A couple of middle-manager-ish employees perhaps bent the rules a little bit for us and allowed us to transfer a lease to new parties, completely getting us out of the lease. Should I/how do I say thank you? [more inside]
I procrastinated horribly and relied upon uncertain things, and I technically need to move out of my apartment tonight or I assume suffer consequences. What are my options? [more inside]
I have started searching for potential apartments almost two months ahead of time to get a feel for size / rent for places in the neighborhood I like. I have quickly learned it's a very popular place to live, and I could use advice on etiquette when going through this process. I feel like it's almost like a job interview. Below is a scenario I encountered and if it doesn't work out, then what can I learn from it? Any owner/landlord input would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
The other night there was a fire in my friend's building in New York City; the fire was on the 10th floor, he lives on the 21st. He wasn't present while the fire happened, but there was smoke damage to his apartment, particularly to his clothes. My friend doesn't have renter's insurance. [more inside]
Help me decide how to finance my vehicle purchases. I need to get two cars for my family. Could be new, could be used. I want both of these cars to have very high safety ratings. Everything else doesn't really matter. I could pay cash for two new cars, but that just seems stupid to do on a depreciating asset. Is the best course of action to find two used, yet reasonably new cars and pay cash? What if we like having new cars? Should we just lease two new vehicles? I have read that the best course of action is to buy a used car and drive it into the ground. That's great, but what if I leave the country again in 5 years. And do I really want to be driving around in a Hooptie
in ten years. How do I approach the whole buy new / used, lease issue.
Renter's nightmare in LA: My friend went on vacation to Europe. Her roommate cashed the rent check and skipped town, friend is now getting evicted. Btw, deadbeat roommate still has the keys, collects guns, and has accused friend of being "out to get him." Advice? [more inside]
Any way to get out of a recently signed apartment lease? [more inside]
One bedroom apartment in Philly--University City or Center City? Price, location, ventilation... [more inside]
Lease + financing end-of-lease payment. Is this feasible? [more inside]
Can anyone tell me if leasing a new Prius would be better then buying? [more inside]
I have bad credit and I'm looking to rent an apartment in San Francisco. I tried to get a place early last month before I arrived and had a bad experience (very judgy and insulting leasing company) over my credit. Now I'm feeling really nervous. Any suggestions to help me feel confident going into apartment viewings? [more inside]
LandlordFilter: I'm signing a lease and moving in this month. I just found out my landlord has a strict "no snakes" policy, and I can't bear to part with my legless companion. What are my options? I'm not sure the policy is in the contract. [more inside]
A year ago, a property management company took over the house I've been living in for 10 years. Now, 10 years after I moved in, they want me to fill out a walkthrough checklist to indicate the condition of the house. I feel like I'm being set up somehow. Tell me how to protect myself (or that I'm being paranoid). [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]
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]
I'm getting ready to rent a house with three classmates and close friends and have a quick question about the legalese of lease agreements for multiple tenants. [more inside]
Help me avoid getting screwed when finding a place to live in California, when I can’t see the place or meet the landlord in advance. [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]
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]
My grandpa lives in Chicago and has decided to move into a retirement community (also in Chicago). We are not sure what to do with his condo. The mortgage is paid off, but the assessments come to about $550 a month with taxes being around $1000/yr. We would like to sell the condo at some point, but right now market is so bad that it might not be worth selling. We are considering renting it out, but have never had experience with renting. We believe we can rent it out for about $1,000 a month. [more inside]
Single girl. Two large dogs. 19 months left on a leased sedan now complete with body damage, and the real need for a larger car. Are there any good options? [more inside]
My SO and I are considering taking advantage of the current housing market and purchasing a second house to lease. What specifics should we contemplate at this early stage? [more inside]
My car salesman is encouraging me to end my current lease early (by two months) and start my next one immediately. Pros and cons? [more inside]
As a tenant, how feasible is buying your own major appliances for a place you're renting? [more inside]
Posting for a friend:
My wife and I are moving from BFE Oregon to Lexington, KY. We sold our little house in Oregon without losing any money, but we aren't looking to buy a house in Lexington just yet since we don't know much about the market or where we'd like to live. We have noticed that a lot of property agents rent single family homes, but also offer lease-to-own agreements on new(er) homes. Some of these homes are pretty nice, new, and seem to be in decent areas (we're flying out to see prospective rentals, so we'll be able to see anything before an agreement). Has anyone ever been in a lease-to-own agreement for a house? Is there any advantage to leasing a house like this, instead of just buying it? Does it typically cost much more than renting a place for a few years and then eventually buying? Is the eventual cost the same as simply getting a mortgage and buying the house?
Finance wiz needed:
Although interest rates do not exist in leases, customers constantly ask what is the interest rate for the lease. I have a question regrading how to calculate the implied interest rate in order to get the most favorable comparison. [more inside]
I live with my parents, and I'm searching for a place to live for the first time. Somewhere near Cal State Fullerton. A question about credit checks, and how to improve my search. [more inside]
My landlord won't give me my deposit back. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
Lessor of two evils: Are there good car leasing companies? [more inside]
The time has come to buy a new car, and I've got a LOT of questions with regards to cost, options, leasing vs. buying, and haggling. Also recommendations on Toyota Highlanders and Mazda CX-9's... [more inside]
How difficult would it be to find places to lease on which to put a house made of ISO containers? [more inside]
I need to lease some commercial space. There's [more inside]
Moving into a new place, for the first time...what do I need to do before I move in? Water, power, sewage??? [more inside]
I'm currently leasing my business space from an unmotivated landlord who seems to care less about what goes on within his buildings. I would've bought the building back when we moved in, but neither my budget nor my D&B credit score were what they are today. How can I structure a lease purchase option that will give my landlord enough incentive to part with his building, but at the same time won't overly burden us with new lease obligations? [more inside]
Does anyone know a good company that does short term rentals for apartments/houses in San Francisco? I'm going on holiday there in August for a week with a few friends (there'll be 3-5 of us), and we'd prefer staying in an apartment rather than just getting a hotel room each. [more inside]
Need help convincing my landlord to accept a shortened notice to vacate my apartment. [more inside]
Does anyone have any experience with Personal Contract lease of cars? I'm just working out how to spend my new car allowance in my job - and I like the idea of leasing a car (replaced every three years, maintained, get some cash back for my old car etc etc)
The sites on the web look a little hard-sell (obviously) and I'm stuck for good clear guidance of whether this is a good option or not. This is in the UK btw
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?
Any commerical leasing people in the crowd? I'm about to lease office space for the first time, and I'm not sure how to go about it or what the lingo means. [more inside]