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]
They say their background check turned up something awful. I have never been arrested. Now what? [more inside]
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]
I have a job offer in San Francisco. I understand that renting there is more difficult than it's ever been. My requirements are: I want to be able to walk + bike + BART/Bus to work, which is around South Beach.
Other than that, I am cool with East Bay, South, whatever. I could swing $2500-ish a month, but that is an upper boundary.
Tell me about neighborhoods, tell me whether there exist "apartment headhunters" who could reliably do this for me, school me thoroughly.
Thank you in advance.
renting to a group of friends - how to make this attractive to landlords [more inside]
My current rental house is too small, so I'm looking for a larger house or apartment to rent when my lease is up next month. I have excellent income and strong credit and good references, with roots in the area. I'm friendly and professional. But I have a feeling that potential landlords may be refusing to rent to me because they suspect I am pregnant. (I am not.) [more inside]
I'm trying to arrange private student accommodation for next year in a smallish university town in the UK, as part of a group of four students. Decent shared accomodation for four people is few and far between -- but three
-person houses are abundant and awesome. How bad an idea is it for one of us to be a permanent 'guest'? [more inside]
Where can we get an interior door with a pre-installed pet door/cat flap? This is in/around Toronto. [more inside]
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]
I rent a basement apartment in Washington, DC in a neighborhood that recently experienced serious, repeated dirty water flooding due to issues with the water system (specifically, Bloomingdale
I evacuated amidst the first of three floods and I haven't lived there since. I don't believe I can move back in, so I'd like some help understanding what I am supposed to do next. [more inside]
Who is responsible for rental pool damage? [more inside]
My wife and I are in a position to possibly buy the duplex we have rented for many years. Ownership would entail renting the other half of the building to a tenant. That half is currently unoccupied. We have never been homeowners or landlords before.
Has anyone ever lived in the same building as their tenant? I can think of both perks and nightmares. Any considerations or advice to the reality of that scenario?
You are not our lawyer, etc.
Need tips and strategy for getting a rental house. Our rental market is very tight (in north Seattle). Landlords can afford to be picky. At first glance, we don't look like ideal tenants.
We are putting our big fancy house on the market. We've been wanting to downsize for a long time. Just now, the market timing is very good. Our property is desirable and we can expect a decent price, and equity pay-out at closing.
When the house sells, we plan to rent a small house in North Seattle. Looking for a 6 month to 1 year lease.
(more detail below...) [more inside]
Bedbugs in Los Angeles in a (really great, otherwise) rental - Landlord's had it "treated" once, and it hasnt worked. Could use some advice on next steps, before I completely lose my mind. Long-ish sob story inside... [more inside]
I just want an apartment by myself in San Francisco. Is this impossible? [more inside]
The townhome that my SO and I paid a deposit on was rented out from under us by the owner, who did so not only behind our back, but behind the back of the property management company that they contracted with. What is the best way to proceed here? [more inside]
I'm about to become a landlord and need help deciding what to do with the current renters. [more inside]
I'm considering a short-term - four to nine months - relocation to southwestern Connecticut (Norwalk area). It will be all work, with not that much time for whatever pleasures are offered by the East coast. I would like to know some practical things about a move like this: [more inside]
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]
Renting a furnished property. Moved in to discover that (private) landlord has left not just furniture, but many personal effects and rubbish, in every nook and cranny, and is filthy. What to do?
How to manage my mortgate and insurance while I am away from my house for an extended period? [more inside]
Where can I rent an accordion for a month in the Boston area? What prices should I expect? [more inside]
Should I stay or should I go? (Apartment rental version.) [more inside]
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]
We've been thinking about moving to Jamaica Plain for a while but have been looking mostly around Centre St / Sumner Hill / Pondside. Now we've found a pretty great place available, but it's on the "wrong" side of the tracks, due east from Green St station, right by Franklin Park.
So, how is it around there? How is Franklin Park? We're somewhat worried about crime/safety. Also somewhat worried about being relatively far from the nicer shops/etc on Centre.
Would love to read any advice on this specific area, or JP / Franklin Park in general.
Newbie landlord in training - how can I help a person in desperate need AND be business savvy? (Long winded, please forgive me). [more inside]
How can I calculate the ROI on a rental property in a bubble busted area? Is this as poor an investment as I fear? How can I show my friend? [more inside]
Do I have to divulge stuff that isn't on my record? [more inside]
I rented a car and a taxi hit me while I was parallel parking. The car was not dented, but there is a bit of yellow paint on the bumper. Unfortunately, I declined all coverage. What advice do you have before I return the car (in a few hours) to the company? [more inside]
Ever scratch a rental car in Europe? [more inside]
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]
I've just rented a new place to live and there are problems with the property that were not fully disclosed to me - what recourse do I have with my landlord or what can i do on my own without pissing off the HOA? [more inside]
I am trying to end my tenancy in a month-to-month lease in Los Angeles, but the landlord says that submitting a 30-day-notice won't absolve me of any future responsibility if my roommate stays in the apartment. Please hope me! [more inside]
I just found out my landlord has been secretly taping our conversations. She uses a tape recorder hidden in her purse. The landlord is in the process of evicting another tenant of the building and has asked the court to bring in tapes of conversations as evidence. The judge gave her forms to fill out so she can get the tape recorder and tapes past security. [more inside]
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]
nycfilter: is it legal to rent a newly-renovated apartment in an old residential building that doesn't have its certificate of occupancy yet? [more inside]
How should I handle a broken window at my apartment? [more inside]
How do I rent my house in San Francisco? [more inside]
If asked directly, I will tell the owners I do not intend to buy the property I live in, but they are 'hinting' and I have a lot of time left in the lease...how to avoid "isn't this place great!?" small talk? [more inside]
I just leased a two bedroom apartment. I want to rent out the 2nd bedroom however I do not want whom ever I rent the room out to, to go on my lease. The lease I signed of course says that only I am permitted to live in the apartment (even though its a two bedroom). Do people routinely rent out their extra rooms without adding people to their lease? [more inside]
Two weeks ago I rented a new place. A previous tenant left the washer and dryer here. I can't figure out who owns what! Help! [more inside]
A rental car I had rented was scratched and dented. There was damage in the same area prior to my renting the car, which was noted on my rental agreement. I am very suspicious of the way the rental company has handled this since, and I believe they are charging me for more than they should. I have no problem paying for the damage, but the situation makes me feel very uncomfortable. [more inside]
Seeing this question
and this question
about noisemaking in apartments made me think about my situation. I am the noisemaker.
Supposedly. [more inside]