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How to challenge validity of housing inspections in regards to eviction

Jurisdiction is Western Australia. If a landlord is experiencing financial troubles, and is attempting to evict their tenants on false grounds, in order to increase his sale price or make finding a ...
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What is the council's legal obligation to provide hot water?

Background I live in a large block of 176 flats that is owned by Lambeth Borough Council (in London, UK). The majority of the flats are rented as "council flats", though some are leasehold. ...
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Any recourse for a rental under lengthy maintenance that impacts my use of said rental?

I'm renting half of a duplex, and for the past two-three months the roof, siding, and balcony have been in they process of being replaced. Contractors show up with no warning, including Saturdays. ...
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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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Tip of my tongue... What official source states that the government would like landlords not to view tenants merely as objects to extract money from?

I was recently reading some legislative document which stated in its preface/abstract/introduction/explanatory note that it envisions an England wherein it would like landlords to take their ...
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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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What's the status of a lease in which the lessor doesn't explicitly assign their interest, but also claims they're no longer the lessor?

I've rented my home for a few years now. The property owner let it be known that she was trying to sell and cash out, which is fine. About a week ago I got a text from her saying the sale went through,...
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Does a broken light in a common area qualify for repair-and-deduct in Texas?

I have placed two work orders to management at my apartment complex for a light that has been out for over a week in the breezeway of my apartment complex making it really dark at night and a ...
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What is the legality behind landlords throwing away tenants belongings UK?

Me and my housemates have started having issues with our landlords, where they will dispose of any utensils left on the kitchen worktop or in cupboards without being cleaned. Before moving into the ...
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France, how long does a landlord have to give back caution if renovation are not the tenant's fault

I've recently moved out from my old place. After talking with my landlord after checking the state of the premise, he told me that he was gonna give me back my caution in a period of two month. At ...
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Placing notices on cars in same-residence parking lot

A large portion of backstory is directly connected with this question from 2016. Briefly put, permit-required parking stalls are continuously being occupied by people without permits. However, when ...
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Landlord Slow on Critical Repairs

I moved into an apartment in northern New Jersey about a month ago. The apartment building contains 3 total units, one on each floor. I live in the 2nd story unit which was renovated right before I ...
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UK - ex landlord asking to pay for repaint

this question refers to the law in the UK. I've moved out of an apartment and my previous landlord is asking me to pay to repaint the bathroom as it's crumbling because of condensation. When we ...
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Texas Landlord Tenant Law Billing Admin Fee

This month my landlord billed me a total of $10.66 for combined water/sewer, recycling, pest control and compactor disposal.(Not bad) However, they tacked on a 15 dollar "billing admin fee". This ...
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Will landlord be held liable for failing to meet NJ Security Deposit reporting laws?

I am dealing with a NJ dispute. I am on the tenant side. Any clarity would be greatly appreciated. Or if you could point me in the right direction to get some answers. The landlord must notify tenant ...
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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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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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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 happens if lease is signed but landlord doesnt want me, do I still have to pay the realtor fee?

I live in Dumont, NJ. I'm about to sign a lease with a landlord and I also have Section 8. I haven't moved in yet; To finalize the rent payment to the landlord, there must be a HAP contract signed by ...
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Can the landlord of an AST restrict the tenant from having house guests or even house sitters?

I suppose that the distinction between a guest and a house sitter might be that one remains while the tenant is gone while the other would stay to visit the tenant themselves. But as an AST ...
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Landlord decided to do work after informing me the room was not supposed to be rent

My landlord informed me that my room cannot be let anymore because it is too small and he might get a fine from Barnet Council. He also told me to either move out or let him in to do building work in ...
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What constitutes "accepting" rent payments to effectively resurrect a terminated AST?

If a landlord does not qualify that rent payments received are being accepted as mesne profits then they have resurrected the tenancy. But these days most rent payments are performed by faster ...
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Is landlord entitled to show residential rental property to prospective buyers?

Alice rents a house from Bob and she lives there. Bob wishes to sell the house and gets serial interested prospective buyers, none of whose offers he wishes to accept. As a result he basically ...
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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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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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Can a landlord in Massachusetts charge a “landlord fee”? What might this fall under?

I’m looking at some places to rent in Massachusetts and I came across one that asks for first month’s rent ($750), a security deposit ($725), and a reputably low “landlord fee” ($365). I thought I saw ...
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question about abusive landlord

I recently got suckered into signing a lease on a room. I thought the place looked OK when I checked it out, and it was in a good area. The rent is $1,000/month and I put down a $100 deposit. The ...
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Is it legal to restrict rental advertisement to local principles only?

Being a landlord, I discovered years ago that there are a lot of marketers trying to sell lead lists posing as someone who is relocating. The problem is this, my rentals are in a tiny town that no-one,...
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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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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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Apartment maintenance time limit in California

I just moved into a 2bedroom 2bath apartment in San Francisco California. Upon moving in I found out the shower in one of the bathrooms never gets hot water. I immediately connacted the landlord who ...
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"Perceptive" eviction or unwitting landlord maltreatment of an unpermitted subtenant

Alice rents a property from Bob, under a lease which prohibits her from subletting sharing or reassigning it to any third parties without prior express written permission, permission which shall not ...
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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 is the landlords recourse for a tenant that doesn't leave after an expired notice to quit?

For most more common scenarios, there are clearer prescribed judicial procedures with defined fees etc. A solicitor advised me today that an expired notice to quit may be dealt with as a section 8 ...
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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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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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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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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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Reletting from the point of view of the new tenant (AL)

How does reletting (lease assignment) usually look like for the person who is taking over a residential lease? Should there be a reletting addendum? Should the contract include the lease agreement of ...
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What are the legal requirements for landlord/tenant walkthrough inspections at the end of a rental agreement in Missouri

I have a question about the tenant/landlord agreement laws in Missouri. This is going to be a long read, so I apologize in advance. I rented a home for a few years from a small rental company in ...
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Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor?

Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor for tenant's repairs? If the landlord is licensed, may the landlord legally perform the repairs? Let's assume the work being performed is ...
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Does California require smoke detectors in a garage used as a laundry room?

The building I live in is a 4 unit apartment that used to be one large single family residence. The garage is located under my unit, next to one unit on the ground floor. There is a door from the ...
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Tenant/Landlord - Not locking the front door violate tenant's right to a livable place? (California)

For Housing, between tenant and landlord in California: Does not locking the front door on a regular basis count as a violation of the tenant's right to a livable (safe and habitable) place? If so, ...
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