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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

Yes, absolutely! You are obligated to pay your rent, and you haven't done so yet. Since this was your landlord's issue and not your own, if your bank charges you a stop payment fee, it would be ...
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

Your obligation wasn't to write a check...it was to pay your landlord. And you haven't actually paid until money has gone from you to the landlord. So you're still obligated to pay. (You might not ...
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

Yes, you are still obligated to pay the rent. I don't know Canadian law, but in the US, your obligation to pay a debt is generally relieved when control of the money passes to the other person. In a ...
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

The Régie du Logement is the government agency responsible for setting regulations regarding leases in Québec. They are very clear that paying the rent in full is your #1 obligation as a tenant. When ...
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Is it standard practise for rent to increase in line with the RPI?

Some landlords do this and others don't. You could always try pushing back but don't necessarily expect to get anywhere; if I were you I would focus on removing the 3% collar because the RPI and CPI ...
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guarantor's responsibility if lease is completed, but tenants refuse to leave

We cosigned for the lease duration, not indefinitely. You cosigned the contract, and you're on the hook for the duration of the contract. The contract is in force for as long as the property is held ...
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Is an inspection contingency with "no money back" wasted verbiage?

You've essentially made an "as-is" condition. You're letting it be known that you're inflexible on that item; they shouldn't bother trying to negotiate money back at closing or repairs prior to ...
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Is an inspection contingency with "no money back" wasted verbiage?

I think your broker is correct. Item 2 is to clarify expectations and prevent any perception that discounts or repairs are being offered. It does not say that the buyer forfeits the earnest money just ...
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

You voided the check, so now you still need to pay the rent. This is an area of law called "Mitigation of damages" -- everyone has a duty to prevent loss. Mainly, this shows up when you break a ...
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Is it practical to take actual delivery on a futures contract, and what is the process?

Here's a good link that can answer your question: How to take delivery of a futures contract The relevant part states: Prior to delivery day, they inform customers who have open long positions ...
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Sell a domain name with equity contracts?

Is it an unattractive offer many buyers would shy away from? Buyer who have specific plan may skip getting into such deals as this would be an hindrance to resell the business. Others who are not ...
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Is it practical to take actual delivery on a futures contract, and what is the process?

Not all futures contracts are deliverable. Some futures are specified as cash settlement only. In the case of deliverable contracts, part of the specification of a futures contract will be the ...
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Estate agent wants to charge a large amount to change the contract

You can complain to the property ombudsman, but before they can look at your complaint, you must complain directly to the Agent and complete their in-house complaints procedure https://www.tpos.co.uk/...
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How are option contracts enforced?

By their agreements with the central counterparty - in the US, the exchange or the Options Clearing Corporation, which interposes itself between the counterparties of each trade and guarantees that ...
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

You put a stop payment on the check. At your landlords request true, but that is really irrelevant. You have made that payment null and void. You haven't paid your rent. If the money had already ...
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Is an inspection contingency with "no money back" wasted verbiage?

(Disclaimer: I work for a company that does housing contract negotiations daily, but IANAL.) Are we basically writing a contract with no teeth in regard to the inspection - no money back clause? ...
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guarantor's responsibility if lease is completed, but tenants refuse to leave

The end of the lease is always a confusing time. In some cases the lease automatically extends for another year, unless either party files notice to not renew. In other cases the lease converts to ...
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Does a home buyer have any protection against the seller breaking the contract?

The contract should address this issue. It will specify the types of remedies and damages that would result if either side tries to back out of the deal. There can be monetary penalties, and the ...
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How to respond to a customer's demand for payment extension?

In the event that payment is not made by the due date on the invoice then the transaction is essentially null and void and you can sell the work to another client. For your particular situation I ...
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Rent cheque was stolen from landlord - am I obligated to pay again?

Of course you are, since the rent cheque wasn't cashed. (Even if it was cashed by the thief, you still might owe him rent, but in that case I'd talk to a lawyer.) What you can/should do is tell the ...
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Germany - Tax implications for a full-time contract in the same year of a HiWi contract

It is actually more funny. 1: you likely get money back. See, the withhold ASSUMES the same income every month, but your HIWI income is lower. So, you acutally more likely OVERPAY than underpay. IF ...
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What kind of professional should I speak to regarding protecting a house from auto defacto?

You should talk with an attorney specializing in family law. The "defacto" status you are concerned about, where it exists, is called common law marriage. Protecting assets in the event of ...
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Should a freelance programmer charge me for hours spent where a computer was running a script?

Would you have been happy had, say, the developer gone to bed or gone to a movie while the script ran? Even if the script was generating errors or causing the CPU on some machine to spike or causing ...
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Can I get sued by a company after winning a chargeback?

They can't sue you because of the arbitration clause. But they can demand to bring the case to an arbitration tribunal. Because in their opinion, they fulfilled their side of the contract but you didn'...
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Clarifying a phrase on a rent agreement

Prorated generally means a proportional amount based on the number of days. Considering a 30 day month. If tenant moves in on the 14th, tenant will reside there for 17 days. 17 divided by 30 is 56%....
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Credibly Commit to Charity Matching?

In the United States you can't setup your own charity matching site unless you are willing to go though state and federal regulations. If you aren't a charity then peoples donations to your site would ...
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Should a freelance programmer charge me for hours spent where a computer was running a script?

I work for a consulting company where this comes up fairly regularly. The litmus test for us is this: Could the individual running the script reasonably go work on something else while the script runs&...
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guarantor's responsibility if lease is completed, but tenants refuse to leave

If push comes to shove, you should be able to go to court right now, and file suit to be released from guarantor duties and/or evict your son. That would only be your casus belli of course; the true ...
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Why is a month to month fee listed on my 12-month apartment lease?

You don't say where you are located, but in MN where I'm at, the boiler plate rental agreement that a lot of people use or use a modified version of, contains language that makes the lease turn into a ...
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I need help understanding what 'net of required taxes' means

net of all required federal and state withholding taxes Means "what's left after federal and state taxes have been withheld".
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