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Can I charge my tenant a whole months rent if they stay past the time they are supposed to be out?

You mean that they were month to month tenants, correct?  Yes, technically if they …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 8 years ago

How much notice do I have to give my tenants-at-will if I am not going to provide them heat anymore?

If you have been supplying heat you cannot just stop supplying  it.  At least …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 8 years ago

If I sign a lease and send it back to my landlord for their signature, how long do they have to sign and return it to me?

The lease is a contract between landlord and tenant.  Acceptance of a contract occurs …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 8 years ago

If I am a tenant, under what circumstances can I leave without giving a notice and still get my deposit back?

If there is no written lease, then you should be a month-to-month tenant on …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 8 years ago

Can a landlord have a lease signed with you and then turn around and say that he doesn't want to rent to you?

No, it is not legal.  If you have a valid lease agreement that has …

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney answered 8 years ago