I'm subletting an apartment for the summer (June-August). Is it sketchy to be asked to give the original lessee three checks—two pre-dated for July 1st and August 1st respectively—at the signing? It seems slightly odd, but not necessarily sketchy. [more inside]
I'm trying to replace the shower head for the shower in my apartment. The old one will not come off. Help! [more inside]
My living room smells like a restaurant. It does not smell like food, but like the old, greasy, disgusting smell left on your clothes when you leave the restaurant if you work there. This is making my living room unbearable. What is this smell? [more inside]
Contractor telling me outrageous lies. In writing. What are they guilty of? Lots more inside. [more inside]
How come our apartment complex says they don't know when apartments will be available? [more inside]
What's a "bank inspection" and why are they doing it to my apartment? [more inside]
What is the strange smell emanating from certain areas of our apartment? It's very strong and sour, like boiled cabbage...and it's confined to the front hallway and the bathroom. [more inside]
Need advice from people in Melbourne, or familiar with it about where to live. [more inside]
ApartmentTechnologyFilter: What sorts of fun DIY technology projects can I use to improve the apartment-living experience for my roommates and I? [more inside]
Advise a San Francisco renter? I've about 6 weeks left on my current lease, and just had a new roommate move in. Rather than tack him on to the remaining time, my landlord would like to scrap the previous lease and have us sign on for a year. I've a feeling my roommate would prefer that as well. I, however, don't wish to be committed that long. [more inside]
Why did someone steal my socks? [more inside]
What's the most economical way to make your house/apartment smell good? [more inside]
How to simplify relocation - renting an apartment in another city [more inside]
How will I let the Comcast guys in with no buzzer and no cell phone reception? [more inside]
I am clueless about interior design. I see lots of things I like-- but I have no idea how to get my apartment from here to there. It may require renovation. I definitely need artwork. And shelves. Lots of shelves. So, I'm wondering how much would a consultation with an interior designer cost in Manhattan and does anyone have any recommendations and how do I choose one?
I'm a Yank who'll be working in London for ten weeks this summer. My budget is really limited, and, with the dollar falling, it shrinks a bit more every day. Right now I could just use some general advice on living cheaply. [more inside]
Is my central heating system killing me slowly? [more inside]
Looking for advice in negotiating with a NYC apartment broker. I know they're all "scumbags" etc, but I find myself in the position of working with a broker and an apartment I want to go for. [more inside]
I am applying to rent an apartment with an association that is doing extensive background checks. How seriously will they take my misdemeanor? [more inside]
I'm moving to a new place and need to know what kinds of simple items I can use to furnish my place and keep it looking neat [more inside]
A friend of mine is soon to start his dream job working for the metro system in Monterey, but is having trouble finding an apartment. He's tried craigslist and the various national apartment finder sites, to no avail. What other resources can you recommend for leads? He'll need a place that allows cats and that is close to the metro lines, but other than that, he's open to pretty much anything.
What are the consequences of breaking an apartment lease in Washington, DC? And is it a dumb idea to enter into a year lease agreement knowing you'll probably have to back out in 6 months? [more inside]
Where in Boston should we live? Why? [more inside]
How can I maximize the awesomeness of having my own place? [more inside]
Ay! Help! Does a lease automatically renew if you can't prove you mailed the non-renewal? My landlord is now acting like they didn't recieve my non-renewal. I have already moved out (today) and it would make NO sense for me to move back in for the month. Is there anything I can do to avoid owing the rent for the month? [more inside]
What are some good roommate matching services? [more inside]
Apartment shopping: Is it acceptable to contact the current resident of an apartment unit we're moving into? [more inside]
I have a silly problem. I have lost quite a few things in my apartment, and need help getting them back. [more inside]
Where can I find furniture for a particularly small space? [more inside]
MA filter: Must I have fuse box access if I rent an apartment? [more inside]
I own a coop apartment in New Jersey. They don't allow any subletting at all. Is there any way to get around that? Just doing it and hoping I get away with it isn't an option because I have nosy neighbors who would probably rat me out.
Help me find a room in Queens or Brooklyn.. [more inside]
Where can I find a list of apartments that accept convicted felons in Dallas, TX? APT locators have been no help.
Woo hoo! Just one month left in my bad apartment. Since management now knows I'm not re-signing my lease for a second year, my apt. will need to be shown (by brokers) to potential new tenants this month. Are the brokers required to make appointments with me, or can they show up whenever they want? If they knock without notice am I required to let them in? [more inside]
What set of power tools can I assemble that will allow me to build things out of wood and will store in a closet? [more inside]
I want to have a garage sale. I lack a garage (or yard). Is there anywhere I could go to set up shop?
I'm cleaning out my Columbia, SC apartment and have a lot of stuff I'd like to sell. Is there a way to do a (non-online) "garage sale" without having a yard or garage? Would it be worth it to rent a stall at a local flea market? [more inside]
I am looking for a good area of South Bend, Indiana to live. I am moving for a new job (which I got thanks to mefi help!!) and am looking for apartments. I do not know the area whatsoever. I have around $700 a month to spend and need it to house two people. Any thoughts on locations and what areas to avoid? I know I can browse online but do not even know what are the better (safer) areas...
What am I missing in my plan to take over the
world network at the apartment building I live in? [more inside]
I need help sorting out an issue involving my electric company, my electric bill, and the other apartments in our building. [more inside]
I need to write a friend a recommendation letter for a co-op where he is trying to buy an apartment here in NYC. I've never done this before. What kinds of things should I say in the letter besides the usual "I've known him for ten years and he's a stand up guy" sort of thing?
Apartment life. The smoker downstairs is making it very difficult for me to breathe! [more inside]
Send me on a tour of Brooklyn that will help me decide which part of it to live in. [more inside]
How much should I quote for a daily rate working freelance as a web content editor? [more inside]
What's the going rates for apartments in San Francisco? Is it as bad as it looks on craigslist? [more inside]
As a high school senior going to a Chicago-land school in fall 2008, what should I know to plan for my first apartment? [more inside]
Is our New York City landlord responsible for repairing our broken oven? [more inside]
I accepted a job in New York City that starts midsummer. I'm in school until the end of May. When do I start looking for a place to live? [more inside]