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Reasons why a tenant may sue their landlord

Oftentimes, you ask yourself a question, whenever you’re frustrated with your landlord, “Can i sue my landlord?”.  More often than not, landlords do take care of the issues before they get sued. However, if you’re living in unbearable conditions, your landlord should be aware that you can exert your legal rights and cause him some serious troubles. However, you would have to have very good…

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What repairs are landlords forced to repair for their tenants?

Every landlord has a responsibility to keep the apartment in a habitable condition. However, there will always be minor cosmetic problems that every tenant will unfortunately face. So, what repairs are landlords forced to repair, and what kinds of repairs may a landlord ignore? No tenant should ever deal with a leaky faucet or be living in a freezing cold temperature without heat being fixed…

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Can I break my apartment lease after a robbery

You’re a renter and you were just robbed. You say, “that’s it, this area is not say and i’m getting out and breaking my lease”.  Would your landlord easily let you break the lease, just based on the fact that you were claimed that you just got robbed?  Are you also threatening your landlord that you want your full security deposit back? The Answer is…

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How Long Does It Take for a Broken Lease to Appear on Your Credit

Broken lease may or may not appear on your credit.  It depends if your landlord reports you for unpaid rent.  If you broke a lease and didn’t pay a required penalty which was part of the leasing agreement, then it can be reported too.  When a landlord fails to collect unpaid rent from you, he or she will report debt to a collections agency. All…

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What Happens If I Break My Lease and Don’t Pay?

Violating your rental agreement could ruin your credit, if you decide to break your lease without paying for it.  That’s a given. Breaking your lease could certainly ruin your credit. [AdSense-C] If you have certain number of months still left to pay on your rental agreement and you decided that you want to break your lease, your landlord could assess some penalties.  If you decide…

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What Happens When You Get Caught With a Pet in Your Apartment?

If you’ve violated a ‘No Pets Allowed’ policy, what happens when landlord catches you with your pet in your apartment?  That’s a good question.  Let’s debunk it here and see if that is possible. [AdSense-C] First of, when you signed a lease, did it say that this this is a “no pets allowed” property or “pets allowed” with weight or size restrictions?  Either way, if…

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What Does an Individual Lease Mean for Student Living?

College students living on or off-campus often tend to sign individual leases, especially when there are multiple tenants involved.  Each tenant pays a separate rent to the leasing office.  In most cases, an individual has a private room and private bedroom.  Although, the common ares shared are:   kitchen and living room space. Advantage of Individual Leases You just pay for your share only. So,…

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Why landlords rates vary for lease vs. monthly tenants?

Renewing the leasing agreement with your landlord is always a dilemma, especially if you don’t plan to live in this unit for the entire 12 month period.  What if you already know that you need your apartment for just the next several months and then you need to vacate?  Will your landlord let you stick around for the next several months without signing a full…

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