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What legal rights does a German landlord have over you if you stop paying rent?

Reduction of Rent needs to be accepted To have the right to pay less rent, you need to properly disclose the problem to the landlord timely and in writing. Only in emergencies (e.g. water main or ...
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Can renters take advantage of adverse possession under certain situations?

No The criteria for adverse possession is that you have to be in possession without permission. A tenant, even one that pays no rent (or stops paying rent), has permission.
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Is there an inherent legal obligation to repay a guarantor?

united-states Does the use of a guarantor give the tenant an automatic legal responsibility to repay them? Yes, unless a contract expressly says otherwise. A guarantor has the right to recover what ...
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Is there an inherent legal obligation to repay a guarantor?

Yes. Although the details will depend on the jurisdiction, the wording of any documents signed, and any specific statutes regulating the type of contract in question (eg. residential tenancy ...
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Can I charge a specific house hack tenant utilities but not the other tenants?

You can set whatever rental and utility costs the tenants agree to in a lease. You can't generally modify the division of utility costs unilaterally. But, since the lease is month to month, you can ...
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What is the definition of "Wohnung" in german law?

Wohnung has a different meaning in different contexts. Idiomatically, one would call this Zimmer (possibly möbliertes Zimmer) zur Untermiete. For purposes of Art. 13(1) GG, this would be your Wohnung....
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Is a witness signature necessary in a cash for keys agreement?

Very few kinds of signed written legal agreements need to be witnessed or notarized to be valid. Contracts between landlords and tenants are not among them. Documents conveying ownership of real ...
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What is the definition of "Wohnung" in german law?

Is a single room without access to other rooms, also a Wohnung? Yes, since it is a closed space used for living or sleeping. A Wohnungsgeberbestätigung is part of the Federal Act on Registration (§...
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In a furnished apartment: Are tenants or landlords responsible for upkeep/replacement of large appliances? (Germany specific)

Who is legally responsible for such appliances? If the appartment is rented out as furnished ("möbliert") then it is the landlords responsibility. You cannot rent out a "furnished"...
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Is it legal for the landlord to order me to provide the keys to them, if I am to go to abroad?

germany It was stated in a comment: Legally, no. (Reference) However, it is rather common that somebody else has a key to the apartment, be it the landlord or some neighbor. This can be for ...
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Is it legal for the landlord to order me to provide the keys to them, if I am to go to abroad?

germany In case of emergencies, your landlord can open for emergency services, but quite frankly, emergency services will open that door if they need to, key or no key. And they won't ask where you ...
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Can renters take advantage of adverse possession under certain situations?

canada Several provinces have abolished adverse possession law (see e.g. British Columbia's Limitations Act, s. 28; Alberta's Property Rights Statutes Amendment Act, 2022; and New Brunswick's Land ...
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Can a landlord add fees not included in lease

You say that "furniture included" was mentioned during the tour, but the verbal representations made during a tour are probably not binding. If there is contemporary record of the ...
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I am the Manager/owner of a Michigan LLC and need to take legal action in Michigan to collect unpaid tenant rent

You are not legally required to hire an attorney, you are allowed to do it yourself. However, if you didn't already know that or could not figure it out, then the chances are very slim that you could ...
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Landlord replaced gate system with one which requires an app

This would be illegal in australia s47 of the COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 prohibits Exclusive Dealing without authorization. (6) A corporation also engages in the practice of exclusive dealing ...
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Landlord replaced gate system with one which requires an app

Yes, the landlord may change the lock system. There is nothing in the lease that prevents the landlord from maintaining or upgrading the property, and the lease will say nothing about what kind of ...
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Landlord knowingly charges a smaller amount than originally discussed. Is tenant obligated in the difference?

In New-Jersey, The tenant has the sole responsibility to pay the rent amount A tenant has the responsibility to pay the full amount of rent on time. As well, a landlord can't force payments to be ...
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Can I sue a car garage for only offering cash payment?

Can I sue a car garage for only offering cash payment? Probably not. A statement that new payment will be offered at some indefinite time in the future isn't specific enough to create a binding ...
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Is it legal for the landlord to order me to provide the keys to them, if I am to go to abroad?

england-and-wales This would probably constitute a breach of contract. In every tenancy agreement there is a long-standing common law implied clause which gives the tenant the right to "quiet ...
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Implications of subversive harassment

united-states Most U.S. states recognize the torts of intentional infliction of emotional distress, sometimes called "outrageous conduct" instead, and the tort of intentional interference ...
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