Vacating my rented studio apartment in Cambridge, Mass., and I need a new tenant to take over the apartment starting May 1. What can I do to advertise this opening and get a new tenant, stat (e.g. Craigslist, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by cadge
on Apr 8, 2007 -
My roommate wants to move out, and has found some random guy to sublease. I'm not comfortable living with Random Guy. What can I do to keep this from happening? [more inside]
posted by almostmanda
on Apr 6, 2007 -
Help-Me-Get-Out-of-My-Lease-Filter: My landlord made a mistake when filling out my lease. I'm wondering if I can hold him to it. [more inside]
posted by katieinshoes
on Apr 3, 2007 -
Asking for a friend. She's on a lease with an ex-boyfriend who is threatening to not give notice and allow the month by month tenancy to kick in. Can she get off the lease? [more inside]
posted by Annon E Moose
on Mar 28, 2007 -
Less than a week after signing a new rental lease, my landlord calls and says that he's canceling our agreement and plans to move into the unit himself. What's our best course of action? [more inside]
posted by treebjen
on Mar 26, 2007 -
I live in Berkeley, CA and need to rent a commute car (to Palo Alto) only for about three months because we will be moving to Austin, TX in June.
My searching has proved somewhat fruitless. What are the options for long term rental/short term lease? Or do you have a better idea?
See everything I have already tried inside. [more inside]
posted by JLobster
on Mar 1, 2007 -
Have you done a short-term sublet (or housing swap)? If you were the renter: how did you evaluate applicants, and how did you help your subletter feel at home? If you were the subletter: what worked, and what do you wish the renter had done for you or told you? I'll be subletting my apartment in NYC but I'd love to hear from people in all areas & situations.
posted by allterrainbrain
on Feb 1, 2007 -
Is it safe to live directly underneath a large number of radio and/or cell towers?
posted by lorimer
on Jan 8, 2007 -
My roommates and I have put a deposit down on an apartment in Brooklyn. We're supposed to sign the lease (and fork over the rest of the cash) on Thursday. Idly googling our new address, I discovered that our two-family building contains an SRO (single-room occupancy) dwelling for three people who have been homeless, drug-dependent, incarcerated, institutionalized, or mentally disabled on the second floor. Was the broker or landlord required to tell us this? [more inside]
posted by miriam
on Dec 3, 2006 -
Complicated: How should I structure a lease for a domain name? (actually a sub-domain) [more inside]
posted by cowmix
on Nov 16, 2006 -
Leases often contain a clause saying you can be evicted if you disturb the neighbors. Mostly hypothetical question inside. [more inside]
posted by Goofyy
on Nov 10, 2006 -
ApartmentFilter: A friend received a note inside her apartment yesterday telling her she has 24 hours to get rid of her dog. She's lived in the apartment for nearly three years, with the dog the whole time. What are her rights and can the apartment complex do this? [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy
on Sep 1, 2006 -
Roommate-filter: I've been in the same apartment (without a lease) in NYC for 9 years. It's time for a new roommate. What can I do to protect myself from psychos and other difficult roommate situations? [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire
on Aug 20, 2006 -
What is the most diplomatic way to get out of a lease agreement with future roommates I've never met? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry
on Aug 13, 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 -
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 -
How to get out of a car lease with the least amount of pain. A family member leased a car for commuting after she ran the numbers and found that a lease was less expensive than purchase and then private sale after five years. They are now working from home and do not need a personal car. The lease holder will take the car back, sell it at auction, subtract that from the balance on the contract and she will make up the balance. This balance due for early release number is about $5K over the retail sale value of the car. Anyone out there who has dealt with this problem? Can leases on cars be transferred?
posted by Raybun
on Jul 13, 2006 -
Buying a used car. Basically paying the buyout of a lease. Am I getting a good deal? [more inside]
posted by eurasian
on Jun 3, 2006 -
Should I buy a luxury car or a practical car? Help me make a decision!! [more inside]
posted by mam
on Jun 1, 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'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 -
So we need to rent a car for 2 months this summer, and most car rental agencies are quoting us numbers in excess of $2 or 3K. What Would The Green Do? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy
on Apr 2, 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 just got a collections notice from my old apartment complex. What do I do to make it go away? [more inside]
posted by electroboy
on Feb 27, 2006 -
I have rented an apartment in Prince Georges county in Maryland and signed a standard 1 year lease. It's been about 4 months and due to health reasons, I need to move to Florida.
The lease says I can transfer the lease to someone else with written permission from the management. I found someone ready to take over my lease, but when I went to the management to find out the procedure, they said they would not do it. I pointed out the clause, she said that's only if they give me written permission and they would not do it. They have vacant units and they would rent out those.
The lease agreement does not allow sub-leasing, either. What can I do?
posted by naveed
on Dec 28, 2005 -
CarFilter: the lease is up on my 2002 Jetta 1.8T in just under 2 months, and I'm looking to lease a new car. Help me make sure I consider all of the models I should! [more inside]
posted by mikel
on Dec 2, 2005 -
I am returning my Hyundai Accent after a four-year lease and leasing a new car with the same dealer. They evaluated some damage on the returned car which we negotiated around. Can the dealer legally come back after me in the future for any additional repairs or problems they find with my car that they did not find initially.
posted by sandrapbrady
on Nov 24, 2005 -
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.
posted by TurkishGolds
on Oct 3, 2005 -
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 -
Another rental question for all ya'll to tackle. I rented a room from an ad in the paper (I was moving in from out of state, didn't know many people). Rent was advertised @ $300/mo. A little steep for around here, but not TOO bad. Conveniently enough, the day after I got the lease signed, one of my roomates let me in on the fact that the couple downstairs, who rent their room/living room/bathroom combo area for $500, are moving out and subleasing it to a girl from SF for $367. Which bumps both mine and the other roomates rent up to $367 as well.
I recently discovered that EVERYONE I talked to was aware this was going to happen - The landlord, the guy I subleased from, and the three other roomates. I spoke with ALL of them extensively before signing the lease, and no one felt it pertinent to let me in on this little "detail". So, to put it lightly, I'm feeling a little burned here.
The lease, which legally covers the landlord ( I signed it for the total amount of the rent, $1,100, as did the rest of the roomates, which basically leaves it up to us to figure out distribution ) runs through August. An extra $67 may not seem like alot to some other MeFi'rs, but it's a ton to me, and I simply can't afford it. Subleasing it myself isn't an option, as $367 is absolutely RIDICULOUS rent for a room in this town, much less this neighborhood.
Now to the question: What would happen, if I were to say, quit paying rent, period, and the landlord evicted me? Would I still be bound by the lease? I would pay all due rent ONCE he kicked me out - The point of not paying rent would be to provoke him to legally release me from the lease.. This sounds like the perfect solution to my problem, but...I mean, I've gotta be missing a critical detail here, right?
An interesting side note is that I haven't paid my $300 deposit, which I don't plan on doing either. So I'm not worried about that end of it...
posted by rabble
on May 20, 2005 -
I am no longer comfortable living in my apartment. The lease calls for 60 days notice. I found an apartment I adore, but it may be snatched up by then. [more inside]
posted by Miss Bitchy Pants
on May 17, 2005 -
I have leased cars several times with no problem. However, due to some changes in my life recently, I'll be moving to a new city where having a car is not necessary and is really a hindrance (congestion, cost). The problem is, I've still got about 18 months on my lease.
The options as I see it are:
1. Store the car somewhere cheaply away from where I live and make payments til the end.
2. Sell the car to a 3rd party and make up the difference between what the car will sell for and the lease pay off.
3. Sell the car to the dealer and pay the difference to them. It would be a bigger difference but an easier sell.
Does anyone here have any advice on other options or things to consider?
posted by aaronh
on May 6, 2005 -
The lease for my apartment is ending in a few months, and I have been getting forms asking if I planned to renew my lease. Although I would like to stay in this apartment, there are some problems that have come up, and I do not think that the rent that I am paying is fair. [more inside]
posted by AceRock
on Apr 10, 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 -
Can I legally sublet my apartment in Brooklyn for an entire year, or longer? Can I charge more than my current rent? [more specifics inside] [more inside]
posted by owenville
on Jan 10, 2005 -