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In california, my daughter wants to break her lease. no

In california, my daughter wants to break her lease. no "good" excuse. if she pays rent until a new tenant is found, will the act of breaking the lease appear on her credit report or hurt her credit score?

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What is the maximum default rate in Pennsylvania

What is the maximum default rate in Pennsylvania (calculating late fees on rent, rate is silent in lease)

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A woman moved into my home before putting all utilities in

A woman moved into my home before putting all utilities in her name or paying 350 in rent.. which is normally 725.00 but she helped with painting and cleaning..She also did some things that i told her not to do..Should i send her a certified letter stating that rent is due and have her sign that she will put utilities in her name so that i can turn them off and send her a lease? I have tried to work with her as much as i can but she is trying to completely make all the rules and not follow any..She was on leased housing and did not get an extension and some complications came up. She blames me but they have several hoops to work thru but ultimately she should have gotten an extension and it would have worked out.

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I'm a tenet in NYC. My landlord only allows one form of

I'm a tenet in NYC. My landlord only allows one form of payment, which is a check to their office during normal business hours. As such due to my own working hours I was late 3 months running, just by 2-3 days each time. That was on me and I should have got their earlier. However the tenancy contract states that a $200 per month late fee is applied each time you are late (whether 1 day or 29 days its $200). Therefore I racked up $600 in late fees. All regular rent is up to date. My landlord phoned me and wanted to know why I hadn't paid the late fees. I told her why, due to the ability to the get to their office in business hours but I also brought up the fact that hot water wasn't operable for 3 days which would mean I should get some form of reduction from the late fee. I acknowledged that I should have to pay the late fees but not the whole amount. At that point the landlord turned angry and accused me of not playing fair and that they were calling on compassion grounds alone, they then hung-up up the call and told me to do whatever it I wanted to do.What should I do here? I feel I'm entitled to a reduction for the loss of hot water but would like to pay the late fees as I generally have a good working relationship with them and don't wish to cause an unnecessary issue. The apartment is not perfect but I'm not around a lot to really care.Should I pay the late fees now as that may constitute as actual rent and show that I'm overly late? Or should I request the reduction but still pay the late fees?Not sure what I should do. I should mention the landlord has no email or other means of communication. If you wish to speak to them you have to leave a message and they call you back. I can write them a letter though.

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I recently rented my house-my first time-and my tenant caused

I recently rented my house-my first time-and my tenant caused a plumbing clog in the septic system-which I cleared and fixed. She is now demanding I return her full months rent for the two weeks she was without flushing toilets, saying I'm legally required to. The fault is hers, and I haven't told her she has to pay it, but I don't know if I'm required to refund a whole months rent. She also still owes me money for unpaid bills, late rent fees and damage to my home. I just need to know where I stand. Thank you, JoanneJA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Anything else I can tell the Real Estate Lawyer before I connect you two?Customer: Well, she quit her job due to physical problems, and seems to be looking for a way to get money out of me. I have a disability myself, and have very little money as well. I rented my house out to go do some traveling, so all the repairs were done from afar, with the help of a friend, and she didn't contact me immediately when the problem arose, even though I was completely accessible, and there has been damage to my home as a result.JA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and connect you two.

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I subleased my apartment to a friend while I was out of the

Hello. I subleased my apartment to a friend while I was out of the country for a year. My landlord added him to my lease not really knowing that he is subleasing. I did a document between me and my friend which covered the rent $1300 and furniture rental of $400. My friend turned on me and was interested in keeping the apartment for himself. My landlord was really upset and to punish me, when the contract was over, she took me off the lease and kept my friend. She refused to give me my deposit back stating that I benefited from the property and ended up charging my friend another security deposit.Kindly advise me. This is in VA.

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I rented a house in 2012-2013 with my boyfriend at the time.

I rented a house in 2012-2013 with my boyfriend at the time. we broke up and I moved out and I never signed the new lease and another company took over management of the property. I have been to court for late rent and have told them I never signed the lease and that I moved out. They still keep my name on the lease and I have been going back and forth with them about taking my name off. they even put it into collections and I showed the collection agent the court papers showing that because they did not repair the house like they should, but now it is on my credit report and I want to sue. Can I?

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I need to know if the owner of the park and make me move my

I need to know if the owner of the park and make me move my trailer in 3 days after paying my rent and pg&e to the park manager! I have a letter and my check back to another resident to give to me!

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We just received a notice of termination of tenancy & lease

We just received a notice of termination of tenancy & lease agreement to vacate our unit #1301 in Hawaii. Notice says: "As you are aware, you are in default in the payment of your rent. As of 01/31/2016 you owe the following rent amount: From Jan,1 2016 of $1,379.00." We paid our rent for Jan 1, 2016 on Jan 04, 1016 of $1,444.00, as our new rent agreement for the year 2016. Notice goes on: In addition, you owe the other following amount late fee, Period owed: Jan 2016 of $20.00. We have a five grace period to pay our rent. Please help.. :(

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