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.
posted by anonymous
on Apr 27, 2012 -
Want to rent a BMW 3 or equivalent when I am in NJ. Pick up Newark airport or any other NJ location within 60 miles of Newark Airport. I found websites that rent out exotic cars for like $2k a day. I am not looking for an exotic car. I just want something like a bmw 3 or audio a4 etc. Can anyone recommend a site or rental company? I can look up the rates but if you know them then feel free to mention it. Thanks!
posted by r2d2
on Apr 22, 2012 -
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 -
I need to rent (or acquire, if renting is silly) a sandblaster, as well as the correct abrasive material to sandblast the interior of a 22' fiberglass sailboat.
I have access to a large air compressor, and I'm handy with tools - just never used a sandblaster before. [more inside]
posted by namewithoutwords
on Mar 22, 2012 -
What's a fair way to deal with bike rental cancellations and/or security deposits for a small company just getting into this? [more inside]
posted by kpht
on Mar 13, 2012 -
I've been given the option to rent-to-own the house we live in, which I love. Can you hope me navigate this and thus, prevent me getting royally taken by my millionaire and slightly unstable landlord? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame
on Mar 9, 2012 -
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 -
Okay, so it finally happened. I got hit by a rental scam in LA. Now what? More inside. [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Jan 30, 2012 -
I am taking a short (weekend) let on a holiday property just outside of London, UK. It's a big house with lots of bedrooms that is used for weddings, hen parties and corporate team-building as well as for family holidays. In addition to 100% payment in full in advance (which I expected), the people letting the property are demanding £1l as a damage deposit one month before I arrive at the property. Their T&Cs state that they will give this back to me one month after I leave the property. [more inside]
posted by skylar
on Jan 16, 2012 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 11, 2012 -
Looking to travel to Israel soon and interested in renting a motorcycle - anyone know of good places to rent in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem that allow for travel around the country? [more inside]
posted by HoyaSaxa
on Jan 10, 2012 -
I am accepting a job in Winston-Salem NC, and would like to find a nice place to rent, either an apartment or a rental house, while minimizing my commute in the northwestern quadrant of the city. Can anyone recommend a realtor or a good site that lists local rentals in this area?
posted by sonic meat machine
on Dec 5, 2011 -
Are there any good rental agencies in Portsmouth, NH?
My brother needs to find an apartment there in the next few weeks and Craiglist isn't turning up much. We are accustomed to the Boston area where there are countless rental agencies but it seems that Portsmouth doesn't have any.
posted by kmavap
on Nov 22, 2011 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 6, 2011 -
What's the best way to access a car in L.A. for two weeks without going through a traditional car rental agency? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic
on Nov 4, 2011 -
Looking for an "affordable" neighborhood in the Bay Area to rent in. Criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by skwm
on Nov 4, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
Looking for information about renting in Gulfport / Biloxi area. [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Oct 21, 2011 -
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 -
How can I either simply fix my apartment's toilet or get maintenance to actually permanently fix it? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot
on Oct 2, 2011 -
San Diego Filter: Where's the cheapest/best place to rent a bike in SD? Also, I'm thinking about biking from downtown SD to Torrey Pine State Park--is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by bluelight
on Sep 27, 2011 -
I'm trying to rent a big house in Montreal to accommodate somewhere between 8-12 people this coming November for a conference. Does anyone have any specific experiences or recommendations? [more inside]
posted by eagle-bear
on Sep 15, 2011 -
Best software for keeping track of room rentals at a facility owned by a non-profit? [more inside]
posted by monkeysock
on Sep 9, 2011 -
Conflicting problems with both non-closing windows and likely lead paint in a Los Angeles rental. Maintenance plan to grind them all down later this week and I'm pregnant and worried about the dust. I would deeply appreciate some advice on how this might play out and how to handle it (yes, not legal advice) especially advice from those who know about California and LA rental issues. [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean
on Sep 7, 2011 -
Isn't my landlord responsible for payment in cleanup of heavy Hurricaine flood damage to rental? I was told to get Flood insurance for my possessions, which I have, with a limited policy I could only get with Management pulling strings. Now multimillionaire landlord wants me to pay for cleanup through my insurance (which doesn't cover that.) Is this legal in NJ?
posted by Summer05
on Aug 31, 2011 -
TX landlord filter. Can I charge against a deposit for decreased lifespan of carpet when I'm not actually replacing the carpet yet? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Aug 24, 2011 -
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 -
How do you gain "handyman" skills to the extent that you can manage a rental property? [more inside]
posted by abdulf
on Aug 16, 2011 -
Inept Los Angeles apartment management accounting, part 2: they now claim the $26 we owe them is from January 2010. My new question is: is it even legit that they are making this claim after 1.5 years? Is there a time limit? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered
on Aug 8, 2011 -
I'm looking to rent a house or cabin on New Year's Eve and the night before for 15-20 people. It needs to be within 4 hours of Chicago, and ideally within 4 hours of Iowa City as well, though the Iowa people can probably stop over in Chicago if the place is worth the longer trip. I've found places online, but thought I'd query the hive mind to see if anyone knows of somewhere super awesome I haven't found. [more inside]
posted by scottreynen
on Aug 5, 2011 -
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 -
I want to travel to Europe (France, Germany, Austria, and maybe Poland) this fall. I have never left the United States. I have absolutely no idea how to plan this. Many details inside. [more inside]
posted by Hey Dean Yeager!
on Jul 28, 2011 -