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 -
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 -
Does anyone have advice on neighborhoods or general suggestions about safe rental housing options nearby for a student starting grad school at Wayne State University in Detroit?
posted by hdfische
on May 8, 2006 -
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 -
I'm flying up to Cleveland in May for a business meeting and have been toying with the idea of renting a car to drive home to Texas. What's the best way to approach this? [more inside]
posted by DragonBoy
on Apr 11, 2006 -
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 -
My apartment is going condo. Unless it's not. Please help me be less confused. [more inside]
posted by bac
on Mar 21, 2006 -
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 -
Quick show of hands or something: How common is it for landlords to want an extra amount per month, in addition to a pet deposit, for a renter who has a pet cat? I completely understand the need for the pet deposit, but it strikes me a little weird to be told, "Oh, if you have a cat, that's an extra $25 a month."
posted by pax digita
on Mar 19, 2006 -
Help! I need to know where it's safe to park in Lincoln Park, Chicago. The last time I rented a car... [more inside]
posted by auntbee
on Mar 18, 2006 -
We have just moved into a rental condo. The laundry area is equipped for a 110V gas clothes dryer. Of course, ours is an electric dryer requiring 240 Volts. We want to have the outlet converted to the correct voltage, but I'd like to know whether we should expect to pay for this before contacting our new landlord, and how much it will cost. [more inside]
posted by moira
on Mar 16, 2006 -
I'm going to Hilo and Kona, Hawaii in a few weeks and will be renting a car. I'd like to rent a Jeep, but wonder about lockable storage. My second option would be a standard convertible. Anyone rent a Jeep? What did you do about lockable storage? Any other tips for rental a car on the Big Island? We are flying in and out of Hilo.
posted by mhm
on Mar 6, 2006 -
I joined Intelliflix (previously known as dvdbarn) online dvd rental service late last year. I was wondering if anybody had similar experiences like mine with Intelliflix's rental service. [more inside]
posted by flyby22
on Feb 8, 2006 -
My wife and I are going to vacation with another couple this summer and are looking for places in central to eastern Oregon. Where should we stay? [more inside]
posted by xorowo
on Feb 1, 2006 -
i will be renting a car while on vacation in arizona next week. should i opt for the auto insurance? i currently own a car and have both liability and collision insurance. i live in massachusetts, if that makes a difference.
posted by brandz
on Jan 26, 2006 -
I want to visit NYC for a month in April/May.
Any tips for short term rentals? One bed or studio apartment. I hope to be working in the Tribeca area. I live in Australia so pls assume that I know nothing about the rental process and need to start from scratch!
posted by sconbie
on Jan 16, 2006 -
I just moved into one-half of a rented housing duplex. After beginning the process of activating a phone and DSL line, I realized that all the house's phone jacks are plugged into the same phone line. What should I do, what should I ask my landlord to do and what should I ask the phone company to do? [more inside]
posted by Skwirl
on Jan 5, 2006 -
I have rented an apartment in Prince Georges county in Maryland and signed a standard 1 year lease. It's been about 4 months and due to health reasons, I need to move to Florida.
The lease says I can transfer the lease to someone else with written permission from the management. I found someone ready to take over my lease, but when I went to the management to find out the procedure, they said they would not do it. I pointed out the clause, she said that's only if they give me written permission and they would not do it. They have vacant units and they would rent out those.
The lease agreement does not allow sub-leasing, either. What can I do?
posted by naveed
on Dec 28, 2005 -
I want to buy a NetFlix gift certificate for my parents. They live in the U.S. I live in Canada. The online order form (including credit card info) can't handle my non-US address. Furthermore, the customer service number isn't accessible from Canada. Any suggestions, ranging from alternative access method to alternative DVD by mail service providers? [more inside]
posted by Swack
on Dec 15, 2005 -
Christmas Vacation Rentals: I need an island. Or, maybe a peninsula. Or fine, just some peace and quiet. [more inside]
posted by RJ Reynolds
on Dec 12, 2005 -
Landlord inspections: what are they allowed to inspect when they come in? Our landlord decided that since we've been living here for 4 years now, he wants to come in and inspect our apartment (I assume for damage and cleanliness). [more inside]
posted by chickygrrl
on Nov 25, 2005 -
With a lot of sports and activities, beginners rent equipment while regulars own their own. In which ones does this make a big difference in the experience? And where does it not matter?
posted by smackfu
on Nov 23, 2005 -
I've been spending way to much money on crappy video games lately. So I thought I would check out a few online video game rental sites to try before I buy. I've heard gamefly.com and redoctane.com both seem good but don't know what to choose. I'm really not sure what to look for here besides that I'm looking to rent ps2, gamecube, PSP, DS and GBA games
What online rental services have you used before? Which do you prefer? Besides gamefly and red octane.. what else is out there?
posted by buybelen
on Nov 7, 2005 -
Moving to the SF Bay area for work and I've been talking with an old college friend about potentially sharing a place (he's living there already). Wondering if anyone knows how to locate rental properties that would offer us a degree of privacy in our living arrangements, while still letting us share utilities and other costs? [more inside]
posted by idontlikewords
on Oct 29, 2005 -
I am asking this on behalf of a friend. Does anybody know of any good costume rental places in Toronto? She is looking for plus size ladies' costumes for Halloween.
posted by synecdoche
on Oct 14, 2005 -
I got a parking ticket on a rental car in Reykjavik, Iceland recently (meter expired.) I'm back in the US now. The ticket is all in Icelandic (but there is a web address
) and I don't see any obvious location for a credit card # or really anything to make heads or tails of it. How do I pay it? [more inside]
posted by neustile
on Oct 13, 2005 -
What's the best way to transport 50 people 200 miles at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by mr.dan
on Sep 29, 2005 -
I need to rent an auditorium or theatre for a night. My organization is having its annual meeting and they need 200 seats, a meeting room, and a reception area. Is there a directory of theaters/auditoriums/conference centers in NYC? [more inside]
posted by chelseagirl
on Sep 8, 2005 -
My wife and I just had to re-up on our apartment lease a month or so ago, and as luck would have it last week, we found the house of our dreams (we can actually afford it!). Not thinking about the apt. lease ramifications, we placed an offer on the house, it was accepted and now we are 45 days from closing. Now that that's our landlord is telling us that we owe 2 months rent as lease break charge AND rent for any months the apartment remains unlet? Can they do this? [more inside]
posted by psmealey
on Aug 19, 2005 -
I have always been a bit of a privacy nut, but now I have become a landlord, and have to look at the issue from the other side. Need some help/advice from any Canadian landlords out there...... [more inside]
posted by TheFeatheredMullet
on Jul 5, 2005 -
My wife and I are planning to fly into Seattle and drive down the coast of Oregon and California to San Francisco. We want to rent a car one-way, but the prices seem horrific. Are there any tips or alternatives?
posted by malaprohibita
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Advice for short term living in a rural area: Should I rent a single family house? If so, how do I go about doing that and what are the benefits and pitfalls? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Jun 28, 2005 -