
Please note, walls upstairs were in poor shape prior to moving in. This was noted on the move in checklist and signed by landlord (agreeing to their poor condition in which he now wants us to pay to remodel them). Also, Michigan has a normal wear and tear ordinance. In this case, there was none as I noted how impeccable we cared for the home. The landlord is entitled to damages above and beyond wear and tear, but should he be entitled to funds based on minimal wear and preexisting damages?

Is it legal for a landlord to insist that you use his oil company to fill your tank?

My landlord is replacing his oil tank. It ran out of oil and I was without heat for fifteen hours in less than ten degree temperatures. That is bad enough but now he is insisting that I use his oil company to fill the new tank, I have always paid for my own heating oil using my own company which I am on a budget plan with. If I use his company I will have to pay all at once plus pay my own company because using a budget plan I pay on it all year. I suspect that my landlord gets some kind of discount on the tank if he fills it. I wonder is there are any legal eagles out there? Is my landlord within his legal rights to do this? I have written to the Attorney General’s office but would like some feedback.

Need lawyer regarding landlord – tenant eviction.Me b n the tenant?Story beleive it or not is100% true!Thanks.

I live n boise,Idaho. My name is David someone please help my wife & i.After receiveing an eviction notice that was not even legal-landlord came n 24hrs early & took everything that my wife & i had built togeather includeing both of our childrens belongings.EVERYTHING!Imade out better than my family only cause i was out of town working.Which gave me more than just the cloths on my back.I’m a sub-contractor (drywall)got stiffed over 4000.00 dollers.1 month of wage.Put leans on my jobs,but not enough time allowed to collect.Explained my situation & with n less than 60 days my wife our daughter Sierra (5) son Devan (12) were on the street homeless & broke with no relatives 2 call apon 4 financial help.(if they had it they would of gave it ).Since all this my family has been torn apart.Sierra is out of control-Devan went from an A student honor roll 2 C’s,D’s&F’s.Not 2 mention drugs.Wife & I since divorce not far off.If you no of an attorney willing to hear our story my # is 208-713-5687

Landlord Dispute / Insurance Subrogation?

Landlord damage dispute and insurance company subrogation?
Over the holidays I left my college apartment to return home. I was notified on Christmas Eve that my pipes had frozen due to me turning my heat off. The landlord informed me that this happened every year and the average costs were $1000-2000 for the tenants involved.

As terrible as this was to hear, I felt I could get through it. After a couple weeks I called the landlord again to see if I could get more concrete numbers. He informed me that the cost was nearly $4000 now, and mentioned some somewhat high costs for his own labor in addition to the company they hired to clean up the flood in the lower apartment. Amazed at how high the cost had risen, I asked if he could give me a HIGH ballpark figure where there was zero chance it could get any higher. He said $5000.

Approximately 1 week ago I went to pay my rent check and the landlord informed me that he now had all of his figures in, and after talking down some company $1600 (keep in mind the actual estimate should be $1600 higher if they didn’t talk them down) the new and final dollar value for damages was nearly $6900.

I recently received a letter in the mail asking for the $1000 deductible the landlord had to pay to have his insurance company cover the remaining $5900. The letter stated they were unsure as to whether the insurance company would pursue any claim to the $5900 remainder after the deductible was paid to my insurance company.

My question is this:

1) Based simply on my description of the story, does this seem legit or does it seem to have some issues that I may wish to fight the charges in court. I realize the legal system is expensive, and after attorney fees and court costs I may only save a few dollars if I actually win.

2) What in your experiences do you see the chance of the insurance company going after me for the remainder if I do go along and pay the deductible.

Thank you, all help is appreciated.

Landlord/Tenant Laws (On Repairs, Neighbors Breaking Into Our Garage, etc.)…PLEASE, PLEASE HELP?!!!?

Here are the details of our stay at our duplex:

1) The tiles in our bathroom’s shower literally fell off the wall, and we were unable to use the shower. The shower was unuseable for over three months after numerous complaints. They finally fixed it after three months, but did not fix the mold problem behind the tiles. This is a major issue, as we have a four and a half month old. Now, the tiles are already falling away from the walls again.

2. We have made numerous complaints about the faucet (that leaks and has NO cold water) and it has gone unrepaired for over three months. It is creating mold underneath the sink, and we have NO cold water at that faucet. It is scolding hot water.

3. Our landlords did not have a partition in our attic, as we share an attic with our neighbors. Our neighbors broke into our garage on at least two different occasions (we made police reports) and even broke the door to our attic in half, as well as walked on our cars and somehow messed with my radiator.

4. One of the people living next door was in jail for a few months (his wife stayed living next door), and we were not informed that our neighbor was in jail, until after they moved, and detectives are calling us asking on his whereabouts because he is supposed to be in jail again. Police have also showed up to our house asking where he is. He actually only moved a couple of blocks away, as our landlord told us, and we still see them drive by our house frequently. They yelled profanities at us as they were moving out (our landlord witnessed this), and they left a profane note in our mailbox.

5. After our neighbors moved out, the property manager told us to our faces he was sorry for the huge ordeal with our neighbors, and that it was illegal to not have a partition in our garage (allowing them to break into our garage and mess with our cars) and told us we could move out for our safety with no repercussions whatsoever. Now, our actual landlord is saying we are lying about the property manager saying that, and that we cannot move out without paying for the rest of the lease.

FYI: I spoke with the landlord today about this issue, and she was the most unprofessional, rude person I have ever spoken to. She said exactly, “HOW IS THIS MY PROBLEM?” And said, “I AM JUST TALKING TO THE WIND HERE. YOUR SAFETY IS NOT MY ISSUE; YOUR PROBLEMS ARE NOT MY ISSUE.”

*NOW ON TOP OF EVERYTHING, A WATER PIPE BROKE UNDER OUR FLOORING IN THE BATHROOM, AND SHE SAID EXACTLY THIS, “BETTER GET A FEW GLASSES OF WATER BECAUSE THE WATER IS BEING TURNED OFF NOW. ” WHEN WE ASKED HOW LONG THE WATER WOULD BE TURNED OFF FOR, SHE SAID, “I DON’T KNOW!” THEN, SHE RUDELY ASKED FOR OUR TOOLS, AND YELLED AT US WHEN WE DIDN’T HAVE ANY TOOLS TO REPAIR THE WATER PROBLEM.

We are concerned for our health, our safety, the mold, the issue of our supposed to be imprisoned previous neighbors breaking into our house again, not having water, and where to stay !!!!!!!! PLEASE HELP…IF I CONTACT AN ATTORNEY, CAN I GET ANYTHING DONE, OR IS IT POINTLESS??? THANK YOU SOOO MUCH

Can someone please help me regarding landlord tenant issue. I’m disabled & being charged rent for a companion?

animal. Upon move in i advised the landlord that i had a dog of which is a companion animal. He asked that i provide a letter from a doctor stating that i am disabled & my dog is a companion animal. I provided such a letter the day i moved in & the landlord told me if i wanted to move in I had to pay a $25.00 fee for rent for having my animal. I told him i thought it is illegal to charge a disabled person for having a companion animal due to their disability. He basically said if i wanted to move in i would have to pay it. I had no choice because i had already scheduled with my other landlord to be moved out on that day. I paid for a U-Haul to move my stuff, and paid transfer fees for utilities, phone, and cable. I’m on section 8 & had 30 days to find a place to live. My doctor wrote a night specifying that i had to move to a downstairs apartment because i’m having hip surgery in May & wont be able to climb stairs. I liked the apartment so i chose this place as my new residence. While i was filling out the lease the landlord started telling me about a lady who was a resident here who suffered from bipolar. He told me that she caused a lot of problems & that he’d NEVER rent to someone with bipolar ever again. Then he proceeded to ask me if i am bipolar. Of course, i said NO as i didn’t want to be denied an apartment by him. He also sent me a 3 day notice for late rent for March. I have a contract with section 8 that tells me what i’m suppose to pay every month. I told the landlord what that amount was & since i moved in on the 4th the pro-rated the rent. I was given a receipt for paying my rent & a month & a half later i get a 3 day notice on my door. Then to make things worse the landlord came to my residence yesterday, before the 3 days had expired & demanded that i pay the money by 12:00 noon. I had 2 hours to scramble around to get the money. Mind you i am disabled & have a hard time getting around due to my damaged hips & back pain. I was in tears. When i got the 3 day notice i called the office & spoke to the landlord & he started going off on me, telling me i’m not disabled and that i just want someone to support me. That i want a free ride & living off the government. He’s threatened me to call my section 8 worker & lie to her about me in hopes that she’ll take my section 8 from me. When i went in the landlord office by 11:05 a.m as instructed i was trying to write a written receipt & the landlord started in on me again…saying that i owe a different amount then what i was told by the other landlord that also runs the property. I was going to pay him what he wanted & just deal with it later so i would avoid eviction. I asked nicely if they could please write down that they were not charging me a late fee for March so that they couldn’t come back & say i owed them the money tomorrow & try to evict me again. They absolutely refused to write something for me & i told them that i’m simply doing as i was instructed to do by an attorney & he started saying I’m not scared of you guys. Meaning me & my 15 year old son that was with me at the time. Then when i kept asking & telling them i was entitled to have things in writing the landlord started threatening to evict me right then & there. They are a father son business, so i had both of them just attacking me & threatening me. (unfortunately, everything they’ve said to me is hearsay & i can’t prove it) I don’t know where i went wrong. I thought i was very professional & polite throughout this entire process, but i feel very intimidated by these men & very scared that they’ll evict me for a mundane reason. I don’t know how to defend myself against these men. They obviously have the authority & i don’t. I’m just a poor disabled single mom trying to survive. I also mentioned to him that i am disabled and that i was in a near fatal car accident in 2007 that has left me disabled. That i’ve had 3 surgeries since then & i have to have at least 4 more. I tried desperately to tell him that i’ve worked too & i would much rather be working like him then being on disability. I haven’t been able to work since the car accident. He claimed that i blamed him for my car accident when i hadn’t even met the man until a month and a half ago. He is so cruel! I have been crying a lot these last few days & feel like i have NO rights against this landlord. Please, can someone with knowledge in this area advise me on what i can do? I can’t get evicted right now when i’m having hip surgery on May 12th & i’ll need a in home health nurse for 6 months to a year. I’m feeling desperate for guidance in this situation. I’m scared! This man has it out for me & i don’t know why. He also told me that section 8 is a grant & i ought to be thankful i’m get a free handout. I tried explaining to him that i’ve worked & paid taxes too just like him. What can i do? I really thank an
Actually you’re incorrect in saying that the landlord can charge me a per deposit and or pet rent for my companion animal as directly related to my disability. I’ve already spoken with an investigator from the fair housing department, as well as the Human Rights of New mexico, and called the landlord tenant hot line. I was advised that it is in fact illegal to charge a person with a disability for pet rent or a per deposit when i’ve provided a doctors note stating why i need a companion animal. It is stated under Title 8 of the disabilities Act. You can research this if you’d like. There’s no question that the landlord is wrong for making me pay pet rent, as it is also stated in my lease that he’s unable to charge me any additional money aside from my rent because i have a companion animal that helps me with my disability.