I need to know my options for getting out of a lease in California. We have lived in a rental home for 5+ years and just signed a one-year lease renewal in January that can be renewed every year, expecting to stay for several more years. Our landlord just announced that he is selling our place. We are trying to start a family and moving at the end of the year while I'm very pregnant or with a newborn is not an option. How can we get out of the lease? [more inside]
There are a couple issues with the apartment we are moving into today- what to do? [more inside]
I'm going through a breakup. My ex very suddenly served me a Notice To Quit today. I'm not sure what rights I have here. I'm also pretty destitute because of recent medical bills. Further details inside. [more inside]
The apartment is otherwise perfect in mostly every way. Is this kind of thing a reason not to take it? [more inside]
Real estate filter: Is it considered in any way derogatory or impolite to refer to non-prime commercial office space as "Class B" or "Class C"? [more inside]
We want out of our apartment. What is the best tactic to take? [more inside]
Washer broke and we think it's the motor. Landlord said it's old and it's on us to repair if we want but she wouldn't be surprised if the machine's time was just up and she wasn't going to replace it (nor ding us on our security deposit if we moved out and it was still broken). I don't agree that we should just deal with it. How would you, as a normal human who has rented places before, interpret the relevant section of the lease (inside) and take this up with her? [more inside]
Roommate is moving to Spain in 4 days. Has not found replacement. Please help. [more inside]
My wife and I are in a position to possibly buy the duplex we have rented for many years. Ownership would entail renting the other half of the building to a tenant. That half is currently unoccupied. We have never been homeowners or landlords before. Has anyone ever lived in the same building as their tenant? I can think of both perks and nightmares. Any considerations or advice to the reality of that scenario? You are not our lawyer, etc. Thanks.
My roommate gave me notice that she was moving out on May 1. Now she says she's staying until the end of her lease. But we don't have a lease! This is in NYC. [more inside]
What are the benefits of renewing a lease versus going month-to-month? Location: Toronto. [more inside]
Massachusetts rental filter: I signed a lease for a term of one year back in 2010. As stipulated in the lease, I informed my landlord in writing of my intention to stay for another year. That year would end in June 2012. Am I currently an "at will" tenant? I found another place that is more affordable and want to give 45 days notice to vacate, but I am unsure of where I stand. [more inside]
I own a rowhome and will be renting it out for the first time ever. I need advice so I am neither a slumlord nor a pushover setting herself up for lawsuits or squatters. I have not been a renter in about a decade so I'm a little stale on the whole process, plus I've never been a landlord before. More inside! [more inside]
If a tenant's safety is severely threatened, can they legally bypass the lease agreement and break the lease? [more inside]
I own a condo in northern Virginia that I have been renting out for a few years and I have an applicant to move in...from overseas. He is post-doc at a government agency that has a two year appointment. What kinds of information should I gather to screen him as a tenant? And how do I deal with the broken lease from the previous tenant? [more inside]
Texas Landlord Filter: How do I inform generally troublesome tenants that their lease will not be renewed without risking retaliation? [more inside]
I have my former roommate's security deposit. I don't know his new address. How do I get him the money slash how long do I have to keep trying to contact him before I'm allowed to give up and keep it for myself? [more inside]
What are some key items to look at when analyizing financials for a potential tenant in a commerical building? [more inside]
Landlord/tenant filter: Providing somewhat later than required notice that I'm moving out. How to approach & what should I/can I offer? [more inside]
My friend, renting a room in a house, has found that the people he was renting from didn't actually own the house. He came home to find an eviction notice on his door and the locks changed. The fake landlords have moved all of their stuff out, changed their phone number, and are gone without a trace. Now my friend can't get to his stuff. [more inside]
Can I somehow piggy back on my roommates rights to break the lease as of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)?
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]
I'd like to know how to deal with an unwanted "guest" living in an apartment that I'm paying rent for. [more inside]
Does my new landlord have to honor my old lease? [more inside]
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]
Can landlord take us to court to recoup rent when we're moving out at his request due to violating zoning laws?
Moving out of rental house because landlord's lease violates zoning laws, can he bring us to court to get rent? [more inside]
I've heard that one can sever certain contracts they sign in Ontario if it's within the first 10 days of signing. If this is true, does it also apply to a lease on a house?
Situation: A boyfriend girlfriend sign a lease for an apartment in Mississauga, Ontario. They break up. The girlfriend leaves. The landlord did a credit check on the girlfriend. So this _might_ hold her liable. Boyfriend is still shacked up in this house and landlord keeps harassing the girlfriend for rent. What can she do? [more inside]
Los Angeles Housing Filter: Three names and signatures on our lease. One person wants out, and to substitute another individual in his place. Any experience with who typically needs to consent here? Leaving Person + Landlord? All Tenants + Landlord? Yes, we may need a lawyer, but we're still being civil enough not to call in the big guns, and any advice/resources provided here may be sufficient. [more inside]
I'm about to sign a lease with a peculiar clause about carpet cleaning. I have had a lot of leases before and I don't recall ever seeing anything quite like this. I'm wondering if it's just a standard thing I haven't seen before, or if it's unusual or even unlawful. [more inside]
EvictionFilter: How do I evict a tenant for unpaid rent in Tennessee? [more inside]
My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face?
My landlord is a slime bucket and I need to break my lease. What kind of repercussions might I face? [more inside]
Complicated, messy NYC roommate/landlord question: 4 roommates share a 3 bedroom converted into 4 (with permission). One roommate signed a lease for a new building without getting permission from current building to transfer name on lease to new roommate. Said old roommate now refuses to pay six months of rent (remainder of lease). Much, much more inside. [more inside]
What, if any, are the effects of express warranties by landlord and landlord's agents under New Jersey landlord tenant law? [more inside]
My fiance got mugged two nights ago in Chicago. Now what? [more inside]
Can my new landlord leave me off the lease? [more inside]
NYCFilter: If my landlord dies, does that death void my lease? [more inside]
I moved out of an apartment abruptly in January due to extenuating circumstances (a murder in the building), now I have a bill for $5000. Lots more inside. [more inside]
I don't understand leasing and renting in Toronto [great deals and spectacular lake-front views inside]. [more inside]