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Questions tagged [rent]

concerning law regarding the contracting, payment, and collection of rent between a tenant and a landlord.

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Paying for a housemate's share of utilities when we are unable to

Currently I live in a a housing situation where we have four housemates (counting myself.) We split the utilities bill four ways. Recently one of the housemates quit his job and decided to pursue ...
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Landlord renting parking space he doesn't own - UK

My girlfriend and I are renting a flat, it includes two parking spaces on a private communal car park. we've been renting this for over two years. the rent itself is higher then other places we looked ...
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Legally enforceable contract?

I told my landlord that I will only be living in the apartment for half a school year because of my early graduation. I told him that my girlfriend would be taking over the other half of the school ...
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What should happen if I break a housing contract?

3 months ago, I moved to the UK and I signed a rent contract for a house, along with another person. Recently, the person who shares the flat with me decided to come back to her country, and leave the ...
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Can a landlord charge an addendum fee to add/drop a name on an existing lease

Can a landlord charge an addendum fee of $250 to add/drop a name on an existing lease in Washington State, USA?
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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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Roommate not on the lease wants to move out without giving 30 day notice

My friend, call him F1, rents an apartment month to month and is required to give 30 days notice when he wants to move out. He rents to another friend of ours who is not on their lease, call him F2. ...
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Non-refundable Application Fee

I live in Chicago where I've been apartment hunting for the past 2 months. My wife and I finally found a place that suit our budget and needs for an apartment. Upon finding the place, we made several ...
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Landlord billing me for previous tenant's charges

I have subleased a studio in Illinois, and did paperwork officially with the leasing office. The original lease was until July 31, 2019, so I signed the lease to take responsibility of the lease (and ...
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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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A person accepts money to write a check, but cancels the check and refuses to return the money

In the state of NM if a family member in need of a muzzle accepts 500$ to write a check for rent and cancels the check after its already been turned in, and then refuses to return the 500$, is this ...
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Must I pay rent to be considered a Lodger in the UK?

This question is inspired by How to prove you live somewhere when you live at some friend house for the National Insurance Number in UK and How to prove you live somewhere when you live at some friend ...
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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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Can a landlord charge for pet rent without pets?

I moved into a new apartment at the beginning of July. Base rent is $875, pet rent $40 (total) and I anticipated having 2 cats living with us eventually (probably soon at the time). So, I told the ...
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Landlord quadrupling rent in Ohio

This ended up being a case of clerical error on their part. They didnt raise the rent at all for the remaining 3 weeks. As part of my lease agreement, we must give a 60 day notice before we intend to ...
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Never received renewed lease from landlord, can I still live in my apartment?

I live in Nevada and my lease agreement for my apartment ends today (Aug 31). In July, I verbally agreed to renew my lease for 6 months with the management company (landlord). I was told they would ...
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What am I liable for with a rental property?

I have signed a contract with 5 of my friends at university for a 6 bed flat. I have decided to withdraw from the uni and therefor do not need the flat, if I just never turn up and never pay anything ...
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Excessive late fees

At the beginning of August, I mistyped my rent payment, and left 30$ unpaid. Today I discovered that my leasing office has charged me a 50$ initial late fee, and 10$ daily late fees, now totaling over ...
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Can an NYC landlord decline to return a lease renewal by alleging (to me) that my signature is forged?

I have a rent stabilized apartment, and the management company that owns the building generally does not provide timely lease renewals. This year, after I once again had to cajole them into (belatedly)...
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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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Dirty Apartment 3 day notice to cure breach or quit San Diego, CA

I received a "Three Day notice to cure breach or quit" for a dirty apartment. It is dated Wednesday, but was left on my door Thursday at 9am. The landlord is coming over on Saturday before noon to ...
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Paid apartment complex full month's rent on the 29th. 2 days later on the 1st I was asked to pay an additional full month

Since the apartment complex I moved into state they do not prorate rent, but I was still asked to pay the full month's rent value on the 29th, I assumed that meant I would have to pay every 30 days as ...
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Can a landlord renege on a verbal rent agreement made by former staff?

Background I moved into a studio apartment that had a $200 rent reduction, valid for 6 months through the end of December 2017. An employee with the property management company had told me to reach ...
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord and cashed in - whose money is lost?

On Money SE there was a recent question "Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?". The situation: Tenant pays rent by handing a cheque to the landlord, the landlord is ...
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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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Subletting terms

I have a contract where a tenant is leasing to a subtenant. There is one point that I do not understand: In the application of remedies, the Tenant has an obligation to mitigate damages. Could ...
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Am I obligated to pay for a room if I'm living with family?

I receive $750 in SSI, plus $130 in SNAP, and every year, they ask if I'm paying room rental. Then I have to sign an 801 form. As of recent, I haven't been able to pay my parents, who are head of the ...
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Renting in the United Kingdom, should I repair the storage box?

I am renting a house in the United Kingdom. The house has a storage box in the garden. A few months ago, there were strong winds and the lid of the box was, we presume blown open and one of the front ...
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Ending joint-tenancy agreement by sending registered mail to the landlord - was it done properly? [closed]

6th September sent the Special Delivery to the landlord: (courtesy of me - sent an email informing letting agent about the situation) Snippets from tenancy agreement Commencing on: 7 September ...
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No notice leave

I live in Germany at the moment and I signed a 1 year rent contract in a shared apartment from November 2017 to end of October 2018. In January, the roof of the bathroom fell over and the bathroom ...
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Uncollected Rent

I currently rent a plot of land that effectively extends my current garden. The garden is owned freehold and the plot is rented by me from a local land owner. In the past, the annual rent has been ...
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Am I obligated to cover both sides of SHA money transfer charges?

I'm a Polish citizen who was renting an apartment in Czech Republic. After four months I moved out and my landlord (who is a company that owns the whole building) noticed that his bank was charging ...
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How does a hold-over clause in a lease work?

I'm confused by hold-over clauses as they apply to the rental of a property. What is the intent? Originally I thought they were so the landlord can increase the rent to a very high amount to put ...
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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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Can I sue my landlord for the costs of spoiled food if my refrigerator stops working?

For the second time now a refrigerator provided by my landlord at an apartment complex has quit working in the middle of the night and all of my food has been ruined. The landlord is aware of the ...
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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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What can I do about a landlord who falsely claims uncleanliness after I move out?

Two weeks after moving out, my landlord claims that I was going to be charged $40 for cleaning fees. After two emails of me trying to ask him what I was being charged for, he claims that there were ...
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Can a landlord demand full rent on the first when a roommate gave 30 day’s notice that they are vacating on the 11th?

My roommate gave 30 days notice to me and my landlord, the 11th is her last day. My roommate has paid one third of the rent (10 days) and I have paid my half of the rent. Since today is the 3rd, I ...
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Can anyone issue a bill regarding damage identified in your former appartment?

I left my old appartement 2 months ago, I just received the regulation regarding the charges, rent, repairs and security deposit. As the title mention it, there were some costs due to cleaning of ...
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I don't like the payment methods offered by my landlord. Do I still have to pay rent?

Recently, a friend of mine signed a two year rental agreement with a small mom and pop rental place. At the time of signing, they offered credit cards as a way of paying, but a credit card is not ...
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Can I Rent My USDA Mortgaged Home Out?

Background: I purchased my home in Maryland on October 2015 with a USDA mortgage loan. I would now like to rent my home out and move because I'm getting a new job somewhere else in Maryland. I read ...
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Requesting policy verbatim from rental manager requiring 3 forms of ID

When asked for policy on ID requirements from the rental manager, they keep telling me that they require 3 forms - state, ssn card, passport. (Passport is at Visa office for at least a week, can't ...
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Renting - property with no gas, heating, hot water - is it justifiable to request period of free rent?

Us: Please note that the place was not habitable - no heating, no gas - until a few weeks after tenancy started and initially there were multiple fixes / repairs - as we were the very first tenants....
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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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Will getting court order and being evicted get a criminal record, therefore making future job endeavors problematic?

Evaluating various scenarios. United Kingdom. One of the potential option is: do not pay rent landlord gives notice court eviction Will tenants being evicted get a criminal record that will ...
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Guaranteeing One Month worth of Rent

First let me say I have no legal experience... I currently rent from a large property management company on Long Island (NY). About 1.5 years ago, I decided to pay month-to-month since I entered the ...
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What is proper written notice under the Ontario Residential Tenancies Act?

Our landlord decided to take part in the large increases this past year, sending an email 3 days before the April 20 cutoff. Is email considered legal notice in Ontario? The tenancy act specifies "...
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Can someone contract to waive their renter/dwelling rights?

Here is a completely hypothetical question. If I wanted to take a homeless person off the street, and let them move into a spare room/house, do they have any tenant's rights (i.e. I can't kick them ...
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UK — Landlord refused to disclose (in contract) that another tenant is mentally ill and has potential for violence. What are my rights?

I'm an American living in the UK for a summer internship. I moved in to a room in a shared house, and lived there for two weeks. I found it using a university accommodation portal for summer visitors. ...
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If a landlord donates commercial space to a non-profit entity, can the forgone lease value be deducted from landlord's taxes?

I could not find a tax or IRS stack exchange so I post here. Where I live, there is much commercial real estate that is empty. I would like to propose to the landlords to donate the space to a non-...