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Does a tenant in California have a right to have his closet unlocked?

I rent an apartment with a strange closet situation. Right now the closet has locked. No key exists for the lock. Instead, the landlord urges me to keep it unlocked, even though it tends by its nature to lock, accidentally. The landlord will not make a key. Instead he charges me for stripping the door from its hinges each time it locks, grumbling "I told you there was no key!" Is this OK or is there some ideal under the law that I should be able to have access to my closet?
posted by johngoren on Apr 8, 2014 - 24 answers

I don't want to bleach the state land, thanks.

We recently moved to a new house and our washing machine hook-up does not drain properly. Instead of fixing it, our landlord keeps being pushy about how we should just drain it into the state land behind the house. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Dec 20, 2012 - 27 answers

Tenant's rights filter: Virginia. My landlord is making a lot of unreasonable requests. What are my options, and who should I talk to?

Tenant's rights filter: Virginia. My landlord is making unreasonable demands. What are my options, and who should I talk to? [more inside]
posted by _cave on Jul 12, 2012 - 24 answers

What are my rights with a landlord trying to sell the house I'm renting?

I'm currently renting a house in North Carolina and the landlord has decided to try to sell it. What are my rights regarding showings, and what is my best course of action to try to fix this situation? [more inside]
posted by crayz on Jun 5, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me deal with this pervert landlord.

How do I keep living in a great guest house in a great location when I have to deal with a landlord who I saw masturbating (apparently while watching me) through his bedroom window. [more inside]
posted by chimeling on Feb 6, 2012 - 30 answers

Dear Landlord

YANML but let me hear your opinion anyway: If my family had to be unexpectedly temporarily relocated due to plumbing and flooring issues, what is my landlord required to pay? Lodging? Food? Anything? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Dec 12, 2011 - 6 answers

I made a stupid mistake a flushed Clorox wipes down my apartment toilet and it clogged the plumbing. What are my responsibilities as a tenant?

I made a stupid mistake a flushed Clorox wipes down my apartment toilet and it clogged the plumbing. What are my responsibilities as a tenant? [more inside]
posted by *lostatsea* on Nov 28, 2011 - 33 answers

Apartment equivalent of a lemon?

I came home to my ceiling leaking brown water this evening. After a few phone calls from me to the 24/7 answering service my landlord has set up, a maintenance man finally showed up. He deduced that the hot water pipes in the floor between my ceiling an my neighbor to the north's floor had burst. Meanwhile my counters, appliances drywall ceiling/wall/electrical outlets/lights and wood floors are soaked. The maintenance man said he turned off the water flow to the burst pipe, and said he would return tomorrow to ensure the walls/ceiling had dried, but I'm not comfortable with that response --- I feel that all of the waterlogged drywall/floor should be replaced and the appliances should be replaced. What do I do? Should I call a lawyer? Should I write/mail a certified letter to the landlord? I'd like action now, but feel like I'm being out by the wayside. Please help!
posted by thankyoumuchly on Nov 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Is USPS mail an "essential service" for the purposes of tenant rights law?

Is USPS mail an "essential service" for the purposes of tenant rights law? [more inside]
posted by saizai on Aug 11, 2011 - 13 answers

What can by vrother do to get his landlord to help out?

My brother rents a property in Virginia and after a storm four months ago, a massive tree was struck by lightning and fell and is now blocking their driveway. They are still able to drive through the yard to get to the house but the landlord has been dragging his feet to remedy this situation. What can he do? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Aug 6, 2011 - 7 answers

What if my landlord isn't allowed to rent to me?

Friend signed a July 1 lease on a condo. Found out today that the owner is prohibited by the condo association from renting to her. Movers are scheduled for July 7. Now what? [more inside]
posted by ubermuffin on Jul 3, 2011 - 17 answers

What are our tenant rights in MI?

If a tenant's safety is severely threatened, can they legally bypass the lease agreement and break the lease? [more inside]
posted by roomcoloredcharlatan on Apr 18, 2011 - 34 answers

Can we refuse our landlord to conduct aesthetic construction on our duplex?

We are renting a duplex in California. Landlord decided to go on a construction kick and revamp the entire exterior. Can we refuse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Lagging landlord owes me money.

I put a down payment on an apartment but the landlord delayed until I backed out. Now he's delaying repayment of the down payment. What should I do? YANML. [more inside]
posted by amanzi on Mar 22, 2010 - 8 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

Help me smoke the smokers.

NYC-Renters-filter. How do I make my management company make the ass-hat neighbors upstairs stop using our patio as an ash-tray. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Sep 16, 2008 - 6 answers

Reality of Realty

Landlords are selling the house we are in and we would like to know what to expect from the coming months. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Apr 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Can I legallly be denied access to my fuse box?

MA filter: Must I have fuse box access if I rent an apartment? [more inside]
posted by pikaboy202 on Feb 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Furnace inspection regulations, New York State?

Are there any laws or regulations requiring a landlord to make periodic inspections of the furnace (oil burning) in a single family house in New York State, Suffolk County, Long Island? It seems to fall under a generic 'Duty of Care' but I'm not sure if there is anything that compels an inspection before the thing blows up or expels toxic gas.
posted by rocketpup on Jan 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Bad, bad tenants.

I'm asking a 2 part question for my mother. She currently rents out our old family home in south-west Sydney, and has had a real bitch of a time tenant-wise. More details follow. [more inside]
posted by mooza on Jan 1, 2008 - 13 answers

But I WANT to sign the lease!

Can my new landlord leave me off the lease? [more inside]
posted by purplefiber on Jun 11, 2007 - 7 answers

I want my clothes!

Landlord authorized the removal of my suitcases from front porch with no notification - possibilities for reimbursement? [more inside]
posted by youarenothere on Jun 9, 2007 - 17 answers

Tenant rights - was this trespassing?

My apartment was entered without the knowledge or consent of me, or my landlord. Is this trespassing? [more inside]
posted by othersomethings on Jun 8, 2007 - 21 answers

Help for a rental refugee?

Can anyone provide advice, suggest tenant rights resources, courses of action or even refer a good pro-bono lawyer for a friend of mine who's getting screwed by her landlord during the conversion of her apartment complex from rentals to condos in Studio City, CA? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 29, 2007 - 11 answers

landlord tenant law in the US regarding utilities

Is it legal for landlords in the United States and the State of Colorado to pay the utilities for a building and then evenly divide the sum between all of the apartments? Someone told me that there was law against this but I have been unable to locate it. They said that essentially all units must be metered or the rent can be raised to "include utilities" but that they could not pass utilities on without metering apartments so that each pays their share. [more inside]
posted by occidental on Nov 18, 2006 - 6 answers

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