Questions tagged [lease]

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Can a contract alter a lease?

I rent an office in a small office building in Connecticut. I've leased this office for many years and currently don't have a lease. The owner of the building has decided to sell, and the new buyer ...
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After a lease is signed, do the things said in emails become nul and void, or are they relevant in a dispute?

Before moving to a new town, I was in contact with a landlord about renting an apartment from her. In the emails, I specifically requested a month to month lease as I did not want to commit to a year, ...
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My tenant signed the lease renewal, but I have not signed yet, can I terminate the lease?

My tenant signed the lease renewal agreement starting June 1st, but I have not signed it yet. The tenant has not paid May's rent yet and has been in violation a few times in the past. I would like to ...
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Agent breaking the lease

So I have had a short term lease (Dec-August) that costs me $X 2 months ago, I was offered, and accepted (signed a new lease), to renew the lease for a full year for the same price. However I was ...
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The condition of leasehold improvements at the end of the lease

My understanding is that the default / customary approach to leasehold improvements is that they go to the lesser at the end of the lease. When that's the case, how is the condition of the improvement(...
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Landlord misrepresented my lease

My lease specifically stated that the landlord pays, hot water, water (it's a well so he would pay to pump the water) and sewer ( septic pump) I found out, by accident, that for the last SEVEN years I ...
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My landlord decided that my rent is due earlier than we had agreed

I'm renting a room in a house in Minnesota, USA. Upon telling my landlord that I was looking for a different place to rent because of her dogs constantly barking at me (and even biting me), she ...
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Firearm provision in lease agreement

I'm a university student and I shoot skeet on the weekends. Currently getting ready to sign an apartment lease for next year and I noticed this clause. Section C is the part I am confused about, as it ...
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Wouldn't it be hard to kick someone out who never signed a lease?

Who really has more power when a lease isn’t signed and there’s no written agreement? I know a lot of cheap rentals off craigslist do this (especially in shared living accommodations). Hypothetically ...
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Under Oregon Landlord-Tenant Law, are flat cleaning fees charged to all tenants aside from carpet cleaning fees legal?

I have looked over the related Oregon statutes, but I'm certainly no legal expert. An apartment I left wants to charge a fairly high flat cleaning fee, that they say they charge all tenants after they ...
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Provisions on lease contract not fulfilled [closed]

I just wanted to get a second opinion on a part of my lease since I'd rather it not come back to bite me. Basically, I moved in May (set next renew date to September this year). When I looked at the ...
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My apartment complex's hot tub has been broken for multiple months now. I wouldn't have lived here if not for the hot tub

Over the summer (about 4-5 months ago), the hot tub in my apartment complex broke. I contacted the complex owners, and they said it would take a couple of weeks to fix. I've contacted them multiple ...
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Is there contract law to protect tenants from leasing under false pretenses?

I've recently signed a lease for an apartment in Maryland. Before signing the lease I visited the unit in person, spoke with leasing staff, made a deposit to reserve the unit, and received a written ...
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Periodic Statements in Pennsylvania

I live in PA, car was leased in PA, leasing company is in NJ. I've never received a statement. Ever. Not monthly, not quarterly. In fact when I called today, I was told "we don't send statements." ...
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Incomplete building rented on commercial lease

Can an incomplete and unsafe building be rented to a tenant on a commercial lease if the building never received a certificate of occupancy? [![enter image description here][2]][2] [2]: https://i....
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Lease dispute, over email and text message

I am a college student signing a lease for an apartment to rent for a year. I was told verbally by the sales representative that on-site indoor garage parking would be included with the rent. The ...
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Can my landlord take all my deposit

I was in an abusive marriage which I finally got out of. During that process we were renting an apartment from landlords who were well aware of the abuse. My husband didn't pay rent and I was forced ...
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Grounds for Breaking a Lease : Health Risks due to Manager

I live in an apartment in Nebraska and recently got bed bugs from our neighbor. While our the landlord handles hiring the exterminator, they have failed to communicate important details that have put ...
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my landlord won't let me in on the day my tenancy begins, is this legal?

My tenancy begins on July 1st, however as this is a Sunday my letting agent will not give me the keys on this day. I really need to move my stuff in on July 1st, can I claim that not allowing me to ...
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Asbestos Containing Material in Toronto apartment

I'm moving to a new building in Toronto, and received this letter: In 2005, the Ontario government introduced a new regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act regulating the ...
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In Texas, can a single roommate sign a lease renewal that is binding for all roommates?

I am in a leasing contract that ends at the end of May. I just found out that my roommate had gone to renew the contract in March, since otherwise the rent would have increased. The renewal is a ...
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Can I sublease my apartment without my co-tenants approval in Indiana

I’m currently studying at Purdue University in Indiana and I want to sublease my apartment for the summer. One of my co-tenants who is also on the lease is not agreeing to sign the sublease form. But ...
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Can an apartment contractually prohbit tenants from saying certain words?

This is a semi-ridiculous question from a law-ignorant but curious person. My apartment prohibits tenants from having firearms on the property, by the lease. in the United States, the "right to bear ...
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Stop paying rent if landlord does not provide lease agreement and basic services

I have been staying in a house for 9 months already, that I share with 4 other roommates. I have asked the landlord for a lease agreement on repeated occasions, but to this day I never received ...
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Tenant refuses communication via phone or email

I am a landlord with one rental dwelling, currently occupied by tenants who will be departing in a few months' time. The tenant gave us their intention to move last week. Consequently, we posted an ...
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Are leases with the US National Forest Service public information?

The US National Forest service enters into leases with individuals that entitle the lease holder to use National Forest land for some explicitly outlined purpose. These leases are called special-use ...
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Am I allowed to break my lease if my landlord is stalking me?

The lease has the wrong address and apartment on it. The only address on the lease is the landlords... Is this a binding contract?
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Is a contract between persons A and B legal if a previous contract between person B and C states that B shall not make such a conract?

I'm renting a room from a friend and she wants me to sign a lease agreement with her. The weird thing is that she has told me that she has signed a previous lease agreement that stipulates that she ...
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Legal Action against Landlord?

I am from Texas and have a specific case. I am wondering if i should get a lawyer. My lease said that I had 3 days to back out without any repercussions. I signed in May. I was sure that i was staying ...
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Any recourse to landlord wanting very early renewal?

Me and my girlfriend moved into our apartment on August 14th (the start of the 2017-18 term), just 37 days ago. The apartment complex is owned by a fairly large local company, owning many properties ...
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Verbal Agreement vs Written Agreement

A Landlord and Tenant negotiated a lease agreement of a store premise in a commercial property. The agreement underwent several iterations with massive changes in between each iteration. These earlier ...
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Do all the roommates have to be on a rental lease in Virginia, USA?

I'm looking to rent a property with my partner, but their credit is not great (lower than 650). Do they need to be on the lease too or can I rent the apartment and allow them to live with me?
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Is typo in rental contract enforceable

My lease agreement is ending in about a week and I want to move. However, my landlord is saying that I am unable to because I did not give him a 30 day notice stating my intent to leave the property. ...
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Is there precedent for double dipping after notice to vacate?

I gave my twenty day notice to our leasing company on the 11th, planning to be out on the 30th of April. They've stated that they must have received the notice no later than 00:00 (12AM) on the 10th ...
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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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Is a fully executed lease with a serious error legally binding?

I have a fully executed apartment lease, signed by myself and the property manager, that unambiguously states that the monthly rent is $0. This is an obvious error. Am I legally obligated to pay rent?...
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What is the legal definition of “surrender” when it comes to leases in the US?

My lease says "DEPOSIT RETURN, SURRENDER, AND ABANDONMENT OR JUDICIAL EVICTION. We'll mail you your security deposit refund (less lawful deductions) and an itemized accounting of any deductions no ...
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Can a renter retake posession? [closed]

In Texas, a renter rents a house with a one year lease term. Renter is not late on rent and is currently paying rent on time. Renter lived in the house for 7 months and moves out, but continues to ...
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Noise complaint about a neighbor who is excessively loud during the day with his subwoofer

I'm a student and when I'm not in school, I study at home (I live in Boston, USA). Often, 2-3 times a week, the neighbor who lives 1 floor below me starts playing video-games / watching movies at high ...
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Trade Fixtures: Is this paragraph of my lease agreement forfeiting to my landlord everything I screw to the walls?

I read up on trade fixtures. They are an exception to fixtures, and generally remain the property of the lessee despite being attached to the building. It looks like this rental agreement is trying to ...
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Lease: Rent increase legal?

The sections below are verbatim from the lease. Paragraph 3. Lease Term. The initial term of the Lease Contract begins on the 17th day of August, 2015, and ends on the 16th day of November, 2016. ...