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Should I tell a prospective landlord that I'm pregnant?

I'm pregnant, so my husband and I are looking for a larger place to live. We found a great house, where the landlord lives in a separate basement MIL unit in the house. Should I conceal that I'm pregnant (doable depending on what I wear) in case concerns about screaming babies might convince him not to rent to us? Or should I tell him up-front, since living in the same house as a landlord who doesn't want you there could be uncomfortable and stressful? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2014 - 27 answers

I'm moving to Bonn! Where should I live?

I will be moving to Bonn, Germany this coming August, for a year long research position. Where should I live? [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on May 12, 2014 - 3 answers

Searching for moving to Santa Barbara

How would one conduct a search for renting a place in Santa Barbara? What peculiarities of the market should I know? [more inside]
posted by cacophony on Mar 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Our lease is up, but we paid the last months rent... what to do?

My wife and I rent a house in Seattle and our 12-month lease ended in February. We're now month to month. The issue is, we paid the last months rent when we signed the lease... then also paid rent the last month of our lease. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Mar 5, 2014 - 14 answers

Moving to London - help me navigate the rental market!

In just over a month, I will be moving to London to take up a new job. I'm a bit overwhelmed by the rental market so need some advice on locations, costs, and anything I have probably overlooked. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2014 - 11 answers

You want to change your newly signed 12 month lease to 6 months?

How much more should I charge my tenant to change from a 12 month to a 6 month lease at her request after just signing the agreement 2 months ago? [more inside]
posted by Che boludo! on Oct 29, 2013 - 22 answers

Move into a house with many (now) vacant rooms without knowing roommates

I looked at this really nice, huge, new house for rent, but the landlord is renting out each room individually, and now they are all vacant because the house's new, so I don't know who's gonna be my house mates!!! Even men or women - I don't know!! [more inside]
posted by pelu on Oct 28, 2013 - 23 answers

Looking for temporary, simple, affordable housing south of Boston/Quincy

I'm taking a temporary job near Duxbury, MA. I'll be working there for 3 months, potentially renewing for another 3 months. I'm starting next week. I really don't need anything more than a place to sleep, but I'm having a hard time coming up with something temporary and affordable <=$1000 a month. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Oct 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Referrals for Real Estate Lawyer or similar near Las Vegas?

A good friend owns an underwater house in a suburb of Las Vegas. Payments are current and house is in good shape. The friend reported that a similar home in the development recently sold for several thousand (something like $50-80k) less than his current mortgage. If I can provide referrals to knowledgeable local people so he can get good, sensible information on his options, that would be a huge help. [more inside]
posted by Kpele on Aug 29, 2013 - 0 answers

Student accommodations in Dublin?

My son will be spending a semester at Dublin City University starting in September (coming from the US). He's been trying to find a place to stay for himself and another student since January. Nothing available on campus and the popular off campus places are all full. [more inside]
posted by cosmac on Jun 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Dipping Our Toes Into Real Estate

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 - 14 answers

Residence near Argonne National Laboratory

Chicago Area Filter: International co-op student trying to find a 6-month housing lease near Argonne National Laboratory on the outskirts of Chicago. What areas around there should I search? Are there any I should avoid in my search? [more inside]
posted by TimeStove on Aug 13, 2012 - 8 answers

Help us write our co-op application letter

We are applying to co-op housing: Please help us write an appropriate (and awesome!) cover letter for our application! [more inside]
posted by tamarack on Jul 17, 2012 - 3 answers

Where should we live in Austin?

Where should we rent in Austin? Relevant details inside. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Jun 25, 2012 - 8 answers

But I don't *want* to move.

Am I ignoring the obvious because I don't want to move? [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry on Apr 13, 2012 - 12 answers

An American in Canada

I'm an American, and I'd like to rent a place in Canada for about three months. Is there anything stopping me from doing so? Are there any extra hoops I'll need to jump through? [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on Nov 3, 2011 - 9 answers

What Can They Do To Us If We Break Our Michigan Lease?

Help us figure out the risks and ramifications of breaking our lease in Ann Arbor, MI. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Sep 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Striking distance from the Googleplex

Bay Area living, reassurance-filter. People who liked [North Oakland] also enjoyed [these smaller neighborhoods near Mountain View]. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Aug 20, 2011 - 13 answers

I'm about to become a landlord and need help deciding what to do with the current renters.

I'm about to become a landlord and need help deciding what to do with the current renters. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Where do I live in Toronto?

Where should I live in Toronto, Ontario, and how should I go about looking for a place? [more inside]
posted by Phire on May 5, 2011 - 20 answers

being an (unintended) landlord

Being an amateur landlord - what are the laws about declaring and pay income tax when you rent out a room? How about when and if you move for work (and are renting at your new location, and have to rent out your primary residence back in the old location?) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Home is where I want to be, pick me up and turn me round.

Walkable cities and neighborhoods in those cities - or help us pick a place to live: [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Jan 31, 2011 - 20 answers

My friend needs advice on renting a house in San Diego.

My friend needs advice on renting a house in San Diego. He has been there for years, but he wants to scale down from 5 total roommates (including him) to 3 total roommates, including him. In order to scale down like this, he'll have to charge at least $1000 per roommate. Then each person will have tons of space. He wants roommates that are very nice, honest, and super-clean. Is this do-able? What can he do (he's in no position to make any major home improvements) to make it more likely that he'll find what he's looking for within a reasonable period of time?
posted by SociologistTina on Jan 18, 2011 - 11 answers

No collection of deposit?

Need some advice on an apartment lease that may/may not be valid. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Oct 25, 2010 - 11 answers

HOPE ME METAFILTER!

Toronto housing HELP! Need a Toronto sublet 1 bedroom apartment or 1 bedroom in an apartment for a person doing a housing search in Toronto. We're having crap luck and need help from Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by tiamat on Aug 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Nip Gyp in the Bud

What can I do before the fact to prevent or discourage my shady landlord from failing to refund all or part of my security deposit when my lease term is up? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Jul 14, 2010 - 12 answers

Where to post my rental in NY?

What are some good places in NY to post my apartment for rent? [more inside]
posted by hellbient on Jun 29, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me get rid of the boat anchor...I mean house!

Stuck with a house that I haven't been able to sell, becoming difficult financially to maintain as a rental. Please advise (long, sorry). [more inside]
posted by photo guy on Jun 23, 2010 - 13 answers

iPod App for the Apartment Hunt?

Looking for an iPod Touch database app to collect observations when we visit potential rental apartments. [more inside]
posted by miriam on May 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Where to stash 15 undergrads for 6 weeks? Camping is not an option.

Trying to locate housing for a group of 12-15 students working on a project in Evanston, Illinois between Aug 1st-Sept 15th. Need to think of some creative alternatives and I'm coming up short on creativity. [more inside]
posted by jeanmari on May 5, 2010 - 9 answers

Apartment Rental in Santa Fe for Summer?

Need help finding an apartment to rent in Santa Fe for the summer... [more inside]
posted by terrapin on May 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Contractual protection for renters in a house that might be sold?

We're interested in renting a small house in CA as our primary residence. We're suspicious that the owners/agents are just trying to wait out the market before selling. Is there any meaningful protection that guarantees a minimum stay in the property that can be put into a rental contract/lease, irrespective of whether the owners receive an offer on the house?
posted by lalochezia on Apr 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Some dog friendly Portland rental options?

My parents live in Portland, Oregon and we want to visit the area for the month of June. Me, my wife and our corgi will be driving up from Texas and are looking for a place to stay. Any recommendations on where to find a one month rental in and around Portland?
posted by jeffkramer on Mar 19, 2010 - 2 answers

Is this landlord extortion or a reasonable request?

I live in Los Angeles. My ex landlord says that I bent the frame on the door for the fridge and would like me to pay 399 for a new one. This seems sketchy. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Mar 1, 2010 - 26 answers

Temporary housing for two adults and two dogs in Minneapolis MN

Temporary living accommodations for 2 adults + 2 dogs for 6 months in/near downtown Minneapolis: what are options? [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Feb 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Experienced Sydney renter needs a little more help..

I'm familiar with the nightmare of renting in Sydney, Australia, but need some specific advice on my complicated rental reference situation, and a pet cat. [more inside]
posted by 8k on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

3 different rooms so 3 different rents?

I'm in the hunt for some new roommates in this house, and I'd like suggestions on how best to divvy up rent based on bedroom size and amenities. Also, how should I go about listing the rooms for rent here in central Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 15, 2010 - 11 answers

Subleasing tenant cosmetically damaged my table. How much, if any, of her deposit should I keep?

Subleasing tenant cosmetically damaged my table. How much, if any, of her deposit should I keep? [more inside]
posted by evadery on Sep 3, 2009 - 25 answers

Can my landlord really kick me out?

My landlords want to kick me out and move into my apartment. They gave me the 60 days notice, but I have some questions about the validity of their notice. [more inside]
posted by krunk on Jun 16, 2009 - 17 answers

Where to live in Santa Barbara?

Where are the best neighborhoods in the Santa Barbara area for two 20-something professionals? My boyfriend will be working in Goleta starting in June and we're looking for a 1BR apartment preferably near stuff like grocery shopping, cafes/restaurants, a public library, and running/walking paths. [more inside]
posted by wsquared on Apr 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for a 3-4 bedroom house for rent in Georgetown or Tenleytown. Help?

Moving to DC, looking to rent in Tenleytown or Georgetown. But, I'm having a hard time finding good "house" rental listings. Ideally, we're looking for 4 bedrooms (3 plus an office of some sort), close to metro, some kind of yard would be nice. We're looking to keep it under $4k per month. Starting in June and we're here at least 2 years. Any thoughts of where there might be some good listings (besides Craigslist), or if you know of a good one for rent that might fit, let me know. Thanks!
posted by wflanagan on Apr 25, 2009 - 14 answers

Not a deadbeat but I play one on TV

Rentalfilter: Would you rent to me? I'm not a complete deadbeat, but I am paranoid about looking for a new place to live in the coming months. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 30, 2009 - 8 answers

can a landlord demand more security deposit after you've moved in

nychousingfilter: I signed a lease, moved into my new apartment on the 1st and now my landlord is demanding an extra security deposit. Can they do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 22, 2008 - 15 answers

First/last month's rent scam?

Yet another roommate/deposit recovery question.... [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Oct 7, 2008 - 11 answers

West London two-bed flat search.

LondonFlatSearchFilter: Ms. Kreiger and I need a two-bedroom flat in West London. Where should we be looking for leads? [more inside]
posted by Kreiger on Aug 15, 2008 - 12 answers

What are the cool areas to live in Melbourne?

Need advice from people in Melbourne, or familiar with it about where to live. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Apr 3, 2008 - 21 answers

Advise a SF renter?

Advise a San Francisco renter? I've about 6 weeks left on my current lease, and just had a new roommate move in. Rather than tack him on to the remaining time, my landlord would like to scrap the previous lease and have us sign on for a year. I've a feeling my roommate would prefer that as well. I, however, don't wish to be committed that long. [more inside]
posted by aladfar on Apr 1, 2008 - 9 answers

What should I know about buying a house in Japan?

Calling all Japan MeFites as well as you real estate mavens...I'm thinking of buying a house here in Tokyo, and I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Mar 2, 2008 - 6 answers

What to look for in a house share situation

Young (24) single female looking to sublet a room or share a house with strangers in a large US city. What things should I look for/insist on to maximize my chances of having a pleasant, safe, experience? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

How should a renter deal with foreclosure?

What do renters do when their landlord's property goes through a foreclosure? [more inside]
posted by rezaman on Nov 19, 2007 - 8 answers

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