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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Can a landlord ask a tenant to sign an addendum to the lease that changes the terms of the first lease?

If a landlord asks a tenant who signed a 12 month lease to sign an addendum after they have already moved in that changes the terms of the lease to move out within 3 months of the landlord's death, ...
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UK - Cooling off period after signing rental contract

I'm in process to sign a contract for a flat. The conditions written are the following: one year with no break clause. Before signing I'm trying to find out the following information. Is there in ...
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USA apartment rent application: is it legal to require employment?

When applying to rent an apartment in any state of the USA, is there any federal regulation that prevents the landlord from requiring the applicant to provide a proof of past/present employment, while ...
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paying debt collector's invalid rent claim, then suing landlord for money back [closed]

TLDR: terminated lease after continued upstairs noise, landlord sent debt collector, trying to decide if should pay debt collector and sue landlord for money back. We had been renting an apartment in ...
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Landlord changed the locks but is demanding rent

Hello and thanks in advance! I was/am in a two-year lease on a house in Denver, CO. I found a new apartment and submitted a 60-day notice to vacate. A friend picked up a package on the last day of the ...
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Absurdly high painting bill deducted from apartment security deposit

I moved out of a 2 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles under a month ago and have just received my deposit back with ~$1200 taken out for re-painting. This is for a below average size 2 bedroom apartment ...
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Can a landlord insist on late fee for payment mailed but not recieved

A residential tenant has an arrangement by which the tenant's bank automatically issues and mails a rent check to the landlord by US mail 3 days before the rent is due. This arrangement has been in ...
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Postpone the date for moving into a new apartment

In Oregon, tenants are usually required to provide a 30-day notice prior to moving out. My new landlord wants me to move in immediately after my background check. They don't provide a 30-day waiting ...
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Sweden, locked out of my flat share

I moved into this flat 5 months ago, I pay rent to the roommate which has a first hand contract. I gave 2 months notice as required in the contract. I did not pay the last month of rent as the deposit ...
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How does the prohibition on late rent fees work in MA?

In Massachusetts, USA, a landlord cannot charge interest or a penalty on late rent until 30 days after the due date. However, the landlord can begin the eviction process immediately, even if ...
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Is it legal for my landlord to charge me for cleaning my room after I leave?

I have recently left my room in a student residence in Austria but my landlord said I have to pay for a cleaning rate from my deposit. Let me give you some insight: The building is in a very bad ...
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Rent contract say that pets are not allowed. Possible repercussions if bringing the pet anyway?

We are two living in an apartment in Tirol where the contract says that there are no pets allowed. Now, for an unrelated reason, I need to have my cat with me. My roommate is ok with having him here. ...
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If a landlord approvs a tenant but refuses to allow them to move in, can the tenant recover fees associated with temporary housing?

Venue is NYC/New York State/US. The Situation: Landlord's real estate agent shows an apartment to Bob. Bob likes the apartment, puts down a deposit, submits an application. Application is approved,...
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Is texting landlord about lease renewal legally binding?

I live in Ohio and was on a one-year lease. The lease expired in May, but my landlord allowed me to go month-to-month after that. In July, I texted her asking if I could renew the lease. She replied ...
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Has the TAA Lease Contract Par. 3 ever been challenged under Texas Property Code Sec. 91.001.e?

I'm having the same problem that Thomas asked about [1] and I imagine it comes up quite a bit in Texas. I choose to move out at the end of my lease which automatically renews month-to-month and gave ...
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Telecom fee that is mentioned in the lease but no mention of exact amount (U.S.)

My apartment lease says that the Internet has a telecom fee but there's no mention of how much the telecom fee is anywhere in the contract. In this case, am I obligated to pay this fee? Does it not ...
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In California, can landlords take money out of a security deposit for a “cleaning fee”

After doing some cursory research I've read that landlords cannot deduct damages for "normal wear and tear" from their tenants'. Does a "cleaning fee" that was stated in the rental agreement violate ...
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Validity of lease clause requiring specific move out times

I recently signed a lease contract for an apartment and this clause was included. How enforceable is such a clause (for context, this is in PA, USA)? Loading Dock, access ways, stairs and/or ...
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Building has been out of hot water for 32 hours

I currently live in a student residence with another 35 students. On Wednesday night I didn't have hot water and took a cold shower, then, next night I still didn't have hot water. I asked the other ...
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What counts as an illegal application fee under Mass law?

I'm planning on renting an apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The realtor says that to "hold the apartment" I need to pay 1st month's rent along with my rental application and proof of income. It ...
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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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Section 21 notice if the tenant doesn't have a valid address for the landlord

I have been given a section 21 notice but I don't have an address in England and Wales to which I can service documents to, as specified by section 48. Does this invalidate the section 21? The agent ...
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How long can a rental office take to process my application (while holding my deposit)

I applied to rent an apartment in Ontario, Canada, and as part of the application package I was required to give a deposit of 2 months rent (by cheque). However, it has been 7 working days, and I have ...
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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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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 ...