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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Am I entitled to the full calendar month of my apartment despite an out-of-sync 60 day notice?

I have been living at an apartment complex in which my lease is month-to-month. Rent is not prorated based on number of days in the month. Each month I owe the same X in rent. The complex required a ...
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Rental Application Fee Refund in case of Multiple Applicants

I live in Chicago and have been looking to rent a condo. I hired an agent, visited one of the choices she offered, liked it, paid $50 as an application fee that involved a credit history check. In a ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Ignoring My Potential Replacements (UK)

In October last year (2019), I (22, M) moved into a houseshare in Bristol to attend my final year of university. I signed the contract knowing that I would be moving out after exams finished in May/...
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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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Can water bills be shared in independent flats of a building (UK)

I have signed an assured short-hold tenancy agreement for a year in a London flat. The building has a main entrance and then 4 different flats. My main question is whether it is normal that the ...
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Legal Liabilities as a Landlord if Tenants have committed assault?

As a landlord, are there liabilities if one of your tenants in one of your owned properties assault, sexually or not, a fellow tenant living in the same property? What about if there is assault by a ...
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I owe rent for a month and my landord is threatening me to move my stuff out of the house

(Note: I know a similar question has been asked but this is slightly different in terms of the agreement and I also have specific location information which might help come up to a better conclusion.) ...
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Can landlord force tenant to pay only online in NH

I've been a tenant for over 5 years in NH, paying rent early (mid-month) via automatic payments from my bank (i.e. check sent from my bank). I don't need to think about it, it is auto-scheduled every ...
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Can you refuse to rent to students in Texas?

I was recently looking for a new place to rent in Richardson, TX when one of the places I had contacted took me by surprise by opening with “no students” amongst a few other requirements. Is this ...
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Could government legally temporatiliy halt rent/mortgage/interest payments for the benefit of the greater economy?

I’m not well versed in economics or law by any stretch of the imagination. But I am confused with certain measures taken thus far by the government. There is currently a temporary shutdown of vast ...
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What is the worst scenario if I stop paying the last four months of rent?

So here's my situation. I have signed a pretty standard rent contract saying that I would rent an apartment in Atlanta for 12 months (August 2019 to July 2020). Because of COVID, I have vacated the ...
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Am I allowed to exit my rental contract early because of my roommate?

I live in Germany and rented two rooms in a residential community ("WG") for several years. Recently, someone who behaves very badly moved in. He destroyed many things, smokes inside, always listens ...
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Am I allowed to intermediately rent my rooms for 2 months?

I live in Germany and rented two rooms in a residential community ("WG") for several years. Recently, someone moved in who behaves very badly. He destroyed many things, smokes inside, always listens ...
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What should I do when the landlord asks you to pay utilities when they were all included in the rent?

I am a student and I have rented a room with all utilities and internet included in a 4 bedrooms house in Canada. My rent is going to expire at the end of April. Before the COVID outbreak, my landlord ...
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Waiving my right to not be evicted in a San Francisco lease

I am seeking for a new place in San Francisco. After chatting with a home owner who liked me as a potential tenant, we disagreed on the price, and his reasoning is that since this is a unit under the ...
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Is my tenancy invalid if my guarantor doesn't sign the agreement?

I have recently signed a tenancy agreement (England) and have now decided I do not wish to live there. My guarantor has not yet signed their guarantor agreement. Does this make my tenancy agreement ...
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Where to pay state tax when I rent apartment in two states?

If I work in Georgia but spend most of my time in California (working remotely). Officially I am located in Georgia. I rent an apartment at both the places - in Georgia and in California. Do I have to ...
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Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor?

Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor for tenant's repairs? If the landlord is licensed, may the landlord legally perform the repairs? Let's assume the work being performed is ...
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Are email agreements and already-move-in enough to form landlord-tenant relationship?

I recently rented a bedroom from a home owner in California. We communicated through emails, so the agreement was also in the emails. Since she didn't sign a lease, she emailed that I have the ...
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Landlord requiring rabies vaccination for a dog under 3 months old (California)

I'll be getting an ESA (Emotional Support Animal) at the beginning of February. The dog was born in December so he'll be around two months old when I get him. MY landlord requires a letter from a ...
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Can my landlord / building management reject pets?

We asked our agent if he we could have a mature, well trained cat in the apartment that we rent. We know the cat already and he is fully litter trained and does not scratch ect. He rejected by saying ...
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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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Are there any Social Security loopholes I can use to justify my inability to pay rent to my parents?

I received $750 in SSI until May 2018, plus $130 in SNAP, and every year, they ask if I'm paying room rental. Then my mother usually signed an 801 form. However, this was the first time I heard about ...
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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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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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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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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 ...