|I could use what could be a mixture of Family, and Legal, advice. |
My older brother rents a place from my father and step-mother, said place being our old family home, as mentioned in "This Big Olí Rock" . Problem is, the house is not up to Code, and would easily fail any inspection, and this is in spite of my brother's attempts to fix the place up. The rent arrangement my brother has with my father and stepmother probably wouldn't even hold up in any court of law, and my father and stepmother tend to mess his financials up as they have an annoying habit of cashing multiple checks at once, which cause my brother to go behind in debt. They themselves have yet to step foot inside the place in years, and would probably charge my brother for his attempts to fix the place up. They also have this tendency not to leave a paper trail, and like to spread rumors about how my brother owes them money. For my brother's part, he's making sure to leave a paper trail, and is keeping records, just in case they ever do have to go to court.
What I'm asking for is any advice on Landlord and Tenant Rights, which might prove useful in this situation. I'm not going to post this to Facebook, as I'm Friends to those on both sides of the issue. So, any advice, or even a good book about such laws?