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In general, a German landlord needs to give at least 24 hours notice before he can enter a home, and allowance from the renter. The renter also has the "Hausrecht", not the landlord. There are exceptions, most of them to prevent damage from an ongoing danger threatening the house. A clear example would be a broken water pipe. 1 week notice also ...


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The tenant wouldn't be involved in this at all. The tenant rents from the landlord, and the landlord gives them an account number where the tenant sends the money every month. How would the tenant be involved with you? Actually, if I was the tenant and I was told to pay the rent to some third party, that would be the reddest of all red flags to me. As a ...


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Debt factoring is common practice Fees generally range about 1-2% higher than mortgage rates depending on how prevalent bad debts are in the industry. This means I can get what you’re selling for less than a quarter of your price. Typical arrangements are that I get 80% when the debt falls due and the balance (less your fee of say 3%) when the debtor pays. ...


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It is not uncommon for a landlord to instruct tenants to make payments via a lockbox service to an address other than the landlord's business office address. It is also not uncommon for a landlord to hire a management company that collects all rent and also handles maintenance and other on-premises services. Such services, I understand, charge rather less ...


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Can I just not renew their contract and go back to my place in 2 months or do I still need to give them 6 months' notice? Short answer: 6 months' notice Long answer: I'm assuming this is a fixed-term Assured Shorthold Tenancy. Unless a landlord is going down the Section 8 route where the tenant has broken the tenancy agreement, they will need to serve a &...


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Your lawyer will advise you whether to worry, but it is not a crime to not pay the rent. The action that the landlord can take is (a) evicting you and (b) suing you for the unpaid rent. Whether a written lease is necessary depends on which province / territory you are in, since that is the level at which landlord-tenant law is determined. As far as I know, ...


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You cannot evict them immediately. You can, however, decline to renew their lease when it expires if you give proper notice. From this information sheet: In NYC, an owner may refuse to renew a rent stabilized tenant’s lease because the owner has an immediate and compelling need to possess the apartment for use as his or her primary residence or as a ...


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Review the terms of the lease, and determine (a) what deductions can be made from the security deposit, and (b) what charges can be made for lease changes or tenant changes. If the amount and type of deduction for "lawyer fee" is included in either of those areas, then it sounds like the landlord did what the lease allowed. But if not, then the ...


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the landlord has been living there for a week. Is this allowed? Am I still expected to pay rent if he is living there? Generally speaking, no. But you need to verify that your lease contains no language that overrides certain basic assumption about leases. My understanding is that (1) you delivered the property, and (2) the landlord was not entitled to live ...


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What law requires habitable living conditions that require clean water and no bad sewage smells coming from the bathroom at an apartment? The landlord's implied warranty of habitability is mentioned in sections 1942.3(b), 1954.06(i) of the California Civil Code. It can be adduced also from other sections such as 1942.4(a)(1) regarding the "endanger[...


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There is certainly no legal problem in asking if the tenants would be agreeable with the landlord discontinuing the security service. Even if it were in the lease, a lease like pretty much any contract can be changed by mutual agreement of all parties (unless there is a law preventing such a change, which is rare and I do not think will apply in this case). ...


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We don't give specific legal advice and one might VTC, but I think your phrasing is not quite right, and you are just curious about the possibility of binding the landlord to a term across leases. The first thing that a term in a contract has to so is say exactly what must be done by whom (or not done). You need to describe more precisely what it means for ...


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Short Answer Generally, a landlord could validly have a term in a lease requiring the tenants collectively to indemnify the landlord for any fine, penalty, or expense arising from the conduct of the tenants, their licensees or invitees. If there is such a term, your only remedy may be to sue the co-tenant engaged in misconduct for contribution. When Can ...


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Since you mention in your comment to the other answer that your contract is with the agent and not the landlord, it sounds like one of two things may be happening : The agent's collection department is not aware of the landlord's withdrawal from his contract with them The landlord's effort to terminate the contract with the agency has not been accepted by ...


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Your contract is between you and your landlord. Separately, the landlord has a contract between himself and the agency. Your obligation to pay rent is owed to your landlord, not to his agent. Ask your landlord to send you an email (if you don't already have one) which requests you to pay rent from X date onwards to him directly. Then pay him the rent in the ...


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Is entry into the yard subject to 24 hour notice? Most likely it is. Note that section § 47-8-3 defines both dwelling unit and premises. The latter encompasses the term "appurtenances", which the Black's Law Dictionary defines, inter alia, as "an adjunct; an appendage; [...] garden [...]". At least in the context of fenced backyard, the ...


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Code sections cited in this answer are to the New Mexico Criminal code, Chapter 30 as they were in my answer to the linked question, and to chapter 59A. Neither the landlord (whom I will cal LL) , nor any ordinary citizen, is legally required to report information that s/he may have about a crime to the police or other authorities. LL cannot actively conceal ...


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One path would be to get compliance, by demonstrating that it is legally required. The best evidence that he is legally required to wear a mask is this recent mandate from the Department of Public Health. However, I cannot find a corresponding executive order, which may be in a generic form empowering CDPH to issue orders. Any imposition of penalties for ...


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renting a single room with three other guys each renting their own rooms means exactly what it says. What you are paying for is that room, plus shared access to the common areas. Without knowing exactly what your lease says, especially with respect to the common areas, it's difficult to give a proper answer. I suspect that the lease for your room says ...


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Is it possible to break my lease without a penalty due to this? No. A reminder to the landlord or reporting with the authorities the violation is most likely to dissuade the landlord from incurring nuisances earlier than 7AM. The landlord might be mindful enough to ensure that work done between 6AM to 7AM does not disturb tenants. Even if the landlord ...


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He deducted it from my security deposit without giving me a chance to review it. I feel like I am being taken advantage of. Indeed you are, unless this issue in particular is explicitly provided in the terms of the lease. The reason why I use italics for "explicitly" is that the act of adding someone to a lease is not complex enough to warrant ...


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Usually this is done in the context of a suit for money damages for the return of a security deposit, or in the context of a defamation action when the landlord has made a negative credit report. But if there is no security deposit to return and no inaccurate credit report that has been made, these options aren't available. You might be able to obtain a ...


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their contract is coming to an end in 2 months' time. No, it isn't (assuming it's an assured shorthold tenancy). It sounds like the fixed term part of the tenancy is coming to an end in 2 months' time. If no-one does anything, the tenancy will automatically become a statutory periodic tenancy (often called a "rolling" tenancy) after that. But the ...


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California... In general, california has been working towards providing more and more protections to "undocumented" or "illegal immigrants", or persons who have not been paroled, admitted, deemed inadmissible, ordered to be removed or deported under federal law. For e.g., one may not be inquired into their immigration related information ...


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Is there anything I can do legally? Not a lot really as you're not the tenant in that room. If the landlord/owner is not approachable, one option is to report your concerns using the Tower Hamlets complaints procedures, especially as their website says: The Council has a proactive inspection programme of HMOs. If conditions in the properties inspected are ...


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What are the obligations of a tenant in a 1yr lease to provide notice of vacating the premises by the end of the lease, if there is no language in the lease describing such a notice? Apparently there is none as long as the tenant leaves the property by the expiration date. The closest statutory provision in this regard is section 232-C of article 7, which ...


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The landlord cannot “fine” a tenant Only governments can impose penalties. If the city fines the landlord, that is the landlord’s fine and they can’t make anyone else pay it. If the landlord believes that someone else committed the offence and they didn’t, then they should go to court and prove their innocence. Of course, they may still be liable for the ...


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What do I do? It is hard to make sense of your matter because the additional information you provide keeps being inconsistent with prior details. As an example, your mention that "there would be a fee to exit" is inconsistent with the fee being for allowing you "to sublet the property to the new tenant". Exiting a lease and subletting ...


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The landlord has done no (legal) wrong Ethically it’s a bit questionable, but the law can’t help you there. Offer and acceptance The landlord made you an offer: that you could end the lease early with 30-days notice. Before you accepted that offer, the landlord withdrew it. She has every right to do this - that’s contract law 101. The fact that you acted on ...


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