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Question: What are the reasons that a tenant can legally break a lease agreement? Is relocation due to a job change a legal reason to break the lease?

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Question: I have a suspicion that one of our tenants falsified his application by giving me a different name and Social Security number than his own. If I can prove this, what are my rights? I have a six-month lease, and he just moved in.

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Question: I have a tenant who always “races” his car in the parking area. We have families with small children and a posted five mile per hour speed limit. What can I do to make him stop?

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Question: I have a tenant who never pays his rent until he receives a three-day notice.  We normally serve notices on the eighth of the month even though the rent is due on the first. He is on a one-year lease and I don’t know my legal rights.

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Question: I am evicting a tenant and gave her a 30-day day notice. When I handed her the notice, she didn’t read it, she just dropped it on the ground, so I read it to her. I then gave it back to her, but she wouldn’t take it, so I dropped it on the ground. Is this considered a legal notice?

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Question: One of our tenant’s dogs is constantly barking and growling at anyone who passes by their apartment. It has scared many of the other residents, and they have complained numerous times. have explained that the lease allows pets. What can I do?

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Question: My understanding is that unlawful-detainer actions remove the tenant from a specific rental unit. My contention is that the tenant is also not allowed anywhere on the premises of the common areas of the premises after an eviction. Frequently, the evicted tenant hangs around the premises and causes additional problems out of spite. What can be done, and what are my legal rights as owner?

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Question: One of our residents admitted to breaking a window in his unit. Our management company wants to make the repair and deduct it from his security deposit.  Please give us your opinion if our management company is using proper procedures.

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Question: When you return a security deposit disposition to the vacating tenant, what is the statute of limitations if they do not agree with the deductions and wish to sue in small claims court?

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Question: We have served our tenant a 60-day notice of termination of tenancy; however, they have quit paying the rent. Now we are preparing to send a three-day notice to pay rent or quit. What is the next step if they do not pay?

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