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Do i have a viable case in small claims court if hired to work in exchange for a rv but after a week of working was unjustly fired and told to leave? [closed]

I met a man online who told me that if I traveled to his property and helped him pack up his stuff before getting evicted in the following 3-4 weeks, he would give me a motorhome as payment. I agreed, ...
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Interpretation of expiration dates in termination clause of a License to Occupy [closed]

I am a licensee of a property in the UK whose agreement expires on the 30th April 2024. I was recently contacted by my licensor who offered me the option to enter into a new license agreement in the ...
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Can a landlord force me to pay utilities with a money order/cashiers check?

In California. Landlord sent an email saying that they can no longer take checks from my unit and I had to pay via money order/cashier's check. I did bounce a check this month, death in the family and ...
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Can I sue a car garage for only offering cash payment? [closed]

I rent a parking spot in a garage in NYC for my car. Rent payment is made only in cash. When I joined 2 years ago, owner told me he would set up electronic payments or will accept Zelle payments, in ...
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Stay of Eviction - Special Civil Court Case transferred to Civil

I am defending myself (pro se) for which I have a tenant owing me back rent. I had filed for eviction via Special civil court, but due to another case pending from the complaint filed by the tenant ...
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Is a witness signature necessary in a cash for keys agreement?

I settled on an agreement with my landlord to vacate my property after a specific date for a certain amount of compensation. We formed an agreement with clear language about the conditions of my stay ...
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Can my landlord add additional fees for items listed as included in my rent?

I live in Virginia,USA and I have been in my apartment for 3 years and each year when I sign my lease for renewal it states that my washer and dryer fees are included in my rent if applicable. The ...
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Mandatory apartment inspection

My apartment in Texas has mandatory unit inspections inside the entire apartment, including water leaks, the smoke detector, the HVAC filter, and electrical outlets, three times a year. Property ...
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Landlord is trying to charge a $250 "tenant at will fee"

Landlord has issued a new lease after I've been a tenant at will for the past 4 years. They've raised the rent by $100, which is fine and expected, but if I don't sign for a 12 month period and choose ...
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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 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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Deducting rent for repairs in Texas for unwholesome pool

My question is whether the following situation would likely meet the criteria to be able to deduct rent for repairs: The property had weekly pool maintenance for years, until it suddenly stops ...
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Why send a notice to evict if the tenant has already left? [closed]

My wife and I were living at an apartment complex in Michigan with property managers from hell. Long story short, we decided it was worth leaving the lease early. There was a lease contract buy-out ...
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What happens if an illegal substance or an item that belongs to my housemate is caught in my house?

I am 31 years old and still live with my family in Turkey. And I don't want to live with my parents anymore. I must move out of the house of my parents. My parents also approve and support my idea ...
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Lodger not leaving property (UK)

I have a property that I rented out to two people in a joint and several manner in England. One of the named tenants left and someone else took their place and paid half of the rent to my managing ...
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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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Minimum clearance for sidewalks in multi-family residential dwellings during Construction?

I am in California, and I am a tenant with a landlord that decided to build ADUs 4 feet away from my apartment entrance. That is, a 4 feet wide sidewalk is what separates my apartments from a large ...
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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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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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What are my rights as an apartment tenant if I have no active lease agreement, in terms of rent amount and move out procedure?

(In Tennessee, as the tag indicates) My previous 12 month lease expired May 30th, 2023. Shortly before my lease expired, my previous landlord suddenly sold the apartment complex to another landlord, ...
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Legal Considerations for Offering Rewards in Exchange for Tenant Selection in Germany [closed]

My company and I are located in Germany and we intend to distribute flyers on the street. In the flyers, we offer a reward to those who are willing to rent out their homes in exchange for us being ...
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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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Florida Statute about "Deposit money or advance rent": how would one verify it is implemented by the landlord?

Fla. Stat. 83.49 states: Whenever money is deposited or advanced by a tenant on a rental agreement as security for performance of the rental agreement or as advance rent for other than the next ...
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Multiple issues in UK rented flat after check-in. What are my rights? [closed]

I have just moved into a new flat and as soon as I entered I took a video and noticed that the flat has never been cleaned after the last tenant left. I also took a note of all the issues there were ...
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Judgement for Possession when Tenant Vacated the Premises?

Under what circumstances can a judge issue a judgement for possession when a tenant vacated the premises prior to trial, returned the keys to landlord and made it clear that he no longer lives at the ...
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What happens if an international student doesn’t pay rent and then leaves the country? [closed]

Already moved out of an unhabitable apartment 4 months ago. Can’t really sue or break lease (at least I don’t think) cause I messed up. What happens if I stop paying rent? Location: PA, USA Okay, here’...
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Landlord Picks Lock & Enter Premises Without a Judgment for Possession?

If a landlord enters residential premises without receiving a judgment for possession and without the presence of a Special Civil Part Officer what recourse does the tenant have USA? Can they be ...
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Is a landlord required to explain how utility is assessed

here is a hypothetical story. A tenant is renting an apartment in San Francisco CA, and they started noticing that their utility bill keeps climbing every month. They started looking closely and ...
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Can a Tenant File a Counterclaim in Summary Eviction Proceedings?

I was reading this blog post which states: The good news is that the courts classify the eviction process as a “summary action,” meaning that it is about as quick a legal process as can be. There is ...
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Does a counter claim stop an eviction for non payment of rent?

In NJ (and most other states), when a landlord attempts to evict a tenant due to non payment of rent, the tenant can raise the defense that the landlord did not properly upkeep the premises and use ...
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Why can’t claims under s214 Housing Act 2004 be issued in the small claims track?

Accordingly myriad materials online including as authoritative as Shelter, section 214 claims must be brought under the Part 8 procedure, even where the maximum possible award would fall well within ...
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(NYC) What rights or responsibilities does a sub tenant have without a physical lease?

Many people, especially in expensive cities like NYC, prefer to split rent costs of an apartment/basement with other people, in a situation where one person is signed on the actual lease with the ...
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May a tenant install their own smoke detector?

I live in a studio apartment that has an ionization-based smoke detector right next to the kitchen. Unfortunately, almost anything I cook triggers a false alarm.(Even turning on the oven with nothing ...
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A Penny for Your Thoughts: Can You Evict a Tenant for Paying Rent in Pennies?

A friend of mine owns an apartment complex in NJ (USA) with multiple rentable units and is having difficulty with a particular tenant who insists on paying his rent in coins (pennies, nickels and ...
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When to File a Motion to Compel Arbitration in a LT Trial?

In a landlord tenant case in NJ, should one file a Motion to compel arbitration before the case is heard or should one wait to make that argument orally in front of the judge? If it is ideal to submit ...
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Can a Defendant Insist on Cross Examining the Plaintiff Directly in a LT Trial?

This question relates to a landlord tenant trial in NJ in which the landlord ("Plaintiff") is being represented by an attorney. The Defendant wishes to cross examine the Plaintiff directly ...
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Is an Arbitration Agreement Binding on a New Owner?

Suppose that a tenant, T, has been renting the basement of a two unit home 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 ...
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Are there limitations to construction a landlord can do during working hours?

New York State. If a tenant works from home, are there any limitations on construction being done on the adjacent apartments during working hours which create a very difficult working environment?
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What happens if lease is signed but landlord doesnt want me, do I still have to pay the realtor fee?

I live in Dumont, NJ. I'm about to sign a lease with a landlord and I also have Section 8. I haven't moved in yet; To finalize the rent payment to the landlord, there must be a HAP contract signed by ...
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What can I do to stop a 15% to 40% apartment rent increase?

For the past 5 years a friend of mine has been living at an apartment complex in Maryland. They are approaching their 1-year lease. They were surprised to receive a letter of rent increase uploaded ...
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What happens if someone checks into a hotel for a night and refuses to leave?

Bob checks into a hotel for a night (term; let's say 24 hours) for £40 (rent) and his room isn't shared with anyone else (exclusive possession). The owner of the hotel doesn't live in the same ...
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Landlords rights to notified yet unpermitted access

Is this a legal/enforceable term in England? (Landlords rights to notified yet unpermitted access) Tenant (assume residential tenan(t/cy)) agrees... "To permit the landlord or his agent or ...
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Can the landlord of an AST restrict the tenant from having house guests or even house sitters?

I suppose that the distinction between a guest and a house sitter might be that one remains while the tenant is gone while the other would stay to visit the tenant themselves. But as an AST ...
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In Berrisford v Mexfield [2011], what does Lord Neuberger mean by 'a fetter of uncertain duration on the right to serve a notice to quit'?

I quote Lord Neuberger in Berrisford v Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd (Rev 1) [2011] UKSC 52. I grok fetter in layman terms, but this legalese noun phrase is packed with too many nouns! In ...
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Is it expected to engage in the pre action protocol for tribunal Rent Repayment Order claims as they are not heard in an independent court?

Do tribunals even follow the full code of judicial civil procedure in the first place? If the answer to the titular question is "yes," then what should be done if one is less than two weeks ...
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What are valid means of serving statutorily required tenancy information?

A landlord can't give their tenant a valid section 21 notice if the landlord has not previously provided the tenant with written information about the deposit and the scheme, the gas safety ...
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Do automatically generated notifications from deposit protection schemes' own computer systems adequately fulfill landlords statutory obligations?

Note: please provide citations on the issue to substantiate any answers. Under the housing act 2004 the landlord must furnish the tenant with information about their deposits protection within 30 days....
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Must a deposit be reprotected for each successive tenancy, even if both the tenant and property remain the same?

Suppose Tim the tenant signs a 1yr fixed term AST with Larry the landlord. Tim pays Larry a deposit, which he protects. At the end of the fixed term Larry and Tim elect to sign another fixed term of ...
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What is the process and deadline whereby penalties may be sought from landlords For breaches of deposit protection obligations?

Suppose one paid a deposit and did not receive prescribed information confirming its protection within 30 days but only more than 8 months later. The landlord should be liable for 1-3x the deposit ...
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