Any info on soliciting a buyout from your landlord in NYC? [more inside]
Slum/Landlord filter: Please recommend me sites for running background & credit checks [more inside]
I'm leaving my apartment a month before the end of the lease. What can I do to find a replacement tenant?
I'm leaving my apartment a month before the end of the lease. What can I do to find a replacement tenant? [more inside]
What is the best way of splitting the rent for a 2 bedroom place where a couple share one room and a single shares the other?
How to handle deposit when you've been told that you have to move but have not been given a date to move?
Does my landlord - who told me I'd have to leave in the next few months - have to send me a letter asking me to vacate my apartment for me to avoid paying a penalty for giving them only 2 weeks notice? [more inside]
Should I stay or should I go? (Apartment rental version.) [more inside]
Vancouver BC Rental Agreement: Heat and Hot Water included. Or is it? [more inside]
My significant other and I signed a one-year lease for an apartment in Phoenix, AZ, in March. Then, I got an awesome 9-month job offer that requires me to move to Orlando, Florida in August. SO will be staying in this apartment in Phoenix. Please help me figure out how to get an apartment in Florida, keep my SO in this apartment in Phoenix, and all without paying ridiculous lease-breaking fees! [more inside]
I need some assistance negotiating my NYC lease renewal with my buildings management company. Have you ever negotiated? Are you in the business? I'm looking for some insight. [more inside]
Sticky Renting Situation Filter: I just moved into a house that my girlfriend and two other friends have been renting from my girlfriends mother for about 2 years now. Now my girlfriends uncles want to increase the rent (oral lease) pretty heavily and planned to do so before they even knew I was moving in. Do I use the law to protect our rights as tenants, or because it's my girlfriend's family do we just pick up and leave instead of fighting it? [more inside]
Our rental just suffered a serious roof leak. What should we know and do concerning the needed repairs? [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]
Real-estate filter: Landlord tries to push us to break our August 2010 lease after sabotaging our roommate-finding efforts. Tells us we can't break our lease without forfeiting our $1700 security deposit. Now, they've put the house back on the market BEFORE anything was discussed about breaking the lease. What now? [more inside]
My car has died. I live in New York City (Queens) and I need a car. Should I lease? Should I buy? Details inside. [more inside]
Please offer advice regarding a bizarre rental situation--my prospective landlord wants me to sign as a cosigner rather than signing a lease. [more inside]
Free/low cost legal help in Suffolk County, NY [more inside]
How do I rent a house (in Madison, WI)? [more inside]
Can I take advantage of the "cooling off" period to cancel a lease agreement and get my deposit back? [more inside]
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?
ChicagoHousingFilter: My landlord needs to sell my unit, and wants to terminate the lease upon sale. I have a year left on the lease and don't know what to do about her request. [more inside]
NYCFilter: Filled out rental application. Now don't want to continue process. Problem? [more inside]
I'm on a lease with a woman who owns two dogs that are destroying our apartment. I want to move out and not get stuck paying for the damage. We're all in Arizona. Help? [more inside]
Business dilemma: I own a small but popular bar in NYC. The lease is coming up for renewal very very shortly. The landlord had previously told me that they would extend the lease for a certain amount of money, but has now changed that amount to be unreasonably high. Very long complicated situation inside. [more inside]
What are the legal ramifications of my friend breaking her lease, and should the leasing company have to take her mental illness into consideration?
My mentally ill friend signed a lease impulsively, in a very distressed mental state. We're wondering what legal ramifications apply if she breaks the lease, given her illness. [more inside]
Every once in a while you hear stories about speeding tickets and parking tickets that get thrown out because of misprints. My apartment lease is full of them. YANML, but is it enforceable? [more inside]
This question may be a no-brainer but if two people will be renting an apartment in New York City proper, will landlords always require both residents to be listed on the lease? This pertains to a couple and not to a platonic roommate situation. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
Bad legal decisions, a shady lawyer and bears, oh my! [more inside]
What's the going rate and terms for leasing your land for a cell tower site and is there any ability to negotiate? [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'm stuck in a ridiculous situation with the apartment I rent with my wife in Indianapolis, and would appreciate a little advice. [more inside]
Friend of mine needs advice on how to go about breaking a lease. [more inside]
If you can't find possibilities on swapalease.com or leasetrader, are there other ways to assume someone's car lease? Contacting leasing companies directly? [more inside]
Need to leave NYC apt due to bed bugs and need to break lease. How do do it? Need advice. [more inside]
How do I get my security deposit back? We bought our first home and moved out of our apartment 6 months in to a 12 month lease and found someone to take over our apartment. [more inside]
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]
A new neighbor moved in and now the hallway and my entire apartment reek of second-hand smoke 24/7. I live in Pennsylvania. [more inside]
I am a farmer without a farm... What are my options of leasing some land for agriculture purposes? [more inside]
Looking for advice on moving out/ending the lease on a month-to-month with someone whom I met on Craigslist (in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)... [more inside]
I moved into a house with some friends in Los Angeles California, we all split the deposit (shared was $700 each), things got weird and I moved out with the person moving into my room agreeing to pay my share of the deposit. That was a year ago and promises of "in the fall" have now gone silent. What do I do now? [more inside]
Breaking my lease: landlord barely making an effort and raising the rent. What are my chances in court? YANML, I want to know where I stand before I start pouring lawyer money after rent money. [more inside]
My lease expires May 15. I need to be in another city the first week of March. My housemate and I want to move out ASAP because our neighborhood sucks. Please advise. More details inside. [more inside]
SuperDumbIdeaFilter: Alternatives to selling my car... like leasing it? [more inside]
Any tips on a short-team lease of retail space in Manhattan? [more inside]
what are the possible repercussions of breaking a joint lease? [more inside]
Our brand new rented townhouse keeps breaking. What, if anything, should we ask for? [more inside]
My car lease is ending soon. I thought I wouldn't need a car for any longer than my lease terms. But now I do. What are my best options if I only need a car for a year or less? [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]
New York City apartment question: Is it normal for my broker to tell me I will receive hard copies of my lease a "couple of weeks" after moving in? [more inside]
Trying to rent a room in a home in New Orleans. What's my problem, and what am I missing? [more inside]
My friend was laid off several months ago in NY and can no longer afford her lease. I've heard that for job-related reasons (such as moving for a new job) that you can break a lease legally, does anyone know about this? What have the many others who must have found themselves in this situation done? Clearly its not so easy to find someone else to take over your lease as a lot of people have lost their jobs and can't afford a lease. Please help us!! Thanks!