Questions tagged [tenant]

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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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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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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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Naked in home when landlord is showing my apartment

I have a situation where my landlord is refusing to work with me on when they show my apartment. I work during weekdays and don't want strangers in my home while I'm not there so I'll have to take off ...
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Grounds for Breaking a Lease : Health Risks due to Manager

I live in an apartment in Nebraska and recently got bed bugs from our neighbor. While our the landlord handles hiring the exterminator, they have failed to communicate important details that have put ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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Can a landlord enter common rooms, in a house that is leased individually room by room, without notice?

I live in a large house shared with several roommates. We each have our own lease with the landlord. The landlord has been letting himself into the house frequently with no explanation. I was under ...
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Can a tenant be obligated to pay rent and be forced not to live in the unit?

I’m on a month to month lease. I gave my landlord 41 days notice of intent to vacate, but they are saying they need 45 days as in the lease. The lease says I am responsible for the rent for the month ...
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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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Ending joint-tenancy agreement by sending registered mail to the landlord - was it done properly? [closed]

6th September sent the Special Delivery to the landlord: (courtesy of me - sent an email informing letting agent about the situation) Snippets from tenancy agreement Commencing on: 7 September ...
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Is a Lease Addendum Considered Separately from the Original Lease? (Ontario)

My original lease stated that the tenants were responsible for the utilities, but the landlord put out an addendum which I signed with the following wording: Not withstanding(sic) the lease rate ...
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Can a parent kick an adult child out of a house that the parents do not own or rent?

I live in Spain. My parents and I live in a house which my grandfather legally owns. I'm 22 years old, and in Spain someone is considered an adult when they turn 18 years old. Could my father kick me ...
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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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Do I have to move right away if the Unlawful Detainer Judgement is in favor of the defendant?

In California (Los Angeles, specifically) does a person have to move if they are named in an Unlawful Detainer action, they answer the Summons and Complaint and appear, and the judge rules in their (...
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Can I demand partial deposit back on a joint lease?

I am living in California. I am currently on a joint lease of a house for a little more than two years. The lease is on a monthly basis (used to be a one-year lease but continued as month-to-month). ...
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How to confer residency rights without tenancy?

I am buying a large house which has an existing owner who is a very old man and I would like to give him the right to continue to live in the house, but not have the same rights as a tenant (exclusive ...
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Can someone collect on an oral agreement that included an invalid tenancy

If someone were to offer up their lease in a living space that they were signed to without properly subleasing it through property management, are they legally allowed to collect rent in the state of ...
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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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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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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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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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Legal Action against Landlord?

I am from Texas and have a specific case. I am wondering if i should get a lawyer. My lease said that I had 3 days to back out without any repercussions. I signed in May. I was sure that i was staying ...
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Any recourse to landlord wanting very early renewal?

Me and my girlfriend moved into our apartment on August 14th (the start of the 2017-18 term), just 37 days ago. The apartment complex is owned by a fairly large local company, owning many properties ...
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What does this no waiver clause mean? [duplicate]

Owner's acceptance of rent with knowledge of any default by resident or waiver by owner of any breach of any term of this agreement shall not constitute a waiver of subsequent breaches. Failure to ...
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Requesting policy verbatim from rental manager requiring 3 forms of ID

When asked for policy on ID requirements from the rental manager, they keep telling me that they require 3 forms - state, ssn card, passport. (Passport is at Visa office for at least a week, can't ...
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Can a landlord/property change my unit after approval?

My boyfriend and I are currently in the process of moving across the country, about 650 miles. On September 2nd we visited a property in the area we will be moving to and we really liked it. After ...
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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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Help to understand AST notice period (Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement)

Here is the thing. I moved into the property on 25th August 2016. I was told that after the first six months, if I do not give notice, it is assumed that I can continue to live (rent). Now I'd like ...
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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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Are tenants responsible for cleaning patio upon move-out in Washington State?

Key Lease Terms The lease in this situation states, "Tenant agrees to return all items listed in the Report, including the leasehold premises, to the Landlord at the end of this lease term in as good ...
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Last day to give notice for UK Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST)

If I had a UK AST (Assured Shorthold Tenancy) agreement Which was signed 1/6. Saying a 6 month fixed term starts 27/6 (they possibly meant 27/5 as that was the move-in date, but unless it matters for ...
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Can my landlord impose a fee that I did not agree to?

I am renting a spot in a four-person student apartment in Utah, and recently got an email from my landlord announcing that they were switching to an online payment system and all tenants owed ...
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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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Verbal Agreement vs Written Agreement

A Landlord and Tenant negotiated a lease agreement of a store premise in a commercial property. The agreement underwent several iterations with massive changes in between each iteration. These earlier ...
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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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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 charge me without advanced notice or evidence?

My roommate requested that our carpet be cleaned and told management that my dog had damaged the carpet. That was a lie, but my management went ahead and cleaned the carpet without doing an inspection ...
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Is it illegal for my landlord to lie to me?

My landlord has lied to me multiple times and I have proof that he has lied. Is that illegal? I live in Utah. If so, could you please direct me to the law that says it is illegal?
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Lift laws and maintanance in a residential flat

In India, what are the legal facilities/minimum maintanance requirements (Like alarms, phones, power back up etc) for a lift installed in a residential flat?Who are responsible for any accidents ...
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Can a California (Berkeley) landlord ask for an extra security deposit?

Just got an email from a non-residential garage space landlord stating that our current yearly rent increase is due. But it struck me as odd that they also added in a line that says "The security ...
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How much of this lease is actually binding?

Washington state, not Seattle. I'll start by saying that the situation isn't ideal. It's an efficiency apartment in the basement of my girlfriend co-workers house. Prior to us living there the space ...
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Vacating Tenant - Notice based on conditions

An excerpt from a mail sent to a real estate agent by a tenant in a situation where the notice for not renewing a real estate contract is 2 months. The time period of 2 months has been agreed by both ...
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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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Delinquent utility bill after landlord paying for over 5 years [closed]

I've been living at my current residence in Montana from late 2011 to date. Upon moving in and since then my landlord has paid the water bill. I received a delinquency notice today from the city which ...
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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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Can a landlord countersue tenant after tenant wins regarding over-charge of cleaning fee?

Suppose a tenant T sues their landlord L because of unlawful withholding of T's deposit - the landlord did not follow procedures in charging T the cleaning fee, and deducted $125 without any ...
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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 ...