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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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Tenant responsible for removing a tree he planted in a rental property?

I have a tenant that is moving out after his second lease with us and he has planted a tree of unknown type within three feet of the home. He has provided notice of leaving and I'd like to be certain ...
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Will my landlord fix a leaky faucet?

I just got a lease to sign, but I am confused by some of the language. My question in short is: what does "public mains up to the point of entry" mean? More information: It reads: ... Landlord ...
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I found a small sum of cash in a property I am renting. Can I spend it? [duplicate]

This is not a duplicate because I live in this house, and have a right to enjoy it. While the answer may end up being the same, the question is very, very different. While thoroughly cleaning part of ...
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Charged for Contract Renewal without Notice of Fees

Due to changes in UK law, landlords are now only allowed to hold a maximum of 5 weeks' rent. When I inquired as to how the excess would be returned to me, I was told it wouldn't be until I quit my ...
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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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Does Prepaying the Last Month of Rent Lock in the Rate?

Suppose A rents a property to B for six months. Initially, the rent is $500 per month, but A requires first and last upfront, so B pays $1000 plus deposit to move in. During month 4, A raises the ...
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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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Can a retail tenant call a tow company to tow a car in private property?

We have a retail space at first floor of an apartment complex building. There're 4 parking spaces in the building that assigned to us for employee parking only.(The parking lot it separated with ...
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Does a Pet Deposit change the meaning of Wear and Tear?

I am curious, in a Rental Agreement there are the following stipulations for having pet(s) on the property: a non-refundable pet deposit be made (Payment) I think I can safely assume this is for ...
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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 force me to sign an agreement whereby I'd have to pay their legal fees?

Canada, Ontario: My landlord included this item in the additional terms for a lease they want me to sign: Tenants agree to pay all reasonable costs, Lawyer’s fees and expenses made or ...
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Rental agreement - Ending the tenancy clause

I live in Vancouver and rented a room in a shared house from the person who has the lease. I did not have to deal with the house owner ever. The person who has the lease pulled up this agreement ...
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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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Rental Property Declared Lead Free. Do I still have to provide disclousres?

My rental property in Anne Arundel County Maryland was built in 1940. I just had it tested and it was certified as Lead Free. Do I still need to provide my tenants with yearly copies of The EPA “...
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Does suspicion of smoking (lease violation) constitute an “emergency” or otherwise allow a landlord to enter without notice?

Assume that tobacco smoking indoors is legal, but there is also a (legal) lease provision that smoking in the unit is against the lease and grounds for eviction. Can a landlord legally enter the ...
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What can I do if the tenant has vacated the apartment but didn't pay last month bill for electricity?

I have an apartment which I gave to 3 students on rent. This month they vacated the apartment without paying the last month electricity bill. I have no written agreement but did police verification. ...
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Can a landlord refuse to rent to confidential address recipient

Someone I know has a court ordered confidential address (due to domestic violence) that allows them to use PO Boxes for all correspondences and their name and physical address cannot be made public. ...
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Landlord obligations when plumbing causing flooding in unit

I live in an old building that was originally a single family residence but long ago was converted into four units. The unit below mine has flooded probably 10 times in the last year. Our landlord is ...
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What happens in Ontario if the tenant does not move out at the end of the term?

The standard Ontario residential tenancy agreement states: The tenant does not have to move out at the end of the term. See Parts C and D in general information. However, Part C just states that: ...
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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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Question about Ontario N9 form

A tenant provides an N9 form to a landlord (http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/documents/ltb/Notices%20of%20Termination%20&%20Instructions/N9.pdf), a tenant's notice to end the tenancy, on November 5, 2019 ...
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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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Does California require smoke detectors in a garage used as a laundry room?

The building I live in is a 4 unit apartment that used to be one large single family residence. The garage is located under my unit, next to one unit on the ground floor. There is a door from the ...
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Rental Issues - HMO was never issued by landlord (UK) & Notice Period after AST expiration

Back in late 2016, three people rent a brand new flat in London (UK). Then, during the years, we had a few contract renewals (AST) with new names (as we had one person being replaced every year). ...
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Is a notice of intent to vacate legally binding in California?

I am in the process of moving to a new apartment. I paid the security deposit, and signed the lease. About one week before the agreed move in date, the landlord informed me that the previous tenant, ...
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What are the range of legal limits on guests in a rental apartment

let's say I rent an apartment long term 1-2yrs what restrictions can a landlord place in me having guests? I'm curious about the range for example my impression is the landlord and claim a long term ...
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Evicting My Domestic Partner from an Illegal Basement Apartment

I own a single family house in Queens, NY. I have an illegal basement apartment where my ex (legal domestic partner) has lived for 3 years to share care of our dogs. One of the dogs recently died and ...
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Record keeping by estate agents

When renting (or buying) in the UK, estate agents will keep a copy of your ID either printed or online. I want to know the reason why this ID needs to be kept and cannot be deleted after the customer ...
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Would secretly placing a security camera in a shared garage, but only viewing my half, be legal?

Backstory: I recently had a lot of valuable belongings stolen out of my shared garage (rental unit) while I was away for a week. There was no sign of forced entry, and there are a few possibilities to ...
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Where can I find references for UK rental/tenancy law?

I'm moving out of my flat and my letting agent insists I give them the keys before they do the check out inspection. I'm really uncomfortable with that - I've had landlords and agents try to keep my ...
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What rights do I have as a tenant of a rental property if the property is condemnable?

My boyfriend and I are currently renting a room from a friend. The friends is the only one on the lease, and the house is in very bad shape. There has been a plumbing issue for years, but instead of ...
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Can I sue my landlord for failing to mark the dangers of something under construction?

The two jacuzzies in my complex are out of order and smell/look like human cesspools. The two signs that used to be on them, "out of order" are no longer there, but the jacuzzies remain in the same ...
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“As is” clause - Can I remove items not retrieved by landlord?

I recently signed a one year lease for an apartment that came almost completely furnished as it was previously a short-term rental unit. Prior to moving in the landlord stated that we could use ...
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can tenant end/prorate month to month lease for extra days needed instead paying full month?

Our annual(NY Nassau County) lease ended, & we're now considered month to month (45% increase); we need an extra 12 days to stay after the first extra month. Are we bound to pay for full extra ...
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Can I enter a rental property without giving notice if I'm afraid a tenant may be hurt?

I rent a “Mother-In-Laws quarters” (guest area) that is on the side of my house. It has a private entrance. If I'm concerned something has happened to the tenant, am I legally allowed to enter the ...
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Is law enforcement responsible for damages made by a search warrant?

Why do police use a battering ram without first checking the doorknob on a low threat warrant? What if a small child was on the other side of the door and got seriously injured by the battering ram? ...
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Telecom fee that is mentioned in the lease but no mention of exact amount (U.S.)

My apartment lease says that the Internet has a telecom fee but there's no mention of how much the telecom fee is anywhere in the contract. In this case, am I obligated to pay this fee? Does it not ...
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Can tenants change their mind as to move out date? (UK Law) [closed]

The landlords serve an invalid section 21 (some pre requisites haven't been met), however, the tenants agree to the move out date (in writing). The landlord then makes arrangements for travel costs ...
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Not paying property rent due to unlivable condition

I'm living in an apartment complex in Chicago suburbs. I was paying rent continuously throughout the course of the lease. But it has been 2 months that I'm surrounded with huge number of pests, mostly ...
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How to prove unreasonable interference with use and enjoyment of property?

I am not looking for legal advice here, this is for educational purposes. If I had to prove unreasonable interference with use and enjoyment of property in a situation where someone in my rental ...
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Rental agreement [closed]

I've been renting my house for 4 years now. My lease ends October 1st. I was informed on May 15 that my landlord was selling the property and June 1st I was notified the house was sold and i had 30 ...
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Can my landlord keep my deposit for longer in case additional flea treatment is needed? (renting with pets)

The pet clause in my tenancy agreement (AST) states that the landlord will keep part of my deposit (£300) for an additional 3 months, in case additional flea treatment is needed. I'm perfectly happy ...
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(CA tenant law question) 3-Day Notice to Cure or Quit, with vague “cure”

I live in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco. After my wife and I moved in 22 years ago, the (then) owner/landlord and I came to an agreement that allowed me to use the basement storage ...
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Maximum penalty for breaking residential lease in Michigan?

I live in Michigan and I am breaking my lease to move to Maryland. I current pay around $1200 a month. According to the document I signed, I have to remain in the apartment for 6 months, then give ...
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My landlord verbally told me that they have a secert setup of cameras, what should I do?

I was discussing something with LL and in heat of moment he verbally said that he have a secert setup of cameras. He wasn't explicit if it's inside building or outside, but he said that he knows how ...
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Can Landlord Make Changes To Apartment Fee Policy In A Memo?

I'm running into some difficulty with the new property manager for my apartment complex in Washington state. I broke one of the rules that weren't ever enforced in the past five years I lived here. I ...
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Would EVA foam under the carpet be considered an unacceptable fire risk?

I'd like to put some EVA foam under the carpet (above the floorboards) on the first floor bedroom of my house, to dampen the sound of foot steps. The fire safety building regulations (section B2) say ...
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Is it okay for letting agency to deny me viewing for not telling them my employer name and how long I had been in a profession?

Is it okay for a letting agency to ask me these questions ? What is the name of company I work for ? The property I am renting at the present is through agency or a landlord? How long I have been ...
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How does a lawyer help when taking someone to court for money owed?

I had a landlord who I believe owes me money for several things. The two biggest would be prorated rent and the return of damage deposit. Since I shared a kitchen with this landlord, it is out of the ...
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How do you interpret: option to break after 12 months with at least 2 months’ notice

"option to break after 12 months with at least 2 months’ notice" In my opinion, the sentence above can be interpreted as follows: 1) the agreement can be broken at least 12 months after inception ...

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