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You have no legal right to a refund/rebate You are only entitled to a refund if there is a total and utter failure of consideration by the supplier - that is, they provided none of what they contracted to supply. They have provided the accommodation so there is no total and utter failure. However, because they did not provide everything that they were ...


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Is there anything I can do? There is no information on the terms of your contract. Your perception that "the landlord bas breached contract by treating us this way" seems plausible, but you might be confusing between landlord's annoying habits and a plain breach of contract. The fact that other tenants have "been here for significantly longer&...


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Sex for rent arrangements are illegal solely because prostitution is illegal, and because economic duress is not a defense to most criminal offenses or civil legal obligations. Otherwise it would be a valid barter transaction. Indeed, in lots of places, it is a valid barter transaction which isn't illegal.


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I would imagine this is because there is not a law specifically criminalizing the practice of offering a "sex-for-rent" arrangement in itself; rather, this is/has been normally handled under existing anti-prostitution law (hence the "legally defining as prostitutes"). Prostitution is the exchange of sex for "something of value", ...


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Why must victims be legally defined as prostitutes in order for a prosecution to take place? The arrangement is currently illegal* because it constitutes causing or inciting prostitution for gain or controlling prostitution for gain, contrary to section 52 or 53 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, so the victim would then be a prostitute. *At least in the ...


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As far as I know, no jurisdiction in the US relieves a person of their contractual lease obligations when they are required by law to leave the country. However, many (perhaps most) states require the landlord to make an effort to re-rent an abandoned unit, which reduces the size of the tenant's liability. Unless the landlord just gives up on the claim for $...


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