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Im renting and a tree fell on the house the landlord said he does’nt have insurance anymore and is going to file bankruptcy and let the house go beacause he does;nt want it anymore he cant pay for the mortgage. I want to stay until I find a new place, do I have to pay him rent ? by the way the tree is resting on the roof.

7 Thoughts on Do I have to still pay rent if landlord is filling bankruptcy he’s behind two months and letting the house go?
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    harpo
    November 5, 2011 at 4:34 am

    dont pay him save that money and move out. Hate these low life landlords.. chad.

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    Concern Citizen
    November 5, 2011 at 5:11 am

    If he his busting out- Get an agreement signed, assume the mortgage or have him carry the note however,get lawyer, own the property for cheap! Anything else, email me. This is a good chance to own instead of rent! WOOOHOOO!

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    Marie
    November 5, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Yes and no. If you have a lease you are liable, but the tree. If it is on your part then the property is not safe and you must leave. He propbally wont take the time to sue you and may not have the money to refund your deposit. So you might want to hang on to your money. But dont think your getting free rent nothing is free. There is always a price. Just get out when you can.

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    Ed B
    November 5, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Here is what I would do.
    Don’t pay him directly!
    Some body is going to knock on your door in the near future and ask for money. Open a separate checking account and pay your rent to that checking account.
    This will keep you in control of your money and let the new owner know you are trying to do the right thing.
    This will satisfy any court that you were responsible and keep the new owner from sending the Sheriff to kick you out. It will will give you at least a 30 day cushion….. If you have a year long lease it will satisfy that requirement also. This keeps you in control
    Good Luck

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    Jeffery H K
    November 5, 2011 at 6:44 am

    well I bet you are not gonna get your deposit back, so why don’t you sorta say that deposit is your rent, and you work on your move out

    at least he’s communicating.

    My wife’s niece, the for sale sign just shown up in her front yard. And they still wouldn’t answer the phone.

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    schwildcat1977
    November 5, 2011 at 6:52 am

    His bankruptcy has nothing to do with you.

    You are still legally required to pay rent until the day the bank officially takes possession or the day you move out – which ever comes first.

    If the tree caused any leaks then he is legally required to fix that. If it is just sitting there and not causing any damage, then it is really up to him if he wants to remove it.

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    gafpromise
    November 5, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Get him to release you from the lease. Get it in writing.

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