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Can I legally take liability from a previous tenant? What are the limitations of this?

I have a question regarding tenancy laws in the UK. I took over the tenancy for the place that my dad was living in as I needed somewhere to go in an emergency. I didn't have a deposit so my dad told ...
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landlord refusing to fix incorrect electric wiring

I live in a house in Michigan that was turned into 6 apartments. My apartment is the main door on the main floor. it has recently come to my attention that the hallways and part of the house that is ...
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Lease signed but not returned, is it binding?

I have had annual lease renewed for over several years. This year I was sent a lease agreement that I signed. The agreement had two copies. I sent back both copies. I did not receive/do not have the ...
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Expired Rental Lease & Addendum Determination

A Landlord had a tenant in her Florida condo with a lease expiring on 2/28/22. The Landlord was 88 and in her final stage of life. Death occured on 3/17/22. Landlord was not able or willing to sign ...
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How many days do you have to live somewhere in texas before you have residency in a home

A woman has to move in with her parents because she fears becoming homeless while her husband is on probation for a felony DWI. Over 4 years of probation while living there the parents become ...
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Is it possible for a lone claimant to obtain an RRO under HAPA 2016 for being let an unlicensed HMO without the involvement of other housemates?

A friend has been in touch with an advice service who have said that it isn’t recommended to apply to court for a Housing-and-Planning-Act-2016 Rent Repayment Order for living in an unlicensed Home-in-...
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Can I sue my landlord if my landlord lied about which tenant they caught smoking?

Long story short, I’ve been fighting with my landlord because my neighbor has been smoking all day and in all hours of the night (2-6 am). We share ventilation so when they smoke all their smoke comes ...
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Landlord charges (UK)

Our landlord entered our property illegally without permission to start repair work whilst we still had 2 weeks left on our tenancy agreement. They want to charge us for this work even though they had ...
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US-Texas: Landlord having to pay for troubleshooting of home issues when no issue is found

I have a rental property in Austin, TX that I have rented out to a single tenant. My tenant frequently reaches out to me with various requests, worried something is wrong with the home that can affect ...
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Are civil remedies for landlord misconduct mutually exclusive?

Following illegal eviction there may be civil damages under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977, but there may also be Rent Repayment Orders under the Housing and Planning Act 2016. These are two ...
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How long is it legal for a landlord to leave tenants without heating?

If a UK tenant has no heating or hot water due to fault with the boiler or otherwise, I understand that the landlord is liable to repair this under the Landlord and Tenant Act (1985). I've read from ...
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If land I own sinks into the ocean, do I own the corresponding part of the ocean?

Let's say I buy a plot of land by the ocean, but then due to sea level rising a section of my land is now below sea level. Do I now own the corresponding part of the sea? This question seems to say ...
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Housing benefit and tenant in prison

Presume that Alice rents out property in the UK, and the tenant Bob claims housing benefit, which gets paid directly to Alice's bank account by the government. Now Bob has recently been sentenced to 2 ...
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What is the adjudication process for resolution when a paid tenancy deposit has not been properly protected?

I gather that deposits must be duly protected in approved schemes within thirty days of receipt. If not there are penalties such as an obligation to return up to 3 times the deposit amount. However ...
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Suppose a lease begins on last week of February, how are the days of February calculated pro-rata?

Suppose a lease begins on February 26th, and the monthly rent is £10000. There would be 3 days of February included, but how would the rent payments for these days be calculated? February only has 28 ...
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Is it ever legally permitted for a landlord to withold/seize a tenant's posessions in exchange for owed rent arrears?

From everything I've seen online, it seems not, but I've heard a few credible individuals claim that they are allowed to do that. I think there must be some kernel of truth in it, or I wouldn't have ...
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Must I allow access to every one of my landlord's representatives

I live in a flat that I rent. I understand that I must provide my landlord and their representatives access to the flat for things like maintenance (after proper notice from them when not in an ...
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What is the rationale/basis for right to rent checks only being required of landlords in England, and not Wales, Scotland or NI?

Landlords in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland aren’t required by the Immigration Act 2016 to check prospective tenants’ rights to rent as section 42 is still "prospective legislation" ...
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higher priority: contract or law

In my country there is a 3 month time length given by law, that applies when either one of tenant or landlord interrupts the contract about renting an appartment, between the announcement and the ...
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Water payment dispute

Basically I finished up my rental contract in Finland and my landlord told me the water consumption was very high and that I need to pay an extraordinary payment of over €1500 for the course of a year....
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Who is liable for repairs upon death of landlord?

My father passed away recently and he was the landlord of a commercial property. I am his only son and will inherit the property. However he did not leave a will and I have to apply for letters of ...
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Natural disasters and rental units

I am familiar with rental units needing to be habitable; maintained in good condition by landlord. What happens if act of nature causes rental unit to become uninhabitable? Tree falls on complex and ...
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Are my parents liable if they purchase land and allow the old owner to remain as a tenant?

My parents are farmers and recently bought some pasture land in South Dakota. The previous owner, who we'll call Bob, is an aging gentleman who has lived there all his life in a small, now dilapidated ...
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Does Section 20, Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 apply to price increases on existing services?

I've just received my annual invoice for a service charge on a leasehold property which has again increased by a sizeable amount. I noticed that in the summary of tenants' rights & obligations it ...
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Can I expect a confirmation after returning the security deposit?

I live in Austria and own an apartment in a German city and this question is about tenants who moved out of this apartment. I recently transferred them the deposit minus some repair costs and asked ...
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Can a landlord ask tenants if s/he can stop paying for an unused, not in lease, security system?

Not sure if this is more of an etiquette or a legal question but... Suppose that a landlord advertised a rental property in 2020 and mentioned in the ads that it was secured by an ADT security system. ...
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Kansas - Can an apartment charge me a pet deposit/fee despite specifying in the lease that no deposit or fee would be necessary?

this is in Kansas. Suppose that a tenant T signed a one year lease for an apartment that allows pets under the condition that a deposit/fee would be charged, but the person who put together the lease ...
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Could there be legal action against me for non-payment of rent with no written contract? [closed]

I have occupied a room in freehold from a family for about 2 years now. There was never a lease. For the past 10 months I have not been living there (but at my girlfriend's place), I go there once a ...
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Legal recourse for harassment from juveniles at my apartment complex?

I have been dealing with a slowly escalating situation at my apartment building. A group (6-10) of juveniles (10 years - 16 years old?) have been causing issues. Here are a few: Entering a small ...
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If you buy an apartment that has a rent controlled or rent stabilized tenant in it can you evict them to move in?

Suppose I buy an apartment which has a rent controlled or rent stabilized tenant but I want to use the apartment as a primary residence in NYC. Do I have the right to evict the tenant and move in?
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Security Deposit Return

My landlord has not returned our deposit and the D.C. legal window to do so has expired. Upon reviewing my lease it says that the tenant must provide an address to return the deposit before the ...
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Oregon landlord consigning fees to a collection agency / attorney

A question regarding a Oregon landlord consigning fees to a collection agency / attorney. ORS 90.100 (15) defines a fee as “a nonrefundable payment of money”. Oregon revised Statute (ORS) 90.302 (1) ...
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Does a landlord have an obligation to enforce its noise rules?

Does a landlord have an obligation to tenants to enforce the rules in an apartment lease regarding noise complaints against another tenant, including following through with their "violations of ...
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Can I deduct a repair/replacement cost from my rent if the landlord endlessly stalls on fixing it?

I have been living in a townhome in Philadelphia, PA for a little over 2 months. There have been endless repairs needed on the home (all due to previous tenants/times) which the landlord has gotten to ...
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Can a delayed-formation of a condo association enable required back-pay of fees?

John owns a condo unit in Philadelphia, PA. This unit is part of a single building, which houses 3 total units. John owns A, Janet owns B, and Chris owns C. John and Janet both bought their units from ...
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UK HMO Additional License for 5 tenants in 3 rooms but the single room has a couple

I am a tenant in a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) with 3 rooms which has the Additional Licensing and it is allowed to have max 5 occupants for a maximum of 3 households. Specifically London, UK. ...
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UK rental agency asking for full rent beyond the termination of its contract with the landlord

I have a rental contract that expires on September 15th 2021. Now I have been told by the landlord that the agency will not represent him anymore from 1rst September 2021. Still the agent requires ...
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Right to retract on tenancy agreement renewal (UK)

My tenancy agreement is ending soon, I currently want to have a dog and asked our current landlord if it is possible, I explicitly stated that I would not renew the tenancy if I could not have a dog. ...
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What laws prohibit dirty water and poor sewage systems at apartment complexes in California?

What law requires habitable living conditions that require clean water and no bad sewage smells coming from the bathroom at an apartment?
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What date can I issue a section 21 notice of eviction

I am looking to issue a notice of eviction (section 21 of the Housing Act 1988) to my tenants. The contract has a break clause that states: "Notwithstanding Schedule 3, this agreement may be ...
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Landlord entry into property - 24 hour notice

New Mexico Statute § 47-8-15 says: ...the owner may enter the resident's dwelling unit pursuant to this subsection only after giving the resident twenty-four hours written notification of his intent ...
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New York City- Tenant Rights

I have a question regarding tenant's rights under a leased property; I can't seem to find the answer anywhere online. What are the obligations of a tenant in a 1yr lease to provide notice of vacating ...
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I'm giving my landlord an oven. How do we word the next lease? [closed]

I rent an apartment in Anchorage, Alaska.  I applied for covid relief rental assistance. I was approved and the assistance I will be receiving is much more than I expected. My landlord has no ...
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Can a landlord charge everyone for one tenant's misbehavior?

Part of my lease agreement is to cooperate in keeping the communal trash area tidy. Someone in my building, unknown who, is putting trash directly in the can outside rather than bagging their gross ...
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Can a landlord sell their rental income from a tenant to a third party?

I am thinking about a new business venture, my idea is to create a professional vetting service which helps landlord vet their potential tenants, if a tenant passes the vetting process, I will offer ...
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Lease Agreement Typo

A hypothetical person lives in California, USA and signed a paper lease. The landlord returned the signed lease to the tenant in 10 days. The lease contains the exact schedule for monthly rent ...
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Landlord Reneged on Text Message Early Exit Agreement

San Antonio, TX On March 13th, 2021 I was informed by my landlord that the house I have been renting for three months was about to be listed on the market for sale. During that phone conversation, the ...
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We moved out two months early and still have a lease with the property I just found out this morning that the landlord has been living there

We moved out two months early, we were fully prepared to keep paying the rent even though we aren’t living there because of the lease. He told us if we could find somebody to take over the lease that ...
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End of tenancy and COVID notice period

I'm in England, UK. I own a flat which I rent out, and live elsewhere with my girlfriend. We broke up and I need to go back to my flat. Under COVID law, I need to give 6 months' notice to my tenants, ...
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UK - Early termination of Assured Shorthold Tenancy, but impossible to find new tenant

I am renting a flat in the UK, on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy without a break clause. The property is managed by an estate agency. I need to leave 7 months earlier than agreed. I gave notice to the ...
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