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What causes a landlord to be concerned about a tenant?

What causes a landlord to be concerned about a tenant?

Other potential concerns that will get your landlord’s attention include security issues (such as a broken lock) and problems that could result in another tenant’s complaining (such as a door that slams shut loudly immediately after it’s opened).

Can a tenant have a dispute with a landlord?

As a tenant, if you pay to rent a home or an apartment, you may at some point have a dispute with the landlord or management company. Often disputes are about the conditions of the building, essential services, rent increases, or your right to stay.

What to do if you have a problem with your landlord?

If the landlord/property manager does not address the issue by the deadline, you can take your complaint to Tenancy Services. Tenancy Services has information and templates to help you issue a notice to remedy. This includes what is and isn’t allowed in the Residential Tenancies Act.

Can a landlord force a tenant to do repairs?

You cannot be forced to do repairs that are your landlord’s responsibility. If you damage another tenant’s flat, for example if water leaks into another flat from an overflowing bath, you’re responsible for paying for the repairs. You’re also responsible for paying to put right any damage caused by your family and friends.

Can a landlord demand more money without a proper notice?

Demanding more money without the proper notice could be a form of harassment. Improper Notice: Landlord-tenant law requires landlords to give a certain amount of notice for events such as entry, nonpayment of rent or evictions. If the landlord does not give the proper notice, it could be considered harassment.

As a tenant, if you pay to rent a home or an apartment, you may at some point have a dispute with the landlord or management company. Often disputes are about the conditions of the building, essential services, rent increases, or your right to stay.

What can a tenant do if a landlord refuses to provide a livable place?

Tenant Options When a Landlord Breaches the Implied Warranty of Habitability. When landlords refuse to provide livable housing that meets minimum requirements, tenants can take action to enforce the implied warranty of habitability. Although state laws vary, many allow tenants to: withhold rent.

How long does a landlord have to fix a problem?

This may be a housing or building agency or a health or fire department. The inspector will investigate and give the landlord a notice of violation and a deadline, typically 30 to 60 days, to correct the problem.

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