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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In a rental, can a landlord remove a person from the lease and return their deposit?

In a rental home, the landlord had everyone sign the same lease agreement. Out of the original 5 tenants, one assigned their room and was returned their damage deposit from the landlord. Another ...
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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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Landlord refuses to do anything about tenants who do a lot of drugs

If other tenants in a rental home (roommates) are breaking the law and the landlord has been informed but refuses to do anything about it, is the landlord breaking the law or does a tenant (who's not ...
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What are the rights of an estate when a tenant dies in a rental unit?

My uncle died in January. He was renting an apartment month-to-month in Ohio. We are in the process of cleaning out his belongings from his apartment. There will be an estate sale of the majority of ...
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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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landlord having neighbor stalk the property

We recently rented a house and the day we moved in we were told the neighbor will do the yard work and take care of the home. Also in the lease the landlord should give 24 hour notice before ...
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Tenancy - definition of “The Property” and exceptions

So I'm having a small issue with my landlord who has changed the lock on my garage, and says that "I never rented the garage". Wondering if anyone is able to confirm my understanding, the below ...
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Can a tenant be held liable if they have shown intention to rent but pull out before signing a contract? (UK)

Scenario: Alan advertises a room to rent in a joint tenancy property in which they are lead tenant Zoe views the room and verbally expresses an interest in renting it Alan passes on Zoe's contact ...
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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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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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What does this “no waiver” clause mean?

In a resedential lease, what does this paragraph mean? No Waiver. The failure of either party to insist in any instance upon the strict keeping, observance or performance of any provision of ...
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3 day notice to cure breach or quit over a dirty bathtub [closed]

I am very frustrated with my landlord. They inspected my unit while I was at work and yesterday they posted on my door a 3 day notice to cure breach or quit over a "dirty bathtub". They didn't even ...
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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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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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Is sewage in Maryland, USA a utility and what protections come with that?

The title of this question might need some work, because my question is really two-fold. I live in a rented Townhouse in Maryland, USA. Water and Sewage costs are separated because the county ...
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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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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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Can a landlord break lease for city code enforcement renovations in CA?

I'm a landlord with a duplex in CA. I live in one unit, have a tenant in the other with a 1 year rental agreement (not sure if that technically makes it a lease, but it is entitled 'rental agreement') ...
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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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Can my landlord / building management reject pets?

We asked our agent if he we could have a mature, well trained cat in the apartment that we rent. We know the cat already and he is fully litter trained and does not scratch ect. He rejected by saying ...
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Rental agreement [closed]

I've been renting my house for 4 years now. My lease ends October 1st. I was informed on May 15 that my landlord was selling the property and June 1st I was notified the house was sold and i had 30 ...
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Tenant joint letter to evict an other tenant?

I am in the Los Angeles area, and there are 4 tenants in my house. The last tenant who just moved in yesterday smokes, I told him that he needs to do it at the far end of the yard, and clean up ...
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Security deposit

My landlord sold my house to a 3rd party. We moved after closing. Does the landlord have to refund the security deposit in full since he no longer owned the property when we moved?
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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 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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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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Does the Fair Housing Act protect more privileged groups

A legal professional friend of mine recently told me that when a cooperative housing organization is considering whether to offer a lease to an applicant, it is OK for those deciding to make ...
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What does a “Notice requiring possession” letter mean?

I am renting a house in the UK. My contract is for a year, started in December last year and will expire in December 2015. In the tenancy agreement says Landlord can cancel the contract with 2 ...
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How liable are rental companies for the safety of their tenants?

There was a break-in and armed robbery at a high-rise in San Jose, CA USA, owned by a large property management company. Bodily injury was caused by assault. It happened in the middle of the night, ...
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How to break lease when neighbors violate lease (smoking)? (Illinois)

To live in my building, we all signed an agreement saying there is no smoking allowed. Well someone has been smoking on my floor. There has been 4 notices from management to all people living on the ...
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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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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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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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If landlord insists/pressures tenant to move out early should mutual agreement to end tenancy be signed?

I know this is a bit of a strange question. I have a fixed term tenancy agreement and the lease is not up yet. However, the landlady really doesn't like me and has made it very unpleasant for me to ...
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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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Lease Terminated, Tenant Has Not Moved Out Yet and Cannot Pay Rent

The lease between me and my tenant expired yesterday and the tenant doesn't want to renew/sign the new lease for another yearly term. The tenant didn't tell me that she was going to move out and not ...
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At what point can I pay someone else to do maintenance and deduct the cost from rent?

I figured I should ask this as it's kind of a specific case. Basically my mom and dad moved into a place probably 15 years ago, and for years my dad did all the repairs/snow removal/landscaping/...
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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 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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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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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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Landlord requiring rabies vaccination for a dog under 3 months old (California)

I'll be getting an ESA (Emotional Support Animal) at the beginning of February. The dog was born in December so he'll be around two months old when I get him. MY landlord requires a letter from a ...
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Would secretly placing a security camera in a shared garage, but only viewing my half, be legal?

Backstory: I recently had a lot of valuable belongings stolen out of my shared garage (rental unit) while I was away for a week. There was no sign of forced entry, and there are a few possibilities to ...
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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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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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What are the laws for ventilation in bathrooms in NJ rental units?

I remember reading somewhere previously that landlords are required by law to have working ventilation in bathrooms for their properties. Unfortunately, I can't find where this is stated. Does ...
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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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Renting in the United Kingdom, should I repair the storage box?

I am renting a house in the United Kingdom. The house has a storage box in the garden. A few months ago, there were strong winds and the lid of the box was, we presume blown open and one of the front ...
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In which contexts can a landlord disclose a prospective tenant's personal information to third parties?

A roommate and I are applying to apartments and rental houses in Baltimore, Maryland. One landlord gave us a form for us to fill out references for our employment and past rentals. We felt the form ...
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Is there a legal definition of “viewing a property” (in the UK)?

Some background: we're moving out of our apartment soon and the agency has requested to conduct a viewing for a prospective tenant when we're not at home, using the spare key in their possession. We ...

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