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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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What can I do to stop a 15% to 40% apartment rent increase?

For the past 5 years a friend of mine has been living at an apartment complex in Maryland. They are approaching their 1-year lease. They were surprised to receive a letter of rent increase uploaded ...
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Remedies for Rental Unit Not Up To Code

For a rental unit in Ontario, what remedies would tenants have if a property advertised as having a certain number of bedrooms did not meet the requirements set out in the Ontario Building Code. For ...
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What is "ownership in the individual Series of a Series LLC that owns a home asset"?

I am looking into Arrived Homes, a real-estate investment site. (No affiliation.) I am trying to determine, if you invest, what happens when the home is sold. Their answer to the question "Who ...
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Reliance on verbal statement

Tenant Bob is in a commercial lease and indicates he will break the agreement and move out in December. The landlord does not agree to terminate the lease, however, documents the verbal intent to ...
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Non-Residential Security Deposit Laws (Commercial Lease)

GOAL The goal is to review relevant statute to ensure that the law has not changed since the publication of the citation provided below. DEFINITIONS In order to protect housing renters, there are many ...
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Can a California (Berkeley) landlord ask for an extra security deposit?

Just got an email from a non-residential garage space landlord stating that our current yearly rent increase is due. But it struck me as odd that they also added in a line that says "The security ...
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Maximal rent when subletting part of apartment in the Netherlands

Suppose that I rent an apartment with multiple rooms. If I sublet one of the rooms, is there a maximal rent that I can ask? (If the contract says nothing about it)
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Subletting free sector apartment in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, there are two kinds of rental properties: social housing and free sector. Suppose that I rent an apartment which is in the free sector. Now, suppose that I sublet one of the rooms ...
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Leak prior to moving in, who should pay for the overages?

There was a significant water leak prior to moving into our rental. We were moving from out of state and got the rental several weeks prior to inhabiting it. As part of getting the rental we had to ...
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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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New closet doors outgas, reasonable for landlord to change them a 2nd time?

I rent an apartment in a high-rise that was probably built in the 1980's. In past years, the sliding closet doors gave off a stronger and stronger musty smell that permeated all the linens and ...
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Is it illegal to unknowingly be sublet to

If someone living in accommodation they are renting sublets it or a room illegally, and I enter a contract with them for that accommodation, what repercussions could there be later? I found this ...
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UK - Can I (the tenant) end the tenancy early if Tenancy agreement says minimum term of 6 months?

I heard on a podcast called "The Property Podcast" that the law is changing regarding ASTs (Assured Shorthold Tenancies) which means that even if your contract says you have to pay for at ...
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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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Is a California tenant required to continue paying rent during the move-out notification period when landlord has found a new tenant?

My brother gave the required 60 day notice that he was moving out of an apartment. Two weeks after giving notice, he had vacated the unit. The landlord has found a new tenant, but won't allow the ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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UK - Tenancy Deposit Scheme - what is the exact process of return?

I moved out of the property I rented at the end of June. Same day I asked for my deposit back. Letting agency returned with the End Of Tenancy Report listing all defects they found on the 7th of July. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the proper way of handling non-USPS packages for long-gone tenants?

I moved into a rental home around 2 years ago immediately on the heels of a previous tenant. I experienced the usual "mail overlap" period of a few weeks, during which I was happy to pass letters &...
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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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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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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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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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Subletting in California on a month to month lease

I have a friend who is a sublandlord in California and he's on a month to month lease. He wants to move out because the house is in a terrible condition and the subletters are terrible roommates. How ...
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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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Is it legal for a landlord to refuse a lease because an Occupant on the application is an undocumented immigrant?

(For clarity: Applicant - the adult financially responsible for the lease. Occupant - anyone over the age of 18 that will be residing with the Applicant but is not financially responsible for the ...
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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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