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We have tenants that sent us a certified letter, a Request

We have tenants that sent us a certified letter, a Request for Mutual Rescission of Lease. In the letter, they say that the date on the letter will begin the 30-day notice to terminate the lease early..."At the end of the day on September 15, 2016, we will return our three(3) sets of keys and vacate the premises...". They requested a 7-day response and we denied, since we did not wish to sign a rescission. They say they have met with the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority and they have informed them of their rights as tenants, etc.Bottom line is after sending them the denial to sign the rescission and offering them an alternative of a termination to be effective 10/31/16 or when a new tenant is found and a new lease is signed, whichever occurs first (as stated in the current Lease), we have not heard anything back from them with regards ***** ***** Can we hold them to their 30-Day notice if we didn't sign their request to rescind the Lease? We have not released them from any responsibilities under the terms of the lease.The issue we are having now is that they are denying entrance to have repairs done. Example: we have an electrician that is supposed to be installing grounded outlets and bathroom fans (both requested by them). On 8/20/16, we sent an email informing them that he would be there 8/24. Today they denied entrance, saying they need 24 hours advance notice, which they had, but apparently they felt it was important to inform us at the last minute that it wasn't convenient for them... So, we rescheduled the service to Friday 8/26. Now they are saying that isn't convenient for them. It is obvious that they are playing games now. What is considered "unreasonable"? Can we proceed with repairs regardless of whether or not it is "convenient" for them? (The tenant that is giving us a hard time has not been living there since July, according to a previous email that she sent to us!)Our lease says, "...Tenants agree to allow the Landlords or their agents to enter the dwelling upon reasonable advance notice in order to inspect, repair...The tenants will not be unreasonable in denying entry. Landlords may also enter the property without prior consent if it appears to have been neglected, abandoned or if there is any indication of an urgent or emergent situation (actual, suspected or otherwise) and as otherwise permitted by law or court order...". It also stays that we will enter the house monthly to perform regular maintenance checks on the plumbing, furnace, etc. and that we will make arrangements in advance.Questions:1.) Can they deny entrance for repairs repeatedly? If it were an apartment complex and the manager had repairs scheduled, the tenants informed of the work and they would be expected to comply and not interfere.2.) We've informed the tenants of repairs/work that is going to be done in September, too. We are having a new roof installed and work done in the family room. This is scheduled for September 15th. What can we do if they claim it is not convenient for them? They've been given MONTHS advance notice. We can't reschedule this appointment that was made many months ago.3.) Since the lease states that they may be responsible for attorney fees, etc. that we may incur as a result of trying to enforce the terms of the lease, would this apply to them being unreasonable, too?4.) What is the MA Law with regards ***** ***** repairs/work done on a rental property? Can the tenant interfere with scheduled services if they've been given appropriate advance notice?

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Under District of Columbia law, what is the obligation of a

Under District of Columbia law, what is the obligation of a seller of residential real estate to disclose (to potential buyer or their agent) results of prior inspection? Does it depend on how recent the inspection? On significance of findings? Only if asked?

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I own a condo in Century Village, Florida, I also own a

I own a condo in Century Village, Florida, I also own a private home in New Jersey. The condo in Florida was originally mom's and transferred to me via a Quit Claim Deed. It became a huge burden, as Medicaid forced me to pay for it for 4 yrs while my mom was on Medicaid. They told me if we foreclosed on it or did not sell it for what they felt it was worth they would drop my mom from Medicaid. The condo is in bad condition and needs costly repairs, it has not been updated since 1972 with electric, plumbing, and more.*** Problem Now: My mom passed away and Medicaid Recovery now put a Lien on the condo. If I stop paying the Taxes, Association fees, Maintenance fees, because my name is ***** ***** on the deed, can they lien my New Jersey home? I heard that the tax dept can only put a Lien on the Florida Condo, is this correct? Can the Association and Maintenance Firm go after me personally and Lien my New Jersey Home or personal bank account.

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My brother is renting to own an older home in Indiana. There

My brother is renting to own an older home in Indiana. There have been major issues with plumbing and heating. The landlord paid for the first issue which was plumbing, but now refuses to pay for massive roof leaks that have just happened. My brothers contract says they are responsible for all repairs, but I read that under Indiana law that a landlord is still responsible for the home to be habitable, even in rent to own scenarios. Does my brother have a case against his landlord?

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I am a apartment renter in South Carolina. I am moving out

I am a apartment renter in South Carolina. I am moving out and have submitted my notice. The apartment manager sent me a 4 page document. I will attach if this allows me too. The notice states that I must pay 70.00 for carpet cleaning prior to moving out. It goes further to identify the cost of cleaning every item in the apartment if not turned over in the condition it was received. I was of the understanding that normal wear and tear was not and issue.

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If my landlord failed to disclose in his contract the

If my landlord failed to disclose in his contract the residential lead based act because the property was built 1968 ? Where can I report him

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I am a tenant who has never paid late. I have 3 special

I am a tenant who has never paid late. I have 3 special needs women in the rental. Our air conditioner began leaking on Sunday pm and I called maintenance immediately. They sent a repair woman out who actually told me it was the conditioner not plumbing. She added pvc piping and an extra pan to delay the dripping, but said she had diverted the leaking so as to minimize damage. She left, stating she needed to get approval for repairing the problem. Nobody got back before the ceiling & insulation fell through to the stairwell that night. I am still waiting could someone discuss this with me?Belinda

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We leases a property and was told everything was ready, the

We leases a property and was told everything was ready, the place was a disaster very unclean as well as electrical hazards and the list keeps going, my daughter even went to the ER due to a rusty nail going into her foot that sticking out of the carpet. They made several promises to fix things still nothing, I have missed work and spent my own time and money to make this place livable. I did not pay rent so I do expect a eviction notice having trouble finding a lawyer seems like they all help the landlords. Am I in the right and what can I do?

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I have been renting a home in Murrieta, CA for almost three

I have been renting a home in Murrieta, CA for almost three years. The initial one year lease ended, and six months after that our landlord raised rent $50. We agreed to stay if we could sign a two year lease. Through emails, which we still have, he agreed to a two year agreement though never actually sending us a lease to resign.That was in April, 2015. He know wants to raise rent $100, despite our agreement locking in rent until April of 2017.Since we never signed a two year lease, just agreed in writing in our emails, is he legally allowed to raise rent before April 2107?Thank you.

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