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Tips for Apartment Searching in SF

Any advice on getting a one-bedroom apartment in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Jul 3, 2014 - 11 answers

Re(le)nting in NYC

This will take a bit of time as I will go into some details but bear with me please.I have seen the earlier threads but the kinda of questions I had are, sort of, very different. I am in early 30's and have just moved to NYC. I am by myself now and expect my wife to join me after December. Currently, am in a hotel provided by my employer and can have this for a month more. My office is in mid-town manhattan (near grand central) and one client whom I would be visiting often is in long island city. I plan to use subway extensively for my travel. So, I have started my house hunting now. Q1: Is this the right time or am I too late and I should beg my employer to give me couple of more weeks? [more inside]
posted by TheLittlePrince on Jul 21, 2013 - 18 answers

Apartment searching in competitive area... tips?

I have started searching for potential apartments almost two months ahead of time to get a feel for size / rent for places in the neighborhood I like. I have quickly learned it's a very popular place to live, and I could use advice on etiquette when going through this process. I feel like it's almost like a job interview. Below is a scenario I encountered and if it doesn't work out, then what can I learn from it? Any owner/landlord input would be greatly appreciated! [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on Jul 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Renting a projector

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 - 8 answers

Negotiating rent increase (Manhattan)

I feel the proposed rent increase is unfair - how can I stay at my current rent? [more inside]
posted by whitelily on Mar 30, 2013 - 13 answers

Upcoming lease issues

In one month I am moving out of my current living situation and moving into an apartment on my own. I'm stressing due to multiple issues, most importantly regarding my rental history, which is shaky, and a roommate that isn't paying rent. Will my rental history cause issues when I try to get a lease? [more inside]
posted by Mister Fabulous on Jul 12, 2012 - 10 answers

How do I find space to do some metalworking?

How do I find a small industrial/workshop/garage space available to rent/share in my city? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 12, 2012 - 4 answers

First as tragedy, then as farce.

A question about friendship and subletting, with loads of little snowflake details inside. In short: what is the honorable thing to do when a friend decides to move abroad and sublet their part of a small two-bedroom apartment? [more inside]
posted by matkline on Jun 25, 2012 - 16 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

rent

How much notice does an NYC landlord have to give before raising rent? [more inside]
posted by Palmfrond on May 23, 2012 - 3 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

Rent from friends or not?

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

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

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

What are the best websites to find a place to rent in Perth, Western Australia?

What are the best websites to find a place to rent in Perth, Western Australia? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on Jul 19, 2011 - 4 answers

I don't want to be a slumlord, I swear!

About to become a landlord in NJ, would like some advice from the HiveMind. [more inside]
posted by pyro979 on May 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Gave 1st month rent but didn't sign lease, and they won't return it.

Girlfriend gave 1st month rent, but hasn't signed lease. They won't give it back. [more inside]
posted by sorrenn on Mar 14, 2011 - 22 answers

Desperately seeking allhomes.com.au for Adelaide

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.
posted by with the singing green stars as our guide on Mar 1, 2011 - 4 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

Business Advice for the Mathematically Challenged

A colleague has asked me to share an office space with her. We are not in the same place financially in our careers. I'm trying to figure out what would be a fair deal for both of us, but I can't seem to get my head around the business logic. Can you guys help? [more inside]
posted by Paris Elk on Sep 1, 2010 - 21 answers

staying in a quirky place with all of my friends?

What cool places (that can occupy 15-30+ people) can I rent in the United States or Canada (similar to Shady Dell)? [more inside]
posted by three bear minimum on Aug 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Moving to SF, seeking advice on neighborhoods and apartments

Moving into San Francisco. Advice on neighborhoods, and finding a place to rent? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Aug 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Save me from living with roommates, please.

How negotiable is rent in Toronto right now? [more inside]
posted by mellifluous on Jul 16, 2010 - 12 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

I don't want to have someone co-sign my apartment, because I'm a grown ass man.

I make more than enough money to pay the rent, but have no recent rental history. How can I convince apartment complexes I don't need a co-signer? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jul 7, 2010 - 15 answers

We are sure you will be pleased with this agreement.

What is a fair way to estimate, over an entire year, the proportion of an electrical bill that is being used for electrical heating? (Previously) [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jul 6, 2010 - 8 answers

Splitting the rent between you, me and Dupree

What is the best way of splitting the rent for a 2 bedroom place where a couple share one room and a single shares the other?
posted by teem on Jun 17, 2010 - 25 answers

Did I get ripped off by a misleading lease agreement?

Vancouver BC Rental Agreement: Heat and Hot Water included. Or is it? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jun 14, 2010 - 17 answers

Fake landlords

My friend, renting a room in a house, has found that the people he was renting from didn't actually own the house. He came home to find an eviction notice on his door and the locks changed. The fake landlords have moved all of their stuff out, changed their phone number, and are gone without a trace. Now my friend can't get to his stuff. [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on May 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Choose the form of the (real estate / finance) Destructor!

Our house in the Chicago suburbs has been on the market for a year, and isn't selling. Should we drop the price till it hurts even more, or try to rent it out and hope the housing market doesn't fall even more? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 12, 2010 - 15 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

Renting an apartment on a freelance income

How difficult is it to rent an apartment with inconsistent/freelance income? [more inside]
posted by Jeanne on Jan 5, 2010 - 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

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

Severe damp in rented house: What are our legal rights?

We rent a shared house in London. There are damp issues in a downstairs room which are known about by the landlord. We have just noticed a severe case of black mould infesting an upstairs wall. What are our legal rights as tenants? [more inside]
posted by bollockovnikov on Jan 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Mold in Bathroom

How do I get my landlord to deal with the mold in my bathroom without compromising my living situation? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Oct 23, 2008 - 15 answers

How do I evict for unpaid rent?

EvictionFilter: How do I evict a tenant for unpaid rent in Tennessee? [more inside]
posted by lost_cause on Jun 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Where could I rent a cello in NYC?

Does anyone know where to rent a high quality student cello short term in NYC? Ideally, I'd like something hand crafted and valued at 10 - 20 k, but if need be I'll go lower end. Looking for a bow, too. Thanks!
posted by paul_smatatoes on Apr 21, 2008 - 2 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

Lawn care advice for renters?

[RentalFilter] Lawn/yard care and rental properties... Does anyone have any experience or advice for a former city boy now stuck with 1/4 acre of rapidly deteriorating yard and no tools to speak of? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Mar 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I legallly be denied access to my fuse box?

MA filter: Must I have fuse box access if I rent an apartment? [more inside]
posted by pikaboy202 on Feb 17, 2008 - 7 answers

How to handle a landlord forging evidence in small claims court (VT)?

How to handle a landlord forging evidence in small claims court (VT)? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Feb 13, 2008 - 15 answers

How much is your w/d worth?

How much is it worth to you to have a washer/dryer in your building? [more inside]
posted by hattifattener on Oct 19, 2007 - 34 answers

The question I pose: Whose roses are those?

What are the ownership boundaries of plants in a rented/shared household? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jul 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Shouldn't our landlord sign the lease too?

We signed a lease (2 copies) on a new apartment in NYC, at our broker's office. The 2 copies were sent to the management company. As promised, the management company sent one of the copies back to us about a week later. It's got our original signatures, but the landlord didn't sign it! The line for the landlord's signature is empty. Doesn't this mean that we're bound to the terms of the contract, but the landlord is not? It seems very wrong. Is it normal? Should we demand a copy of the lease with the signatures of both parties on it?
posted by edlundart on May 28, 2007 - 18 answers

NYC broker recommendations

NYC broker recommendations and resources [more inside]
posted by twoporedomain on Apr 23, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I figure out the best time to rent?

Is there somewhere on the web that offers analyses of the best time to look for an apartment in an area (specifically, Berkeley/Northern Oakland)? Or, alternately, is Craig's List conveniently archived somewhere? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Apr 9, 2007 - 13 answers

Cheap but livable Chicago two bedroom

I'm moving to Chicago with my fiancé in August. We're looking for a two bedroom that we won't regret. Oh, and we're poor as hell. Is it even possible to find a two bedroom for less than $1,000? Inside is a list of more particular criteria. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Apr 2, 2007 - 21 answers

Aspiring landlord needs help obtaining positive cashflow with low down payments!

When I read about people putting 10% down for mortgage financing, how are they achieving this with invesment properties which are not owner-occuopied? Read on for a more thorough explanation... [more inside]
posted by paulino636 on Sep 11, 2006 - 11 answers

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