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Can diplomats be compelled to pay rent?

It turns out that in New Zealand, diplomats can get away with not paying rent: In 2018, Eva Tvarozkova​, deputy chief of mission for the European Union (EU) Delegation to New Zealand, skipped out on ...
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Do guests have tenancy rights in Florida? [duplicate]

A hypothetical guest is granted one month to stay in Florida Condo. There is no rent, deposit etc. It is a charitable act. Assume the guest refuses to move out at the end of the month. Is it a ...
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Why is the term forfeiture used to describe the landlord's act of "taking back" a property?

Forfeit generally denies relinquishment or loss, and yet it is the term used to describe the landlord's role in the dance as they resume possession of a place. What is behind this?
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Why do tenancies seem to be treated as such a sacred and weighty construct under English law? [closed]

It's easy to imagine all kinds of simple answers appealing to the profundity of what it means to own or control land, but honestly in the post-Thatcher era of S21 no fault possessions, one's ...
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If a tenancy deposit is paid by one other than the tenant (ie, a Relevant Person), who does the deposit less deductions get returned to post-tenancy?

Raphael pays a tenancy deposit on behalf of Timothy, who lives in a property for a 12 month tenancy. Who should the deposit be returned to at the end of the tenancy? I'm wondering specifically if ...
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Is it legally possible for a tenant to replace their landlord?

I was wondering if a tenant feels their landlord has wronged them, if there could be any legal argument, even an unusual one, that if a person has established a residence somewhere to some non-trivial ...
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Does the phrase exclusive possession actually denote a covenant or "implied term" of tenancies which landlords must respect, as is often claimed?

Or is it more a taxonomical device used to deduce as to whether or not a given agreement for accommodation is legally to be deemed a tenancy? In other words, considering the following quotation from ...
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Am I responsible for paying the full rent right away before actually viewing the apartment?

I am an international student moving to the UK very soon. I just signed a contract for an apartment (APT1), which requires me to complete the entire payment (for 51 weeks). The date I signed the ...
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What are the effective differences between an assured tenancy and an assured shorthold tenancy?

The Housing Act 1988 makes provisions for landlords to issue tenants notice - either before or during their tenancies - to declare that the tenancy is not to be an assured shorthold but rather merely ...
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