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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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Michigan Lease Contract Auto Renewal

My lease states the following: LEASE TERM. The initial term of the Lease Contract begins on the 12th day of October, 2019 and ends at midnight the 11th day of October, 2020. This Lease Contract will ...
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Is it legal in Oakland, CA for a master tenant to profit from a subtenant?

Can a master tenant in Oakland, CA charge a subtenant in a room a higher price than the value of the room based the proportion of the room size to the whole house? I.e., if master tenant has been ...
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Is it legal in the US to force you to buy insurance (as a bundle) for something you already have insurance for?

For example, a company that rents out car parking spaces requires that I will also buy insurance for the property inside my car, while I already have insurance for the property inside my car. For ...
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(UK) What does “the landlord must carry out repairs within a reasonable amount of time” mean?

I’ve had a serious leak in the property I’m renting, and had to move out because the water was coming through the lights, so the water, and electricity had to be turned off. The landlord has requested ...
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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 I be sued for denying a tenant on the basis of income?

I am a first-time landlord in Philadelphia, PA, USA looking to rent out my condo. As would be expected, I am looking to rent to tenants who are financially secure and wouldn't have any issue paying ...
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Secretly recorded audio to meeting with landlord and now starting a dispute against him. Can I submit it as evidence?

My ex-landlord preferred to communicate by in person meetings. I began covertly recording our meetings with the microphone on my phone. Only the audio was recorded, not the video. My ex-landlord was ...
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Rent additional costs matter in Germany [closed]

I've rented a furnished apartment from the beginning of 2019 until last month in Baden-Württemberg, Germany The rental contract stated that service charges/additional costs are paid as a monthly flat ...
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Meaning of contract term “alone”

I am about to enter into a rental agreement. A section of the agreement reads: "The balance refunded alone the deposit" I am unfamiliar with the use of the term "alone" in this ...
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What options do I have as a renter when the carpet smells like pet urine?

I moved to AZ and was unable to personally inspect the unit prior to signing a lease. I noticed the carpets smelled like pet urine within 48 hours and noted this in the move in checklist. I eventually ...
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Can forwarding address be provided by e-mail for landlord to return security deposit?

If a landlord does not return a tenant's damage deposit in 15 days from the later of the move out date or receiving a forwarding address, tenant may go after him for double. If the forwarding address ...
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Death of one of two tenant parties during notice period

Scenario Two parties A, B sign a rental contract in Germany. Only party A lives there, party B merely cosigns the contract, but neither makes any payments nor lives in the propery. Party B adopted ...
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If landlord doesn't return damage deposit, must you remind him before starting a case?

Where I live if a landlord doesn't return a damage deposit, the tenant can go after him for double the value. From a pragmatic view, must/should the tenant warn the landlord before the 15 days are up? ...
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Landlord agreed to dog, but property management said no. What can I do?

I asked my landlord if I could keep a small dog in the apartment for therapeutic reasons. I struggle with depression, anxiety and ptsd and felt a dog could provide emotional support.
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Can water bills be shared in independent flats of a building (UK)

I have signed an assured short-hold tenancy agreement for a year in a London flat. The building has a main entrance and then 4 different flats. My main question is whether it is normal that the ...
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Calendar month in property letting (UK)

A tenancy agreement gives the end date of the tenancy as being on the 30th of a month, where the month has 31 days. The rent is stated as being amount x per calendar month. Is it right, therefore, ...
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Unresponsive landlord not providing lease renewal

I am renting an apartment (not rent-controlled) and my lease will be up at the end of the month. My current lease states the landlord is supposed to provide the renewal lease at least 60 days before ...
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Legal Liabilities as a Landlord if Tenants have committed assault?

As a landlord, are there liabilities if one of your tenants in one of your owned properties assault, sexually or not, a fellow tenant living in the same property? What about if there is assault by a ...
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Pay a company to refuse business with a specific individual?

Can I pay an apartment complex to refuse business with a specific individual? Or more generally, can I pay any company to refuse business with any specific individual? I believe that this would be ...
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Can I be liable for vandalism if I have posted a political sign on the property?

I have posted a political sign on the front lawn of a house I am renting. The landlord has told me that if I don’t remove this sign, I will be liable for any vandalism occurring to the house, as he ...
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In BC residential tenancy is there no longer a fixed term lease where tenant must vacate at end?

To my understanding the new government changed laws so that when a fixed term tenancy comes to an end, it automatically is converted to a month-to-month tenancy. There is no longer the option to have ...
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What does it mean if your apartment is in two cities at once

I discovered that the border between two cities runs through an apartment that I am renting. There are two official parcels, one in one city (City A) and one in another (City B), they are both in the ...
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I owe rent for a month and my landord is threatening me to move my stuff out of the house

(Note: I know a similar question has been asked but this is slightly different in terms of the agreement and I also have specific location information which might help come up to a better conclusion.) ...
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How to encourage landlord to fix retaining wall

I am located in Colorado, USA. We own a house that has a rented home behind it. There is a retaining wall between the two properties. We have checked on the county assessor's website and the ...
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Future resident, not prospective resident, schedules walkthrough of my apartment, is this legal?

Today my landlord informed me that that next year’s resident has scheduled an appointment to tour the apartment for Thursday May 28th, 2020 at 12:00pm emphasis added by me. Here is the quote ...
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What are the legal requirements for landlord/tenant walkthrough inspections at the end of a rental agreement in Missouri

I have a question about the tenant/landlord agreement laws in Missouri. This is going to be a long read, so I apologize in advance. I rented a home for a few years from a small rental company in ...
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Does a tenancy swap reset the start of tenancy date

A and B rented a house from private landlord L, on a 3 year term with an option to break with 2 months notice after 12 months. After 16 months, B moved out. A agreed with the landlord on a swap to add ...
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Notice period for rental contract for a shared flat

In Germany, assume that Allice has a flat (either rented or owned, I think this does not matter) and lives in it herself. She decides to rent one room to Bob with an indefinite contract. My research ...
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Rental: am I responsible for all maintenance, including that caused by wear and tear, under $200?

tl/dr: My property manager (PM) states that I'm responsible for all maintenance under $200 in the home, regardless of whether it is the result of damage I cause. This is on the basis of a clause in ...
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The gym was closed for 3 months. Can I ask my landlord for a credit?

The gym at my community was closed for 3 months. The HOA gave my landlord credit . Am I entitled to receive that credit?
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Need Renters Advice For Mouse Infestation

If a renter is in a unit where there are rodents in a common area such as the dumpster and the landlord fails to take action on the issue (after being notified). Can the renter mitigate the issue ...
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UK - Joint Tenancy - Renewal/Replacement Tenant Fee

A fixed-term 6 month joint AST agreement ends in April 2020. The agreement had three tenants listed on it. One tenant is leaving (former tenant) two are remaining. The former tenant notified the ...
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Is it illegal for a leasing agent to share previous tenants direct debit form?

I am a tenant of a residential property in Victoria Australia. I requested my rental ledger and direct debit form to apply for a new property. My rental agent has (accidentally???) sent me the direct ...
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UK Estate Agent withdrawing house before occupancy without returning fees

In February, my relative agreed to rent a house. She paid a holding deposit, and after numerous credit checks the move was agreed - to begin on 1st April 2020. She paid the deposit and first month's ...
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How many witnesses are required to a tenancy contract in England?

We need to get a new AST rental contract between ourselves and existing tenants. Given the current rules on minimising contact and travel in the UK we'd like to minimise how many people are involved. ...
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Tenant's Son Living on property

Have a tenant who moved son in with them without asking permission. Son not on lease. Has been living there for about 3 months before this was discovered. Asked tenant to move son out. Asked tenant ...
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Waiving my right to not be evicted in a San Francisco lease

I am seeking for a new place in San Francisco. After chatting with a home owner who liked me as a potential tenant, we disagreed on the price, and his reasoning is that since this is a unit under the ...
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Interpretation of termination clause of a License to Occupy

I find myself in a situation where I need to end my Licence to occupy contract for a property in London UK, 2 months in advance to the initially projected date. The licensor refuses to accept this and ...
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Who owns the washing machine?

This scenario is based on a real life event but is a purely hypothetical question (because this isn't remotely worth going to court or even arguing over). The situation seems surprisingly complicated,...
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Will I be able to move house during the UK’s new restrictions

My current fixed term tenancy expires soon. Will I be able to move house during this “lockdown”, as it is not one of the listed exemptions. As the alternative, will be landlord / lettings agency be ...
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In California, who owns buildings or soil left on a leased farm after abandonment?

If a tenant builds a building on leased land, and purchases soil deposited on the land, whose is it after the tenant abandons the property? For the purposes of this question, assume the lease did not ...
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Landlord rights in case of tenant death in Germany

In the shadow of recent virus outbreak, I could not help but to think about my landlord’s rights if I happen to die. I can imagine that the German law has this covered. Can someone please point it ...
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Renting a studio with bad noise insulation. What are my rights?

I have rented a studio in the UK a while and the neighbour above is a bit noisy even after 23.00. Usually the noise lasts until 1.00 or even 2.00 in the morning. I then realised that it is not ...
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Culmative vs Exclusive Rights

Fellow Lawmen, I have come across this clause in a Lease agreement & I cannot find definitions anywhere on the internet: “The rights of the parties under this Lease are cumulative, and shall not ...
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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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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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