Can a Landlord Keep Your Security Deposit for Breaking Your Lease?

Even if you think you know everything there is to know about your security deposit, one situation may come with new questions: breaking a lease early. If you break your lease, do you lose your deposit? Can a landlord keep your deposit for breaking the lease if they make your unit uninhabitable? Here’s what every renter needs to know. Can a landlord keep your security deposit for breaking the lease? Security deposits are a constant when it comes to renting. Typically equal to one or even two month’s rent, the security deposit…

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Is It Illegal for a Landlord To Not Provide Heat?

When you live in a northern state that has chilly autumns, freezing winters, and cool springs, you rely on proper heating to keep you warm. Even if you don’t live in a state with these seasonal changes, reliable heating can be a key to keeping your home comfortable. The laws determining if your landlord has to provide heating in a rental property can vary from state to state and even city to city. For example, San Francisco requires a landlord to provide heat that can maintain at least 70 degree Fahrenheit in “habitable…

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