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Can diplomats be compelled to pay rent?

Is that so in other jurisdictions too? This is the usual rule. Similarly, there are notorious stories about diplomats in New York City running up civil parking fines of tens of thousands of dollars ...
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Can a landlord sell their rental income from a tenant to a third party?

The tenant wouldn't be involved in this at all. The tenant rents from the landlord, and the landlord gives them an account number where the tenant sends the money every month. How would the tenant be ...
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Can a landlord sell their rental income from a tenant to a third party?

Debt factoring is common practice Fees generally range about 1-2% higher than mortgage rates depending on how prevalent bad debts are in the industry. This means I can get what you’re selling for less ...
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Can diplomats be compelled to pay rent?

The case was reviewed by two independent bodies -- the NZ tenancy tribunal, and the EU body responsible for review of cases like this involving EU diplomats. Unfortunately, the two bodies came to ...
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Can a landlord sell their rental income from a tenant to a third party?

It is not uncommon for a landlord to instruct tenants to make payments via a lockbox service to an address other than the landlord's business office address. It is also not uncommon for a landlord to ...
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How do you dispute a large bill for damages?

With that much potentially at stake, you might want to discuss this with a lawyer. many lawyers will do an initial consultation for free or a low charge. However, you could simply write a letter ...
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Tenant is asking to repair a built-in closet. It was fine when they moved in

Fair wear and tear Means the normal deterioration of a property from ordinary, everyday use. Exposure to the elements, time, as well as day to day living can cause fair wear and tear. Breakages as a ...
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Can diplomats be compelled to pay rent?

There is diplomatic immunity. You can’t take a diplomat to court for anything - unless his country revokes his immunity. In rare cases it might be possible to shame someone into paying. If the embassy ...
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In "he said"/ "she said" discrepancies, how must a landlord prove timely valid service of eviction notices?

The onus lies on the landlord The landlord is the one asserting a right (to evict), therefore, they bear the onus of proving that they have that right. The court will look at the evidence both parties ...
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How long can someone sleep over at someone else's rented accommodation?

The rule applied by councils in the UK is that a person is not normally resident in a property if they have alternative accommodation in which they normally pay Council Tax. A certain amount of leeway ...
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Can diplomats be compelled to pay rent?

In 1995, U.N. Secretary-General Boutrous-Boutrous Ghali stated that U.N. diplomats owed $7M in unpaid rent and other fees in the New York City area, with diplomats from five nations (which the L.A. ...
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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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Are there any repercussions for my landlord having us sign the wrong lease?

You signed the lease In general, this is definitive of your intention to have a month-to-month lease. Any correspondence that you have prior to you signing that you wanted or even agreed on a yearly ...
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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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How do you dispute a large bill for damages?

There is a distinction between keeping a security deposit and suing a person for damages. In the Residential Landlord-Tenant Act, §280, the damage deposit must be returned within 21 days, and "...
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Recourse against landlord entering home during COVID outbreak?

ARS 33-1343 allows the landlord to show the place, with two days notice. None of the executive orders suspend this aspect of the law: the eviction order is directed at law enforcement, and orders a ...
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Can diplomats be compelled to pay rent?

David's answer describes the core of the issue: Diplomats and embassies are immune to any reprisals from their host country. But they are not immune to reprisals from their own country. Civilized ...
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Where in statute are the grounds of section 8 eviction notices spelled out?

Section 8 of the Housing Act 1988 provides that (2) The court shall not make an order for possession on any of the grounds in Schedule 2 to this Act unless that ground and particulars of it are ...
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UK - Landlord refuses to remove personal items

The landlord is in breach of the contract You have three options: Accept the breach, Take legal action, Negotiate some other agreement. Option 1 means you put up with the situation, option 2 means ...
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Landlord seizing deposit and also billing us back

The relevant part of Texas law is in the property code, §§92.101-92.109 §92.104 allows them to "deduct from the deposit damages and charges for which the tenant is legally liable under the lease or as ...
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London: how to deal with a landlord not protecting a deposit and not rembursing it?

Under section 214 of the Housing Act 2004 (as amended), the penalty for not protecting the deposit is considered separately from the deposit itself. In the case where the tenant has already moved out (...
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Extra tenant outside of contract

My questions are, where does this put me legally and what are my options? . . . Also, if I want to keep the tenants, how should I proceed? And if I don't want to keep them, do I have that option? ...
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Is there a limit to how much a landlord can charge for cleaning fees? (England)

The tenant is responsible for damage beyond “fair wear and tear” which this obviously is. If it is as bad as you suggest then it may require professional forensic cleaning which can run to thousands ...
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How can a tenancy be ended in France?

The official website of the french administration gives details under which conditions a landlord can end a lease in France. As a general rule, the landlord cannot end a lease unless meeting certain ...
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What does it mean that I must "immediately reimburse Owner for the cost of any insurance policy Owner obtains for the Apartment"?

The lease requires you to get liability insurance and to insure your own property. If you don't, (para D) one of the owner's options is to get the insurance for you. Then after taking out the ...
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Tenancies and the GDPR

Anyone who processes personal data using electronic means or with some filing system is a data controller, as long as they fall within the GDPR's territorial scope, they're not doing the processing ...
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Am I responsible for paying the full rent right away before actually viewing the apartment?

Jurisdiction: england-and-wales Preliminary issues Firstly, as some of the comments have highlighted, this could be a scam. I have personally come across such a scam on two occassions. The scammer ...
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