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Firearm provision in lease agreement

Clauses (a) and (c) are potentially relevant. You have to look in the Rules & Regulations to see what exceptions are permitted. Although firearms and especially shotgun shells are of a "dangerous, ...
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What's the impact of this late fee typo?

Dale is right; here are the details from CA statutes: Since 1872, CA law has told CA courts to assume the parties to contracts in CA are reasonable, not crazy. If the literal reading of the contract ...
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Can my UK debt be collected because I have to return to US?

Questions about being barred from entry into the UK 10 years down the road need to be asked some number of years in the future. Current practice is that the Home Secretary does not bar entry because ...
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After flat owners buy a freehold, why must they grant themselves 999 year leases to set out residents' rights and responsibilities?

Because an owner cannot tell another owner what they can and can't do with their own property The quoted paragraph clearly sets out some of the things the leasehold arrangement allows: "... set ...
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What's the impact of this late fee typo?

The typo is corrected If the context makes it clear that the correct party to pay the fee is the lessee not the lessor then that’s how it will be read. It is not a requirement of contract ...
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Waiving my right to not be evicted in a San Francisco lease

The Rent Ordinance para (e) explicitly precludes that possibility: Any waiver by a tenant of rights under this Chapter 37 shall be void as contrary to public policy. If he attempts to enforce ...
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Stop paying rent if landlord does not provide lease agreement and basic services

I do not have anything official proving that I gave him the 2-months worth deposit What did you do, hand him a wad of cash? Pay by check, and put what it's for on the memo line. You've been there ...
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my landlord won't let me in on the day my tenancy begins, is this legal?

If you are prevented from entering the property on the day the contract says the tenancy begins that is a breach of the contract. If you suffer a loss as a result of the breach, you are entitled to ...
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My landlord decided that my rent is due earlier than we had agreed

she immediately stated that I need to provide 60 days notice She is wrong. See Minnesota statute 504B.135(a). Absent any agreement that supersedes the statute, the landlord cannot unilaterally ...
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Can you break a lease because the landlord refuses to evict another tenant who physically threatens the leaseholder?

California Civil Code 1946.7(a) says that A tenant may notify the landlord that the tenant intends to terminate the tenancy if the tenant, a household member, or an immediate family member was the ...
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Break lease agreement due to COVID-19

Are the reasons (mom can't stay because of covid-19 and the son is too young to live by himself) legally justifiable reasons? Unfortunately, not in this case. The landlord can prevail by arguing that ...
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What's the impact of this late fee typo?

In addition to the existing answers, it seems you may be overlooking some basic matters. As long as you pay in time, nothing happens. If you pay late and the lessor doesn't do anything, nothing ...
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Could there be legal action against me for non-payment of rent with no written contract?

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 ...
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Firearm provision in lease agreement

I do not see how you can violate this section without threatening someone. (C) has, I count 6 components. Pay close attention to how they interact. engage in acts of violence or threats of ...
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Can a landlord use the delivery of U.S. mail as a method of surveillance?

Residents agree that the receipt of mail by any individual not listed as a Resident or Occupant in this Agreement at the Leased Premises shall be proof of occupancy of that individual and a ...
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Break lease agreement due to COVID-19

No laws have been changed to create extra rights for tenants owing to covid-19. There are many ever-changing orders regarding eviction, whereby you can't presently be evicted, but these are temporary ...
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Drug dealer & criminal signed the lease agreement

The police (and any other involved public agencies) do not work for Steve. They make their own decisions. You didn't specify a location, and requirements to consent to a search vary by location. It ...
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Roommate Got Their Name off the Lease by Misleading

B and C have a contract with A In return for paying 3 months rent, B and C will remove A from the lease. This has all the required elements to be a contract. B and C have fulfilled their obligations ...
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We moved out two months early and still have a lease with the property I just found out this morning that the landlord has been living there

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 ...
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Can I get evicted from my apartment for a late payment in Canada?

If I don't attend the hearing, can I get evicted? Yes. Never ignore a court hearing date. The Tribunal could otherwise impose an outcome without hearing your side of the story. If you ultimately paid ...
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Noise complaint about a neighbor who is excessively loud during the day with his subwoofer

These are the limits in Boston: 50 decibels from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. and 70 decibels at any time. If it is annoying you then it is probably greater than 70 dB, you can buy a sound meter if you want to ...
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Verbal Agreement vs Written Agreement

In general, the express terms of the lease signed supersede all prior negotiations of the parties, except to the extent that the particular language in question in the lease is ambiguous. This is ...
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Do all the roommates have to be on a rental lease in Virginia, USA?

In Virginia there is a distinction between a tenant and an authorized occupant. An authorized occupant is a person entitled to occupy a dwelling unit with the consent of the landlord, but who has ...
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Is typo in rental contract enforceable

A typo in a contract does not ever void the contract. If the typo changes the meaning of the contract from what was actually intended, then it is up to a judge to interpret the contract and whether it ...
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Landlord misrepresented my lease

Is this something for small claims court Yes. The explicitness of your prior leases overrides the statutory variations that might exist among jurisdictions in this regard. And the total of 50$/month ...
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Agent breaking the lease

In general, a properly signed lease is binding. But there are exceptions, and they vary depending on the jurisdiction: country, state/province, and even city or county in many places. You mention a ...
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Can a landlord use the delivery of U.S. mail as a method of surveillance?

The lawyer you contacted is right that the landlord has the right to draft the rental agreement as he/she sees fit, but you have the right to say a provision is illegal in court. Washington state ...
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Will tenancy agreement still be valid if the property manager/broker who signed on behalf of landlord is terminated?

on behalf means that the party of the agreement is the landlord, not the property manager. The contract both entitles and obliges the landlord, not the property manager. The property manager is not a ...
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Will breaking a lease damage my credit score?

Breaking a lease doesn't directly affect your credit status. It can result in a bad recommendation from the landlord, in case a potential new landlord contacts your former landlord. The connection to ...
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Why would a Leasing Agency, as Agent of the Landlords, form 4 shell corporations to be the Landlord — but with the same address?

Why do you think they have the same shareholders? There’s no reason to believe that they are related corporations just because they share an address. I am shareholder and director of 4 corporations. 3 ...
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