Within two days of the flood, I received multiple emails for help. One person said, “My rent house was completely flooded, and my landlord kicked me out. I have no place to go.”
Whether you are a Landlord or a Tenant, you have certain rights and obligations with a rent house after a natural disaster. For a quick review of your rights, read your written lease. You may also want to speak with a professional who practices Landlord/Tenant Law. For a free consultation, call (832) 305-7694.
How long does a Landlord have before repairs must be completed?
Do you have the right to terminate your Lease?
Can a renter withhold rent while repairs are pending?
What must a landlord do if a residential rental unit is uninhabitable?
Can hotel and food costs be refunded?
Don’t act without knowing the answers to your specific questions. Many answers are fact specific to your situation and to your lease. Don’t risk making yourself a target for an Eviction or a Repair & Remedy lawsuit.
In 1999 Napster was created and the craze to download music started. Since that time numerous other sites have sprung into action allowing users to download and share music files. The Recording Industry of America took action and began suing those that illegally downloaded music files associating the act to that of theft of a CD. However, today there are numerous sites, like iTunes, that allow legal downloads of songs. These sites are created to allow the ease of downloading music with the rightful payment to the artists.
So, what if you’re downloading from a site that does not charge to acquire that song? Chances are you’re illegally downloading music and the penalties are severe. Making unauthorized copies of copyrighted music recordings is against the law and may subject you to civil and criminal liability. A civil law suit could hold you responsible for thousands of dollars in damages. Criminal charges may leave you with a felony record, accompanied by up to five years of jail time and fines up to $250,000. So, be safe when you’re downloading music. If you have to question whether your download is legal then it’s probably not.
This blog site provides only general information about the law and does not, under any circumstances, constitute legal advice. You should not act or refrain from acting based on these materials without first obtaining the advice of professional legal counsel.