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Winter Tiiiiiiiiiiiiime / And the livin is eeeeeeeasy

Help me find my hibernation spot! NYCer in search of a winter (roughly Dec/Jan -> March/April) apartment somewhere in the Deep South in a city that A) has much warmer weather; B) offers drastically cheaper rent; and C) is a small town (basically, anywhere that isn't a big city). And, once I have a few city/region options, what's the best methodology for finding a place to rent if there aren't active Craigslist listings for the city/region? Details: [more inside]
posted by NolanRyanHatesMatches on Nov 16, 2012 - 25 answers

Roommate's GF has effectively moved in... what to do?

At what point is a roommate's SO effectively considered "moved in"? And how do you deal with that? [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on Oct 16, 2012 - 28 answers

Why can't we pay rent by EFT

Landlords of AskMe: Why won't most landlords accept rent by way of electronic transfer? [more inside]
posted by CheeseLouise on Oct 10, 2012 - 28 answers

Should I continue this fight with my landlord?

Towards the end of September, I realized that the property management company did not cash my rent check. I called the company and asked if they had received it, to which they said they had not. I feared it lost in the mail, so I called my bank to ask how much it would cost to cancel a check, which is $15. Trying to save myself some money, I went down to the office to talk to the property management company in person. The surly man at the front desk informed me that my rent was overdue, that I should cancel the lost check and write a new one. I explained to him I didn't want to have to pay for it, and could he take a new check to cover my rent and not cash the old one if it arrived? I had brought with me a letter I had written which very clearly stated the problem with my rent not being paid on time and the costs associated with cancelling a check. I detailed which check # was lost in the mail, which was the new check # and to please DO NOT CASH the lost check if it showed up. He said he would give it to the rent manager. Fast forward to a week later when both checks have been cashed. It was so much money that my account went negative and now I've been charged a bunch of fees by my credit union! Should I fight my landlord to get them to pay for these fees? [more inside]
posted by cristinacristinacristina on Oct 9, 2012 - 36 answers

can people really live in storage lockers? because that's the only application i'll get accepted.

How can I find a place to rent when I'll almost definitely fail a rental application and I'm a terrible risk? [more inside]
posted by windykites on Sep 21, 2012 - 14 answers

Cheap rent ANYWHERE on the East Coast

It's a bit of a wide net I'm casting here, but where's the biggest and/or nicest apartment I can rent for under $500 in fairly cool cities in the Eastern half of the USA? Say, anywhere east of (and including) Minnesota to Louisiana. I love NOLA, and I've liked everyone I've ever met from Minnesota... [more inside]
posted by omnigut on Sep 20, 2012 - 22 answers

Movin' On In

Moving in with two roommates - one friend, and one other guy the two of us just met. What haven't I thought of, and what should I be prepared to deal with? Long list of stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Sep 18, 2012 - 27 answers

Apartment hunting with a mold allergy (Chicago)

I have a rather serious mold allergy. How should I go about finding a mold-free (or almost mold-free) apartment in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Sep 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Cheaper apartment in Denver suburbs Parker, Centennial, or Englewood?

Have two days next week to find apartment/partial house on small budget in Parker, Centennial, Englewood area of Colorado (outside Denver). 2 adults, $800-850 (before utilities); 1 or 2 bedroom, washer/dryer preferred, quiet and safe....hopefully space for a mini terrier. I am looking at tons of stuff online but trust MeFites input and steeling for the fact that I am probably not going to find much. I am open for a partial house but not sure if Craigslist is safe or trustworthy to look. Any input is appreciated....truly. Excuse any naiviete on my part.
posted by snap_dragon on Sep 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you be middle class and live in Manhattan?

Can you be middle-class and live in Manhattan? What is that like? [more inside]
posted by aoleary on Sep 5, 2012 - 33 answers

Renter's Insurance in California?

Renter's Insurance in California? [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Aug 15, 2012 - 6 answers

Seeking information on how to fight/delay eviction in Washington State, King County

I'm seeking information on how to fight/delay eviction in Washington State, King County. [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Aug 14, 2012 - 24 answers

a roof over my head and savings in my pocket

Give me all of your best tips and strategies for living rent-free, especially if that involves house sitting for strangers. [more inside]
posted by pinetree on Jul 31, 2012 - 20 answers

Have some spare money, should we buy a condo to offer as rent?

Married, and have some savings. Does it make sense buying a condo just for giving it out as rental? Caveat - I may have to sell it off in about 3-4 years though so I'm wondering whether it'll all be worth it. [more inside]
posted by bbyboi on Jul 31, 2012 - 12 answers

In Oakland, CA our landlord bumps rent 8% citing banked rents and capital improvements. Wowsers.

Off lease in Oakland, CA. Our landlord bumps rent 8% citing banked rents and capital improvements. Legal justification provided but how can this be challenged to lesser amount without getting courts involved? [more inside]
posted by ezekieldas on Jul 31, 2012 - 6 answers

how much rent should i be paying in NYC?

mid-20s, moving to NYC jobless but with some prospects to realistically find an entry-level job in the $40,000 range. have $20,000 saved. what kind of rent should i realistically plan to pay? am looking at a $1150/mo (per person) in Fort Green. can i do better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2012 - 20 answers

Flat too hot, what to do?

I rented an apartment in Bonn on very short notice, and it turned out to be a loft. When he weather was cold it was ok, but once it got to 85 degrees it became unliveable. Of course there is no ac, so me and my pregnant wife went to a hotel till it cools off. Is there anything we can do regarding the rent? Do you think it's reasonable for someone to rent out a loft without mentioning that it is one? If I can't sleep in the apartment and he offers no solution but a fan, is this ok somehow? I was referred to this guy through the institute we are visiting, so maybe the secretaries can make him pay if I have a case.
posted by Mai2k3 on Jul 27, 2012 - 16 answers

Venus Fly Trapdoor

My friends and I are looking to move into this new place, and I can't help but feel there's something odd about the couple we're renting from... [more inside]
posted by Mach3avelli on Jul 27, 2012 - 20 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

Rent or not rent? Decisions, decisions.

How to move past my uncertainties and come to a decision, and fast? [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude on Jul 19, 2012 - 27 answers

Upcoming lease issues

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]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Jul 12, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I find space to do some metalworking?

How do I find a small industrial/workshop/garage space available to rent/share in my city? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Renting to Ace Ventura.

How do i collect from (soon to be former) tenants in Texas who do not dispute that or how much they owe? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 5, 2012 - 5 answers

My landlord locked the thermostat and it's not in the lease

Just started renting at a new apartment. The lease includes a flat fee for utilities, but does not state that the landlord will have control over the thermostat/have the thermostat locked. I was never told that the thermostat would be physically locked and the lease makes absolutely no mention of it. In fact, the only thing in the lease about utilities is his single hand-written line stating "$100 flat fee for utilities a month." [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Jul 3, 2012 - 29 answers

First as tragedy, then as farce.

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]
posted by matkline on Jun 25, 2012 - 16 answers

Help a n00b create a personal budget!

Novice/don't know what the hell I'm doing Filter: Moving away from home for the first time and need to create a budget! Any tips/help? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Jun 20, 2012 - 10 answers

How to be an ethical landlord?

I am buying my first house and my friends will live there with me. What is the ethical way to decide what to charge in rent? [more inside]
posted by Galaxor Nebulon on Jun 20, 2012 - 38 answers

Renting in SF Bay area

Moving to SF Bay area from Canada (most likely SJ). Wondering - is first + last months rent + damage deposit normal, or just first + damage deposit?
posted by burhan on Jun 7, 2012 - 24 answers

Must I sign a new lease?

Can my landlord require me to sign a new lease, even though we've been on a month-to-month basis for more than a year? [more inside]
posted by unclejeffy on Jun 5, 2012 - 12 answers

At least our first argument about money as hubby-n-wife won't be with each other...

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 - 17 answers

Neighbors are terrible, we want to leave, a year left in our lease

Can you break a lease because of terrible neighbors? [more inside]
posted by lieberschnitzel on Jun 3, 2012 - 19 answers

I don't want Amazon credit; I want the money

I got a $400 birthday gift in the form of an Amazon e-gift card. I don't want anything from Amazon, but I could really use the $400. [more inside]
posted by A neighbourhood park all covered with cheese on May 30, 2012 - 32 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

rent

How much notice does an NYC landlord have to give before raising rent? [more inside]
posted by Palmfrond on May 23, 2012 - 3 answers

apartment hunting in SF during boom times

We're trying to find an apartment to rent in SF (1-2br in the Mission or Noe Valley) and it's difficult. Competition is intense (20+ candidates showing up to see a open houses). What kind of things can we do to stand out from the crowd during the entire process?
posted by mrunderhill on May 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Movin' on up and out

Moving out of my apartment and I have a few questions on how to handle the last month of rent and the security deposit. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on May 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Putting girlfriend on the lease when she has already been living here

Girlfriend moved in with me in January. She's not on the lease. I am renewing the lease and want her to officially be on it. Will this cause a problem with the rental agency? [more inside]
posted by kingoftonga86 on May 12, 2012 - 16 answers

Do I have any recourse for lack of air conditioning in my apartment?

I've been without air conditioning for the past two weeks in my apartment, and it seems like it will be another two weeks before I get it. My landlord doesn't seem to care, and I don't know if I have any options in this situation. [more inside]
posted by trogdole on May 3, 2012 - 13 answers

Pros/cons to having "housesitter"?

What would the drawbacks/benefits be to having someone stay in our currently vacant house? [more inside]
posted by stefnet on Apr 30, 2012 - 7 answers

This is more or less the first apartment I've had, so I'm figuring things out...

I want to tell my landlord that I won't be paying any rent this upcoming month, and that he should apply my security deposit to the rent instead. Would this be a wise move? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Apr 18, 2012 - 44 answers

I think that I was scammed for two months' rent ($4,200) in NYC -- what can I do?

So I've found myself in a bit of a sticky situation and need advice. I recently subleased a studio in Manhatttan for a couple of months (April and May) from a guy ("John") whose lease expires at the end of May. He seems like a decent, reliable guy. He said that he's moving back home for a while to start a company (different state), and that he recently quit his job (financial services industry, upon looking him up myself). On move-in day, after helping him pack his car, he gave me the keys and was on his way. [more inside]
posted by rossen on Apr 9, 2012 - 25 answers

Fun with rental applications

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]
posted by no regrets, coyote on Apr 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Cross-country move

Give me your advice for renting (for one person) in the nyc area. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2012 - 43 answers

How can I swap my house in Spain for a cabin in the States?

Are there any home exchange websites specifically for rustic cabin-type dwellings? Looking to swap my place in Spain for something in the states. [more inside]
posted by maca on Mar 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Problem with a rental agreement, advice please?

Problem renting an apartment. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Mar 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Is it unreasonable to ask my company to cover my apartment rent after I relocate?

Is it unreasonable to ask my company to cover my apartment rent after I relocate? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Mar 10, 2012 - 16 answers

Primary residence NH MA

I am currently living with my parents in NH.I just moved here from NJ. My job will be in MA. I just bought a car in NH and will be registering it here tomorrow. I plan to eventually (less than 6 months in the future, this question might come up) rent a place near Boston in order to be closer to work on days I might have to work late and to be able to socialize and party in a more urban area without driving sometimes on weekends or weekdays. It seems that if I make this future dwelling my primary residence, in MA, I will have to pay a bunch of money on car sales tax and registration conversion. I will be spending a few days (3 maybe) a week at my parents place anyway. Is there any legal way to keep this address in NH as my primary residence, while being able to also rent a place in Somerville or Cambridge and park there? [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Mar 1, 2012 - 15 answers

Where in Los Angeles should I live?

Where in Los Angeles should I live? I work in Beverly Hills. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Feb 28, 2012 - 18 answers

Places with cheap rents and don't need a car?

If I wanted to live in a city where a room goes for under $300/$400, and I don't need a car, where should I look? Assume USD, don't care about weather, and safe-ish. Youngish people who like to do things other than watch TV is also preferred. [more inside]
posted by shinyshiny on Feb 21, 2012 - 41 answers

What do I need to know about buying vs renting?

Teach-Me-About-Renting-Vs-Buying Filter: I'm in my mid-20s and have been in my "grown up job" for about a year now, and it's about time to get my own place. What do I need to know, beyond just comparing rent and mortgage payments? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Feb 12, 2012 - 39 answers

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