Humbly requesting the hivemind's expertise on some difficult household cleaning tasks. [more inside]
Landlord/tenant filter: Providing somewhat later than required notice that I'm moving out. How to approach & what should I/can I offer? [more inside]
Help me live in a lighthouse. [more inside]
Problems you'd love to have Filter: my boyfriend's parents just gave him a house. What should we know, and what do we do now? [more inside]
My new apartment is awesome, except for the kitchen. What are some non-permanent things I can do to make it nicer? [more inside]
How negotiable is rent in Toronto right now? [more inside]
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]
Best weekend cabin rental on the Frio River (Texas) for a young couple? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
My wife and I will be traveling to Barcelona at the end of this month for our belated honeymoon. We'll be in Barcelona for just under two weeks and we're looking for a good place to stay. [more inside]
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]
Cross-country rental car help, please! [more inside]
What are some good places in NY to post my apartment for rent? [more inside]
I'm starting to consider a change-of-venue for 6-12 months. Complication: property ownership. Experiences/suggestions on how to make this happen, please! [more inside]
I am working in Central Jersey now (near Princeton), and still living in NYC. Want to know if there any acceptable places for a single guy to live in this area. I checked out River Park at Raritan - it looks ok. Looked at Pike Run in Belle Mead, but I read a number of reviews and they were all pretty bad. Tenants were complaining about bedbugs and poor insulation. Are there any places, preferably on the luxury rental side, that are decent for a single professional to live in the area?
Stuck with a house that I haven't been able to sell, becoming difficult financially to maintain as a rental. Please advise (long, sorry). [more inside]
Where can I rent an accordion for a month in the Boston area? What prices should I expect? [more inside]
My rental house's paint is peeling and generally looks incredibly shabby. My landlord said (verbally) when we moved in last July that he planned to paint it in a few months. A year later, it still hasn't been done. I've asked for updates several times and he says it's on the top of his list but temperature/weather have gotten in the way. Other than that I don't have anything in writing. Complication: his wife is hospitalized with stage IV cancer. He's notified tenants of this as a reason why he's less than responsive lately. Other than the painting issue, he's a great person/landlord. Should I press the issue? If so, what can I do? I'm really torn because his reasons are valid, but my house looks so bad at this point that I'm embarrassed to have guests over.
is it necessary and/or advisable to have a written contract between a subletter and a tenant in nyc?
should I worry about subletting a room in an apartment with no written agreement between me and the tenant on the lease? [more inside]
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?
Should I stay or should I go? (Apartment rental version.) [more inside]
How can I rent a car for a month, and drive a lot, without spending a fortune? [more inside]
We've already agreed to move in to a new apartment in two weeks, but we've received some insider information that the unit had bedbugs. What should we do? [more inside]
Vancouver BC Rental Agreement: Heat and Hot Water included. Or is it? [more inside]
How can we convince our property manager to fix our leaky roof and is our beloved complex disintegrating? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a place to rent a Dutch-style bike near New Haven, CT? [more inside]
Getting the best possible price on a rental car in Orlando. [more inside]
Looking for an alternate beach house rental in late August. [more inside]
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]
Question about flat rental in England. A friend and I will soon be moving out of our current places and sharing a flat together. I'll need to sign a contract for a flat while he's out of the country. How can we end up in a situation where we're both on the tenancy agreement with equal status, as if he'd been present to sign originally? [more inside]
Is there a good web-based equipment hire system available, and if not, how would I go about making one? [more inside]
Looking for an iPod Touch database app to collect observations when we visit potential rental apartments. [more inside]
Trying to locate housing for a group of 12-15 students working on a project in Evanston, Illinois between Aug 1st-Sept 15th. Need to think of some creative alternatives and I'm coming up short on creativity. [more inside]
Need help finding an apartment to rent in Santa Fe for the summer... [more inside]
How long should an end-of-lease final inspection be, and what kind of questions/attitude should I permit/tolerate from the owner? I have been renting a small apartment for about four years, and have just moved out. I had the 'pre-inspection' for moving out today, and the final inspection will be held on the weekend. The apartment is in good condition, I've been a good tenant, but I'm really nervous. [more inside]
What should I know about renting in Salem, MA? [more inside]
Rental agency question/query [more inside]
We're interested in renting a small house in CA as our primary residence. We're suspicious that the owners/agents are just trying to wait out the market before selling. Is there any meaningful protection that guarantees a minimum stay in the property that can be put into a rental contract/lease, irrespective of whether the owners receive an offer on the house?
I need to rent a couple of laptops (PC, not Mac) for a month in Toronto to teach a class. Who do I call to make that happen? [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]
Is my landlord legally required to provide periodic window cleaning? [more inside]
How to report rental income through a property management company on turbotax ? Missing a 1099-MISC form.
How to report rental income through a property management company on turbotax ? Missing a 1099-MISC form. [more inside]
WTF is up with "no cats" clauses in apartment rental ads? Can they really do this? [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.
A car rental agency in Hawaii wants $400 for damage we have no proof we actually did. [more inside]
Which car rental places let you drive out of state? [more inside]
My parents live in Portland, Oregon and we want to visit the area for the month of June. Me, my wife and our corgi will be driving up from Texas and are looking for a place to stay. Any recommendations on where to find a one month rental in and around Portland?
Newbie landlord in training - how can I help a person in desperate need AND be business savvy? (Long winded, please forgive me). [more inside]