Questions tagged [tenant]

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Firearm provision in lease agreement

I'm a university student and I shoot skeet on the weekends. Currently getting ready to sign an apartment lease for next year and I noticed this clause. Section C is the part I am confused about, as it ...
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Can a landlord force all residents to use the landlord's in-house debit card accounts?

[asking regarding state law in Ohio, U.S.A. only] Recently I have noticed landlords issuing their residents a debit card with attached bank account. This is typically implemented without prior notice ...
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my landlord won't let me in on the day my tenancy begins, is this legal?

My tenancy begins on July 1st, however as this is a Sunday my letting agent will not give me the keys on this day. I really need to move my stuff in on July 1st, can I claim that not allowing me to ...
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Letting agent lying (UK)

We visited a property to rent, we made an offer which was accepted, paid deposit + admin fees, received the tenancy agreement with a special clause which says that we can't use the balcony!!! (they ...
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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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Can my landlord double-dip rent after my month-to-month lease termination?

I had a month-to-month tenancy with my previous landlord, which I terminated via written 30 days notice. The lease will terminate on the 21st of this month. I have already paid pro-rated rent until ...
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UK - Landlord refuses to remove personal items

My partner and I have recently begun renting a house in the UK. The rental is a high value one (around £4000/month) and the property is large, and fully detached. The initial tenancy is for 12 ...
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My landlord decided that my rent is due earlier than we had agreed

I'm renting a room in a house in Minnesota, USA. Upon telling my landlord that I was looking for a different place to rent because of her dogs constantly barking at me (and even biting me), she ...
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Curious case of real-estate transaction with predatory tenants

This question is looking for some ideas and some underwater rocks that haven't been though of yet. The context: Jurisdiction: Nova Scotia, Canada A buyer and a seller has entered into an sale ...
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Is this eviction notice legal?

I had to buy money order to pay rent. I paid this rent on time. However, I was notified later that day that the money order was 3 cents less than was due. The person who rang up my money order entered ...
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Can a landlord in Ontario require tenants to clean the property for a viewing?

I am a landlord with one rental dwelling, currently occupied by tenants who will be departing in a few months' time. The current tenants are uncooperative and refuse to clean the house. This is ...
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Can a landlord demand that a house rented when new be returned to “new” condition?

We are living in California. In our lease agreement, it states under the "condition" section: Tenant acknowledges these items are clean and operable condition, with the following exceptions: ...
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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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How can I quickly make a tenant move out of a sold house?

Sold House in Germany in empty condition whitout tenants to a builder who wants to demolish and build a new house. Handover to new owner failed because one tenant still claims to live there. ...
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Improper use of work references by landlord

My would-be landlord asked me for a work reference before I moved in and I gave him my line manager's contact details. My references were checked and I moved in. A month or so later my landlord ...
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I'm being discriminated against by my roommate, can I legally do anything about it?

A few weeks ago, one of my roommates chose to disclose to the other roommate (someone I don't trust, and tell no personal information to) that I am a carrier of Herpes (HSV-2), to which she freaked ...
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Michigan Renting - Can I Refuse Entry for Showing?

My lease is up on the 31st of July and my landlord wants to sell the home. They told me yesterday the listing will go up on July 5th and that the listing agent will be in touch to schedule showing ...
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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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How does the prohibition on late rent fees work in MA?

In Massachusetts, USA, a landlord cannot charge interest or a penalty on late rent until 30 days after the due date. However, the landlord can begin the eviction process immediately, even if ...
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Does Seattle tenant enjoy the right of first order when rental is for sale?

In Seattle, can I enjoy the "Right of first order" (ROR) to buy, when the property I am renting, is put up for sale?
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Tenant refuses communication via phone or email

I am a landlord with one rental dwelling, currently occupied by tenants who will be departing in a few months' time. The tenant gave us their intention to move last week. Consequently, we posted an ...
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How long am I supposed to keep previous tenant's packages

I live in Nevada, US. I moved into my house 4 months ago and have been receiving packages addressed to my old tenant ever since. The first package arrived about 2 weeks since I moved in (meaning ...
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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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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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Can apartment management terminate leases over a rule tenants never signed?

To live in the apartment building I reside in, a resident has to sign a Lease, and a document of Community Rules which are an "addendum" to that lease. Violation of the Community Rules counts as a ...
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Does this lease clause provide a one sided exit for the landlord?

In the Greater Boston Real Estate Board Standard Lease Form, Section 8, it says In the event the Lessor is not able through no fault of his own to deliver the leased premises to the Lessee at the ...
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Tenancy - definition of “The Property” and exceptions

So I'm having a small issue with my landlord who has changed the lock on my garage, and says that "I never rented the garage". Wondering if anyone is able to confirm my understanding, the below ...
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Can a tenant be held liable if they have shown intention to rent but pull out before signing a contract? (UK)

Scenario: Alan advertises a room to rent in a joint tenancy property in which they are lead tenant Zoe views the room and verbally expresses an interest in renting it Alan passes on Zoe's contact ...
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Is there any law in the Unites States (in NYC) requiring plumbing inspections after ___ years in apartment buildings?

I live in Brooklyn, NY and recently my apartment unit toilet had a minor clog and overflow (when I wasn’t home) that the landlord is insisting has caused water damage in his basement (I saw there was ...
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Temporary Tenancy Agreement Until Estates are Settled

I find myself in an unusual position. My wife and I were renting a house from her father, and he recently passed away without a will. Her father has no wife, and 3 natural children (all over 18). ...
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Landlord provided photos and information for a different apartment

I recently rented a unit sight-unseen (moving across country while working). The building had good reviews from previous tenants and the property manager provided photos of the unit. Upon moving in, ...
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landlord having neighbor stalk the property

We recently rented a house and the day we moved in we were told the neighbor will do the yard work and take care of the home. Also in the lease the landlord should give 24 hour notice before ...
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My landlord wants me to move out within 30 days for renovation (Virginia), is that legal?

My lease is one year based and is about to end at the end of July, 2018. However, my landlord literally asked me if I would like to sign a new lease for the next school year on May 10 and I said yes. ...
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landlord suing me for $5k damage to property. How to prepare (small claims court, White Plains, NY)

The dispute: mold and crack in a common bath tub shared by multiple users. Landlord refuses to return deposit until tenant pay for a replacement of bath tub including professional installation. Signed ...
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Sublease when Landlord unreasonably withholds consent

I live in Deerfield, Illinois. My rent term is 18 months. I want to sublet after 12 months. My landlord said no. Under the law, am I legally allow to sublet? Here is the term in my contract: 'Tenant ...
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What enforcement is there for lack of lawn care in Minneapolis?

I live in Minneapolis, and my landlords are not properly maintaining my yard, which is shared with the other unit. In Minnesota, lawn care is the landlord's responsibility, unless the lease ...
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How to prove Landlord sent a section 21 via email (UK Law)

My Landlord sent a section 21 to me by email (which I'm fine with - I want to move out), but due to past disgruntlements on the landlord's behalf and him potentially knowing that we'll be able to sue ...
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Can Class Action Waivers actually be enforced?

I'm in Texas, about to sign a new lease. They've sent it to me to e-sign, and there's no option to submit the lease without signing/initialing something. I'm not expecting to be part of a class ...
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If landlord insists/pressures tenant to move out early should mutual agreement to end tenancy be signed?

I know this is a bit of a strange question. I have a fixed term tenancy agreement and the lease is not up yet. However, the landlady really doesn't like me and has made it very unpleasant for me to ...
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Can a Rental Contract Supersede State Law?

After several years of habitability issues (which were eventually fixed after 4 years), our landlord is asking us to sign a settlement agreement that would release them from all liability dating back ...
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Renting in the United Kingdom, should I repair the storage box?

I am renting a house in the United Kingdom. The house has a storage box in the garden. A few months ago, there were strong winds and the lid of the box was, we presume blown open and one of the front ...
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What to do with tenant applications once a lease is signed. I'm talking about the applications of the people who not selected

Let's say a non professional landlord has a property that they rent out. Every couple of years the tenants move out and an ad is put on Craigslist looking for new tenants. 10 or 15 people submit ...
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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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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 ...
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Has the TAA Lease Contract Par. 3 ever been challenged under Texas Property Code Sec. 91.001.e?

I'm having the same problem that Thomas asked about [1] and I imagine it comes up quite a bit in Texas. I choose to move out at the end of my lease which automatically renews month-to-month and gave ...
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Placing notices on cars in same-residence parking lot

A large portion of backstory is directly connected with this question from 2016. Briefly put, permit-required parking stalls are continuously being occupied by people without permits. However, when ...
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Any evidence of cases in the United States where tenant won quiet enjoyment suit?

Are there any cases won on the grounds of quiet enjoyment where a tenant whose life was being disrupted by another tenant or the other tenants' guests? Or are there any cases regardless of ...
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Is my no pets clause being unreasonably executed? [closed]

I am currently trying to get a pet dog for my share of freehold flat (UK). The lease which covers all of the 7 flats that make up the management company currently has a clause prohibiting pets or ...
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A landlord must provide free internet access, can he charge a deposit for the router?

Had an interesting conversation with a friend about what would happen in such a situation. Let's suppose the contractual term was: "Internet must be provided free of charge to tenants". But a ...
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Landlord Asking Me to Pay for Weather Damage

I live in an old building in Kalamazoo, Mi and a few weeks ago we had a bad storm with high winds. I was not home at the time but the wind caught one of my windows (that swing out on a hinge) and ...