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My landlord is trying to charge me for fee after he forgave them because I threatened to take him to court [closed]

My landlord forgave fees at the beginning of my second lease. For an entire year I paid on time with no issues through a site he used but when they redid the site, I had problems with payments ...
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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 are valid means of serving statutorily required tenancy information?

A landlord can't give their tenant a valid section 21 notice if the landlord has not previously provided the tenant with written information about the deposit and the scheme, the gas safety ...
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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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Are my tenants entitled to stay beyond their lease period on a month-to-month basis or are they required to leave by the last day in their lease term?

This is for the state of Colorado. My current tenants' lease expires on 6/30/2016. I informed them on 4/20/2016 that I was planning to sell the house, but that the terms of their lease would not be ...
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Does this lease clause provide a one sided exit for the landlord?

In the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Standard Lease Form, Section 8, it says In the event the Lessor is not able through no fault of his own to deliver the leased premises to the Lessee at the ...
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Can my landlord (who recently bought the property) change the terms of breaking a month to month lease?

I rented an apartment in 2015 off Craigslist. The guy who owned it was generally friendly, and when we discussed what would happen after the lease ends he said it would go month to month and I'd need ...
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Can my landlord double-dip rent after my month-to-month lease termination?

I had a month-to-month tenancy with my previous landlord, which I terminated via written 30 days notice. The lease will terminate on the 21st of this month. I have already paid pro-rated rent until ...
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Can a landlord charge a tenant for professional cleaning?

I visited an apartment, which was ok, signed the lease, and when I moved in the landlord had the apartment professionally cleaned just before (which felt nicer). As the lease ended, the landlord ...
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Can a tenant break a lease if a Landlord disobeys city ordinances in MO?

I am a tenant that rents from a landlord who owns a multi-family rental housing complex. Recently, I was notified via email that they would be renovating a unit in my particular building as early as ...
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Can a landlord ask me to see my luggage when moving in?

I am moving into a new home where landlord is living close by. I paid the rent and when I was about to move in, I came to get the key and the landlord told me that I cannot get it because I did not ...
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Can a landlord dictate where I can park when moving in/out of an apartment?

I recently moved out of a room that I rented in a house in Oakland, California. In my lease it under terms of vacating the premise my landlord added a clause stating: "All moving must be done in ...
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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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Why might a landlord spend so much time at the house they're renting? How do I resolve this?

Just moved into a new place... renting a single room with three other guys each renting their own rooms. I've been here a month; they've been here for significantly longer. The landlord spends far ...
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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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Can tenants in Arizona be required to professionally clean after agreement to break lease?

For reasons described below, my landlord told me a few months ago that I could break my lease if I found a house I wanted to buy. 6 weeks later, I closed on a house, and gave him 30 days notice. ...
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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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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 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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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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Whence arises the idea that how to rent in England ought to be served *at the start of the tenancy*?

Gov.uk's preface to the web version of the guide states that the LL or LA should give the current copy of this guide to the tenant "when a new AST starts." Yet the enabling provisions seem ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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