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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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Is it legal for a landlord to refuse a lease because an Occupant on the application is an undocumented immigrant?

(For clarity: Applicant - the adult financially responsible for the lease. Occupant - anyone over the age of 18 that will be residing with the Applicant but is not financially responsible for the ...
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Is fraudulent activity related to renting a residence - Theft by Deception?

I discovered Wednesday that a recent tenant of 1.5 months misrepresented themselves, and lied and omitted information on the rental application to hide the truth and gain entry into my apartment. The ...
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Does the Fair Housing Act restrict landlords from offering incentives to educated tenants?

Can a landlord in the U.S. offer a special deal to move in tenants who, let's say, have Ph.D.s or Master's degrees? Is this legal?
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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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What rights do I have if my apartment neighbor is smoking marijuana and the smell is entering my apartment?

To preface this, I'm looking specifically for California Law. I'm aware that medical marijuana is legal in the state of California, and am wondering if any other laws apply, similarly to tobacco laws. ...
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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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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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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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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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How much can a landlord charge for overnight guests?

Here's the part of the contract: The Premises are for the sole use as a residence by the above-mentioned Tenant(s)(Item 1) only, not as physical exercising place or other business or political ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I properly evict a tenant in NY given these conditions?

I offered a tenant a place to live, gave her the first month free, and started the lease the 2nd month. In the lease she agreed to switch the utilities into her name. She never paid rent and never ...
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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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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 ...