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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Is a fully executed lease with a serious error legally binding?

I have a fully executed apartment lease, signed by myself and the property manager, that unambiguously states that the monthly rent is $0. This is an obvious error. Am I legally obligated to pay rent?...
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Tenant Law - Pay full rent for one day over 30-day notice?

I've been skimming over this trying to find if a landlord can demand rent for me staying a day over my 30 day notice. Specifically because the landlord is out of town that day. Can a landlord demand ...
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Are there any Utah, USA laws about landlords providing fire extinguishers or other fire suppression?

I recently had a problem with a faulty light switch that had me worried about my townhome having an electrical fire. When I contacted the housing manager about it, he fixed the faulty switch, but told ...
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Refusal to terminate tenancy with months notice

I am renting property in UK and today tried to give my months notice, however letting agency refused to accept it claiming that they can only accept it on 25th - day when agreement started, and that ...
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Drinking water is contaminated; what can a tenant do?

I'm renting an apartment in a rural part of California where I've lived for about three years, on a month-to-month rental agreement. The landlord is responsible for providing / paying for the water, ...
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Does the property manager sign the lease (and any addendums) with the tenants or must the real landlord?

When a landlord uses a property management company to take care of a rental (including things such as collecting rent and doing repairs) does the property manager sign the lease with the tenants or ...
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What is “reasonable wear” (4 years and 4 months) when comes to deposit return for the property?

I was renting a flat for 4 years and 4 months. I'm registered with http://www.depositprotection.com/ In accordance with your tenancy agreement some of these works are deemed to be rechargeable. ...
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What legal course is there with a bad neighbor?

I have a very bad neighbor. What legal recourse do I have? I feel like I'm stumbling in the dark. I find myself at a loss for an appropriate Stack Exchange site. Perhaps "workplace" or "parenting" ...
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What are the best defenses to an unlawful eviction action by a landlord?

What are the BEST defenses to an unlawful eviction even when I am currently caught up on all my rent in rent-controlled West Hollywood California?
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Can a landlord request personal info after a lease is signed?

On a rental application, myself and one friend applied as tenants. We also listed my girlfriend as an occupant. The application was accepted and we signed a pretty standard lease (the exact sample ...
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Rental heater improperly installed. Now I'm expected to repair. What are my options?

I've moved a rental in the spring. In the rental contract I am responsible for regular maintenance as the oil heater needs yearly servicing. As the weather is cooling off I scheduled servicing. The ...
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What is the typical consequences if a foreign person stop paying landlord rent for housing and leave USA?

What is the typical consequences if a foreign person stop paying landlord rent for housing and leave USA? This question is for a friend.
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Can a tenancy be invalid if guarantor changes their mind before being legally bound

I signed a tenancy 3 days ago: I went into the agent's office and they sent me an email with an online form which contained the tenancy agreement. The form asked for a guarantor; I phoned one of my ...
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How can laws against discrimination be enforced?

In Canada it's illegal to discriminate against someone on grounds of sexual orientation or gender. I replied to an ad on craigslist I found and they responded with a boilerplate questionnaire with ...
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Can a renter retake posession? [closed]

In Texas, a renter rents a house with a one year lease term. Renter is not late on rent and is currently paying rent on time. Renter lived in the house for 7 months and moves out, but continues to ...
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Can a landlord break a lease in California?

In California, a landlord is asking a tenant who has another year left on their lease to break the lease. The landlord purchased the property in 2015 for $1.5 million and would now like to upgrade the ...
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How to reject tenant applicant because co-applicant was rejected?

I'm rejecting a tenant's application because of his credit report. I do know what that denial letter should look like. I'm sending his co-applicant a rejection letter too but I'm not sure of the ...
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UK tenant no contract wants to leave early

A family member and her husband are renting a house from a friend, the landlord, and have only been living there about a month. There was no contract written up at all. They've become unhappy with the ...
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Want to rent mother-in-law suite to short-term, vacation renters, what type of business should I establish to protect me?

I am trying to figure out what type of business (not what type of insurance) I should establish to protect us from people who might do stupid things while on our property. For example, if someone ...
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Can I rent my own property to myself and charge my employer?

Is there anything legally wrong (assuming I'm not violating a company policy, and I'm reporting taxes correctly) with owning say a VRBO or AirB&B rental property and renting it to myself for ...
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Terminating the contract early (before tenant moves in)

I live in Uk and renting a flat in Netherlands, my tenant gave me deposit but agreement states he has to pay one month in advance, two weeks have passed since we signed contract but still no money. ...
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Any recourse for a rental under lengthy maintenance that impacts my use of said rental?

I'm renting half of a duplex, and for the past two-three months the roof, siding, and balcony have been in they process of being replaced. Contractors show up with no warning, including Saturdays. ...
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Tenant eviction law in Netherlands when renting is done via proxy company

I live in UK and have recently bought flat in Netherlands, found agent to rent it out and yesterday they told that they have found a tenant and sent me a contract to sign. Turns out that 'tenant' ...
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Is apartment co-signer responsible upon death of tenant?

If someone co-signs for an individual to get into an apartment, and does not live with the person in the apartment. Then, years later after the person in the apartment has renewed the lease at least 5 ...
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Rental Application Fee Refund in case of Multiple Applicants

I live in Chicago and have been looking to rent a condo. I hired an agent, visited one of the choices she offered, liked it, paid $50 as an application fee that involved a credit history check. In a ...
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What options do I have for recovering unpaid utility bills from a roommate?

I rented out a room in my apartment to a roommate for four months. While rent was paid in full (as it was due at the beginning of the month) my former roommate owes their share of one month worth of ...
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Landlord Maintenance Notice

I rent an apartment in Ohio and I have had numerous occasions where I reported a maintenance issue (AC unit, washing machine, etc) only to receive an email stating someone will be there today, someone ...
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Tenant rights when unhappy with new owner of property - Ohio

In late July 2015, Individual A entered into a lease with Managing Company X. This was a one year lease, scheduled to end in July 2016. In April 2016, a representative of X approached A about signing ...
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Is it legal to rent exclusively to members of a religious college?

According to the Civil Rights act, one is not allowed to discriminate based on religion when it comes to housing. What about one who wants to rent only to members of a certain religious institution (...
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When is a subtenant entitled to have their security deposit returned?

Halfway through last year, I subleased my apartment unit and moved to a new location. I received a security deposit equal to the monthly rate paid by my subtenant. My rental company has informed me ...
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Tennants have not been informed that the house has been sold

I rent a house that the landlord is trying to sell, and the landlord said I have 3 months to leave from when he has found a buyer. The estate agents have found a buyer, but they have not yet informed ...
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Apartment leaser refuses to fix or acknowledge broken phone jack/lines

I've got broken phone lines coming into my apartment, which four technicians have confirmed (when trying to hook up DSL for my internet service). My apartment lessor refuses to acknowledge the issue ...
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Is it legal for a landlord to prorate additional days of rent without mentioning price?

My friends and I entered a year-long lease agreement where we each paid $600 per month to stay in an apartment. The original contract we signed stated we were to move out on May 26. However, as that ...
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Proper way to turn down a tenant

When screening potential tenants, what is the proper way to turn them down, and the legal implications if the tenant asks for more details? I would like my response to say as little as possible and ...
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My landlord's dog damaged my car. Who pays for the damages?

Last night my landlord's dogs bit/scratched/dented my vehicle and it looks quite costly to repair. This has been confirmed on camera. My landlord has asked for the bill to be split 50/50. His ...
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Termite Infestation - What are my rights?

Back story Moved into an apartment in Santa Monica, California, signed lease, buy new mattress and place it on floor. Buy new bed frame a week later and lift mattress to find termites burrowing into ...
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Define 11 months and 26 days legally from June 6th 2015

I am currently moving out of a rented property. We assumed we had til the 1st July 2016 but were notified we were to return keys by today at 12. Our contract states the tenancy lasts for 11 months and ...
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Can a landlord break a fixed term contract before it becomes a monthly basis, without giving notice?

I have a rental agreement with my landlord with a fixed period of 1 year. It states in the contract that this will automatically become a month by month basis, subject to cancellation under the same ...
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Leasing terminology in the USA: What is the difference between “Lease Contract” and “Contemplated Lease Contract”?

A question on the leasing terminology in the USA: What is the difference between "Lease Contract" and "Contemplated Lease Contract"?
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Are there legal remedies to noise from thin walls?

I rent a second-floor bedroom. The landlord's family lives on the third floor. The ceiling is not very soundproof: If they are walking around the sound of footsteps is loud enough to prevent me from ...
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Options for dealing with smoking neighbors

I live in the city limits of Seattle. My next-door neighbors smoke cigarettes and marijuana outside their house multiple times a day, with one reliable smoke session between 10 and 10:30 PM. Due to ...
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Landlord's obligations during prolonged repairs

My landlord has determined that my building's balconies are in critical need of repair. They have blocked off access to all balconies, and are performing the (extremely noisy) repairs. Repairs are ...
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Breaking a housing association contract

I own 45% of a part-ownership flat, shared with a large well-known housing association here in London, UK. I pay a mortgage to my lender for the 45% and rent the rest from the housing association. In ...
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Should my home insurance cover the costs?

I live at Vancouver, BC, Canada. My fiancee and I are contracting a so-called low-cost tenant home insurance with Square One. We've started this insurance 2 years ago and have been paying 44.27 CAD ...
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what happens legally If my landlord lied verbally about a clause in the contract before signing it

Recently something happened that got me wondering about the legal implications of it. About a year an a half ago I moved to a flat in the UK. Of course there was a contract. There is a clause in the ...
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Landlord keep showing up unannounced. What can I do? [closed]

I have a 12 month lease agreement with a property management company. The owner, NOT the property manager, keeps showing up, unannounced for dumb things, then gets upset when we don't let them in. ...
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Can a landlord forbid subletting if not stated in the lease?

Situation: I don't want to renew my lease, but found a place that's available 2 months before my current expires. My solution: I found a replacement tenant, and offered to do whatever cleaning is ...
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Is it trespassing if you unlock a door to which you found the key?

I'm not looking for legal advice. I live in a shared house. Each bedroom has a lock on the door. I keep finding keys in communal areas, for example keys in the bottom of a cupboards. The keys look ...
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Is it legal to enter a shared room you haven't been given permission to in a shared home?

In a shared house (one with roommates) is it breaking the law if one enters the bedroom another without his permission? What if the door is closed? This is not taking any lease into consideration.
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Hypothetical situation: Rental rates for destroyed/non-returnable property

Hypothetical: "Alice Corp"(hereafter "A") rents things(what they are should not matter, as much as possible, e.g. not housing units as those tend to be tightly regulated). "Bob B. Borrower" (hereafter ...

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