Landlord & Tenant Law News. Crime Stories, Law on News and Legal Publications in February, 2017

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ADEM investigating dumping site near Shades Creek
Alabama's News LeaderFebruary 1, 2017

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management is investigating the huge amount of trash that has been dumped near Shades Creek, which feeds into the Cahaba River. The Cahaba ... to dump there. According to Alabama state law, that's illegal.more »

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WJXT JacksonvilleFebruary 1, 2017

... contract that expressly contemplates and accepts that Florida law may limit the amount of attorney's fees," Polston wrote in a dissent joined by Chief Justice Jorge Labarga. The effect of the ruling is to take $2.5 million from the guardianship of ...more »

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Dangerous Premises
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Attorney General urges tenants to know the law in light of bed bug issues
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)February 7, 2017

The landlord is responsible for maintaining habitable housing and cannot pass that responsibility onto the tenant under West Virginia law. Also, requiring tenants to pay extermination fees without proof the tenant caused the infestation violates the ...more »

Zille urged to act on social housing and evictions in Cape Town
The South AfricanFebruary 25, 2017

Social housing in Cape Town is a serious issue at the moment. Evictions in various parts of the CBD and surrounds means families are being evicted from homes they have lived in for years. Supporters of Reclaim the City urged Premier Helen Zille to act ...more »

Disputes With Neighbors
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Bennett, Gordon
Helena Independent RecordFebruary 12, 2017

Having watched business partners, married couples, neighbors and all manner of other relationships disintegrate as a result of litigation during his 18 years on the bench, he paved the way for what has become the widely accepted practice of alternate ...more »

Landlord & Tenant Disputes
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City hires new staffer to defend renters' rights and keep them in their homes
Santa Monica Daily PressFebruary 6, 2017

After just three weeks on the job, Gonzalez is still sifting through a complicated web of rules, tenant protections and regulations that spans at least five departments in the City. As she tries to understand what exactly she can do to help renters who ...more »

Mold Claims And Habitability
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Tougher Teardrop: The Pull-Behind Camper Built To Last
GearJunkieFebruary 6, 2017

off-road teardrop trailer. Other manufactures make aluminum teardrops and pull-behinds. But Colorado Teardrops claims to be the first to mold the sidewalls and ceiling entirely out of aluminum, instead of wood. Airstream also makes aluminum pull ...more »


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