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Question: Under a 12-month lease on a single-family home, if a tenant breaks a window and does not repair it after a week or two, can we take the money out of the next rent payment?

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Question: How can we enforce the entry-rules clause in our lease? One of our residents is refusing to show the rental unit to a prospective purchaser of the building.

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Question: One of our single tenants who was renting a small one-bedroom unit recently died. There are still three months remaining on his lease. What should I do with the security deposit?

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Question: I am considering selling a duplex I own.  Both sides are rented under one-year leases. A potential buyer said he would need to move into one side of the unit and could not wait for the lease to expire. If there is a sale, doesn’t that terminate any lease I have with the tenants?

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Question: What are the reasons that a tenant can legally break a lease agreement? Is relocation due to a job change a legal reason to break the lease?

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Question: I have a suspicion that one of our tenants falsified his application by giving me a different name and Social Security number than his own. If I can prove this, what are my rights? I have a six-month lease, and he just moved in.

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Question: I have a tenant who always “races” his car in the parking area. We have families with small children and a posted five mile per hour speed limit. What can I do to make him stop?

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Question: I have a tenant who never pays his rent until he receives a three-day notice.  We normally serve notices on the eighth of the month even though the rent is due on the first. He is on a one-year lease and I don’t know my legal rights.

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Question: I am evicting a tenant and gave her a 30-day day notice. When I handed her the notice, she didn’t read it, she just dropped it on the ground, so I read it to her. I then gave it back to her, but she wouldn’t take it, so I dropped it on the ground. Is this considered a legal notice?

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Question: One of our tenant’s dogs is constantly barking and growling at anyone who passes by their apartment. It has scared many of the other residents, and they have complained numerous times. have explained that the lease allows pets. What can I do?

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