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my move out date is after my lease expires. how bad is it?

I rented a new apartment with a lease starting on September 1st. My current apartment's lease ends 8/31. I foolishly thought moving out on 9/1 was standard practice. My landlord assures me it is not. Now what? [more inside]
posted by garlic on Aug 25, 2014 - 49 answers

Telling landlord we're looking elsewhere, but holding onto our place?

I have rented my current place for over a year and according to our lease, am now month to month. I want to look elsewhere, and tell my (very chill) landlord in case I want to put him as a reference. But in the end I'm not sure if/when I'll move (only if a better place materializes) so I also don't want him to decide to find new tenants and give me 30 days notice. How would you deal with the landlord? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Aug 18, 2014 - 18 answers

Landlord does not want tenant to have the carpets professionally cleaned

She is willing to pay for it. We (her friends, who are staging an intervention of sorts) feel landlord is being ridiculous. I'm asking on her behalf because 1) I'm taking this sooo personally because I don't think the situation is fair; This to me is no longer about a mouse, it's about a control freak landlord, but anyway. and 2) I also don't think it can wait for her to sign up on AskMeFi and wait the one week it takes for her to ask it herself. Way forward? [more inside]
posted by lilacp on Apr 26, 2013 - 76 answers

Roommate troubles: Spain or Bust edition.

Roommate is moving to Spain in 4 days. Has not found replacement. Please help. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jul 27, 2012 - 12 answers

What to do about surprise cockroaches on day 1 of our lease?

We just signed a year long lease on a very nice house but haven't moved in yet. The lease started on Tuesday, the checks are cashed by the landlord, and the walkthrough in the bright light of day was fine. The landlord assured us that there were no bug problems (except termites in the past, which have been treated). However, yesterday evening when we were moving the first load of stuff to the new house, we spotted multiple cockroaches (outside, but against the house/diving into cracks in the foundation). NOOOO!!! How to proceed when we would have not signed the lease under these conditions? [more inside]
posted by cakebatter on May 18, 2012 - 23 answers

How much notice is required when leaving a month-to-month apartment?

I've been living in a NYC apartment for six years without a signed lease. Now I want to leave. What are my obligations about giving notice to my current landlord? [more inside]
posted by zerbinetta on Feb 14, 2012 - 7 answers

I hate moving

What rights do I have as far as a landlord not letting me move in, at the last minute, on the scheduled day? I'm furious, inconvenienced, and am spending new year's trying not to trip over boxes. [more inside]
posted by ttyn on Dec 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Keep the evil motherfuckers away from me.

I just found my apartment building listed on the Bedbug Registry. How freaked out do I need to be? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Aug 16, 2010 - 7 answers

How do we swap houses with our landlord as smoothly as possible?

We have two months to plan a house switch. My housemates and I currently live in a fairly nice three bedroom, two and a half bath row house. Our landlord and his family live in a much nicer four bedroom, three and a half bath row house about half a mile away. At our landlord’s request, we are switching houses around September 1.* We want to make this transition as painless as possible, how can we do that? [more inside]
posted by SugarAndSass on Jul 1, 2010 - 13 answers

Will we have the itch?

We've already agreed to move in to a new apartment in two weeks, but we've received some insider information that the unit had bedbugs. What should we do? [more inside]
posted by kaudio on Jun 15, 2010 - 7 answers

How feasible is renting out a condo while living in another city?

I am thinking about buying a specific apartment (condo) in Brooklyn, NY. For this question, let's assume that this apartment is a smart investment / better than renting, financially. While I don't have plans to leave New York in the immediate future, I'm not 100% committed to staying here, either. So my question is about contingencies: if I got this apartment, then in a few years needed to move to a different city, how much pain would I be bringing upon myself to keep the apartment and rent it out? [more inside]
posted by the jam on Mar 2, 2010 - 8 answers

Moving without much notice to landlord

I have a verbal month-to-month lease in Chicago, IL (there is no signed paper lease). I want to move out by March 1st (a few days from now). So there will be no 30 days' notice possible. What happens in this situation, with the deposit, etc? (more inside) and how do I deal with the landlord? [more inside]
posted by white light on Feb 25, 2009 - 11 answers

How long does it take to rent out a place?

Is there a good way to estimate how soon I'd be able to rent out my place? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Dec 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Renting without a signed lease. Can I still move out?

I have been renting a room in a house for 2 months, but did not receive the lease until a few days ago, and want to know what my rights are. The situation is complicated, see extended explanation. [more inside]
posted by noahdubya on Nov 5, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me make a list of questions for prospective Chicago landlords!

I'm compiling a list of questions to ask prospective landlords when viewing their properties in Chicago next week. Help me make sure I'm asking everything I should be! [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Jun 3, 2008 - 15 answers

How do I approach apartment hunting with a dog?

What's the protocol for when you are moving a long distance with a dog w/r/t apartment searching? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Nov 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Cheap but livable Chicago two bedroom

I'm moving to Chicago with my fiancé in August. We're looking for a two bedroom that we won't regret. Oh, and we're poor as hell. Is it even possible to find a two bedroom for less than $1,000? Inside is a list of more particular criteria. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Apr 2, 2007 - 21 answers

Renting a Montreal Apartment

Renting an apartment in downtown Montréal [plus à l'intérieur] [more inside]
posted by Succa on Sep 30, 2004 - 13 answers

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