- Friday December 15th: All offices closing at 10:00 a.m.
- Monday December 25th: All offices closed
- Monday, January 1st: All offices closed
- Tenants-With the holidays coming up fast, many of you love to decorate your homes. If you live in an HOA, review your Rules and Regulations to ensure you are not in violation of any HOA policies.
- Owners-If you have a home warranty, when is the last time you checked your policy and made sure you are up to date? Nothing can be more frustrating when your home needs a repair and your home warranty policy either doesn’t cover the repair or has expired. Contact your agent and review your policy.
Frequently Asked Questions: ” I am on a fixed term lease (I am 5 months into it) and I have new owners as my old ones sold the property. My lease says that rent is due on the first but my past owners allowed me to pay half on the 5th and half on the 15th. The new owners are saying that will not allow that and all rent is due on the first according to the lease. I simply can’t do that. If the owner decides they want to evict me or ask me to leave, can I fight it?”
There is two ways you need to approach this. First, if you were in front of a judge, they may take your side under a legal precedent which is sometimes called “mutual consent and execution” whereby the terms of your lease were altered and agreed to. HOWEVER, most standard leases have a provision which says that one waiver of any terms in a lease/contract does not constitute a continuous waiver for subsequent breaches. Basically this means just because you were able to do it before, doesn’t mean you can keep in breach of your lease agreement.
Second, and probably most important, many judges, landlords and property managers would question how it is you are at a property you clearly can’t make the full rent on in accordance to your lease agreement. As painful as it might be to admit, if your new owners are holding you to the terms of your lease, based on what you have told us, you cannot afford to remain at the property and a judge is probably going to recognize that if you need to continue split payments. Your new owners are under no obligation to continue the previous owners generosity.
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