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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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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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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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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What is "reasonable wear" (4 years and 4 months) when comes to deposit return for the property?

I was renting a flat for 4 years and 4 months. I'm registered with http://www.depositprotection.com/ In accordance with your tenancy agreement some of these works are deemed to be rechargeable. ...
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How to reject tenant applicant because co-applicant was rejected?

I'm rejecting a tenant's application because of his credit report. I do know what that denial letter should look like. I'm sending his co-applicant a rejection letter too but I'm not sure of the ...
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What does a "Notice requiring possession" letter mean?

I am renting a house in the UK. My contract is for a year, started in December last year and will expire in December 2015. In the tenancy agreement says Landlord can cancel the contract with 2 ...
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Lease ends at the end of the month. Verbally agreed to pay monthly moving forward, with 30 days notice. Am I under legal obligation?

My current one year lease ends at the end of this month (i.e., in 3 days). Because I was having trouble finding a new place I called the owners and asked if it would be possible to stay on with my ...
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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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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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Sublease when Landlord unreasonably withholds consent

I live in Deerfield, Illinois. My rent term is 18 months. I want to sublet after 12 months. My landlord said no. Under the law, am I legally allow to sublet? Here is the term in my contract: 'Tenant ...
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Can landlord require me to pay rent through ACH?

I'm undecided as to whether this question belongs here on in the Money & Personal Finance SE, so apologies in advance if it should be migrated. I'm facing a situation where my landlord had ...
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Security Deposit term (whether it is legal) in Rental Agreement in US

I just read my rental agreement carefully and I found some bad terms. The security deposit term in my rental agreement said: "No interest will be paid on this money (security deposit) and in no case ...
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Should I file Small Claims Law Suit against our apartment complex which made us force to live in our unlivable apartment?

We have a leak in our apartment on 3rd floor which happened because someone on 5th floor left their shower on and slept through it in their washroom. This started almost a week ago and now the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wisconsin Tenant Right to Vacate by Month-to-Month After Lease Expires (Wis. Stat. Ann. § 704.19)

Greetings to all who are far more in tune with Law-speak than myself! I appreciate your taking the time to look at this important issue I am trying to find a solution to. In summary, I signed a 1 ...
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How many days in advance should a subtenant notify the sublessor that he will leave earlier than expected?

Alice is subletting an apartment to Bob. The contract stipulates that Bob is subletting the apartment till August 15. Can Bob leave earlier, i.e. decide to end the sublet earlier than what the ...
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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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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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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-...
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Is a fully executed lease with a serious error legally binding?

I have a fully executed apartment lease, signed by myself and the property manager, that unambiguously states that the monthly rent is $0. This is an obvious error. Am I legally obligated to pay rent?...
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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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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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UK rental agency asking for full rent beyond the termination of its contract with the landlord

I have a rental contract that expires on September 15th 2021. Now I have been told by the landlord that the agency will not represent him anymore from 1rst September 2021. Still the agent requires ...
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Rental heater improperly installed. Now I'm expected to repair. What are my options?

I've moved a rental in the spring. In the rental contract I am responsible for regular maintenance as the oil heater needs yearly servicing. As the weather is cooling off I scheduled servicing. The ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Can my landlord charge me December rent?

In September my landlord fell on some hard times with his health that required him to have surgery. He asked for my October rent two weeks early and in exchange he would not require me to pay December ...
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Rent increase with 2 offers in California Bay Area

I just received my rent increase notice and noticed that there are 2 offers: One year lease contract would increase my rent by 10% Month-to-month leasing with the amount from #1 + $500. I got this ...
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Transferring a lease after receiving renewal offer from landlord; would new tenant be able to take advantage of same renewal offer?

Location: California, USA I have a little over a month left on my apartment lease, and my landlord has given a lease renewal offer. (I'm actually thinking to move out even before the lease is up.) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to prove noise cause Constructive Eviction

I live in a building which was constructed in the 1930's in Lansing, MI. I live in the back half of the building on the ground floor. My bedroom wall neighbors a tattoo shop and there is another ...
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Do tenant need to sign damage documents after leaving their rented appartment?

when my landlord checked my room on my leaving day he claimed that my room wasn't clean (for example the mattress under the cover were dirty with black spots on them). but the thing is they were ...