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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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Leaving a rental house, and would like to know if I am losing any privileges upon moving out

I would like to start with saying that nothing has been said on the part of my landlord yet. I am not in any kind of urgency with the issue, I am simply trying to get informed. I've been living in a ...
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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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Would EVA foam under the carpet be considered an unacceptable fire risk?

I'd like to put some EVA foam under the carpet (above the floorboards) on the first floor bedroom of my house, to dampen the sound of foot steps. The fire safety building regulations (section B2) say ...
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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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Terminating the contract early (before tenant moves in)

I live in Uk and renting a flat in Netherlands, my tenant gave me deposit but agreement states he has to pay one month in advance, two weeks have passed since we signed contract but still no money. ...
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Apartment leaser refuses to fix or acknowledge broken phone jack/lines

I've got broken phone lines coming into my apartment, which four technicians have confirmed (when trying to hook up DSL for my internet service). My apartment lessor refuses to acknowledge the issue ...
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Are there legal remedies to noise from thin walls?

I rent a second-floor bedroom. The landlord's family lives on the third floor. The ceiling is not very soundproof: If they are walking around the sound of footsteps is loud enough to prevent me from ...
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Co-tenant entered my bedroom; how can I prove someone else unlocked my door?

I'm not looking for legal advice! I live in a shared house. There are 4 other people. We each have our own lease. Tonight I came home and noticed my bedroom door had been opened, even though I'm sure ...
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Damage, or normal wear and tear on a rental?

Our landlord is claiming damage on some cabinet doors, and wants to completely replace them. We're trying to figure out if we can challenge him on it. Note that the pictures shown here still showed ...
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Reg. Tenant Law in Canada

We were in an apartment in Canada for two years. Unfortunately, due to my visa status, I had to leave the apartment in a very short notice (1 month). The landlord agreed to use my caution deposit to ...
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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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My landlord is using the storage space to keep his stuff

I rented a flat in London and it has two storage cupboards in the hallway. But those cupboards are occupied by landlord's stuff so I am unable to use those spaces that I am paying for. It has been ...
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Hong Kong law; terminating tenancy after 1 day of renting due to bad neighborhood

We have signed a contract with an agent in Hong Kong for 6 months. As I understand it's not possible to terminate a contract legally in most cases in Hong Kong. Is there any law around this in the ...
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What if I don't pay the deposit of a rental contract?

Here is the situation: I've just moved to a new flat in Germany, and my contract states that I need to pay a certain amount of deposit to my landlord. However, I really didn't like the flat from the ...
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Can a landlord submit a change-of-address on behalf of a former renter who refuses to do so?

My family owns a condo, and I recently moved in. The previous tenant refuses to have his mail forwarded because, as he says, "I don't want the junk mail, and everything important is forwarded ...
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Consequences of leaving USA with unpaid rent

Suppose someone on an H1B visa leaves the country without notice and immediately stops paying rent, breaking a lease that requires 2 months of advance notice and 2 months of rent to be paid to break ...
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Is it legal in the US to bundle renting a car parking space and buying insurance for the content of the car?

Is it legal in the US for a company that rents out car parking spaces, to bundle the renting of a parking space to buying insurance for the content of the parked car? I.e. the company refuses to let a ...
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UK - Hot Water changed from Gas to Electric - What recourse do I have?

Long question, jump to the end for a TL:DR. I rent a house, I'm the only occupant. My Gas boiler was given a gas safety certificate by an engineer who warned me that the boiler was extremely ...
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What legal course is there with a bad neighbor?

I have a very bad neighbor. What legal recourse do I have? I feel like I'm stumbling in the dark. I find myself at a loss for an appropriate Stack Exchange site. Perhaps "workplace" or "parenting" ...
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Can a tenancy be invalid if guarantor changes their mind before being legally bound

I signed a tenancy 3 days ago: I went into the agent's office and they sent me an email with an online form which contained the tenancy agreement. The form asked for a guarantor; I phoned one of my ...
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Does a tenancy swap reset the start of tenancy date

A and B rented a house from private landlord L, on a 3 year term with an option to break with 2 months notice after 12 months. After 16 months, B moved out. A agreed with the landlord on a swap to add ...
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Landlord rights in case of tenant death in Germany

In the shadow of recent virus outbreak, I could not help but to think about my landlord’s rights if I happen to die. I can imagine that the German law has this covered. Can someone please point it ...
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Can landlords discriminate against potential tenants based on their current profession?

Simply enough, is it illegal to not rent to someone based on their current profession?
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Do all the roommates have to be on a rental lease in Virginia, USA?

I'm looking to rent a property with my partner, but their credit is not great (lower than 650). Do they need to be on the lease too or can I rent the apartment and allow them to live with me?
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What is the exact breach and remedy in the following situation?

On the 20th of the "previous" month, a tenant signs a lease with a landlord for an apartment, to be occupied on the 1st of the following month, or immediately thereafter. The lease "...
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Death of one of two tenant parties during notice period

Scenario Two parties A, B sign a rental contract in Germany. Only party A lives there, party B merely cosigns the contract, but neither makes any payments nor lives in the propery. Party B adopted ...
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Rental: am I responsible for all maintenance, including that caused by wear and tear, under $200?

tl/dr: My property manager (PM) states that I'm responsible for all maintenance under $200 in the home, regardless of whether it is the result of damage I cause. This is on the basis of a clause in ...
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In California, who owns buildings or soil left on a leased farm after abandonment?

If a tenant builds a building on leased land, and purchases soil deposited on the land, whose is it after the tenant abandons the property? For the purposes of this question, assume the lease did not ...
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Not paying property rent due to unlivable condition

I'm living in an apartment complex in Chicago suburbs. I was paying rent continuously throughout the course of the lease. But it has been 2 months that I'm surrounded with huge number of pests, mostly ...
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Can the Landlord Kick us out 9 months before the contract end date?

I live in a condo in Ontario, Canada. As I used to be a student (now have a full time job) I had to pay 1 year in advance back in September. Landlord and I signed a contract that states It is ...
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Rent till death lease

I have a lease that indicates my lease lasts till I die, with the terms that all bills (RE Tax, HOAs, utilities, all repairs, including a new roof if needed, all appliances,etc,etc,) .. This was ...
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How can laws against discrimination be enforced?

In Canada it's illegal to discriminate against someone on grounds of sexual orientation or gender. I replied to an ad on craigslist I found and they responded with a boilerplate questionnaire with ...
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Rental Application Fee Refund in case of Multiple Applicants

I live in Chicago and have been looking to rent a condo. I hired an agent, visited one of the choices she offered, liked it, paid $50 as an application fee that involved a credit history check. In a ...
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Landlord keep showing up unannounced. What can I do? [closed]

I have a 12 month lease agreement with a property management company. The owner, NOT the property manager, keeps showing up, unannounced for dumb things, then gets upset when we don't let them in. ...
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If I can't move in right away, must my rent be pro-rated?

My new rental agreement contains the language: Delivery of Premises: If for whatever reason whatsoever Landlord does not deliver possession of the premises on the commencement of the term of this ...
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Can I take actions to mitigate an anticipated breach of contract and then sue to recover their costs

Disclaimer: I’m not looking for legal advice. I’m in a month to month lease. I checked, and where I live the landlord cannot end a month to month lease without going through the full eviction process ...
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Civil Case- Tricky Eviction

Let’s say, for instance, that a person is renting a home from someone who has died. However, the alleged landlord is the son of the deceased owner of the home. Only problem is that this son has never ...
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Help with the laws of inheritance as pertaining to a Home

Recently I learned that my Grandmother left her home in Visalia, California to her grandchildren in her will. There are 6 biological grandchildren. I do not know the specifics of the will and whether &...
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Does a tenant have the right to destroy furniture owned and not removed by landlord?

This is under South African law. First, some background. Said "tenant" bought the house and is currently paying occupational rent to stay there until the property transfer has been finalized....
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Meaning of contract term “alone”

I am about to enter into a rental agreement. A section of the agreement reads: "The balance refunded alone the deposit" I am unfamiliar with the use of the term "alone" in this ...
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Tenant responsible for removing a tree he planted in a rental property?

I have a tenant that is moving out after his second lease with us and he has planted a tree of unknown type within three feet of the home. He has provided notice of leaving and I'd like to be certain ...
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Rental agreement - Ending the tenancy clause

I live in Vancouver and rented a room in a shared house from the person who has the lease. I did not have to deal with the house owner ever. The person who has the lease pulled up this agreement ...
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Rental Property Declared Lead Free. Do I still have to provide disclousres?

My rental property in Anne Arundel County Maryland was built in 1940. I just had it tested and it was certified as Lead Free. Do I still need to provide my tenants with yearly copies of The EPA “...
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Can a landlord refuse to rent to confidential address recipient

Someone I know has a court ordered confidential address (due to domestic violence) that allows them to use PO Boxes for all correspondences and their name and physical address cannot be made public. ...
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Maximum penalty for breaking residential lease in Michigan?

I live in Michigan and I am breaking my lease to move to Maryland. I current pay around $1200 a month. According to the document I signed, I have to remain in the apartment for 6 months, then give ...
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How to prove someone sent a letter?

The discussion around how to prove you sent a letter, or someone received it, has already been discussed to death on the internet. But I can't find anything for the other way round; how to prove ...

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