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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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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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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Rental Agent claiming an admin fee from 2 years ago

(Context Details: UK, renting in London. Agent is Foxtons.) I've just left a rental property after 3 years there. The landlord has authorised the full return of the deposit, but the rental agency has ...
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Are tenants responsible for ensuring their guests follow the terms?

Are tenants responsible for their guests violating terms in the lease? For example if a lease says "no smoking in the building" and an invited guest smokes, could the tenant be held responsible? What ...
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Can I sublet my apartment for the full lease amount and then live there effectively for free?

If I'm leasing a 2 bedroom apartment, can I sublet for the full amount of the lease, then live in the other room for free? Can the person I'm subletting to have a legal right to kick me out, even ...
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Can a Renter Display Construction/Road Signs on a Rental Property?

Can a renter install highway or road signs on a rental property? And I mean like drilling right into the side of the house, which is stucco. I'm in California and have a new problem neighbor who has ...
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Property usage over time (easement?)

I have a vague memory that in some cases, persistent usage of a property without any move from the owners over a long period of time creates a right to usage (is that an easement?) But I'm sure the ...
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Can forwarding address be provided by e-mail for landlord to return security deposit?

If a landlord does not return a tenant's damage deposit in 15 days from the later of the move out date or receiving a forwarding address, tenant may go after him for double. If the forwarding address ...
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Landlord agreed to dog, but property management said no. What can I do?

I asked my landlord if I could keep a small dog in the apartment for therapeutic reasons. I struggle with depression, anxiety and ptsd and felt a dog could provide emotional support.
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Calendar month in property letting (UK)

A tenancy agreement gives the end date of the tenancy as being on the 30th of a month, where the month has 31 days. The rent is stated as being amount x per calendar month. Is it right, therefore, ...
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Can tenants change their mind as to move out date? (UK Law) [closed]

The landlords serve an invalid section 21 (some pre requisites haven't been met), however, the tenants agree to the move out date (in writing). The landlord then makes arrangements for travel costs ...
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Can I get my non-refundable fee back?

I was looking for an apartment, and you have to contact them if you are interested, which I did. Then I talked to the lady on the phone and paid a non-refundable fee. A day later she sends me the ...
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Landlord returned part of security deposit, now wanting it back

I recently ended my lease and moved. When I handed over their keys, I did a walk-thru of the property with the landlord to document the damages. He asked what I felt was fair and I reminded him that ...
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Section 21 notice if the tenant doesn't have a valid address for the landlord

I have been given a section 21 notice but I don't have an address in England and Wales to which I can service documents to, as specified by section 48. Does this invalidate the section 21? The agent ...
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Can my landlord refuse to renew our lease due to downsizing of purchased lots?

Some background information first: I'm a father of three, and I've been running a store with my wife in the same shopping center in southern Florida for 20 years now. Around 13 years ago, we moved ...
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How to move out of a contract with my scamming landlord [closed]

I have a scamming property management where I'm renting a studio apartment with. I'm in Illinois, US. I have many issues with them. For instance, when I was renting with them, as soon as they got ...
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What would count as reasonable grounds for refusal of a pet?

I'm currently renting a flat and have been for 6 months now. The tenancy agreement states: Not to keep any domestic animals or birds in the Premises without the prior written consent of the ...
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Provisions on lease contract not fulfilled [closed]

I just wanted to get a second opinion on a part of my lease since I'd rather it not come back to bite me. Basically, I moved in May (set next renew date to September this year). When I looked at the ...
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Is it legal to electronically sign a rental lease in South Australia?

is it legal to 'electronically sign' a lease / bond arrangement? https://www.docusign.com/how-it-works/legality/global/australia states that it's not legal for "some property transactions in South ...
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Is it legal to post my experience about my landlord?

I had a horrible experience, wanted to move out and the landlord reactivated the ad. Is it legal to post a comment to highlight my negative experiences? To me it seems like giving 1 star to a product ...
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Is a 60 day move-out notice on month-to-month lease legal? (Texas)

My 6 month lease ends July 15th and I want to move out as soon as possible. My lease agreement specifies: "After that (July 15), this lease will automatically renew month-to-month unless either ...
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Can a landlord be charged with trespass for entering a property without permission?

In Australia if a landlord enters a rental property without permission can they be charged with Trespass under australian law? This would be excluding the time where they have assumed permission ...
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Can I Rent My USDA Mortgaged Home Out?

Background: I purchased my home in Maryland on October 2015 with a USDA mortgage loan. I would now like to rent my home out and move because I'm getting a new job somewhere else in Maryland. I read ...
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Any recourse to landlord wanting very early renewal?

Me and my girlfriend moved into our apartment on August 14th (the start of the 2017-18 term), just 37 days ago. The apartment complex is owned by a fairly large local company, owning many properties ...
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Requesting policy verbatim from rental manager requiring 3 forms of ID

When asked for policy on ID requirements from the rental manager, they keep telling me that they require 3 forms - state, ssn card, passport. (Passport is at Visa office for at least a week, can't ...
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Last day to give notice for UK Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)

If I had a UK AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) agreement Which was signed 1/6. Saying a 6 month fixed term starts 27/6 (they possibly meant 27/5 as that was the move-in date, but unless it matters for ...
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Moved out, but name still on electric bill - can we request payment from remaining tenants?

My girlfriend lived with her former partner's family for a while, and her name was on the electric bill, provided by NationalGrid. She has moved out from the location where the service is provided, ...
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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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Tennessee landlord's rights on charging tenant's “on file” debit card without authorization

Is it legal for a landlord in the state of Tennessee to charge a tenant's debit card electronically (using information stored from a previous transaction) without the tenant's knowledge, presence (...
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Can you file a lawsuit before paying unwarranted damage charges?

I recently moved out of my apartment and was just sent a bill for $608.93 for "damages" that I believe are completely unfounded (some of which I noted on my original move-in condition form). I ...
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Can a landlord return to live in his property together with an overholding tenant?

If the landlord has a month to month lease with a tenant and the the landlord decided to terminate the lease, but the tenant ignores and overstays. Does the landlord has a right to enter the property ...
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Can I break a lease for an unrepaired leaking roof?

There have been severe storms in California (Palo Alto) and unfortunately the house I am renting has leaking roofs. Landlord is aware and says they will fix it, but no date has been set. Another major ...
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30-day notice to landlord in Massachusetts: can the rent responsibility end at the end of the month in which the 30-day notice falls?

I am renting a dorm room on a campus in a university located in Massachusetts, United States. I notified my landlord (= the university's housing services) that I will move out on March 8 (i.e., in 30 ...
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How long must a landlord give notice when a tenant got a pet without permission?

I heard this story and found it interesting. A tenant got a dog. The landlord found out and gave the tenants 10 days to move out. Is this legal? From the relevant legislation it says it is possible ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the meaning of this condition for who the act applies to?

In the BC residential tenancy act, it states This Act does not apply to... living accommodation in which the tenant shares bathroom or kitchen facilities with the owner of that accommodation ...
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In New South Wales, does the proportion of rent paid by co-tenants affect their legal rights?

If a co-tenant on a property (answers would preferably address residential cases, but commercial cases would be acceptable also) pays more rent than another, are they legally entitled to, for instance,...
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Does a Pet Deposit change the meaning of Wear and Tear?

I am curious, in a Rental Agreement there are the following stipulations for having pet(s) on the property: a non-refundable pet deposit be made (Payment) I think I can safely assume this is for ...
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What happens in Ontario if the tenant does not move out at the end of the term?

The standard Ontario residential tenancy agreement states: The tenant does not have to move out at the end of the term. See Parts C and D in general information. However, Part C just states that: ...
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Evicting My Domestic Partner from an Illegal Basement Apartment

I own a single family house in Queens, NY. I have an illegal basement apartment where my ex (legal domestic partner) has lived for 3 years to share care of our dogs. One of the dogs recently died and ...
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Record keeping by estate agents

When renting (or buying) in the UK, estate agents will keep a copy of your ID either printed or online. I want to know the reason why this ID needs to be kept and cannot be deleted after the customer ...
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Equivalents to California's Ellis Act

According to Wikipedia, The Ellis Act (California Government Code Chapter 12.75)1 is a 1985 California state law that allows landlords to evict residential tenants to "go out of the rental business"...
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Buying a house in a partnership [closed]

I am buying a house with a colleague in California. I am paying 80% and he is paying 20%. He is going to live in the house, and pay rent for my 80% stakes in the house. Is it at all legal? Can I ...
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Is it legal to restrict rental advertisement to local principles only?

Being a landlord, I discovered years ago that there are a lot of marketers trying to sell lead lists posing as someone who is relocating. The problem is this, my rentals are in a tiny town that no-one,...

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