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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What are the likely outcomes if I run out of money when renting a property?

I am currently renting a property and I lost my job. I am in a two year contract to let the property, of which I have over 18 months left. I am living in the UK. The landlord did not ask for a ...
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Non-refundable Application Fee

I live in Chicago where I've been apartment hunting for the past 2 months. My wife and I finally found a place that suit our budget and needs for an apartment. Upon finding the place, we made several ...
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Trying to negotiate rental contract

I live in Washington state and am trying to negotiate some terms in the rental agreement (Specifics below). The corporation representative replied due to fair housing laws they are unable to modify ...
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In Oregon, when can my landlord deduct carpet cleaning from my deposit?

I am a new resident of Oregon and will be renting a home. To prepare, I've been reading their landlord/tenant law. There are two parts about carpet cleaning and I'm not sure how to reconcile them. 90....
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How does a hold-over clause in a lease work?

I'm confused by hold-over clauses as they apply to the rental of a property. What is the intent? Originally I thought they were so the landlord can increase the rent to a very high amount to put ...
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Can a tenant ask the occupant listed in the house agreement to vacate immediately & legally? In Texas,USA

This is in Hunt county, Texas, US. I had signed as tenant and took a house for rent. With couple other person's listed as occupants. The person's have not signed but just listed. But the occupant has ...
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Do I need to pay the real estate agency if the contract was signed after I moved in?

I have signed a very standard rental agreement with a landlord. I have contacted him through a real estate agency, because they were the ones who posted the ad on the Internet. They did not ...
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AND Logic: recovery of rental property

CONTEXT A tenant in Florida passes away. Based on this attorney's evaluation In this instance, Florida law prevents a landlord from recovering possession of the rental unit except when the last ...
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Rental discrimination because of family status?

I and two prospective roommates (we are not related) have been in search of a 3 bedroom house to rent in Florida. We've applied for a 3 bedroom townhouse, paid the application fee, and are waiting on ...
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Renting - property with no gas, heating, hot water - is it justifiable to request period of free rent?

Us: Please note that the place was not habitable - no heating, no gas - until a few weeks after tenancy started and initially there were multiple fixes / repairs - as we were the very first tenants....
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Ok to paint exterior trim of leased building?

I have a club that leases a space including a street-facing exterior. There is a small flat awning over the entrance way which is bordered by a metal channel which is about 4 inches square. The paint ...
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Leasing terminology in the USA: What is the difference between "Lease Contract" and "Contemplated Lease Contract"?

A question on the leasing terminology in the USA: What is the difference between "Lease Contract" and "Contemplated Lease Contract"?
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Should my home insurance cover the costs?

I live at Vancouver, BC, Canada. My fiancee and I are contracting a so-called low-cost tenant home insurance with Square One. We've started this insurance 2 years ago and have been paying 44.27 CAD ...
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What is the difference between tenants in common and joint tenancy?

What is the difference between tenants in common and joint tenancy in the context of renting a home? Which is the one, if one person didn't pay his share, the rest would be responsible to cover it? ...
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If a lease is scanned with the landlords signature on it, is it valid?

I intend to move into a rental home and the landlord filled out the lease and signed it, then scanned it and emailed it to me. Is the lease valid? Does it become valid as soon as I print it and sign ...
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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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In Victoria Australia does a remote inspection count as an inspection for the purpose of property inspection frequency?

The residential tenancy act only allows one inspection per year for a property that is being rented out. With covid remote inspections where the tenant shares photos of the property with the real-...
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What specific legal statement might one request to include in a 12 month rental contract so that the rental contract terminates upon renter's death?

If someone wanted to sign a 12 month rental contract and, being over 70 and single, wanted that contract to terminate upon death or the renter so the landlord would not have right to claim payment ...
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Is a garage "storage" or part of the premises?

In California, many realtors use the "C.A.R. Form LR, Rev 12/19" which can be found at: https://www.car.org/-/media/CAR/Documents/Transaction-Center/PDF/Standard-Forms/December-2019-New-...
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Is a Unit with broken locks considered Unfit or in disrepair

I moved into a new unit, however, on arrival the front door lock was broken and can't be locked from the outside. There is a screen-door however, the wiring near the lock has been cut and it is easy ...
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If landlord doesn't return damage deposit, must you remind him before starting a case?

Where I live if a landlord doesn't return a damage deposit, the tenant can go after him for double the value. From a pragmatic view, must/should the tenant warn the landlord before the 15 days are up? ...
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Unresponsive landlord not providing lease renewal

I am renting an apartment (not rent-controlled) and my lease will be up at the end of the month. My current lease states the landlord is supposed to provide the renewal lease at least 60 days before ...
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In BC residential tenancy is there no longer a fixed term lease where tenant must vacate at end?

To my understanding the new government changed laws so that when a fixed term tenancy comes to an end, it automatically is converted to a month-to-month tenancy. There is no longer the option to have ...
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What are the legal requirements for landlord/tenant walkthrough inspections at the end of a rental agreement in Missouri

I have a question about the tenant/landlord agreement laws in Missouri. This is going to be a long read, so I apologize in advance. I rented a home for a few years from a small rental company in ...
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Need Renters Advice For Mouse Infestation

If a renter is in a unit where there are rodents in a common area such as the dumpster and the landlord fails to take action on the issue (after being notified). Can the renter mitigate the issue ...
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Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor?

Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor for tenant's repairs? If the landlord is licensed, may the landlord legally perform the repairs? Let's assume the work being performed is ...
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Are email agreements and already-move-in enough to form landlord-tenant relationship?

I recently rented a bedroom from a home owner in California. We communicated through emails, so the agreement was also in the emails. Since she didn't sign a lease, she emailed that I have the ...
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Does California require smoke detectors in a garage used as a laundry room?

The building I live in is a 4 unit apartment that used to be one large single family residence. The garage is located under my unit, next to one unit on the ground floor. There is a door from the ...
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My landlord verbally told me that they have a secert setup of cameras, what should I do?

I was discussing something with LL and in heat of moment he verbally said that he have a secert setup of cameras. He wasn't explicit if it's inside building or outside, but he said that he knows how ...
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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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Paying for a housemate's share of utilities when we are unable to

Currently I live in a a housing situation where we have four housemates (counting myself.) We split the utilities bill four ways. Recently one of the housemates quit his job and decided to pursue ...
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How to prove landlord didn't return damage deposit within required time

According to the Residential Tenancy Act a landlord must return the damage deposit within 15 days time. Isn't it easy for a landlord to not do this but pretend he had tried? For example what if the ...
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Property Law - Professional Clean/Damage

My landlord is currently trying to charge me for professional cleaning even though the property was cleaned thoroughly prior to moving out and the inventory of the house says that many rooms were of a ...
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My tenant signed the lease renewal, but I have not signed yet, can I terminate the lease?

My tenant signed the lease renewal agreement starting June 1st, but I have not signed it yet. The tenant has not paid May's rent yet and has been in violation a few times in the past. I would like to ...
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Tenant's Son Living on property

Have a tenant who moved son in with them without asking permission. Son not on lease. Has been living there for about 3 months before this was discovered. Asked tenant to move son out. Asked tenant ...
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Rent additional costs matter in Germany [closed]

I've rented a furnished apartment from the beginning of 2019 until last month in Baden-Württemberg, Germany The rental contract stated that service charges/additional costs are paid as a monthly flat ...
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Ending joint-tenancy agreement by sending registered mail to the landlord - was it done properly? [closed]

6th September sent the Special Delivery to the landlord: (courtesy of me - sent an email informing letting agent about the situation) Snippets from tenancy agreement Commencing on: 7 September ...
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I signed a lease with on site manager then the following day the owner of the property wanted to void the lease

I was approved to move into a lot,, so i paid a $100 deposit on a space rent and the onsite management made an agreement with me to pay the remaining 435 by the 15th of the month. 24 hours later the ...
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(CA tenant law question) 3-Day Notice to Cure or Quit, with vague "cure"

I live in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco. After my wife and I moved in 22 years ago, the (then) owner/landlord and I came to an agreement that allowed me to use the basement storage ...
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Can my parents, who owned my home, enter it while I'm at work and move me out without any warning?

I was renting a home from my parents when my husband got arrested and went to jail. I had no eviction notice. I am in Tulare County, in the city of Visalia, in California. I was unable to pay my rent ...
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Enforcement of Vermont's Quarantine Restrictions [closed]

I am wondering if anyone has some insight into any enforcement or penalties that may be levied against someone who is caught breaking Vermont's cross-state-travel COVID guidelines, or against someone ...
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Is a 2% late fee for paying rent 20 minutes late (5:20pm) enforceable?

My apartment manager is charging me a late fee for failing to turn in the rent check by 5pm on the first. I live in Los Angeles. I don't have a copy of my lease on hand, but this sounds ...

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