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Hoarders

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Hoarding disorder is a persistent difficulty discarding or parting with possessions because of a perceived need to save them. A person with hoarding disorder experiences distress at the thought of getting rid of the items. Excessive accumulation of items, regardless of actual value, occurs

Hoarding often creates such cramped living conditions that homes may be filled to capacity, with only narrow pathways winding through stacks of clutter. Countertops, sinks, stoves, desks, stairways and virtually all other surfaces are usually piled with stuff. And when there's no more room inside, the clutter may spread to the garage, vehicles, yard and other storage facilities.

Hoarding ranges from mild to severe. In some cases, hoarding may not have much impact on your life, while in other cases it seriously affects your functioning on a daily basis.

People with hoarding disorder may not see it as a problem, making treatment challenging. But intensive treatment can help people with hoarding disorder understand how their beliefs and behaviors can be changed so that they can live safer, more enjoyable lives.

Domestics

Domestics

Domestics

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We are overjoyed when someone finds the home of their dreams. We thrive on it! However, we also understand that sometimes the joy of a new home can arise from unfortunate circumstances. Domestic violence by an intimate partner can be an unexpected way of beginning a new chapter in a new home. While facing this reality, We are here to help victims of abuse find a new home that brings them comfort, security, and happiness.

When you’ve left an abusive relationship, it may take time to feel safe and secure in a new home. You want to be able to feel comfortable in your new space, but it is fairly common for domestic violence survivors to feel uneasy or cautious about settling in a new home with new routines. This uneasiness is perfectly natural; be patient with yourself.

There are many ways to process trauma, and moving into a new home can both help you move on and bring deep-seated pain to the surface. Processing trauma takes time and, like any other emotional roller coaster will have highs, lows, fast speeds and sluggish slowness. Be easy on yourself and consider a few important insights about how a new home will factor into your recovery.


Infestations

Infestations

Infestations

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For many people, cockroaches are a source of squeamishness and even horror. They multiply quickly, hide in all kinds of places and create an unsanitary living space. If you’ve seen even a single cockroach in your rental, chances are there are many more.

If you’re paying rent, in order to establish that you’ve reported the issue to your landlord, you should report the cockroach issue in writing, as well as by talking with your landlord. Retain a copy of the letter for your own records. That way, you have proof that your landlord was aware of the issue and failed to act. So long as you have proof of the issue (such a photos or a report from a pest control company) and proof of your attempt to inform your landlord, and you allow reasonable time for repairs/pest eradication, you have some options available to you.

If you believe substandard conditions of your rental compromise your health or es where the costs are extreme, you may also consider holding your rent in escrow until your landlord addresses the infestation. In order to properly do so, the full amount of rent must be deposited into a special account and untouched until the issue is resolved.

Evictions

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If you’re facing eviction, you may fear the day when your landlord shows up at your residence with a sheriff’s deputy in tow, to force you out of the dwelling. In anticipation of this scenario, people facing eviction often move out before they can be forcibly removed. If you’ve done this, you’ve done yourself a great favor.

State laws dictate what must happen in order for a tenant to be evicted by his landlord. In general, however, landlords wishing to evict tenants must give them ample written notice. If you stayed put beyond the date specified on the notice, the landlord may then take you to court to obtain a judgment against you. At that point, the landlord may be able to change the locks on your dwelling so you can no longer get in, or get the local law enforcement agency to escort you out.

you moved out once the landlord gave you proper written notice that he wanted you out, you avoid his having to take legal action against you. This means that you will not have to go to court and face a judge. It also means that your landlord can’t obtain a judgment against you. In addition, if you move out before you are forcibly removed, this gives you a chance to take all of your belongings with you. Otherwise, you must let the landlord know that you will be returning to retrieve your personal property, according to the Neighborhood Legal Services website, NLS.org.