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When does my lease expire if I was provided a new lease to sign?

My landlord sent me a new lease in July of last year, The Original lease when I moved in was March.But the new lease wasn't even sent to me to sign until July and now he is saying my lease is up inm March . Which one is correct?

03/08/2017   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: Minnesota   |   #33615

Is there a maximum number of adults that can occupy rental property in Texas?

I lost my job recently and now I am surviving doing odd jobs. I am still on the lookout for a full-time job. , I was thinking to renting the upper portion of my house so that I can earn some extra bucks. I have one room and small kitchen in the upper portion. What is the maximum number of adults that can be allowed to occupy the rental premises?

02/09/2017   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: Texas   |   #31842

My landlord unlawfully changed the lock of the door to keep me out of the rented house. How can I recover possession?

My landlord has rented me the upper portion of his house and he stays alone in the ground floor. My landlord unlawfully changed the locks of the door to the rental premises due to which I was not able to enter the house yesterday. I had to sleep at a friend’s place as the landlord did not receive calls nor did he come out to hand over the keys to my part of the house. I am stil...

02/09/2017   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: Texas   |   #31840

What documents does a person require to legally get a release from a rental agreement?

I live in an rented apartment in Michigan. I share the apartment with two others and out of which one of them has wishes to get a release from the rental agreement since she is being stalked by her ex-boyfriend and does not dee; safe to live in this apartment. What documents does she require to legally get a release? Will two of us remaining also get a release from the rental a...

01/16/2017   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: Michigan   |   #30261

Should a tenant receive a receipt for a rental payment?

I have recently shifted to a rented house in New York. I am supposed to pay the first month’s rent in ten days. Is there provision under which a landlord is obligated to provide the tenant with receipts of rental payments received by him?

01/10/2017   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: New York   |   #29827

In Maine, how many days notice is to be given by the landlord before increasing the rent?

I live in a rented apartment with my family. Yesterday my landlord came to visit me and informed that he has increased the rent of the apartment. My landlord informed me about the increase in rent only two days prior to the due date of monthly rent payment. I am required to pay my rent for the last month within two days. In Maine, how many days notice is to be given by the land...

12/23/2016   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: Maine   |   #28668

Can the landlord increase rent based on my marital status?

I live in a rented apartment in Hudson. Recently, after my marriage my landlord required a rent increase because the lease agreement required me to reside alone in the rented apartment. Can the landlord increase rent based on my marital status?

12/22/2016   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: New York   |   #28600

What is the maximum security deposit and how is the return of such security deposit made on termination of lease?

I am planning to shift to Kansas as I have a lucrative standing offer from a company in Leawood. I want to know the maximum security deposit that a landlord may demand per the tenancy laws in Kansas and how is the return of such security deposit made on termination of lease?

12/22/2016   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: Kansas   |   #28591

My landlord refuses to let my friend occupy the rental premises in my absence?

I have leased an apartment in Geneva. I am going to Florida for 6 months. One of my friends wants to occupy one room in this apartment until I return. I was glad to oblige because it would be good if someone is there in my apartment in my absence. So I informed my landlord of this but he refused without specifying any reason. Is there any legal remedy under New York law?

12/21/2016   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: New York   |   #28510

Do I have any legal obligation to pay the cost of the stolen car radio to my tenant under New York law?

I have rented out my apartment and the tenant is assigned a space for parking his car. I own and manage the parking space. He has never handed over the car keys to me. Unfortunately, one fine day my tenant found his car radio stolen. Now he is trying to recover the cost of the car radio from me, because it was stolen when the car was parked in the assigned parking space. Do I h...

12/21/2016   |   Category: Landlord Ten... » Residential ...   |   State: New York   |   #28509
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