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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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Can this 7% annual interest penalty on NJ security deposit be applied after the lease has ended?

Below is the penalty to which my question refers. The landlord NEVER gave info on where the deposit was held (at the outset or annually) as is required by law. The landlord also changed the account ...
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Checkout inspection - please clarify

I read this: "Within a reasonable time after either the landlord or the tenant gives notice of termination of the tenancy or before the end of the lease term, the landlord must generally notify the ...
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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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Is this considered “bad faith”?

In California, landlords cannot retain security deposits at the end of tenancy in bad faith. If a landlord provides an itemized statement of deductions but fails to disclose that it was written by a ...
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Where can I find references for UK rental/tenancy law?

I'm moving out of my flat and my letting agent insists I give them the keys before they do the check out inspection. I'm really uncomfortable with that - I've had landlords and agents try to keep my ...
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Can I sue my landlord for failing to mark the dangers of something under construction?

The two jacuzzies in my complex are out of order and smell/look like human cesspools. The two signs that used to be on them, "out of order" are no longer there, but the jacuzzies remain in the same ...
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Chicago landlord opening security deposit account under tenant's name

I recently moved into an apartment in Chicago and sent my security deposit check to the landlord about 2 weeks before moving in. Now, 1 week after moving in (about 3 weeks after initially sending the ...
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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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I was lead to believe I signed a housing lease, but read the contract and found out I signed a limited license housing agreement. Is this legal?

I was recently served a complaint stating I owe one year's rent on a housing lease I mistakenly renewed.I did not live on the property the whole year. When reading the contract, it states that this ...
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UK - Landlord refuses to remove personal items

My partner and I have recently begun renting a house in the UK. The rental is a high value one (around £4000/month) and the property is large, and fully detached. The initial tenancy is for 12 ...
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Am I entitled to my security deposit? [closed]

Really needing some advice here. I was set to move into a residential lease at the end of the month. Completely my fault, but I got cold feet because I know I won’t be happy living there. I gave a ...
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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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Obtaining an address for servicing notices from my ex landlord

I will be suing my landlord about a week or 2 after I leave, and I am wondering if, from a legal perspective, I can still use the same address for servicing of documents & notices, as on our ...
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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 provided photos and information for a different apartment

I recently rented a unit sight-unseen (moving across country while working). The building had good reviews from previous tenants and the property manager provided photos of the unit. Upon moving in, ...
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Can tenants change their mind as to move out date? (UK Law) [closed]

The landlords serve an invalid section 21 (some pre requisites haven't been met), however, the tenants agree to the move out date (in writing). The landlord then makes arrangements for travel costs ...
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Any evidence of cases in the United States where tenant won quiet enjoyment suit?

Are there any cases won on the grounds of quiet enjoyment where a tenant whose life was being disrupted by another tenant or the other tenants' guests? Or are there any cases regardless of ...
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Under what circumstances can dust be considered “damage” in Maryland law?

According to interpretations of Maryland Code, Real Property, Section 8-203(f)(1)(i): "Even in the absence of an express covenant, the law imposes on a tenant the obligation to return the premises at ...
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Question about Landlord Responsibility to Mitigate Damages in Michigan

I am paying $1206 a month in rent and will break my lease with 14 months left. My landlord wants to charge me $190 times the 4 months for what they call a "Concession". Furthermore they want to ...
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Is There a Federal Statue regarding Invasion of Privacy When it Comes to Landlords?

I am wondering whether there is a federal statute or case law that discusses tenant rights to privacy? For example, a landlord enters a person apartment without their knowledge and one of the ...
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Landlord's obligation to attempt to clean an appliance before replacing

I recently moved out of an apartment I lived in for 2 years. I don't know how old the stove top was when I moved in, but it was not new. While I lived there, the stove top got some small stains on it ...
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(CA tenant law question) 3-Day Notice to Cure or Quit, with vague “cure”

I live in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco. After my wife and I moved in 22 years ago, the (then) owner/landlord and I came to an agreement that allowed me to use the basement storage ...
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Can the entity storing my property indefinitely unilaterally decide to remove/discard it?

Last year, a friend brokered an agreement on my behalf with a friend of his to store some of my property in their company's storage unit (he is the owner of the company). I was not a party to the ...
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Building has been out of hot water for 32 hours

I currently live in a student residence with another 35 students. On Wednesday night I didn't have hot water and took a cold shower, then, next night I still didn't have hot water. I asked the other ...
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Accidentally took something wasn't mine. Can I get in trouble for returning it?

I recently moved out of a shared living accommodation. After moving out someone complained that the (shared) glove for removing hot items from the oven was missing. I had my own glove that I took and ...
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How hard should one try to resolve dispute before hiring a lawyer to go to court? [closed]

I had a really bad landlord. He owes me money for my damage deposit and prorated rent. The lease says he has 30 days to return it. After I moved out I reminded him of this fact. He replied (in a very ...
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Landlord required to divulge tenant identity

A new law requires landlords to provide the following information about their tenants: Name Who is "head of household" Phone number Age (approximate) Then the tenant is required to go to the town ...
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Is there a limit to how much a landlord can charge for cleaning fees? (England)

My friend lives in atrocious conditions in social housing. The conditions are tenant inflicted and cover pet faeces on the floor, fly infestations, blocked up plumbing etc. My friend is moving house ...
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Who would I report these bylaw infractions my landlord made to?

I am living in a shared house with the lease holder. I suspect the lease holder has broken several laws. He has rented out a storage space as a bedroom. It has no windows or door and I believe this ...
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landlord having neighbor stalk the property

We recently rented a house and the day we moved in we were told the neighbor will do the yard work and take care of the home. Also in the lease the landlord should give 24 hour notice before ...
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Landlord Gave Me 30 Days Notice to Move Out

My landlord gave me 30 days notice to move out of my room that I am renting as she is selling the house. She told me a couple days in advance (2 days ago) when she gave me the notice. I have a month-...
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Landlord returned part of security deposit, now wanting it back

I recently ended my lease and moved. When I handed over their keys, I did a walk-thru of the property with the landlord to document the damages. He asked what I felt was fair and I reminded him that ...
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Landlord wants to switch my lease to a “Land contract” to “get back at the city”

I've been living at this place for about two months and my lease looks pretty typical. Nothing unusual. I've had no problems so far. Today my landlord called me and explained something about the city ...
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How to prove someone sent a letter?

The discussion around how to prove you sent a letter, or someone received it, has already been discussed to death on the internet. But I can't find anything for the other way round; how to prove ...
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Owner Move In San Francisco

Can the owner of a residence in San Francisco sublease during the 60 months following an owner-movein eviction? The specific example I'm imagining would be if a single person purchased a 2 bedroom ...
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Intentionally Breaching a Contract

Hypothetical Scenario: Suppose I'm a landlord in a contract with a tenant, and I may only inspect the premises if it has been three months since the last inspection. Let's also suppose however that ...
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Can I rent a unit out that has already been paid for by a past tenant? [closed]

This situation is occurring in Utah, USA. I rented a unit to a young couple in the middle of January this year on a month-to-month contract. They paid a full month rent and the prorating was going to ...
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Can my landlord refuse to renew our lease due to downsizing of purchased lots?

Some background information first: I'm a father of three, and I've been running a store with my wife in the same shopping center in southern Florida for 20 years now. Around 13 years ago, we moved ...
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How to move out of a contract with my scamming landlord [closed]

I have a scamming property management where I'm renting a studio apartment with. I'm in Illinois, US. I have many issues with them. For instance, when I was renting with them, as soon as they got ...
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Verbal Agreement To Pay Rent On A Certain Date Admissable in Court

A management company asked me to call them and tell them when I was going to pay my rent. I called and spoke with a representative from their company. She accepted my date to pay and said she was ...
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Is it possible to cancel a tenancy with someone who is most probably a fraudster, just for being a fraudster?

Some months ago, a neighbor of mine rented his appartment to a person for a year. Now, I have read in a major and respectable newsletter, that this person is accused of serious frauds. There are at ...
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What are the likely outcomes if I run out of money when renting a property?

I am currently renting a property and I lost my job. I am in a two year contract to let the property, of which I have over 18 months left. I am living in the UK. The landlord did not ask for a ...
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Is my no pets clause being unreasonably executed? [closed]

I am currently trying to get a pet dog for my share of freehold flat (UK). The lease which covers all of the 7 flats that make up the management company currently has a clause prohibiting pets or ...
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Roommate caused water damage to our condo, what are my options?

I live with 3 roommates and all 4 of us are on a lease for the condo owned by our landlord. TL;DR my roommate "Jim" caused water damage to several rooms and I'm looking for advice on what I can ...
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Landlord billing me for previous tenant's charges

I have subleased a studio in Illinois, and did paperwork officially with the leasing office. The original lease was until July 31, 2019, so I signed the lease to take responsibility of the lease (and ...
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Can a landlord require a tenant to pay for utilities that are not explicity required in the lease?

I have been a tenant for the past 6 months, and am responsibile for paying for utilities myself and have them setup under my own name. I chose not to sign up for garbage service, as it is cheaper to ...
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Landlord won't make amenities available and repeatedly lied about when they would be ready

I live in a large apartment complex, aprox 300 units. They advertise pictures of a pool and a gym on their website and they told us they would be available in 2 weeks. After 9 months all 3 pools ...
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If a lease says that the tenant is responsible for minor indoor repairs, would replacing a broken faucet be considered minor?

In an instance where a tenant has a least that says "the tenant shall be responsible for all minor indoor repairs", could the tenant replace a sink faucet if it was leaking? Would the replacement of a ...
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When can someone legally act on the behalf of another person?

I moved out of my rental home and the landlord has not returned my security deposit. It would appear that the landlord is trying to avoid me and have her friend (who is apparently a lawyer) do all the ...