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How to Terminate Your Sublet Rental Agreement Early

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A sublet rental agreement is an agreement drawn by an existing tenant and a potential subtenant. It allows the subtenant to occupy all or part of the rented home or apartment. The subtenant has to pay rent to the tenant and not to the landlord. The rent obtained from the subtenant can be retained by […] read more

Sublet Lease Agreements: What to Know before Signing

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Sublet lease agreements are between a tenant and a subtenant, similar to a lease between the tenant and the landlord. These agreements automatically end upon termination of the original agreement between the tenant and the landlord. A sublease is the renting out of a home or a part of the home or apartment to a […] read more

How to Draw Up a Sublet Lease Agreement

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A sublet lease agreement is an agreement between your roommate or a subtenant and yourself. A sublease is the renting out of your apartment or a portion of it to another roommate. A sublease can also mean subleasing the whole property to a subtenant who pays the rent to the actual. The tenant generally pays […] read more

When to Give Your Notice to Vacate

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If you have recently purchased a home and are waiting for the sale to close, it can be difficult to determine exactly when to give a notice to vacate to your landlord. Even though closing dates are set by your real estate agent, bank and lawyer, they are estimates more than anything. In reality, the date […] read more

3 Housing Discrimination Laws You Should Know

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Housing discrimination laws prohibit landlords from treating individuals of certain groups differently than other tenants. Federal law covers many different housing discrimination issues. Your city or state may have additional housing discrimination laws that differ from federal rules. Here are three laws you should know: 1. Protected Groups The federal government has housing discrimination laws […] read more

Apartment Tenant Rights: How to Know If It’s Legal for You to Sublet

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Your apartment tenant rights may or may not include the right to sublet your apartment. Determining whether or not it’s legal for you to sublet the apartment is essential before you proceed if you don’t want to face a lawsuit. Step 1: Check Your Rental Agreement Your apartment tenant rights should be completely outlined in […] read more

How to Avoid an Illegal Subletting Situation

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If you’re considering subletting your apartment, it’s essential that you know what constitutes an illegal subletting situation if you want to avoid a court summons, legal fees or even jail time. Remember you are still responsible for seeing that rent, utilities and other bills for the apartment are paid–not your tenant. Step 1: Reread Your […] read more

Can I Have a Small Charcoal Grill on My Patio?

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Every year, especially in the summer, lots of tenants in apartments and housing communities start thinking about whether or not they can keep a small charcoal grill outside of their unit. These small cooking appliances are great for backyard barbecues and other events, but some fire risks and related restrictions may apply. Here are some […] read more

Can I Have a Small Gas Grill on My Patio?

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Some renters who are contemplating summer barbecues and other events may be wondering if they can have a small gas grill on the premises of their apartment unit or housing community. Using a grill of any kind is a controversial part of renting and something that is allowed on a case-by-case basis. Here are some […] read more