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is it legal old tenant talk to new tenant to let in the property without owner permission

after the lease was over, old tenants talked to the new tenants to enter into the property to do paint repairs, trying to take back deducted money from deposit.
  • October 14 2013 - US
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So, after the old tenant move out, he went back and asked the new tenant to enter and do paint repairs?  The new tenant can let anybody in he wants to let in. 
  • October 15 2013
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There is nothing which will prevent the old tenants from sharing their experiences with a new tenant.  It's a freedom of speech issue and certainly not illegal.

The problem arose because you allowed the new tenant to enter while the old tenant was still there.  If you had accompanied the new tenants this would have been avoided.
  • October 15 2013
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This sounds like you are the landlord, and your tenants renting
agreement overlapped somehow and the walk through hasn't
happened yet and neither has the last months rent (get it back or loose it)
thing and the house is empty.
If the rent agreement isn't up yet and both parties are in the process of making the house ready, I really don't see the problem with one tenant helping the other and it sounds like you just are looking for a reason to
not give the old tenants money back to them.

At the end of the month if you are presented with a fresh painted and clean
property with no damage then you haven't a reason not to give the old tenant their full deposit back.

I would be wrong not to.
-Joseph-
  • October 15 2013
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The condition of the rental after move out is between the old tenant and the landlord, and should be determined during a walk through on move out.    If you are the new tenant, please call the landlord and ask her to take care of the situation.   If you are the new tenant, you have no obligation to let the old tenant into your home.



  • October 14 2013
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