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Leases for residential living purposes.

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My lease front page states $1045 the start of second year but page 5 show $1145

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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End of lease - carpet cleaning almost 3x the 'minimum' amount in my lease

We recently moved out of a home that we were leasing for 12 months. When moving out, we called to ask how much carpet cleaning would be so we could determine if we wanted to hire our own company or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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