Landlord Tenant Legal Questions and Answers

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Can a commercial lease require the tenant to open on all Sundays or any specified day of the week?

I have a toy store in a shopping mall in Connecticut. My landlord is forcing me to keep my store open on Sundays. He even said that he wants to add a clause regarding this to our lease agreement. Can he do so? He has even asked other shopkeepers to open their shops on Sundays.

02/16/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Connecticut   |   #32270

Can a tenant deny the landlord from entering the rental unit for inspection?

My tenant is an old person, most likely in his 60’s. My major problem with this guy is that he doesn’t like when I visit the house for inspection and small repairs. In Connecticut, can a tenant deny the landlord from entering the rental unit for inspection?

02/16/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Connecticut   |   #32269

Can I rent the house without getting a fire sprinkler system fixed?

I have a house in Connecticut. I thought of renting it out, but my friend told me that I need to have a fire sprinkler system fixed in there. Can I just rent the house without getting it fixed for the time being? I live in Connecticut.

02/16/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Connecticut   |   #32268

My tenant left the house without notice. What can I do?

My tenant has left the house without informing me. I guess he is not interested in coming back. What am I supposed to do in this situation? Can I rent the house to someone else or should I wait for my tenant?

02/16/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Connecticut   |   #32267

Can a landlord in Vermont ask his tenant to pay rent for the entire term of the lease, if the tenant abandoned the property before the expiry of the lease?

My tenant abandoned the rental premises in Vermont, six months before the expiry of the lease, claiming he is not liable to pay rent for those six months. Can I ask the tenant to pay rent for the entire term of the lease (including the six months that he did not stay in the house)?

02/14/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Vermont   |   #32120

Is it possible in Texas to rent a property for less than a year?

I am a resident of New York but am planning to undergo a surgery in Texas. Is it possible to rent a place for less than a year, preferably three to four months to recuperate?

02/13/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Texas   |   #32053

What is the time-frame within which notice of lease renewal should be sent to the tenant in Texas?

I rented my apartment to a family for a term of 2 years. Is there a time-frame within which notice of lease renewal should be sent to the tenant in Texas, for a lease that expires on the 31st of next month ?

02/13/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Texas   |   #32051

Will the landlord be guilty of retaliation if he evicts tenants for damaging the rental property and threatening to harm him?

I have, unfortunately, ended up renting out my property to two uni students who have started acting up recently. One of ‘em outright threatened to harm me when I questioned their unbecoming behavior. If I evict them, will I be held liable for retaliation?

02/13/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Texas   |   #32050

Should I send the notice of increase in the rent to his primary residence or the leased premises?

I rented my apartment in Texas to a business person. The tenant had informed me in writing that the leased apartment will not be his primary residence. He also gave me his other address where he lives most days in a month. I am planning to increase the rent for my apartment. Should I send the notice of increase in the rent to his primary residence or the leased premises?

02/07/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Texas   |   #31683

Can the landlord change door lock to the rental premises without providing the tenant new keys?

My landlord is an old man who rented his property to me for some extra source of income. I study in Texas Tech University and am active member of a local band. Every evening we have jam sessions at my place. My landlord has a problem with my friends entering the rental premises. Last night when I reached home with friends for the jam session, I saw that the door locks to my roo...

02/07/2017   |   Category: Landlord Tenant   |   State: Texas   |   #31681
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