Cheese Ball

Can My Landlord Raise My Rent By $300/Month?

Some of the best deals in town, illegal in-laws can be pleasant places to live, until the landlord starts screwing around with the tenant or a new owner wants to remove the unit from the market.

Are The Buyout Terms My Landlord’s Offering Acceptable?

Should we sign the buyout agreement the landlords provided or renegotiate?

What Constitutes a “Decrease In Services”?

The roof leaks, the linoleum is peeling, there’s mold and nobody picks up the garbage. Can we file a petition for decreases in services?

Time To Get Medieval?

A three-month old baby in Louisiana died in her home from blood loss due to rat bites. The landlord spent FEMA money earmarked to repair the house on something else.

Bad Master Tenant

The truly bad master tenant collects all of the roommates’ rent and then, for whatever reason, doesn’t pay the landlord. Usually you find out about the problem too late, when you’re being evicted.

Troll in the Basement

A landlord who lives in his own in-law unit is usually so penurious that you can hear him squeak when he tiptoes up to your door to eavesdrop—the ultimate Cheese Ball.


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