If the tenant that has no lease receives a 30 day notice of termination and does not move, what recourse does the landlord have?
You will need to review your state’s landlord tenant law. Several things to be aware of:30 days notice may or may not be enough. That will be governed by your state law. Also when it is given matters, some states are from a start of the monthly rental period, usually the 1st, others are any old 30 days, others require longer or shorter notices.HOW you gave the notice will matter. Verbal can’t be proven, so your safest is to mail it twice: once normal, once certified return receipt. Then, you have proof of giving notice even if they don’t bother to sign for the letter, that isn’t your problem.eviction/forcible entry and detainer filing is your next step. If you are reasonably capable to read and understand things, this can be done by yourself, or you can hire an attorney.If you are being harmed financially by this, for example you have another tenant who is supposed to move in, or you yourself planned to move in, and now have to pay for other accommodations, you could sue them for a lot more than just rent, potentially. The threat of that will often get a tenant out.
How much notice do I need to give my tenant of a rent increase? Can I do it at the renewal of the lease?
Dear “Anonymous:” (why are you hiding behind anonymity for this basic question? It's a little shady, to be honest…)You're asking the wrong question. Ask “If I were a Tenant and my Landlord was planning to raise the rent on me, how much advance notice would I appreciate having?” Probably, as much as possible. As a practical matter, this ends up being 75–90 days.This way, the Tenant has enough time to find a new place if they decide the increase is not worth it. More time also affords you a better chance to find a suitable new Tenant, if need be.The best Landlord practices are always those that treat the Tenant with respect and deference. Stuffing your Tenant with a [possibly outrageous] rent increase that they don't even find out about until 2 or 3 days before their Lease expires is bad faith.
If landlord discloses (with some urging) by phone that a non-renewal of lease occurred because of "a neighbor complaint", is this fair or ethical to the tenant? The complaint was not previously shared with the tenant.
Is it fair? Maybe. Is it ethical? Yes.It’s certainly the right of the landlord not to renew a tenant’s lease for any reason. Or for no reason. A landlord doesn’t have to explain why the lease isn’t being renewed. Just as a tenant can move away once a lease expires without providing any explanation to the landlord.It doesn’t matter whether the information is revealed with or without urging.It doesn’t matter whether the information is revealed by phone, by letter, by fax, or by carrier pigeon.And there’s no obligation whatsoever that the landlord share a private communication from another tenant to him with you.I can understand your surprise if you weren’t aware of the other tenant’s complaint or, more broadly, with that tenant’s unhappiness with you or your behavior. But perhaps (since we’re only getting one side of the story here) the tenant did complain to you. Perhaps, further, the tenant’s complaint was legitimate. We don’t know.But that doesn’t alter the situation. The landlord—as a practical matter—might have chosen to share the complain with you. But that was his sole decision. He wasn’t required to and, frankly, no expectation that he would.Again, as a practical matter, landlords usually want to retain rent-paying tenants who don’t cause problems. Maybe that wasn’t the landlord’s perception of you.In any case, though, the landlord was within his rights not to renew your lease. Further, the landlord was within his rights not to initially explain the reason for the non-renewal.
Renting in New York City: How many weeks of notice prior to the expiry of a lease is a landlord required to give a tenant that they do not intend to offer a renewal of the lease agreement, if any?
If the lease is not subject to rent regulation, there is no requirement for a landlord to offer a renewal lease or inform the tenant that a renewal will or will not not be offered. If the lease is subject to rent regulation, a renewal must be offered. The renewal offer must be delivered to the tenant not more than 150 days and not less than 90 days prior to lease expiration.
How can a tenant in Ontario get out of a lease, by legal means, before the lease is set to expire?
You and your landlord can agree to an early termination.You can find someone willing to take over your lease (an assignment).You can apply to the Landlord and Tenant Board for an early termination if you have the grounds (i.e. landlord neglect) to support such an application.You can find someone to sublet from you for the remainder of your lease term (this does not technically get you out of your lease since you are still obligated if your sub-tenant breaches the lease).
If you invest in farmland and lease it out to a tenant, how do you preserve the long term viability of the land (e.g. encourage soil conservation)?
This is not a question that concerns most investors. (Investors make up a very small minority of farmland purchasers, most of which is purchased by farmers actively involved in the business.) There really isn't the trade off between damage to the soil and increased short term yield that your question seems to imagine. It really isn't very hard to keep farmland productive, even with intensive use of synthetic fertilizers and other chemical inputs, and most of the ways of keeping it productive are the responsibility of the land owner, not the tenant farmer, anyway, such as providing adequate and environmentally sound drainage and planting windbreaks to prevent soil erosion. While a farmer living and working her own soil may have more interest in keeping it biologically healthy through the use of many useful agro-ecological practices, the worst a tenant farmer can usually do is reduce the biological activity of the soil and surrounding natural environment through application of too many chemicals in order to reduce production risks in a given season. This doesn't really affect the productivity of the land very much since the chemical inputs are used as replacements for biological activity in the soil to assist crop production, not as complements to it, and farmland is valued for its space and location, not for the level of biological activity in the soil. If, at some time in the future, another farmer wants to use agroecological production methods on the land, it might take a couple of years and the expense of trucked in manure and other soil enhancements to replace the biological activity killed off by overuse of chemicals, but that is the only real cost likely to be faced by owners of farmland, and it isn't a significant issue for investors. Finally, lease provision governing the kinds of things that tenants may apply to soil and do on the the land are typical in farmland leases.