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How much does oil heat cost in Milwaukee?

I'm trying to find information on how much I should budget for heat in an apartment that uses oil heating. If you use oil heat, can you give me an estimate of your bills for that service as well as how many square feet you are heating? I'm in Milwaukee, WI.
posted by philosophygeek on Jul 22, 2013 - 6 answers

I am not your mom

How do I handle tenants who live in my house and don’t clean up after themselves? I am a landlord/resident who is not there daily. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Jul 15, 2013 - 30 answers

This tenant does not look good on paper

I'm trying to help a friend find an apartment to rent. She is on a low fixed income which will not meet the gross-income-must-be-3x-rent formula most landlords around here require their renters to meet, but she will be receiving assistance from family to ensure her expenses are covered. What kind of support or advice could I provide to help her find a place that will rent to her? [more inside]
posted by prize bull octorok on Jun 26, 2013 - 15 answers

What do you wish you'd known when choosing your first apartment?

At the end of the summer I'll be selecting and moving into my first apartment after living in a house with roommates for several years, and I'm looking to discover what things I don't know that I don't know. [more inside]
posted by randomnity on Jun 14, 2013 - 79 answers

AirBNB and [not] breaking the law

If I want to charge visitors a fee to stay in the apartment I rent form a landlord, what might I want in my lease? Would I absolutely need a clause about subletting? What are the exceptions? [more inside]
posted by jander03 on May 28, 2013 - 11 answers

Loans for NYC Moving Expenses

I'm planning to move from one NYC neighborhood to another at the end of the summer. Though I'm 99% sure I'll be able to cover all potential expenses (movers, security deposit, first/last month's rent, broker's fee), I was wondering if there's a reputable company that advances small loans to help cover these costs. [more inside]
posted by incomple on May 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Virginia Lease Question - Landlord threatening to withold deposit

Recently my toilet stopped working. I emailed my landlord to ask to send a plumber. The landlord suggested the I try to use a plunger and liquid plumber. I did both but was still unable to fix the problem. I told the landlord this in writing over email. A plumber was sent and fixed the problem. Now landlord is saying the I will have to pay this cost from the security deposit. Help? Should I be responsible for this charge? How should I proceed with my landlord? Thank you in advance.
posted by seesom on Apr 29, 2013 - 31 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

liability after apartment fire in NYC

The other night there was a fire in my friend's building in New York City; the fire was on the 10th floor, he lives on the 21st. He wasn't present while the fire happened, but there was smoke damage to his apartment, particularly to his clothes. My friend doesn't have renter's insurance. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Mar 12, 2013 - 9 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

Renting. It's freaking me out a little.

After years living in flatshares, MrMippy and I are moving in together. That part's fine - it's dealing with estate agencies and huge sums of cash that scares me. Help me calm down about it so I can think about how to furnish our flat in peace! (We are in London.) [more inside]
posted by mippy on Feb 28, 2013 - 6 answers

Pipe dreamin'

A studio or one-bedroom in a desirable* part of Brooklyn for less than $1200/month. Is this even slightly possible anymore? [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Feb 26, 2013 - 18 answers

Getting back to sleep

How can I get back to sleep quickly after being awoken in the middle of the night? [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Feb 17, 2013 - 24 answers

Looking for a rental agent in San Francisco

I am looking for a rental agent in San Francisco, but I'm confused about how they work. I am looking for the equivalent of a realtor -- someone who has access to all the listings, and will show me various properties (regardless of who owns them) until I find one I like. Does this exist for renting, and do you have any recommendations for someone who does this work? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Jan 18, 2013 - 7 answers

How hard is it to rent with bad credit in Toronto?

I've got poor credit, a cat, and some questions about renting in the Toronto area. [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Jan 6, 2013 - 12 answers

Rental Impasse

What are best ways to advertise a rental flat in London without using an estate agent? [more inside]
posted by Brian Lux on Jan 3, 2013 - 7 answers

How serious should I be taking the black mold that is growing in my Pacific Northwest apartment?

How seriously should I be taking the black mold that is growing in my Pacific Northwest apartment? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2012 - 25 answers

Renting Advice

I'm searching for a house to rent with some friends, and I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by mcav on Dec 9, 2012 - 4 answers

Money back from letting agents?

UK Rental filter [posted for a friend]: My friend paid the deposit + first month's rent for an apartment, but has yet to sign the lease; his circumstances have changed suddenly and he now wants to back out - can he get his money back? [more inside]
posted by gmb on Dec 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Someone already used "Shipping up to Boston" but I can't think of anything else because I have all these questions.

Moving to Boston from the South. Single parent. So many questions. [more inside]
posted by woodvine on Nov 26, 2012 - 24 answers

Looking for a cottage rental around Ottawa, but don't know where to look

I'm looking at renting a cottage around Ottawa from just before Christmas to just before New Year's Day--Dec 22-29, give or take a day. I don't know the area at all, and haven't the faintest idea where to start. Help? [more inside]
posted by Decimask on Nov 6, 2012 - 3 answers

What did you wish you'd known before renting a particular apartment?

When checking out potential new apartments, what problems do you wish you hadn't overlooked? [more inside]
posted by corey flood on Oct 13, 2012 - 73 answers

Do I save by moving into my apartment in the winter rather than the summer?

Apartment lease economics: I'm planning to move to a new apartment. I'm considering waiting until winter to move in, because leases are cheaper in the off season. But will my rate just go up when it's time to renew a year later? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Sep 20, 2012 - 3 answers

Apartment hunting with a mold allergy (Chicago)

I have a rather serious mold allergy. How should I go about finding a mold-free (or almost mold-free) apartment in Chicago? [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Sep 16, 2012 - 3 answers

Renting in the UK

Moving to England! Help us make our UK renting experience go as smoothly as possible. [more inside]
posted by harujion on Aug 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Renter's Insurance in California?

Renter's Insurance in California? [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Aug 15, 2012 - 6 answers

Where should I even be LOOKING?

Trying to rent a room in (South East) London. As we all know, renting in this city is a sweat, a nightmare, and a racket. But my question is pretty specific - what sites do you use other than Spareroom and Gumtree? Thanks.
posted by Ted Maul on Jul 31, 2012 - 3 answers

Are we unqualified?

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

To Sue or Not to Sue?

We've been living in a house in Oregon that has been converted from a four bedroom to a two bedroom plus pottery studio. We've recently had some major issues with the landlords regarding a plumbing issue (see previous question). Well, the landlords wanted us to pay half of the plumbing bill. I said "Hell No" then they asked us to move. They have found new tenants and I don't want the owners to get away with the shit they pulled on us. [more inside]
posted by ohmansocute on Jul 17, 2012 - 25 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

What are the hidden secrets of renting?

We know how to buy, sell, and own a house in the burbs, but what are the secrets to renting and living in an apartment in Boston? [more inside]
posted by Quizicalcoatl on Jul 8, 2012 - 8 answers

Padmapper alternatives?

Now that Padmapper can't pull in Craigslist listings, are there any alternatives that help you wade through Craigslist apartment ads? [more inside]
posted by pavane on Jul 3, 2012 - 7 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

Where can I rent a tux near Winter Park, Colorado?

My fiance and I have set a date and location! May 25, 2013 in Winter Park, Colorado! I need help finding and pricing places to rent a tux for the big day. The event is outdoors in the beautiful rocky mountains. I want a black tux with my groomsmen in Gray. We're looking for a place either in Denver or Winter Park because after the big wedding, her and I are flying out the next day for the honeymoon! Who rents Tuxes near Denver or Winter park? How much should I expect to pay for a rental? When should I start looking at rentals?
posted by snow_mac on Jun 12, 2012 - 5 answers

What are my rights with a landlord trying to sell the house I'm renting?

I'm currently renting a house in North Carolina and the landlord has decided to try to sell it. What are my rights regarding showings, and what is my best course of action to try to fix this situation? [more inside]
posted by crayz on Jun 5, 2012 - 14 answers

Best way to fix hole on painted wall?

Oh crapsticks! What is the best way to fix a slightly gouged hole on a painted wall? [more inside]
posted by mooza on May 26, 2012 - 8 answers

apartment hunting in SF during boom times

We're trying to find an apartment to rent in SF (1-2br in the Mission or Noe Valley) and it's difficult. Competition is intense (20+ candidates showing up to see a open houses). What kind of things can we do to stand out from the crowd during the entire process?
posted by mrunderhill on May 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Buy or Rent in London?

We’ve found a decent flat in Rotherhithe, London. We’ve made an offer Monday. Owner has accepted. Yay? Suddenly we’re getting ice cold feet. Are we doing the right thing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2012 - 10 answers

renting in a condomininum building

i am currently looking to rent a condo, which I have never done before. I got the lease today to review and I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by cm1088 on Apr 6, 2012 - 4 answers

Headed Down South to the Land of the Pines, Tumbin' My Way Into North Caroline..

I'm moving to Durham, NC. Help! [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Mar 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Renting my house - what am I forgetting?

I will be renting my house to a friend shortly (June). What resources (web sites, books, etc.) would you recommend on such various issues as; drawing up a lease, potential problems & how to avoid them, things I might be forgetting, etc. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Mar 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Who is responsible for additional charges when lease is over, when one party moved out over a year ago (and is about to be off the lease).

I moved out of a rented townhouse shared with my previous partner almost a year ago but I'm still on the lease. I just have to sign a paper to be removed, as he remained in the house. When the lease is up and he moves out, who is responsible for any repairs? [more inside]
posted by custardfairy on Mar 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Why should my landlord be involved with me insuring my own stuff?

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 - 7 answers

How to resolve gas inspection dispute?

UK tenant adivce-filter: Stuck with a "dangerous" boiler that perhaps isn't, between estate agents, mistrusting landlord and two different gas/heating companies. How do we keep ourselves safe (and warm)? [more inside]
posted by menialjoy on Feb 26, 2012 - 9 answers

What do I need to know about buying vs renting?

Teach-Me-About-Renting-Vs-Buying Filter: I'm in my mid-20s and have been in my "grown up job" for about a year now, and it's about time to get my own place. What do I need to know, beyond just comparing rent and mortgage payments? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Feb 12, 2012 - 39 answers

Do I have snow madness or is this a good idea?

We are exploring moving in with my mother for six months over next winter. She has a very large home where the daylight basement functions as its own living space -- second washer/dryer, kitchenette, bathroom, bedrooms etc. What questions should we be asking? Have you ever done this? How did it go? [more inside]
posted by amanda on Feb 9, 2012 - 13 answers

Dealing with a passive aggressive landlord.

Asking for a friend. She currently lives with 3 other people in a single family household in the Boston area. Recently her landlord/roommate sent the entire household a very passive agressive email and she'd like some opinions on how to deal with it. [more inside]
posted by thekiltedwonder on Feb 7, 2012 - 52 answers

Gave partial security deposit, didn't sign lease, check has been cashed. Can I get it back?

Gave partial security deposit, didn't sign lease, check has been cashed. Can I get it back? [more inside]
posted by mild deer on Feb 7, 2012 - 11 answers

Mefi, am I getting screwed over in this landlord/roommate situation?

Mefi, am I getting screwed over in this landlord situation? [more inside]
posted by blue rare on Jan 17, 2012 - 20 answers

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