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Can my siblings charge me retroactive rent on a house we all own?

No As an owner, you have no obligation to pay rent to other owners. Notwithstanding, even if you were not an owner, rent cannot be levied retrospectively. That is, even if you were someone totally ...
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In Indiana, can an apartment complex force you to remove social media posts if they pertain to the management?

What First Amendment rights? The First Amendment says: Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; ... By virtue of the Fourteenth Amendment, this restriction ...
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Landlord bait-and-switch regarding having pet

It's hard to imagine a jurisdiction where this would be legal, assuming that the facts are as you present them. Mainly, it comes down to what the lease actually says. If the lease says something that ...
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Renting a vehicle and grand theft auto

united-states In Colorado, the relevant statute states: (1) A person commits theft when he or she knowingly . . . retains, or exercises control over anything of value of another without authorization ...
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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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Rental contract specifies I have to pay the UK television license even if I don't own transmission equipment

UK's TV Licensing states As a landlord, the TV Licence is your responsibility if you installed the device, unless the tenancy agreement specifies that it’s the tenants’ responsibility. So the clause ...
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Landlord claims I missed a rent payment from over a year ago, I don't have easy way to confirm a payment from that far back. What are my obligations?

If you want to be argumentative about it, the burden of proof is on the person making the accusation. This also means the burden of production is, too. Underlying the whole matter is a claim that you'...
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Can my siblings charge me retroactive rent on a house we all own?

In France, yes, absolutely. L'indivisaire qui use ou jouit privativement de la chose indivise est, sauf convention contraire, redevable d'une indemnité. The co-owner who uses the co-owned thing, ...
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Deducting rent for repairs in Texas for unwholesome pool

The tenant would first follow the Texas AG's recommendation to consult with an attorney. You can also petition justice court for a court order without an attorney. Under the law (§92.052) it is ...
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Notice period of tenant to terminate apartment

There is nothing in that contract that says anything about 3 months notice period. The 3 months is the legal default for contracts that do not expire on their own, unlike yours, that has all ...
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Rent office space and sleep there

Whether it is legal to sleep in office space is generally determined under local zoning ordinances and wouldn't be uniform across an entire state. This said, the vast majority of localities would ...
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Can my siblings charge me retroactive rent on a house we all own?

In Germany as well as in the U.S. exists the concept of an implied-in-fact contract. It describes a mutual agreement — a contract — which has not been explicitly expressed in written or spoken words. ...
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Currently without a lease, the lease my landlord sent me has 2 distinct errors

You can modify and sign the lease document, but that won't create a lease agreement. The landlord would need to also agree to the modifications. They could do something like signing the modified ...
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Tenant with no gas California

Your property is considered uninhabitable in California. https://dot.ca.gov/-/media/dot-media/programs/right-of-way/documents/rw-manual-exhibits/chapter-11/11-ex-47-updated-a11y.pdf A dwelling may be ...
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Does Bill 44 automatically repeal Single Family residency strata bylaw restrictions in BC

The case pre-dates the amendment It refers to events that took place in 2020; as such, it is of no assistance in clarifying the amendment. I don't see how the changes to s141 would render the family ...
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Can a periodic tenant unilaterally lower his rent, with binding effect if the landlord does not properly appeal the notice within 3 months?

Yes. The prescribed form - Form 1 on the official list of such documents, entitled "Notice proposing different terms for a Statutory Periodic Tenancy" - makes clear that it can be issued by ...
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Multiple issues in UK rented flat after check-in. What are my rights?

england A missing document is the How to rent: the checklist for renting in England guide, which should have been supplied to you by the letting agent or landlord on paper or by email. If you are a ...
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Requiring incoming tenants to purchase furniture during a lease transfer?

Why complicate things - just sell the lease Assuming that you are allowed by the terms of the lease to transfer it, you can negotiate whatever price from the incoming tenant that you can.
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Rent Car to Friend using the friend's car insurance

In the United States, car insurance is generally required by law in order to operate a motor vehicle. However, in this scenario, the owner of the car allowed their friend to use the vehicle on the ...
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