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Assignment and subletting of leasehold in UK

I am planning on buying a worn down property that has 4 big rooms to fix it up, and then rent out 2 out of 4 rooms - room by room. I would live with my family in the other two (at least for the ...
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If no prior contracts have been signed, can a landlord make tenants sign after a week of tenancy?

I am not asking for legal advice, just curious about the law. To illustrate the question I think it's best to use a specific example. A friend of mine responded to an ad on craiglists for shared ...
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Available structure for a parent to buy a property on behalf of their children?

In the UK.... If an elderly parent wanted to buy a property to live in, and have the property owned by their children so that it passes to them when she passes, what structures are available and what ...
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Liability for property upkeep during inheritance

Assuming a property was awarded by a general judgment from an inheritance estate, and assuming that the actual transfer of said property took several months from the time of the judgement, is there a ...
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3 day notice to cure breach or quit over a dirty bathtub [closed]

I am very frustrated with my landlord. They inspected my unit while I was at work and yesterday they posted on my door a 3 day notice to cure breach or quit over a "dirty bathtub". They didn't even ...
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Putting farm you do not own into a living trust

Here is the deal: Owner Adam of a farm gives the farm in 2003ish to son-in-law Hank via quit claim deed. Owner Adam becomes just Adam. Adam continues to live on the farm. New owner Hank doesn't ...
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Protection on deposit for home buyers

Is it legal for a real estate agent to accept a deposit on a house and then hold an open house for that property in NSW Australia? Also is it legal for the real estate agent to raise the price on the ...
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Changing the Title to a House [closed]

A friend and I bought a fixer-upper house. I paid in full for it. She was supposed to pay for all repairs, and made many other promises. She said she would have income from a settlement for 7 years ...
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Eligibility to owning ground in Hong Kong

My dad is Cantonese and born in Hong Kong (grandparents are both Cantonese), while my mother is European. We live together in Belgium, Europe ever since my birth, which was also in Belgium. Since I ...
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Why do I have to sign a Corrective Warranty Deed for land I had no claim to?

I've found it get hard to get clear information on this subject, but here's the best I can come up with: My wife's maternal grandmother inherited land from her husband. Some of that land was sold to ...
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Is the description of number of rooms prescriptive or descriptive in Massachusetts condo docs?

We live in a three-unit condo, with three trustees (one per unit) who act by majority vote. We're interested in adding a second bathroom to ours — by converting an existing small room rather than ...
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Can a Texas landlord have the rental contract microscopic / unreadable?

My landlord in Texas has the whole residential lease contract formatted for Legal paper, but, for whichever reason, they instead print the PDF as zoomed out on Letter, and the whole thing becomes ...
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How is Texas eviction process different from California's?

For people moving from California to Texas (the direction of the migration is paramount and hard to dispute), and who may be familiar with the eviction process in California, what would be the ...
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Can California landlords protect against tenants paying retainer instead of rent?

I've heard that in San Francisco, with a landlord that's not on top of his things, and a tenant who doesn't care about his credit report, it would be cheaper to withhold rent and pay a retainer ...
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Differences between SoCal and NorCal real-estate

I recall that there are some significant differences in real estate law or procedures between Northern California and Souther California. What are the exact differences and where is the dividing line?...
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Can landlords omit fee structure on a lease?

A brand-new apartment complex, "professionally" managed by a huge management company, has refused to provide details on how much it'll cost to do lease reassignment, with the rationale being that they'...
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Can landlords refuse to show you contract prior to application?

I've seen some landlords refuse to provide a sample residential lease contract prior to making an often non-refundable application, in California and other states. Is it legal? Aren't you supposed ...
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Is rent acceleration legal in Texas?

Texas Association of Realtors' Sample Lease has the following: B. If Tenant fails to timely pay all amounts due under this lease or otherwise fails to comply with this lease, Tenant will be in ...
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Do landlords in Texas really have a duty to mitigate?

Texas State Legislature has the following Statute on the books: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PR/htm/PR.91.htm Sec. 91.006. LANDLORD'S DUTY TO MITIGATE DAMAGES. (a) A landlord has a duty ...
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Is it legal to prevent a single parcel of land from being split?

I've spoken with a landowner in the rural area of Saratoga, California, who owns a single parcel with more land than he knows what to do with, and I asked him why doesn't he build an MDU or some such, ...

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