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Duration of illegally terminated tenancy and right to occupancy

Suppose one Is illegally Evicted from their home by an ignorant and zealous landlord. The tenant has some right to use reasonable force to reenter the property, criminal law act 1977 notwithstanding. ...
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How can a tenancy be ended in France?

I saw a comment by @Woj on another question here: Landlord gives 4 months notice to the rental agency which fails to give notice to the tenants Since everyone is mentioning their country - in France ...
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Statutorily prescribed terms supersede meeting of the minds?

Let’s take as an instantive fantasy a tenancy lease in which a tenant, secretly knowing their rights, deceptively enters into a contract with a greedy landlord who is hopelessly ignorant and apathetic ...
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Is it possible for a lone claimant to obtain an RRO under HAPA 2016 for being let an unlicensed HMO without the involvement of other housemates?

A friend has been in touch with an advice service who have said that it isn’t recommended to apply to court for a Housing-and-Planning-Act-2016 Rent Repayment Order for living in an unlicensed Home-in-...
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Legality of non-signatories of apartment contract living in that apartment

Scenarios in consideration: I have a few different scenarios in mind. Landlord pays utilities. Non-signatory pays tenant for their stay in the apartment. Landlord pays utilities. Non-signatory lives ...
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Can I expect a confirmation after returning the security deposit?

I live in Austria and own an apartment in a German city and this question is about tenants who moved out of this apartment. I recently transferred them the deposit minus some repair costs and asked ...
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How do you dispute a large bill for damages?

Suppose that a person T (for tenant) had a year ago rented an apartment that had some water damage due to a pipe bursting inside the building. There was a lot of back and forth between T and the ...
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How long can someone sleep over at someone else's rented accommodation?

In Scotland, how long can a person legally sleep in another person's flat without being a tenant? I expect that spending one night at a friend's is totally permissible, but being allowed to live there ...
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My landlord (in the UK) says i dont have to have a written agreement, is this correct?

My tenancy is an oral agreement and I wanted a written tenancy and my landlord is saying legally it is not necessary. He showed a website that also states it is not essential to have a written tenancy
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Replacement carpet in rental property

What are reasonable costs for replacing a carpet in a rental property? Here's the background - a bedroom carpet in a rental property has a bottle of wine spilled on it. The tenant apologises to the ...
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Right to retract on tenancy agreement renewal (UK)

My tenancy agreement is ending soon, I currently want to have a dog and asked our current landlord if it is possible, I explicitly stated that I would not renew the tenancy if I could not have a dog. ...
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What is the law around moth damage to wool carpets?

My landlord wants me to pay to replace a carpet because the moths have damage the carpet under my couch over my 2 years of stay. Is this sort of damage the tenant's fault?
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Can a landlord sell their rental income from a tenant to a third party?

I am thinking about a new business venture, my idea is to create a professional vetting service which helps landlord vet their potential tenants, if a tenant passes the vetting process, I will offer ...
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UK - Early termination of Assured Shorthold Tenancy, but impossible to find new tenant

I am renting a flat in the UK, on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy without a break clause. The property is managed by an estate agency. I need to leave 7 months earlier than agreed. I gave notice to the ...
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Can damages be claimed from someone who backs out of a contract (before signing)

Can a landlord (UK, English law) make a claim from a potential tenant who wants to back out of signing a Tenancy Agreement? If a tenant makes a repeated commitment (via emails, face-to-face ...
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Frustration of Tenancy Agreement (Covid-19) [closed]

My daughter is out of the country for about 6 weeks returning Feb 10 at which time she will be required to quarantine for 14 days, not allowed to leave her suite or permit anyone entering. Her 1 ...
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Tenant is asking to repair a built-in closet. It was fine when they moved in

I own a small studio apt. in a co-op building located in Brooklyn, NY USA. My tenant, who's been renting this studio for ~ 3 years, is asking to repair one of the built-in closets. This closet was ...
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Calendar month in property letting (UK)

A tenancy agreement gives the end date of the tenancy as being on the 30th of a month, where the month has 31 days. The rent is stated as being amount x per calendar month. Is it right, therefore, ...
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UK - Joint Tenancy - Renewal/Replacement Tenant Fee

A fixed-term 6 month joint AST agreement ends in April 2020. The agreement had three tenants listed on it. One tenant is leaving (former tenant) two are remaining. The former tenant notified the ...
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UK Tenancy Renewal, Lockdown and the Law

Our fixed term tenancy will finish on 31st July; with a two month notice period. I believe it’s likely that we will still be in lockdown by the end of July. I think it’s very likely that we’ll still ...
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How to manage landlord/landlady's aggression towards a child?

Our landlord/landlady (an elderly couple) came to us to demand that our 3 year old daughter stops playing at home because it disturbs the neighbours living on the floor below. Kindergartens are ...
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Interpretation of termination clause of a License to Occupy

I find myself in a situation where I need to end my Licence to occupy contract for a property in London UK, 2 months in advance to the initially projected date. The licensor refuses to accept this and ...
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Is my tenancy invalid if my guarantor doesn't sign the agreement?

I have recently signed a tenancy agreement (England) and have now decided I do not wish to live there. My guarantor has not yet signed their guarantor agreement. Does this make my tenancy agreement ...
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Recourse against landlord entering home during COVID outbreak?

My wife and I are moving out of our current rental in a couple of weeks. Our landlord stated in a text this morning that he can show our house to potential new renters with 24 hours notice, even ...
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Tenancy Termination Confusion

Edit: this is a 12 month tenancy agreement within a resident landlord property and is therefore outside of The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016. This is an early termination clause in ...
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Ovverturned how can they do it [closed]

Had eviction papers filed on me, motioned to have a stay of writ and payment plan which was granted. The first payment date isn't even here yet and landlady ex parte got the stay overturned. What ...
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What is the legality behind landlords throwing away tenants belongings UK?

Me and my housemates have started having issues with our landlords, where they will dispose of any utensils left on the kitchen worktop or in cupboards without being cleaned. Before moving into the ...
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Rental Issues - HMO was never issued by landlord (UK) & Notice Period after AST expiration

Back in late 2016, three people rent a brand new flat in London (UK). Then, during the years, we had a few contract renewals (AST) with new names (as we had one person being replaced every year). ...
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Can a landlord in Massachusetts charge a “landlord fee”? What might this fall under?

I’m looking at some places to rent in Massachusetts and I came across one that asks for first month’s rent ($750), a security deposit ($725), and a reputably low “landlord fee” ($365). I thought I saw ...
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UK - Landlord refuses to remove personal items

My partner and I have recently begun renting a house in the UK. The rental is a high value one (around £4000/month) and the property is large, and fully detached. The initial tenancy is for 12 ...
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Am I entitled to my security deposit? [closed]

Really needing some advice here. I was set to move into a residential lease at the end of the month. Completely my fault, but I got cold feet because I know I won’t be happy living there. I gave a ...
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Any evidence of cases in the United States where tenant won quiet enjoyment suit?

Are there any cases won on the grounds of quiet enjoyment where a tenant whose life was being disrupted by another tenant or the other tenants' guests? Or are there any cases regardless of ...
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Mandatory rent increase in tenancy agreement? (UK)

I'm considering entering into a tenancy agreement as a private tenant for a house; this is quite a high value rental, around the top 1% of the market. I have not yet paid over the holding deposit, ...
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Is it legal for a landlord to arrange viewings with less than 24 hours notice in the last month of tenancy

I am at the last month of tenancy. My landlord has been arranging viewings at very short and inconvenient notice (and not particularly asking nicely for permission either, but mostly informing me of ...
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Is there a limit to how much a landlord can charge for cleaning fees? (England)

My friend lives in atrocious conditions in social housing. The conditions are tenant inflicted and cover pet faeces on the floor, fly infestations, blocked up plumbing etc. My friend is moving house ...
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How will changes to section 21 affect me?

The following question relates to English housing law. Following on from the news today that the government plans to abolish section 21 evictions I was wondering how this affects my current ...
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Section 21 notice if the tenant doesn't have a valid address for the landlord

I have been given a section 21 notice but I don't have an address in England and Wales to which I can service documents to, as specified by section 48. Does this invalidate the section 21? The agent ...
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Extra tenant outside of contract [closed]

I own a 3-bedroom, ex-council flat in London (UK) which I'm renting out via an agency as I currently reside outside the country. During all my communications with the agency, they always mention ...
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What would count as reasonable grounds for refusal of a pet?

I'm currently renting a flat and have been for 6 months now. The tenancy agreement states: Not to keep any domestic animals or birds in the Premises without the prior written consent of the ...
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My landlord is using the storage space to keep his stuff

I rented a flat in London and it has two storage cupboards in the hallway. But those cupboards are occupied by landlord's stuff so I am unable to use those spaces that I am paying for. It has been ...
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Landlord seizing deposit and also billing us back

My 2 roommates and I (all students) were renting an apartment in a community in Dallas, Texas. Among many problems with the landlord, when we were leaving, we spent a full week fully cleaning the ...
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London: how to deal with a landlord not protecting a deposit and not rembursing it?

I have been living in London for several years now and experienced issues with one of my last letting agencies. I'm looking for your legal advice on what actions to take. It was an Assured Shorthold ...
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