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With my parents current house in CA, when renting out the
With my parents current house in CA, when renting out the detached 2 bed/1 bath, how do we sort out utilities?Can we just write it into the lease that tenants will pay half of all utilities?My parents… read more
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My landlord sent me a bill for utilities related to HIS
my landlord sent me a bill for utilities related to HIS property...I rent an apartment in a 3 unit building. I'm responsible for gas/electric for the apartment where I currently reside. I don't believe I can be held responsible for gas to heat the water heater or lights in the common areas (exterior lights/porch lights). I've lived here since May 2017. I just received a bill for October. … read more
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Phillips Esq.
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This tenant pays rent (trailer space) plus utilities, gas &
This tenant pays rent (trailer space) plus utilities, gas & electric, to a property management company (sub metered), they then pay PG&E, (Pacific Gas & Electric) of Northern Ca. 1/1/17 rent/utillitie… read more
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LegalGems
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This is in new york city.... a tenant is on a month lease.
this is in new york city.... a tenant is on a month lease. you give them more than 30 days notice ( i gave about 45 ) that i will no longer be paying for their cooking gas which is presently under my … read more
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barristerinky
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3. Tenant Works: Tenant is responsible for painting all
3. Tenant Works: Tenant is responsible for painting all walls, flooring, signage, and any additional requirements by law in order to operate his/her specific business. Tenant agrees to provide Landlor… read more
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My situation: · I had 2 legal adults on the lease, they
My situation: · I had 2 legal adults on the lease, they invited friends and family to stay (over 10+) people. They stopped paying rent of $1,800/month in February (lease ends on May 31st). The two leg… read more
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Andrea, Esq.
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Can a landlord have the tenant pay electric that runs
Can a landlord have the tenant pay for the electric that runs the garage, outside of the building, entryway, the washer, dryer and the laundry room. The washer and dryer are coin operated.… read more
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If tenant has no electrical power and no gas in the home can
If tenant has no electrical power and no gas in the home can I evict them with a 3 day notice? They have minor children living in the home...they have not paid the rent. They do not maintain the yard.… read more
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lucy7368
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I am 72 yrs old and am renting a room from my mother for $300
I am 72 yrs old and am renting a room from my mother for $300 dollars a month plus half of whatever the gas and electric bills come to each month. I have been living here approximately 6-months and ge… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
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I am a California tenant. Last October I rented a house , which
I am a California tenant. Last October I rented a house , which I found out was made into a upper and lower unit. We share one mailbox and the landlord has other peoples mail coming to our residence. … read more
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I have an electric, gas & water service in my name in a large
I have an electric, gas & water service in my name in a large home I rent with three other individuals, including a fourth individual who rents an unattached studio. All four individuals pay me there … read more
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Alex Esquire
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Can a landlord file a evict notice in the state of CA if i
Can a landlord file a evict notice in the state of CA if i am paying my rent and electricity and we are in dispute over additional shared utilities and we have a small claims court date?… read more
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Looking for an apartment rental lease to be evaluated to see
Looking for an apartment rental lease to be evaluated to see options on breaking lease. I am renting an apartment in a private house in Queens NY and signed a lease for (3) years beginning Oct 1, 2012… read more
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Can electricity be shut off if a tenant was told to put it
Can electricity be shut off if a tenant was told to put it in their name (as of May 1) however they did not. The electricity bill for April was paid on the first with rent however, Mays electricity bi… read more
Alex Esquire
Alex Esquire
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I signed a lease stating that all utilities were to be paid
I signed a lease stating that all utilities were to be paid by tenant except gardner service, which she wrote in. I am in the front unit (2bd and 1 ba). The property in the back is 1bd 1 ba. She never… read more
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Hi, my name is John (Colton, California), Can a landlord
Hi, my name is John (Colton, California), Can a landlord refuse to give me an ITEMIZED receipt [i.e., water + electricity + gas] for monthly utility bills? I can never figure out why i am expected to … read more
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I have rented an apartment to a young lady and her friend.
I have rented an apartment to a young lady and her friend. In our lease, she agreed to pay for the gas utilities. After she lived in the apartment for 8 months, I received a call from the city utility… read more
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Land lord -Tenant issue. I am writing for a friend who
Land lord -Tenant issue. I am writing for a friend who I believe is being unfairly taken advantaged of by his landlord because the friend/tenant is an undocumented alien. Here are the facts: 1. Sept '… read more
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