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Should I try to get out of this lease?

I recently signed a lease on a new apartment that I'm supposed to move into on January 16. Now, I'm having serious second thoughts and trying to figure out if I should talk to the owner about getting out of the lease. I paid a deposit, but don't mind forfeiting that. I've been looking for a new place for the last four months, ever since new neighbors moved in upstairs. I have insomnia, though my sleep had been ok earlier in the year; it got much worse, though, because the new neighbors are frequently up late talking loudly. Even smaller sounds, like their footsteps on the hardwood floor above me, started to bother me. It's been a huge problem because I haven't slept well essentially since they moved in, and though I tried to talk with them, I definitely want to move. [more inside]
posted by three_red_balloons on Dec 21, 2013 - 17 answers

Help us find an apartment in Amsterdam

So we made this happen. Now all we need is a place to live for the first of November. And are having a heck of a time of it.. [more inside]
posted by dobie on Oct 19, 2013 - 8 answers

Bedbugs, roaches, deep paralyzing renter's remorse. Oh my.

I'm PERHAPS overly paranoid about renting an apartment. I need some advice from sane, non-traumatized people to make sure I take all necessary precautions while also not rendering myself homeless by default. [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Apr 2, 2013 - 25 answers

Moving cross-country and clueless about housing.

In May I will be moving to the Bay Area for work. Where should I live? How should I look for a place? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Mar 26, 2013 - 12 answers

What Are Your Rights When a Landlord Wants to Break a Lease?

Asking for a couple of friends living in Washington, D.C. They signed a lease and put down security deposits to rent a two-bedroom condo with move in on Saturday. The guy just called them and said that he's changed his mind, and he doesn't want to rent the place anymore and he is currently living there. What can they do about it since they haven't actually moved in yet? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Mar 11, 2013 - 15 answers

Are we unqualified?

Apartment-hunting: are we doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Jul 18, 2012 - 22 answers

Moving via RV

Help me move from Oregon to NYC Part 2: Moving in a rented RV. [more inside]
posted by pseudonick on Jul 11, 2012 - 3 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

Help With Apartment Hunting in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Moving to New York from Florida to take a job at the beginning of January, and i'm having some trouble finding a good place to live, mostly that I don't really know how to find good places that aren't on craigslist/padmapper. The friend i'm going to live with works in Greenpoint, so we're leaning heavily on that neighborhood, just off the Greenpoint or Nassau stops, so only one of us has to take the subway to work. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on Nov 29, 2011 - 8 answers

Seeking Housemate Situation for The First Time - Help Me Present Myself Best

Looking for an apartment share. There are limited options in my price range, so I need to maximize my appeal. What can I do to make myself sound like a good roommate in my intro emails and calls? [more inside]
posted by Fire on Jul 20, 2011 - 31 answers

Tiny, Cheap, Awesome Philly Apartment?

One bedroom apartment in Philly--University City or Center City? Price, location, ventilation... [more inside]
posted by zeek321 on Jan 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Live/Work Space in Brooklyn?

Moving to Brooklyn, and have some specific questions about how to go about finding the right space and then actually renting it. Help, NYC Mefites! [more inside]
posted by nosila on Nov 14, 2010 - 8 answers

nuke it from orbit

How to scrub a carpeted rental apartment of cat residue? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Aug 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Landlord has vanished with my money.

My former landlord is ignoring my communications and hasn't returned an accidental rent over-payment. What are my legal options here in the UK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2010 - 2 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

Get me out of this place and into a sweet loft!

What's the best way to safely sublet our apartment? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Feb 28, 2010 - 2 answers

How do I get my landlord to repair my apartment complex's appliances?

The superintendent of my building has been dragging her feet for months on getting the building's washer and dryers repaired. In my lease, it says that the landlord is responsible for the upkeep of these items. The management company that actually owns the building and pays the super's salary is also not being responsive. Now what? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Sep 12, 2008 - 13 answers

Worst Case Scenario: What happens when you break a lease?

Worst-Case-Scenario-Filter: What would happen if we broke our lease? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Feb 15, 2007 - 11 answers

Broker/agent recommendations for Jersey City rentals, please!

Looking for some specifics and some general advice: broker/realtor/agency recommendations for finding a rental in Jersey City, and/or links to general resources for someone new to real estate/apartment hunting. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Nov 28, 2006 - 2 answers

bedsit? bedsh*t more like!

I made a hasty decision and now I'm regretting it. [more inside]
posted by iamcrispy on Sep 21, 2006 - 14 answers

Journal Square is the dumps!

We're thinking of moving to Jersey City from points west, and have some questions about it which aren't answered in this previous JC AskMe. Sincere apologies for the length! [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Sep 20, 2006 - 10 answers

nasty, brutish, and short

I have a questions about apartment hunting in New York. [more inside]
posted by Falconetti on Jan 24, 2006 - 22 answers

inside scoop on renting chicago apartments

Needing the inside scoop on apartment renting in Chicago. I've read the previous threads about apartment hunting in Chicago and have looked into the suggestions that were offered, but what I think I need are some one-off apartments that are being rented out directly by the owners/ landlords. Are there any resources that list such vacancies? As I imagine it, the resource would be a bit quieter than Craigslist or the Reader. [more inside]
posted by auntbee on Dec 29, 2005 - 11 answers

Apartmenting finding services - worth the money?

I'm looking for an apartment in the Cambridge/Somerville, MA area for (*shudder*) Sept. 1. My question is: given that finding a truly "no-fee" apartment here is nigh-impossible here*, is it worthwhile to go somewhere like Grand Central Apartments? [more inside]
posted by bobot on Jun 24, 2005 - 16 answers

How should I find an apartment in Columbus, OH?

Columbus (OH) filter...

I just arrived a a hotel and rented for a week; I'm starting work at my new job on Wednesday. Any MeFi'ers from around here? Where and how should I go about nailing down an apartment?
posted by alumshubby on Dec 27, 2004 - 6 answers

What's the best way to find an apartment in NYC?

NYCaptFilter: I'm moving to NYC (yay!) and sorry, but I'm going to drive you all nuts with questions for the next few weeks. #1: Best way to find an apartment? I know the city, but would like tips on finding a good place. Broker? Classified listings? Pitfalls to avoid? How do I find something rent stabilized? Any opinion about rentdirect.com? I promise to host a meetup when I get settled.
posted by CunningLinguist on Dec 10, 2004 - 37 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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