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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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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Landlord billing me for previous tenant's charges

I have subleased a studio in Illinois, and did paperwork officially with the leasing office. The original lease was until July 31, 2019, so I signed the lease to take responsibility of the lease (and ...
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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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Hypothetical situation: Rental rates for destroyed/non-returnable property

Hypothetical: "Alice Corp"(hereafter "A") rents things(what they are should not matter, as much as possible, e.g. not housing units as those tend to be tightly regulated). "Bob B. Borrower" (hereafter ...
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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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Would a police do anything if someone is provoking a fight?

I'm not looking for legal advice from a lawyer. I'm living in a shared house with a bunch of young people and one is trying to provoke a fight with me. After getting in my face and trying to ...
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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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Replacement carpet in rental property

What are reasonable costs for replacing a carpet in a rental property? Here's the background - a bedroom carpet in a rental property has a bottle of wine spilled on it. The tenant apologises to the ...
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Can my landlord force me to sign a document that places additional restrictions on my residency without additional consideration?

I'm currently four months into a year long lease and the company that manages my building is asking me to sign a document agreeing to rules that weren't part of the original contract and allows them ...
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Are peers of landlord-appointed agents also landlord-appointed agents? [closed]

This is related to two of my previous questions: Can a landlord appoint agents at will? and Can a landlord appoint agents at will? The owner of my apartment has hired a realtor to sell it. According ...
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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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Requesting walk through of apartment

Can I ask request a walk through from apartment legally before I leave property to make sure I am charged fairly? I normally take pics when moving in/out.
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Roommate caused water damage to our condo, what are my options?

I live with 3 roommates and all 4 of us are on a lease for the condo owned by our landlord. TL;DR my roommate "Jim" caused water damage to several rooms and I'm looking for advice on what I can ...
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private guest-house owner, can he/she demand more payment which was not agreed upon previously

Bear with me as I am not an expert on the law, I have a a question regarding private guest-house / airBnB owners and what their rights are and what they may not be allowed to do. Before I start, I ...
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Is this proper use of a FOIA request?

Assume someone wants to rent a townhouse but doesn't have good enough credit. So this person asks a co-signer to co-sign for the townhouse. The co-signer lives across the country so travel to the ...
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Mistake in our lease

We entered into a 2 year lease agreement in July 2016. I have since discovered that the end date is wrong in our lease. It should have been June 2018, not August 2018. My landlord is being is not ...
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Can a landlord demand full rent on the first when a roommate gave 30 day’s notice that they are vacating on the 11th?

My roommate gave 30 days notice to me and my landlord, the 11th is her last day. My roommate has paid one third of the rent (10 days) and I have paid my half of the rent. Since today is the 3rd, I ...
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Are tenants responsible for cleaning patio upon move-out in Washington State?

Key Lease Terms The lease in this situation states, "Tenant agrees to return all items listed in the Report, including the leasehold premises, to the Landlord at the end of this lease term in as good ...
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Can a landlord confiscate and charge me for removal of my bbq?

I live in a shared house, with my landlord in the basement suite. I brought home a propane barbecue and the following day I noticed it was missing from the back yard. I looked around a bit and noticed ...
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Can an apartment release my package without approval, warning, or notification?

I had a package that was delivered this past Tuesday. It was supposed to have been picked up for a return by UPS, but for whatever reason UPS hasn't picked it up yet. On Thursday, a leasing office ...
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Mold cleaning after tenant move out

I'm in California and my tenant just moved out. We found them never clean the premises and found mold in kitchen sink area and bath sink. Am I allowed to charge the tenant for mold cleaning?
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Who controls access to a rented unit after the tenant dies

Bob lives in a rented apartment. He dies. Bob's sister, Alice (who is the executor of Bob's estate), wants to enter the apartment. The apartment complex refuse to give her access without a court order....
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Does a landlord have the right to force me to evacuate the room I am subletting before the last day of the tenancy contract?

I am subletting a room in a university hostel from a friend who is technically my landlord. The contract ends on the 28th of February. I have been away from the country and will be back on 25/02/2021. ...
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Michigan Lease Contract Auto Renewal

My lease states the following: LEASE TERM. The initial term of the Lease Contract begins on the 12th day of October, 2019 and ends at midnight the 11th day of October, 2020. This Lease Contract will ...
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What options do I have as a renter when the carpet smells like pet urine?

I moved to AZ and was unable to personally inspect the unit prior to signing a lease. I noticed the carpets smelled like pet urine within 48 hours and noted this in the move in checklist. I eventually ...
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How to encourage landlord to fix retaining wall

I am located in Colorado, USA. We own a house that has a rented home behind it. There is a retaining wall between the two properties. We have checked on the county assessor's website and the ...
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Is it illegal for a leasing agent to share previous tenants direct debit form?

I am a tenant of a residential property in Victoria Australia. I requested my rental ledger and direct debit form to apply for a new property. My rental agent has (accidentally???) sent me the direct ...
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Culmative vs Exclusive Rights

Fellow Lawmen, I have come across this clause in a Lease agreement & I cannot find definitions anywhere on the internet: “The rights of the parties under this Lease are cumulative, and shall not ...
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Landlord obligations when plumbing causing flooding in unit

I live in an old building that was originally a single family residence but long ago was converted into four units. The unit below mine has flooded probably 10 times in the last year. Our landlord is ...
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Question about Ontario N9 form

A tenant provides an N9 form to a landlord (http://www.sjto.gov.on.ca/documents/ltb/Notices%20of%20Termination%20&%20Instructions/N9.pdf), a tenant's notice to end the tenancy, on November 5, 2019 ...
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What rights do I have as a tenant of a rental property if the property is condemnable?

My boyfriend and I are currently renting a room from a friend. The friends is the only one on the lease, and the house is in very bad shape. There has been a plumbing issue for years, but instead of ...
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"As is" clause - Can I remove items not retrieved by landlord?

I recently signed a one year lease for an apartment that came almost completely furnished as it was previously a short-term rental unit. Prior to moving in the landlord stated that we could use ...
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What counts as an illegal application fee under Mass law?

I'm planning on renting an apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The realtor says that to "hold the apartment" I need to pay 1st month's rent along with my rental application and proof of income. It ...
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Moved from Michigan to Florida

When I moved to Florida from Michigan the only thing I had to go by were the pictures in the ads and on their website. When I got to Florida I found out the apartment complex they posted so many ...
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Is it permissible by law to charge tenants for additional roommates?

Preface: I plan to purchase a single family home and rent it out to university students. Originally, it was expected that there would be one student per room (as communal areas would be sized ...

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