• Landlord: Charging multiple late rent charges?

    I was putting together a lease, and wondering about late rent. Home is renting at $1000/m. I have a late rent charge of $25 after the 5th day. Due 1st, 5 day grace to 6th (for Friday Checks if needed), then on the 7th I add it. Let's say someone doesn't pay until the 20th, can you, or have you, added... show more
    I was putting together a lease, and wondering about late rent. Home is renting at $1000/m. I have a late rent charge of $25 after the 5th day. Due 1st, 5 day grace to 6th (for Friday Checks if needed), then on the 7th I add it. Let's say someone doesn't pay until the 20th, can you, or have you, added additional late charges? Is that a normal practice? Or is it just one late charge per rental invoice? Thanks
    21 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should you pay rent for a room you're not using?

    I'm moving into a new share house however I cannot move in for another 3 weeks but the room is currently vacant. So the people there have asked me to pay just under 3 weeks rent ($300) to "cover" the next three weeks and help subsidise the cost for them (because they're currently paying for all 3... show more
    I'm moving into a new share house however I cannot move in for another 3 weeks but the room is currently vacant. So the people there have asked me to pay just under 3 weeks rent ($300) to "cover" the next three weeks and help subsidise the cost for them (because they're currently paying for all 3 rooms). Is that a reasonable amount?
    35 answers · 3 days ago
  • Landlord terminated lease so he could sell the house. Wants us out by December 1st, but is also making us pay December s rent before we go?

    Basically our landlord sent us a paper in the mail saying we had to be out of our house by December 1st because he is selling the house. Our lease doesn t end til June, and we ve never paid rent late or broken any of the rules for him to randomly make us leave. Also, in the paper it says "December s rent must... show more
    Basically our landlord sent us a paper in the mail saying we had to be out of our house by December 1st because he is selling the house. Our lease doesn t end til June, and we ve never paid rent late or broken any of the rules for him to randomly make us leave. Also, in the paper it says "December s rent must be handed to me before you leave the property". Why is he making us pay for a month we won t even be living there?? Is that even legal??
    16 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Can my landlord legally require me to have my heat set at 65°F or higher at all times if I pay for my heat?

    Best answer: Short answer No; the legal answer is this: Pipes generally only freeze if the weather is below 20 degrees for several consecutive days. Pipes should be insulated. Wisconsin winters are indeed extremely cold; even in New Jersey, I have dealt with frozen pipes but avoided bursts by opening taps. Pipes do not burst... show more
    Best answer: Short answer No; the legal answer is this:

    Pipes generally only freeze if the weather is below 20 degrees for several consecutive days. Pipes should be insulated. Wisconsin winters are indeed extremely cold; even in New Jersey, I have dealt with frozen pipes but avoided bursts by opening taps.

    Pipes do not burst because of ice: they burst because of pressure buildup between the freeze and valves in the house. Even if pipes freeze, opening the taps will release pressure and prevent a burst.

    Maybe you and your landlord can consult a licensed plumber and be reassured this is the case.

    Requiring you to keep the heat on high while the outside temperature is well-above freezing is unreasonable. A landlord cannot require this. You are responsible for damages if you are negligent, and burst pipes can be your responsibility if you are negligent. A few months ago someone posed a question here in which pipes burst when a tenant turned the heat off while leaving the rental for vacation! That would be a tenant's responsibility... but your landlord is being "paranoid,' if that's the right term. (In some cases, damages might be split according to respective responsibility; for example, the landlord could be held partly responsible if they failed to make precautions such as insulating pipes). There was a case in Detroit in which a pipe froze and the frozen water caused a floor collapse on tenants below; it is a serious issue.

    The laws dictating a tenant's responsibility are this: Wis. Stat. 704.07 Repairs; untenantability: 3.a and 3.b are the relevant statutes, regarding damage due to negligence of a tenant: Although not explicitly stated, maintaining a reasonable temperature in freezing weather to prevent pipes from freezing falls under these statutes (these are the statutes cited in several landlord-tenant cases in Wisconsin involving frozen pipes)

    3) Duty of tenant.

    (a) If the premises are damaged, including by an infestation of insects or other pests, due to the acts or inaction of the tenant, the landlord may elect to allow the tenant to remediate or repair the damage and restore the appearance of the premises by redecorating. However, the landlord may elect to undertake the remediation, repair, or redecoration, and in such case the tenant must reimburse the landlord for the reasonable cost thereof; the cost to the landlord is presumed reasonable unless proved otherwise by the tenant. Reasonable costs include any of the following:
    1. Materials provided or labor performed by the landlord.
    2. At a reasonable hourly rate, time the landlord spends doing any of the following:
    a. Purchasing or providing materials.
    b. Supervising an agent of the landlord.
    c. Hiring a 3rd-party contractor.
    (b) Except for residential premises subject to a local housing code, the tenant is also under a duty to keep plumbing, electrical wiring, machinery and equipment furnished with the premises in reasonable working order if repair can be made at cost which is minor in relation to the rent.
    (c) A tenant in a residential tenancy shall comply with a local housing code applicable to the premises.
    15 answers · 22 hours ago
  • How to move into apartment at 16 with 18 year old girlfriend?

    I want to move out of my moms house and live with my girl, but i don’t know how to do it legally.
    I want to move out of my moms house and live with my girl, but i don’t know how to do it legally.
    15 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Can my roommate sublet without my permission?

    My roommate is looking to assign her lease to someone when she moves in a few months. I do not feel comfortable with sharing a house with a complete stranger from craigslist since our bedroom doors do not lock. Our lease states that "any tenants names herein or in the number of tenants occupying the leased... show more
    My roommate is looking to assign her lease to someone when she moves in a few months. I do not feel comfortable with sharing a house with a complete stranger from craigslist since our bedroom doors do not lock. Our lease states that "any tenants names herein or in the number of tenants occupying the leased premises must be pre-approved by the Lessor or Agent in writing and all new tenants must execute a new or revised lease agreement. Lessee shall not assign this lease or sublet premises without first obtaining the written approval of lessor or agent. Any unapproved assignment or sublease will be void. Our names are on the same lease.
    21 answers · 2 days ago
  • I got 10 days notice to evict my room by landlord . I have no where to go . .?

    I didn't pay because I didn't get work by my job , which is by assignments . I'll get paid next month . But my landlord gave me 10 days notice to evict my room. It'll be up in a couple of days then I guess he'll take me to court . I live in Philadelphia, PA. He doesn't want to work it out... show more
    I didn't pay because I didn't get work by my job , which is by assignments . I'll get paid next month . But my landlord gave me 10 days notice to evict my room. It'll be up in a couple of days then I guess he'll take me to court . I live in Philadelphia, PA. He doesn't want to work it out with me . Because there are 2 months that I didn't pay also in the past . I couldn't pay them yet. My intention is to pay all my dues . But it was tough times for me and I'm trying hard. Please let me know what is the situation now? Where am I gonna end up ? I have no place to go and I have no money to pay security deposit in another room and I can't afford moving without a car ... Please tell me if there's anything I can do Thank you
    24 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should we start a GoFundMe page to buy Heidi Cruz a second house?

    There's no way she can afford it on the paltry $174kpa that Ted makes plus the $500kpa she makes as a managing director at Goldman Sachs. Poor thing.
    There's no way she can afford it on the paltry $174kpa that Ted makes plus the $500kpa she makes as a managing director at Goldman Sachs. Poor thing.
    10 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Apartment?

    I was asked "Do you even have your own apartment".. Here's the deal kid... I have a whole lot better than my own apartment. I have a house that most people can't afford. Most people here can't afford a $390,000 house. Most people anywhere where they live, can't afford the kind of a... show more
    I was asked "Do you even have your own apartment".. Here's the deal kid... I have a whole lot better than my own apartment. I have a house that most people can't afford. Most people here can't afford a $390,000 house. Most people anywhere where they live, can't afford the kind of a house that sells here for $390,000, because of how much it would cost there. I had my own apartment when I worked at sheltered workshop. Because I could afford it, because of my productivity. :)
    10 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Can my landlord legally do this in the state of North Carolina.?

    I live in the state of North Carolina and I rent a home. My lease says that I may own a dog with the landlords permission but when I asked my landlord for permission she gave me a list of requirements my dog had to meet in order to be there. Can she legally do this if it isn’t specified in the renters agreement.... show more
    I live in the state of North Carolina and I rent a home. My lease says that I may own a dog with the landlords permission but when I asked my landlord for permission she gave me a list of requirements my dog had to meet in order to be there. Can she legally do this if it isn’t specified in the renters agreement. Please show sources.
    25 answers · 3 days ago
  • There’s a house for sale at 93k and needs work. Can I finance the house for 110k and put the remaining 17k into the work that it needs?

    My father is telling me I can do this but He’s misinformed me plenty. I’m completely ignorant of real estate and of financing, so I’m asking you yahoo answerers
    My father is telling me I can do this but He’s misinformed me plenty. I’m completely ignorant of real estate and of financing, so I’m asking you yahoo answerers
    20 answers · 3 days ago
  • Landlord coming to inspect with banker? For possible refinance.?

    My landlord said that themselves and a banker would be in to have a banker inspect my apartment, specifically to refinance, they were supposed to come today but did not, now they're coming tomorrow and Friday, the form says 8am to 5pm, kinda long but, anyways, I'm just more curious about the process because... show more
    My landlord said that themselves and a banker would be in to have a banker inspect my apartment, specifically to refinance, they were supposed to come today but did not, now they're coming tomorrow and Friday, the form says 8am to 5pm, kinda long but, anyways, I'm just more curious about the process because my closet is a mess and I don't feel comfortable with them looking in there. What do they usually look at?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I keep the money?

    I am the seller. Closed on house at table without buyer cuz they went first. I did not have my realator either. throws paperwork in my face to sign, I sign. They do not sign the closure document. They (title/escrow co) deposited more money then they were supposed too.
    I am the seller. Closed on house at table without buyer cuz they went first. I did not have my realator either. throws paperwork in my face to sign, I sign. They do not sign the closure document. They (title/escrow co) deposited more money then they were supposed too.
    9 answers · 12 hours ago
  • Rent Payments & Credit ?

    So, about a month ago, I had broken up with my controlling, manipulative, and abusive ex boyfriend. We had been renting a place together, and both our names are on the lease. When we broke up, he had decided that I was the one that had to move out and made me give him my keys to the apartment. Anyways, when we were... show more
    So, about a month ago, I had broken up with my controlling, manipulative, and abusive ex boyfriend. We had been renting a place together, and both our names are on the lease. When we broke up, he had decided that I was the one that had to move out and made me give him my keys to the apartment. Anyways, when we were together, he refused to have the rent payments come out of his bank account at all, so when we set up the pre-authorized payments, it ended up being from my account he would just e-transfer me his half. But since the break up, he has stopped paying me. So I am paying 900 a month on a place that I don’t even live in. On top of that, I had also been the one that put down the 900 dollar damage deposit. Now, he’s been making it so that I’m paying for the remainder of our lease, and once it’s done, he plans on using my 900 damage deposit for his own lease. Now, there is only 1 month left that needs to be paid for the lease that I’m on. And since he’s decided to screw me, I’ve been thinking about calling my bank and stopping the payments. Which then, will cause the landlord to use the damage deposit. Which in turn, will leave him with no damage deposit. But, I’m just worried about it ruining my credit. Will this effect my credit really badly ? Or will it be okay and fixable ?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Luxury apartment/loft in Denver for $800-$1050 a month in rent with or without utilities? Does anyone know of any?

    I'm moving to Denver Colorado and am looking for an apartment preferably a loft style, that goes for around $800-$1050 a month I'm moving in a hurry so hopefully I can get some answers quick
    I'm moving to Denver Colorado and am looking for an apartment preferably a loft style, that goes for around $800-$1050 a month I'm moving in a hurry so hopefully I can get some answers quick
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are my options?

    I recently moved into a flat. My neighbour is driving me crazy. They are noisy and rude. I have entered a 6 month tenency agreement. Is there any way i can ended early, say 2-3 months? Or will i be liable to pay the rest of the months rent.?
    I recently moved into a flat. My neighbour is driving me crazy. They are noisy and rude. I have entered a 6 month tenency agreement. Is there any way i can ended early, say 2-3 months? Or will i be liable to pay the rest of the months rent.?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Does my landlord have to fix my refrigerator?

    I rented my new apt on sept 10th and it came w a fridge. A couple days later I notice it was leaking. I called my landlord and he said he would look at it. He never did. I called again and told him it’s leaking bad and I didn’t want his floors to get ruined. He told me to unplug it until he can come out next week.... show more
    I rented my new apt on sept 10th and it came w a fridge. A couple days later I notice it was leaking. I called my landlord and he said he would look at it. He never did. I called again and told him it’s leaking bad and I didn’t want his floors to get ruined. He told me to unplug it until he can come out next week. I can’t because we have food that would go bad, to that he said but a small fridge. We don’t have the money for that. He said he’s only responsible for provides a sink and a stove, and in MA he is right, that’s the law. But on the other hand I would have never rented an apt knowing that I would have to buy my own refrigerator.
    12 answers · 2 days ago