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Is it legal for my landlord to do this?

My lease, like most, says that subleasing is not allowed without manager's consent. I came in on a sublease and later let the manager know I was planning on subleasing. She just declared she will not accept any subleasing any more. Does anyone know if this is legal for her to do this? It's breaking faith, but not breaking the literal contract. FYI, I live in Missouri.
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2014 - 10 answers

Neighbor's toilet water is leaking into my home. Landlord doesn't care.

Brown water from the apartment upstairs occasionally leaks into my apartment and its light fixtures. The landlord and super won't fix the plumbing until that tenant moves out. What can I do about this? Withhold rent? Break my lease? Something else? I understand that YANML, but some help with NYC tenants rights would be good right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2013 - 23 answers

Is this apartment licensed?

How can I find out if an apartment complex is licensed? [more inside]
posted by entropyiswinning on Apr 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Gross sticky nasty gunk everywhere

I live in a pre-war (1920's?) Brooklyn apartment building. Recently, the ceiling in the kitchen collapsed due to a leak in the pipes above, spreading plaster, dust, and wet and dry gunk everywhere. Now the landlord has completed a shoddy-looking repair, again leaving everything in the kitchen covered in dust and powder and sticky gunk. Every. Single. Thing. Two questions: how do I find out if we are in danger of asbestos exposure? How do I proceed if we are?
posted by jennyjenny on Feb 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Do I have to allow my landlord to show the apartment to prospective buyers? My lease does not end until middle of next year.

Do I have to allow my landlord to show the apartment to prospective buyers? My lease does not end until middle of next year. Its a nuisance and very disruptive. What are the rules around this? I am obviously the tenant and the landlord is trying to sell the apartment. Do I have a choice?
posted by r2d2 on Nov 4, 2011 - 19 answers

What constitutes a legal 48 hour notice of entry?

WA state rental law question: What actually constitutes a legal 48 hour notice of entry? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on May 26, 2011 - 8 answers

I just want to go to sleep, dammit!

How can I make the best out of an upcoming meeting between myself, my landlord, and my noisy downstairs neighbors? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Feb 4, 2011 - 41 answers

What are the legal ramifications of my friend breaking her lease, and should the leasing company have to take her mental illness into consideration?

My mentally ill friend signed a lease impulsively, in a very distressed mental state. We're wondering what legal ramifications apply if she breaks the lease, given her illness. [more inside]
posted by apis mellifera on Mar 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Can I somehow piggy back on my roommates rights to break the lease as of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)?

One of my roommates is in the military, he just got noticed that he is going to be redeployed in May/June. Our other roommate recently moved out and we are subletting her room for her. The lease doesn't technically end until October 2010, but I would prefer to go earlier. Can I somehow piggy back on my roommates rights to break the lease as of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)? [more inside]
posted by Bengston on Feb 1, 2010 - 7 answers

What are the Sydney Apartment Piano Anti-Noise Law

I am a piano student will be renting an apartment on my own soon. I was wondering what are the anti-noise laws in Australia (Sydney) regarding practicing musical instrument at home. [more inside]
posted by neworder7 on Aug 22, 2009 - 16 answers

landlord trying to replace carpets that don't need replacing

my landlord is trying to make me pay for replacing the carpets when they do not warrant a replacement, and she will not stick to a verbally (and textually) agreed upon date of moving out early (which was her idea so that her new owner could move in asap) unless we agree to replacing the carpets. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by focus on Feb 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Can you break a lease in Massachusetts without pentaly because of a bad neighbor and unresponsive landlord?

My friend and his fiance have a mentally ill woman living below them who is making their lives absolute hell. They live in Massachusetts. Would there be consequences if they break their apartment's lease to leave because of her? [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Jan 14, 2009 - 19 answers

Legality of 30 days notice in CA

California Tenant Law Question: Do you have to give 30 days notice if you have a lease and it ends before then? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 10, 2008 - 6 answers

Contractor telling me outrageous lies. In writing. What are they guilty of? Lots more inside.

Contractor telling me outrageous lies. In writing. What are they guilty of? Lots more inside. [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Apr 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Getting ripped off by a property management firm. Help!

Ontario property management firm charging "service fees" just to apply for an apartment rental? This has got to be illegal. [more inside]
posted by anthill on Nov 7, 2007 - 20 answers

How do I get my security deposit back?

My landlords hasn't returned my deposit yet and it's been three months. [more inside]
posted by kensanway on Aug 31, 2005 - 17 answers

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