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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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US(Florida) - Can I post publicly against the grift from my landlord [closed]

So I am getting grifted by my landlord, he is trying to charge me for applicances(Dishwasher/Refrigerator) replace/repair cost which according to contract should come from him(Pic posted). I used to ...
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Hotel 30 day issue [closed]

After 30 days tenants get tenant protection. Because most motels aren't legally sophisticated, this de facto means anyone who stays at a motel for 30 days becomes a permanent resident that cannot be ...
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In a furnished apartment: Are tenants or landlords responsible for upkeep/replacement of large appliances? (Germany specific)

Location: Berlin, Germany Situation: 8 years lived in flat, 5 as contract holder. Provided furnished. Contract renewed every 1 or 2 years. Landlords live on another continent, only visit x1 or x2 per ...
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My finance company charges more late fees than my contract states

I was late making a payment on a vehicle that I am financing and the late fee was high. I decided to go over my documents for my car and noticed that it states after 10 days, which they applied the ...
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Can a landlord force me to pay utilities with a money order/cashiers check?

In California. Landlord sent an email saying that they can no longer take checks from my unit and I had to pay via money order/cashier's check. I did bounce a check this month, death in the family and ...
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Landlord Right to Enter While Tenant Not Present (Texas)

We rent an apartment in Texas and will be moving in the summer. Our landlord would like to schedule showings to new prospective tenants. Our landlord has given us notice of the showing times (24 ...
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Wisconsin Renter Rights - Lease switching to month-to-month

I am currently in a lease in Wisconsin the lease states “ The Lease Agreement wil begin on May 1, 2023 and will end on April 28, 2024. “, as we are planning to move out at the end of this term (April ...
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In Washington, DC, when a yearly lease becomes month-to-month, how much notice must a landlord (with intent to sell) give to the tenant?

I am living in an apartment in Washington, DC for which I had a year-long lease, beginning in December 2022, so the lease was up in December 2023. At this time I informed my landlord that I would like ...
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Couldn't the landlord just say the Thermometer doesn't work when confronted with the temperature being too low?

In Germany, from what I understand, when the temperature in apartment falls below a tolerable amount, then the renter can request the landlord for a rent reduction. This happend to me, and I got a ...
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Is it legal for the landlord to order me to provide the keys to them, if I am to go to abroad?

I am renting a room in the house of an old lady. She told me that, if I am to leave more than seven days from the place where I live, then I must hand her down the keys. Is this legal?
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I am the Manager/owner of a Michigan LLC and need to take legal action in Michigan to collect unpaid tenant rent [closed]

I am the Manager/owner of a Michigan LLC which owns several rental properties. I need to take legal action in Michigan to collect unpaid tenant rent... about $8000 overdue Do I have to hire an ...
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How long is the notice period by the landlord for a furnished room in an apartment in the same house as the landlord?

Details: The tenant is single. The tenant cannot enter the landlord's apartment. The landlord owns the entire house. The agreement was verbal The apartment has two rooms, but only one is rented ...
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Tenant's permitted use of rented parking space

I rent an apartment in a block of flats. Tenants are given an assigned car parking space in a basement-level parking lot, for which they also pay a monthly rent. The landlord has written to us stating ...
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Implications of rental property being clean to a "professional standard"

Some short backstory: Me and my partner moved into a rental flat (England) which was very unclean. We took a lot of time cleaning it ourselves, whilst exchanging many emails with the rental agency. ...
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Mandatory apartment inspection

My apartment in Texas has mandatory unit inspections inside the entire apartment, including water leaks, the smoke detector, the HVAC filter, and electrical outlets, three times a year. Property ...
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What are the consequences of leaving the UK with Rent Arrears accumulating?

I was unable to cancel my tenancy agreement after I cancelled my plans to study in the UK. This has resulted in me owing them annual rent. I agree it’s my fault but the amount is significantly high ...
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Can a landlord be denied insurance payment if a breach of the agreement was without their knowledge?

Suppose a landlord has taken out landlord insurance which stipulates/limits the use of the residence, e.g. "The property may not be used for commercial purposes". The tenant now operates a ...
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Currently without a lease, the lease my landlord sent me has 2 distinct errors [closed]

Can I cross things out and fix those 2 errors, and send him a signed lease with my edits, or should I wait for him to fix the errors himself. I told my landlord about the 2 errors and we're currently ...
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Renting a car and liability

Let's say someone (Person A) rents out a car to someone else (Person B). They sign a contract that states that the renter of the car (Person B) cannot hold the owner (Person A) financially liable for ...
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Moving into dirty property? What are my rights [England]

I just moved into a property in England, and the place is absolutely filthy. For instance, the bathroom has not being cleaned, the walls, carpets, kitchen and so on are proper dirty, And there are ...
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Can I charge a specific house hack tenant utilities but not the other tenants?

I rent rooms out in the house I live in and own. I have month to month lease agreements with utilities included on 3 rooms. I recently received an abnormally high electric bill, around $200 higher ...
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Tenant with no gas California [closed]

If one were in Orange County in California and moved into a rental property where the landlord guaranteed heating/gas/hot water, but there was an issue in the gas line to the apartment complex and ...
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Landlord claims I missed a rent payment from over a year ago, I don't have easy way to confirm a payment from that far back. What are my obligations?

I'm renting a room from a person, not a large organization; it's a monthly rental. He claims he just saw I had missed my monthly rent payment from April of last year. I don't have an easy way to ...
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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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Are unreasonable late fees prosecuted as usury?

As I understand the term usury: it is the action or practice of lending money at unreasonably high rates of interest. Are unreasonable late fees prosecuted as usury? Is there mother term? If a ...
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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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In washington state can a landlord suddenly rescind an agreed rent renewal with no forewarning?

First section below is the detailed scenario of the requested relevant law(s), and below that is the questioning of the scenario's legality: Abby has a lease that ends in May, and was offered a lease ...
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Multiple issues in UK rented flat after check-in. What are my rights? [closed]

I have just moved into a new flat and as soon as I entered I took a video and noticed that the flat has never been cleaned after the last tenant left. I also took a note of all the issues there were ...
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Minimum size of room in flat rental UK in an non-HMO?

I have rented a flat in London and I was wondering whether the landlord is renting it illegally due to the size of the rooms. I am aware that there is a minimum room size requirement for the HMO (...
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(Germany) Repairs at end of rental contract for pre-existing issues: who has burden of proof?

I recently moved to a new apartment, and cancelled the contract for my previous apartment where I had lived for several years. The contract for the old apartment had a three month notice period, so I ...
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Does Maine law require a tenant to leash a dog on a rented property occupied by other tenants?

I live in Maine and have a multi-unit home with two units — a first-floor unit and second-floor unit — that I rent out. The two units share the same foyer, and the tenants do not know each other well....
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Can a German declaration of division (Teliungserklärung) or community ordinance (Gemeinschaftsordnung) prohibit long-term rentals?

Consider an apartment block consisting of three equal units A, B, and C, located in Bavaria, Germany. At present, all are owner-occupied and the Community of Apartment Owners (...
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Is there a law requiring a landlord to respond to rental agencies request for information in regards to previous tenants?

I have left a rental and have been trying for over 3 months to gain housing through other rental agencies (first and second month I was still at the property). The last place I have applied for ...
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What's the notice after the fixed term agreement has expired

Property is in England. I have tenant who has given me their notice, they had a fixed term agreement that expired a few months ago they were looking to buy a house so we agreed they could just let it ...
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Is it illegal to block, on social media, a person who sends a legal threat?

I live in the middle east, and two weeks back I left a negative factual review on a certain hostel in Abu Dhabi. They gave me a scare threat today, saying that they will file a police case for this. I ...
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How is transient occupancy determined in Colorado?

Colorado Revised Statutes § 38-12-511 (2020), "(d) Transient occupancy in a hotel or motel that lasts less than thirty days;" In Colorado how is transient occupancy determined? If a hotel ...
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(Germany) Does a follow-up lease contract completely supersede the old one?

In the last three years or so I had to sign a new lease contract for the same place three times: At the very beginning of the lease When my girlfriend moved in When I had to get an extension for 3 ...
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UK - What if only one tenant can prove right-to-rent?

I'm doing right-to-rent checks on prospective tenants. They are a couple, one of them can give me a share code, the other one cannot (yet). Can I let the house to just the one person, and allow the ...
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Rent office space and sleep there

Could someone theoretically rent out some office space in Pennsylvania in the United States and sleep in it? Some business owners work late all the time and some may sleep in their office. When does ...
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24 hour "gym" In the city

Lets say someone opens up a 24 hour "gym" installs security cameras everywhere has a couple of bathrooms but the place is made up mostly of rows and rows of couches and some workout ...
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Hotels and code requirements for living space

Do hotels in the United States in New York City for example have to uphold code requirements for living space? If they don't couldn't someone just open up a couple of sheds in their backyard call it a ...
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Transferring a property with personal mortgage to an LLC through a land trust

Let's say one has a property with a personal mortgage on it. This question is about transferring the property to an LLC. In order to avoid triggering accelerated mortgage payment, this is often done ...
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What are the precise criteria for making a place a legal residence for a person in Denmark?

I would like to know the legal requirements for a dwelling to be considered legal and fit for registering as a residence with the government, in Denmark. I would prefer a complete, clear checklist, if ...
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Does cascade of ownership indicate ownership?

Does cascade of ownership indicate ownership? Person A owns 100% shares of a business entity B. Business entity B owns a business entity C. Business entity C owns a house D. Two questions please: ...
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Does the 6th April 2023 date for reduced CGT personal allowance apply to date of sale, or exchange of contracts?

We are selling a rental property and as such Capital Gains Tax (CGT) applies on profits. On 6th April 2023, the personal CGT allowance is being reduced from £12,300 to £6000. Our sale is likely to ...
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Rent a residential address [closed]

I want to have a residential address in England or another country; I want to know is it possible to have it ? If yes, is it possible to have document which states this address is on my hold such as ...
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A Penny for Your Thoughts: Can You Evict a Tenant for Paying Rent in Pennies?

A friend of mine owns an apartment complex in NJ (USA) with multiple rentable units and is having difficulty with a particular tenant who insists on paying his rent in coins (pennies, nickels and ...
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Is it legally possible for a tenant to replace their landlord?

I was wondering if a tenant feels their landlord has wronged them, if there could be any legal argument, even an unusual one, that if a person has established a residence somewhere to some non-trivial ...
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What's the point of an inheritance tax on movable property? Can't valuable property be shipped to a country without the tax, and be inherited there?

This probably wouldn't happen for property that's low value and bulky, like furniture. But for property like yachts, planes, artwork, jewellery, etc., it seems easy to move it to a country without ...
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Personal Liability Renters Insurance

My renters insurance has section described as Personal Liability(Bodily Injury and Property Damage). My question is, is this liability for this dwelling only. If I am sued for bodily injury from auto ...
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