I've been living in my rent controlled apartment in San Francisco for about 10 months, and would like to be added to the lease (currently, only one of the three of us is on the lease, and she may be moving out soon). Is there anything I need to know before asking the company we rent from whether I can be added? My fear is that they'd use this as an excuse to void the old lease and increase the rent more than what would be normally allowed under rent control. Are my fears justified?
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable
on Feb 2, 2013 -
Job opportunity has quickly come up in new city, but nothing settled. Would have to be there October 1 though, what do I tell landlord? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 24, 2012 -
Chicago Area Filter: International co-op student trying to find a 6-month housing lease near Argonne National Laboratory
on the outskirts of Chicago. What areas around there should I search? Are there any I should avoid in my search? [more inside]
posted by TimeStove
on Aug 13, 2012 -
My friend is moving from out of state, and she had us go look at an apartment for her. We didn't like it very much, but the neighborhood is not bad and we walked around the block looking for 'for rent' signs.
While out walking, we saw a mailman, so went up to ask him if he knew of any good places to rent. He immediately told us about this couple in a flat who have a floor to rent by word of mouth. He said they are nice people and have been living there for a long time.
The mailman introduced us, and we checked the place out and recommended it to our friend.
The friend called and the owners don't do written leases. While she'd really likes the sound of the place, she's uncomfortable about living in a place with a verbal lease and is worried she could lose her deposit (they want one month's rent).
Is this normal? Do people often ask for verbal leases? Should she run away?
posted by bleary
on Jul 20, 2012 -
Should I avoid signing a year-long lease for a room in a group house or shared apartment? Is it reasonable to hold out for month-to-month rent, or will I end up with slim pickings? (I am looking in the DC area) [more inside]
posted by catquas
on Oct 10, 2010 -
What can I do before the fact
to prevent or discourage my shady landlord from failing to refund all or part of my security deposit when my lease term is up? [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on Jul 14, 2010 -
We're interested in renting a small house in CA as our primary residence. We're suspicious that the owners/agents are just trying to wait out the market before selling. Is there any meaningful protection that guarantees
a minimum stay in the property that can be put into a rental contract/lease, irrespective of whether the owners receive an offer on the house?
posted by lalochezia
on Apr 19, 2010 -
One of my roommates is in the military, he just got noticed that he is going to be redeployed in May/June. Our other roommate recently moved out and we are subletting her room for her. The lease doesn't technically end until October 2010, but I would prefer to go earlier. Can I somehow piggy back on my roommates rights to break the lease as of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)? [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Feb 1, 2010 -
I'm in the hunt for some new roommates in this house, and I'd like suggestions on how best to divvy up rent based on bedroom size and amenities. Also, how should I go about listing the rooms for rent here in central Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Jan 15, 2010 -
My landlords want to kick me out and move into my apartment. They gave me the 60 days notice, but I have some questions about the validity of their notice. [more inside]
posted by krunk
on Jun 16, 2009 -
I'm a guy in my mid-20s living in a bachelor pad with two other similarly-aged guys. The two roommates have had a huge falling out (over a girl, naturally) on month two of a twelve-month lease, and after days of constantly talking about it, it seems like the only solution is for one of them to move out. The only thing that we've agreed on is that I'm not going anywhere.
So now what? We're all on the lease, and I want to make sure that nobody gets burnt any worse than has already happened. [more inside]
posted by adamk
on Aug 6, 2008 -
I am moving to a new apartment in Washington DC, and in reading over the lease there are a couple things I am not so sure about... Can you please take a look at the clauses and tell me if they seem reasonable? [more inside]
posted by allen8219
on May 19, 2008 -
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]
posted by aladfar
on Apr 1, 2008 -
What, if any, are the effects of express warranties by landlord and landlord's agents under New Jersey landlord tenant law? [more inside]
posted by bunnycup
on Dec 14, 2007 -
Ontario tenant filter: We are renting without a lease on a month-to-month basis: one of our roomies is really losing the plot and is about to be delinquent on paying rent for the 2nd month in a row. Are we going to go down with him? (the LL left a message last time saying 'Id like to remind you guys that the apartment is being rented for $900, not the $300 you individually pay'. But my dad seems to think that we are under "rooming house" rules where the LL is accepting rent from us individually and as long as I pay my $300 I dont have to worry. The only thing is that I cant find any info on what happens when you dont have a lease on the ORHT website.
posted by dino terror
on Jul 26, 2006 -
6 weeks ago we gave 60 days notice we were moving out by July 1, and just got a letter yesterday from the property mgmt that the notice is not valid. We're now responsible for rent here until April 2006. I'm supposed to move across the country next week...... [more inside]
posted by sinical
on Jun 11, 2005 -
I am going to sublet my apartment for the last three months of my lease. I saw the question and comments here
, but have a slightly different set of concerns about how to do this [more inside]. [more inside]
posted by picklebird
on Mar 23, 2005 -
I don't understand leasing and renting in Toronto [great deals and spectacular lake-front views inside]. [more inside]
posted by Capn
on Feb 7, 2005 -