Questions tagged [tenant]

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Landlord having previous tenant who was troublesome move back in. Asking me to move out to avoid conflict

Where I live has a shortage on housing. I have been sharing a suite with 2 other people ("roommates") for a couple years. We each have our own leases and the landlord is responsible for ...
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Landlord carrying out full inspection after giving impression that she would only be there to follow up a pipe repair

Received this from a friend, and I gave my own answer though not yet fully awake nor completely confident in my answer, but I will share mine below on which I welcome all feedback/critiques as well as ...
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Leased an incomplete commercial building and landlord is not finishing

I leased a commercial building that was currently being built. At the time the physical structure had been completed and all that was left was connecting water and electricity to the building. In the ...
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Tenants right with a no waiver lease agreement

I signed a lease to rent the lower level of a home which has an upstairs unit as well. My lease lists me as the only tenant on my lease, for my unit. It states tenant agrees to be responsible and pay ...
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Can I sue my landlord if my landlord lied about which tenant they caught smoking?

Long story short, I’ve been fighting with my landlord because my neighbor has been smoking all day and in all hours of the night (2-6 am). We share ventilation so when they smoke all their smoke comes ...
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Landlord charges (UK)

Our landlord entered our property illegally without permission to start repair work whilst we still had 2 weeks left on our tenancy agreement. They want to charge us for this work even though they had ...
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Does a landlord legally have to charge me pet rent, if they charge for other pets?

Recently I inquired to my landlord about getting some Guinea Pigs. He wanted to charge me $25/month for the guinea pigs, when further pressed about why I needed to pay a charge (Guinea Pigs generally ...
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US-Texas: Landlord having to pay for troubleshooting of home issues when no issue is found

I have a rental property in Austin, TX that I have rented out to a single tenant. My tenant frequently reaches out to me with various requests, worried something is wrong with the home that can affect ...
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Are civil remedies for landlord misconduct mutually exclusive?

Following illegal eviction there may be civil damages under the Protection from Eviction Act 1977, but there may also be Rent Repayment Orders under the Housing and Planning Act 2016. These are two ...
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Own a duplex in Georgia, tenant on one side believes tenant on other dealing drugs due to traffic

I own a duplex in Georgia. The tenant in one side has notified me she believes that the tenant in the other side is dealing drugs based on the amount of foot and car traffic coming to the location. ...
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Suppose a lease begins on last week of February, how are the days of February calculated pro-rata?

Suppose a lease begins on February 26th, and the monthly rent is £10000. There would be 3 days of February included, but how would the rent payments for these days be calculated? February only has 28 ...
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Must I allow access to every one of my landlord's representatives

I live in a flat that I rent. I understand that I must provide my landlord and their representatives access to the flat for things like maintenance (after proper notice from them when not in an ...
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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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Is it legal to break into a property from which you are unlawfully evicted by the landlord while they are currently inside if you don’t threaten/harm?

The landlady gave no formal notices or court processes to end my lease or repossess the property. I was out of the property at the gym for less than 2 hours, and returned to find she had hired a ...
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Temporarily housing a construction worker [closed]

There is a construction worker that has their own abode in a different state and is in process of moving to Washington State. It would be convenient to allow them to stay in my home under construction....
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Are my parents liable if they purchase land and allow the old owner to remain as a tenant?

My parents are farmers and recently bought some pasture land in South Dakota. The previous owner, who we'll call Bob, is an aging gentleman who has lived there all his life in a small, now dilapidated ...
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Landlord notice to quit when planning to leave

I have been living in apartment complex with two other roommates without any issues for two years, paying our rent on time. We were initially on a yearly lease and have since switched to a month to ...
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Does Section 20, Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 apply to price increases on existing services?

I've just received my annual invoice for a service charge on a leasehold property which has again increased by a sizeable amount. I noticed that in the summary of tenants' rights & obligations it ...
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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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Can you break a lease because the landlord refuses to evict another tenant who physically threatens the leaseholder?

Suppose a tenant has a neighbor who has taken it upon themselves to verbally threaten and harass said tenant. Due to the inherent risk of engaging with the neighbor, the tenant contacts their landlord ...
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Kansas - Can an apartment charge me a pet deposit/fee despite specifying in the lease that no deposit or fee would be necessary?

this is in Kansas. Suppose that a tenant T signed a one year lease for an apartment that allows pets under the condition that a deposit/fee would be charged, but the person who put together the lease ...
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If you buy an apartment that has a rent controlled or rent stabilized tenant in it can you evict them to move in?

Suppose I buy an apartment which has a rent controlled or rent stabilized tenant but I want to use the apartment as a primary residence in NYC. Do I have the right to evict the tenant and move in?
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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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Security Deposit Return

My landlord has not returned our deposit and the D.C. legal window to do so has expired. Upon reviewing my lease it says that the tenant must provide an address to return the deposit before the ...
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Oregon landlord consigning fees to a collection agency / attorney

A question regarding a Oregon landlord consigning fees to a collection agency / attorney. ORS 90.100 (15) defines a fee as “a nonrefundable payment of money”. Oregon revised Statute (ORS) 90.302 (1) ...
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Does a landlord have an obligation to enforce its noise rules?

Does a landlord have an obligation to tenants to enforce the rules in an apartment lease regarding noise complaints against another tenant, including following through with their "violations of ...
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University Searching of Apartmenrs

In the state of California, landlords cannot enter their tenants room except under a small subset of reasons. Would a University (excluding campus police) renting rooms to students be able to search ...
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Tenant responsibility for smoke detector

Can I replace a broken hardwired smoke detector by myself, or does it need to be done by a certified repairman/electrician to rid myself of liability if something goes wrong? I live in Nevada. Bonus: ...
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Can my landlord install a device to record when I access my apartment?

The question Can my landlord require me to agree to third-party terms of service if they install a smart lock on my door during my lease? led me to read the newspaper article Hell's Kitchen Landlord ...
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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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What is the process for making and quantifying a legal claim against a tenant in the Netherlands?

The situation A tenant has caused damage to property, including furniture and appliances, mattresses and walls. The total cost of repair and replacement will be probably around €3000. The tenant also ...
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Any lawful reason preventing a tenant claiming squatters' rights at the end of their tenancy agreement with the ultimate aim of adverse possession?

Prompted by this question. As per the title: is there any lawful reason preventing a former tenant from playing the long-game to obtain adverse possession via squatters' rights?
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Can tenants claim adverse possession during a rent or eviction moratorium?

If there is a rent or eviction moratorium in place for an extended period in a particular jurisdiction, so that tenants are not paying rent, can they eventually acquire adverse possession? By "a ...
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What laws prohibit dirty water and poor sewage systems at apartment complexes in California?

What law requires habitable living conditions that require clean water and no bad sewage smells coming from the bathroom at an apartment?
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Florida Estate does not want to pay lease on condo from deceased tenant but wants personal property

Personal Rep for Estate is out of town and has never visited the leased condo after tenant deceased. She wants personal property without paying up on the past due rent. Have made a Statement of Claim ...
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New York City- Tenant Rights

I have a question regarding tenant's rights under a leased property; I can't seem to find the answer anywhere online. What are the obligations of a tenant in a 1yr lease to provide notice of vacating ...
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I'm giving my landlord an oven. How do we word the next lease? [closed]

I rent an apartment in Anchorage, Alaska.  I applied for covid relief rental assistance. I was approved and the assistance I will be receiving is much more than I expected. My landlord has no ...
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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 charge everyone for one tenant's misbehavior?

Part of my lease agreement is to cooperate in keeping the communal trash area tidy. Someone in my building, unknown who, is putting trash directly in the can outside rather than bagging their gross ...
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No notice Tenant eviction in North Carolina upon forclosure legal?

I was rvicted from my home by police due to Landlord's property foreclosure. I was given no notice to move by anyone prior to this nor did any formal or informal eviction take place. The lady in the ...
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(San Francisco, CA) Can a landlord keep a security deposit if my apartment rental application is approved, but I back out of signing the lease?

I went to go see an apartment in San Francisco, CA and the said that they require a security deposit of 1.5x monthly rent just to apply for the unit. They claimed they would give the security deposit ...
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Kinds of improper wordings or self-conflicting terms which can undermine the effect of an agreement

When there’re improper wordings or self-conflicting terms in an agreement, what factors should be considered to determine whether the effect of the agreement is undermined? For example: A tenancy ...
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Can a co-op tenant shareholder exclude people from common areas if they refuse to abide by house rules?

In New York City, can a co-op tenant/shareholder refuse to allow a guest or contractor of another tenant/shareholder into common areas of the building if the person is violating the co-op's house ...
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Landlord Reneged on Text Message Early Exit Agreement

San Antonio, TX On March 13th, 2021 I was informed by my landlord that the house I have been renting for three months was about to be listed on the market for sale. During that phone conversation, the ...
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We moved out two months early and still have a lease with the property I just found out this morning that the landlord has been living there

We moved out two months early, we were fully prepared to keep paying the rent even though we aren’t living there because of the lease. He told us if we could find somebody to take over the lease that ...
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Can the landlord force viewing of apartment during lockdown? (England)

My landlord is considering selling the flat I am currently renting and would like to arrange viewings. However, we are still in a national COVID lockdown, and I do not feel comfortable letting people ...
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Landlord/Tenant and Actus reus

I'd like to add something to my previous question The first part of the scenario: A person breaks a window, enters the house through the window, takes $1000 worth of computer equipment, and leaves ...
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Does a landlord have the right to force me to evacuate the room I am subletting before the last day of the tenancy contract?

I am subletting a room in a university hostel from a friend who is technically my landlord. The contract ends on the 28th of February. I have been away from the country and will be back on 25/02/2021. ...
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Do I have any legal obligation as regards letters sent to my shared household for people who don't live in it any more?

I live in a shared house with other people. Many other people used to live here before me (I know only a few of them, but not many). But a lot of mail with their name on is sent here (e.g. from HMRC, ...
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In the UK, can a landlord/agent add new tenants to a joint tenancy agreement without the consent of the current tenants?

I am currently subject to a fixed-term joint tenancy (assured shorthold) agreement with two other tenants. One of the joint tenants wishes to exit the tenancy early. The tenancy agreement describes ...
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