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Delinquent utility bill after landlord paying for over 5 years [closed]

I've been living at my current residence in Montana from late 2011 to date. Upon moving in and since then my landlord has paid the water bill. I received a delinquency notice today from the city which ...
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Sublease when Landlord unreasonably withholds consent

I live in Deerfield, Illinois. My rent term is 18 months. I want to sublet after 12 months. My landlord said no. Under the law, am I legally allow to sublet? Here is the term in my contract: 'Tenant ...
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Can a landlord countersue tenant after tenant wins regarding over-charge of cleaning fee?

Suppose a tenant T sues their landlord L because of unlawful withholding of T's deposit - the landlord did not follow procedures in charging T the cleaning fee, and deducted $125 without any ...
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Can a landlord return to live in his property together with an overholding tenant?

If the landlord has a month to month lease with a tenant and the the landlord decided to terminate the lease, but the tenant ignores and overstays. Does the landlord has a right to enter the property ...
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Do replies to a tenant have to address every statement they make?

Just had an email exchange with my tenant, in which he made a couple of untrue assertions. I only sent a short email asking for a phone call so we can resolve the issue since I have no intention of ...
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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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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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Text message legally binding?

I owed my landlord from a small claims case. I was making payment towards the debt until I lost my business. Recently I contacted her to negotiate the pending debt. She sent me a text responding ...
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UK - Can my (hostile) landlord's (hostile) agents enter my flat to conduct viewings without my explicit permission?

A little background I'm a student renting (short hold) a studio apartment from a private landlord through an estate agent. The term of the contract ends in September of this year. I've had multiple ...
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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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I couldn't move in right away, can I claim my deposit back?

I have got an issue in a tenancy agreement in the UK. On Jan 8th I visited an apartment. The agent told me the tenant's notice runs till Jan 31 but he said he would leave earlier. I have accepted to ...
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How can anyone own land without theft?

People are said to own land when they purchase it from the previous owner, but if you follow the chain of ownership back far enough, there must have been a point where there was no previous owner and ...
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NSW, Australia. How to kick out a guy in the house who hasn’t paid so many weeks

I am living in Sydney, NSW, Australia. I am head tenant of my house, by which I mean I rent the house. I want to kick out a guy who is living in the house now. He hasn’t paid rent in many weeks; he ...
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What is “reasonable wear” (4 years and 4 months) when comes to deposit return for the property?

I was renting a flat for 4 years and 4 months. I'm registered with http://www.depositprotection.com/ In accordance with your tenancy agreement some of these works are deemed to be rechargeable. ...
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Management company's landscaping team are working too much … what can I do?

Background: I have lived in a rental apartment in a quiet neighborhood of Shorewood, in Milwaukee county, WI, for eight years. The rent is relatively high but living in a quiet areas makes it worth it....
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U.S. - “tough love” eviction of child (non-minor, not paying rent)

I have a 22-year-old son living at home. My wife and I presented him with a contract to sign; the contract communicated – and we also communicated this verbally – that his continued ...
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Landlord locking out tenants to force them to visit

Suppose a tenant has access to their rented UK flat using an electronic card system which is maintained by the landlord. Is it legal for the landlord to use the system to purposely lock the tenant ...
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Can a landlord break a lease in California?

In California, a landlord is asking a tenant who has another year left on their lease to break the lease. The landlord purchased the property in 2015 for $1.5 million and would now like to upgrade the ...
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How to reject tenant applicant because co-applicant was rejected?

I'm rejecting a tenant's application because of his credit report. I do know what that denial letter should look like. I'm sending his co-applicant a rejection letter too but I'm not sure of the ...
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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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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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Landlord responsibility to replace locks after possible break-in

I just received word from my flatmate about a possible break-in. The building is secured by an outermost door, behind which lie doors to our flat and one other. These doors are also kept locked, but ...
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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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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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What should i do when my landlord breaks an agreement, and later invokes the 60 days tenant notice in Ontario

My landlord refused to repair a big mold problem in my former apartment, when i told to the superintendent the mold in the apartment was making me and my kids sick, he yelled i should move out if i ...
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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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Apartment Complex REQUIRES you to Friend Them on Facebook

This one caught my eye today and I thought it would be a good topic for a question. Click here for the full story. Summary City Park Apartments in Salt Lake City, Utah put a lease addendum on ...
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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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I already signed a lease that may violate the BC Landlord Tenant Act. What are my options?

My husband and I live in Vancouver, British Colombia. When renewal time for our lease came up my landlord, of 2 years, increased our rent by 7.5%. He said that the was forced to by the bank. My ...
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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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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 ...