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  • Co-Tenant Problems
    Co-Tenant Problems

    Question: I rent a house in Rhode Island and I let a friend stay for a little over a month. She steals and trashes the place. She's not on the lease and doesn't get mail there. How do I get her out ...

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  • Can I Terminate a Lease Because the Landlord Failed to Provide Running Water on Several Occasions for as Long as 48 Hrs?
    Can I Terminate a Lease Because the Landlord Failed to Provide Running Water on Several Occasions for as Long as 48 Hrs?

    In Rhode Island you should start with a call to the Building Inspector for your community. They will immediately investigate and issue a citation to the Landlord. Once the Landlord has been cited, ...

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  • Bad Neighbor in a Rental Situation - What to Do?
    Bad Neighbor in a Rental Situation - What to Do?

    My neighbor has come on my deck and looked in my condo and has a high powered camera and takes pics towards my condo. This makes my wife and daughter very scared of her and I need to move. Looking for ...

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  • I Am Not Sure Exactly What I Can Deduct from the Security Deposit in the State of RI. I Know I Have 20 Days, Which Began Feb 1.
    I Am Not Sure Exactly What I Can Deduct from the Security Deposit in the State of RI. I Know I Have 20 Days, Which Began Feb 1.

    Document all the repairs thoroughly, obtain an independent estimate and take pictures. Deduct all of the costs of the actual repairs and refund the tenant the balance. Items that do not fall under ...

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  • Non Payment of Late Fees for Overdue Rent in RI
    Non Payment of Late Fees for Overdue Rent in RI

    It depends on your lease agreement. Ordinarily, a landlord will not evict for late fees. However, late fees should not accrue based on late fees. A late fee should only be assessed when the rent is ...

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  • I Was Given a 5 Day Demand Letter for Eviction?
    I Was Given a 5 Day Demand Letter for Eviction?

    Generally 5 days is 5 days from the date on the letter. The letter cannot be sent before the 16th day of the month or it is legally defective. Lastly, if this is your first 5 day letter, you have the ...

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