Questions tagged [tenant]

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Washington State- landlord did not give proper notice for selling home [closed]

My landlord told me on September 10th she wants to sell the home we are renting. This was VIA phone call and not done in writing. She stated that she will be selling in the spring time. 11 days later ...
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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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My landlord won't provide me appropriate documentation after charging me a lawyer fee [closed]

I recently ended my lease on 01/31. My landlord had charged us a lawyer fee for adding someone to the lease. He was giving us random amounts and when I asked for receipts, paperwork, and proof of ...
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Why might a landlord spend so much time at the house they're renting? How do I resolve this?

Just moved into a new place... renting a single room with three other guys each renting their own rooms. Ive been here a month; they've been here for significantly longer. The landlord spends far too ...
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Can you be held accountable for rent after you're off the lease?

In California, there's a lease with three people on it (call them X, Y, and Z) and the landlord (L), with six months remaining on the lease. Y, Z, and L agree to release X from the lease. Y and Z do ...
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Can a tenant break a lease if a Landlord disobeys city ordinances in MO?

I am a tenant that rents from a landlord who owns a multi-family rental housing complex. Recently, I was notified via email that they would be renovating a unit in my particular building as early as ...
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Can I legally refuse entry to a landlord?

I am subletting an apartment from a friend who is technically my landlord. I refused him entry late at night after we had a row about a longstanding problem with one of the facilities in the apartment ...
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Landlord wanted me to leave and is now refusing to return my deposit

I was evicted after complaints from other tenants in a House of Multiple Occupancy. The landlord refuses to return the deposit. I also received an email from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) on 18th ...
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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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Tenants access to perform repairs after vacating

Jurisdiction: Victoria, Australia I had a tenant who recently, legally and voluntarily ended a tenancy and formally vacated (handed back the keys, etc). There are some relatively minor repairs that ...
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Can my parents, who owned my home, enter it while I'm at work and move me out without any warning?

I was renting a home from my parents when my husband got arrested and went to jail. I had no eviction notice. I am in Tulare County, in the city of Visalia, in California. I was unable to pay my rent ...
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Does a tenant have the right to destroy furniture owned and not removed by landlord?

This is under South African law. First, some background. Said "tenant" bought the house and is currently paying occupational rent to stay there until the property transfer has been finalized....
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What does this mean in this engagement letter?

I am looking to break a lease with my landlord and am looking to hire an attorney. What does "Client assigns to counsel all rights conferred by statute or rule to recover attorneys' fees and ...
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How to break lease when neighbors violate lease (smoking)? (Illinois)

To live in my building, we all signed an agreement saying there is no smoking allowed. Well someone has been smoking on my floor. There has been 4 notices from management to all people living on the ...
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Michigan Lease Contract Auto Renewal

My lease states the following: LEASE TERM. The initial term of the Lease Contract begins on the 12th day of October, 2019 and ends at midnight the 11th day of October, 2020. This Lease Contract will ...
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How strictly will a small claims court apply the language of my lease in Florida

I'm having a typical tenant landlord dispute. The TLDR is that I'm the tenant and my property manager is claiming exorbitant damages and landscaping clean up fees as well as home cleaning fees to a ...
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Can I get compensation for time spent on case if I win as a defendant

I had to reimburse a housemate's security deposit, after he recently moved out of the house, as I had paid the deposit of the entire house and still living in the house. He is disputing the cleaning ...
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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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Can I be sued for denying a tenant on the basis of income?

I am a first-time landlord in Philadelphia, PA, USA looking to rent out my condo. As would be expected, I am looking to rent to tenants who are financially secure and wouldn't have any issue paying ...
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Can I sue a lease co-signer remotely?

Here is a quick summary of my situation: April 2018: leased an apartment in Chicago until September 2019 June 2019: extended lease for 12 months July 2019: loss of job September 2019: accepted a job ...
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Does a notice posted to the outside of an apartment door count as appropriate notice in all cases?

Consider the situation in which a landlord seeks to give a tenant notice (e.g. past rent, apartment inspection or servicing). Does taping / affixing the notice to the outside of the tenant's apartment ...
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Rent additional costs matter in Germany [closed]

I've rented a furnished apartment from the beginning of 2019 until last month in Baden-Württemberg, Germany The rental contract stated that service charges/additional costs are paid as a monthly flat ...

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