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Masterlock? Maybe just journeymanlock.

We live in a two-story duplex in Portland, OR. It's a converted single family home with an interior stairway connecting the two units. There's a door at the bottom of the stairway which sort of locks but not really. How do we deal with this? Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by zrail on Jun 21, 2012 - 10 answers

How stupid is it to consider an apartment above a pizza shop

Tomorrow I'm looking at an apartment that it turns out is located above a pizza shop. Given that this is usually a bad idea, how - if at all - can I try to predict whether it might be an exception to that rule? [more inside]
posted by Tomorrowful on Jun 10, 2012 - 28 answers

Cleaning Schedule that Works?

I live with two roommates and need to provide a new cleaning schedule. The once a week, one person does everything, seemed ok until someone started missing weeks. [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on May 31, 2012 - 13 answers

I'm thinking of a number....

Yet another Episode of "Help Me Remember This Book: Science Fiction Edition." [more inside]
posted by Gygesringtone on May 22, 2012 - 2 answers

We can't take it with us.

Please teach me Apartment Showing 101 so that I can end my lease and move far, far away. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on May 7, 2012 - 13 answers

Should I sign a new lease or go month-to-month?

What are the benefits of renewing a lease versus going month-to-month? Location: Toronto. [more inside]
posted by 1UP on Apr 4, 2012 - 10 answers

Toronto Art Director seeks job in NYC: What are the costs?

How hard will it be for me to find work in New York City in an Art Direction role with a boutique design firm or major news-media organization? (Looking for a fresh 2012 / Canadian to NYC / Design approach, if possible) [more inside]
posted by mistertoronto on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Stalking The Elusive Apartment

So, I came out as transgendered about a year ago, and I'm finally financially secure enough to move out of my urban rednecky neighborhood. This, of course, leaves me with a few questions. [more inside]
posted by Toby Dammit X on Mar 4, 2012 - 16 answers

Why should my landlord be involved with me insuring my own stuff?

Can my landlord require that I add them to my renter's insurance when I renew my apartment lease? And is this normal? (Michigan, USA) [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Cooking with a friend while showing the apartment?

Would it be weird to be cooking dinner with a friend while showing an apartment? [more inside]
posted by aloiv2 on Feb 6, 2012 - 36 answers

how best to explain a felony conviction on a rental application.

how best to explain felony convictions on a rental application? [more inside]
posted by austere on Jan 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Find me a home (with space enough) where the buffalo roam!

Bronx? West side of Manhattan? My kingdom for enough space for a table to eat on and a dresser. Where should I live? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Jan 3, 2012 - 37 answers

Should I move into the apartment of my formerly noisy neghbour?

There are a lot of previous questions about neighbour relations in apartment buildings. I'm nevertheless going to ask another one. Please tell me about top floor living in a walk up building and whether it's worth it. [more inside]
posted by analog on Jan 1, 2012 - 25 answers

Help Me Find This Horror Movie

What is that 80s/90s horror movie involving someone terrorizing residents of a condo or apartment building by crawling within the walls? [more inside]
posted by dovesandstones on Dec 15, 2011 - 17 answers

My neighbor stinks - literally.

Bad smells filter through the heating system in my building, meaning that my apartment - and by extension, me - smell like these bad smells (cigarette smoke + other). Help us both to smell like something more pleasant? [more inside]
posted by AthenaPolias on Nov 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Do I have to allow my landlord to show the apartment to prospective buyers? My lease does not end until middle of next year.

Do I have to allow my landlord to show the apartment to prospective buyers? My lease does not end until middle of next year. Its a nuisance and very disruptive. What are the rules around this? I am obviously the tenant and the landlord is trying to sell the apartment. Do I have a choice?
posted by r2d2 on Nov 4, 2011 - 19 answers

who keeps the apartment after a break-up

A couple living together broke up. Who keeps the apartment? [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Nov 1, 2011 - 61 answers

Can my apartment complex restrict my acces to cable Internet?

Can my apartment keep me from receiving cable Internet from a 3rd party, if I don't order the apartment's basic cable plan? They shut off my Internet today, can they do this? Here's the deal - I moved in 2.5 months ago. the complex offers their own cable package through Time-Warner, for $45 dollars a month. I signed the paperwork to turn it down, but told them I planned on getting cable Internet. They never said I couldn't, or that it wasn't an option (there is only one cable company in the area, and DSL is available as an alternative). So the cable guy comes, hooks everything up, I have the Internet only for $29.95 a month, through Time-Warner, which i've been paying, to them. Sounds peachy, right? Not do much... [more inside]
posted by camdan on Oct 26, 2011 - 15 answers

Deliberately or otherwise, this person is lying about us

What do you do with a passive-aggressive, anonymous busybody neighbor? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Oct 20, 2011 - 40 answers

Help me convince my testy landlady to let me continue to keep bikes inside!

How can I convince my soon-to-be landlady that keeping bikes inside will not result in damage or a bike-house apocalypse? She's strongly insisting that bikes (currently inside) be moved outside, where they will almost certainly be stolen, and at least damaged by rain/weather. (Long - Lots of context/details about testy maintenance issues with previous leaseholder inside.) [more inside]
posted by foodmapper on Sep 20, 2011 - 26 answers

The quandry of a nosy neighbour.

We live in a large apartment building mainly occupied by retirees and young professionals. It's pretty quiet and there's not usually a lot of drama around here. A month or two ago, new young couple moved in on our floor. Coincidentally, also a month or two ago, we started hearing loud, angry arguments coming from one of the nearby apartments. The yelling makes me awfully uncomfortable and I feel like I should help somehow. Do I have any responsibilities as a neighbour apartment dweller to make sure everyone is all right down the hall? [more inside]
posted by unlapsing on Sep 17, 2011 - 22 answers

Jiminy cricket!

Jiminy cricket! - a friendly cricket is stuck inside an apartment and keeping me awake- how can I catch it? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Aug 24, 2011 - 7 answers

Los Angeles rental (mis)management

Inept Los Angeles apartment management accounting, part 2: they now claim the $26 we owe them is from January 2010. My new question is: is it even legit that they are making this claim after 1.5 years? Is there a time limit? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Aug 8, 2011 - 12 answers

Forearmed against the six-legged

We're moving in a couple weeks, and we just found out that bedbugs were spotted in our new apartment. NOOOO! What now? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 28, 2011 - 25 answers

Can my landlord act like my mother?

Can a landlord in California specify "no overnight guests" in a rental posting or in a rental agreement? [more inside]
posted by Dilemma on Jul 20, 2011 - 17 answers

Financial ruin thanks to (possibly dangerous) ex-roommate

Renter's nightmare in LA: My friend went on vacation to Europe. Her roommate cashed the rent check and skipped town, friend is now getting evicted. Btw, deadbeat roommate still has the keys, collects guns, and has accused friend of being "out to get him." Advice? [more inside]
posted by ®@ on Jul 16, 2011 - 16 answers

Dude, Where Should I Park My Car?

I rent an apartment and park my car right next to the leasing office due to my car being vandalized several times. There's a camera right in front of the office, so if it happens again, I hope to be able to know who's doing it. Someone who works for the apartment complex told me not to park there anymore because, supposedly, they need the spots open for people who are looking into leasing. [more inside]
posted by amiableamy on Jul 9, 2011 - 32 answers

Help us keep the neighbors happy!

My family (husband and 2 toddlers) lives in a town home and noise from our place is a constant concern of mine. We recently upgraded to a four bedroom that was occupied by a little old lady for quite a number of years. The ladies who live on either side of us seem to be very nice, but our second weekend into the new place we had one come over and ask us to quiet down. [more inside]
posted by Sweetmag on Jun 17, 2011 - 31 answers

Finding a summer sublet in Cairo

What's the easiest way for an American to find a cheap apartment in Cairo for the summer? [more inside]
posted by dzkalman on Jun 13, 2011 - 1 answer

What do I call this living space?

What type of apartment is this? Studio? Bachelor Suite? Loft? [more inside]
posted by lunaazul on May 23, 2011 - 20 answers

From Seriously Uncool to Subzero!

Help me find the best/most cost-effective way to cool my apartment this summer! Special snowflake apartment and clueless renter here!! [more inside]
posted by joydivasian on May 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Aside from mushrooms, are there any decorative houseplants I can grow in a dark and neglected apartment?

Does a dark and somewhat uninhabited apartment mean I can't have houseplants? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Apr 20, 2011 - 20 answers

How do I get a good apartment at the right time?

I'm in College Park, MD for graduate school. My lease ends in August, and I feel like it's time to start looking for a place. I want to stay within a few minutes of campus (lived in Hyattsville before, and really liked that) but also want to try to get a place between $500 to $700 before utilities and cable. I've mostly just known people for the past few places I've lived, so I'm looking for some advice on when to start seriously looking, where to look, and other advice. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Apr 19, 2011 - 6 answers

Bimonthly San Francisco apartment question: Student Edition

Please help a new grad move to San Francisco. I will probably arrive on June 1 and start working June 10, and I have $1500 for the whole move in process. Where do I stay while I'm apartment hunting? A hotel is very expensive and a hostel is pretty cramped. I could probably stay on a friend's couch but are there any other reasonable options for 1 month stays? [more inside]
posted by yaymukund on Apr 18, 2011 - 17 answers

I prefer to sleep unsquashed by bathtubs.

How worried should I be about the possibility of a bathtub killing me in my sleep? I wish I were joking. [more inside]
posted by prefpara on Apr 11, 2011 - 46 answers

Cheap ways to improve apartment living

What are some relatively inexpensive things I can order via Amazon Prime to improve the design/quality of life in a studio apartment? I'm a single dude and my place still feels as cold and faceless as a furnished room, but I don't have the cash or the vision to do a full-scale overhaul.
posted by nasreddin on Apr 9, 2011 - 60 answers

My cat is not a guard cat.

Where can we purchase a solid wood vintage door (circa 1920s) in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by pea_shoot on Apr 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Should I rent an apartment in a building that has been fumigated for bed bugs?

Should I rent an apartment in a building that was fumigated for bed bugs 6 months ago? (This is in NYC, of course.) [more inside]
posted by John Cohen on Mar 22, 2011 - 19 answers

Moving to San Francisco in June, how soon should we look for an apartment?

Moving to San Francisco for work in June, when should we look for an apartment? We can fly down for a weekend in April or May, or we can look once we get there and stay at a hotel/hostel in the meantime. What's going to be the best way to find a good place? We want to live in the city.
posted by chriswarren on Mar 14, 2011 - 9 answers

I want to see the inside of my childhood home. Is this possible, now that other people live there?

I want to see the inside of my childhood home. Is this possible, now that other people live there? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Mar 6, 2011 - 28 answers

planning for a pekingese!

Planning for a Pekingese! Future lion-dog owner seeks advice and information! :) [more inside]
posted by lovelygirl on Feb 16, 2011 - 9 answers

I just want to go to sleep, dammit!

How can I make the best out of an upcoming meeting between myself, my landlord, and my noisy downstairs neighbors? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Feb 4, 2011 - 41 answers

The amazing disappearing exercise equipment!

Is there such a thing as a foldable or compact squat rack/cage, and where can I find it? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Jan 24, 2011 - 9 answers

How to furnish a studio apartment so it's both functional and attractive

Should I choose form or function when furnishing my studio? [more inside]
posted by kim in chicago on Jan 22, 2011 - 36 answers

Can I live in a warehouse?

Can I rent and live in an abandoned warehouse or commercial building? [more inside]
posted by cellojoe on Jan 19, 2011 - 35 answers

There is also El Capitan and Sir Galahad

Is there some kind of zoning ordiance in Seattle that all apartment buildings with above a certain number of units must have a name? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Jan 12, 2011 - 18 answers

Where can we stay in Amsterdam?

Myself, my partner and a two of our friends have booked flights to Amsterdam for a week's break away and we need to find somewhere to stay. Ideally, we were thinking about an apartment so we can actually live there for a week rather than just stay; hotels and hostels are all well and good but it would be great to be able to cook and have a space to relax. [more inside]
posted by jhighmore on Jan 11, 2011 - 16 answers

How do I clean the white painted concrete floors in my apartment?

how on earth do I clean these crazy floors? The paint isn't sealed - it's floor paint - and the floor isn't totally even. [more inside]
posted by amycup on Dec 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Signing a Lease - is this normal?

I'm about to sign a lease, but am questioning some of the lease terms. Are these provisions normal? [more inside]
posted by seesom on Dec 4, 2010 - 21 answers

Who's paying for the heat?

Help me figure out whether the landlord is really paying for my heat. [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 6, 2010 - 12 answers

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