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Tenant's permitted use of rented parking space

What does your contract say? If it identifies the space as a parking space, then it is not a storeroom, and the landlord would be within their rights not to allow you to treat it as one, irrespective ...
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Tenant's permitted use of rented parking space

My understanding of the notice is that I am not permitted to do this. Why? Because the "Garagenverordnung" (Link) of most federal states and other regulations say so. Your landlord is ...
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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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Couldn't the landlord just say the Thermometer doesn't work when confronted with the temperature being too low?

germany This may seem familiar, I have quoted it before: Quoting § 535 BGB: § 535 Inhalt und Hauptpflichten des Mietvertrags (1) Durch den Mietvertrag wird der Vermieter verpflichtet, dem Mieter den ...
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Renting a car and liability

The law with regard to this issue varies from one place to another. Most jurisdictions do not impose liability for car accidents caused by human error on the owner of the car automatically, unless the ...
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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 a landlord be denied insurance payment if a breach of the agreement was without their knowledge?

"The property may not be used for commercial purposes" If we rephrase the problem slightly, "can an insurer exclude damage arising in connection with commercial activity?", then ...
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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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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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Are unreasonable late fees prosecuted as usury?

england-and-wales This is covered by the Tenant Fees Act 2019. This act caps any late fees for a tenancy to 3% above the Bank of England rate.
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Couldn't the landlord just say the Thermometer doesn't work when confronted with the temperature being too low?

I would argue that, at the moment, the landlord might be correct. So, before doing anything else, I'd gather more data. Buy a couple of extra thermometers, of different makes. They should be within a ...
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Couldn't the landlord just say the Thermometer doesn't work when confronted with the temperature being too low?

What is the accuracy and precision of the thermometer and when was it last calibrated? All scientific instruments (including thermometers) have varying degrees of accuracy and precision: Both are ...
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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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Moving into dirty property? What are my rights [England]

Certainly there are laws that say the property must be "habitable". The question is likely to be simply whether it is or not. A sole shopping trolley in the garden isn't likely to have an ...
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Renting a car and liability

You don’t mention the country. In Germany, third party liability for car insurance covers the driver, not the owner of the car or the person paying the insurance. So a German car insurance would pay ...
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Are unreasonable late fees prosecuted as usury?

Florida law recognizes a concept of "usury" All contracts for the payment of interest upon any loan, advance of money, line of credit, or forbearance to enforce the collection of any debt, ...
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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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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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Renting a car and liability

In most countries/states the owner of the automobile is required to have third-party liability coverage in the form of insurance or other approved means (bonded self-insurance, deposit). A contract ...
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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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How long is the notice period by the landlord for a furnished room in an apartment in the same house as the landlord?

If the house has only two apartments, the one the landlord lives in and the one the tenant lives in, § 573a BGB is relevant as well: Section 573a Eased termination by the lessor (1) The lessor may ...
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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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My finance company charges more late fees than my contract states

Without seeing the details, I'd speculate that they're charging you the extra interest during the overdue period. For car loans, you pay off all the interest every month, so the extra days accrued ...
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Couldn't the landlord just say the Thermometer doesn't work when confronted with the temperature being too low?

I am no expert in law, but I do know that precisely calibrated thermometers are a lot more affordable these days than they used to be. For example, I have this one from switchbot which advertises ±0.2°...
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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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Renting a car and liability

Possibly irrelevant or tenuously analogous to the question: In the US (Mississippi) the owner (A) trusted a 3rd party (D) to administrate the rental contract with the renter (B), the owners (A) filed ...
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How long is the notice period by the landlord for a furnished room in an apartment in the same house as the landlord?

The relevant norm is § 573c BGB: Periods of time to be observed in giving notice of termination in accordance with usual procedure (1) Notice of termination is permissible at the latest on the third ...
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Implications of rental property being clean to a "professional standard"

If you agreed to it, it’s an enforceable amendment to the contract As I understand the offer made to you, in return for a sum of money you would accept the landlord’s breach in not having the property ...
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