Posts Tagged ‘Landlord Responsibilities’

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No Hot Water? No Problem!

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Turning on your shower for your morning wake-up ritual and discovering nothing but icy cold water flowing from the tap is extremely disconcerting read more

Man stresses out as he wonders how to break his lease agreement without paying any fines

How to Break Your Lease for Security and Safety Reasons

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It’s something no one wants to have to deal with: a situation has come up that necessitates you breaking your lease agreement. read more

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Things To Consider When Subletting Your Apartment

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People choose to sublet their apartments for a number of reasons. Perhaps they’re going away for a long holiday or returning home from school for the summer. Any time you’re going to be living elsewhere for an extended period of time is a good time to consider subletting your apartment. read more

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Tenant Rights for Water-Damaged Apartments

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Living in a rental has its perks. One of those perks is not being responsible for the big renovations to and expensive upkeep of the property — but what happens if an unexpected flood renders your apartment unlivable or ruins your personal belongings? read more

Apartment Repairs: Who Is Responsible?

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Apartment repairs are often the reason why tenants move out, or get evicted. A related problem is when the landlord uses repairs as an excuse to gain entry into the apartment, more than what’s necessary or reasonable. The cost of repairs, the extent of them, and the ability to gain entry to make repairs are […] read more

Rental Laws: What Are the Tenant’s Responsibilities for Ensuring an Apartment Is Habitable?

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Your state rental laws may require your landlord to maintain the apartment and make repairs. Even if your lease doesn’t state it, landlord tenant laws recognize an “implied warranty of habitability”, which means that the landlord must keep your apartment in a livable condition. However, you may have a responsibility as a tenant to maintain […] read more