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Leases for residential living purposes.

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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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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 ...
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Why are occupants (tenants) required to be on leases?

Some leases require that all occupants (tenants) are required to be on the lease. What is the reason for this?
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Does Death terminate a lease in Florida?

If I sign a lease for 12 months and die in month 7 from an unexpected car crash, is my estate responsible for closing out my residential lease in the manner defined by the contract (advance notice of ...
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Oops, our new apartment has bugs!

We just moved into an apartment in a great (but somewhat expensive) building. Upon move-in we found several dead centipedes on the floor. Following that, we saw several live ones, and a cockroach in ...
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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?

OK ... so here's the deal. 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 ...
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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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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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Can an apartment release my package without approval, warning, or notification?

I had a package that was delivered this past Tuesday. It was supposed to have been picked up for a return by UPS, but for whatever reason UPS hasn't picked it up yet. On Thursday, a leasing office ...
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Why would a landlord put the following in a residential rental agreement?

I saw the following in a rental agreement: Legal Proceedings: Landlord and Tenant agree that any action or proceeding arising out of or in any way connected with this agreement, regardless of ...
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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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Landlord forcing tenant to sign that lease has been fulfilled?

While reading over a lease agreement I saw this: At the request of the Landlord, the Tenant shall sign a letter stating that the Landlord has fully performed all of the Landlord's agreements in ...
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subtenant hasn't signed the sublease, has the key and won't sign or move out

The property in question is a bedroom in a shared 3-bedroom house. I made the mistake of giving the keys to my not-legally-yet subtenant (n.l.y.s. from here on) and letting him move in, after my ...
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Landlord Tenant Law

Background: An older gentleman has been living in our townhouse in Brooklyn, NY on the 1st floor with a year to year lease for about 35 years. He also gets a discount in rent for taking care of the ...
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How much of this lease is actually binding?

Washington state, not Seattle. I'll start by saying that the situation isn't ideal. It's an efficiency apartment in the basement of my girlfriend co-workers house. Prior to us living there the space ...
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When modifying a residential lease, can a separate addendum be used for each tenant?

I own an investment property in Denver, CO that is currently occupied by 3 tenants who have all had some sort of falling out and as such want to terminate their lease early. The last thing I want is a ...
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How to prove noise cause Constructive Eviction

I live in a building which was constructed in the 1930's in Lansing, MI. I live in the back half of the building on the ground floor. My bedroom wall neighbors a tattoo shop and there is another ...
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Sublease when Landlord unreasonably withholds consent

I live in Deerfield, Illinois. My rent term is 18 months. I want to sublet after 12 months. My landlord said no. Under the law, am I legally allow to sublet? Here is the term in my contract: 'Tenant ...
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Should I pay rent, post-lease period, when I didn't live there anymore?

my friend and I moved out of our apartment a week before our lease was up, but we just simply didn't return the keys or let the apartment complex know, thinking they'd just charge us for it if needed. ...
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Does a lease agreement survive change of owner?

I signed a year lease (August 2016-July 2017) with a realty company on a shared house (joint and several with individual rent responsibility). The company has an agreement with the house owner (whom I ...
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Can one rent office space to a partnership if landlord prohibits subleasing?

Most residential leases include various terms to the effect of prohibiting subleasing of the property. If you're a member of a partnership and/or a corporation, and require office space in order to ...
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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 landlord charge a fee to return security deposit by wire or mail?

I am an international student living in Pennsylvania, USA for the semester. I had to pay a security deposit when I rented this property and now my landlord is saying that I must pay a "shipping" ...
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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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What legal course is there with a bad neighbor?

I have a very bad neighbor. What legal recourse do I have? I feel like I'm stumbling in the dark. I find myself at a loss for an appropriate Stack Exchange site. Perhaps "workplace" or "parenting" ...
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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 to do when utility that needs to be paid for is listed as N/A on lease?

I recently signed a lease to rent a house for 1 year and in the lease there is a section that assigns who will pay for the utilities, either my landlord or I. This house has an oil heating system and ...
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Protection against late signature on a lease

Let's say Aaron (property owner) and Bob (prospective tenant) are considering entering into a lease. They reach preliminary agreement verbally, and so Aaron drafts a lease agreement, signs it, and ...
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Is it legal for an apartment manager to put advertisement stickers on my mail?

I'm in the US (North Carolina) I live in an apartment complex with 13 separate buildings that house around 700 total residents. The standard way that we receive packages that are too large to go into ...
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Can a tenancy be invalid if guarantor changes their mind before being legally bound

I signed a tenancy 3 days ago: I went into the agent's office and they sent me an email with an online form which contained the tenancy agreement. The form asked for a guarantor; I phoned one of my ...
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Terminating the contract early (before tenant moves in)

I live in Uk and renting a flat in Netherlands, my tenant gave me deposit but agreement states he has to pay one month in advance, two weeks have passed since we signed contract but still no money. ...
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Tenancy Renewal Fees

As a tenant I am served up a new "Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement" every 6 months where I live by the Letting agent my landlord uses. I have previously debated the renewal fees and their fairness ...
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Can landlord require me to pay rent through ACH?

I'm undecided as to whether this question belongs here on in the Money & Personal Finance SE, so apologies in advance if it should be migrated. I'm facing a situation where my landlord had ...
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End of lease period, landlord hasn't provided way to renew lease

My lease is up in about 45 days. My landlord hasn't provided any way for me to renew the lease. They do online lease signing. I've been unable to login for over a month now. They can't figure out what ...
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Wisconsin Tenant Right to Vacate by Month-to-Month After Lease Expires (Wis. Stat. Ann. § 704.19)

Greetings to all who are far more in tune with Law-speak than myself! I appreciate your taking the time to look at this important issue I am trying to find a solution to. In summary, I signed a 1 ...
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Is lack of internet support in new apartment cause for damages?

I have recently moved into a new apartment. The lease is a private one between me and the owner (not a larger corporation). I viewed the unit in May and, come the end of the summer and a series of ...