Questions tagged [rent]

Concerning law regarding the contracting, payment, and collection of rent between a tenant and a landlord. Tag can also be used for rental agreements related to property other than real estate.

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New Lease/Terms as Notice of Rent Increase, Maryland

Is landlord offering of a new lease with new terms, and also a price increase compared to the current lease, considered a written notice of rent increase when rejected by the tenant on grounds of the ...
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Can my rent be increased in line with RPI All Items instead of RPI Rent?

I got an email from my Renting Agency earlier this week saying "there is a rent review clause meaning the rent increases in line with RPI. The last few months the rents have been increased ...
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Roommate isnt paying her half of the utilities, can I sue her? [duplicate]

So my roommate, her kids, myself, my mother (who is visiting lt) and my dog live in a duplex and we each pay rent, separatly, to the landlord. The utilities are all in my name except the wifi; that's ...
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Lease signed but not returned, is it binding?

I have had annual lease renewed for over several years. This year I was sent a lease agreement that I signed. The agreement had two copies. I sent back both copies. I did not receive/do not have the ...
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Renting a property for more than one year

I read the following sentence on a website regarding rental properties in Washington: In Washington State, if your lease is longer than 1 year a Legal Description of the property is required along ...
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Is it possible for a lone claimant to obtain an RRO under HAPA 2016 for being let an unlicensed HMO without the involvement of other housemates?

A friend has been in touch with an advice service who have said that it isn’t recommended to apply to court for a Housing-and-Planning-Act-2016 Rent Repayment Order for living in an unlicensed Home-in-...
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Suppose a lease begins on last week of February, how are the days of February calculated pro-rata?

Suppose a lease begins on February 26th, and the monthly rent is £10000. There would be 3 days of February included, but how would the rent payments for these days be calculated? February only has 28 ...
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Do I have right to delay the increase of my rent by one month if the landlord proposes to increase it on Febraury the 30th?

This is the text of the e-mail I received from the agency on 28th of January (my emphasis): Hello, I hope this finds you well. Unfortunately, we’ve been asked to inform you of an increase in your ...
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How often can self-storage raise rent on existing contracts in NY?

If a self-storage company has an existing customer who has had a contract for a few months, and they want to increase the rent, how frequently can the rent actually be increased? Thanks
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Water payment dispute

Basically I finished up my rental contract in Finland and my landlord told me the water consumption was very high and that I need to pay an extraordinary payment of over €1500 for the course of a year....
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Can I claim recompense if a government action destroys my house?

Let's say I rent out a house to someone who I don't know, but turns out to be a terrorist using a false identity. The government raids the house, there is a fight, and my house is destroyed. Can I ...
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Can a landlord raise the rent as much as it want as long as it gets permission from the board?

When can a landlord raise the rent above the guidelines? A landlord can make an application to the Board to approve a rent increase above the guideline if: a landlord’s costs for municipal taxes or ...
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Squatters are not Trespassers?

My wife is an assistant manager at an "affordable housing" complex (places that are not designated as such apparently admitting they are unaffordable, but that's a snide side note). A tenant ...
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Enforceability of terms of renewal in a fixed-term assured shorthold tenancy agreement

I am renting a (London) flat with an Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement which has a duration of 12 months. Since this tenancy started at a time when property prices were temporarily low (during one ...
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Natural disasters and rental units

I am familiar with rental units needing to be habitable; maintained in good condition by landlord. What happens if act of nature causes rental unit to become uninhabitable? Tree falls on complex and ...
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Can I get evicted from my apartment for a late payment in Canada?

Can I get evicted from my apartment for a late payment in Canada? I think I made a late payment and I received a letter from the Tribunal, because the landlord sent a tribunal request to have my lease ...
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Does Early Lease Termination go on Record if all debts are paid?

I am in an unfortunate situation where I may need to terminate a residential lease early. The lease has an Early Termination Clause which is about two months worth of rent + loss of security deposit, ...
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Do tenant need to sign damage documents after leaving their rented appartment?

when my landlord checked my room on my leaving day he claimed that my room wasn't clean (for example the mattress under the cover were dirty with black spots on them). but the thing is they were ...
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Transferring a lease after receiving renewal offer from landlord; would new tenant be able to take advantage of same renewal offer?

Location: California, USA I have a little over a month left on my apartment lease, and my landlord has given a lease renewal offer. (I'm actually thinking to move out even before the lease is up.) ...
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Guarantor liability and e-signatures (UK)

I am based in the UK and have a tenant in a property that is not paying their rent. The tenancy agreement was signed in Oct 2020 and there are rent arrears for the last few months. I have a guarantor ...
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UK rental agency asking for full rent beyond the termination of its contract with the landlord

I have a rental contract that expires on September 15th 2021. Now I have been told by the landlord that the agency will not represent him anymore from 1rst September 2021. Still the agent requires ...
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Landlord gives 4 months notice to the rental agency which fails to give notice to the tenants

I am renting and I have been given a 1 month and half notice from my rental agency. In UK at the moment the minimum notice is 4 months. The landlord actually says that he gave the agency full 4 ...
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Realtor consistently does not provide notice before showing apartment

I asked this awhile back: Can a realtor show my apartment at will, with notice? I am renting an apartment that the owners are trying to sell. I am out of town. The realtor entered and showed the ...
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Right to retract on tenancy agreement renewal (UK)

My tenancy agreement is ending soon, I currently want to have a dog and asked our current landlord if it is possible, I explicitly stated that I would not renew the tenancy if I could not have a dog. ...
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Should I file Small Claims Law Suit against our apartment complex which made us force to live in our unlivable apartment?

We have a leak in our apartment on 3rd floor which happened because someone on 5th floor left their shower on and slept through it in their washroom. This started almost a week ago and now the ...
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Is it renter's responsibility to cover overcharge by a submetering company?

A person is renting a house. Per the rental agreement, it is their responsibility to cover the water and sewer bills. The house is located in a community which is serviced by a submetering company. ...
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Is Barb entitled to the full calendar month of her rental apartment despite an out-of-sync 60 day notice?

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Barb has been living in an apartment complex in which her lease is month-to-month. The rent is not prorated based on the number of days in the month; each month, ...
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Can a realtor show my apartment at will, with notice?

My apartment is for sale by its owner, who I'm currently renting from. The owner uses a management company and I deal with that company to pay rent, have things fixed, etc. I've never seen or talked ...
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Can a landlord refuse rent payment with the intent to evict a tenant?

I've been renting a room in California, USA for like 4 years. The rent is $650/month. For the last 10 months, there has been serious noise issues coming from the landlord's household. Those are: loud ...
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We moved out two months early and still have a lease with the property I just found out this morning that the landlord has been living there

We moved out two months early, we were fully prepared to keep paying the rent even though we aren’t living there because of the lease. He told us if we could find somebody to take over the lease that ...
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Is a tenant legally required to report the rent payments in cash to the IRS?

I've been renting a room in a house in California, USA for a few years. Each month, I pay an advance payment to the homeowner. The rent is currently $650/month, and he wants cash. Legally speaking, am ...
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Being Billed for Services Not Rendered During Lockdown (UK, 2020)

My accommodation for the 2019/20 academic year included certain housekeeping benefits---these are in-built into the price, not billed separately. The exactly details are not so important, but the UK ...
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Why might a landlord spend so much time at the house they're renting? How do I resolve this?

Just moved into a new place... renting a single room with three other guys each renting their own rooms. Ive been here a month; they've been here for significantly longer. The landlord spends far too ...
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Why must victims of 'sex-for-rent' arrangements be legally defined as prostitutes to seek justice?

This Morning Star article describes attempts by Labour politicians to make it easier to prosecute 'sex-for-rent' arrangements, where landlords "demand sex from tenants in lieu of rent". The ...
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Consequences of leaving USA with unpaid rent

Suppose someone on an H1B visa leaves the country without notice and immediately stops paying rent, breaking a lease that requires 2 months of advance notice and 2 months of rent to be paid to break ...
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If my apartment gate didn’t recognize my motorcycle and management hasn’t done anything about it can I sue for lost wages

So my security gate will not recognize my motorcycle when I exit my apartment building. I have to stop, get off of my bike, walk all the way around, enter the code, and walk back to my bike. Then I’m ...
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Does rent control apply to me between two 6-month leases (CA)?

I am on a 6-month rental lease here in San Clemente, CA and just contacted my landlord saying I'm interested in signing another 6-month lease after this one ends (April 2021). She responded that I ...
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Do I have to return the deposit to my roommate when she didn't pay rent and refuses to pay utilities? [closed]

My roommate and I are both on lease, we both split the deposit. Utilities are under my name since she has bad credit. No roommate agreement but plenty of proof of her paying bills etc. She gave 30 day ...
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How to break lease when neighbors violate lease (smoking)? (Illinois)

To live in my building, we all signed an agreement saying there is no smoking allowed. Well someone has been smoking on my floor. There has been 4 notices from management to all people living on the ...
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What happens if one of the rules in an agreement is violated and there is nothing in that agreement what to do in such a case?

From a purely law perspective, If one of the rules in a rental agreement is violated and the agreement doesn't specify what happens in such a case, legally speaking, what is the landlord allowed to do?...
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Legal benefit for empty security deposit letter?

I had to suddenly move out of my apartment due to a mold issue. Instead of continuing trying to fix it the property manager asked if I would like to break lease, and I gave thirty-days notice and had ...
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Who is responsible for an AC unit provided "as is": tenant or landlord?

I'm renting a place in california, and damaged the AC unit. The landlord provided it "as is": the previous tenants installed it and he wouldn't repair it if it stopped working, it was just a ...
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Legal obstacles to moving out of parents' home and renting an apartment [closed]

I am 22 and live with my parents but am planning to move out soon. My parents are uncooperative with preparing me for this stuff (they have refused to take me to get my driver's license), but ...
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If I have backed out of moving into my apartment, is my lease still binding/ am I entitled to a refund if my guarantor never signed the lease?

so I am 22 years old and from the state of New Hampshire. So I'm a recent college graduate and during the last 2 years, I have rented through the same leasing company with no problems. Fast forward to ...
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Is it legal in Oakland, CA for a master tenant to profit from a subtenant?

Can a master tenant in Oakland, CA charge a subtenant in a room a higher price than the value of the room based the proportion of the room size to the whole house? I.e., if master tenant has been ...
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Is this considered a renewal or a new lease?

My lease has a provision that if you've been on the lease more than 9 months, the penalty for breaking the lease is smaller than if you've been on the lease for less than 9 months. I signed a lease in ...
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Is it legal in the US to bundle renting a car parking space and buying insurance for the content of the car?

Is it legal in the US for a company that rents out car parking spaces, to bundle the renting of a parking space to buying insurance for the content of the parked car? I.e. the company refuses to let a ...
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Rent in contract less than agreed

In email discussions, letting agency stated rent amount A. They have provided me a contract to sign at a rent amount B ~ 8% lower than amount A. As this is an error in my favour, I would prefer to pay ...
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Rent additional costs matter in Germany [closed]

I've rented a furnished apartment from the beginning of 2019 until last month in Baden-Württemberg, Germany The rental contract stated that service charges/additional costs are paid as a monthly flat ...
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Landlord Says Lease Agreement Has A "Mistake" - Can I Hold The Landlord To Honor It?

When applying for an apartment, I signed a reservation agreement with a rental quote on it: $1000 rent + $70 for pet rent. After signing the lease, I noticed that the property manager checked the box ...
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