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What grounds may a landlord use to serve a tenant a notice of termination?
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"A landlord may serve on a tenant a notice-to-quit for any of the following grounds: Read More
What tenancies of premises are protected under the Rent Increases (Domestic Premises) Control Act 1978?
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"Any tenancy of residential premise which has an annual rental value (ARV) in the current Valuation List of $27,000 or less. Read More
What is the purpose of the Rent Increases (Domestic Premise) Control Act 1978?
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"To provide tenants with security of tenure and to regulate increases in rent. The Act requires a landlord to show that he has a lawful ground for terminating a tenancy and to prove in a court, if necessary, the 'just cause' for serving a t... Read More
Where is the Rent Commission located/contact information?
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Rent Commission is located:Address:Rent CommissionD. Rego Building, 3rd Floor75 Reid StreetHamilton HM 12Telephone: 441-297-7700 or 297-7701Fax: 441-297-7640Website:www.rentcommission.gov.bm Read More
What is the Rent Commission responsible for?
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What services does the Rent Commission offer?
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"The Rent Commission provides the following services: Read More
How do I contact the Department of the Rent Commissioner?
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Address: D. Rego Bldg., 3rd Floor 75 Reid Street Hamilton HM 12 BermudaTelephone: 441.297.7700 441.297.7701Fax: 441.297-7640 Read More
What can a tenant do if he has paid an unlawful rent?
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If a landlord has charged a tenant a rent which is in excess of the maximum chargeable rent under the Act, the tenant may recover from the landlord the excess so charged in accordance with the provisions of the Section 28 of the Rent Increases (Domes... Read More
Can a landlord charge a deposit for a rental premises?
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Yes! A landlord can demand that a tenant pay a deposit for a rental premise. However, the deposit should not exceed a fortnight's (two weeks) rent or $100.00 whichever is the greater. Read More
What can a landlord or tenant do if not happy with the rent increase assessed by the Rent Commissioner?
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"If a landlord or tenant is unhappy with the rent increase assessed for a rental premise, either party may lodge an application to have the terms of the initial rent increase certificate reviewed by the Rent Commissioner.  In such a case, the Co... Read More
Is a tenancy of a condominium or townhouse subject to rent control?
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"Yes!  A tenancy of a condominium or townhouse or any other residential premise is subject to the Rent Increases (Domestic Premises) Control Act 1978, if the whole of such premise is the subject of a single tenancy and the ARV of the premise in ... Read More
Does a landlord have to show a prospective tenant proof of the last chargeable rent for a premise?
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"Yes!  When a landlord has a prospective tenant, he must inform the tenant in writing of the rent charged to the last tenant, or if an increase has taken place in accordance with the provisions of the Act, the landlord must show the prospective ... Read More
Can a prospective tenant agree to a rent increase?
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No. A prospective tenant cannot agree to a rent increase. If a landlord wishes to charge a new tenant rent exceeding the maximum chargeable rent under the Act, the landlord must first lodge an application with the Rent Commissioner for his approval t... Read More