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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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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Can I deny access to a jointly-owned property to protect my own property?

Long story short, I had a roommate and we broke things off in a very negative way. We jointly rent an apartment in Los Angeles, but she has since moved out and taken ALL of her things. The only ...
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When moving into a rental home, must a landlord inspect it before requiring damage deposit?

I moved into a shared house. The landlord will be wanting a damage deposit (aka security deposit), though I know for a fact that he hasn't inspected the room after the previous tenant moved out. Is he ...
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Does a landlord have to rent to someone even if it makes the other tenants uncomfortable?

Let's say I rent a 3 bedroom house in Florida to 3 women from a university in their 20's. Then one moves out and a 40 year old male applicant applies for the vacancy with great numbers on paper. I ...
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Landlord illegally copied drivers licences; already going to court, what should I ask for?

I'm not looking for personalized advice and I'm not looking for legal advice. Where I live it's illegal for a landlord to copy the tenants drivers license. A landlord may not collect, copy or use ...
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When can a landlord withhold damage deposit?

What must a landlord do to (legally) withhold some or all of a past tenant's damage deposit (aka security deposit)? I've heard (from the tenancy office) that a landlord cannot arbitrarily withhold the ...
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If something is due on a certain day, does it mean before the day starts or the end of that day?

If a contract is written such that a payment is due on day x does that mean it is due prior to that day or any time before 11:59pm on day x? For example I've heard of a property management company ...
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If an AirBnB host doesn't disclose that it's not allowed, in which countries does a landlord have direct recourse against the *guest*?

So this question stems from an article on cbc, describing how it can happen that an AirBnB host rents an apartment in a block where short term rentals are forbidden. The article states that in some ...
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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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What is the difference between sublet and sublease?

What's the difference between sublet, subleasing and subletting? Are they all words for the same thing? If sublet is the name of the person who takes over, is that the same as subletor?
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Mold and Tenant Rights

I am currently living in an apartment with 3 other people, and we have been having a consistent mold problem. We have cleaned it multiple times and yet it returns in both bedrooms and the bathroom. ...
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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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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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Changing a tenancy agreement for a new tenant taking over from an old one

I currently live in a house of 4 tenants. We have each signed a joint tenancy agreement that specifies our monthly rent payable. This tenancy agreement is due for renewal in 4 months from now. One of ...
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Should a lease letter state that it supersedes the lease itself?

I am signing a lease where there are various changes that are required to it, the landlord refuses to change the lease but instead has issued a latter with the changes on it. The letter make no ...
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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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Can a landlord in Ontario require tenants to clean the property for a viewing?

I am a landlord with one rental dwelling, currently occupied by tenants who will be departing in a few months' time. The current tenants are uncooperative and refuse to clean the house. This is ...
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How can one prove they rented a house with no receipts/contract?

Where I live the law doesn't require a renter to fill out a contract. If a renter paid the damage deposit, and rent, and upon leaving the landlord refuses to return the damage deposit, how can the ...
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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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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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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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If no prior contracts have been signed, can a landlord make tenants sign after a week of tenancy?

I am not asking for legal advice, just curious about the law. To illustrate the question I think it's best to use a specific example. A friend of mine responded to an ad on craiglists for shared ...
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How can I quickly make a tenant move out of a sold house?

Sold House in Germany in empty condition whitout tenants to a builder who wants to demolish and build a new house. Handover to new owner failed because one tenant still claims to live there. ...
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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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Odd utility billing in Florida by property management companies

Here in Florida there's been a migration in the way tenants of apartments are billed water, trash, sewer, and pest control. It used to be that the local municipality billed the tenant directly for ...
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Can my landlord force me to sign an agreement whereby I'd have to pay their legal fees?

Canada, Ontario: My landlord included this item in the additional terms for a lease they want me to sign: Tenants agree to pay all reasonable costs, Lawyer’s fees and expenses made or ...
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Michigan Renting - Can I Refuse Entry for Showing?

My lease is up on the 31st of July and my landlord wants to sell the home. They told me yesterday the listing will go up on July 5th and that the listing agent will be in touch to schedule showing ...
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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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Can a landlord charge everyone for one tenant's misbehavior?

Part of my lease agreement is to cooperate in keeping the communal trash area tidy. Someone in my building, unknown who, is putting trash directly in the can outside rather than bagging their gross ...
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Does Seattle tenant enjoy the right of first order when rental is for sale?

In Seattle, can I enjoy the "Right of first order" (ROR) to buy, when the property I am renting, is put up for sale?
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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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If "peppercorn" rent is not collected, can a tenant claim legal ownership of property? (UK)

I live in a property which has a garage attached which is rented to a neighbour, these are on a peppercorn rent of £1 per year. Now with a peppercorn rent I've read various descriptions which some ...
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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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If rental agreement is month to month, must one full month of notice be given before leaving?

If no contract was signed and the verbal agreement was month-to-month (no specific end of tenancy) must 1 full month of notice be given to move out and get the damage deposit back?
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Is a landlord required to disclose a balloon payment?

Suppose a house was rented two years ago in California, on a two year lease. If when the lease expired, the landlord refuses to renew, citing an upcoming balloon payment that would not be covered by ...
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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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Telecom fee that is mentioned in the lease but no mention of exact amount (U.S.)

My apartment lease says that the Internet has a telecom fee but there's no mention of how much the telecom fee is anywhere in the contract. In this case, am I obligated to pay this fee? Does it not ...
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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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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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Rental contract: can one add an eviction clause?

Given that the rental agreement between a landlord and a tenant is in the form of a contract, would it be possible for the contract to include a clause allowing the landlord to (e.g.) cut off 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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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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Florida Home Renting - Can my lease forbid repairing my vehicle?

I received a letter by my landlord today stating that I have 7 days to vacate or remedy the situation - the situation being that I replaced the alternator I suppose in my car the other day? The title ...
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Landlord arguing we were a subletters and don't have rights as tennants

I'm guessing I know the answer to this but someone told me it doesn't work this way. I'm renting a shared house. I have an individual lease with the people who told me they were the landlord, and I ...
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If I use the Deposit Protection Service-provided Alternative Dispute Resolution, is there any danger of legal fees or legal consequences? [closed]

The background of the dispute is below. To be clear, this is not really about the money, but about the principle. I believe the landlord is attempting to take advantage, and many tenants more timid ...
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What happens if an AirBnB contract violates the overall Terms of Service?

I've identified an unusual listing on AirBnB: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/50901269?source_impression_id=p3_1627314727_DprmH0dh%2BrK58ACR Under the section "House rules" is the following ...
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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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Do I have a right to an inventory as a new tenant in a student let?

I have just moved into a rental (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) student flat. Three of the tenants carried over the tenancy from the previous year and I am coming in as a fourth tenant to fill an empty ...
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Is it legal for a company to take over management of my property after buying a rent roll without my explicit authority?

My rental property has been managed for a couple of years by company A. I recently found out that management of my property had been sold to company B and that I wasn't informed earlier as it was hard ...
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In rental agreements, is there a point to saying "no illegal activity"?

I've seen some leases where it explicitly states that tenants aren't allowed to engage in illegal activity. Is there a point to this or does it go without saying? Here is an example.

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