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What can I do about a very dishonest Landlord in Oregon who has violated several statutes? [closed]

I live in Oregon and I am the defendant in an eviction case, but I have recently found out that my "landlord" has violated several Oregon Revised Statutes. Here is my story: I found a house ...
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In a furnished apartment: Are tenants or landlords responsible for upkeep/replacement of large appliances? (Germany specific)

Location: Berlin, Germany Situation: 8 years lived in flat, 5 as contract holder. Provided furnished. Contract renewed every 1 or 2 years. Landlords live on another continent, only visit x1 or x2 per ...
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What kind of liability might prevent property managers from helping blind people fill out housing paperwork?

I'm asking this question in hopes that it'll help other blind people in the future, not just me, so I hope that this question is on topic. I, being blind, have frequently been faced by denials from ...
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Landlord knowingly charges a smaller amount than originally discussed. Is tenant obligated in the difference?

A tenant enters into an agreement for a short term lease, let's say 6 months at $3000 a month. The landlord requires payment through an online portal, to which they post the charges every month and ...
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Can a landlord force me to pay utilities with a money order/cashiers check?

In California. Landlord sent an email saying that they can no longer take checks from my unit and I had to pay via money order/cashier's check. I did bounce a check this month, death in the family and ...
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Landlord replaced gate system with one which requires an app

Can a landlord switch the complex gate from a key fob system to one which requires an app in the middle of a lease term? (Florida)
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Can I sue a car garage for only offering cash payment? [closed]

I rent a parking spot in a garage in NYC for my car. Rent payment is made only in cash. When I joined 2 years ago, owner told me he would set up electronic payments or will accept Zelle payments, in ...
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Landlord Right to Enter While Tenant Not Present (Texas)

We rent an apartment in Texas and will be moving in the summer. Our landlord would like to schedule showings to new prospective tenants. Our landlord has given us notice of the showing times (24 ...
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Stay of Eviction - Special Civil Court Case transferred to Civil

I am defending myself (pro se) for which I have a tenant owing me back rent. I had filed for eviction via Special civil court, but due to another case pending from the complaint filed by the tenant ...
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What is the definition of "Wohnung" in german law?

I live in a room of the house of an old lady, and here I am not allowed to use the kitchen. During certain days I can use the shower and washing machine. However, still I got a "...
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What legal rights does a German landlord have over you if you stop paying rent?

Follow up to this question. Suppose a tenant were to write to the landlord that due to XYZ reasons, that they will reduce the rent they pay by X amount. What is the legality of this exactly? Couldn't ...
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Is it legal for the landlord to order me to provide the keys to them, if I am to go to abroad?

I am renting a room in the house of an old lady. She told me that, if I am to leave more than seven days from the place where I live, then I must hand her down the keys. Is this legal?
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Is a witness signature necessary in a cash for keys agreement?

I settled on an agreement with my landlord to vacate my property after a specific date for a certain amount of compensation. We formed an agreement with clear language about the conditions of my stay ...
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I am the Manager/owner of a Michigan LLC and need to take legal action in Michigan to collect unpaid tenant rent [closed]

I am the Manager/owner of a Michigan LLC which owns several rental properties. I need to take legal action in Michigan to collect unpaid tenant rent... about $8000 overdue Do I have to hire an ...
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Can a UK landlord impose additional restrictions on which documents are acceptable for right-to-rent checks?

landlords in the uk (edit: england) are required to carry out right-to-rent checks before renting to someone. one way these can be done is by using identifying documents from the prospective tenants. ...
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Can a landlord request reimbursement from a previous tenant on repairs made months after the lease has ended? [closed]

My previous landlord has recently contacted me about reimbursing him for repair fee 4 months after the lease has ended. The repairs involve damage caused by my pets, however we were already deducted ...
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Can my landlord charge me a fee not stated in the lease? But told in text/verbally?

This is in Pennsylvania. My landlord told me, before I signed the lease, that there is a 45 dollar laundry fee every month. Ok, fine. I go to sighn the lease, and no where in the lease does it state ...
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Implications of subversive harassment [closed]

What are the implications of causing someone distress in some subversive fasion to the extent that they quit their job, get a divorce, run away, leave my establishment, or begin to cause defimation? ...
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Can I charge a specific house hack tenant utilities but not the other tenants?

I rent rooms out in the house I live in and own. I have month to month lease agreements with utilities included on 3 rooms. I recently received an abnormally high electric bill, around $200 higher ...
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Besides s. 134 — where does the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 outlaw requiring tenants to pay for repairs that are the landlord's responsibility?

Section 15 of Standard Form of Lease forbids void and unenforceable terms, like those that • require the tenant to pay for all or part of the repairs that are the responsibility of the landlord But ...
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Can a landlord add fees not included in lease

In October of last year, I toured an apartment complex in Oklahoma with my daughter and her friends because they wanted to live off-campus the next school year. I went with them b/c they wanted a ...
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What are the consequences of evicting a licensee without giving them “reasonable notice”?

Bob is a licensee (ie non-tenant occupier). Because he isn’t a tenant, a possession order is not legally required to evict him. Instead, he may be peaceably evicted upon “reasonable notice.” ...
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Can renters take advantage of adverse possession under certain situations?

It's my understanding, depending on the state, a renter could take steps to procure the property through being clever* and living there a long time, while taking additional steps to gain a legal claim....
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What regulations have been made under S2 Housing Act 2004?

The Secretary of State is thereunder to make regulations prescribing categories of housing hazards. Where are these to be found?
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Is there an inherent legal obligation to repay a guarantor?

So as I understand a guarantor is liable to pay rent arrears if the tenant is unable, unwilling, or just doesn't pay. I am wondering if such an occasion arose and the landlord contacted the guarantor ...
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Multiple issues in UK rented flat after check-in. What are my rights? [closed]

I have just moved into a new flat and as soon as I entered I took a video and noticed that the flat has never been cleaned after the last tenant left. I also took a note of all the issues there were ...
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Minimum size of room in flat rental UK in an non-HMO?

I have rented a flat in London and I was wondering whether the landlord is renting it illegally due to the size of the rooms. I am aware that there is a minimum room size requirement for the HMO (...
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Are there any repercussions for my landlord having us sign the wrong lease?

When we moved in to our current house our landlord said our lease would be a year to year lease. We recently found out that they are selling the building and our housing situation isn't concrete ...
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Is there a law requiring a landlord to respond to rental agencies request for information in regards to previous tenants?

I have left a rental and have been trying for over 3 months to gain housing through other rental agencies (first and second month I was still at the property). The last place I have applied for ...
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What's the notice after the fixed term agreement has expired

Property is in England. I have tenant who has given me their notice, they had a fixed term agreement that expired a few months ago they were looking to buy a house so we agreed they could just let it ...
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Question about Whether and When a Leasing Contract is Legally Binding, and How Legal Actions Can Be Taken In The Event of Contract Breach [closed]

Background I am a college student looking for housing, but a common problem my roommate and I have is confusion about how we are able to ensure that we won't be scammed when paying a security deposit. ...
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Judgement for Possession when Tenant Vacated the Premises?

Under what circumstances can a judge issue a judgement for possession when a tenant vacated the premises prior to trial, returned the keys to landlord and made it clear that he no longer lives at the ...
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Does protocol 1 article 1 (peaceful enjoyment) cover charging of rent for another to occupy property?

Does the right to peacefully enjoy one’s (residential/real) property [and possessions…] in the ECHR guarantee/protect the right to let it out to others for them to inhabit in exchange for rent? In ...
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Are there any EU countries in which it is not allowed as a matter of course to own (and let out) unlimited residential properties? [closed]

Underlying this question I would like to know if there is anything in the ECHR for example that inherently proscribes a country stigmatising to any degree the ownership of properties (perhaps beyond a ...
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What happens if an international student doesn’t pay rent and then leaves the country? [closed]

Already moved out of an unhabitable apartment 4 months ago. Can’t really sue or break lease (at least I don’t think) cause I messed up. What happens if I stop paying rent? Location: PA, USA Okay, here’...
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Landlord Picks Lock & Enter Premises Without a Judgment for Possession?

If a landlord enters residential premises without receiving a judgment for possession and without the presence of a Special Civil Part Officer what recourse does the tenant have USA? Can they be ...
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Can a landlord require a functioning phone (with an installed app) to operate locks [duplicate]

I live in a 70 unit, 3 story apartment building in California. Access to the building entrance doors and individual apartments is with Schlage Smart locks. Access has historically been granted with ...
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Is a landlord required to explain how utility is assessed

here is a hypothetical story. A tenant is renting an apartment in San Francisco CA, and they started noticing that their utility bill keeps climbing every month. They started looking closely and ...
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Can a Tenant File a Counterclaim in Summary Eviction Proceedings?

I was reading this blog post which states: The good news is that the courts classify the eviction process as a “summary action,” meaning that it is about as quick a legal process as can be. There is ...
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Why is Rakusen v Jepsen cited in that order?

Rakusen v Jepsen is a high profile Rent Repayment Order (RRO) application case, in which the Applicant’s name typically comes before that of the respondent when the case is referred to. In this one, ...
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Does a counter claim stop an eviction for non payment of rent?

In NJ (and most other states), when a landlord attempts to evict a tenant due to non payment of rent, the tenant can raise the defense that the landlord did not properly upkeep the premises and use ...
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How are damages for landlord harassment calculated?

Apparently there are various bases for establishing landlord harassment. Section 28’s method in the housing act 1988 applies where it has caused the occupier to give up occupation. But what if it hasn’...
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What kind of compensatory damages are available in a class action lawsuit (landlord/tenant)

The scenario: A landlord holding multiple rental properties/apartments has been found in a class action lawsuit to have been illegally overcharging renters for X amount of money per month each over a ...
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Is a judge required to explain his ruling?

A friend of mine was recently in Special Civil court where the Defendant submitted a 25 page motion to dismiss the case. The judge read the motion (to himself, quietly) and announced that he does not ...
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Does the English rule apply to costs in possession claims?

In case a claimant triumphs in a possession claim, they are entitled to seek a costs order against the defendant. But suppose that the claim is instead struck out, while the defendant triumphs, but ...
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When to File a Motion to Compel Arbitration in a LT Trial?

In a landlord tenant case in NJ, should one file a Motion to compel arbitration before the case is heard or should one wait to make that argument orally in front of the judge? If it is ideal to submit ...
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Can a Defendant Insist on Cross Examining the Plaintiff Directly in a LT Trial?

This question relates to a landlord tenant trial in NJ in which the landlord ("Plaintiff") is being represented by an attorney. The Defendant wishes to cross examine the Plaintiff directly ...
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Is an Arbitraton Agreement Binding During a Month to Month Tennacy in NJ? [closed]

Suppose that a tenant, T, has been renting an apartment for several years in NJ. The initial term of the lease was for 1 year and then converted into a month to month tenancy after the first year. The ...
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Is an Arbitration Agreement Binding on a New Owner?

Suppose that a tenant, T, has been renting the basement of a two unit home for several years in NJ. The initial term of the lease was for 1 year and then converted into a month to month tenancy after ...
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Are there limitations to construction a landlord can do during working hours?

New York State. If a tenant works from home, are there any limitations on construction being done on the adjacent apartments during working hours which create a very difficult working environment?
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