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]
Is it possible to move rented accommodation in the UK, in London, while claiming Housing Benefit? [more inside]
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]
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?
Looking for information about renting in Gulfport / Biloxi area. [more inside]
Former leasing company just sent a letter threatening to send me to collections. Am I SOL? [more inside]
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.
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]
Should I keep ignoring what I deem as cliquish behavior? What should I look for the next time I room with people? [more inside]
Behavioral economics: which rent discount option is more appealing? [more inside]
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]
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?
Advice on rent increase in Cambridge, MA, USA. [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]
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]
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]
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]
I'm about to sign a lease in New York. What can I do to avoid getting scammed? [more inside]
Am I being unreasonable in my expectations for relocation assistance from my employer? [more inside]
What are the best websites to find a place to rent in Perth, Western Australia? [more inside]
Renter's nightmare in LA: My friend went on vacation to Europe. Her roommate cashed the rent check and skipped town, friend is now getting evicted. Btw, deadbeat roommate still has the keys, collects guns, and has accused friend of being "out to get him." Advice? [more inside]
How do I go about finding a roommate situation sight unseen in a way that is safe for me and doesn't make me seem incredibly sketchy/set off scam alarms for the potential roommate? [more inside]
Can my landlord legally raise my rent while I'm still in a lease? [more inside]
Please help me figure out the logical way to divide subletting revenues with my partner. [more inside]
WA state rental law question: What actually constitutes a legal 48 hour notice of entry? [more inside]
Renting an apartment in LA with bad credit, possible? [more inside]
What do you think is the fairest way to handle rental applications? First come, first serve, or best application wins? [more inside]
Security deposit ripped off by roommate [more inside]
I am subletting a room in a four bedroom apartment from a person I met on craigslist. This person moved out/I moved in in March. He's still on the lease and I am also on the lease. Please help me understand how my landlord is handling our security deposits. [more inside]
Several friends and I would like to rent out a house. Some of us have lived at apartments, but most have only lived at home with their parents all their lives. Most of us are 20-21 years old. We are all in the same fraternity... [more inside]
I am moving to the UAE, Abu Dhabi next week to start a new job. How do you go about finding an apartment to rent. Any online resources? Or do I ask around for a broker when I get there?
Is there a decent Brooklyn neighborhood where I could find a 1-bedroom apartment for no more than $1650? [more inside]
About to become a landlord in NJ, would like some advice from the HiveMind. [more inside]
We gave a check (for a security deposit) to a potential landlord to hold our spot in line. The landlord wasn't going to cash the check until she approved us for the house. We got the house (pending a signed lease agreement). When should the landlord cash the deposit check? [more inside]
I got funded to do an MA in London, but I still don't know how I'm going to afford it. What jobs could I do that will allow me to study and live without insane financial stress? [more inside]
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]
I'm renting an apartment in Denver, CO, and the property manager is asking I pay a deposit in the form of a money order mailed to his address or delivered to the onsite manager to hold the apartment. I've checked the property out with the onsite manager, and it looks great. Worryingly, the application says that if offered the apartment and I refuse to sign the lease, the deposit will be kept. Is this normal, and is there anything else I should be worried about? [more inside]
Please help a new grad move to San Francisco. I will probably arrive on June 1 and start working June 10, and I have $1500 for the whole move in process. Where do I stay while I'm apartment hunting? A hotel is very expensive and a hostel is pretty cramped. I could probably stay on a friend's couch but are there any other reasonable options for 1 month stays? [more inside]
My living situation is perfect. But I'm not satisfied with it. Is there a way to fix it? Should I leave? If so, how? [more inside]
(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]
In-laws want to give us a house. For free. But is it worth it? [more inside]
I am filing tax returns for a number of prior years. One of those years was spent renting an apartment, but having almost no income whatsoever to claim. Rent was paid through a variety of means (read: help from parents). It was one of those years. Do I claim the rent paid? [more inside]
Girlfriend gave 1st month rent, but hasn't signed lease. They won't give it back. [more inside]
I own a condo in northern Virginia that I have been renting out for a few years and I have an applicant to move in...from overseas. He is post-doc at a government agency that has a two year appointment. What kinds of information should I gather to screen him as a tenant? And how do I deal with the broken lease from the previous tenant? [more inside]
How to get back a deposit from someone I was subletting a room from? (located in California) [more inside]
I rent a house in a fairly nice part of town. My landlord has owned this house for more than thirty years - the mortgage has long since been paid off. He lives in the same town, in a multimillion dollar place, in a gated area. He has a lot of money, and I don't know what my rent goes to, but I am guessing it's a drop in the bucket for him. I assume so, because he hasn't cashed my rent checks in many, many months. Do I remind him to? [more inside]
Maryland Residential Rental question: Is the lease renewal letter and rental increase claim issued by my property management company valid? [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.
After months of pestering our landlord about cracked walls (from foundation shifts), we reached an oral agreement that as compensation, I would not be required to pay for the last two weeks of rent. After moving out, they sent me an itemized bill for those two weeks of rent, and deducted it from my security deposit (bringing our recovered deposit to essentially nil). What are my options? [more inside]
Is there a way to estimate the cost of utilities (heat, electricity) in a given city or region? [more inside]