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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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 ...
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Is it renter's responsibility to cover overcharge by a submetering company?

A person is renting a house. Per the rental agreement, it is their responsibility to cover the water and sewer bills. The house is located in a community which is serviced by a submetering company. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I Rent My USDA Mortgaged Home Out?

Background: I purchased my home in Maryland on October 2015 with a USDA mortgage loan. I would now like to rent my home out and move because I'm getting a new job somewhere else in Maryland. I read ...
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Requesting policy verbatim from rental manager requiring 3 forms of ID

When asked for policy on ID requirements from the rental manager, they keep telling me that they require 3 forms - state, ssn card, passport. (Passport is at Visa office for at least a week, can't ...
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Tennessee landlord's rights on charging tenant's "on file" debit card without authorization

Is it legal for a landlord in the state of Tennessee to charge a tenant's debit card electronically (using information stored from a previous transaction) without the tenant's knowledge, presence (...
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Tenant Law - Pay full rent for one day over 30-day notice?

I've been skimming over this trying to find if a landlord can demand rent for me staying a day over my 30 day notice. Specifically because the landlord is out of town that day. Can a landlord demand ...
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Can rent be increased freely in m-2-m arrangements?

Consider a scenario where a room is rented in a house with little or no formal contract obligation (one month notice on either side) and it is month-to-month. The renter is basically a guest who pays ...
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Can my landlord force me to stay?

I currently live in a residence for temporary stays in London with which I am under contract. The contract stipulates a minimum term of 5 weeks (which is passed) and then rolls on a weekly basis. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 anyone issue a bill regarding damage identified in your former appartment?

I left my old appartement 2 months ago, I just received the regulation regarding the charges, rent, repairs and security deposit. As the title mention it, there were some costs due to cleaning of ...
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Moving into an apartment early as a rent concession

I've been negotiating with a management company to get a rent concession on an apartment in their building. I originally asked for a 1.5 month rent concession, instead they came to me with the ...
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Terminating the contract early (before tenant moves in)

I live in Uk and renting a flat in Netherlands, my tenant gave me deposit but agreement states he has to pay one month in advance, two weeks have passed since we signed contract but still no money. ...
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Apartment leaser refuses to fix or acknowledge broken phone jack/lines

I've got broken phone lines coming into my apartment, which four technicians have confirmed (when trying to hook up DSL for my internet service). My apartment lessor refuses to acknowledge the issue ...
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How can Contra Costa's Secondhand Smoke Protections Ordinance apply to smoking in a private residence?

I'm conducting an apartment search in the east San Francisco Bay area in Contra Costa county. Recently I was told that smoking was banned in unincorporated areas in the county, and the apartment in ...
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Liability insurance requirements when renting a car

Traveling can be a somewhat confusing time, legally speaking, because the distant jurisdiction you're traveling in may have different requirements from your normal place or residence. And there's ...
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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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Hong Kong law; terminating tenancy after 1 day of renting due to bad neighborhood

We have signed a contract with an agent in Hong Kong for 6 months. As I understand it's not possible to terminate a contract legally in most cases in Hong Kong. Is there any law around this in the ...
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Squatters are not Trespassers?

My wife is an assistant manager at an "affordable housing" complex (places that are not designated as such apparently admitting they are unaffordable, but that's a snide side note). A tenant ...
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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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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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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 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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Can someone contract to waive their renter/dwelling rights?

Here is a completely hypothetical question. If I wanted to take a homeless person off the street, and let them move into a spare room/house, do they have any tenant's rights (i.e. I can't kick them ...
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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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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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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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What can I do about a landlord who falsely claims uncleanliness after I move out?

Two weeks after moving out, my landlord said that I was going to be charged $40 for cleaning fees. After several emails of me trying to ask him what I was being charged for, he claimed that there were ...
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Will getting court order and being evicted get a criminal record, therefore making future job endeavors problematic?

Evaluating various scenarios. United Kingdom. One of the potential option is: do not pay rent landlord gives notice court eviction Will tenants being evicted get a criminal record that will ...
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NSW, Australia. How to kick out a guy in the house who hasn’t paid so many weeks

I am living in Sydney, NSW, Australia. I am head tenant of my house, by which I mean I rent the house. I want to kick out a guy who is living in the house now. He hasn’t paid rent in many weeks; he ...
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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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Is this a valid reason to not pay my Rent?

I have been renting a property since the 06/07/2016 and in the advert for the property it mentioned that WiFi is included in the rent, I've been waiting for a month now and they keep either ignoring ...
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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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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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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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Can a landlord demand full rent on the first when a roommate gave 30 day’s notice that they are vacating on the 11th?

My roommate gave 30 days notice to me and my landlord, the 11th is her last day. My roommate has paid one third of the rent (10 days) and I have paid my half of the rent. Since today is the 3rd, I ...
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Guaranteeing One Month worth of Rent

First let me say I have no legal experience... I currently rent from a large property management company on Long Island (NY). About 1.5 years ago, I decided to pay month-to-month since I entered the ...