We rent the top floor of an old boarding house in Toronto and have access to a rooftop patio. Because we rent, drilling and installing motion activated lights or anything that would permanently alter the unit is a no-go. Any chemical or non-permanent solutions would be greatly appreciated.
posted by jrlagace
on May 15, 2013 -
I'm moving to Denver... soon! Aside from one awesome week in San Francisco, I've never even been west of the Mississippi. Help this Georgia girl find a place to love. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on May 15, 2013 -
I'll be travelling to San Francisco for a conference the last week of May and I'd like to rent a bicycle and bike around a bit. Any bike-related stuff going on then? This and other bike questions inside. [more inside]
posted by mikepop
on May 15, 2013 -
We're going to be driving from Seattle, Washington to Ashland, Oregon in July, doing it in one long day's drive each way. We'll be driving a rental. What model of car is the most comfortable? What model has the best gas mileage? What model has the optimum balance between the two? [more inside]
posted by kestralwing
on May 14, 2013 -
What types of establishments rent or loan projectors that can display computer output? And how much should it cost? [more inside]
posted by sitecoach
on May 8, 2013 -
I may be on the lookout for a new residence soon, and I'm open to alternatives to the usual apartment/house rental. In particular, living in an RV or camper trailer parked on the street outside of a friend's house (or in their driveway if long-term parking on the street is illegal) seems doable. And fun. And possible (I asked). What's it like? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill
on May 6, 2013 -
I want to rent a retail spot in Toronto to move an already established business into. I know absolutely nothing about commercial realty. Help me get the best deal I can without looking like a moron... [more inside]
posted by dobbs
on May 6, 2013 -
Two of my life dreams are to speak Portuguese fluently and to learn to surf. VOILA~~ I was invited for a professional exchange in Florianopolis, Brazil, and am over the moon! Can you help me 1) decide which months to arrive 2) make an initial plan for housing and transport, and 3) suggest volunteer conservation efforts for my partner? [more inside]
posted by iiniisfree
on May 4, 2013 -
You guys helped me land the job
, now please help us figure out where to live! I'll be working in the Back Bay area and my husband in Waltham, near Prospect Park (thus not near the train station). [more inside]
posted by peacheater
on Apr 24, 2013 -
If I pick up a rental car at the airport, can another family member then drop it off for me even though they weren't with me at the time of pickup?
Second, can that other family member also be allowed to drive the car even though they weren't with me at the time of pickup?
posted by Wanderer7
on Apr 23, 2013 -
My boyfriend owns a house in North Florida that needs to have the floors in the kitchen and living room redone. He rents out the house. He's looking for a good 'middle way': not expensive, but not so cheap that it will have to be replaced soon; nice, but not so nice that it it might get easily damaged by renters (nor ugly, which would lower rent value). N.B.: the price has to include installation since he won't be around to install it himself. Any suggestions for what types of flooring he should look at, especially given N. Florida's climate?
posted by flibbertigibbet
on Apr 17, 2013 -
I live in a co-op in New York City. My spouse and I 'own' the unit, but we have a friend who lives with us. The unit is owner-occupancy only, so when we bought, we got special permission from the board for this one person to live with us. Owners are not allowed to rent out their units (but our situation is understood). Our roommate helps us pay the bills by giving us some money each month. There are no leases, subletting, proprietary lease for the coop, or any formal documentation at all.
Is the money that he gives us each month "rental income"? I would prefer not to separate out rental income, expenses, etc. in addition to our legitimate home offices. However, I care more about doing this properly and not harming a) the roommate, b) the co-op, or c) my bottom line. [more inside]
posted by peripatetron errant
on Apr 14, 2013 -
I'm applying for an apartment and the rental application asks for previous residence info along with their respective landlords' contact info. The trouble is I don't have their info at all. [more inside]
posted by curagea
on Apr 9, 2013 -
We'll be traveling to Stratford-upon-Avon this Christmas and we're looking for a self-catering vacation rental either in Stratford proper or within an hour's drive. I'm familiar with VRBO and AirBnB, but what I'm not familiar with is the great Stratford-upon-Avon area. What are the towns/cities that we should consider? Also, if you have any suggestions for specific properties, we'd love to hear them. It would be ideal to find something with "traditional" English charm, but also with the 21st century "necessities" like WiFi.
posted by tmharris65
on Mar 10, 2013 -
Would it be cheaper to rent a car for 6 months or get a lease swap with short term car insurance in California? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo
on Mar 2, 2013 -
My partner and I have saved a deposit of $50,000 to put down on a house. We're looking for a one bed flat around the Gastown area of Vancouver BC, which we may end up renting out while we move to the US for a couple of years for work, but I have no idea how to go about this. [more inside]
posted by everydayanewday
on Feb 25, 2013 -
I have a list of neighborhoods I'd consider living, a list of amenities that I consider necessary and/or negotiable, and a $ amount in mind per month. How can I make the selection process move along more quickly than the Craigslist Method? [more inside]
posted by DuckGirl
on Feb 24, 2013 -
My brother and I would like to buy a four-bedroom house, furnish it, have him live in one room and rent the other three rooms. Neither of us have any experience with real estate, renting rooms, or being in business with one another. We're looking for advice as to how to fairly structure this investment, advisers we should consult, issues that we need to consider up front, and so on. More details inside... [more inside]
posted by slide
on Feb 12, 2013 -
Is there an avenue in the Bay Area for renting or borrowing a Mac, especially for (grad) students? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jan 31, 2013 -
I moved out of my apartment, but am still on the lease, which extends for several months. I have "transferred" my renter's insurance policy to cover property and occurrences at my new apartment. This leaves me uncovered at the old place. Does this matter? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit
on Jan 29, 2013 -
We're planning a trip next year and will be staying (for free!) near Lovina on the North-central coast. We'd like to rent a car for the week and day-trip to see the other parts of the island. Is this realistic and/or advisable? How are the roads in reality? [more inside]
posted by scottatdrake
on Jan 16, 2013 -
Looking for guidance and recommendations on renting a house for one week in Rhode Island this coming June. I'm looking to be somewhat near Bristol, RI (but can be as much as 30 miles away), near a beach, biking trails and a cute town with a few nice restaurants and attractions. Would love your recommendations on what town to look for a rental, as well as rental agencies/websites to go to to find properties and information on how one goes about doing it - should I contact the owner, how do I get a guarantee that this person/place is legitimate, and that my deposit is guaranteed.
Also, can you give me the ins and outs of renting a home for a week vacation? Tips on how to go about doing it, what to watch out for, as well as how to make the best of a one week's rental or things to do in a Rhode Island seaside town would be fun.
posted by BlueMartini7
on Jan 16, 2013 -
I've lived in my current apartment for around a year and a half now. I moved here mostly because it was cheap and there were no real problems abound. But now... there are cockroaches. I'd say it's infested. I complained to the landlord and a pest control company came out yesterday... but today... I saw a scary cockroach! WHAT GIVES? [more inside]
posted by camylanded
on Jan 5, 2013 -
Where can we get an interior door with a pre-installed pet door/cat flap? This is in/around Toronto. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 3, 2013 -
Paying an apartment finder's fee to a friend who's place will soon be available? [more inside]
posted by orme
on Dec 15, 2012 -
BadRoommateFilter: Last night, I came home to my roommate ranting about a dirty kitchen. The rant culminated with him throwing a jar candle at the window, at which point I left. There's broken glass on the kitchen floor still, this morning. I'm seeking new housing, but what to do about the rent for the remainder of the lease term? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit
on Dec 12, 2012 -
Do I want to become a landlady? I have reached the point I've been working toward since I bought my house. I want to build a garage in my big back yard, and/or build a rental unit. [more inside]
posted by caryatid
on Dec 9, 2012 -
Couple living together. He is (verbally) abusive.
He is not on the lease, does not pay rent. (GF/BF situation).
The girl wants to get rid of him. What are her options?
What are his rights? Does he have any?
They live together probably over one year.
posted by yoyo_nyc
on Nov 22, 2012 -
How soon should I book a small car in advance for a 7-day trip to Oregon beginning Dec 1 in Portland?
posted by parmanparman
on Nov 18, 2012 -
Bad credit, but good income. Other complications. You're a landlord - what would convince you to rent to us, especially in a competitive housing market? Or you've been in a tenant in this or similar situations - what did you do? Snowflakes abound. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 16, 2012 -
My 72 year old dad just was prescribed oxygen. He has portable units and then an electric machine for home use. He is supposed to fly from Dallas to Phoenix to visit me for Thanksgiving. I saw the Southwest regulations for his portable, but should I rent him a home machine or can he check his? Are they heavy? Are they expensive to rent?
posted by bkf
on Nov 10, 2012 -
I am not wonderful at math. I am trying to figure out which mortgage I should pay an extra principal payment to each month. Will you help me? [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue
on Oct 22, 2012 -
I'm in a bad pickle at this time, so I'm reaching out to the Green to help me decide which the best next step is moving forward.
To keep it as simple as possible, I got in a car accident more than two years ago, using a major car rental company. I got an unexpected bill from the car rental company almost two years later (late December 2011) for a high amount (let's say over $30,000) that the other party apparently were given by the rental company due to their alleged injures. I had no insurance when I was in the accident. For many reasons, I felt the collection of the debt was unfair. I had temporary legal representation (a family friend), but he was unable to get the car rental company to forgo the collection, so he bowed out early January. [more inside]
posted by dubious_dude
on Oct 9, 2012 -
Is it possible to rent sheets, towels, blankets, and pillows for about 150 people? Has anyone done this before, and if so, can you point me toward a good service in New England? [more inside]
posted by cider
on Oct 3, 2012 -
Is it really so difficult to dig a large pond?
I received a quote for the construction of a rather large pond, (80 x 45). And, the quote seems high.
Tell me Me-Fites about your experiences constructing large ponds. [more inside]
posted by bricksNmortar
on Sep 24, 2012 -
Is there any place near Parma Airport, Mallorca/Majorca that you can pre-book a rental car with a debit card (not a credit card)? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God
on Sep 16, 2012 -
My new landlord (Ottawa, Ont) is being negligent/inappropriate in a few ways. This specific question is regarding their need to set up our hydro account in my roommates name for a different address even though hydro is our responsibility and she (my roommate) had already done so. That's.. not legal, right? [more inside]
posted by Carlotta Bananas
on Sep 12, 2012 -
Virginia rental dispute II: Disputed their damages bill into a giant vat of nothingness, and months later they want me to call them back. Should I call them or not? [more inside]
posted by bookdragoness
on Sep 10, 2012 -
Stranded in Toronto. New in town, have a job and a place (but not until Oct-1). Film-fest + returning students have filled all hostels and every half-way affordable hotel. Any other options? [more inside]
posted by philip-random
on Sep 5, 2012 -
Should I sell or rent my house when I move to a different part of town? I would just about break even in either situation. [more inside]
posted by ethidda
on Sep 4, 2012 -