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If a lease provision says that a tenant has to accept revisions, how extensive can the revisions be?

This is in the state of Washington. The lease states that after the expiration, the lease will automatically renew for successive terms of one month each the resident agrees to execute all revised ...
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Tenant refused to move out even I told him no more renewal lease. New York, Queens [closed]

I've rented out my apartment in Queens, New York to a family since 08/01/2019. My early intention was to allow them to continue the rental but something comes up - my inlaw was diagnosed as a cancer ...
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Can I be held responsible for objects abandoned by other tenants?

I live in the Netherlands (Amsterdam to be specific), in an apartment building with two communal spaces (a bike cellar and a currently unused room). In the bike cellar there are many broken and ...
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Can a leasor defer signing the lease agreement until the lessee actually moves in?

I have just signed a new lease. The leasing agent says they countersign my lease after I move in. I still have a few days before I move in. Is this common/legal? Does it not expose the lessee to some ...
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Roommate/co-tenant said she would renew but lied after I sign lease - invalid lease?

So, my roommates and I planned to sign a lease renewal as co-tenants in NYC. While some of the roommates already signed it, the others changed their mind last minute. This unfortunately means the ...
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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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Lease requires tenant to be partially responsible for repair costs

I've found a house to rent and was reviewing the lease and found a couple of clauses that give me some concern. The primary is a provision that we, the tenant, are responsible for the first $75 of any ...
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Reletting from the point of view of the new tenant (AL)

How does reletting (lease assignment) usually look like for the person who is taking over a residential lease? Should there be a reletting addendum? Should the contract include the lease agreement of ...
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How many days of penalty are owed

I am renting my old home to a family. I am not a professional landlord - just had a hard time selling that property in that market when I moved, and found a tenant to help cover the costs of owning a ...
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What tenant laws apply if there is a non-code compliant living situation in CA?

I'm living in an RV in El Dorado County, CA where like in many counties, it is illegal to occupy a motorhome on residential property. Of course, El Dorado County is so rural that many people do it. ...
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What happens when a subtenant becomes the landlord in California?

In a situation where someone is subleasing part of a residential property from a master tenant , but finds themselves in the position to purchase the property from the landlord. In other words, what ...
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Can old landlord withdraw money using ACH information without my consent

My landlord uses a web client called securecafe to automate rent payments. I enrolled to auto payment using ACH. Due to covid-19 I had to terminate my lease early and leave my apartment. My landlord ...
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Can tenants in Arizona be required to professionally clean after agreement to break lease?

For reasons described below, my landlord told me a few months ago that I could break my lease if I found a house I wanted to buy. 6 weeks later, I closed on a house, and gave him 30 days notice. ...
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How do I get out of my university apartment housing contract?

Due to COVID-19, I have decided not to return to my university in April (which was my original plan.) However, my university-approved apartment complex will not release me from my contractual ...
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Waiving my right to not be evicted in a San Francisco lease

I am seeking for a new place in San Francisco. After chatting with a home owner who liked me as a potential tenant, we disagreed on the price, and his reasoning is that since this is a unit under the ...
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Apartment lease clause where landlord can unilaterally amend lease (with 30 days' notice) without tenant's approval

While reviewing a lease (in Sunnyvale, California) for an apartment-hunting friend, I saw this clause: New policies and rules or amendments to this document may be adopted by Owner/Agent upon ...
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Ending a lease in NYC via assignment, “reasonable” rejection

I'm considering whether I'd like to leave my apartment in NYC to move elsewhere. The NYC Tenant's Rights guide states: Assign a Lease To assign means that the tenant is transferring the entire ...
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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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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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Leasing to roommates

As a Florida landlord, are there good reasons to require any roommates to be on the lease? Is there any advantage to not having them on a lease?
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Can i get tenant evicted from my property if there is no eviction clause in lease?

I have rented my newly bought property in Illinois state to a tenant a few months back. The rental transaction happened with the help of real estate agent. I have not yet met the tenants. I am not ...
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Law requiring time between billing and due date — Ohio Tenancy

I was wondering if there was any legal requirement for landlords in Ohio to provide some minimum number of days between date of billing and required due date of payment. This question arose because I ...
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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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Can a landlord charge me for one day of unpaid utilities after my lease has expired?

My lease expired several months ago and I just received a bill via email from my old apartment complex for unpaid utility charges. Apparently my gas company started billing me for service the day ...
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Can attorney fee clause be used without saying prevailing party will be reimbursed the cost?

Can attorney fee clause be used without specifying it is for prevailing party only? I see it is common, but without saying it is only for prevailing party does it mean my Landlord can sue me for any ...
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paying debt collector's invalid rent claim, then suing landlord for money back [closed]

TLDR: terminated lease after continued upstairs noise, landlord sent debt collector, trying to decide if should pay debt collector and sue landlord for money back. We had been renting an apartment in ...
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Tenant/Landlord - Not locking the front door violate tenant's right to a livable place? (California)

For Housing, between tenant and landlord in California: Does not locking the front door on a regular basis count as a violation of the tenant's right to a livable (safe and habitable) place? If so, ...
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Apartment mgt breaking lease before my move in

I signed a lease agreement with an apartment community last week. The start date of my lease is Nov 10,2019. I received a call from community management today telling me that the apartment we signed ...
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Is there a law restricting unit overlap when transferring apartments?

Recently while contemplating moving to a larger unit in my apartment complex I was told I was expected to move everything in a single day, and when asking for some more overlap time (a week) was told ...
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Fully Executed Lease with “typo”

We have a fully executed lease which states the landlords responsibilities. This is essentially a chart which "checks" what the landlord pays vs. what the tenant pays. Water, sewer and electricity ...
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Absurdly high painting bill deducted from apartment security deposit

I moved out of a 2 bedroom apartment in Los Angeles under a month ago and have just received my deposit back with ~$1200 taken out for re-painting. This is for a below average size 2 bedroom apartment ...
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Checkout inspection - please clarify

I read this: "Within a reasonable time after either the landlord or the tenant gives notice of termination of the tenancy or before the end of the lease term, the landlord must generally notify the ...
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Is this considered “bad faith”?

In California, landlords cannot retain security deposits at the end of tenancy in bad faith. If a landlord provides an itemized statement of deductions but fails to disclose that it was written by a ...
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Can a landlord insist on late fee for payment mailed but not recieved

A residential tenant has an arrangement by which the tenant's bank automatically issues and mails a rent check to the landlord by US mail 3 days before the rent is due. This arrangement has been in ...
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Are standard apartment leases' hold harmless clauses legally enforceable?

I happened to be looking through a new apartment lease and saw the following clause: HOLD HARMLESS FOR GUESTS. To the fullest extend permitted by law, Residents agree to defend, protect, indemnify, ...
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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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Can I sue my landlord for failing to mark the dangers of something under construction?

The two jacuzzies in my complex are out of order and smell/look like human cesspools. The two signs that used to be on them, "out of order" are no longer there, but the jacuzzies remain in the same ...
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Protect against an wrongful violation strike at apartment

My apartment complex(GA, USA) has a 3 strike violation policy. Today I received a strike. Very vague description, just the reason being: "disturbance". I left work early to speak with staff in ...
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Damage caused by pigeons who is liable

I own a flat in the UK and I have a problem with pigeons living under the the decking of my balcony. The balcony is within my demised property (as the leasholder), but the drainage pipe that the ...
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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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can tenant end/prorate month to month lease for extra days needed instead paying full month?

Our annual(NY Nassau County) lease ended, & we're now considered month to month (45% increase); we need an extra 12 days to stay after the first extra month. Are we bound to pay for full extra ...
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Am I legally bound to transfer apartments if I don't like the new lease?

I am in the state of Texas and I inquired my apartment complex about transferring to a downstairs apartment. The night before the transfer I get this new lease that is $30 more a month, plus a ...
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Is texting landlord about lease renewal legally binding?

I live in Ohio and was on a one-year lease. The lease expired in May, but my landlord allowed me to go month-to-month after that. In July, I texted her asking if I could renew the lease. She replied ...
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Does the Residential Tenancies Act apply when renting a room in a multi-bedroom apartment'

I've read through the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act, and my understanding is that if an individual rents a room from the Lease Holder of a multi-bedroom apartment (and the leasee is also ...
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Telecom fee that is mentioned in the lease but no mention of exact amount (U.S.)

My apartment lease says that the Internet has a telecom fee but there's no mention of how much the telecom fee is anywhere in the contract. In this case, am I obligated to pay this fee? Does it not ...
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Can a landlord force all residents to use the landlord's in-house debit card accounts?

[asking regarding state law in Ohio, U.S.A. only] Recently I have noticed landlords issuing their residents a debit card with attached bank account. This is typically implemented without prior notice ...
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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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Intent to Vacate apartment before 30 days, do I need to be there for 30 days?

I live in Alabama and I originally signed a one year lease and that expired and have been living month to month for the past 13 or so months. I have a job offer confirmed June 17 and want to vacate ...
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Is there any common rider for ensuring appliance and water upkeep in an apartment building?

We are about to sign a 12-month upper-income lease with a large apartment building in Michigan. We have seen some past reviews that worry us about maintenance issues once we move in. One was even ...
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UK leasehold house - Can I challenge a no pets clause?

I'm planning to buy a leasehold house (not a flat) in the UK. The lease has an unambiguous no pets clause. I have a dog. The house is part of an apartment complex but has its own entrance separate ...