Doing laundry sucks. Doing laundry in an apartment, with two elderly machines that are always either broken or in use sucks more. Anyone have any laundry hacks? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint
on Aug 7, 2006 -
My new landlord company is trying to get me to pay for carpet cleaning when my lease clearly states that it is included in the "Restoration Fee". Can they do this?
posted by amicamentis
on Aug 5, 2006 -
Jimmy (my friend/roommate/landlord) and I both like to have a sparkling clean apartment. He thinks it's lazy and morally objectionable to hire a maid. I think my free time is valuable so I don't want to spend it cleaning bathrooms.
Since cost isn't a concern, how do I convince my roommate that we should just leave the cleaning to the professionals and hire a maid? [more inside]
posted by santry
on Aug 5, 2006 -
My new apartment has a balcony with some pretty strange dimensions. It's only 3 and a half feet deep (wall to railing) but it's over 25 feet long.
I'm really not using the space, I'd like to come up with some cool uses for it.
The best idea I have so far is a hammock (there's a pretty solid wooden awning above that I could anchor it to) but I'd almost be afraid of toppling out over the (3 foot high) rails if I rolled over.
How can I make this a space that me and my guests will want to use?
posted by shanevsevil
on Jul 4, 2006 -
Recently I applied for an apartment and put down a $600 deposit. I was told $450 of the deposit was refundable. I didn't take the apartment, and they took all my money. [more inside]
posted by MonkNoiz
on Jun 16, 2006 -
Oregon Landlord/Tenant LawFilter Help: I moved out of an apartment three months ago. I received a collection notice a few weeks ago, billing for replacement carpet. Help! [more inside]
posted by SpecialK
on Jun 8, 2006 -
A new management company has taken over my apartment building, and my lease is up. Should I stay where I am, or should I start looking for a new apartment? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan
on May 23, 2006 -
I believe that another tenant has place an air "freshener" in the hallway out side of our apartments in violation of their lease. I want it removed. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Fat Guy
on May 21, 2006 -
I need to find an apartment in LA, where I am moving for a new job in Burbank. I know nothing about LA. Do you have any advice on neighborhoods? Buildings? Rental companies? Apartment brokers or services? [more inside]
posted by Mid
on May 17, 2006 -
Questions about grad school housing: 1. Anybody know a good site to find apartments on? I'm moving to Mt. Pleasant, MI in August and need a place for me to live that takes cats. I tried rent.com but its not helping much.
2. Are there any sites that help match you up with roommates?
3. Living with your classmates? High compatibility or just plain dumb (I'll be in a class of 7) [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on May 16, 2006 -
I have to move by July 30th, and I've started looking for a place. I would prefer a private landlord vs. a managed complex. In my searching, an apartment locator service has come up, and I'm wondering if I should use them. [more inside]
posted by golden_lady
on May 16, 2006 -
I want a large stencil-like image on my bedroom wall and door. How do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by Skyanth
on May 3, 2006 -
Where should a group of Southern California-native 20somethings live in the Washington DC area? [more inside]
posted by ThFullEffect
on Apr 27, 2006 -
I love my new 5.1 computer speakers, but my downstairs neighbors don't, which has let to occasionally angry banging coming from downstairs. It's not like I'm blasting sci-fi movies at 2 in the morning, but is there anything I can do with the subwoofer to minimize the impact to them but not emasculate the boom-boominess of my Quake 4 too much.
Difficulty: no "turn down your subwoofer". It's already down.
posted by softlord
on Apr 10, 2006 -
How should we modify housetraining if we live in an apartment building? [more inside]
posted by gavia
on Apr 7, 2006 -
What reasonable, legal reason could my new neighbor have for having 30+ visitors (one at a time) over the course of five hours every day? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan
on Apr 5, 2006 -
I'm about to sign a lease for a new loft that's currently under construction. They have set a move in date for the new place: August 1st. My current end-of-lease and move-out date is July 31st - what if the new place isn't finished? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Apr 4, 2006 -
What will it take for my friend to find an apartment now that he's been evicted? [more inside]
posted by hamster
on Mar 21, 2006 -
I'm a midwesterner looking to move to Boston in August. How should I search for an apartment? [more inside]
posted by brett
on Mar 15, 2006 -
ApartmentLeaseFilter: I live in one of several complexes operated by one company. We're moving out because of lack of the incompetence of said company, help me out of the last month of rent, either by being a pain-in-the-ass, or legally. [more inside]
posted by hatsix
on Mar 14, 2006 -
I'm desperate to find a furnished, safe and clean apartment to rent for the month of april in los angeles, as close to silverlake as possible for my parents.
April is my kid's 1st birthday and grandma and grandpa want to come down from Canada and celebrate. Hotels are too expensive, my place is too small.
where do I look for short-term apartment rentals in LA?
posted by ronenosity
on Mar 5, 2006 -
The apartment upstairs had a water leak (so they say) yesterday in the middle of the night, and by the time I got up and noticed it, there was about a foot of water over everything in the kitchen and living room. We called the landlord company and they sucked out most of the water. Who's responsible for damages for damaged electronics (laptop), food, and other problems (bumpy tiled kitchen floor or stained carpets)? We rent.
posted by lpctstr;
on Mar 5, 2006 -
Is there any aesthetically pleasing way to arrange two computers (and desks, office chairs), a TV (and table), and a big comfy couch in a single room. I'm always embarrassed at the ugliness of my functional apartment when people come over. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Feb 12, 2006 -
ParisFi: Looking for an apartment finder service to find me a high-end place in central Paris this spring (2 weeks). Its a gift for elderly relatives and I don't have time or expertise enough to do it myself and its got to be a special place. [more inside]
posted by johoney
on Feb 9, 2006 -
What should be done about those horrible people that occasionally steal your assigned parking space in apartments? [more inside]
posted by Phynix
on Feb 8, 2006 -
ApartmentFilter: Is it financially safe to not clean up impeccably when moving out of an apartment, or will a landlord normally go after you for money over and above the security deposit, if they think enough work was involved? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin-
on Jan 26, 2006 -
I have a large mirror that my former roommates acquired via dumpster diving
. It measures 48" x 36". It has 4 small holes, one drilled in each corner, 5" diagonally from the corners and 3.5" from the sides. It's unframed and quite heavy. How can I hang it without using glue or mastic? [more inside]
posted by Famous
on Jan 17, 2006 -
I want to visit NYC for a month in April/May.
Any tips for short term rentals? One bed or studio apartment. I hope to be working in the Tribeca area. I live in Australia so pls assume that I know nothing about the rental process and need to start from scratch!
posted by sconbie
on Jan 16, 2006 -