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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

Hello, we'd like to outsource our home office.

My boyfriend and I would like to rent a nearby office space to use as....well, office space. However, neither of us have enough freelance income to justify the cost on the application papers. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on May 19, 2014 - 12 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

Renting my condo

I have owned a condo apartment for five years. I do not have a mortgage. My parents gave me the money to pay for it cash, and I pay them back at a rate $800 a month, no interest. The condo was not a gift as I'm fully expected to repay my parents. I suppose the "gift" was a loan with no interest. I want to move out and rent my place out. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by ohmy on Dec 5, 2013 - 18 answers

renting to a group of friends

renting to a group of friends - how to make this attractive to landlords [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 25, 2013 - 7 answers

What did you wish you'd known before renting a particular apartment?

When checking out potential new apartments, what problems do you wish you hadn't overlooked? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Oct 13, 2012 - 73 answers

Help: NYC apartment search

Help me move to NYC Part 1: Finding an apartment (Brooklyn? Jersey City?) [more inside]
posted by pseudonick on Jun 29, 2012 - 41 answers

Why should my landlord be involved with me insuring my own stuff?

Can my landlord require that I add them to my renter's insurance when I renew my apartment lease? And is this normal? (Michigan, USA) [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Feb 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Throwing good rent after bad

Our new rental house is turning out to be a ton of work (for us) a money pit (for us and our landlady) and just an all-around major problem. I need advice on when it's worth it to stick it out, and when to cut your losses. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Oct 21, 2011 - 19 answers

What are my rights in Washington state regarding the sale of the property I rent by my landlord?

As a tenant, what are my rights regarding my landlord's ability to sell the property to a new owner before the end of the lease? [more inside]
posted by NBJack on Oct 14, 2011 - 10 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'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

How to find housing in Madison from a distance?

[Badger-filter] We have specific questions about renting in Madison, WI from across the country. [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin on Feb 9, 2011 - 13 answers

Signing a Lease - is this normal?

I'm about to sign a lease, but am questioning some of the lease terms. Are these provisions normal? [more inside]
posted by seesom on Dec 4, 2010 - 21 answers

Apartment Hunting for Dummies.

My girlfriend and I are looking at apartments in Savannah, GA this Friday, but we are at a loss as to what questions we should be asking and what we should be looking for when we physically see the apartments. [more inside]
posted by arcolz on Nov 30, 2010 - 12 answers

Renting in Toronto

Toronto Filter: I will likely be moving to Toronto in the next 2 months, and I need help deciding on a neighbourhood. Advice on resources for finding a good rental would be awesome too. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Jul 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Tips for Renting with Bad Credit - SF

I have bad credit and I'm looking to rent an apartment in San Francisco. I tried to get a place early last month before I arrived and had a bad experience (very judgy and insulting leasing company) over my credit. Now I'm feeling really nervous. Any suggestions to help me feel confident going into apartment viewings? [more inside]
posted by amycup on Jul 8, 2010 - 17 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

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

I can haz domessile?

Why is it that landlords are so reticent to allow cats in rental properties? [more inside]
posted by Emperor SnooKloze on Mar 5, 2010 - 34 answers

Home Sweet Brooklyn

When is the best month to move in New York?? [more inside]
posted by Unred on Jul 29, 2009 - 11 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

Renters Insurance for cohabitating couple

My SO and I (unmarried) are combining two apartments into one. We both currently have renters insurance of our own, each from our own car insurance company (not the same company). We are not interested in combining our car insurance under one account. Should we get renters insurance for both of us from one of our car insurance companies, or should we each retain our separate renters insurance that covers "my own stuff"?
posted by matildaben on Nov 6, 2008 - 7 answers

Do I need to look for a rental house now or wait?

How long in advance should I look for a house to rent? And where do I look besides Craigslist? [more inside]
posted by zompus on Aug 13, 2008 - 8 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

Doc recommendations

"Quiet" documentary recommendations. [more inside]
posted by Salmonberry on Oct 21, 2007 - 24 answers

house a vs house b, cage match!

A tale of two houses: House owned by agency A - our first choice in a rental. House owned by agency B - our second, but still cool choice. We've been offered House B (small applause). House A, however, is being held up in the approval process, because my boyfriend's old landlord wont verify that he rented from them. Guess who the landlord is? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Sep 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Hapless painter wants to take a stab at video art. Cheaply.

Video camera rental advice: I'm looking to make an exceedingly simple, short video (an art project, if you will) and I'm looking to rent a fairly high quality camera to do it with. The condition is that I need a camera that can function reasonably (I'm not expecting miracles, here, but I don't want horribly washed-out, grainy business) in a very low-light situation. I'm applying for a small grant to do this, and I can't afford more than maybe $200 for a day's rental, $250 tops. [more inside]
posted by wreckingball on Feb 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Shiny Faucet Envy

FaucetFilter: I'm in a rental apartment, and my heavy cooking and homebrewing proclivities have me pining for a better kitchen faucet. Do you have any advice for finding, installing (and then when I move out), uninstalling a higher-end sink faucet? [more inside]
posted by garfy3 on Nov 29, 2006 - 9 answers

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment?

How to avoid paying an insane broker's fee when renting a Manhattan apartment? [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Jul 8, 2006 - 14 answers

Should I use an apartment locator service?

I have to move by July 30th, and I've started looking for a place. I would prefer a private landlord vs. a managed complex. In my searching, an apartment locator service has come up, and I'm wondering if I should use them. [more inside]
posted by golden_lady on May 16, 2006 - 5 answers

New House Renting Questions

I'm looking at renting a house with two or three friends. We're all young (early 20s) and I'm the only one that really has much of a credit history. What do I need to know about working this out? [more inside]
posted by Bondrake on May 12, 2006 - 11 answers

Rent negociations

How to negotiate a good deal on rent with an owner inexperienced with the rental market? [more inside]
posted by saffron on May 5, 2006 - 4 answers

2 Month Rental Car in NYC?

So we need to rent a car for 2 months this summer, and most car rental agencies are quoting us numbers in excess of $2 or 3K. What Would The Green Do? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Apr 2, 2006 - 10 answers

Help Kato Kaelin Find A Home That Isn't My Living Room

What will it take for my friend to find an apartment now that he's been evicted? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Mar 21, 2006 - 12 answers

Need help convincing my landlord to accept a shortened notice to vacate my apartment.

Need help convincing my landlord to accept a shortened notice to vacate my apartment. [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Nov 21, 2005 - 20 answers

Advice on renting a motorcycle in Switzerland?

I will be at a conference in Lausanne, Switzerland next week. When the conference is over, I have a few days before I have to fly home. I think I'd like to rent a motorcycle and spend that time riding in the mountains. Does anyone have any recommendations for going about this? Should I try to rent the bike ahead of time, or just do it once I'm there? Can I expect to find a place that will rent bikes in Lausanne, or should I plan on going back to Geneva to get one?
posted by badstone on Oct 1, 2004 - 8 answers

Was my landlord out of line to pass my key to another tenant?

TenantFilter: So I gave permission for the building manager to let a contractor into my apartment to do some fix up work. Not only does she not let him in personally, which is what I thought I okayed, but she leaves the key to another tenant to pass on to the contractor when he shows up. Am I overreacting in thinking that was way out of line? How do I go about responding to something like this? [more inside]
posted by ODiV on Jul 18, 2004 - 10 answers

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