I'm afraid to ask my roommate to move out because there's a good chance she will make my life a living hell. What's the best way to go about it? [more inside]
Last night I saw mice in the apartment I'm subletting--in the kitchen, and in my closet. I've only been here a few days. I leave in 8 weeks. Metafilter is not my atty, but generally--what do I do? Is it my responsibility to clean them out? What rights do I have? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I are thinking of re-signing a twelve-month lease, but we know we don't want to stay for the entire lease. How likely will we be able to sublet our Long Island City apartment, just across the river from Manhattan? [more inside]
I live in Newark, NJ. It recently occurred to me that the Super Bowl is happening very close to me very soon, and my roommate and I are considering the possibility of renting out our apartment to people looking for housing. We haven't even gotten as far as discussing this with our landlord, so it's not terribly serious at this point. But what are logistical things we might not be considering in terms of this? Has anyone done this in the past? What are good ways to find non-shady people to stay in my apartment?
Is anybody going to rent to us in Chicago? We are recent graduates with mediocre credit, part-time jobs and no rental history. [more inside]
A question about friendship and subletting, with loads of little snowflake details inside. In short: what is the honorable thing to do when a friend decides to move abroad and sublet their part of a small two-bedroom apartment? [more inside]
I'm worried I've entered into a completely unreasonable subletting agreement, and don't know how to get out or to solve the situation. [more inside]
Is there any reasonable way for me to get my money from my former subletter? Do I even deserve it? [more inside]
I'm renting an apartment in Somerville, MA. My landlord has given me permission to have a roommate. He seems, however, resistant to the idea of putting said potential roommate on the lease (I suppose it's more work for him..?). How should I approach renting out a room in my place? [more inside]
Looking for help on becoming a good, legal, and happy subletter in Seattle. I recently bought my own home and am considering renting out the front-side bedroom. I'd like help knowing the right legal/tax steps to take, a good idea of price range, as well as precautions and things to avoid (extreme verbosity inside). [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]
We're subletting, and our landlord is selling. Do we have any rights in this process? [more inside]
Who should pay what among a group of renters, subletters, and others for a summer? [more inside]
My electric oven's bottom element looks fine, but... [more inside]
My new roommate (of 2 weeks) lied to me about why the gas was turned off. I'm subletting, and I'm getting out. Do I have any option for recourse? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I moved into an apartment with a classmate of his almost 2 years ago. We found a place in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which is notoriously expensive but which we were able to all afford by splitting the rent three ways. Our room was really big, with room for both our desks and a bed. His room is about half the size but he also got the whole hall closet. Now that my boyfriend and I have broken up and he's moved out, we have a little problem. [more inside]
I'm subletting an apartment for the summer (June-August). Is it sketchy to be asked to give the original lessee three checks—two pre-dated for July 1st and August 1st respectively—at the signing? It seems slightly odd, but not necessarily sketchy. [more inside]
What's the best way to find out who owns an apartment in New York City? A relative of mine has been offered a sublet, but the circumstances seem very shady. [more inside]
I was supposed to stay a year, but am moving out within the first month. I gave my roommate/sublettor three weeks' notice that I was moving out. Do I have to find a roommate for him? [more inside]
Appartment management companies have rediculously high credit requirements in Los Angeles. Is it legal for my mother to rent an appartment and for me and my roommate to just live there and pay rent? My mother would not be living there and the managment company probably wouldnt know. If this is not legal, what is the legal action that the management copany can take? This managment company does not accept co-signors. Please help!
Should I (not) post my NYC sublet to multiple cities on craigslist.org? [more inside]
I am planning on subletting a room in an apartment for the summer located at 15th St NW and Fuller St NW, in the Columbia Heights section of the city. Should I be worried about living in this neighborhood, ie it's safety? [more inside]
What are the possible repercussions (legal or otherwise) of subletting my bedroom which has, in the past three months, been treated for a mild bedbug infestation? We discovered bedbugs in our apartment earlier this year. We treated the apt ourselves (very thoroughly, though) and I purchased a new bed. I have gotten a few bites over the past few weeks but am planning to have a professional extermination of my room before I leave. I have not said anything to the subletter. I am wondering what the subletter could do if, god forbid, he/she is bitten over the course of the summer. I feel I have dealt with this problem responsibly and thoroughly but I know there is no guarantee that he/she will be bite-free during his/her stay. Could I be sued? More generally, is it totally unethical of me to sublet given the situation - especially given the fact that I have not mentioned any of this to the subletter?
Any advice for being the letter in a sublet? (More inside, naturally) [more inside]