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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In Indiana, can an apartment complex force you to remove social media posts if they pertain to the management?

I've been told that if you disagree with the management of this particular retirement housing organization which operates a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facility here in Indiana (United States),...
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How can I take legal action against a leasing manager for adding hidden fees to my account? [closed]

The manager of this apartment complex is trying to charge me a fee of $35 because they don't have a copy of the proof of insurance for my renter's insurance policy. There is nothing in the contract ...
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J1 visa student left due to COVID [migrated]

Good evening all! I’m looking for someone to help. I have been in USA (Colorado) on a J1 visa working as a student on placement from Ireland back in 2018. I started in June 2018 and was due to go back ...
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Rent increase under Scotland's temporary rent cap

I have a private residential tenancy (PRT) agreement and have been renting my apartment for over 12 months. Under a PRT, a landlord can increase the rent no more than once a year and must give a ...
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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. I've been here a month; they've been here for significantly longer. The landlord spends far ...
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Can a UK landlord impose additional restrictions on which documents are acceptable for right-to-rent checks?

landlords in the uk (edit: england) are required to carry out right-to-rent checks before renting to someone. one way these can be done is by using identifying documents from the prospective tenants. ...
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Can my siblings charge me retroactive rent on a house we all own?

I lived with my parents since 2015, not because I was homeless (I have a home) but I thought it was the thing to do when my dad's Alzheimer's started getting worse. I left my home, my husband and our ...
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Rental contract specifies I have to pay the UK television license even if I don't own transmission equipment

My rental contract which I'm about to sign states the following clause. "Further Charges to be paid by the Tenant: (...)" To pay the television licence regardless of the ownership of the ...
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Does consideration in the form of ground rent for a leasehold have a different effect than the lease’s purchase price?

The leasehold reform (ground rent) act 2022 limits ground rents to a symbolic annual (literal) peppercorn. However it doesn’t seem to require, but merely allow, the charging of such a ground rent. ...
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Currently without a lease, the lease my landlord sent me has 2 distinct errors [closed]

Can I cross things out and fix those 2 errors, and send him a signed lease with my edits, or should I wait for him to fix the errors himself. I told my landlord about the 2 errors and we're currently ...
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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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Deducting rent for repairs in Texas for unwholesome pool

My question is whether the following situation would likely meet the criteria to be able to deduct rent for repairs: The property had weekly pool maintenance for years, until it suddenly stops ...
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Renting a vehicle and grand theft auto

Let's say hypothetically someone rents a vehicle to another person. They sign a contract and the other individual agrees to pay $300 to the person at the start of every month. The contract also states ...
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Tenant with no gas California [closed]

If one were in Orange County in California and moved into a rental property where the landlord guaranteed heating/gas/hot water, but there was an issue in the gas line to the apartment complex and ...
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Does Bill 44 automatically repeal Single Family residency strata bylaw restrictions in BC

https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/bills/billsprevious/3rd42nd:gov44-3 Bill 44 was passed in Nov 2022 in BC to disallow Stratas from imposing rental restrictions. I am reading the ...
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Landlord claims I missed a rent payment from over a year ago, I don't have easy way to confirm a payment from that far back. What are my obligations?

I'm renting a room from a person, not a large organization; it's a monthly rental. He claims he just saw I had missed my monthly rent payment from April of last year. I don't have an easy way to ...
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US: under what conditions can information about a missed payment be shared with credit bureaus? [duplicate]

Let's say I notified a property manager that as a tenant I'm withholding rent because of a breach of contract. He starts a collection process: it goes into credit reports, just like that? I live in ...
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Landlord bait-and-switch regarding having pet

This question is based on a social media post of a presumably real situation someone I don't directly know is facing. Suppose a landlord leases housing to a person, with a requirement in the lease to ...
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Is there an inherent legal obligation to repay a guarantor?

So as I understand a guarantor is liable to pay rent arrears if the tenant is unable, unwilling, or just doesn't pay. I am wondering if such an occasion arose and the landlord contacted the guarantor ...
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Notice period of tenant to terminate apartment

I have a apartment with fixed term. (10 month). in Contract it mentioned that, tenant can live in current month if noticed landlort before 15th of each month. In this case no metter when tenant leave ...
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Can an apartment complex add a monthly "amenity fee" (that is not in the rental agreement) on top of the rent?

This is about an apartment complex in Florida. The complex was sold and the new owners decided to add a $20 monthly "amenity fee" to all existing tenants who had signed a lease months before ...
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Multiple issues in UK rented flat after check-in. What are my rights? [closed]

I have just moved into a new flat and as soon as I entered I took a video and noticed that the flat has never been cleaned after the last tenant left. I also took a note of all the issues there were ...
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Minimum size of room in flat rental UK in an non-HMO?

I have rented a flat in London and I was wondering whether the landlord is renting it illegally due to the size of the rooms. I am aware that there is a minimum room size requirement for the HMO (...
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(Canada/Ontario) Confusion over move out date vs termination of tenancy

As I understand it based on my reading of the Residential Tenancies Act 1. At the end of a lease Landlord and Tenant automatically enter into a month-to-month agreement unless a. The landlord has ...
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Can a periodic tenant unilaterally lower his rent, with binding effect if the landlord does not properly appeal the notice within 3 months?

Section 6, HA1988 provides: (2)Not later than the first anniversary of the day on which the former tenancy came to an end, the landlord may serve on the tenant, or the tenant may serve on the ...
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Are there any EU countries in which it is not allowed as a matter of course to own (and let out) unlimited residential properties? [closed]

Underlying this question I would like to know if there is anything in the ECHR for example that inherently proscribes a country stigmatising to any degree the ownership of properties (perhaps beyond a ...
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Requiring incoming tenants to purchase furniture during a lease transfer? [closed]

I've been renting in Toronto, Canada for several years now. Over those years, rent prices have skyrocketed (my current rent is about half of my new neighbors' rent who has a nearly identical unit). I ...
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Rent office space and sleep there

Could someone theoretically rent out some office space in Pennsylvania in the United States and sleep in it? Some business owners work late all the time and some may sleep in their office. When does ...
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Rent Car to Friend using the friend's car insurance

Let's say someone owns a car and rents it out to a friend. the owner tells the friend "you can't drive this car unless you put your own car insurance on the car" and has the friend sign a ...
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24 hour "gym" In the city

Lets say someone opens up a 24 hour "gym" installs security cameras everywhere has a couple of bathrooms but the place is made up mostly of rows and rows of couches and some workout ...
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Renting a car to a friend

Lets say there is a person who wants to rent his car out to his friend for a month In the United States and In Pennsylvania . He calls up the insurance company and lets them know his friend should be ...
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Car for rent and drugs

Lets say there is a person who rents a car out to a friend. This arrangement goes well for the first few months. Then a large amount of illegal drugs are discovered in the car while the friend is ...
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Terminating the contract early (before tenant moves in) [closed]

I live in the UK and am renting out a flat in Netherlands, my tenant gave me the deposit but the agreement states he has to pay one month in advance. Two weeks have passed since we signed contract ...
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Does cascade of ownership indicate ownership?

Does cascade of ownership indicate ownership? Person A owns 100% shares of a business entity B. Business entity B owns a business entity C. Business entity C owns a house D. Two questions please: ...
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Is it common to cross out part of a contract in USA?

My wife is doing a master in New York and we have 2 weeks here, and we found an apartment but we are confused with the way they handle the contracts. First they told us via email that pets are allowed ...
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Is a mandatory fee added to paying one's lease legal?

Is it legal for a property management company to require a convenience fee for every type of payment they accept, or must they accept some form of payment that costs nothing extra? It seems to me ...
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A Penny for Your Thoughts: Can You Evict a Tenant for Paying Rent in Pennies?

A friend of mine owns an apartment complex in NJ (USA) with multiple rentable units and is having difficulty with a particular tenant who insists on paying his rent in coins (pennies, nickels and ...
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How can a renter verify the lessor has authority to lease?

Alice wants to rent a residence. She finds a house advertised and contacts the listing agent, Bob. Bob shows her the residence, and then offers her a lease agreement that requires her to pay him 3 ...
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Can my landlord change the fees agreed upon in my original lease?

My current lease has one price for pet fees. This is different (lower) than what is advertised on my rental unit's website. My landlord wants me to pay the higher price and won't agree to an addendum ...
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I've left the United States, what happens if I don't pay rent?

I'm not a US citizen. I have a rental contract for a shared student accommodation (en suite room). Due to unforeseen personal circumstances, I had to leave the US. Of course, I understand that I am ...
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Apartment maintenance time limit in California

I just moved into a 2bedroom 2bath apartment in San Francisco California. Upon moving in I found out the shower in one of the bathrooms never gets hot water. I immediately connacted the landlord who ...
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What happens if lease is signed but landlord doesnt want me, do I still have to pay the realtor fee?

I live in Dumont, NJ. I'm about to sign a lease with a landlord and I also have Section 8. I haven't moved in yet; To finalize the rent payment to the landlord, there must be a HAP contract signed by ...
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What can I do to stop a 15% to 40% apartment rent increase?

For the past 5 years a friend of mine has been living at an apartment complex in Maryland. They are approaching their 1-year lease. They were surprised to receive a letter of rent increase uploaded ...
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UK - Can I (the tenant) end the tenancy early if Tenancy agreement says minimum term of 6 months?

I heard on a podcast called "The Property Podcast" that the law is changing regarding ASTs (Assured Shorthold Tenancies) which means that even if your contract says you have to pay for at ...
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Is a California tenant required to continue paying rent during the move-out notification period when landlord has found a new tenant?

My brother gave the required 60 day notice that he was moving out of an apartment. Two weeks after giving notice, he had vacated the unit. The landlord has found a new tenant, but won't allow 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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Is it expected to engage in the pre action protocol for tribunal Rent Repayment Order claims as they are not heard in an independent court?

Do tribunals even follow the full code of judicial civil procedure in the first place? If the answer to the titular question is "yes," then what should be done if one is less than two weeks ...
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Reclaim hotel costs from landlord

I was renting a room from a live-in landlord. My girlfriend came from Japan to stay with me for a few weeks. While she was here, the landlord asked for an extra €100 per week while she was here to ...
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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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