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Is New York City's Tar Beach still a thing?

The door to the roof of my new NYC apartment beckons to me with dreams of sunset glasses of wine and weekend lunch picnics, but am I inviting trouble? Does "unofficial rooftop access" exist? I know people in the city hang out on their roofs all the time, but exactly how kosher is this? And what is the limit? Do landlords on average just turn a blind eye? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by snappysnapper on Jul 8, 2014 - 28 answers

Is it legal for my landlord to do this?

My lease, like most, says that subleasing is not allowed without manager's consent. I came in on a sublease and later let the manager know I was planning on subleasing. She just declared she will not accept any subleasing any more. Does anyone know if this is legal for her to do this? It's breaking faith, but not breaking the literal contract. FYI, I live in Missouri.
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2014 - 10 answers

To Sue, or Not to Pursue? That is the (complex) question.

My room has bedbugs. My landlord refuses to cover the costs of extermination, on the grounds that they've never had this problem before. Do I push it, or let it go? Complication: my landlord is not actually my landlord. [more inside]
posted by Ashen on Jan 15, 2014 - 24 answers

What are the best of the poor substitutes for a security deposit?

What recourse do I have regarding a tenant refusing to pay the last month's rent and possibly damaging the apartment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2013 - 16 answers

Landlord from hell saga continues...

Building off of the landlord theme from today...I posted about this 5 0r so months ago. We assembled our paperwork, took advantage of some pro bono consultations, and then filed in small claims. But they were unable to serve her and last week I discovered that she's libeled us on the website www.terriblerenters.com. We're seeking an experienced counsel, but in the meantime need help thinking this through. [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard on Mar 19, 2013 - 4 answers

I don't want to bleach the state land, thanks.

We recently moved to a new house and our washing machine hook-up does not drain properly. Instead of fixing it, our landlord keeps being pushy about how we should just drain it into the state land behind the house. [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Dec 20, 2012 - 27 answers

Our former landlord is trying to rip us off for nearly $4,000 (Prince George Co, Maryland)

Our former landlord is trying to withhold our security deposit and charge us $3,000+ for damages we did not cause. We just received her letter itemizing the "charges" and I just want to make sure we are covering our bases, as it's my first time in this situation. We are in Prince George County, Maryland. [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard on Nov 8, 2012 - 12 answers

Fair price of old TV

Hi I am responsible for compensating a two year old TV bought for $900 then. (A guest in my party broke and no one is owning up...ex-landlord is behind me now) Similar model (brand new) is $600 now all included and being demanded 600, citing the higher price paid then. What is a fair price that I should pay? How do I make a convincing reply ? ....please help....
posted by daveg02 on Aug 27, 2012 - 19 answers

Two much or not enough?

Two prospective renters both coming from out of town to look at my house next Saturday. Is my plan for handling potential conflict reasonable? [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Sep 5, 2011 - 19 answers

Help get my money from landlord's LLCs.

Help getting money out of an LLC or two. Deadbeat (but business-savy?) landlord. [more inside]
posted by jjbb on Jul 22, 2011 - 8 answers

Advice on dealing with hostile housemate?

Housemate is acting violent/threatening, land lord won't act. What can I do besides move? [more inside]
posted by wanderingchord on Jun 18, 2011 - 31 answers

Can a California landlord keep "last month's rent" and not use it for rent?

My landlord claims that the "last month rent" deposit can only be used for rent, and though I already paid rent this month, now won't refund it. Is this legal? [more inside]
posted by Subspace on Oct 8, 2010 - 18 answers

Fake landlords

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]
posted by XMLicious on May 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Apartment Flood. Computer Damaged. Landlord Responsible?

Bedroom flooded as result of faulty construction. Is the landlord liable for damages? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Mar 14, 2010 - 6 answers

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]
posted by Bengston on Feb 1, 2010 - 7 answers

h8 renting.

All signs point to illegal activity on the part of my landlord, and paying the rent in cash certainly isn't helping the situation. What are our options (in DC?) [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 7, 2009 - 21 answers

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]
posted by phishie on Jun 3, 2009 - 49 answers

Should I Take My Old Landlord To Small Claims Court?

Should I take my former landlord to small claims court? [more inside]
posted by heartquake on May 27, 2009 - 16 answers

Getting ripped off by a property management firm. Help!

Ontario property management firm charging "service fees" just to apply for an apartment rental? This has got to be illegal. [more inside]
posted by anthill on Nov 7, 2007 - 20 answers

Absentee landlords alive and well; lurking in university towns in Ontario

My girlfriend and I are wondering about what her rights are as to prematurely terminating her lease with a negligent landlord (in Ontario). [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Help for a rental refugee?

Can anyone provide advice, suggest tenant rights resources, courses of action or even refer a good pro-bono lawyer for a friend of mine who's getting screwed by her landlord during the conversion of her apartment complex from rentals to condos in Studio City, CA? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Mar 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Apartment Exit Strategy, Part 2

Bob the Asshole, my old landlord, kept my security deposit. [more inside]
posted by LordSludge on Mar 1, 2007 - 31 answers

Does the death of the landlord void the lease?

NYCFilter: If my landlord dies, does that death void my lease? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Nov 28, 2006 - 9 answers

Bastard Landlord steals security depsoit (with many twists involved): What to do?

Landlord Filter: So I'm suing my landlord, help me get my gameplan/choice of action together before I meet a lawyer... [more inside]
posted by stratastar on Aug 22, 2006 - 36 answers

pay it forward?

Do landlords have the legal right to seek forward rent if a tenant is evicted? [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton on Jan 23, 2006 - 5 answers

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