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Leases for residential living purposes.

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Are civil remedies for landlord misconduct mutually exclusive?

Following illegal eviction there may be civil damages under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977, but there may also be Rent Repayment Orders under the Housing and Planning Act 2016. These are two ...
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What is the adjudication process for resolution when a paid tenancy deposit has not been properly protected?

I gather that deposits must be duly protected in approved schemes within thirty days of receipt. If not there are penalties such as an obligation to return up to 3 times the deposit amount. However ...
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Suppose a lease begins on last week of February, how are the days of February calculated pro-rata?

Suppose a lease begins on February 26th, and the monthly rent is £10000. There would be 3 days of February included, but how would the rent payments for these days be calculated? February only has 28 ...
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Legality of non-signatories of apartment contract living in that apartment

Scenarios in consideration: I have a few different scenarios in mind. Landlord pays utilities. Non-signatory pays tenant for their stay in the apartment. Landlord pays utilities. Non-signatory lives ...
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commision typo on an executed lease

I have this property in the Multi Listing Service (MLS). It state the cooperating commission is 5%. On the actual Lease we made a typo and placed 10% commission instead of 5% commission. The broker is ...
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Does Section 20, Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 apply to price increases on existing services?

I've just received my annual invoice for a service charge on a leasehold property which has again increased by a sizeable amount. I noticed that in the summary of tenants' rights & obligations it ...
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Can a landlord ask tenants if s/he can stop paying for an unused, not in lease, security system?

Not sure if this is more of an etiquette or a legal question but... Suppose that a landlord advertised a rental property in 2020 and mentioned in the ads that it was secured by an ADT security system. ...
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Any cases in UK that the student is partly refunded with the student housing payments for not able to obtain a visa or other reasons like COVID?

Scenario: A student signed a contract with a Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) in London, with the term starting Dec 2020. The student was not able to obtain the tier 4 visa on time. The ...
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Legal recourse for harassment from juveniles at my apartment complex?

I have been dealing with a slowly escalating situation at my apartment building. A group (6-10) of juveniles (10 years - 16 years old?) have been causing issues. Here are a few: Entering a small ...
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Misrepresentation of a lease

Is misrepresentation grounds to terminate a lease, and what is the standard for determining misrepresentation? Colorado Law preferred if possible.
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Does Early Lease Termination go on Record if all debts are paid?

I am in an unfortunate situation where I may need to terminate a residential lease early. The lease has an Early Termination Clause which is about two months worth of rent + loss of security deposit, ...
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Automatic Lease Renewal Laws in Washington State

Washington state has the following law regarding the automatic renewal of a rental agreement (link here) (1) Unless otherwise agreed rental agreements shall be for a term of one year. Any rental ...
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Who, or what, is the custodian mentioned in the Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act?

According to the Illinois Mobile Home Landlord and Tenant Rights Act (765 ILCS 745/11): Provisions of mobile home park leases. Any lease hereafter executed or currently existing between an owner and ...
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Is Barb entitled to the full calendar month of her rental apartment despite an out-of-sync 60 day notice?

In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Barb has been living in an apartment complex in which her lease is month-to-month. The rent is not prorated based on the number of days in the month; each month, ...
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Can a landlord remove an amenity that was included in original lease agreement?

I am currently renting a room in a 2 bedroom house. The landlord has stated she will be discontinuing internet service in July for the tenants. In the lease agreement, the water, electric, sewer, ...
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Can a Tx landlord demand payment for garage on expired lease?

My prior lease expired in February and I signed a new lease. The prior lease included a garage addendum. I was charged separately for the garage the first 2 months, then the charges stopped. I ...
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Lease Agreement Typo

A hypothetical person lives in California, USA and signed a paper lease. The landlord returned the signed lease to the tenant in 10 days. The lease contains the exact schedule for monthly rent ...
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Can my landlord require me to agree to third-party terms of service if they install a smart lock on my door during my lease?

I am in the middle of my current fixed-term lease and have always had a mechanical key-based lock on my apartment door. My landlord has announced that the doors of all apartments will shortly be ...
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What 'Notice of charge' fee applies when not specifed in a lease?

I'm a leaseholder of a flat, currently going through a remortgage in the UK. The lender's solicitor has told me that they're waiting to hear back from the landlord on what "notice of charge" ...
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Unscheduled exterminator attempted to enter my unit without notice or invitation

Yesterday there was a knock on my door and then I could hear my door being unlocked. Someone was attempting to enter my unit, he had keys so he unlocked the door and deadbolt, but I had the security ...
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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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In the UK, can a landlord/agent add new tenants to a joint tenancy agreement without the consent of the current tenants?

I am currently subject to a fixed-term joint tenancy (assured shorthold) agreement with two other tenants. One of the joint tenants wishes to exit the tenancy early. The tenancy agreement describes ...
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Can you be held accountable for rent after you're off the lease?

In California, there's a lease with three people on it (call them X, Y, and Z) and the landlord (L), with six months remaining on the lease. Y, Z, and L agree to release X from the lease. Y and Z do ...
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Can a tenant break a lease if a Landlord disobeys city ordinances in MO?

I am a tenant that rents from a landlord who owns a multi-family rental housing complex. Recently, I was notified via email that they would be renovating a unit in my particular building as early as ...
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What's the status of a lease in which the lessor doesn't explicitly assign their interest, but also claims they're no longer the lessor?

I've rented my home for a few years now. The property owner let it be known that she was trying to sell and cash out, which is fine. About a week ago I got a text from her saying the sale went through,...
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Can I legally refuse entry to a landlord?

I am subletting an apartment from a friend who is technically my landlord. I refused him entry late at night after we had a row about a longstanding problem with one of the facilities in the apartment ...
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Landlord wanted me to leave and is now refusing to return my deposit

I was evicted after complaints from other tenants in a House of Multiple Occupancy. The landlord refuses to return the deposit. I also received an email from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) on 18th ...
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Is an email legally binding for booking an apartment in Germany?

I am a visiting scientist in Heidelberg, Germany. I was unsuccessful in my search for a private apartment in town so I made a reservation request with the University guest house. They sent me a ...
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Do I have to return the deposit to my roommate when she didn't pay rent and refuses to pay utilities? [closed]

My roommate and I are both on lease, we both split the deposit. Utilities are under my name since she has bad credit. No roommate agreement but plenty of proof of her paying bills etc. She gave 30 day ...
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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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My lease front page states $1045 the start of second year but page 5 show $1145 [closed]

The front page when I pull up my lease states that on my second year my rent will go from $1095 to $1045. Once my second year hit it states that rent due is $1145. So I call and the tell me that the ...
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Is evidence submitted in writting that came from a third party, hearsay?

I have a Dispute scheduled with my ex-landlord. Among other things I alleged that he infringed upon my Quiet Enjoyment by routinely pressuring me into moving out with in person meetings. The landlord ...
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Can a landlord charge a tenant for professional cleaning?

I visited an apartment, which was ok, signed the lease, and when I moved in the landlord had the apartment professionally cleaned just before (which felt nicer). As the lease ended, the landlord ...
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Legal benefit for empty security deposit letter?

I had to suddenly move out of my apartment due to a mold issue. Instead of continuing trying to fix it the property manager asked if I would like to break lease, and I gave thirty-days notice and had ...
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Landlord asking for income verification after lease is signed?

My landlord is asking for me to give additional income verification of proof but we have already signed a lease and already payed the third month of rent. Especially considering the landlord is silent ...
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Clarifying Escape Clause for Rental Agreement

I've recently moved into an apartment in LA, and I'm on the lease with two other co-tenants. For a variety of reasons, I'm planning on moving out (it's a long story), even though all three of us ...
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Is this considered a renewal or a new lease?

My lease has a provision that if you've been on the lease more than 9 months, the penalty for breaking the lease is smaller than if you've been on the lease for less than 9 months. I signed a lease in ...
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Can I get compensation for time spent on case if I win as a defendant

I had to reimburse a housemate's security deposit, after he recently moved out of the house, as I had paid the deposit of the entire house and still living in the house. He is disputing the cleaning ...
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If I pay a disputed amount to my landlord, can I later sue in Small Claims Court?

California Small Claims/Landlord question: My landlord has withheld my security deposit upon move out, and claims I owe additional charges for cleaning the apartment. I've disputed these and plan to ...
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What's the impact of this late fee typo?

My landlord has a late fee clause in our lease, which says that if the lessee is late with the rent, the lessor must pay a (poorly defined) late fee. What would be the effect of this clause? The ...
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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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Can my landlord legally not let me do my anmeldung in Germany?

I really need to do my anmeldung so I can start working and get health insurance in Germany now (during corona). I moved out of a youth hostel once it shut down and me and two others found a room for ...
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