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Is it common to cross out part of a contract in USA?

My wife is doing a master in New York and we have 2 weeks here, and we found an apartment but we are confused with the way they handle the contracts. First they told us via email that pets are allowed ...
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Could a Landlord (successfully) sue AirBnB when a tenant is subletting against their lease?

In the Guardian (a British newspaper), there is a question and answer about a landlord whose tenant sublet their apartment with AirBnB. This was contrary to their lease. The tenant also fell into rent ...
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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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Is it legal for landlord to prohibit subleasing, under Texas law?

It's quite common that plans change, and a residential lease must be broken. Of course, since one has agreed to pay the full price of the lease, they're on the hook for it, unless they can find ...
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How can one go about amending the law?

If one feels that the law is not clear enough, or might have loopholes that should be fixed, how would one go about starting a process to possibly amend it? For example, in Texas, a lot of landlords ...
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Can a landlord forbid subletting if not stated in the lease?

Situation: I don't want to renew my lease, but found a place that's available 2 months before my current expires. My solution: I found a replacement tenant, and offered to do whatever cleaning is ...
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Gave 30 days notice of intent to vacate, roommate who subleases to me says I owe rent for each day the room is vacant

Location: San Francisco, CA Terms of my sublease: 3 months followed by month-to-month which may be terminated by either party after giving 30 days written notice. I entered the month-to-month period ...
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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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Assignment and subletting of leasehold in UK

I am planning on buying a worn down property that has 4 big rooms to fix it up, and then rent out 2 out of 4 rooms - room by room. I would live with my family in the other two (at least for the ...
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Subletting in commercial space with verbal but not written permission - NYC

I'm a tenant in a commercial space in NYC that is sublet friendly (lots of artists, musicians, etc.) My landlord told me subletting was okay when I first looked at the space I rented and I ended up ...
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Do landlords in Texas really have a duty to mitigate?

Texas State Legislature has the following Statute on the books: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/PR/htm/PR.91.htm Sec. 91.006. LANDLORD'S DUTY TO MITIGATE DAMAGES. (a) A landlord has a duty ...
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Under California residential lease agreement are tenants considered as a single person?

I live in a rental property in Pasadena CA, with two other roommates. When moving into the premise we signed a "residential lease or month-to- month agreement" (C.A.R. form LR, Revisited 12/15) in ...
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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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Can I sublease my apartment without my co-tenants approval in Indiana

I’m currently studying at Purdue University in Indiana and I want to sublease my apartment for the summer. One of my co-tenants who is also on the lease is not agreeing to sign the sublease form. But ...
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UK Leasehold Sublet: New freeholder requesting retrospective sublet fee

I own a leasehold flat. In December 2014 I let out the flat under a 6 month AST, reverting to a rolling 1 month contract thereafter. Prior to the tenants moving in, I requested permission from the ...
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Can you re-assign TAA lease without being liable for damages?

Texas Apartment Association (TAA) apartment lease contract has the following: 30. REPLACEMENTS AND SUBLETTING. Replacing a resident, subletting, or assignment is allowed only when we consent ...
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NY state: a landlord is subletting an apartment but is trying to charge the renter after the move-out date

If Tenant A is trying to sublet their apartment, and the landlord finds/executes the sublease and receives payment from the new Tenant B, terminating the existing lease with Tenant A. Is there any ...
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What does payable in advance mean?

I was just reading this sublease agreenment and find it very strange that it doesn't have a section clearling indicating when the payment is due. https://www.ilrg.com/forms/sublease/us/pa The ...
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Is it legal in Oakland, CA for a master tenant to profit from a subtenant?

Can a master tenant in Oakland, CA charge a subtenant in a room a higher price than the value of the room based the proportion of the room size to the whole house? I.e., if master tenant has been ...
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Can a text message be legally binding?

So I was searching a room to rent and I found a landlady in an email group. We first talked over the phone, then she sent the photos of the place over text message and we continued talking with ...
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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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Subletting in California on a month to month lease

I have a friend who is a sublandlord in California and he's on a month to month lease. He wants to move out because the house is in a terrible condition and the subletters are terrible roommates. How ...
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When is a subtenant entitled to have their security deposit returned?

Halfway through last year, I subleased my apartment unit and moved to a new location. I received a security deposit equal to the monthly rate paid by my subtenant. My rental company has informed me ...
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Could I be held liable for a roommate on a separate lease subleasing without permission?

My roommate and I live in a student apartment in Texas. Due to special circumstances, he wants to sublease his half of the apartment to another student for about a month. We've signed separate leases ...
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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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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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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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Odd sublease tax clause

I'm subleasing my house and used an online template. However it added this clause regarding taxes that I don't really understand. The Subtenant will pay any privilege, excise and other taxes ...
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Requiring incoming tenants to purchase furniture during a lease transfer? [closed]

I've been renting in Toronto, Canada for several years now. Over those years, rent prices have skyrocketed (my current rent is about half of my new neighbors' rent who has a nearly identical unit). I ...
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Can a co-tenant sublet in LA without permission from other tenants?

I am a co-tenant on a lease in LA. I want to sublet my room. My lease says a subletter can move in upon landlord approval, but it does not say anything about co-tenant approval. I’d like to sublet to ...
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Is a contract between persons A and B legal if a previous contract between person B and C states that B shall not make such a conract?

I'm renting a room from a friend and she wants me to sign a lease agreement with her. The weird thing is that she has told me that she has signed a previous lease agreement that stipulates that she ...
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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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"Perceptive" eviction or unwitting landlord maltreatment of an unpermitted subtenant

Alice rents a property from Bob, under a lease which prohibits her from subletting sharing or reassigning it to any third parties without prior express written permission, permission which shall not ...
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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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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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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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Ousting an illegal sublet [closed]

My situation is the following: I sublet my apartment to a previously homeless person (I did not know this while subletting). We filled out the sublet form, but never submitted it. He has been living ...
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Salesperson Lied about lease [closed]

I signed a lease a few weeks back thinking I was signing an application and then once I got approved then I would sign the actual lease which is how it was at my last apartment. The salesperson lied ...
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