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Leases for residential living purposes.

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Can Landlord Require a Minimum Number of Occupants in NYC Apartment?

In New York City, is it legal for a landlord (or any other party) to require a minimum number of tenants in an apartment? I am searching (with three other people) for a four bedroom apartment, and we ...
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Does Rent Increases Have Any Impact On Requirement To Provide Notice To Vacate?

In the state of Illinois - I've signed a lease with a property management company. The lease says I need to give 60 days notice to vacate before the end of my lease. My lease was a 6 month lease and ...
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In a three-party exchange, can one plaintiff represent both plaintiffs against a defendant, in small claims court?

As a follow-up to https://law.stackexchange.com/questions/917/can-texas-landlords-charge-administrative-fee-twice-thrice, suppose there's a high chance that a court would accept that it was NOT ...
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Can a landlord request personal info after a lease is signed?

On a rental application, myself and one friend applied as tenants. We also listed my girlfriend as an occupant. The application was accepted and we signed a pretty standard lease (the exact sample ...
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Landlord won't contact me regarding deposit

I recently moved from an apartment complex. Well past 30 days after my move-out we have received no contact from the property management of any sort. They had been provided phone, email and forwarding ...
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Who owns a co-op building if the proprietary lease expires?

I've seen multiple claims that if a co-op building lets the proprietary lease expire, then shares in the corporation become worthless (even if the corporation owns the building and land outright, ...
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Does forfeiture for service charge arrears result in total loss of leasehold price?

Alice purchased a leasehold of 100 years for £100 million, yet it requires her to pay £5000pa in service charges. After 5 years Alice starts to fall behind on her service charges and eventually ...
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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'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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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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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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Is an error in a Rent Increase Notice binding?

I have just received a letter and email from my landlord stating that the rent will be increased in accordance with Residential Tenancies Act 1997. Increased rent will be $600.00 per month, an ...
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Can my landlord charge me a fee not stated in the lease? But told in text/verbally?

This is in Pennsylvania. My landlord told me, before I signed the lease, that there is a 45 dollar laundry fee every month. Ok, fine. I go to sighn the lease, and no where in the lease does it state ...
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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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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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Moving into an apartment early as a rent concession

I've been negotiating with a management company to get a rent concession on an apartment in their building. I originally asked for a 1.5 month rent concession, instead they came to me with the ...
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Damage, or normal wear and tear on a rental?

Our landlord is claiming damage on some cabinet doors, and wants to completely replace them. We're trying to figure out if we can challenge him on it. Note that the pictures shown here still showed ...
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How is Texas eviction process different from California's?

For people moving from California to Texas (the direction of the migration is paramount and hard to dispute), and who may be familiar with the eviction process in California, what would be the ...
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Can landlords omit fee structure on a lease?

A brand-new apartment complex, "professionally" managed by a huge management company, has refused to provide details on how much it'll cost to do lease reassignment, with the rationale being that they'...
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Wisconsin Renter Rights - Lease switching to month-to-month

I am currently in a lease in Wisconsin the lease states “ The Lease Agreement wil begin on May 1, 2023 and will end on April 28, 2024. “, as we are planning to move out at the end of this term (April ...
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In Washington, DC, when a yearly lease becomes month-to-month, how much notice must a landlord (with intent to sell) give to the tenant?

I am living in an apartment in Washington, DC for which I had a year-long lease, beginning in December 2022, so the lease was up in December 2023. At this time I informed my landlord that I would like ...
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Rent increase under Scotland's temporary rent cap

I have a private residential tenancy (PRT) agreement and have been renting my apartment for over 12 months. Under a PRT, a landlord can increase the rent no more than once a year and must give a ...
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Rekindling the right of forfeiture in respect of old outstannding debts for unpaid service charges after waiver for the same

Alice bought a lease on a residential property but fell behind on her service charges. She is threatened with forfeiture, her landlord already having obtained a CCJ in default in respect of the unpaid ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Breaking a Lease because of construction

I'm renting a two bedroom apartment with a large terrace in NYC. The terrace has been rendered unusable due to maintenance on the exterior. The terrace is filled with equipment, and the door to the ...
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Can landlords refuse to sublet mid-month?

I've encountered a big corporate landlord in West Campus, Austin, Texas, that's only willing to reassign the lease at the start of a month, saying that they don't prorate rents. (Interestingly enough,...
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