If you are part of a tenants and residents group or a homeowners' association, have you ever encountered a group which was the entrusted holder of equipment for use by anyone, all year? I am thinking of items that would be missed were they gone. I know a lot already about single-resident-initiated projects. I am more trying to find out if the presence of the items made you more proud or not in your neighborhood and if you ever use or used the item(s).
posted by parmanparman
on Jan 28, 2014 -
One of the tenants in my house is sending me increasingly angry and delusional messages. I don't know what to do. He is set to move out at the end of the month. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated
on Sep 18, 2013 -
Torn between being a busy body, saying something so someone can help, or stay the heck out and mind my own business. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas
on Jul 30, 2012 -
My friend is moving from out of state, and she had us go look at an apartment for her. We didn't like it very much, but the neighborhood is not bad and we walked around the block looking for 'for rent' signs.
While out walking, we saw a mailman, so went up to ask him if he knew of any good places to rent. He immediately told us about this couple in a flat who have a floor to rent by word of mouth. He said they are nice people and have been living there for a long time.
The mailman introduced us, and we checked the place out and recommended it to our friend.
The friend called and the owners don't do written leases. While she'd really likes the sound of the place, she's uncomfortable about living in a place with a verbal lease and is worried she could lose her deposit (they want one month's rent).
Is this normal? Do people often ask for verbal leases? Should she run away?
posted by bleary
on Jul 20, 2012 -
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 -
Our landlord is being foreclosed on; do we need to be doing anything at this point to maximize our chances of (a) not having to leave before our lease is up and (b) getting our deposit back? [more inside]
posted by devinemissk
on Jan 29, 2011 -
[TenantsRightsFilter] I know that landlords and property management companies are required to provide hot water, but is there a time frame associated with this hot water? [more inside]
posted by sacrifix
on Oct 17, 2010 -
Is it within bounds to ask a landlord to waive a month's rent if we've been without AC for weeks due to poor decisions he's made? (extensive details inside) [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon
on Jun 15, 2010 -
The renters upstairs have a dog. Our lease clearly states no pets, and the dog barks all the time. I've talked to the guys upstairs about the dog, and they told me he would only be there another week. That was one month ago, and I still hear and see the dog daily. Should I approach the landlord, or is that petty? [more inside]
posted by superlibby
on Jun 11, 2010 -
I'm getting ready to rent a house with three classmates and close friends and have a quick question about the legalese of lease agreements for multiple tenants. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan
on Apr 29, 2010 -
Buying House dramas: tenants in place we are due to settle don't want to move out by settlement, but we want to move in! [more inside]
posted by smoke
on May 13, 2009 -
NYC-Renters-filter. How do I make my management company make the ass-hat neighbors upstairs stop using our patio as an ash-tray. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime
on Sep 16, 2008 -
I'm asking a 2 part question for my mother. She currently rents out our old family home in south-west Sydney, and has had a real bitch of a time tenant-wise. More details follow. [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Jan 1, 2008 -
My mother recently inherited my grandmother's house, which has a small studio apartment attached to the house. The city forbids renting out parts of a house piecemeal, but an exception was granted for my grandmother. [more inside]
posted by Ollie
on Nov 13, 2007 -
I have a roommate moving out and I need to show the room to possible tenants. The problem is he left for a couple weeks and locked his door. Is there a law stating the room has be available for showing, or am I out of luck for two weeks? Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated.
posted by debu
on Sep 3, 2007 -
Is there any chance of getting back first and last month's rent from a landlord who didn't reveal known problems with an apartment? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke
on Aug 4, 2007 -
Can anyone provide advice, suggest tenant rights resources, courses of action or even refer a good pro-bono lawyer for a friend of mine who's getting screwed by her landlord during the conversion of her apartment complex from rentals to condos in Studio City, CA? [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Mar 29, 2007 -
So I found a new home. Its great. Only catch is this: there is a washer dryer hookup but I'm pretty sure its hooked up to only one of the unit's electric/gas (I'm not sure who's). This seems like this would ultimately lead to conflict. I'm trying to figure out a low stress solution to this problem. [more inside]
posted by mrgreyisyelling
on Jan 25, 2007 -
I have a rental property and am about to rent it out for the first time. The trouble is, my potential tenants seem shaky to me. Two single mothers with a total of three kids. One has a foreclosure in the past and they have a few credit glitches. My property manager says he is 80% good on them. I'd like to give them a chance, but I am afraid I will get screwed. This is the first bite we've had on the property after a month of listing. Advice/horror stories/divine inspiration?
posted by Kafkaesque
on Nov 9, 2004 -
UK tenancy advice. Our landlord lied to us about neighbouring building works. [more inside]
posted by influx
on Jul 20, 2004 -