Questions tagged [tenant]

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If a lease provision says that a tenant has to accept revisions, how extensive can the revisions be?

This is in the state of Washington. The lease states that after the expiration, the lease will automatically renew for successive terms of one month each the resident agrees to execute all revised ...
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Mold issue, landlord negotiates to bear half the cost now backtracks and suing for 30K [closed]

a friend of mine rented a 4 bed 3 bath individual house in Santa Clara,CA in the year 2018 and extended the lease twice, however this year, in January, they spotted some mold under the kitchen sink ...
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How much control can US landlords have over a tenant's personal behavior in and outside of a dwelling?

I understand why it would be imoportant for Landlords to request certain information about employment and also to be allowed to establish rules like no smoking or no pets allwed in a dwelling. But I'...
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Can forwarding address be provided by e-mail for landlord to return security deposit?

If a landlord does not return a tenant's damage deposit in 15 days from the later of the move out date or receiving a forwarding address, tenant may go after him for double. If the forwarding address ...
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Death of one of two tenant parties during notice period

Scenario Two parties A, B sign a rental contract in Germany. Only party A lives there, party B merely cosigns the contract, but neither makes any payments nor lives in the propery. Party B adopted ...
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No roommate agreement. One roommates wants to move out early of 1 year lease. Who pays rent?

Let's assume that two co-tenants jointly signed a 1 year lease with landlord. One co-tenant now wants to move out early after living there just 1 month. There is no roommate agreement. What are the ...
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Landlord Says Lease Agreement Has A “Mistake” - Can I Hold The Landlord To Honor It?

When applying for an apartment, I signed a reservation agreement with a rental quote on it: $1000 rent + $70 for pet rent. After signing the lease, I noticed that the property manager checked the box ...
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Tenant refused to move out even I told him no more renewal lease. New York, Queens [closed]

I've rented out my apartment in Queens, New York to a family since 08/01/2019. My early intention was to allow them to continue the rental but something comes up - my inlaw was diagnosed as a cancer ...
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Landlord Ignoring My Potential Replacements (UK)

In October last year (2019), I (22, M) moved into a houseshare in Bristol to attend my final year of university. I signed the contract knowing that I would be moving out after exams finished in May/...
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Legal Liabilities as a Landlord if Tenants have committed assault?

As a landlord, are there liabilities if one of your tenants in one of your owned properties assault, sexually or not, a fellow tenant living in the same property? What about if there is assault by a ...
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Does Texas tenant-landlord court also lean towards the landlord when it involves the health of children under the age of five?

Its clear from what I have observed that a tenant in Texas can have a broken air conditioner or garbage disposal unit which can lead to stagnant water and the landlord will do their very best to not ...
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What case law set the precedent in Texas to absolve landlords of being responsible for the behavior of their tenants?

So I learned the hard way that in Texas its best to rent from a landlord offering a single family home and not from an apartment complex because in Texas quiet enjoyment is only recognized between the ...
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Lease requires tenant to be partially responsible for repair costs

I've found a house to rent and was reviewing the lease and found a couple of clauses that give me some concern. The primary is a provision that we, the tenant, are responsible for the first $75 of any ...
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Premise Liability in Texas for apartment complexes

So it is my understanding that as a tenant in an apartment building or rental home, a lease also guarantees the tenant the right to expect a certain level of safety and security. You should be able to ...
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Ohio Lease Firearms Clause Eviction

I currently reside in Ohio as a CHL/CCW licensee. I've recently moved into a community with a strict firearms clause that simply states that a firearm must be unloaded, fully encased, and carried in ...
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What are the legal requirements for landlord/tenant walkthrough inspections at the end of a rental agreement in Missouri

I have a question about the tenant/landlord agreement laws in Missouri. This is going to be a long read, so I apologize in advance. I rented a home for a few years from a small rental company in ...
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Rental: am I responsible for all maintenance, including that caused by wear and tear, under $200?

tl/dr: My property manager (PM) states that I'm responsible for all maintenance under $200 in the home, regardless of whether it is the result of damage I cause. This is on the basis of a clause in ...
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What tenant laws apply if there is a non-code compliant living situation in CA?

I'm living in an RV in El Dorado County, CA where like in many counties, it is illegal to occupy a motorhome on residential property. Of course, El Dorado County is so rural that many people do it. ...
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What happens when a subtenant becomes the landlord in California?

In a situation where someone is subleasing part of a residential property from a master tenant , but finds themselves in the position to purchase the property from the landlord. In other words, what ...
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What action can a tenant take if a property manager refuses to provide name and address of owner in Texas?

So it is my understanding that in Texas under Texas Property Code Section 92.201, a property manager has a duty to disclose the name and either street or post office box of address of holder of record ...
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UK London - Tenancy Agreement - 2 Months notice on fixed term end

Backstory : 1 month before my Fixed Term ends, my landlord called me and said that he would be increasing the price of property, which basically made me start looking for other properties. After 6 ...
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Can old landlord withdraw money using ACH information without my consent

My landlord uses a web client called securecafe to automate rent payments. I enrolled to auto payment using ACH. Due to covid-19 I had to terminate my lease early and leave my apartment. My landlord ...
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Is there any documentation out there on how to terminate a lease via court procedure for a landlord not ensuring quiet enjoyment in Texas?

I have had a fellow tenant who has engaged in harassment via laser lights, which has resulted in a police report on these tenants who makes lots of notice after 10pm at night and other such nuisance ...
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Isn't a lease violation enough to evict someone in Texas?

I made the mistake of picking one of the worst apartment complexes an educated nuclear family can choose in the state of Texas. I have reported problem neighbors in the past and have been told, "...
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Can tenants in Arizona be required to professionally clean after agreement to break lease?

For reasons described below, my landlord told me a few months ago that I could break my lease if I found a house I wanted to buy. 6 weeks later, I closed on a house, and gave him 30 days notice. ...
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What federal and local U.S. laws are protecting people from eviction who have not paid their rent?

I saw this Wall Street Journal article, but I am still struggling to understand what federal and local laws are protecting people from evictions during this pandemic? https://www.wsj.com/articles/...
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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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Can implied terms be excluded from a tenancy agreement? (UK)

I am wondering if it is legal to exclude implied terms in a tenancy agreement and whether I should question/amend the lease before I sign it? The clause is: 'Nothing contained or referred to in this ...
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Small Claims court fee in the USA as a plaintiff — is it acceptable to ask for a refund from the defendant?

I was a tenant, and I have a dispute with a landlord (a leasing corporation) over the security deposit. Based on the facts alone, it seems to me that the law is on my side (however I do know that in ...
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Tenant lost the job because of covid-19 and unable to pay the rent. Now what?

I own a condo apartment in Schaumburg Illinois. The tenant has lost her job because of COVID-2019 and is unable to pay the rent. I however have to pay the monthly installments as mortgage for this ...
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Tenant's Son Living on property

Have a tenant who moved son in with them without asking permission. Son not on lease. Has been living there for about 3 months before this was discovered. Asked tenant to move son out. Asked tenant ...
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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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Can landlord force tenant to pay only online in NH

I've been a tenant for over 5 years in NH, paying rent early (mid-month) via automatic payments from my bank (i.e. check sent from my bank). I don't need to think about it, it is auto-scheduled every ...
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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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Landlord rights in case of tenant death in Germany

In the shadow of recent virus outbreak, I could not help but to think about my landlord’s rights if I happen to die. I can imagine that the German law has this covered. Can someone please point it ...
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Can Texas Nuisance Law Violation be filed by a tenant against another tenant?

So in Texas I have learned there are Nuisance Laws reading this documentation: https://agrilife.org/texasaglaw/2016/06/27/texas-supreme-court-addresses-nuisance-law/ Can the above be applied by a ...
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Can one tenant consider breaking the lease on the part of management if a neighbor violates smoking policy in Texas?

If a neighbor is being exposed to second hand smoke in an apartment complex and the other party doing the smoking is doing it in a way that breaks the lease, could that be grounds in Texas for the ...
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Is a landlord required to give 24 hours notice of entry again if they previously did so but cancelled?

Our landlord has typically been good about emailing us at least a day in advance as they've been showing our leased house almost 3 times a week for the past month. However, they recently sent an email ...
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Can land lord prevent room sharing overnight due to religious reasons? We both pay rent separately and have two separate rooms

Landlord is trying to prevent bf and I from sleeping in one room overnight. We both have our own rooms. However I mostly just use it to change and store my stuff. He made a written agreement after I ...
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Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor?

Is a landlord required to hire a licensed contractor for tenant's repairs? If the landlord is licensed, may the landlord legally perform the repairs? Let's assume the work being performed is ...
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Are email agreements and already-move-in enough to form landlord-tenant relationship?

I recently rented a bedroom from a home owner in California. We communicated through emails, so the agreement was also in the emails. Since she didn't sign a lease, she emailed that I have the ...
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Should there be a tenancy contract even if I don't intend to charge rent?

I have a very close friend and we've agreed that she will move into the spare bedroom of my flat - viewed as her being an equal resident with me in a shared accommodation, not as a lodger in my spare ...
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Roomate put a turd in my bed. Who is in the right?

TL;DR Roommate pooped in my bed as punishment for me not flushing. Which one of us can demand for the other to move out? Has a law been broken? I live in one of those old buildings that has bad ...
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Nuisance neighbor shining green laser light into my bedroom window

Does anyone know if its illegal to shine a green laser light into someone's bedroom in the state of Texas? I know its illegal to shine it on police officers, but it seems other citizens are open game ...
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Can my landlord force me to sign an agreement whereby I'd have to pay their legal fees?

Canada, Ontario: My landlord included this item in the additional terms for a lease they want me to sign: Tenants agree to pay all reasonable costs, Lawyer’s fees and expenses made or ...
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Law requiring time between billing and due date — Ohio Tenancy

I was wondering if there was any legal requirement for landlords in Ohio to provide some minimum number of days between date of billing and required due date of payment. This question arose because I ...
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How does rental income garnishment work?

I am a former tenant and never received my deposit. The small claims court ordered my deposit be paid in full. I understand I can garnish rental income from my landlord who still refuses to pay. My ...
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Isn't it illegal to block wheelchair access to sidewalks with your vehicle?

I live in Federal Way, Washington State. Many of my neighbors continually park their vehicles, blocking wheelchair access to our sidewalks. I can't find the RCW for it, but I am positive that it is ...
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Does a broken light in a common area qualify for repair-and-deduct in Texas?

I have placed two work orders to management at my apartment complex for a light that has been out for over a week in the breezeway of my apartment complex making it really dark at night and a ...