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Questions tagged [residential-lease]

Leases for residential living purposes.

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UK property law - Making a change to lease(s) in a block of flats - how to deal with disinterest from other flats? [on hold]

We would like to make a change to a there terms of our rather dated lease drawn up in the 80s. Most (not all) flats are shareholders in a share of freehold company. We also have a RTM company that has ...
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Can the Resedential Tennancy Act be included in situations where it wouldn't normally apply?

The Residential Tenancy Act list situations when it would naturally apply and when it would not. From http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/complete/statreg/02078_01#section2 What this Act does ...
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60 days Notice allowed for Month-to-Month rental in California?

Can a California landlord require 60 days notice on a month-to-month rental agreement?
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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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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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When can someone legally act on the behalf of another person?

I moved out of my rental home and the landlord has not returned my security deposit. It would appear that the landlord is trying to avoid me and have her friend (who is apparently a lawyer) do all the ...
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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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If the Residential Tenancy Act does not apply, what does?

In BC, the RTA stipulates laws regarding rental homes. However, it does not apply under certain circumstances, such as when the tenant shares the kitchen or bathroom with a home owner. My question is, ...
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If a tenant is responsible for repairs, are they liable if they do not fix something?

Hypothetical: A single person rents a home, and it is specified in their lease that as the tenant, they are responsible for repairs and maintenance. The dishwasher breaks down. Since this person ...
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At the end of a lease, who owns the parts used in repairs?

I have found it is usually the landlord who is responsible for most repairs and this is specified in the lease (barring tenant negligence or other stated reasons why a tenant would be responsible). ...
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Property manager said my rent was 1/3rd of the usual for an extra 11 days, now says it's full amount

As many others, I'm in a leasing pickle, and would like to better know my options. I recently rented an apartment in Seattle for a 3-month stay (Jun 1st - Aug 31st), for $1190 monthly. On July 29th, ...
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Landlord seizing deposit and also billing us back

My 2 roommates and I (all students) were renting an apartment in a community in Dallas, Texas. Among many problems with the landlord, when we were leaving, we spent a full week fully cleaning the ...
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Lease Assignment in NYC

I am in a 2 BD apartment in NYC. I'm on the lease along with the other tenant. There is a guarantor on the lease. I want to leave the lease, which has 10 months remaining. I have sent the landlord a ...
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How does one evict a tenant in Arizona if they have a lease/purchase instead of a straight lease? [closed]

I've read there are differences to eviction based on the type of lease/purchase, so if more information is needed please comment. Tenant pays a lease payment each month that includes a monthly rent ...
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Landlord quadrupling rent in Ohio

This ended up being a case of clerical error on their part. They didnt raise the rent at all for the remaining 3 weeks. As part of my lease agreement, we must give a 60 day notice before we intend to ...
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How can one try to leave a home rental lease

Person A cosigns a lease for Person B. The lease is for a house. The lease period is for one year. The landlord agrees to allow the lease to be amended for another person, person C to be on the lease....
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Never received renewed lease from landlord, can I still live in my apartment?

I live in Nevada and my lease agreement for my apartment ends today (Aug 31). In July, I verbally agreed to renew my lease for 6 months with the management company (landlord). I was told they would ...
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Am I at fault? Can I get my security deposit back from Landlord?

I signed a weekly rental agreement in Pennsylvania to live in someone's home. I ended up not staying and I text messaged the landlord that I left and no longer wished to stay. The landlord says he ...
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Can a Rental Contract Supersede State Law?

After several years of habitability issues (which were eventually fixed after 4 years), our landlord is asking us to sign a settlement agreement that would release them from all liability dating back ...
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Is a text offering to cancel a lease binding?

If you are having an on-going issue for more than a year and your landlord sends a text stating If you want to break the lease, you can forfeit your deposit and move out by the end of the month is ...
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Signed a leased for one room, never moved in. What are my rights?

I'm in a rather unpleasant situation. I've rushed into signing a lease for one room for July 1st on June 30 for one year. Three days later I informed the landlord I will not occupy the room and asked ...
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Landlord never asked for key back, now saying he will deduct from damage deposit cost of changing locks

I lived in a shared house but had my own individual lease. I moved out last month. The landlord knew when I was moving out and I sent him a message confirming I had moved out and provided my new ...
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Deposit return after lease is up with multi-renters

My son is renting a 2-bedroom apartment with 4 other people in Santa Cruz, CA. It was initially agreed that he would share a room with one of the other tenants. That agreement did not work out, ...
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Legality of “tenant negligence” to make tenant pay for repairs

Background: I am a college student in South Carolina, USA. I'm currently in a dispute with my landlord, over what I think is an unfair assumption of negligence about a plumbing leak. Our water bill ...
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Maryland State Law Occupancy

If a tenant is the legal lease holder of an apartment and has a signed on occupant. What would the lease holder be able to do to evict the occupant without having to terminate the lease
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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 apartment management terminate leases over a rule tenants never signed?

To live in the apartment building I reside in, a resident has to sign a Lease, and a document of Community Rules which are an "addendum" to that lease. Violation of the Community Rules counts as a ...
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When being evicted, if you find another place early do you have to pay the remainder of the rent on the original lease?

Context: I am renting in Sydney, Australia, with two flatmates. We were just given notice by the landlord that we're being evicted. We've been given roughly two months notice (final move-out day is ...
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What, if any, accomodations does a landlord need to make while HVAC is broken?

The AC in the 3-story townhouse I rent broke and needs to be replaced. The landlord obtained several quotes and decided on a contractor to do the replacement, which hasn't been scheduled yet (but is ...
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How to report Airbnb income in tax return?

We live in California, US. We lived in an apartment in a very bad school district. We only realized that this January when we had to register kindergarten for our son, and we had to move. However, ...
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Is it legal to use a surveillance system in the private area of a rented home?

I am renting a room in a shared house. On a couple occasions I caught the landlord entering my room without giving any notice. He had feasible excuses, like repairing the dresser in my room, but he ...
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How long can my girlfriend stay over at my place despite not being on the lease?

I have recently signed a new lease and moved into my new place. The place I have moved in is a unit in an apartment complex. The manager of the complex told me I cannot have guests for more than 14 ...
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In BC can landlords charge to renew a lease?

My lease doesn't end for over a month but my landlord is pressuring me into making a decision regarding renewal already. It's too soon for me to make a decision and he said if I decide late there's a $...
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If a tenant is moving out before the end of the lease, do they have final say over who is the new subtenant?

3 roommates, A (me), B, and C. C moving out 5 months before the end of the lease. (Which is not the issue.) The issue is that B and A are not in agreement about who should take C’s spot. B suggested ...
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Can a landlord enter common rooms, in a house that is leased individually room by room, without notice?

I live in a large house shared with several roommates. We each have our own lease with the landlord. The landlord has been letting himself into the house frequently with no explanation. I was under ...
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Can a tenant be obligated to pay rent and be forced not to live in the unit?

I’m on a month to month lease. I gave my landlord 41 days notice of intent to vacate, but they are saying they need 45 days as in the lease. The lease says I am responsible for the rent for the month ...
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Subletting terms

I have a contract where a tenant is leasing to a subtenant. There is one point that I do not understand: In the application of remedies, the Tenant has an obligation to mitigate damages. Could ...
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Landlord's LLC filed for bankruptcy, is that a breach of contract?

My landlord owns and maintains the property I'm leasing though an LLC. The lease documents are between myself and the LLC. I was recently sent a letter that says that my landlord's LLC is filing for ...
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Why do lease agreements commonly prohibit animals and also specifically prohibit reptiles?

I was reading over my lease agreement and noticed the following clause: No animals or reptiles of any kind may be kept in or about the leased premises. I thought it odd that the language seems to ...
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What kind of lawyer should I speak with about getting out of a lease on the basis of breach of contract?

The apartment complex I’m renting from are shirking their obligations to me by blaming the issues on me. Can I get out of these lease without paying the fee for early lease breaking?
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Living with roommate not on the lease

Suppose someone enters into an apartment lease which specifically forbids guests for staying for extended periods of time. The leasee then violates the contract by hosting a guest for an extended ...
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Is a Lease Addendum Considered Separately from the Original Lease? (Ontario)

My original lease stated that the tenants were responsible for the utilities, but the landlord put out an addendum which I signed with the following wording: Not withstanding(sic) the lease rate ...
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Lack of residential lease and my rights as a tenant

Roommate is on the lease, I am not. The landlord knows I live here but states that in the state of Florida it is illegal to rent a home to two families so she cannot put me on the lease. My question ...
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landlord suing me for $5k damage to property. How to prepare (small claims court, White Plains, NY)

The dispute: mold and crack in a common bath tub shared by multiple users. Landlord refuses to return deposit until tenant pay for a replacement of bath tub including professional installation. Signed ...
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If I have a lease, do I have to live there?

This is stupid but I am debating with my mom. I have a lease in an NYC apartment. In the building there are security cameras in the hallways. For some reason she thinks that you have to go home and ...
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Does home rental agreement last after death of owner

This is in Texas A homeowner leases a home to a renter for a one year term. The lease agreement is written by the homeowner and is plainly worded and not done by a lawyer. There are no mentions ...
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Notice of termination of lease after a very short time, when the contract does not allow it

I arrived in the UK 2 weeks ago. I received a text from my landlord giving me 1 month to leave my studio due to building renovations. I moved in just two weeks ago so he obviously knew it. This is an ...
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Is it legal for an apartment manager to give my personal info to a renter without my permission

I live in an apartment in New Jersey and I received an email from someone I don't know today. He said he lives in the same building and asked if I work from home and am interested in being his dog ...
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Tenant at Sufferance

A Florida residential tenant contract is written such that after the term the renter is on a month to month contract and either party may terminate with 15 days notice. Is this example coined by "...
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Where are the exceptions to the definition of tenancy?

CONTEXT In Florida residential rental statutes define a tenant: 83.43 Definitions.—As used in this part, the following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless some other meaning ...