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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can my lease co-signer sublet to someone without my consent?

I live in an apartment in Austin, TX, with a roommate. We're both co-signed on the lease and the lease doesn't expire until next year. My roommate told me this morning that he is moving out and ...
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Leased apartment changed management. Is requiring in-person payment unreasonable?

I live in a college town in California with a leased apartment. On June 26th, a noticed (in paper) was posted on our doors that the apartment complexes have been sold, effective immediately. Part of ...
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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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How do I properly evict a tenant in NY given these conditions?

I offered a tenant a place to live, gave her the first month free, and started the lease the 2nd month. In the lease she agreed to switch the utilities into her name. She never paid rent and never ...
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Can my landlord double-dip rent after my month-to-month lease termination?

I had a month-to-month tenancy with my previous landlord, which I terminated via written 30 days notice. The lease will terminate on the 21st of this month. I have already paid pro-rated rent until ...
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Can a renter retake posession? [closed]

In Texas, a renter rents a house with a one year lease term. Renter is not late on rent and is currently paying rent on time. Renter lived in the house for 7 months and moves out, but continues to ...
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Must a landlord warn potential rentees about previous pest infestation?

Must a landlord warn potential renters about previous pest infestations? I am mostly interested in the following locations: California, United States Massachusetts, United States Paris, France Seoul,...
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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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60 days tenant notice in Ontario

I've rented an apartment for 1 year, now I already lived here for 11 month and I have one more month left. I called my landlord yesterday to give a 60 days notice and said that I will be moving out ...
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Is this eviction notice legal?

I had to buy money order to pay rent. I paid this rent on time. However, I was notified later that day that the money order was 3 cents less than was due. The person who rang up my money order entered ...
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How much can a landlord charge for overnight guests?

Here's the part of the contract: The Premises are for the sole use as a residence by the above-mentioned Tenant(s)(Item 1) only, not as physical exercising place or other business or political ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tennants have not been informed that the house has been sold

I rent a house that the landlord is trying to sell, and the landlord said I have 3 months to leave from when he has found a buyer. The estate agents have found a buyer, but they have not yet informed ...
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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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Gave 30 days notice of intent to vacate, roommate who subleases to me says I owe rent for each day the room is vacant

Location: San Francisco, CA Terms of my sublease: 3 months followed by month-to-month which may be terminated by either party after giving 30 days written notice. I entered the month-to-month period ...
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UK Housing Law - Section 21 Housing Act 1988 - The Tenants Rights

As we know, section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 outlines what steps a Landlord can take in order to regain possession of his property. My question is in relation of the rights of the tenant being asked ...
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Authority to enforce a law after it expires in New York

Recently, with the hubbub surrounding the expiration of the law authorizing rent control in New York City, Governor Cuomo issued a statement with this content, as quoted in the Daily News. The letter,...
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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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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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Can landlord charge a fee to return security deposit by wire or mail?

I am an international student living in Pennsylvania, USA for the semester. I had to pay a security deposit when I rented this property and now my landlord is saying that I must pay a "shipping" ...
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UK tenant no contract wants to leave early

A family member and her husband are renting a house from a friend, the landlord, and have only been living there about a month. There was no contract written up at all. They've become unhappy with the ...
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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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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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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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If "peppercorn" rent is not collected, can a tenant claim legal ownership of property? (UK)

I live in a property which has a garage attached which is rented to a neighbour, these are on a peppercorn rent of £1 per year. Now with a peppercorn rent I've read various descriptions which some ...
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Bed Bug Liability/Responsibility: Landlord or Tenant?

Situation: I'm currently paying someone monthly rent to live in one of the rooms of their house. There is no signed contract or any records of this exchange. Recently, the room I am in appears to ...
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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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Can I legally break my lease without repercussion if my apartment is in disrepair?

I recently rented a basement apartment, since I got there I noticed things wrong with it: Massive amount of spiders No light or railing on the staircase Kitchen light sometimes does not work fridge ...
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Can a landlord dictate where I can park when moving in/out of an apartment?

I recently moved out of a room that I rented in a house in Oakland, California. In my lease it under terms of vacating the premise my landlord added a clause stating: "All moving must be done in ...
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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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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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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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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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Does manually crossing out terms in a printed and signed contract actually change the contract?

Let's say that a typed contract is handed to someone (a new tenant, potential employee, potential customer etc.), and they (the tenant/employee/customer) cross out clauses with a pen. Lets say that ...
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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 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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