i need to turn my landlord in. who do...

i need to turn my landlord in. who do i call?

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hmmm

Owensboro, KY

#1 Apr 3, 2013
I need to know eho to call about withholding rent from my landlord due to him not fulfilling his duties. My husband has to c see attorney at 8am but i need a phone number to report him and the damages he will not repair. Who should i call? The ky home owners association?
?????

United States

#4 Apr 3, 2013
All the landlord is going to do is file forcible detainer papers against you and have you evicted.
bob

Owensboro, KY

#5 Apr 3, 2013
hmmm wrote:
I need to know eho to call about withholding rent from my landlord due to him not fulfilling his duties. My husband has to c see attorney at 8am but i need a phone number to report him and the damages he will not repair. Who should i call? The ky home owners association?
Judges always side with Landlords

Good luck with that
Grand Rapids

Owensboro, KY

#6 Apr 3, 2013
If your land lord refuses to make repairs that is a lease violation which means by violating the lease it enables you to leave the premises any day now with no notices. He has breached the contract by not making repairs so you can move out whenever you like because he himself has violated the lease. In other words save yourself the hassle of hiring a lawyer and just leave.
Informed

Owensboro, KY

#7 Apr 3, 2013
Grand Rapids wrote:
If your land lord refuses to make repairs that is a lease violation which means by violating the lease it enables you to leave the premises any day now with no notices. He has breached the contract by not making repairs so you can move out whenever you like because he himself has violated the lease. In other words save yourself the hassle of hiring a lawyer and just leave.
Also, in regards to the breach of lease, if they have paid rent for a couple of months while the issue hasn't been fixed, they are legally required to receive that back.
hmmm

Owensboro, KY

#8 Apr 3, 2013
We have paid the past three months with no improvments. This month we decided to withhold rent. he came to my home and locked everything. (utilities are included in rent) he put a padlock on the breaker the gas meter and the water. After calling an officer we recieved permission to remove the locks turn back on the utilities and replace them with our own locks. we have a one year old child and are at our wits end with this man.
hmmm

Owensboro, KY

#10 Apr 3, 2013
Hahaha no lol it's Ronnie Shelton
tom

Owensboro, KY

#11 Apr 3, 2013
The judge will give you 7 days to be out don't mater if ya got a 2 day old baby
hmmm

Owensboro, KY

#12 Apr 4, 2013
does it make any difference if we have no lease? Nothing with our names in it. Idk if he knows our full names
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United States

#13 Apr 4, 2013
Padlocks?? Where in the hell do you live!?
hmmm

Owensboro, KY

#14 Apr 4, 2013
Same city as you i imagine.

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Since: Mar 13

Owensboro, KY

#15 Apr 4, 2013
Ridgewood st?
hmmm

Owensboro, KY

#16 Apr 4, 2013
No
Grand Rapids

Owensboro, KY

#17 Apr 4, 2013
From what I am gathering it looks to me like you don't even have a lease. That being said your "land lord" can be as vindictive and evil as he would like to be. As an old saying goes giving the wrong kind of power to the wrong kind of people can cause a lot of turmoil. I recommend leaving the premises as soon as possible, make a fresh new start at a new place with an actual lease that has to abide by regulations, laws, and guidelines.
Been there

United States

#18 Apr 4, 2013
I was in your spot about a year ago. When I moved in, I signed a lease for 6 months. Landlord never made it an issue to renew even though I asked more than once if I needed to. We went a month with no heat in January & at the time we had a 3 week old baby! His excuse was the part wasn't coming in blah blah whatever. I get it, shit does happen sometimes. So we had almish heaters & kerosene heater throughout our house which racked our electric bill up to $600!! My husband finally got angry enough & told him the heat better be fixed in 24hrs & by god that part came in & it was fixed! A couple months later, my husband was asleep because he had a shift change at work & the lndlrd walked right up in our house & was measuring a window he busted out before we moved in! Umm let's see, oh yeah, the landlord took 2 weeks to fix our kitchen sink so I had to wash dishes in the Effin tub cause the "dishwasher" didn't work either! Effin nasty!! Then when we needed AC it was out for 3 weeks in July! Another part didn't come in & the AC guy wasn't sure what was wrong. Well it had been over filled with antifreeze! During this entire process of hell we were looking so hard for a place but out from where I'm from there's just not anything at anytime. We held rent for 4 months because we were fed up. Finally we had found a place when he served eviction papers. Lol didn't bother me because we had a place but even with everything I documented & took pics of (like duct taping an outlet to the baseboard!!) the judge gave us 14 days to move. But I blame that on small town, small minded, politics. Move & move quick!!
hey

Owensboro, KY

#19 Apr 4, 2013
I am so thankful for my land lord. Called on a Saturday about a leaky tub. No big deal and didn't expect it to be fixed fast. Sure enough he said he would have someone out there that day!
im the bf

Oklahoma City, OK

#20 Apr 4, 2013
hmmm wrote:
does it make any difference if we have no lease? Nothing with our names in it. Idk if he knows our full names
I'm not sure but I think if you have no lease then you're screwed.
Denise

Ada, OK

#21 Nov 3, 2014
Who do I call
Damned Liberal

Owensboro, KY

#22 Nov 4, 2014
It's very important to not get evicted. It remains on your record for 10 years. During those 10 years, any time you apply for an apartment or rental house, the landlord will see the eviction when he does the routine check of a new tenant. Most landlords who see an eviction will give you excuses why the rental is not available. Some of them will just tell you they have a policy against renting to people who have been evicted.

Before doing an eviction, the landlord has to give you a notice that you have a certain number of days to move out or pay up. If you get that notice, you need to move out or pay up immediately, to not get an eviction on your record.

When the landlord won't fix things promptly, the best thing to do is focus on finding another place, and take plenty of pictures of whatever isn't fixed, and take plenty of notes about it, preferably with witnesses signing the notes. Then, if the landlord sues you for breaking the lease, those pictures and notes can help your defense a lot. Just make sure you don't get the landlord angry while you're still looking for another place, because you could get evicted before you find one.

Some counties have the URLTA which gives better rights in that kind of situation. Daviess is not one of those. In a barbaric county run by low-IQ rednecks, tenants have very few rights. But they at least have the right to move out if the repairs are so bad that they can't reasonably live there.

And you should always vote for politicians who promise to reform landlord/tenant law. Even the URLTA, which is much better than what Daviess County has, is still not very good.
Daviess County

Sylva, NC

#23 Nov 4, 2014
Damned Liberal wrote:
It's very important to not get evicted. It remains on your record for 10 years. During those 10 years, any time you apply for an apartment or rental house, the landlord will see the eviction when he does the routine check of a new tenant. Most landlords who see an eviction will give you excuses why the rental is not available. Some of them will just tell you they have a policy against renting to people who have been evicted.
Before doing an eviction, the landlord has to give you a notice that you have a certain number of days to move out or pay up. If you get that notice, you need to move out or pay up immediately, to not get an eviction on your record.
When the landlord won't fix things promptly, the best thing to do is focus on finding another place, and take plenty of pictures of whatever isn't fixed, and take plenty of notes about it, preferably with witnesses signing the notes. Then, if the landlord sues you for breaking the lease, those pictures and notes can help your defense a lot. Just make sure you don't get the landlord angry while you're still looking for another place, because you could get evicted before you find one.
Some counties have the URLTA which gives better rights in that kind of situation. Daviess is not one of those. In a barbaric county run by low-IQ rednecks, tenants have very few rights. But they at least have the right to move out if the repairs are so bad that they can't reasonably live there.
And you should always vote for politicians who promise to reform landlord/tenant law. Even the URLTA, which is much better than what Daviess County has, is still not very good.
Your are correct that there is not a landlord tenant law in Daviess County. As a landlord, I wouldn't have a problem if they passed one in Daviess County, of course the only one the county can adopt is the issued by the State. The only landlords that would have a problem would be the one's that never take care of their rentals. On the flip side on the issue, in some instances it may increase rents .

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