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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 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 ask tenants if s/he can stop paying for an unused, not in lease, security system?

Not sure if this is more of an etiquette or a legal question but... Suppose that a landlord advertised a rental property in 2020 and mentioned in the ads that it was secured by an ADT security system. ...
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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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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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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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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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Who is liable for damage to a rented house not caused by tenant?

Towards the end of a lease of a house, the glass in a sliding door was shattered and cost €300 to repair (which was paid by the landlord). When the tenant was leaving, the landlord deducted the cost ...
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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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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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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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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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Can a German declaration of division (Teliungserklärung) or community ordinance (Gemeinschaftsordnung) prohibit long-term rentals?

Consider an apartment block consisting of three equal units A, B, and C, located in Bavaria, Germany. At present, all are owner-occupied and the Community of Apartment Owners (...
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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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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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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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Having a registered home address in the UK without living there

My situation is the follwing. I am a student in the UK and my girlfriend is a working professional. I am eligible for a "residential assistant" position at one of the university's student halls where ...
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Is the phrasing in a lease important? e.g. "not allowed" vs "must not" vs "shall not"

I asked the question about legalese and it seems the important part is that the parties' intents are communicated clearly. I've noticed in property leases there are quite a few different styles of ...
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How is transient occupancy determined in Colorado?

Colorado Revised Statutes § 38-12-511 (2020), "(d) Transient occupancy in a hotel or motel that lasts less than thirty days;" In Colorado how is transient occupancy determined? If a hotel ...
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Can I take legal actions against my roommate for not letting me have electricity?

My roommate has decided to turn off the electrical breaker (which is situated in her bedroom) of my room because I've allegedly forgotten to turn off a light in my room before leaving for work. I've ...
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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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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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Where can I find references for UK rental/tenancy law?

I'm moving out of my flat and my letting agent insists I give them the keys before they do the check out inspection. I'm really uncomfortable with that - I've had landlords and agents try to keep my ...
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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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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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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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guest with tourette's syndrome and noise complaints [Ontario, Canada]

I have two tenants upstairs who live in rooms very close to each other - for privacy reasons I'll call them Left and Right based on their position relative to the staircase. Left frequently has a ...
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Is a renter of a room in France required by law to provide a proof of residence?

In France every resident is required to possess a proof of residence, which must be a utility bill and a declaration by the landlord if the bill is not in the person's name. French landlords often don'...
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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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Landlord's obligations during prolonged repairs [closed]

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 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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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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Landlord responsible for extended power outage beyond their control

I rent an apartment in Oregon and have been out of power for nearly a week following a pretty nasty ice storm that hit the area. Our local power company has so far been unable to restore power due to ...
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Tenant Wants Years of Rent Reimbursed Before Buying House

We bought a house for my daughter and grandchildren in 2009. In 2013, my daughter's boyfriend moved in with our permission. We have no written rent agreement. In 2016, we opened dialogue for the ...
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End of lease - carpet cleaning almost 3x the 'minimum' amount in my lease

We recently moved out of a home that we were leasing for 12 months. When moving out, we called to ask how much carpet cleaning would be so we could determine if we wanted to hire our own company or ...
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In WA state, can a landlord unilaterally impose a recurring fee to continue a lease on a month-to-month basis?

In the Washington state (outside of King county), assuming there is an existing month-to-month lease agreement, is there anything in the real estate law to prevent a landlord from imposing a recurring ...
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Tenants not told about planned construction work

I have just moved into a new flat in London, UK and there was planned construction work for a shop underneath that me and the other tenants were not informed about. What are my rights at this point? I ...
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Under California residential lease agreement are tenants considered as a single person?

I live in a rental property in Pasadena CA, with two other roommates. When moving into the premise we signed a "residential lease or month-to- month agreement" (C.A.R. form LR, Revisited 12/15) in ...
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A Penny for Your Thoughts: Can You Evict a Tenant for Paying Rent in Pennies?

A friend of mine owns an apartment complex in NJ (USA) with multiple rentable units and is having difficulty with a particular tenant who insists on paying his rent in coins (pennies, nickels and ...
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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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How does a lawyer help when taking someone to court for money owed?

I had a landlord who I believe owes me money for several things. The two biggest would be prorated rent and the return of damage deposit. Since I shared a kitchen with this landlord, it is out of the ...
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