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]
My landlords (a lovely 60-something couple who we like and who like us and with whom we have multiple acquaintances) are staying at their/our house for 1.5 weeks while we are on vacation. Can I ask them to knock a few bucks off that month's rent and not be an asshole? [more inside]
Any advice on getting a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco? [more inside]
This will take a bit of time as I will go into some details but bear with me please.I have seen the earlier threads but the kinda of questions I had are, sort of, very different.
I am in early 30's and have just moved to NYC. I am by myself now and expect my wife to join me after December. Currently, am in a hotel provided by my employer and can have this for a month more.
My office is in mid-town manhattan (near grand central) and one client whom I would be visiting often is in long island city. I plan to use subway extensively for my travel.
So, I have started my house hunting now. Q1: Is this the right time or am I too late and I should beg my employer to give me couple of more weeks? [more inside]
I have started searching for potential apartments almost two months ahead of time to get a feel for size / rent for places in the neighborhood I like. I have quickly learned it's a very popular place to live, and I could use advice on etiquette when going through this process. I feel like it's almost like a job interview. Below is a scenario I encountered and if it doesn't work out, then what can I learn from it? Any owner/landlord input would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
What types of establishments rent or loan projectors that can display computer output? And how much should it cost? [more inside]
I feel the proposed rent increase is unfair - how can I stay at my current rent? [more inside]
In one month I am moving out of my current living situation and moving into an apartment on my own. I'm stressing due to multiple issues, most importantly regarding my rental history, which is shaky, and a roommate that isn't paying rent. Will my rental history cause issues when I try to get a lease? [more inside]
How do I find a small industrial/workshop/garage space available to rent/share in my city? [more inside]
A question about friendship and subletting, with loads
of little snowflake details inside. In short: what is the honorable thing to do when a friend decides to move abroad and sublet their part of a small two-bedroom apartment? [more inside]
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]
How much notice does an NYC landlord have to give before raising rent? [more inside]
I'm apartment hunting in British Columbia. When a landlord asks me to fill out a rental application, but doesn't ask for a deposit right away, how binding should I consider the application? [more inside]
Rent from friends/colleagues or not? [more inside]
How legitimate is this lease? (California) [more inside]
Looking for information about renting in Gulfport / Biloxi area. [more inside]
I'm looking to rent a studio or one bedroom apartment in Arlington, Virginia within walking distance of the Courthouse or Clarendon Metro stations. After a week or so of pretty intense searching (dozens of calls, two days spent wandering around) I finally found and visited a place in my price range (under $1250) a 10 minute walk from Courthouse. Unfortunately online reviews (20 or so) are largely (80%) negative and frequently mention roaches and bedbugs. How do I decide whether I can look past this or not? How do I broach the topic with the management? [more inside]
What are the best websites to find a place to rent in Perth, Western Australia? [more inside]
About to become a landlord in NJ, would like some advice from the HiveMind. [more inside]
Girlfriend gave 1st month rent, but hasn't signed lease. They won't give it back. [more inside]
Does Adelaide have a website like www.allhomes.com.au
, which lists all places to rent, regardless of which real estate agent is managing them? My Google-Fu has failed me.
Need some advice on an apartment lease that may/may not be valid. [more inside]
A colleague has asked me to share an office space with her. We are not in the same place financially in our careers. I'm trying to figure out what would be a fair deal for both of us, but I can't seem to get my head around the business logic. Can you guys help? [more inside]
What cool places (that can occupy 15-30+ people) can I rent in the United States or Canada (similar to Shady Dell
)? [more inside]
Moving into San Francisco. Advice on neighborhoods, and finding a place to rent? [more inside]
How negotiable is rent in Toronto right now? [more inside]
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]
I make more than enough money to pay the rent, but have no recent rental history. How can I convince apartment complexes I don't need a co-signer? [more inside]
What is a fair way to estimate, over an entire year, the proportion of an electrical bill that is being used for electrical heating? (Previously
) [more inside]
What is the best way of splitting the rent for a 2 bedroom place where a couple share one room and a single shares the other?
Vancouver BC Rental Agreement: Heat and Hot Water included. Or is it? [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]
Our house in the Chicago suburbs has been on the market for a year, and isn't selling. Should we drop the price till it hurts even more, or try to rent it out and hope the housing market doesn't fall even more? [more inside]
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]
How difficult is it to rent an apartment with inconsistent/freelance income? [more inside]
My roommate asked for me to lower his rent. I said OK. But now I'm not so sure I should have. What should I do? [more inside]
My SO and I are considering taking advantage of the current housing market and purchasing a second house to lease. What specifics should we contemplate at this early stage? [more inside]
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]
How do I get my landlord to deal with the mold in my bathroom without compromising my living situation? [more inside]
EvictionFilter: How do I evict a tenant for unpaid rent in Tennessee? [more inside]
Does anyone know where to rent a high quality student cello short term in NYC? Ideally, I'd like something hand crafted and valued at 10 - 20 k, but if need be I'll go lower end. Looking for a bow, too. Thanks!
Need advice from people in Melbourne, or familiar with it about where to live. [more inside]
[RentalFilter] Lawn/yard care and rental properties... Does anyone have any experience or advice for a former city boy now stuck with 1/4 acre of rapidly deteriorating yard and no tools to speak of? [more inside]
MA filter: Must I have fuse box access if I rent an apartment? [more inside]
How to handle a landlord forging evidence in small claims court (VT)? [more inside]
How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
What are the ownership boundaries of plants in a rented/shared household? [more inside]
We signed a lease (2 copies) on a new apartment in NYC, at our broker's office. The 2 copies were sent to the management company. As promised, the management company sent one of the copies back to us about a week later. It's got our original signatures, but the landlord didn't sign it! The line for the landlord's signature is empty. Doesn't this mean that we're bound to the terms of the contract, but the landlord is not? It seems very wrong. Is it normal? Should we demand a copy of the lease with the signatures of both parties on it?
NYC broker recommendations and resources [more inside]
Is there somewhere on the web that offers analyses of the best time to look for an apartment in an area (specifically, Berkeley/Northern Oakland)? Or, alternately, is Craig's List conveniently archived somewhere? [more inside]