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Can a rental agreement state that no guests or parties are allowed?

Bob and his friends want to rent a house, hypothetically in Corvallis, Oregon USA. The prospective landlord presents Bob and his friends with a lease agreement that states that no guests are allowed, ...
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Do tenants need consent to sublease?

If I’m a tenant and my landlord lets me have my camper on the property, do I need my landlord’s permission to lease the camper? How might the answer change if the agreement is informal—for example, if ...
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Landlord has broken lease agreement and not refunding the money [closed]

I signed a lease agreement for an apartment in Mississauga that is starting from 1st of May 2024. I paid the first and last month deposit directly to the landlord account. Yesterday the landlord sent ...
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Landlord replaced gate system with one which requires an app

Can a landlord switch the complex gate from a key fob system to one which requires an app in the middle of a lease term? (Florida)
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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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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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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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Can my lease co-signer sublet to someone without my consent?

I live in an apartment in Austin, TX, with a roommate. We're both co-signed on the lease and the lease doesn't expire until next year. My roommate told me this morning that he is moving out and ...
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New Lease/Terms as Notice of Rent Increase, Maryland

Is landlord offering of a new lease with new terms, and also a price increase compared to the current lease, considered a written notice of rent increase when rejected by the tenant on grounds of the ...
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Are my tenants entitled to stay beyond their lease period on a month-to-month basis or are they required to leave by the last day in their lease term?

This is for the state of Colorado. My current tenants' lease expires on 6/30/2016. I informed them on 4/20/2016 that I was planning to sell the house, but that the terms of their lease would not be ...
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Can my landlord (who recently bought the property) change the terms of breaking a month to month lease?

I rented an apartment in 2015 off Craigslist. The guy who owned it was generally friendly, and when we discussed what would happen after the lease ends he said it would go month to month and I'd need ...
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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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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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Does the property manager sign the lease (and any addendums) with the tenants or must the real landlord?

When a landlord uses a property management company to take care of a rental (including things such as collecting rent and doing repairs) does the property manager sign the lease with the tenants or ...
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Can a landlord dictate where I can park when moving in/out of an apartment?

I recently moved out of a room that I rented in a house in Oakland, California. In my lease it under terms of vacating the premise my landlord added a clause stating: "All moving must be done in ...
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Can my landlord legally say no to installing a security chain on my apartment door?

I live in a rental apartment in Florida. This apartment is located in a 7-story building with an attached 7-story garage. Main entry points on each floor have closed-circuit cameras monitored by ...
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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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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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Is it legal to request an ID when applying for residential housing?

Is it legal according to Swiss law to request a full copy of an ID when applying to view residential housing? Swiss agencies often organize viewings for candidate tenants of residential homes. In ...
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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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Can a landlord request reimbursement from a previous tenant on repairs made months after the lease has ended? [closed]

My previous landlord has recently contacted me about reimbursing him for repair fee 4 months after the lease has ended. The repairs involve damage caused by my pets, however we were already deducted ...
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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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Currently without a lease, the lease my landlord sent me has 2 distinct errors [closed]

Can I cross things out and fix those 2 errors, and send him a signed lease with my edits, or should I wait for him to fix the errors himself. I told my landlord about the 2 errors and we're currently ...
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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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Besides s. 134 — where does the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006 outlaw requiring tenants to pay for repairs that are the landlord's responsibility?

Section 15 of Standard Form of Lease forbids void and unenforceable terms, like those that • require the tenant to pay for all or part of the repairs that are the responsibility of the landlord But ...
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Conditions of a signed lease

I've been renting a house for about 7 years now. For the first year we had a signed lease. After that, its never been renewed. I just pay rent every month. No problems. My question ... do the ...
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My lease agreement has a typo that changes the intended meaning

I'm in New York. I share this lease with a roommate who is also on the lease but is leaving a month after I am. Our lease that states "After the initial term of this Agreement, or in case of a ...
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Lease signed before I’m fully approved, do I have a case to get out of the lease?

I signed a lease a few months ago and someone from the apartment signed it as well. The move in day is in august. Now, they are saying that my lease is not “fully approved” and I can’t move in until ...
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Landlord bait-and-switch regarding having pet

This question is based on a social media post of a presumably real situation someone I don't directly know is facing. Suppose a landlord leases housing to a person, with a requirement in the lease to ...
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Can a tenant assume responsibilities for smoke detectors in Minnesota?

My interpretation is that in Minnesota, the landlord of a residence is responsible for keeping the smoke detector functioning, and that this is part of the implied warranty of habitability. I think ...
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Giving flat to roommate and vacating apartment?

I rented an apartment in California whose lease ends in 12 months. Now I got a job in another state and have to leave. Instead of paying lease break charges, I wanted to add a new person as roommate ...
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Tenant moves out of townhouse early in Florida on 2 year lease

I'm looking for a path forward given the following residential lease terms in Florida: Tenant signed 2 year lease and paid rent on time for 8 months. Tenant gave 60 day notice that they would be ...
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Do I Owe the Apartment Admin Fee if I don't Sign the Lease

I applied (I didn't actually fill in every field, but they still performed a background check) to an apartment where they charge both an administrative fee and application fee. I decided to sign a ...
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Mistake in lease [closed]

There was a large error in my favor in a lease I signed and that was fully-executed. In good faith, I have agreed to sign a new lease because I know what I agreed to pay. I discovered this error in ...
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(Germany) Does a follow-up lease contract completely supersede the old one?

In the last three years or so I had to sign a new lease contract for the same place three times: At the very beginning of the lease When my girlfriend moved in When I had to get an extension for 3 ...
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Terminating the contract early (before tenant moves in) [closed]

I live in the UK and am renting out a flat in Netherlands, my tenant gave me the deposit but the agreement states he has to pay one month in advance. Two weeks have passed since we signed contract ...
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Can a Tenant Dispute the Validitiy of a Lease Signed by the Landlord's Spouse?

Suppose Rachel & Jared ("Tenants") enter into a lease agreement with Robert and Robert's wife, Elizabeth, signs the lease: This lease is made on January 1, 2023 between Rachel & ...
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Is a residential lease signed by one's spouse valid?

Suppose a landlord and tenant enter into a lease agreement where the landlord is named in the lease agreement but the landlord's spouse signs the lease. Is such a lease enforceable in court? For ...
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Can a Lease with Missing Pages be used as Evidence in Court?

Suppose a 10 page lease agreement is signed by a landlord and tenant. After a number of years, some of the pages were misplaced but each of the parties signed the bottom of each of the 10 pages (not ...
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Lock Repair Dispute - Interpretation of common areas in a lease

I have a dispute regarding the replacement of a lock on an external door in my leasehold property. (England, United Kingdom) There are four flats in the converted period property, two maisonettes (...
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Contradictory terms in a contract - which would prevail?

Suppose a lease agreement that was agreed and signed by both parties specifies the following: Rent: £1,560.00 per calendar month (annual rent equals to eighteen thousand seven hundred and twenty ...
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Is a mandatory fee added to paying one's lease legal?

Is it legal for a property management company to require a convenience fee for every type of payment they accept, or must they accept some form of payment that costs nothing extra? It seems to me ...
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Can Class Action Waivers actually be enforced?

I'm in Texas, about to sign a new lease. They've sent it to me to e-sign, and there's no option to submit the lease without signing/initialing something. I'm not expecting to be part of a class action ...
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Arbitration: Favored Way of Resolving Disputes or Equal Footing?

In a recent answer on SE @ _ohwilleke writes: that the case law does make clear that the standard to apply the arbitration clause is relatively modest especially where one party has signed the ...
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Is an Arbitraton Agreement Binding During a Month to Month Tennacy in NJ? [closed]

Suppose that a tenant, T, has been renting an apartment for several years in NJ. The initial term of the lease was for 1 year and then converted into a month to month tenancy after the first year. The ...
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Do I have the right to terminate a lease without penalty because I was a victim of domestic assault, and the assaulter is also on the lease?

5 months ago my girlfriend (now ex-girlfriend) and I signed a 1 year lease to rent a house in Arizona with another couple that she has known for many years. The main purpose of this was to save money. ...
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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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What does it mean that I must "immediately reimburse Owner for the cost of any insurance policy Owner obtains for the Apartment"?

On the lease I am considering signing, it says in section 32 D: Tenant shall immediately reimburse Owner for the cost of any insurance policy Owner obtains for the Apartment, including but not ...

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