Send me on a tour of Brooklyn that will help me decide which part of it to live in. [more inside]
What's the going rates for apartments in San Francisco? Is it as bad as it looks on craigslist? [more inside]
I accepted a job in New York City that starts midsummer. I'm in school until the end of May. When do I start looking for a place to live? [more inside]
I live in a big apartment complex and the landlord sends me a letter 1.5 months before my lease is up with the rent increase. So I will be notified of the new rent on January 16 and no earlier. However, I have to give 30 days notice, and so only have about 2 weeks where I know my new rent and can find a new place. How do other renters deal with such a small window of time? [more inside]
A window in our apartment was broken by the previous tenants. When my roommates and I moved in this summer, our landlord told us that he'd get it fixed within 6-8 weeks. Winter's here, it still hasn't been fixed and it's causing our utilities to skyrocket. I know YANAL, but we need a bit of legal advice... [more inside]
The building we're living in has been sold to a management company who just put out notices while we were on vacation. The notice is dated 12/4 and it states that rent payment must be in the form of cash, money order, or bank check. Their office hours are during the same hours we are at work mon-fri, 9-5. Payment can be dropped in their box or mailed to their office. They state payments received after the 5th of the month (due the 1st) will incur a 20% penalty. I'm wondering what the tenants rights are. Can they really NOT accept personal checks?!! [more inside]
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]
How can I find a house in Guatemala?! [more inside]
Are there any catches with using RentPayment, or are they giving me free cashback on my credit card? [more inside]
Looking for resources / advice on finding a Manhattan apartment for 3-6 months (Feb-July 2008). [more inside]
Ontario property management firm charging "service fees" just to apply for an apartment rental? This has got to be illegal. [more inside]
My roommate moved hundreds of miles away. Am I obligated to help find someone to sublease from him? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a review site for apartment buildings? I'm thinking something like Tripadvisor or Expedia for apartment rentals.
Am I responsible for my roommate's rent? [more inside]
How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
Inspired in part by this thread I want to rent a villa in Tuscany. I am reluctant - perhaps needlessly - to do this all over the InterWebs. Does anyone have any experience with an Italian villa renting agent? My ideal answer would be of the form "Contact Signore Agente, he found us a great villa!" But really, any insights from actual experience would be helpful.
My landlord is trying to force me out of my lease. What are my legal options? [more inside]
Have you ever had someone else sublease (sublet) your rental apartment, long-term? (Long enough that the person was paying you month-to-month, rather than paying you all in advance?) If so, how did you find a reliable person? Or what happened when you found a bad person?? [more inside]
Should I give notice that I'm vacating my apartment, even though I might not be? [more inside]
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]
Can I get my old rental rate back if my roommate moves? [more inside]
My landlord won't give me my deposit back. Is there anything I can do? [more inside]
Lent money to a friend; now things are weird. [more inside]
Splitting the rent evenly even though the situation isn't even? [more inside]
I have a roommate moving out and I need to show the room to possible tenants. The problem is he left for a couple weeks and locked his door. Is there a law stating the room has be available for showing, or am I out of luck for two weeks? Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.
Moved out: roommate won't give me my last month's rent back. What do I do? [more inside]
From where in Melbourne, Australia can I borrow projectors (+ screens) for one night?
I am having a hard time understanding the law on who can claim who as a Dependant in my situation and need some help. (more inside) [more inside]
I just took a programming job in Atlanta. The job is great, but I work from home and the lack of structure is killing me. I would love to have a small room somewhere to separate work from home. It could even be a cubicle as long as there is internet access. Anyone been in a similar situation?
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]
Financial judgement call: My current lease ends Sept. 30, and a much desired loft (city view! high ceilings and stainless appliances!) is available Aug. 30. Neither current or pending landlord will relent in the proper direction (i.e., +/- 30 days) so that, should I take the new place, I would definitely be paying two rents for one month. Ouch. Frugality battles aesthetics. Am I being foolish? [more inside]
I'm being kicked out of my apartment, but I've done nothing wrong! Can I do anything? [more inside]
How can I protect myself from a scam when I can't check out the apartment in person? [more inside]
What are the ownership boundaries of plants in a rented/shared household? [more inside]
How do I/how hard is it to take someone off a lease? [more inside]
RentFilter: What's the best way for my roommates to pay me their rent, paypal seems like they take way to big of a cut. [more inside]
My landlord is crazy and also there has been some check fraud. Help me unravel my responsibilities [more inside]
Is this mold? I just leased an apartment and then found standing water, a leak, and what looks like a lot of mold. I want out. Property manager obviously doesn't want to let me out without lots of money. [more inside]
Renting a room out: what do I need to know? [more inside]
I'm in the fortunate/unfortunate positon of having to rent out my one-bed flat in Shepherds Bush, London. So I've got a few questions to ask: [more inside]
My apartment was entered without the knowledge or consent of me, or my landlord. Is this trespassing? [more inside]
Rent's due tomorrow, and I don't have the money yet. What should I do? [more inside]
How to be a (cheapskate) grown-up in Toronto? [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?
Where do the poor folk live in NYC? [more inside]
Missouri rental lease question inside. [more inside]
I tried searching high and low on here, but nothing I found quite matches the problem. My boyfriend has to move out of his living situation here in Seattle ASAP, but mysterious and questionable debts on his credit report are making this impossible... [more inside]
Moving to the CA Bay area. Need some advice. [more inside]
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?
What to do about a landlord who is making it very difficult to pay rent? [more inside]