I'm trying to arrange private student accommodation for next year in a smallish university town in the UK, as part of a group of four students. Decent shared accomodation for four people is few and far between -- but three
-person houses are abundant and awesome. How bad an idea is it for one of us to be a permanent 'guest'? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 21, 2013 -
Rented Beachouse problems: What's the best/proper way to handle a situation where a rental house had problems? Some are severe others are just broken promises on the owner's part. Free wedding update inside! [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld
on Jun 4, 2012 -
What's a fair way to deal with bike rental cancellations and/or security deposits for a small company just getting into this? [more inside]
posted by kpht
on Mar 13, 2012 -
Can my landlord require that I add them to my renter's insurance when I renew my apartment lease? And is this normal? (Michigan, USA) [more inside]
posted by Vorteks
on Feb 29, 2012 -
As a tenant, what are my rights regarding my landlord's ability to sell the property to a new owner before the end of the lease? [more inside]
posted by NBJack
on Oct 14, 2011 -
Girlfriend gave 1st month rent, but hasn't signed lease. They won't give it back. [more inside]
posted by sorrenn
on Mar 14, 2011 -
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 -
We rent a shared house in London. There are damp issues in a downstairs room which are known about by the landlord. We have just noticed a severe case of black mould infesting an upstairs wall. What are our legal rights as tenants? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov
on Jan 11, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -