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A property from which the owner receives payment from the occupant(s), known as tenants, in return for occupying or using the property.

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Tests to determine when the Residential Tenancy Act applies. E.g. what counts as providing health care?

My friend was in a work related accident and suffered brain damage. He pays rent to live in a building that the average person would not be eligible to live in. Guests are required to check in at the ...
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Landlord decided to do work after informing me the room was not supposed to be rent

My landlord informed me that my room cannot be let anymore because it is too small and he might get a fine from Barnet Council. He also told me to either move out or let him in to do building work in ...
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NY state: a landlord is subletting an apartment but is trying to charge the renter after the move-out date

If Tenant A is trying to sublet their apartment, and the landlord finds/executes the sublease and receives payment from the new Tenant B, terminating the existing lease with Tenant A. Is there any ...
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Is it possible to rent a place without giving out all my personal information?

I am trying to rent a place in Sydney, Australia. I believe this question remains valid regardless where you live. When renting a place, a real estate agent is permitted by law to ask for as much ...
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Is there any lawful reason for a prospective landlord in Scotland to inquire of a potential tenant's nationality?

There's not more to this question than is in the title, unfortunately. As there is currently no right to rent procedure outside of England and Wales, does such a question but reek of unlawful landlord ...
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Can Landlord Require a Minimum Number of Occupants in NYC Apartment?

In New York City, is it legal for a landlord (or any other party) to require a minimum number of tenants in an apartment? I am searching (with three other people) for a four bedroom apartment, and we ...
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Are there any consequences for ignoring a private electrician company insisting on an inspection for year old work in Seattle?

Relevant summary at bottom, if you don't want to read a background story. I am renting this property and do not own it. Long story short I had a NEMA 14-50 EV charger installed in my rental house in ...
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If one stays in an AirBnB for which subletting is not allowed, is it your problem?

This question is based on this consumer affairs problem on the Guardian site, but the details are not explicit so I shall present a hypothetical: Alice owns a house Bob lets the house from Alice, ...
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Can a lease agreement have a clause that requires me to pay legal fees?

My rental property lease has a clause that I have to pay for their legal fees if anything happens unless the court states otherwise. Is this normal or should I be concerned?
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Is there a quick and easy legal way for the safety of tenants to be guaranteed in this situation?

This takes place in California. A boarding house is shared between 4 people, which are 3 tenants who have leases, and one homeowner. The homeowner, 75, has been diagnosed with dementia 2 years ago but ...
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UK - Tenancy less than 6 months, can I arrange new tenancy before he leaves?

I have read that Assured Shorthold Tenancies of less than 6 months are allowed, but you are not allowed to evict a tenant before 6 months. I have a tenant who has agreed to stay for 3 months (until ...
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Change Price of Rental Property Listing

I had a Zillow listing, but after some applications and talks with some local folk, I’ve realized I severely underpriced the rental property. Is it legal to change the price ?
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Can my apartment management stop me having visitor friend with pet? not overnight

We do not have anything mentioned in the lease about pets. I have moved in this apartment from 2015 and just last year they sent out pet policy changed and , no pets allowed. My friend visited me with ...
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UK: Letting rooms in your home through your own, limited company

I own and live in a house in UK with more rooms than I need, so I can rent out the surplus rooms. In UK there is a government scheme (HS223) that would allow me to earn £7500 per year tax-free, but I ...
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Leased an incomplete commercial building and landlord is not finishing [closed]

I leased a commercial building that was currently being built. At the time the physical structure had been completed and all that was left was connecting water and electricity to the building. In the ...
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Why can't any tenant in a subdivided New York CIty apartment get a better one for free?

Please correct me if I misunderstand (since in fact that is the essence of my question) but I understand that in NYC (for example), a tenant is entitled to an apartment that is up-to-code, regardless ...
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landlord refusing to fix incorrect electric wiring

I live in a house in Michigan that was turned into 6 apartments. My apartment is the main door on the main floor. it has recently come to my attention that the hallways and part of the house that is ...
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Renting a property for more than one year

I read the following sentence on a website regarding rental properties in Washington: In Washington State, if your lease is longer than 1 year a Legal Description of the property is required along ...
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Meaning of "following the end of the month after next" on room contract?

My landlord has provided the following information to terminate the contract period on their website (under Accommodation FAQs at the bottom): What are the notice periods? As an exception, the ...
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US-Texas: Landlord having to pay for troubleshooting of home issues when no issue is found

I have a rental property in Austin, TX that I have rented out to a single tenant. My tenant frequently reaches out to me with various requests, worried something is wrong with the home that can affect ...
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Own a duplex in Georgia, tenant on one side believes tenant on other dealing drugs due to traffic

I own a duplex in Georgia. The tenant in one side has notified me she believes that the tenant in the other side is dealing drugs based on the amount of foot and car traffic coming to the location. ...
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Suppose a lease begins on last week of February, how are the days of February calculated pro-rata?

Suppose a lease begins on February 26th, and the monthly rent is £10000. There would be 3 days of February included, but how would the rent payments for these days be calculated? February only has 28 ...
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California Apartment squeaky whistling carpet

I have carpet that makes a whistling/squeaking sound, everytime I walk on the living room . My apartment manager refuses to have someone inspect, to see if it's just loose floorboard, loose screw, or ...
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Electric meter inaccessible

My landlord has installed the electric meter of my flat, in a fast-food / deli building next to my building. He owns both buildings. I can't get access to the electricity meter when I want to (either ...
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Left item in an Airbnb, host no longer available. Responsibility lies with owner, host or Airbnb?

After staying one night in an Airbnb, my friend realised he left an item in the property (not expensive, cost of around €50). I immediately contacted the Host over Airbnb messaging, she confirmed she ...
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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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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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What is the minimum effort required to validate that a landlord-tenant communication is genuine if it isn't signed?

In the state of Washington can tenants disregard written communications from landlords if they are not signed? For example, if 2 printed letters are posted (on different days) notifying of a rent ...
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Can a foreigner from non-EU country rent out his/her apartment in Germany?

I travel a lot to Germany as a tourist. I was thinking of buying an apartment there. Germany laws do allow you to buy property even on tourist visa. But I was wondering if I could rent that property ...
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Has anyone ever gone to arbitration against Airbnb for not following their own TOS? [closed]

I feel Airbnb has violated their own TOS with their long term cancelation policy posted in another section of their site. Because this section changes frequently, I use their TOS as the legally ...
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What is the name of the type of real estate fraud/scheme I'm describing?

I'm writing a mystery story right now that takes place in Texas and currently the motive is that the victim - a real estate agent - typically leases property to people (particularly people starting a ...
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Boston, MA Condo association occupancy limitations

I was looking at apartments in Boston, MA and found one that I liked. 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom. I was going to move with my partner and one other friend. My partner and I would share a room. I was told ...
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In Texas, can one's rental application be rejected after previous acceptance and collection of deposit?

I need to know if it is legal and on what basis can a landlord do such.
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Can a landlord ask tenants if s/he can stop paying for an unused, not in lease, security system?

Not sure if this is more of an etiquette or a legal question but... Suppose that a landlord advertised a rental property in 2020 and mentioned in the ads that it was secured by an ADT security system. ...
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Why is it illegal in some states to rent out part of one own's home, if both parties agree to it? [closed]

In some states like New York for example, there are many laws regarding the limitations of how one is allowed to rent out parts of one own's home (assuming one owns the building) or apartment. The ...
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In WA state, can a landlord unilaterally impose a recurring fee to continue a lease on a month-to-month basis?

In the Washington state (outside of King county), assuming there is an existing month-to-month lease agreement, is there anything in the real estate law to prevent a landlord from imposing a recurring ...
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Can a landowner charge a dead person for renting property in the U.S.?

Can a landowner charge a dead person for renting property in the U.S.? Let's say my grandma died 4 months ago and the landowner only discovered that she was dead just now, can the landowner charge my ...
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When there is a legal requirement for someone to be 'qualified and competent' to carry out a job, how would this be tested?

The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 were recently introduced in England and require that landlords carry out an inspection and testing of the ...
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Allowable deductions for security deposit on rental property

Consider the scenario where the owner of a summer rental property learns that the county occupancy tax has increased between the time when a tenant signed a rental contract and paid the agreed upon ...
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Property Law - Professional Clean/Damage

My landlord is currently trying to charge me for professional cleaning even though the property was cleaned thoroughly prior to moving out and the inventory of the house says that many rooms were of a ...
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In Victoria Australia does a remote inspection count as an inspection for the purpose of property inspection frequency?

The residential tenancy act only allows one inspection per year for a property that is being rented out. With covid remote inspections where the tenant shares photos of the property with the real-...
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UK HMO Additional License for 5 tenants in 3 rooms but the single room has a couple

I am a tenant in a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) with 3 rooms which has the Additional Licensing and it is allowed to have max 5 occupants for a maximum of 3 households. Specifically London, UK. ...
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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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Replacement carpet in rental property

What are reasonable costs for replacing a carpet in a rental property? Here's the background - a bedroom carpet in a rental property has a bottle of wine spilled on it. The tenant apologises to the ...
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Can my landlord force me to sign a document that places additional restrictions on my residency without additional consideration?

I'm currently four months into a year long lease and the company that manages my building is asking me to sign a document agreeing to rules that weren't part of the original contract and allows them ...
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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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What happens if an AirBnB contract violates the overall Terms of Service?

I've identified an unusual listing on AirBnB: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/50901269?source_impression_id=p3_1627314727_DprmH0dh%2BrK58ACR Under the section "House rules" is the following ...
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Landlord penalty for law enforcement calls

The town where we own a rental property had a meeting for landlords (by which I mean owners of rental property) recently. Those who attended reported learning that there are some new laws regarding ...
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Rental lease agreement, what does Provided Further mean?

If someone recently purchased a house that has a tenant but would like to rent to a close young family member that recently moved to town. The lease agreement that was inherited from the previous ...
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Who is liable for damage to a rented house not caused by tenant?

Towards the end of a lease of a house, the glass in a sliding door was shattered and cost €300 to repair (which was paid by the landlord). When the tenant was leaving, the landlord deducted the cost ...
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