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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 not violate the lease, but he came close to it, perhaps to the point that the courts would consider it as good as a breach. In Chicago, §5-12-050 of the ...


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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 are exceptions, most of them to prevent damage from an ongoing danger threatening the house. A clear example would be a broken water pipe. 1 week notice also ...


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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 Remaining Tenant)”. It goes on to describe what the landlord may consider in making this assessment; there is no such imposition on the Remaining Tenant. However, ...


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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 re-infestation. The landlord might honestly have thought this was an "emergency". It is certainly not in the same class as a leaking gas pipe that ...


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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 obligations via paragraph 2. If you plan to sue for past rent, the court will have to interpret the statement that "The landlord, Y, and Z agree to ...


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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 the landlord (I suspect) drafted it, and in any case entered it as his/her business. As with consumer law, the law assumes if you do something as a business, ...


8

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 liable for the payments if they don't) or you pay their share or you have to find a new tenant that is agreeable to both you and the landlord. Note that it's ...


7

Your lease states what your rights and obligations are: you cannot unilaterally change those terms, nor can the landlord. Providing a functioning lock on the door is a statutory obligation of the landlord, and the landlord gets to say what kind of lock is installed as long as the device functions, and isn't impossible for the tenant to operate. If the ...


7

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 physical signature. You are probably in the same legal position yu would have been in if you had written, signed, and sent by post a letter of acceptance.


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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 hasn't been answered, and is very important. It is "What can the landlord do if you do not consent?" There are a lot of possible answers, but the most ...


6

Can Y and Z sue X for the "unpaid rent" after the [insert date]? No. The lease is a contract between landlord L on one end and tenants X, Y, and Z on the other end. The amendment merely modifies the latter to Y and Z. This is even clearer if the contract contains provisions such as "tenants are severally-and-jointly liable to the landlord in ...


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I am in the middle of my current fixed-term lease and have always had a mechanical key-based lock on my apartment door. My landlord has announced that the doors of all apartments will shortly be converted to electronic "smart locks". The smart-lock maker's website says that any use of their product constitutes agreement to their terms of service. ...


5

Presumably the lease contains an automatic renewal provision that says unless you give notice 60 days in advance, you commit to another month (otherwise, you can just leave at the end of the month). The landlord may have made a math error, or they may be misinterpreting what the agreement says. Most likely it says that the duration of the lease is a month, ...


4

No, for the reasons others have stated. You may also wish to ask the letting agent (or the landlord or his lawyer) to put it in writing that "once three candidates have been nominated by the tenant wishing to leave the agreement, [the remaining tenants] must [sic] accept one of the candidates". I am not sure what jurisdiction you are in, but ...


4

The signed contract captures intent of 3 parties. In sequence of time: #1 there were electronic conversations that were capturable. #2 ???? #3 A contract was signed, on paper, in ink, amongst all parties contradicting #1. You can drag both documents into court if you really want to... but a court will look at the dates, and it'll be an easy call. The court ...


4

There is certainly no legal problem in asking if the tenants would be agreeable with the landlord discontinuing the security service. Even if it were in the lease, a lease like pretty much any contract can be changed by mutual agreement of all parties (unless there is a law preventing such a change, which is rare and I do not think will apply in this case). ...


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That's not how contracts work. Essentially, all of your arguments are correct. A company can't impose terms on you by just throwing them up on a website and saying telling you that you agree to them. You haven't agreed to anything, they haven't given you anything that you didn't already have, and your landlord can't rope you into the contract, either. If you ...


3

Is it possible to break my lease without a penalty due to this? No. A reminder to the landlord or reporting with the authorities the violation is most likely to dissuade the landlord from incurring nuisances earlier than 7AM. The landlord might be mindful enough to ensure that work done between 6AM to 7AM does not disturb tenants. Even if the landlord ...


3

Acceptance of an offer forms a binding contract under German law You can accept a contract orally, by action or, as you did, in writing.


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Under the condition that a rental contract is unrestricted in time, it can be done orally. The conditions set out in the BGB (civil code) are then binding. Otherwise it must be in writing, unless both parties agree to an eMail form and the contract does not state explicitly that it must be in writing. Once signed (for eMail: after it has been sent and ...


2

This is how a court would resolve the ambiguity You agreed that the rent would change at the end of the first year. One of the figures is clearly wrong. Is it the one that raises the rent or the one that lowers the rent. Which one makes more sense? Well, 99.999% (approx) of leases have rents increasing over time so this is probably one of those. The rent is $...


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If the deposit was a deposit paid by the roommate to the landlord, it isn't intended to cover debts owed by one co-tenant to another, unless there is a provision in the lease that says it is. Who is entitled to the return of the deposit depends on who paid it, and what provisions there are on the subject in the lease. The usual assumption, in the absence of ...


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Administration charges (ie non-rent payments) are covered by s.158 and Schedule 11 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 which says that such charges must be reasonable and that a tribunal may, on application, vary the lease accordingly. Meaning of “administration charge” 1(1) In this Part of this Schedule “administration charge” means an amount ...


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Can the landlord remove this amenity without my agreement? At the outset, no. However, make sure that the current agreement does not contain language entitling the landlord to discretion on the matter. If I agree, can I request to be compensated for the difference in rent (without internet included)? Not in that order. If you agree first, the landlord ...


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The link is to RCW 59.20.090 which is a section of Chapter 59.20 RCW, which is the MANUFACTURED/MOBILE HOME LANDLORD-TENANT ACT. It would seem that this law applies only to the rental of mobile homes or mobile home lots. There is a clue to that in the cited section: RCW 59.20.090 (4)(a) reads: (4)(a) The tenant may terminate the rental agreement upon thirty ...


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You must do what you contracted to do You contracted to pay rent from Dec 2020, they contracted to provide housing from Dec 2020. They did provide the housing, the fact that you were unable to use it is your problem, not theirs. There is an exception if the the reason you can’t use it is due to some act or omission of theirs but that appears not to be the ...


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It is really up to the credit reporting agency and the landlord. A credit report may disclose truthful information and the credit reporting agency might have a defined event that they report which would constitute negative credit information. As long as the event described really happened and is accurately described, it can go on your credit report. This ...


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It depends on the previous lease The Law The relevant sections of the Washington code seem to be RCW 59.18.220 and RCW 59.18.650 RCW 59.18.220 provides in pertinent part that: (1) Except as limited under RCW 59.18.650, in cases where premises are rented for a specified time, by express or implied contract, the tenancy shall be deemed expired at the end of ...


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If the prior lease (or a separate agreement) included a monthly (or otherwise regular) payment for the garage, that was a legitimate debt and you are obliged to pay it. If the current lease also includes such an additional payment it will have to be paid as agreed. If it does not, then no such payments will be owed in future. If the current lease references ...


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