• Landlord refuses to repair lights?

    we moved into our apartment in 1993 and are still here currently. in 1998 my father installed a ceiling fan that was also our main lighting for our living room. however the light has stopped working but the ceiling fan still works which means it must be an electricity problem within the building. the landlord whom... show more
    we moved into our apartment in 1993 and are still here currently. in 1998 my father installed a ceiling fan that was also our main lighting for our living room. however the light has stopped working but the ceiling fan still works which means it must be an electricity problem within the building. the landlord whom is a different one from the landlord of 1998 is now asking for proof that we installed it before he was landlord and documents, however the landlord before was careless and just gave my father spoken permission to install the ceiling fan. it has been over a month since we have had no light in our living room because the landlord refuses to send anyone to make repairs and has told us not to hire a third party to come and make repairs or we will be held accountable for any damages or possibly evicted. we pay little rent because of rent control and becasue we ve been here for 23 years, i believe the landlord is frustrated and is trying anything to evict us or push us out. i want to know if there is any legal action i can take ..i ve already gone to housing department but they werent much help
    32 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to reject an interested tenant?

    I am renting out a house. I gave a tour to a prospective tenant, but they haven't filled out an application. They just notified me today they're still interested. I Selected another tenant who completed all the paperwork I needed, and this person will be moving in this week. ... show more
    I am renting out a house. I gave a tour to a prospective tenant, but they haven't filled out an application. They just notified me today they're still interested. I Selected another tenant who completed all the paperwork I needed, and this person will be moving in this week. What's a good way of telling the first person the house is not available anymore? Do you typically give them the reason why it's not available? Thanks, I just want to use proper etiquette
    25 answers · 14 hours ago
  • Eviction rules?

    So I have been living with my boyfriend rent free on buffalo the last 3 months and things got sour and he just handed me a simple typed out note that I need to move out in 30 days. I'm more than happy to move out and have already found another apartment. But my question is this... since he has handed me this...... show more
    So I have been living with my boyfriend rent free on buffalo the last 3 months and things got sour and he just handed me a simple typed out note that I need to move out in 30 days. I'm more than happy to move out and have already found another apartment. But my question is this... since he has handed me this... will this show in my background check as an eviction and cause problems when I want to rent another apartment?
    26 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is a monthly income of approximately $1,600 -$2,000 highest enough to survive a $1,000 monthly rent.?

    Utilities, cable, and wifi are included in the rent. Only monthly expenses I have are insurance, gas, food, etc.
    Utilities, cable, and wifi are included in the rent. Only monthly expenses I have are insurance, gas, food, etc.
    18 answers · 1 day ago
  • What should I do, I just moved into a new apartment and I realized I don't like it?

    *disclaimer: Please do not get the idea that I am ungrateful for a place to live, but just read what I have to say and try to understand. I need advice!! So I'm a sophomore in college I just transferred to a new college and was in a rush for a place to live. I wasn't familiar with the area at all so I... show more
    *disclaimer: Please do not get the idea that I am ungrateful for a place to live, but just read what I have to say and try to understand. I need advice!! So I'm a sophomore in college I just transferred to a new college and was in a rush for a place to live. I wasn't familiar with the area at all so I just signed a lease for a place that is decent and at the time it SEEMED like I would be close to campus, but I'm actually quite far. The college I go to now is huge and has horrible on-parking options. I would basically take me an extra 30-40 minutes to get from the parking lot to my classes. I'm far from everything and unhappy here. I feel so isolated. So my question is should I break my lease and find a different place? or just stop being so whiny and suck it up? I feel horrible not liking it, but I just did not realize how far it was. I am so grateful that my mom was kind enough to help me pay for this apartment, so if I tell her I want to move I am worried that she will be very angry - not to mention how much money would be wasted.
    25 answers · 3 days ago
  • What are the total cost and hidden cost of buying an Apartment?

    Best answer: Most landlords will require you make three times the monthly rent each month before you will qualify as a tenant. So if you work 40 hours a week at $10 per hour you will make $4000/week or roughly $1700 per month, qualifying you for an apartment of no more than $570 per month. There is a good reason this rule... show more
    Best answer: Most landlords will require you make three times the monthly rent each month before you will qualify as a tenant. So if you work 40 hours a week at $10 per hour you will make $4000/week or roughly $1700 per month, qualifying you for an apartment of no more than $570 per month. There is a good reason this rule exists. Doing so gives the landlord assurance you will have enough money to take care of your other financial responsibilities and still pay rent. And as a result they don't tend to bend their rules even if you are close, especially to first time renters. First timers are infamous for defaulting on leases simply because they don't understand the contracts they are signing. The most common mistake is the belief that they think if they aren't living in the property they don't owe the landlord rent. When in reality you do owe the rent each month through the lease term no matter if you use the property or not.

    Typically you will need to pay an application fee, first months rent, A security deposit often equal to a months rent, and sometimes the last months rent before you can move in. In addition you will likely need to pay utility deposits, around $300/each, and installation fees for things like cable and internet access. And all of this is before you have paid for other essentials ... like food, utility costs, cleaning supplies, laundry expenses, transportation expenses (car repairs, gas, insurance), money for having fun and a host of other monthly expenses you aren't conscious of. Talk to your parents about these things because you can easily forget about the stuff you just take for granted. They can help you develop a budget.

    Other costs can include late fees and penalties when you don't pay who you owe on time.
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • How to add someone back on a lease?

    Im 17 and i recently moved to California from Georgia to live with my dad but things are not working out as planned and so i want to move back with my mom. she called me and told me that they would not let her add me back on the lease and she might have to get off of government assistance and get a new place just... show more
    Im 17 and i recently moved to California from Georgia to live with my dad but things are not working out as planned and so i want to move back with my mom. she called me and told me that they would not let her add me back on the lease and she might have to get off of government assistance and get a new place just to add me back. im in school and i dont want to miss anymore than i have to because the curriculum is really different. Is there anyway she can add me back without going through all of the extra moving? She also said that georgia had a new lease law from 3 years ago.... Can anyone help?????
    12 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Can a creditor place a lien on a new $40,000 private loan that has not gone into default? Please use the link where found. Thanks.?

    Husband took out a private mortgage with a lady who took out funds of her IRA. She set a lien on the property if he sells before that debt is paid, set forth at closing. Is this lawful?
    Husband took out a private mortgage with a lady who took out funds of her IRA. She set a lien on the property if he sells before that debt is paid, set forth at closing. Is this lawful?
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • Which move should I make?

    I have two children so doing what's best for them is always my top priority. However, in this case, I don't know what the best thing is or if I can even afford either one of them at a rate of $18.50/hr. and working an average of 37 hrs. per week. We are supposed to be moving this weekend and right now I... show more
    I have two children so doing what's best for them is always my top priority. However, in this case, I don't know what the best thing is or if I can even afford either one of them at a rate of $18.50/hr. and working an average of 37 hrs. per week. We are supposed to be moving this weekend and right now I have two options: Option A: Basement Apartment Cons: no kitchen, small space, only one bedroom, but could put up a room divider to kind of separate the space to make a another "room". Shared laundry that I would be able to use approx. once a week. Pros: cheap rent ($800/mo all utilities included except for cable) my kids could remain in the same daycare pretty easy commute to and from work. month to month lease Apartment B: 2 bdrm/1 ba. apartment Cons: More money for rent ($1069 plus electric, plus water) Commute to and from work is worse New childcare facility for both girls Pros: I would have the space I need Better school system Better neighborhool I can do laundry when I want to
    10 answers · 15 hours ago
  • How do I get a landlord?

    I own my own property but I still would like to have a landlord.
    I own my own property but I still would like to have a landlord.
    9 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Does a deed include a house on the land?

    If there is a house on the land when bought, Does the land deed inclued the house?
    If there is a house on the land when bought, Does the land deed inclued the house?
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • I would like the following information about renting/buying a mobile home.?

    Best answer: 1. yes, per month 2. no meaningful average -depends on location, size, amenities... 3, maybe sewage, maybe water 4. correct, you must have permission, and anything attached stays when you move out 5. yes
    Best answer: 1. yes, per month 2. no meaningful average -depends on location, size, amenities... 3, maybe sewage, maybe water 4. correct, you must have permission, and anything attached stays when you move out 5. yes
    9 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Do apartment gym doors lock from the inside?

    The gym at my apartment locks on the outside at 10 pm. I if I get in before 10 will I get locked in?
    The gym at my apartment locks on the outside at 10 pm. I if I get in before 10 will I get locked in?
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Apartment Pet Policy confusion...?

    So I'm about to rent out an apartment in NY and just received information from the broker about the pet policy. She asked the marketer (who rents out the properties in place of the landlords) if a cat can be allowed and usually she said it wouldn't be a deal breaker (bc she has a cat in her no pet apt with... show more
    So I'm about to rent out an apartment in NY and just received information from the broker about the pet policy. She asked the marketer (who rents out the properties in place of the landlords) if a cat can be allowed and usually she said it wouldn't be a deal breaker (bc she has a cat in her no pet apt with no problems) Marketer went to ask the landlord and he said the landlord was pretty firm about having no pets bc a couple years back someone flushed down cat litter down the toilet causing 10k damage O.o! So after some thinking this is what the marketer told the broker to tell me: "So probably best for her to leave it off of the application. It is probably not really enforceable but we can't technically say yes to this." Then the broker said I could probably still have the cat anyways. Now I asked if a pet deposit can help with the deal but I'm not too serious about bringing my cat though she helps with my stress but I'm confused of what this marketer is saying. I need a definite answer in yes I can bring her with no trouble or an absolute no. Any thoughts?
    12 answers · 2 days ago