Joshuatree89

Rented my 2nd bedroom of my apartment i rent

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I rent a 2 bedroom apartment i rented 1 bedroom out for 100$ a week to an aquaitence in need with nothing but a verbal agreement. After a month he stopped paying, 3 weeks went by he refused to communicate with me; explain what was going on, if he had moved out, whatever. Because we worked opposite shifts and never saw him i changed my locks, he kicked my door in do I have any legal rights for reimbursement? 

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Your post is not clear.    Did you have good reason that the tenant had moved out.  That is, had he removed his clothing and personal effects?

 

You are certainly are entitled to be paid the rent you were owed.  You are also entitled to file for eviction of the tenant.  Whether you are entitled to damages to your door depends on facts you haven't shared.  Specifically, how did the kicking in of the doormoccur?

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3 hours ago, Joshuatree89 said:

do I have any legal rights for reimbursement? 

 

Beats me.

 

Lock outs are generally illegal so you might owe him a penalty that'll offset the damage to your door.

 

Before you do anything else you'd better understand that your arrangement with your TENANT is subject to the NH landlord tenant statutes:

 

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-LV-540.htm

 

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-LV-540-A.htm

 

Read them.

Know them.

Follow them to the letter.

 

Or you could be the one who ends up owing your tenant money if you get it wrong.

 

 

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