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I am a renter in St. Mn, the tenant directly below me is
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I have been living in an rental apt. for over two years now and have been given notice of new rules and regulations being implemented as of April 01, 2017. I am a smoker and tenants have been allowed … read more
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I have been living in my apartment since 2001. It's a small 5 unit building. It is under renters control. Within the last couple years, it seems apparent that the landlord is trying to find a way to g… read more
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I planned to move out of my apartment a few months ago because I love to garden and they wouldn't allow it. But I always pay my rent on time and I am a good tenant so the manager of my complex promise… read more
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Is an apartment complex owner / manager legally allowed to charge a deposit and demand renters insurance in order to allow me to install a Satellite Dish system on a tripod that will not cause any dam… read more
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I am disabled and had to move to disability housing a couple
I am disabled and had to move to disability housing a couple of years ago. It was NOT a non smoking building or unit. they have issues a lease addendum, wanting to make it a non smoking building. I ha… read more
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The apartment complex I rent from announced after we renewed
The apartment complex I rent from announced after we renewed our lease in October 2014, that they were instituting a no-smoking policy as of Dec 15, 2014. This addendum was not included in our lease w… read more
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Hello, my name isXXXXX am a tenant and I have a question
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i live on the third floor of an apt complex. people are not
i live on the third floor of an apt complex. people are not allowed to smoke in common areas like the hallways or in their apt. however they can smoke on their deck. these decks are off the living are… read more
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I live in the State of California, In my lease it states: "This
I live in the State of California, In my lease it states: "This community allows the consumption of tobacco products within individual apartments and appurtenances including, but not limited to, patio… read more
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We are living above our landlord, who smokes. We have a 20 month old daughter and so asked him, when we moved in 4 months ago if the smoke would get into our apartment at all. He said it would not and… read more
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