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UK tenant no contract wants to leave early

A family member and her husband are renting a house from a friend, the landlord, and have only been living there about a month. There was no contract written up at all. They've become unhappy with the ...
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Roommate got a dog, but lease said no pets, now what?

My roommate's boyfriend's dog is living in our shared apartment. She has essentially adopted it. Our lease that I signed said no pets. My landlord found out about the dog and let her keep it. Neither ...
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When does a boyfriend or girlfriend become a tenant?

My roommate's boyfriend spends more nights here at our shared apartment than I do. His dog is here full time in violation of the lease that says no pets. He has the key code and comes and goes as he ...
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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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Rental Application Fee Refund in case of Multiple Applicants

I live in Chicago and have been looking to rent a condo. I hired an agent, visited one of the choices she offered, liked it, paid $50 as an application fee that involved a credit history check. In a ...
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Is a landlord attempting to collect on a debt covered by the Dodd-Frank Act

If a landlord alleges that a former tenant owes money for damages caused to the house during the tenancy, are the landlord's actions while attempting to collect the alleged debt covered by the Dodd-...
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Do you have to evict someone who was staying with you without contract or lease, but left without warning?

Hypothetical Scenario: A 19 year old "friend of a friend of a friend" type situation that someone was trying to help out. He was living in a rundown trailer a few towns away so a nice family said he ...
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What benefits to the freeholder and what disadvantages to the leaseholder does a long (1000 year) lease have over the freehold?

I am interested in a property and approximately 300 acres of associated land in the UK. The has a 1000 year long lease with a peppercorn ground rent and no service charge. I understand that every ...
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Tenant rights when unhappy with new owner of property - Ohio

In late July 2015, Individual A entered into a lease with Managing Company X. This was a one year lease, scheduled to end in July 2016. In April 2016, a representative of X approached A about signing ...
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May a landlord (having already paid the fine) seek damages from the actual perpetrator?

If a tenant unintentionally causes a false fire alarm, and building management pays the fine (and associated expenses), what legal grounds would the building have to come after the tenant for ...
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Is it legal for a landlord to prorate additional days of rent without mentioning price?

My friends and I entered a year-long lease agreement where we each paid $600 per month to stay in an apartment. The original contract we signed stated we were to move out on May 26. However, as that ...
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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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Can a landlord hold damage deposit after changing a contract?

I recently signed a contract with a new landlord. Both parties agreed to the terms (specifically having 1 month free rent with a year lease) and signed the lease. They also took my damage deposit. I ...
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Landlord's obligations during prolonged repairs

My landlord has determined that my building's balconies are in critical need of repair. They have blocked off access to all balconies, and are performing the (extremely noisy) repairs. Repairs are ...
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Landlord keep showing up unannounced. What can I do? [closed]

I have a 12 month lease agreement with a property management company. The owner, NOT the property manager, keeps showing up, unannounced for dumb things, then gets upset when we don't let them in. ...
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Can a civilian be liable for acting in an unlawful manner under the command of police officer?

For example: It is illegal to lockout a Tenant from a property in which they claim they are residing in without given notice. The Police officer knew for a fact that this tenant was illegally residing ...
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Can rent be increased freely in m-2-m arrangements?

Consider a scenario where a room is rented in a house with little or no formal contract obligation (one month notice on either side) and it is month-to-month. The renter is basically a guest who pays ...
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Applicability of Fair Housing Act to cooperative housing

In Fair Housing Council v. Roommate.com, the 9th circuit held that the Fair Housing Act did not apply to the selection of roommates. The gist, if I read correctly, is that FHA was not intended to ...
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Does the Fair Housing Act protect more privileged groups

A legal professional friend of mine recently told me that when a cooperative housing organization is considering whether to offer a lease to an applicant, it is OK for those deciding to make ...
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Can a landlord break lease for city code enforcement renovations in CA?

I'm a landlord with a duplex in CA. I live in one unit, have a tenant in the other with a 1 year rental agreement (not sure if that technically makes it a lease, but it is entitled 'rental agreement') ...
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Landlord's responsibility (or lack thereof) for mould growth

In short, my question is: Are tenants liable for any mould damage to the house? The reason I ask is because I am currently renting (along with six others) student accommodation, and the letting ...
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Mold and Tenant Rights

I am currently living in an apartment with 3 other people, and we have been having a consistent mold problem. We have cleaned it multiple times and yet it returns in both bedrooms and the bathroom. ...
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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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What are my legal rights as a landlord in Ontario? My tenants want to end fixed term lease early

I am a landlord in the province of Ontario, Canada. I currently have a fixed term lease of one year with my current tenants. The lease ends May 31, 2016.They sent me an email yesterday stating they ...
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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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What should you do if someone is eluding confirmation in writing?

Problem 1 and 2 have appeared in a rented home in Ontario, Canada. The builder will fix Problem 1, but not Problem 2. A landlord and you correspond by email. You asked him by email to confirm his ...
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Right Timing for Legal Action Against Neighbor Construction Negligence

We own a multi-family rental row-home property in a US city. An abutting row-home was being gutted and renovated. In the process, our upper back deck and roof were used without our permission to work ...
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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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Interim Relocation Coverage Under Homeowners Policy

We had a flood in a rental property in Philadelphia, PA. The floors are now "dry" but there is significant water damage and the walls and ceilings are soaked. To prevent mold from forming, as soon as ...
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How to handle an issue not covered by the renter's agreement? [closed]

Ideally, all possible scenarios are covered in the lease contract or rental agreement. Some things are not mentioned, however, and these can inevitably cause friction. What actions can be taken if ...
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Does a landlord have to tell you the reason for entering your apartment?

Today a "representative of the investors" in my apartment complex entered my apartment for an inspection. As the inspector was leaving he said to me that I passed the inspection, but just barely. I ...
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Can leasehold contracts be amended, and is this a common practice in UK?

I have recently asked following question around leasehold contract in property I am in the process of buying. It states that I am not allowed to sublet parts of building I can only sublet it as a ...
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Bed Bug Liability/Responsibility: Landlord or Tenant?

Situation: I'm currently paying someone monthly rent to live in one of the rooms of their house. There is no signed contract or any records of this exchange. Recently, the room I am in appears to ...
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is landlord responsible for damage that's not his fault?

My apartment had a toxic contamination issue. It wasn't my fault or the landlord's (in fact, it happened before he owned the building). Some of my belongings had to be disposed of. Is he responsible ...
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Is a landlord required to disclose a balloon payment?

Suppose a house was rented two years ago in California, on a two year lease. If when the lease expired, the landlord refuses to renew, citing an upcoming balloon payment that would not be covered by ...
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Landlords liability for white goods

I have just rented a property in England. The house has a built-in cooker, but the markings on the oven panel for temperature and the different modes (grill/defrost/fan settings etc.) are completely ...
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Is it possible for me to break a lease that is co-signed if my health suffers from staying at the apartment?

Problem Overview I live in an apartment in Georgia and the tenant above me is smoking a lot of marijuana every day and has been doing so for the last three months. While inside the apartment, I ...
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In Pennsylvania is there more legal protection in forming a LLC as opposed to operating as sole proprietor?

In theory an LLC (Limited Liability Company) offers a level of protection for the owner if being sued. I want to buy houses and rent them out, I have some fear of being sued by tenants in the ...

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