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Erin Eberlin

Landlord's 31 Rules Are a Deal Breaker

By January 10, 2013

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Laura Evelyn, a prospective renter in London, England was more than a little shocked by the list of rules the would-be landlord presented to her when she went for a property viewing. The landlord had a list of 31 rules all tenants must abide by.

While some rules were understandable, such as having to give 30-day notice before move-out, others were not. Among the more absurd rules- showers could not be longer than 15 minutes between the hours of 6 and 10 A.M. and 7 and 11 P.M and cooking could take no longer than 30 minutes. Needless to say, Evelyn did not rent the room.

Landlords do have a right to set rules for tenants in their property. However, these rules must comply with local landlord-tenant laws and must not violate the rights of the tenant in the process. Whether or not it broke any rules, monitoring the length of a tenant's shower seems a bit excessive and not something most people would want to be bound by.

Suggested Reading:
Landlord Obligations Under Landlord-Tenant Law
Tenant Obligations Under Landlord-Tenant Law
5 Ways to Get a Tenant to Renew Their Lease
10 Amenities Tenants Look for in a Property
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