• Selling my home help?

    I do not want a real estate agent. The house is for sale by owner. I have it up for $170,000 got offered $140,000 but buyer wants to do land contract. He said he can put $40,000 cash down payment. Rest in payments every month. How does this work? If he stops paying me i know ill have to take him to court. Do you... show more
    I do not want a real estate agent. The house is for sale by owner. I have it up for $170,000 got offered $140,000 but buyer wants to do land contract. He said he can put $40,000 cash down payment. Rest in payments every month. How does this work? If he stops paying me i know ill have to take him to court. Do you think this is a safe and smart way to sell my home? i was thinking maybe make him at least put $100,000 down but he does not have it...id like to get some advice please and what cautions should i take before agreeing?
    19 answers · 1 day ago
  • The city is panning in widening the street they are planing to take about 25ft into front yared.?

    That means that my car probably would even fit in the drive way. None of my neighbors agree with this. What happens? And what can be done do you have to let them take it.
    That means that my car probably would even fit in the drive way. None of my neighbors agree with this. What happens? And what can be done do you have to let them take it.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Landlord tenant issue. If a landlord agrees to pay for the repair to a rental, but insists that the tenant gets 3 quotes from 3 different?

    repairmen, and then the landlord will choose one of the 3. And after the work is done, the tenant can pay the repairman, with the agreement that the tenant can just deduct that amount from the next months rent. That is acceptable to the landlord. But the tenant refuses to do it that way, is there Any... show more
    repairmen, and then the landlord will choose one of the 3. And after the work is done, the tenant can pay the repairman, with the agreement that the tenant can just deduct that amount from the next months rent. That is acceptable to the landlord. But the tenant refuses to do it that way, is there Any obligation that the Landlord HAS TO be the one to search for, hire and pay the repairman directly? Issue is in the state of Georgia, if that matters.
    25 answers · 3 days ago
  • I’m about to be evicted for smoking pot when I don’t even smoke pot.?

    Best answer: Time to be Sherlock Holmes. Do you know who is calling the police? If you can find that neighbour, offer to work with him/her to find the source of the problem. Explain that you do not smoke pot and that you are being threatened with eviction. Someone IS smoking, the smell of pot is very distinctive. In my... show more
    Best answer: Time to be Sherlock Holmes. Do you know who is calling the police? If you can find that neighbour, offer to work with him/her to find the source of the problem. Explain that you do not smoke pot and that you are being threatened with eviction. Someone IS smoking, the smell of pot is very distinctive. In my building we discovered that a couple of kids were smoking in the emergency stairway. The fact that the smell is around your front door is a clue. Take a look at your hallway vents. Bathrooms too.

    At the same time you should provide copies of the police reports to your apartment office so that they can see your history. If you document everything and are very firm and polite, they will see that you will fight the eviction and may back down. Nobody who actually smokes pot will ever contest an eviction because of the risk that the judge will order a drug test. Be glad that your building is well managed, pot smoke is a menace.
    11 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Is being 20 and still living with your parents sad?

    Best answer: Not at all in fact it’s normal especially in today’s world. Many can not afford to move out until mid 20s
    Best answer: Not at all in fact it’s normal especially in today’s world. Many can not afford to move out until mid 20s
    14 answers · 1 day ago
  • My tenant is living month to month but hasn't paid last months rent. how can I evict him?

    Best answer: Normally you would issue your tenants a 3 or 5 day notice to pay all back rent and any late fees or quit (move), (cure -compliance with the lease agreement), based on the laws of your state. This would also include lease or rental violations. In your case you would issue a notice that you are required to move,... show more
    Best answer: Normally you would issue your tenants a 3 or 5 day notice to pay all back rent and any late fees or quit (move), (cure -compliance with the lease agreement), based on the laws of your state. This would also include lease or rental violations.

    In your case you would issue a notice that you are required to move, within 3-5 days. You have no intention of keeping this person as a tenant.

    After the 3 or 5 days are up with no positive results on the part of the tenant, then you would have to file for a legal eviction through the court system

    Once you have filed for the court ordered eviction, your tenants would be issue a summons. This summons is provided by the court to your tenant of the court date, place and time. You may serve this summons to your tenant or have a local law enforcement agency serve this document on your behalf.

    There is a fee charged for you using the local law enforcement agency. You would need inquire of this service from the court clerk and pay the fee directly to the clerk.

    Once the judge has ruled in your favor the judge will sign an eviction notice. This eviction notice will give the tenant(s) the day and time they would be required to vacate the rental unit.

    You would be required to place this eviction notice in a place where your tenant (s) would be able to see it. Again you may do the placing of the eviction notice in a place where your tenants would be able to see it or you could once again employ the services of a law enforcement agencies that would serve this notice on your behalf. There is a fee for this service, you may find out the cost using the law enforcement from the county clerk. I find this to be a better solution as oppose to me serving the eviction notice.

    Once the eviction notice has been served the tenants now have 14-45 days, depending on the eviction laws of your state in which to move, based on the date on the eviction notice. Failure on the part of the tenants to move before the date on the eviction notice, you may then call the local law enforcement agency to have these tenants physically removed from the property.

    In some cases the law enforcement agency will allow them to return to secure any items they are not able to remove at this time. You should make sure the law enforcement agency will return for this removal of this property by the tenants.

    This is a general eviction, however there might be quirks in your state eviction laws so make sure you Google eviction laws followed by your state.

    If you feel as if you are not able to do this yourself, you might consider hiring a professional firm to handle this on your behalf. There is a fee for hiring such a firm. You would need to google for these type firms, followed by the city and state in which your reside.



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    Once you have successfully evicted your tenants, you would now be able to sue them in small claims court for any back rent or damage to the rental unit not covered by the deposit.

    I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.


    "FIGHT ON"
    14 answers · 1 day ago
  • Im searching to buy my 1st home somewhere in the Victorville, California. I have no clue what steps to take, need major guidance. HELP!?

    My husband & I don’t even know what price range to be searching in. We both work at retail & make at least around 40,000 annual income together. We’re thinking we’d be able to afford around 230,000 tops for a single family home. But not certain on it. We are currently living in Arizona we have about 7months... show more
    My husband & I don’t even know what price range to be searching in. We both work at retail & make at least around 40,000 annual income together. We’re thinking we’d be able to afford around 230,000 tops for a single family home. But not certain on it. We are currently living in Arizona we have about 7months left on our apartment lease, we should have 10,000 or alil more saved up by that time, we have good credit as well. (We’re both 23Yrs of age) Anyways I guess the question I’m trying to ask is WHAT ARE THE FIRST STEPS IN FIGURING ALL THIS OUT? I WANT AS MUCH INFORMATION THAT I CAN GET! IS THERE A LONG PROCESS? HOW DO I GET A REALTOR? HOW & WHEN DO I TRY TO GET A LOAN? HOW CAN I FIND OUT HOW MUCH HOME WE CAN AFFORD?! Anything info u can give me would be great! Thank u so much...
    22 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are you legally required to have heating and air in your own home in GA?

    I bought and am just about done fixing a home for my self. Unfortunately, there isn t a lot of money left in the budget for heating and air. Can I move in and have that installed later seeing as it s my house?
    I bought and am just about done fixing a home for my self. Unfortunately, there isn t a lot of money left in the budget for heating and air. Can I move in and have that installed later seeing as it s my house?
    10 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Landlord-tenant legality question?

    is it legal for a landlord to tell their tenants they are not allowed any overnight guests period? im in michigan
    is it legal for a landlord to tell their tenants they are not allowed any overnight guests period? im in michigan
    10 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Do i have to pay a realtor once i buy a home?

    if i buy a house cash, will the realtor be paid separate or will they get money from the sale?
    if i buy a house cash, will the realtor be paid separate or will they get money from the sale?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is the landlord bluffing? Or should i just pay it? 10 pts for best answer?

    SO i've had a dispute with my landlord / leasing company after i checked out of my apartment that I've lived at for over 2 years. They were trying to charge me for stove top cleaning (cause of heat stains from normal cooking) and for a new carpet (cause there were bleach stains from laundry). They initially... show more
    SO i've had a dispute with my landlord / leasing company after i checked out of my apartment that I've lived at for over 2 years. They were trying to charge me for stove top cleaning (cause of heat stains from normal cooking) and for a new carpet (cause there were bleach stains from laundry). They initially quoted me for 4-500 dollars but my not signing out the checkout sheet in agreement got them to drop it to 167 dollars. I am in a state that favors the tenant over the landlord. I've tried negotiating but they haven't budged and i got a letter from them today that they will send this over to collections if i don't pay. Are they most likely bluffing? Will someone really send this to a collector over a small amount? This building btw is notorious for shaking down its tenants cause its full of recent grads (21-23) that don't know their rights. Any feedback would be appreciated!
    8 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Should i rent or buy a house? (21)?

    I m 21 years old and I m considering buying a house (getting a mortgage of course) I ve been on my own since 16 working hard and jumping from rental to rental. Because of my age most landlords only offer a 6 month - 1 year lease which is kind of annoying and its usually crappy places. After my lease ends I do get... show more
    I m 21 years old and I m considering buying a house (getting a mortgage of course) I ve been on my own since 16 working hard and jumping from rental to rental. Because of my age most landlords only offer a 6 month - 1 year lease which is kind of annoying and its usually crappy places. After my lease ends I do get asked if I d like to renew for a longer lease but usually I just end up leaving because either they raise the rent or I just feel like going somewhere new. I got married at 19 and living with my husband (21 as well) at our current rental but we are considering getting a house but our parents warn is that we are a bit young to be getting a mortgage even though we can afford it. Are there any pros and cons at our age? Are we consider too young?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do I need to return rented appliances/fixtures from a previous owner on a house I closed on when it was never disclosed as rented?

    I closed on a house 4 months ago and just my agent contacted me and said the water softener was rented by the old owner s tenants and needs to be returned. The purchase agreement didn t mention any exclusion of fixtures and appliances other than the washer/dryer so I assumed the house came with the softener. Do I... show more
    I closed on a house 4 months ago and just my agent contacted me and said the water softener was rented by the old owner s tenants and needs to be returned. The purchase agreement didn t mention any exclusion of fixtures and appliances other than the washer/dryer so I assumed the house came with the softener. Do I have to return it? The purchase agreement also said all fixtures should be free of all liens. I valued the house in part due to that softener being included.
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can a lanlord collect double rent in Maryland?

    My lease was up on Dec 17th. The lease states to give 60 day notice of move out. I gave a 30 day notice because I was still searching for a decent new place and wasn t sure if I wanted to move. (no excuse). After I gave my notice I talked to the leasing on the phone who told me I would have to pay the whole month... show more
    My lease was up on Dec 17th. The lease states to give 60 day notice of move out. I gave a 30 day notice because I was still searching for a decent new place and wasn t sure if I wanted to move. (no excuse). After I gave my notice I talked to the leasing on the phone who told me I would have to pay the whole month of December and half of January (around $2000 total) for only giving 30 days notice and they put my apartment unit on their website as available to rent for a week after I move out Dec 24th. This is where it gets good. They sent me a letter stating my move out charges. They had the month of November and December. December was PRORATED for only the 1st to the 17th. Cool I figured they rented the apartment to someone already as the unit was no longer available on the website as well. hmmmm. Fast forward to today Jan 16th, they send me an email with a bunch of new charges. $600 for Dec 18th to 31st. $740 for Jan 1st to 17th. on top of $600 for cleaning, all dated for todays date. I understand the cleaning fee, which should have been took out of my deposit anyway, but why am I still paying for the other half of Dec and January when they have a new tenant that moved in on Dec 24th? Isn t that considered double rent? Especially after they prorated my December rent. I m just trying to figure out if I should take this to court.
    24 answers · 4 days ago