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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Can Landlord Make Changes To Apartment Fee Policy In A Memo?

I'm running into some difficulty with the new property manager for my apartment complex in Washington state. I broke one of the rules that weren't ever enforced in the past five years I lived here. I ...
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Is my wife required to attend a deposition?

My wife worked as a property manager for a private owner of an apartment building about 3 years ago. Her former employer has since sold the company, and the new owners are now being sued by a former ...
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Putting Last Month's Rent in Escrow and Security Deposit

I want to put my last month's rent in escrow until my landlord and I come to an agreement on how much of my security deposit will be returned. There's only normal wear and tear but in the past I've ...
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UK - Can my (hostile) landlord's (hostile) agents enter my flat to conduct viewings without my explicit permission?

A little background I'm a student renting (short hold) a studio apartment from a private landlord through an estate agent. The term of the contract ends in September of this year. I've had multiple ...
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I couldn't move in right away, can I claim my deposit back?

I have got an issue in a tenancy agreement in the UK. On Jan 8th I visited an apartment. The agent told me the tenant's notice runs till Jan 31 but he said he would leave earlier. I have accepted to ...
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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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In notice to end tennancy, must you specify the EXACT date of moving out?

When giving notice to end tenancy, must the exact date be given? For example if all of November has been paid for and the notice says you'll move on the 30st, and you end up moving on the 20th, is ...
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UK HMO Additional License for 5 tenants in 3 rooms but the single room has a couple

I am a tenant in a House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) with 3 rooms which has the Additional Licensing and it is allowed to have max 5 occupants for a maximum of 3 households. Specifically London, UK. ...
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What happens if one of the rules in an agreement is violated and there is nothing in that agreement what to do in such a case?

From a purely law perspective, If one of the rules in a rental agreement is violated and the agreement doesn't specify what happens in such a case, legally speaking, what is the landlord allowed to do?...
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Can water bills be shared in independent flats of a building (UK)

I have signed an assured short-hold tenancy agreement for a year in a London flat. The building has a main entrance and then 4 different flats. My main question is whether it is normal that the ...
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Will my landlord fix a leaky faucet?

I just got a lease to sign, but I am confused by some of the language. My question in short is: what does "public mains up to the point of entry" mean? More information: It reads: ... Landlord ...
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UK - Cooling off period after signing rental contract

I'm in process to sign a contract for a flat. The conditions written are the following: one year with no break clause. Before signing I'm trying to find out the following information. Is there in ...
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Rental Issues - HMO was never issued by landlord (UK) & Notice Period after AST expiration

Back in late 2016, three people rent a brand new flat in London (UK). Then, during the years, we had a few contract renewals (AST) with new names (as we had one person being replaced every year). ...
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How to prove unreasonable interference with use and enjoyment of property?

I am not looking for legal advice here, this is for educational purposes. If I had to prove unreasonable interference with use and enjoyment of property in a situation where someone in my rental ...
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How do you interpret: option to break after 12 months with at least 2 months’ notice

"option to break after 12 months with at least 2 months’ notice" In my opinion, the sentence above can be interpreted as follows: 1) the agreement can be broken at least 12 months after inception ...
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Can a lease contract be voided due to incongruency?

I've recently rented a flat in Malta and signed a rental agreement which states, prior to the terms, I am the landlord and he (the landlord) is the tenant. By the last page at the bottom, he signed as ...
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Is name and shame legal on Facebook?

On Facebook, there are various landlords communities. I have seen landlords post messages such as: Do not rent your property to this person, first name, last name, how this person looks like and etc. ...
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What is the correct length of time in which a landlord must provide rent increase notices in the UK?

The following GOV UK page states that tenants must be notified of rent increases at least 6 months prior to the increase. What I'm failing to understand from this is if that includes the tenancy ...
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Renting in Michigan former tenant and rental agreement

I bought a house in Saint Clair Shores. Closing took place 10/1/2018. I’m friends with the previous owner, who had a tenant. We agreed that she could continue to rent for a couple months. I drafted a ...
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Should I have been told my rental property has previously been broken into? (UK)

I live in the United Kingdom. I've noticed that the door to my flat has been repaired badly and underneath you can see that the door was kicked down in the past. The letting agency did not mention ...
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Maryland Landlord Lease Being Void

I am in a rental through a realtor in the state of MD (Wicomico county). My step dad just won a court case against this property management group because there is a section in the lease agreement that ...
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Rent-a-Room scheme in house with self-contained part

My house has three floors, with part of the ground floor forming a self-contained part with kitchen/diner, shower room/toilet and a bedroom. I am considering living on the upper two floors while I do ...
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Is it possible for a tenant to sue a land lord for harm caused by mold

Take a case where the mould is caused by an identifiable maintenance issue such as a leaky pipe . The tenant does everything they can to minimise the harm done by the mould. But health issues are ...
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How to prove noise cause Constructive Eviction

I live in a building which was constructed in the 1930's in Lansing, MI. I live in the back half of the building on the ground floor. My bedroom wall neighbors a tattoo shop and there is another ...
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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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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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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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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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