I live in a two-bedroom apt in Cambridge, MA. I have lived here since Sept '10 and current roommate ("CR") has lived here since Sept '12. The dynamic between CR and I is not so hot
. I'm also just very much wanting to live alone and finally able to afford it. [more inside]
Moving out this weekend, management company wants to charge me until new tenet moves in - whose in the right? [more inside]
My new landlord wants me to give him a lease for us to sign. Is there a good resource for printable lease agreements? [more inside]
Legal advice for breaking lease in NYC? [more inside]
Girlfriend gave 1st month rent, but hasn't signed lease. They won't give it back. [more inside]
I'm not on the lease, my roommate is. He's kicking me out. What are my options? [more inside]
My partner and I will be moving to Vancouver in August. We found a great place in a lovely neighborhood. The lady that owns the condo seems incredibly kind and down to earth. That said, she says that because of rules with her condo, she can't legally rent the place to us, which means there are some details that might be concerning... [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]
Free/low cost legal help in Suffolk County, NY [more inside]
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]
what are the possible repercussions of breaking a joint lease? [more inside]
The owners of my apartment building have turned control of the building over from the extremely reputable apartment management company that I signed a lease with to a much less reputable company. Am I legally bound to continue honoring the lease? Since my earlier question
, I've done research into the law and my specific lease. My recourse isn't obvious to me. What to do? (Arlington County, VA) [more inside]
The owners of my apartment building have turned control of the building over from the extremely reputable apartment management company that I signed a lease with to a much less reputable company. Am I legally bound to continue honoring the lease? (Arlington County, VA) [more inside]
Moving out of rental house because landlord's lease violates zoning laws, can he bring us to court to get rent? [more inside]
My roommate wants me to find someone to take her part of the rent, arguing that the people who took over my part of the rent really took over her part. She is threatening to simply not pay. We have one month (Nov) left on the lease. Her name, as well as mine and two other roommates' are on the lease. If she went ahead and didn't pay, how badly would this affect my credit? [more inside]
Is my lease null and void? (DC lease question) [more inside]
I'm in a financial pickle due to a bad choice of roommates two years ago. What are my options? [more inside]
How can I break my apartment lease legally here in the state of Arizona? [more inside]
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]
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]
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.
NYCFilter: If my landlord dies, does that death void my lease? [more inside]
Complicated: How should I structure a lease for a domain name? (actually a sub-domain) [more inside]
Leases often contain a clause saying you can be evicted if you disturb the neighbors. Mostly hypothetical question inside. [more inside]
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]
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...