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Lessons from Eviction Court: Name Every Legal Occupant

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          Winning eviction cases is all about attention to detail. The goal of an eviction case is to regain possession of the rental unit. Collection of unpaid rent or other fees is separate and must be pursued in a separate action. In order to be sure that you gain the right to regain possession of the property from all other persons, you should be sure to identify every adult listed on the lease agreement in your eviction complaint. It doesn’t matter if the person is listed as “tenant”, “resident”, “occupant”, “lease holder”, “head of household”, or...

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Understanding Kentucky's Dog-Bite Law (June 2012-June 2017)

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Understanding Kentucky's Dog-Bite Law (June 2012-June 2017)

LANDLORDS ARE NOW LIABLE FOR FIDO AND CUJO There’s an old saying that the world consists of two kinds of people: those who love dogs and those who don’t. This creates a bit of a conundrum for landlords: do I open my property to dogs and other pets and risk additional damage to my property, or do I create a no-pet policy and risk losing a significant portion of the potential resident pool? Since 2012, there’s been a new factor to consider in your decision-making: increased landlord liability for injuries from dog bites. Until mid-2012, landlords didn’t have to worry...

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