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Reletting Process

The landlord must attempt to "mitigate" (reduce) his "damages" (or losses) by making commercially …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 1 month ago

Does every person in the household have to be named on the lease?

There is no legal requirment that all family or household members be named on …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 1 month ago

As a new owner, do I have to honor an existing lease or is it essentially null and void?

If there is a written lease, then you must honor its terms. This means …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 1 month ago

When asked the reason for eviction, should I put non-payment of rent, that we decided to sell the property, or both?

1) If she is currently behind on rent, you can use that reason: nonpayment …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 1 month ago

Can my landlord change locks

No is not legal. Landlords can only lock out through the legal system--i.e. by …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 2 months ago