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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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Tenant is asking to repair a built-in closet. It was fine when they moved in

I own a small studio apt. in a co-op building located in Brooklyn, NY USA. My tenant, who's been renting this studio for ~ 3 years, is asking to repair one of the built-in closets. This closet was ...
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How much control can US landlords have over a tenant's personal behavior in and outside of a dwelling?

I understand why it would be imoportant for Landlords to request certain information about employment and also to be allowed to establish rules like no smoking or no pets allwed in a dwelling. But I'...
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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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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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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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There is a gap in my Landlord's Gas Safety Record (UK)

I have a lodger living with me at home. I got my Landlord's gas safety check done but a bit late (it was a day after the last one expired). I just read that if anything happens they will look at your ...
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Is there any law in the Unites States (in NYC) requiring plumbing inspections after ___ years in apartment buildings?

I live in Brooklyn, NY and recently my apartment unit toilet had a minor clog and overflow (when I wasn’t home) that the landlord is insisting has caused water damage in his basement (I saw there was ...
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Property manager said my rent was 1/3rd of the usual for an extra 11 days, now says it's full amount

As many others, I'm in a leasing pickle, and would like to better know my options. I recently rented an apartment in Seattle for a 3-month stay (Jun 1st - Aug 31st), for $1190 monthly. On July 29th, ...
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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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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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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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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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Can my landlord / building management reject pets?

We asked our agent if he we could have a mature, well trained cat in the apartment that we rent. We know the cat already and he is fully litter trained and does not scratch ect. He rejected by saying ...
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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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My landlord wants me to move out within 30 days for renovation (Virginia), is that legal?

My lease is one year based and is about to end at the end of July, 2018. However, my landlord literally asked me if I would like to sign a new lease for the next school year on May 10 and I said yes. ...
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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 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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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 I sue a lease co-signer remotely?

Here is a quick summary of my situation: April 2018: leased an apartment in Chicago until September 2019 June 2019: extended lease for 12 months July 2019: loss of job September 2019: accepted a job ...
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Future resident, not prospective resident, schedules walkthrough of my apartment, is this legal?

Today my landlord informed me that that next year’s resident has scheduled an appointment to tour the apartment for Thursday May 28th, 2020 at 12:00pm emphasis added by me. Here is the quote ...
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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 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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Can a Rental Contract Supersede State Law?

After several years of habitability issues (which were eventually fixed after 4 years), our landlord is asking us to sign a settlement agreement that would release them from all liability dating back ...
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Can a landlord refuse to use my 1099 as a proof of income because of its source?

I am applying to lease an apartment in California. My source of income is S/S and secondary income from investment savings in the purchase Fractional Interests in Trust Deeds. The "compliance officer" ...
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Lease Terminated, Tenant Has Not Moved Out Yet and Cannot Pay Rent

The lease between me and my tenant expired yesterday and the tenant doesn't want to renew/sign the new lease for another yearly term. The tenant didn't tell me that she was going to move out and not ...
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At what point can I pay someone else to do maintenance and deduct the cost from rent?

I figured I should ask this as it's kind of a specific case. Basically my mom and dad moved into a place probably 15 years ago, and for years my dad did all the repairs/snow removal/landscaping/...
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Do I have the right to terminate a lease without penalty because I was a victim of domestic assault, and the assaulter is also on the lease?

OK ... so here's the deal. 5 months ago my girlfriend (now ex-girlfriend) and I signed a 1 year lease to rent a house in Arizona with another couple that she has known for many years. The main ...
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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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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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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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Landlord requiring rabies vaccination for a dog under 3 months old (California)

I'll be getting an ESA (Emotional Support Animal) at the beginning of February. The dog was born in December so he'll be around two months old when I get him. MY landlord requires a letter from 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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What to do with tenant applications once a lease is signed. I'm talking about the applications of the people who not selected

Let's say a non professional landlord has a property that they rent out. Every couple of years the tenants move out and an ad is put on Craigslist looking for new tenants. 10 or 15 people submit ...
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Does a landlord owe you rent back if amenities on the lease are not available? (Florida, Broward County)

I'm in somewhat of a nightmare situation, where the property I am renting is currently under heavy construction, rendering many of the amenities I pay for inaccessible. Specifically, the pool, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 it illegal for my landlord to lie to me?

My landlord has lied to me multiple times and I have proof that he has lied. Is that illegal? I live in Utah. If so, could you please direct me to the law that says it is illegal?
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Landlord wants to include a clause where tenant pays rent if property is vacant after leaving. Is this legal/enforceable?

I'm asking on behalf of a friend. I don't have the contract to copy in relevant clauses. A landlord proposes to change the rental agreement. The new clause states that when a tenant leaves, they pay ...