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Overleased

A friend thought his lease ended August 1st, but he just got a call from his landlord saying that it ended two days ago. They don't have anyone slated to move in for two weeks, but say that they need that time to have the apartment professionally cleaned. What are the best steps for him to take? What rights does he have legally? We are in North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jul 15, 2014 - 14 answers

How do I negotiate my lease terms?

I've found a sufficient space to rent so I don't end up with a two hour commute each day. However, the terms of the lease are kinda iffy when it comes to vacating the lease early... Help me out? [more inside]
posted by Driven on Jul 14, 2014 - 21 answers

How can I safely and legally find 800$ in a week?

Ok, so...long story short, I am really having a hard time making rent for reasons outside of my control. It's due in a week, and despite exhausting every venue I can think of I can't come up with that money. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Jun 23, 2014 - 27 answers

Inexpensive housing in São Paulo for the world cup (6 weeks)?

I'm looking to go to Brazil with my male friend for about 6 weeks (from about June 1 to July 15). We'd like to rent a room, apartment, house, shared house, hostel for relatively cheap (preferably under $500 per person). It seems like if we go outside São Paulo city center we can get cheaper prices, how should we go about looking? I am aware of Airbnb and couchsurfing.com Thanks
posted by crawltopslow on Apr 9, 2014 - 10 answers

Hope me with Housing in NoVa? Renting. Buying.

Should I get a mortgage even if all the house I can afford right now in the Northern Virginia (NoVa) area is $120k to $150k (according to two different calculators)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2013 - 28 answers

How do I rent an apartment on behalf of a small business?

How do I rent an apartment on behalf of a small business? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on Jul 15, 2013 - 2 answers

RENT

What kind of rights does the owner of a home have when they agree to rent out their home through a rental management company? [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on May 20, 2013 - 10 answers

Working as a massage therapist in Vermont

Hi! I´m planning to move from Uruguay to the US around the end of the year. This will probably be the preface of many questions to come (as these two countries couldn´t be any more different). I still have to decide exactly where in the US to live, so please help me decide. [more inside]
posted by Fermin on Apr 27, 2013 - 16 answers

I'm in a moving mess. Help?

My former landlords have turned into incoherent crazy people who don't understand the law. Please help me figure out a solution that doesn't leave me (or my former housemates) hundreds of dollars in the hole. [more inside]
posted by nonasuch on Mar 7, 2013 - 8 answers

Should my sister's boyfriend be paying rent to my parents?

My parents are now asking my sister's new live-in boyfriend to pay rent while he lives in her house, which they co-own and are paying the mortgage on. Is this right? [more inside]
posted by Auden on Feb 18, 2013 - 53 answers

I'm good for it, I promise!

Should I attempt to buy a home with my poor credit (if it's even possible) or work on rehabing my abysmal credit? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Feb 16, 2013 - 12 answers

Getting added to a rent controlled lease in SF

I've been living in my rent controlled apartment in San Francisco for about 10 months, and would like to be added to the lease (currently, only one of the three of us is on the lease, and she may be moving out soon). Is there anything I need to know before asking the company we rent from whether I can be added? My fear is that they'd use this as an excuse to void the old lease and increase the rent more than what would be normally allowed under rent control. Are my fears justified?
posted by Dr. Eigenvariable on Feb 2, 2013 - 1 answer

What's the best place to live on a low budget given a life-consuming job in Manhattan near Madison Square Park? And how low can I go both before and after unintelligible-but-critically-important-tax-stuff?

What's the best place to live on a low budget given a life-consuming job in Manhattan near Madison Square Park? And how low can I go both before and after unintelligible-but-critically-important-tax-stuff? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Jan 6, 2013 - 21 answers

Not quite ready for the land of artisanal snausages

Am I making a mistake in my choice of NYC neighborhood? Details within for your much-appreciated sanity check and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Nov 20, 2012 - 26 answers

Being overcharged in an illegal sublet in a rent-controlled apartment. No lease. What do?

I've been living in a month-to-month, no-lease sublet in Manhattan since January. I just found out that' it's a NYCHA rent-controlled apartment, and i'm paying way more than my 'share' of the monthly rent (also, i'm pretty sure subletting a rent-controlled apartment is illegal.) Clearly i'm going to be moving out ASAP. What else should I do? Do I have grounds for financial recoupment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 28, 2012 - 9 answers

Is it possible to move rented accommodation in the UK while claiming Housing Benefit?

Is it possible to move rented accommodation in the UK, in London, while claiming Housing Benefit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2011 - 8 answers

Please leave a deposit at my doorstep

SecurityDepositFilter: I think I'm being screwed in Virginia. The situation is complicating by many factors, but mainly by the unwillingness for either the landlord or primary tenant to communicate with me. I was a subtenant with no written lease but a legitimate verbal agreement. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2011 - 11 answers

Foreclosure (but not on us personally) How long til the bank bounces us out and we dont get to live rent-free? Because this is pretty awesome right here.

Foreclosure!!!(but not on us personally) How long til the bank bounces us out and we dont get to live rent-free? Because this is pretty awesome right here. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Apr 22, 2011 - 18 answers

D.C.-neighborhoodfilter: How's this area and this rent?

(Posting for a friend, on behalf of their friend, all three of us equally un-D.C. savvy:) A friend of mine is thinking about renting in an apartment in Washington DC, near P St NW and 4th St NW. Based on some internet research, it looks like this is the Truxton Circle or Shaw neighborhood, but we're not quite sure about that. She's a single white female in her mid-twenties, and will be a student keeping irregular hours. She has a car, and has lived in major cities before, though always in relatively safe areas. How safe is this neighborhood? What is the crime situation like? Will she be comfortable walking around alone at night? [more inside]
posted by dixiecupdrinking on Apr 3, 2011 - 13 answers

How to keep a Room

I will have to be out of town for a few months. How can I persuade my landlord to keep my room at very small or no charge for four months until I come back? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Feb 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me find a place to live

How to find a place to rent in London (residential)? And what should I know/look out for? [more inside]
posted by djgh on Jan 2, 2011 - 6 answers

No collection of deposit?

Need some advice on an apartment lease that may/may not be valid. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Oct 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Should I move into a month-to-month before finding a long-term place?

I am looking for a place to stay in or near Washington DC - I need to move in by November 1. I have found a place which I could stay for a few months (month-to-month rent) but until I could find something that more closely fits my preferences. Should I go with this place now before it is gone, or should I try to find a place I would be comfortable with long-term within the next week and a half? [more inside]
posted by catquas on Oct 20, 2010 - 9 answers

Should I avoid signing a year-long lease in DC? Can I?

Should I avoid signing a year-long lease for a room in a group house or shared apartment? Is it reasonable to hold out for month-to-month rent, or will I end up with slim pickings? (I am looking in the DC area) [more inside]
posted by catquas on Oct 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Cheap living in Arlington?

Is it possible to find a place to live in downtown Arlington, VA for $750 or under? [more inside]
posted by windbox on Jul 29, 2010 - 11 answers

Nip Gyp in the Bud

What can I do before the fact to prevent or discourage my shady landlord from failing to refund all or part of my security deposit when my lease term is up? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jul 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Finding a replacement roommate while looking for new housing?

I just moved into an apartment (rented) and am having issues with unexpected noise problems. I'm sensitive to sound and didn't realize this would be such a big problem until I've moved in. I would like to ask for advice how to handle this problem. [more inside]
posted by eliluong on Jun 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Tips on renting out a condo in Chicago?

Tips on renting out a condo in Chicago? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by cuando on May 10, 2010 - 5 answers

Renting a house 101

How do I rent a house (in Madison, WI)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 8 answers

SF Sublet Advice

Summer housing in San Francisco: is it totally crazy to fly down and start looking only two weeks before my job starts? [more inside]
posted by ewiar on Mar 28, 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

3 different rooms so 3 different rents?

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]
posted by carsonb on Jan 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Questions to ask before renting a house?

Whenever I go look at a house for rent, I draw a blank on what questions to ask the landlord. I've started a list from this site. What's missing? What do you wish you'd asked or looked at more closely before signing a lease? (Specifically for a house, if you can...) Particulars: Three girls and a dog looking to rent a house with yard somewhere in the 562 or 714 area of So Cal. I expect to be there at the very least a year. We have no appliances of our own, but furniture galore.
posted by Joannalaine on Sep 12, 2008 - 12 answers

How to money off rent for time spent without shower and washing machine? (UK)

Looking for information about how get to get recompense from a landlord for three weeks spent without a working shower or washing machine. (UK) [more inside]
posted by Urtylug on Aug 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Do I want to live in Daddy Day Care?

What sort of agreements should I make or information should I consider before moving into an apartment that would be used as a daycare during the day when my roommate and I aren't around? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Aug 20, 2008 - 34 answers

Can I salvage anything I've spent?

About to move into a huge (and expensive) house with a couple of friends when we broke up and she started going out with another housemate. I moved out even before I moved in. Can I recover any rent that I've spent on this place? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2008 - 14 answers

Is $1350 a month reasonable for an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan?

Is $1350/mo reasonable rent for an apartment on W 107th St. & Broadway (Upper West Side of Manhattan)? One bedroom, ground level, furnished, clean, utilities and cable included. Can you tell me anything about the W 107th & Broadway area? Nice? Stuff to do? Safe? [more inside]
posted by oldlies on Jun 2, 2008 - 25 answers

What are the cool areas to live in Melbourne?

Need advice from people in Melbourne, or familiar with it about where to live. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Apr 3, 2008 - 21 answers

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

In the mornings, there’s no hot water in my apartment – same thing happened lest year and the year before. Management doesn’t react. Help! [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Dec 5, 2007 - 10 answers

How much is your w/d worth?

How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
posted by hattifattener on Oct 19, 2007 - 34 answers

Rent - Now on Broadway (and 170th)

How can a freelancer with a decent but sporadic income convince someone in NYC to rent to him and not just point and laugh? [more inside]
posted by jake on Sep 16, 2007 - 11 answers

Anyone got a two bed/one bath in san diego for rent?!?!

Renting - It's been a while and I'm afraid we're gonna look bad on paper. Mid/late twenty year olds (one a musician) without a huge amount of $$ or history - are we screwed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 22, 2007 - 13 answers

An unhappy move

I'm being kicked out of my apartment, but I've done nothing wrong! Can I do anything? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2007 - 20 answers

Two Against One. Can We Drop Someone From Our Lease?

How do I/how hard is it to take someone off a lease? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Jul 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Cheap/Dangerous places in NYC

Where do the poor folk live in NYC? [more inside]
posted by iamck on May 27, 2007 - 25 answers

Renting a Room in Redwood City

I'm looking for a place to live in Redwood City in 3 weeks. Can anyone give me some information about good/bad neighborhoods, or any other advice?
posted by Maia on May 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Am I obligated to find a replacement roommate?

Do I have the common courtesy obligation (ie, this is NOT a legal question) to find a replacement roommate on a month to month lease? What if my current roommates are being picky in terms of who they are willing to live with? At what point am I free of courteous obligations to find someone? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Nov 27, 2006 - 18 answers

Where can I look to find a rental in Santa Barbara?

[SantaBarbaraFilter]I can't find rental housing in Santa Barbara. What's the trick? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 7, 2006 - 11 answers

As renters, is it reasonable to ask a form of compensation for our landlord's constant open houses?

Our landlord has decided to sell his house. As renters, is it reasonable to ask for some form of compensation for the constant "open houses" that we must partake in? [more inside]
posted by FearTormento on May 8, 2006 - 21 answers

Rent negociations

How to negotiate a good deal on rent with an owner inexperienced with the rental market? [more inside]
posted by saffron on May 5, 2006 - 4 answers

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