Landlord trying get rid of my transportation(help)

So landlord is very strict old man. I am not allowed visitors, smoking, drinking on site. I am basically banned from kitchen and using the microwave. So I bought a microwave and snuck it in my room. I have a bike since shortly before I moved here car broke and I sold it. Got a bike which is easier and cheaper as I live a mile from work. I was told keep my bike in the yard but the other night I came back and everything was locked. I couldn't get in. Eventually managed get my bike into the backyard but it was a task. Two days later landlord says I have a week get rid of my bike. I assumed they meant my broken one and I am sad but can not afford to keep fixing it. Today he said "Bikes" and I am afraid to confirm if he meant both since I bought a brand new one for 200$. I was lucky my bike broke the day after pay day. If he makes me get rid of them both I gonna have quit one or both of my jobs. So at this piont am risking homelessness. I am contracted on monthly bases so at anytime they can decided to kick me out. What do I do??????? I haven't found a new place yet and I been looking.

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  • Unless it's in your lease agreement that you can't have a bike...

    Just talk to a local lawyer and tell him about your situation. Tell your landlord what your lawyer says. More than likely your landlord can only run his mouth. Just use the time to find a new place.

    More than likely you can call the police if your landlord locks it up so you can't get in. Just make sure you keep your lease agreement on you, and not lying around for him to take. No lease agreement, no thirty day notice...

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    • I don't have money for a lawyer. I work two minumum wage jobs and ride a bike. How rich do you think I am?

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      • I was in your shoes and called at least a dozen law offices when I finally talked to a lawyer and explained my situation and he outlined the legal process my landlord would have to take, which was a far cry from what he was threatening me with

        From my understanding, they only charge money if they do something in court

        Knowledge is power, don't let yourself be powerless. I'm giving you resources to garnish said power.

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      • You could still call about consultations with lawyers. Some will do it for free if they have a case!

        Regardless, reread the contract you signed. They can’t up your rent until you sign a new lease (assuming you did). And certainly, can’t “kick you out” if you haven’t broken your lease.

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  • Like others said, contact a lawyer. If there is nothing in your lease agreement about bikes, kitchen use, etc, you can sue your POS landlord's ass!

    I don't know where you live, but in most European countries you can get a type of "rights" insurance that includes a lawyer should one be needed to protect your rights. I have this in Germany and it's literally a few bucks a month. If something happens and my rights are violated, a lawyer will have my back.

    Another idea is to get a state-owned apartment. I'm sure there are programs for that. The apartments are nice, below average rent and usually always near a bus stop.

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    • I can not get an apartment. I do not make that much money.

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      • I mean rent one... I mentioned rent for state owned apartments is lower than the average rent for a similar sized apartment you rent from an agency, or private individual.

        I pay 750 bucks rent for my apartment. A similar sized state-owned one would cost around 500 bucks.

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  • I dont know what's more pathetic that you'll quite your jobs so you don't have to walk 15 minutes or that you still live with this dude.

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    • Its not 15 minutes walk retard. Also I live here or in the streets. Since I have no other places lined up that are affordable and I have two not one job.

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      • If a mile takes you longer than 15 minutes you might want to hit a gym or a doctor. I walk 3 miles to work everyday. Takes around 40-50 minutes depending on weather conditions. Yea I work 17 hours a day sweetheart I get 5 hours of sleep a night so tone down the salt. Unlike you I work physical labor a real job and yet I dont have any of these problems. Idk maybe listen to those wiser than you?

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        • It takes 10-15 on bike and about 40 to walk and I walk fast. Also as I said already I have a second job thing I need to get to and walking I will not make it in time. So your suggestion is equally stupid. You also seem to miss the part I bike. Meaning I am likely in better shape than ur stupid ass. I worked a labour job for 4 years and I do not see how that is relevant. As it has 0 to do with living situation. I guess the reason you are stuck in labor is you do not have enough brain cells go do anything else. Good for you buddy, do ya want a cookie?

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          • Actually im in labor cause its like getting paid to go to the gym its amazing. I dont know why anyone would do anything else. As towards fitness due to biking i do that when the ground isn't covered in snow wich it is so at this very moment yea maybe a smidge of cardio rest if the year not really. Mocking my intelligence are we when you work 2 min wage jobs? Thats practically the definition of stupidity. I want to say laziness but a lazy person doesn't work 2 jobs. At least proficiently. Maybe that's why you stuck in such a hilariously pathetic situation. Dont even have the balls to tell your landlord you are legally allowed to eat and cook. Its pathetic. Not to mention in your post you said a mile not miles. If it takes you 15 minutes to bike a single mile then you have some serious issues. We get some serious wind here so I can understand wind or hills slowing you down but that much? Thats insane. Frankly its pathetic or concerning. So I repeat go to a doc or hit a gym cause you clearly need one of those.

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            • You are the one who is using this opportunity to brag about the fact you have a labor job and how everyone who doesn't is more worthless than you. Fact is most jobs that are labor require strength not skill and more paperwork/office job require brains. So the fact you are saying labor jobs make you superior shows you are an idiot jock. That attitude works in HS but this is the adult world my friend I do not care about your HS immature mentality. This is an advice column not somewhere for HS kids ta say how fucking amazing they think they are. Also doctor said I am fine physically. Google also said the biking distance takes that long so realistically thats how long of a distance it is.

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  • He sounds unresonable. I would say try and reason with him, but it doesn't sound like that will work. I'd look for somewhere else to live. You may have to get rid of the bike and walk/ bus until you can sort something out.

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  • Look for renter assistance sites. Often they can intervene (or at least talk to the landlord). Within the United States everyone has basic rights that a landlord must provide - and unless its in the lease that you cannot do things (like use the kitchen - you have that right).

    Most European countries have similar protections, but it varies depending on the country.

    Long term you need to find a new place to live.

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  • There should be a place that helps renters and renters rights. A housing or just search for renters rights in your state. But if your landlord did not have those things in writing, sep like you cant ise the kitchen ? Or the microwave ? He sounds like a real chicken shit. Are you allowed to use the bathroom ? I think you will be better off somewhere else anyway. Tell the landlord if he wants you to get rid of your bikes, ask him if he is prepared to drive you to work and pick you up ?

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    • I will be in the streets. I have no where else lined up.

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      • Was any of those do's and dont's included in the rental agreement ? Look for a place for renters rights and if nothing else they can maybe get you a month or 2 either discounted rent if the landlord is being really rediculous about his expectations especially if it was not in original rental agreement.

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  • You need to do a consultation with a lawyer. Often times its free.

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  • I sincerely hope, and pray that you can find a new place that is much, much better! 😇🙏🏻🕊

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  • Stop hoarding bikes in his yard.

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