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absoluteca

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Many thanks for another excellent feature!

But one small change:  Please amend the security deposit law for OH on your chart.  ORC requires 5% interest paid per year only on deposits that EXCEED one month's rent.  A deposit of $800 on a rent of $600, would mean you would pay 5% on the excess deposit of $200.
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Thanks OHLandlord for the change pertinent to OH!  Our legal team took the change you pointed out and put it in the words we've noted on the updated chart.  Thanks again!

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I am in Washington State and I would like to know if some one could tell me if it costs money to file an unlawful detainer and if I would be better off getting a lawyer to help remove an unwanted tenant who has not paid rent in 4 months. 
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Yes, it costs money to file for any unlawful detainer (also called a FED or eviction).  If you want to know how much, call the clerk of court for the municipal or housing court in your area and ask how much the filing fee is. 

But since you seem unfamiliar with the process, I suggest you call around to find a FLAT FEE EVICTIONS ATTORNEY.  You don't want a real estate attorney or one who does evictions, you want to find one who does ONLY evictions and who does them for a flat fee.  That attorney can run through these faster than anyone else because that is his specialty.  It will cost a little more than filing yourself.  But if you make one simple mistake, you have to start over and file again.

In the meantime, check the clerk of court's website and see if the eviction forms are online.  Look for a pay or quit form (it may have another name, but it's a form that gives the tenant a few days to pay/leave the premises before they face eviction.) On my clerk's website, this is called Notice to Leave Premises (could it be any easier to find?)  If you find it, fill it out and seve it according to your state law.  Keep a copy of it.  That will speed up your attorney a little more.
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my property has been burned accidentally by my tenant.Am i responsible for fixing the damage or the tenant?The property is located in California and my tentant is a section 8 tenant.he was advised to purchase renters insurance when we signed lease agrrement,but he never did! He is not answering calls any more.I have notified section 8 case worker , but no luck. Would like to know what step to take next.Please help.

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This one sounds odd to me, my father after being a landlord in CA for about 40 years now is being told by his attorneys that he must form a DBA - Ficticious name for each property which to serve eviction notices under?  Does this make sense, is any one else familiar with such a requirement in CA?

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That doesn't sound right to me.  Unless he has been calling himself by some business name without making the legal change, I see no reason to do it.  In fact, if CA is like OH, if you are a business instead of a private owner, you must hire an attorney to do all evictions for you  Hmmm.  Could this be the reason that your father's attorney wants him to change the name of his rentals?  To drum up future business for himself?  Individual LLs have been able to serve eviction nortices under their own names for the entire time.  Can a CA LL confirm that there has been no recent change n the law?

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My tenant moved out prior to 30 day notice expiration, turned off utilities, returned the keys and notified me on the day of move out that she didn't steam clean the carpet as per her rental agreement. I had to put utilities on my name to finish carpet and house cleaning. She moved out on 6/30, cleaning was done on 7/3 (as soon as we found someone), new tenant moved in on the 5th and water started on new tenants name.
Can I take water connection charges and the rest of the bill for 5 days from security deposit?
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When was her 30 day notice finished?  She owes rent and utilities for this period.  If those 5 days were within that period, you can charge her for the rent and utilities (but doubtful on the connection charges).  You can charge her for any cleaning beyond wear & tear.  Also, keep in mind that if someone else moved in before the 30 days notice was up, you can only charge for the days the unit was vacant during the notice period (prorated).  But I have to ask...  If she moved out 6/30, why are you just now asking this question?  The time period to charge the tenant and return her deposit has long since passed. 
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I have a judgement, but cannot get any money from them because they are low income.but they have two nice cars.. they only need one and they are both over the low income level so what I would like to do is get one of the cars ... but do not know which form or how to do this.. help please...
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You need to check your state laws.  All states allow you to garnish wages.  Some states allow you to attach bank accounts or lien personal property (like cars).  Others allow you to take their state income tax refunds.  Check the laws in your state and what they allow you to do to collect on a judgment.
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Need to bump this to the top again.
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