Housing After A Disaster
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This category concerns issues a person might have with their housing after a natural disaster or another emergency. It can include issues around owning, clearing title, rebuilding, and insuring a home when you have experienced or are at risk of a disaster. It also includes landlord-tenant and eviction issues.
This information covers what happens when a tenant wants to end a rental lease early. When a tenant wants to end a rental lease early, it typically involves breaking the terms of the lease agreement. There may be specific legal grounds that allow a tenant to terminate a lease.
A Disaster Declaration is a formal statement by a public official (i.e. Mayor, County Judge, or Governor) that a disaster or emergency situation exceeds their response capabilities. Based on the Governor's request, the President may declare that a major disaster or emergency exists. This activates an array of Federal programs to assist in the response and recovery effort.
A homeowners insurance policy typically covers natural disasters caused by fire, lightning, hail, windstorm, hurricanes, or tornados. Homeowners insurance does not usually cover floods. Before a natural disaster it is important to know what is covered and not covered as part of your homeowners insurance policy.
This gives a basic informational overview about mold and mold hazards. This is meant for anyone dealing with mold issues including homeowners and renters.
After a disaster, it is important to get in touch with your bank or mortgage servicer to get relief. Learn what you need to know about getting mortgage help for homeowners who are affected by a disaster event.
It is important to plan ahead for disasters. The more you prepare ahead for a disaster, the faster and easier it may be to recover. If you are experiencing the effects of a disaster, you may face different legal problems. This includes information for how to prepare in advance for a disaster and for disaster survivors. A disaster event requires immediate attention and quick remedial action. A disaster involves injury, loss of life, damage to property, or catastrophic interference with normal activities. This information includes how to prepare to deal with sudden, unexpected, or impending situations where a disaster may occur.