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Help me handle my finances during my last month in apartment

Can I persuade my landlord to let me use my security deposit for my last month's rent? If not, what's my next best option? ( I'm dealing with paying my credit card bills too.) [more inside]
posted by lblair on Aug 3, 2009 - 14 answers

Can my landlord refuse to make repairs?

ApartmentNightmareFilter: My new apartment is falling apart and no one will step up. What are my rights here? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Jul 15, 2009 - 16 answers

h8 renting.

All signs point to illegal activity on the part of my landlord, and paying the rent in cash certainly isn't helping the situation. What are our options (in DC?) [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jul 7, 2009 - 21 answers

How to renegotiate rent when resigning a lease.

How does a terrible negotiator go about renegotiating lower rent in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Jul 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Can my lease keep telling me what to do after it's dead?

Can an Ontario lease stipulate that, once the lease is up and I switch to month-to-month tenancy, I still can't move out between October and April? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 2, 2009 - 9 answers

Is there any way to rent a school bus without a driver?

Is there any way to rent a school bus without a driver? I would ideally like to pick up the bus, pay for the time and gas, and return it the next day... Kind of like a Uhaul service. [more inside]
posted by ninjuhplease on Jul 1, 2009 - 9 answers

New landlord trying to pull one over on me?

When I signed the lease on my apartment, I put down first month's rent, last month's rent, and security deposit. Now the building has changed hands, I'm moving out, and my brand-new landlord is telling me I need to pay last month's rent again and she'll refund it later, along with the security deposit. Does she have any right to require me to do this? New York is the state. [more inside]
posted by ourobouros on Jun 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Lower Rent NYC Area Filter please help

Lower my rent at my current residence and stay for another year. [more inside]
posted by spacefire on Jun 26, 2009 - 10 answers

How has the process of renting an apartment in Brooklyn changed because of the economic crisis?

How has the process of renting an apartment in Brooklyn changed because of the current economic crisis? [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jun 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Lowering the rent for a roommate, but then deciding it wasn't a good idea.

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]
posted by wuMeFi on Jun 22, 2009 - 10 answers

To pay or not to pay: LARSO rent registration fee

Los Angeles Filter: Should I pay the rent registration fee even though my landlord did not give me the requisite 30 days notice? [more inside]
posted by booksandwine on Jun 16, 2009 - 13 answers

Not Quite the King of Queens

NYC Filter - I'm moving to Queens in August, and on the hunt for both neighborhood/broker recommendations. Astoria appears to be out of the mix. [more inside]
posted by acorn1515 on Jun 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Moving soon...

What are you paying for rent in Asheville NC? [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Jun 11, 2009 - 6 answers

How to rent out a parking spot?

Need help renting out a parking spot near several hospitals. [more inside]
posted by jrichards on Jun 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Advice for hunting for mid-range 3-bedroom apartment in NYC?

Tips for finding a 3-bedroom apartment in NYC? [more inside]
posted by 8k on Jun 3, 2009 - 36 answers

How to negotiate rent increase versus house improvements?

I've got a month until a potential rent increase (lease renewal) and I need help negotiating with my landlord. [more inside]
posted by cobaltnine on Jun 2, 2009 - 8 answers

When should I negotiate rent for a new apartment?

When (and how) should I negotiate rent for a new apartment? Everyone says I'm in a great position to bargain, but I'm not sure at what point in the process I should bring it up. [more inside]
posted by eleutheria on May 28, 2009 - 6 answers

Pets allowed?

Renting the downstairs of my duplex. Should I allow dogs? Cats? Under which rules? [more inside]
posted by msalt on May 23, 2009 - 29 answers

$30k: real estate or stocks?

I will receive $30k (canadian) as an inheritance. I'd like to invest it to start getting some revenue out of it. I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 22, 2009 - 15 answers

Do I include the unemployed roommate on the apartment application?

I am planning on moving in with two of my sisters. One of them lost her job and has been unemployed for the past few months. Should we include her on the apartment application / lease? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on May 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Wilder, VT versus Lebanon/Hanover NH.

Wilder, VT versus Lebanon/Hanover NH. I recently got a job in Hanover, NH. I am looking for places to live and am trying to decide between living in the Lebanon/Hanover area or a cheaper place that I found in Wilder, VT. [more inside]
posted by icy on May 13, 2009 - 16 answers

Subsisting in the 502

Is it possible to live in Louisville, KY on a salary in the mid-30's? Where? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 14 answers

apartment seeker

looking for a cheap apartment/room in denver ephrta area(lancaster pa) [more inside]
posted by quseio on May 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Should we buy to rent?

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]
posted by purpletangerine on Apr 29, 2009 - 5 answers

Wasted money

Why do people say that they don't want to waste money on rent? [more inside]
posted by Brennus on Apr 27, 2009 - 73 answers

rent for Baltimore bartender

My boyfriend and I are moving to Baltimore in a couple of months. I will be going to grad school and he will look for bartending jobs. How much can we expect him to put toward rent as a working bartender in a more casual/dive bar in the city of Baltimore itself? [more inside]
posted by myturnplease on Apr 22, 2009 - 5 answers

Yeah, great timing, I know.

I'm an artsworker trainee who's also in the early stages of starting a new small business. I've been jobhunting like crazy but nothing's happened yet. I need to cover my living expenses. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Safe, affordable, and pet-friendly apartments near Princeton?

Looking for safe, affordable, and pet-friendly apartments in the Princeton, NJ area. [more inside]
posted by Nematoda on Apr 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Cutting the umbilical cord

This moving out thing, uh...how do I do this (financially)? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Apr 6, 2009 - 37 answers

Should I confront my roommate about overcharging me for rent?

I found out my roommate is overcharging me for rent - do I do anything? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Mar 30, 2009 - 36 answers

What is a fair rent for 700 sq. feet in suburban Virginia?

Help my sister determine how much rent to charge! [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Mar 28, 2009 - 3 answers

Why is my landlord acting against his own economic interests?

NYCRentFilter: My landlord is letting me walk after my lease is up rather than cut my rent, even though the apartment will be vacant for at least a month after I leave. Why? [more inside]
posted by raconteur on Mar 27, 2009 - 38 answers

Bailing on a lease one day after signing: implications?

I desperately want to bail on a lease one day after signing. I let the landlord know and she is freaking out and threatening to sue me if I don't pay first and last. Is there anything I can do to get out of this? [more inside]
posted by Waterbear on Mar 24, 2009 - 12 answers

How to start off in life without begging

How does one who is just starting out in the world pay for starting out? [more inside]
posted by bookwibble on Mar 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Thailand [Krabi] internet and long term accommodation

I'm planning on taking a working holiday mid april for two months (or longer) in Thailand with a friend. I have a few questions... [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Mar 2, 2009 - 6 answers

If it's going to be empty anyway, why not?

How common is it, or is it common at all, for a commercial property management company to donate the use of space to a nonprofit? [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Feb 27, 2009 - 6 answers


Two nights running with no power or hot water. What's a tenant to do? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Feb 26, 2009 - 12 answers

How do I get an apartment manager gig?

How does someone become an apartment manager? (East SF Bay Area, if it matters, which I imagine it does.) [more inside]
posted by serazin on Feb 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Moving without much notice to landlord

I have a verbal month-to-month lease in Chicago, IL (there is no signed paper lease). I want to move out by March 1st (a few days from now). So there will be no 30 days' notice possible. What happens in this situation, with the deposit, etc? (more inside) and how do I deal with the landlord? [more inside]
posted by white light on Feb 25, 2009 - 11 answers

How to advertise my apartment for short term rent?

I made a website for my apartment to rent it out in short term let. Somebody has any idea what to add there or where to advertise this. Was thinking about facebook. Somebody has experience? Tried sublet.com but it isn't working very good so far. [more inside]
posted by simmzu on Feb 24, 2009 - 5 answers

The best of 21st-century Broadway

I'm looking for showtunes from recent Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Feb 21, 2009 - 25 answers

How much to pay my temporary hosts as I sublease my place for a week?

I'm renting out my apartment for a week-long festival and staying with a former roommate for the week. I expect this arrangement to be lucrative for me and I want to share some of the wealth with former roommate. What's an appropriate amount to pay my temporary hosts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 20, 2009 - 12 answers

IRA to RIRA Advice

My Dad wants to roll his IRA over to an RIRA and use the money to buy my brother a townhouse. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Feb 16, 2009 - 5 answers

Is it okay to sever a new lease within a certain amount of time in Ontario?

I've heard that one can sever certain contracts they sign in Ontario if it's within the first 10 days of signing. If this is true, does it also apply to a lease on a house?
posted by gman on Feb 16, 2009 - 5 answers

How can i fight a rent increase?

My 1 year NYC apartment lease is up, and I just receive a lease extension offer with a $100 increase. How can I cite the economic downtown and renew the lease without paying the increase? [more inside]
posted by avex on Feb 11, 2009 - 28 answers

landlord trying to replace carpets that don't need replacing

my landlord is trying to make me pay for replacing the carpets when they do not warrant a replacement, and she will not stick to a verbally (and textually) agreed upon date of moving out early (which was her idea so that her new owner could move in asap) unless we agree to replacing the carpets. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by focus on Feb 4, 2009 - 8 answers

Help me negotiate a new lease

How should I go about negotiating a new lease with my leasing company? Ideally I would pay the same or less in monthly rent. [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Jan 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Recommend a decent property management company in Chicago, if you can.

Can anyone recommend a property management company in the Chicago area? I'm a would-be landlord. [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Jan 29, 2009 - 3 answers

How do you split stuff up when one person's not around?

Should I ask my roommate to pay her share of the utilities when she was gone all month? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Jan 16, 2009 - 26 answers

Legit landlord or identity thief?

What personal info does my future landlord need from me to make sure I'm legit? How do I make sure he's legit? [more inside]
posted by Asymptote on Jan 15, 2009 - 8 answers

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