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Questions tagged [rental-property]

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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Paying for a housemate's share on utilities when we is unable to

So currently I live in a a housing situation where we have four housemates (counting myself there). We share the utilities four ways and split it as such. Recently one of the housemates quit his job ...
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What are the rights of an estate when a tenant dies in a rental unit?

My uncle died in January. He was renting an apartment month-to-month in Ohio. We are in the process of cleaning out his belongings from his apartment. There will be an estate sale of the majority of ...
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Firearm provision in lease agreement

I'm a university student and I shoot skeet on the weekends. Currently getting ready to sign an apartment lease for next year and I noticed this clause. Section C is the part I am confused about, as it ...
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What would count as reasonable grounds for refusal of a pet?

I'm currently renting a flat and have been for 6 months now. The tenancy agreement states: Not to keep any domestic animals or birds in the Premises without the prior written consent of the ...
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What is the correct length of time in which a landlord must provide rent increase notices in the UK?

The following GOV UK page states that tenants must be notified of rent increases at least 6 months prior to the increase. What I'm failing to understand from this is if that includes the tenancy ...
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Can landlord backbill 4.5 years worth of utilities that were never billed to us bimonthly as directed in the lease? (RSO rental)

My landlord has back-billed me for 4.5 years of water utilities and are saying I owe them money. The lease does state that the tenant pays for water (split as a percentage with the adjacent duplex ...
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Is it permissible by law to charge tenants for additional roommates?

Preface: I plan to purchase a single family home and rent it out to university students. Originally, it was expected that there would be one student per room (as communal areas would be sized ...
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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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What are the likely outcomes if I run out of money when renting a property?

I am currently renting a property and I lost my job. I am in a two year contract to let the property, of which I have over 18 months left. I am living in the UK. The landlord did not ask for a ...
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Can the Landlord Kick us out 9 months before the contract end date?

I live in a condo in Ontario, Canada. As I used to be a student (now have a full time job) I had to pay 1 year in advance back in September. Landlord and I signed a contract that states It is ...
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Buying a house in a partnership [closed]

I am buying a house with a colleague in California. I am paying 80% and he is paying 20%. He is going to live in the house, and pay rent for my 80% stakes in the house. Is it at all legal? Can I ...
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Non-refundable Application Fee

I live in Chicago where I've been apartment hunting for the past 2 months. My wife and I finally found a place that suit our budget and needs for an apartment. Upon finding the place, we made several ...
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Roommate caused water damage to our condo, what are my options?

I live with 3 roommates and all 4 of us are on a lease for the condo owned by our landlord. TL;DR my roommate "Jim" caused water damage to several rooms and I'm looking for advice on what I can ...
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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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Renting in Michigan former tenant and rental agreement

I bought a house in Saint Clair Shores. Closing took place 10/1/2018. I’m friends with the previous owner, who had a tenant. We agreed that she could continue to rent for a couple months. I drafted a ...
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Is my landlord required to bring an ungrounded house electrical service up to code?

We recently started renting an older house. We were installing a dryer when we noticed we were getting electric shocks when we touched the back of the dryer while it was plugged in. After some ...
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Is it legal to electronically sign a rental lease in South Australia?

is it legal to 'electronically sign' a lease / bond arrangement? https://www.docusign.com/how-it-works/legality/global/australia states that it's not legal for "some property transactions in South ...
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Rent till death lease

I have a lease that indicates my lease lasts till I die, with the terms that all bills (RE Tax, HOAs, utilities, all repairs, including a new roof if needed, all appliances,etc,etc,) .. This was ...
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My landlord is using the storage space to keep his stuff

I rented a flat in London and it has two storage cupboards in the hallway. But those cupboards are occupied by landlord's stuff so I am unable to use those spaces that I am paying for. It has been ...
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How to prove landlord didn't return damage deposit within required time

According to the Residential Tenancy Act a landlord must return the damage deposit within 15 days time. Isn't it easy for a landlord to not do this but pretend he had tried? For example what if the ...
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If the Residential Tenancy Act does not apply, what does?

In BC, the RTA stipulates laws regarding rental homes. However, it does not apply under certain circumstances, such as when the tenant shares the kitchen or bathroom with a home owner. My question is, ...
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Tenant joint letter to evict an other tenant?

I am in the Los Angeles area, and there are 4 tenants in my house. The last tenant who just moved in yesterday smokes, I told him that he needs to do it at the far end of the yard, and clean up ...
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UK - Hot Water changed from Gas to Electric - What recourse do I have?

Long question, jump to the end for a TL:DR. I rent a house, I'm the only occupant. My Gas boiler was given a gas safety certificate by an engineer who warned me that the boiler was extremely ...
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Tenancy - definition of “The Property” and exceptions

So I'm having a small issue with my landlord who has changed the lock on my garage, and says that "I never rented the garage". Wondering if anyone is able to confirm my understanding, the below ...
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If landlord insists/pressures tenant to move out early should mutual agreement to end tenancy be signed?

I know this is a bit of a strange question. I have a fixed term tenancy agreement and the lease is not up yet. However, the landlady really doesn't like me and has made it very unpleasant for me to ...
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Can a landlord refuse my request for rental because of my fluency in the local language

Summary I live in Czech Republic and during my search for a new flat, a landlord refused to rent me the flat because I am not fluent enough in the local language. Is this a legitimate reason for ...
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Trying to negotiate rental contract

I live in Washington state and am trying to negotiate some terms in the rental agreement (Specifics below). The corporation representative replied due to fair housing laws they are unable to modify ...
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Damage to rental property after abandonment/final checkout with landlord

We recently moved from one rental to another. Due to finding our new place rapidly, we submitted our 30 days notice on July 15 which was also our starting day at the new place. We had nearly moved ...
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private guest-house owner, can he/she demand more payment which was not agreed upon previously

Bear with me as I am not an expert on the law, I have a a question regarding private guest-house / airBnB owners and what their rights are and what they may not be allowed to do. Before I start, I ...
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Is this proper use of a FOIA request?

Assume someone wants to rent a townhouse but doesn't have good enough credit. So this person asks a co-signer to co-sign for the townhouse. The co-signer lives across the country so travel to the ...
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Should I fight City Trash Citation for tenants trash

I own a quadplex in Cincinnati. Only 2 of the 4 units were occupied, but a tenant moved out on Monday, so I'm down to 1. The one that just moved out put all their trash by the road, not in a bin. My ...
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Legality of “tenant negligence” to make tenant pay for repairs

Background: I am a college student in South Carolina, USA. I'm currently in a dispute with my landlord, over what I think is an unfair assumption of negligence about a plumbing leak. Our water bill ...
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illegal Towing in apartment complexes

If an apartment complex has a contract with a towing company to tow illegally parked cars does a manager have to be there when the car is the sign for each card is being towed at the time of being ...
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Is it legal to post my experience about my landlord?

I had a horrible experience, wanted to move out and the landlord reactivated the ad. Is it legal to post a comment to highlight my negative experiences? To me it seems like giving 1 star to a product ...
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Is a 60 day move-out notice on month-to-month lease legal? (Texas)

My 6 month lease ends July 15th and I want to move out as soon as possible. My lease agreement specifies: "After that (July 15), this lease will automatically renew month-to-month unless either ...
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my landlord won't let me in on the day my tenancy begins, is this legal?

My tenancy begins on July 1st, however as this is a Sunday my letting agent will not give me the keys on this day. I really need to move my stuff in on July 1st, can I claim that not allowing me to ...
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Change in house rules pleadable?

Last year I moved in a building that rents studios to students. At that time, we signed a contract (including the house rules) with the former company that managed the building. A few months back, a ...
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Dirty Apartment 3 day notice to cure breach or quit San Diego, CA

I received a "Three Day notice to cure breach or quit" for a dirty apartment. It is dated Wednesday, but was left on my door Thursday at 9am. The landlord is coming over on Saturday before noon to ...
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Is AirBnb synonymous with Subletting

I am living in London, UK. I am considering co-renting a 2 bedroom flat with a close friend of mine. We have a large living room in the flat which we are considering renting out on AirBnb (this could ...
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Clause in contract - is there a law protecting me from a landlord abusing it?

Context So, I'm going through the process of creating a shorthold tenancy with a private landlord in the UK. We've done our references and now are down to signing the contract. Everything in the ...
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What are the laws for ventilation in bathrooms in NJ rental units?

I remember reading somewhere previously that landlords are required by law to have working ventilation in bathrooms for their properties. Unfortunately, I can't find where this is stated. Does ...
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Is sewage in Maryland, USA a utility and what protections come with that?

The title of this question might need some work, because my question is really two-fold. I live in a rented Townhouse in Maryland, USA. Water and Sewage costs are separated because the county ...
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Public vs Private sidewalk in city

I just got asked not to walk on a seemingly public sidewalk. Being as sensitive as I am it upset me a great deal. I would like to know how to find out who owns the apartments I was walking by and who ...
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How to report Airbnb income in tax return?

We live in California, US. We lived in an apartment in a very bad school district. We only realized that this January when we had to register kindergarten for our son, and we had to move. However, ...
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Are date ranges in contracts inclusive or exclusive?

I was recently in a dispute over whether a date range in a lease was inclusive or exclusive of the start and end dates. The wording was: The lease starts on 14/1/2016 The lease ends on 13/1/2017 So ...
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Letting agent lying (UK)

We visited a property to rent, we made an offer which was accepted, paid deposit + admin fees, received the tenancy agreement with a special clause which says that we can't use the balcony!!! (they ...
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Tenancy agreement with a starting date in the past

I've signed a contract for tenancy which apparently started two whole months before I even signed the contract. I overlooked this starting date at first because frankly I didn't expect it to be in the ...
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In Oregon, when can by landlord deduct carpet cleaning from my deposit?

I am a new resident of Oregon and will be renting a home. To prepare, I've been reading their landlord/tenant law. There are two parts about carpet cleaning and I'm not sure how to reconcile them. 90....
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Clarity regarding Victorian law about house sharing

I live in Melbourne and I'm sharing a house with 4 other people (all of us are renting). All the people are really great except that one of them is, however, acting like a baby. Every time I bring my ...
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Mistake in our lease

We entered into a 2 year lease agreement in July 2016. I have since discovered that the end date is wrong in our lease. It should have been June 2018, not August 2018. My landlord is being is not ...