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Can they kick me out of my home?
Okay, so I am a single parent with two children currently unemployed as to the cause that on 12/17/2010 my position as manager of these apartments was terminated because the company was bought by this other company and apparently they didnt want me as manage. So, I kind of knew they were planning to sell the property to a new owner (who accepted to buy the property with the tenants of the apt. as well all together.) So, I planned ahead and applied as a “tenant” and not a manager. The application became effective 12/01/2010 (I already paid the rent). And also the apt. are under HUD. So, what happened is that they sent me a 30 day notice to move out because my management contract ended. But I told them “i am enrolled as a tenant now” So, they came up with this story about how my application was false , that the “voucher for the HUD” became effective until 12/22/2010 so…..basically they were in charge of who becomes a tenant since the day the company was bought on the 17th….so it somehow gives them the right to choose who gets accepted as of the 17th and my voucher became effective 4 days after they bought the property. So, my question is can they kick me out legally? Can i report them to HUD for fraud? I mean, I paid already and its not my fault that HUD took 21 days after i applied as tenant to send them the vertification letter for a vouchure. Please help, I’ll give you as many points as i can give!!!!!!
Once your lease became effective (12/1/10) that covers you! You will be covered under the lease for the duration of the term of the lease (one year?)
When one company buys another company they must honor the existing contracts (leases) of the selling company.
As long as you pay your rent on time and don’t violate the terms of the lease, they can’t force you to move until your lease runs out. At the end of your lease they must give you notice, according to the lease requirements, that they will not renew your lease.
How can you get financial help for an apartment?
I need an apartment so that I am closer to the college that I will be starting in fall and my job. I am 18, and I get 7.60 an hour, so I doubt I would be able to manage owning a house, paying for books, food, etc. I also don’t have anybody that I could have as a roommate, at least not where I need to be.
So how could I get money to help me get an apartment?
Also I am not helped by anything, my dad was telling me to get a bridge card, but I don’t want one, does it go on your record or anything bad if you get financial help from the government other than for school?
That stuff feels demeaning, so it’s embarrassing, and it also feels like I am taking from the people who really desperately need it.
I have tried hud.gov but I can’t seem to get in touch with the right place for financial help with apartments, I called she said I had to look into my state’s Public Housing Authority http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141–61049–,00.html and something about rent, so maybe here http://www.michigan.gov/mshda/0,1607,7-141-5555—,00.html.
Please help, give tips, websites, numbers, etc.
If you don’t ask for help (even embarrassing help) you are not going to get it.
Have you filled out the FAFSA? You can get grants and loans to help you go to school and pay for a place to stay.
What recourse do we (tenants) have in apartment fire (landlord’s fault)?
I’ll lay the facts to make this simple:
1) Big House divided into 5 apartments. 3 floors/2 in divided basement.
2) Landlord’s father lives on 1st floor, we on 2nd.
3) 1st floor was on fire, not ours, but the fire dept. gutted the whole building – nasty thick smoke went everywhere and all windows were broken. It is uninhabitable.
4) Fire dept told us the cause was undeterminable, but next day insurance guy says they had violations for too many residences and something else but wouldn’t elaborate. The father, who occupies 1st floor and speaks little english, conveyed that he saw a switch smoking, called his son, son said don’t worry about it and that he will check it next day. It seems that was the cause but we have no real proof.
5) We have had to move, take work off, clean things, and get storage….already over a $1000 of expense accumulated in the first 3 days (moving, etc.).
6) We did not have renter’s insurance.
7) We heard no smoke alarm. Us, and the guy on the 3rd floor were last to hear about it. We all heard fire trucks, looked outside and it was us! A neighbor 4 houses down called it in!
8) There is allegations that the contract company that boarded everything up stole things. I can’t determine for sure yet as we are still sifting through everything.
9) One fireman told the 3rd floor guy not to go up due to high CO levels, the other told us it was ok. We were there 2 hours after packing valuables. We are no CO poisoned, but feel sick otherwise from breathing everything in.
10) They say they’ll give us this month’s rent and our deposit back. How should I approach the rest, or do I have no recourse here? The HUD website really doesn’t cite much information of use in this regard. Also, I’d like to keep tings amicable as our big stuff is still there.
11) Lastly, how can one get a copy of the cause – the fire departmnt? It would be nice to know the exact cause and fault of the fire.
It’s a shame you didn’t have renters insurance — I think you need to get that!
As to the situation at hand, if there is a tenant’s office or rent or housing office in your local government, contact them right away. You can contact your state’s fire marshall, too, for information and advice, as well as your local police to request information. Your landlord’s insurance might be helpful, particularly if the landlord’s action/inaction caused the fire, but you should know that the landlord’s insurance will not be at all interested in helping you, and may even deny coverage to the landlord if the occupancy and code violations violate the contract of insurance. You may need to take legal action, and will need an attorney for that, but don’t say that unless and until that becomes necessary — the “I’m gonna sue” stuff does NOT make for friendly relationships which are helpful in recovering your stuff and getting information.
Tenants being relocated for renovation. Owners are ignoring relocation law and doing it illegal. Plz help?
My apartment complex is being renovated. The new owners of the complex, I don’t trust them. The complex I live on is a Section 8 property which means the rent goes accordingly to your income and HUD pays the rest. My problem is that the new owners are not following the law and guidelines for relocating tenants. Some tenants are scared of the new owners because they’ve threaten tenants that they are going to be thrown out on the streets if we don’t “GO WITH THEW FLOW” and just allow these new owners to IGNORE our tenant rights. We’ve never received nothing in writing which includes our 190 day notices prior to relocation. The new owners are videotaping tenants apartments to see how people live. They say its for them to make sure that tenants belongings are not damage during the relocation, which is a lie. They’ve hired a BOGUS moving company that have not only broke tenants property but the movers have STOLEN tenants belongings too. It’s more illegal activity but, I’m keeping this short. I’m not moving until I receive something in “WRITING” from the new owners and until they follow the rules and guidelines according to the relocation law. What can I do to get the new owners (President/CEO) to give me something in writing and follow the rules and guidelines so I can be relocated legally?
First lets get away from ‘opinion’ and down to fact.
What city and state do you live in? Many cities actually have even more stringent regulations governing Section 8 housing than the federal guidelines.
What rules and guidelines are you referring to? Can you link to them? Without knowing any of this, I can’t even begin to formulate an intelligent opinion.
My apartment recently lost our HUD.HUD said the would give all the tenants vouchers to help move.I was wondering:
1 What is a HUD voucher?
2 will HUD help with our deposit and first month’s rent?
3 Will they help with utilities?
We are on section 8.sorry.should had mentioned that.
If you are not on HUD already you should not be involved with this at all. It only effects section 8 recipients, who must move. Section 8 pays 1/2 the deposit for disabled recipients, part of rent for all recipients, and no utilities at all.
If they are offering you a voucher to move (not sure why they are) you give it to your landlord and they redeem it. But again, unless you are on section 8 you are not effected by the building loosing approval.
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