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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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Unscheduled exterminator attempted to enter my unit without notice or invitation

Not even real roaches are an emergency. The event was foreseeable and scheduleable. According to the terms of your lease, you are entitled to a 2 day warning. From your description, the landlord did ...
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Can I legally refuse entry to a landlord?

In general, a German landlord needs to give at least 24 hours notice before he can enter a home, and allowance from the renter. The renter also has the "Hausrecht", not the landlord. There ...
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Can a rental agreement state that no guests or parties are allowed?

Can a rental agreement state that no guests or parties are allowed? Yes, in the jurisdiction identified in the question. Nothing prevents leases from containing such language in Oregon or federal law ...
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In the UK, can a landlord/agent add new tenants to a joint tenancy agreement without the consent of the current tenants?

No All parties must agree to change a contract. On the face of it, the New Tenant has to be “acceptable to both the Landlord and the remaining individual or individuals comprising the Tenant (the ...
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Unscheduled exterminator attempted to enter my unit without notice or invitation

It is at least possible that there are quite real roaches elsewhere in the building, and the landlord was advised to have everywhere sprayed to reduce the chance that unnoticed colonies would lead to ...
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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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Can you be held accountable for rent after you're off the lease?

You can be held liable for rent after you are off a lease. Rewriting a lease only affects future obligations, and doesn't extinguish past obligations. However, you appear to have released X from all ...
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Can a rental agreement state that no guests or parties are allowed?

Clackamas County, Oregon According to this law firm The judge found that the rental agreement policy allowing only 14 overnight visits per guest per year was “unconscionable.” However, they go on to ...
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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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Can a landlord force all residents to use the landlord's in-house debit card accounts?

Typically the landlord will have a preexisting clause in the lease that says the landlord may choose to amend the lease at a later date. While that may be in contracts, I don't see that holding up in ...
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California: Is there a grace period when signing an apartment lease?

Once I figured out the term I was looking for was "cooling off period" a google search led to this SFGate article which seems to say, no, there is no cooling off period in California. ...
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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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In the UK, can a landlord/agent add new tenants to a joint tenancy agreement without the consent of the current tenants?

Short answer: no. You're likely to be right. The law will look at the contract in two ways that affect you. Landlord presumed to know what he contracted, since its his business Firstly, the fact that ...
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Do tenants need consent to sublease?

If I’m a tenant and my landlord lets me have my camper on the property, do I need my landlord’s permission to lease the camper? How might the answer change if the agreement is informal—for example, if ...
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Can a rental agreement state that no guests or parties are allowed?

germany Because an apartment, even if rented, is the center of the tenant's life there are limits to the rules a landlord can impose. The right to lead one's life as one pleases, as well as this ...
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What happens when a subtenant becomes the landlord in California?

Just think of the subtenant cum owner as two separate people with two separate roles. Tenant = T Subtenant = ST Old owner = OO New Owner = NO The rights of the tenant vis-avis the new owner will be ...
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Clarifying Escape Clause for Rental Agreement

I assume you are already living there? No, you can't use that clause, specifically because the "previous renter" is the person(s) who occupied the apartment prior to your moving in (the &...
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Landlord's LLC filed for bankruptcy, is that a breach of contract?

Your lease is with the LLC in bankruptcy - you should not be paying rent to anyone else. Unless and until the lease is transferred to someone else (in accordance with the terms of the lease or with ...
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Landlord never asked for key back, now saying he will deduct from damage deposit cost of changing locks

If the landlord gave you a key, and you can not give it back to him he has every right to charge you for correcting the oversight. I put to you that if you can't provide it back to him, he can't be ...
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In the UK, can a landlord/agent add new tenants to a joint tenancy agreement without the consent of the current tenants?

You missed the important point. You can refuse all you want, but then the outgoing tenant cannot leave before the term of the lease. So either: they continue to pay (and you are most probably jointly ...
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Can a rental agreement state that no guests or parties are allowed?

switzerland No There are some implicit rights that come with a lease contract which the landlord cannot restrict. These include having guests, including Bobs new girlfriend who stays for several ...
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paying debt collector's invalid rent claim, then suing landlord for money back

We don't want this issue to adversely affect our credit and got legal consulting which suggested we should pay the debt collector to protect our credit score, and then sue the landlord for the ...
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Is an email legally binding for booking an apartment in Germany?

In most jurisdictions a message sent by email is now legally the same as one sent on paper by, say, postal mail, and a name typed at the end, or other indication of source is the legal equivalent of a ...
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Can a rental agreement state that no guests or parties are allowed?

germany No Who is in your (rented) home at any time is your decision. The landlord cannot mandate rules for this. You can have guests for up to 6 weeks. If your guests stay longer, it could legally be ...
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Fully Executed Lease with "typo"

If a contract does not say what one of the parties wishes it would say, before signing it they should renegotiate the lease. Once the parties have an agreement as witnessed by signatures, a party ...
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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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In the UK, can a landlord/agent add new tenants to a joint tenancy agreement without the consent of the current tenants?

I'd like to suggest a frame challenge. You're asking "Can a landlord change a contract without your consent?" That has several good answers. There is another question you aren't asking, and ...
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