Ms. LP stays in a rented house of Mr. T by paying $300 as a security deposit. The law says that the landlord must pay back the security deposit, failing which the landlord must pay three times the amount of security deposit.
When Ms. LP moved out, the land lord did not pay back the amount but he charged her $1,800 for triple damages and attorney fees.
Entitlement of triple damages and attorney fees by Ms. LP:
If Ms. LP has really made damages to the house, then she is entitled to pay the sum that the landlord asks for. Also, the payment reflects on the agreement signed by her at the time of becoming a tenant to Mr. T.
The amount of triple damages seems to be very high and hence the tenant may request the landlord to reduce the amount Instead, she can also choose to repair the damage that has been made by her (if the landlord permits).
The fees of attorney must be paid by the landlord if he has appointed for the lawyer. The landlord cannot ask for fees that have to be paid to the attorney.
Mr. FD and his son Mr. D owned a pub in which they invited girls for dancing topless. Before inviting them, they had asked permission to the government to grant them license for topless dancing in R_ode Island.
Perception of Mr. X assuming himself as a judge:
Mr. X feels that the provision of topless dancing must not be given to the pub as the area prohibits bar and it equivalent. The pub owners must understand the fact the school children pass by the area and they may fall into problem due to the customers of the pub.
Hence, it is vital for the pub and the surroundings to be free from such entertainment and thus, the pub must not be given license and the legal rights for topless dancing.
Tenancy at sufferance:
Tenancy at sufferance refers to the stay made by the tenant even after the expiry of the bond. It takes place either without the consent of the owner or against the wishes the owner.
Hence, tenancy is sufferance is legally wrong as the person stays without the permission of the landlord.
Form of tenancy:
The form of tenancy that would be created if the tenant stays after the expiry of lease agreement is "tenancy at sufferance."
Option A is incorrect because in the type of tenancy at will there is no specified duration.
Tenancy for years refers to a static period of tenancy. Hence, option B is incorrect.
Periodic tenancy refers to the automatic revitalization of the period of tenancy as soon the least agreement expires. This type of tenancy may expiry only at the will of any of the parties. Hence, option C is incorrect.