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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


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

Home is where the heart is en route to

How does one rent an apartment out-of-state, sight unseen, so it's ready to move in upon arrival? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Feb 10, 2012 - 14 answers

how much rent should my better half pay in my house?

Girlfriend potentially moving in to my house in about half a year. I own my own house (though am paying a mortgage). What should she cover when she moves in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 - 52 answers

Can I ask for a rent reduction?

I want a reduction in rent, but landlord hasn't renewed the lease yet. I have rented an apartment located in Virginia for the past year; the location is wonderful and the unit is spacious, but the management company is less than ideal. I'm willing to put up with that if I can get a reduction in my rent. Do I have a chance? What do I say? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Rent from friends or not?

Rent from friends/colleagues or not? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jan 25, 2012 - 22 answers

how best to explain a felony conviction on a rental application.

how best to explain felony convictions on a rental application? [more inside]
posted by austere on Jan 22, 2012 - 10 answers

How should I handle this rent increase?

My NYC landlord offered a lease renewal on my rent-stabilized apartment, but with a rent adjustment that appears to be too high. It's a bit more complicated than that, though. [more inside]
posted by aiko on Jan 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me get out of this terrible living situation

How legitimate is this lease? (California) [more inside]
posted by garuda on Jan 20, 2012 - 15 answers

Can I rent bandwidth for a day?

Where can I rent bandwidth for a few hours? [more inside]
posted by MrBobaFett on Nov 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Can my landlord's father take over his job?

My landlord is also one of my housemates. His dad is apparently taking over the landlord duties, but he (the father) is not listed on my lease. Today there was an unsigned notice up that my rent will now be either mailed or deposited into a specific bank account. What should I do to make sure I am covered in this situation? [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Nov 11, 2011 - 6 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

Do I have to allow my landlord to show the apartment to prospective buyers? My lease does not end until middle of next year.

Do I have to allow my landlord to show the apartment to prospective buyers? My lease does not end until middle of next year. Its a nuisance and very disruptive. What are the rules around this? I am obviously the tenant and the landlord is trying to sell the apartment. Do I have a choice?
posted by r2d2 on Nov 4, 2011 - 19 answers

Renting in the Gulfport / Biloxi area

Looking for information about renting in Gulfport / Biloxi area. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Rental Company Changing Their Mind on Lease Break

Former leasing company just sent a letter threatening to send me to collections. Am I SOL? [more inside]
posted by runnergirl on Oct 19, 2011 - 12 answers

Is there a way to be notified if a specific house comes up for rent again?

Is there a way to find out who own's a house? There was a house for rent about a year ago that my girlfriend and I liked the look/price of a lot, but it got filled before we sought any information. Is there some way to be notified if this house comes up for rent again without knocking on the door and asking the renters? My apologies if this is an obvious thing most adults know.
posted by Corduroy on Oct 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Where can I rent shop space in Portland OR?

I'd like to rent a small and secure garage/shop space in Portland, OR to fix bikes/moto, build things and hide from my girlfriend inside of. ADX/TechShop style space does not seem like it would work for me but feel free to convince me otherwise. [more inside]
posted by beefetish on Oct 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Big awkward elephant doesn't pay rent

Should I keep ignoring what I deem as cliquish behavior? What should I look for the next time I room with people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2011 - 11 answers

Which rent discount offer is more appealing?

Behavioral economics: which rent discount option is more appealing? [more inside]
posted by harwons on Aug 15, 2011 - 27 answers

The Help

How do we go about "renting" a room in our Austin house in exchange for part time childcare and light housekeeping/errands. What should we expect in terms of help? What about other considerations? [more inside]
posted by murrey on Aug 13, 2011 - 33 answers

kids' book in which princess and family move out of castle and have to rent all houses on a street to hold their stuff

I am looking for a chapter book I read as a kid in the 1970s/1980s in which a princess and her family have to move out of their ancestral home and instead rent all the houses on a street to hold all their things that used to be in the castle. It was kind of an adventure/mystery story after that, I think involving something with the family possessions. Anyone know the title of this book please?
posted by cmp4Meta on Aug 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Advice on rent increase

Advice on rent increase in Cambridge, MA, USA. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 - 5 answers

Infestation Risk

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]
posted by elektrotechnicus on Aug 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Why is one area of a pretentious zip code so much cheaper than the others?

Very long post regarding a first-time home buying quandary, and yes, I've read the other recent threads. My immediate questions (meaning I know I'll have more as this process progresses) are quite specific and as a result haven't yet been addressed here. Mainly, if the Birmingham/Bloomfield area of metro Detroit is supposedly synonymous, why are houses in West Bloomfield so much cheaper than those in Birmingham? What am I missing? And in my particular situation (age, childlessness, etc) is there truly an advantage to buying versus renting? [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Aug 1, 2011 - 16 answers

pay rent or quit

Los Angeles slumlordfilter: management company cashed our check for the usual rent amount last week (verified w bank), management company left us a "pay rent or quit" notice yesterday claiming we were short on rent and must pay within 3 days, calls to management company have led the voice mail box of the bookkeeper who has yet to pick up the phone or call us back. We're on day 2 and it's a Friday. Given they actually received rent in full, how worried should we be that they'll f us over even though this is entirely their own error? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Jul 29, 2011 - 24 answers

How do I tell my sister it's time to start paying rent

Help me tell my sister that she needs to start paying rent. She was going to trade helping around the house for rent, but that's not working out. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Bottlecap on Jul 26, 2011 - 26 answers

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