Renting Chickens

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Fitz, May 1, 2014.

  1. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    Lol now they want me to agree to a backdated lease when an identical unit across the street with a different property manager is $200/month less. No, I am not that stupid.
     
  2. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Absolutely not. And this is the time they think they can play these games?
     
  3. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    Like me previously agreeing to an increase via text message is not legally binding sir. Kiss my ass.
     
  4. virgo

    virgo Chicken

    What an asshole landlord. I’m sorry Chevere.
     
  5. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Wait, is this rhetorical?
     
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  6. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    Lol its more complicated than I would put on a message board (yes I know that they would have a leg to stand on, I'm not arguing the rent but I'm hoping to negotiate all the repairs they haven't done, nor can he force us to sign a backdate). I am hoping we come to an amicable agreement, he's unlikely to find new tenants right now so there is some leverage there with the HOA violations.
     
  7. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Haha ok. As your internet lawyer I was like, welp actually if you agreed in text that would probably be binding :lol: I hope you can work something out! It’s in everyone’s best interest for you to stay put.
     
  8. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    @Canaligator yes, but they couldn't stop us from moving out without a signed lease in place, right?
     
  9. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Honestly not sure - every state is different as to what counts as an agreement to extend a lease.
     
  10. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    The past lease said a new written formal lease must be signed every year. They never gave us one to sign.
     
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  11. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    My years of experience from watching The People's Court makes me think you'd just be default month to month if no new lease was signed. So you'd be required to give 30 days notice and be responsible for the full month's rent if you left into the new month... but I don't think you'd be obligated to a whole year without a signed lease
     
  12. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    Hahaha that would have been my assumption too but the HOA here forbids month to month leases and the responsibility of following HOA rules is on the owner.
     
  13. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Lol so the People’s Court, while entertaining, is actually binding arbitration, not a court of law, so don’t extrapolate any of the rulings to what a court in a given state would find :). That said, if your lease says that @Chevere you should be ok but it’s always best to try to work something out!
     
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  14. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Yeah, but I’d assume banning month to month is a ban for the property owner, not the tenant. They agreed to the rules and are breaking them, not you.
     
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  15. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    Your market is one of the worst nationwide as far as rent collection right now. I would seriously push back on the rent increase. I personally would agree to backdate it if they agrees to no rent increase.

    IIRC (not an attorney) I don't think your text is binding in FL. I think you need to have a signed lease. But I can help you look up the statute.

    I can also see if there is published data on your market if that helps you negotiate.
     
  16. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    :lol:
     
  17. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    Oh I know, but they do a pretty good job of stating what the law is in whatever state the people are from, which is better than a lot of the court shows on TV lol.
     
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  18. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    They are now showing our house, with hole in roof, and the guy seemed stunned that no one has yet chosen to sign a lease.

    Today, just before the showing, our neighbor across the street got arrested (again), a group of people five houses down started a screaming match about someone not minding their own business (at least that's what it seemed to be about), and contractors showed up - not to fix the hole in the roof but to redo the retaining wall.

    I do not think this was the most successful showing our landlord has ever had.
     
  19. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    How is this dude so bad at his job.

    He asked us to be out from 4:30-5:30. Annoying, whatever, we take the dogs for a walk and to the park. Come back at 5:30, he waves to us and drives off.

    At 5:35 a very confused young couple he'd booked for 5:30 PM arrive for their showing and knock on our door.
     
  20. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Now when we got back he asked for us to be gone for 45 more minutes because there were two more showings and he forgot to tell us because he had “too much wine” last night.
     
  21. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Jeff Goldblum, that would be annoying even pre-pandemic when you could actually go somewhere. So much worse now though.
     
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  22. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    OMJG when do you get to move again?
     
  23. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    End of June! Not close enough.
     
  24. T-Rex

    T-Rex Chicken

    This is really, really unnacceptable. Im sorry you are being put through this
     
  25. Zombie Llama

    Zombie Llama Ain't no corn bitch

    I would ask him if you can do virtual tours for prospects with your phone. This is what all the big landlords are doing. And it is working.
     
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