• My landlady is the crazy cat woman and I can't take it anymore. Can I break my lease for harassment?

    I live in an 8 unit apartment in michigan. The landlady lives in one of the units. She feeds every stray cat in the neighborhood in our parkinglot. A few weeks ago, I accidentally backed over a cat. She rushed it to the vet and expects me to pay for the vet bills (nearly $2000). She has knocked on my door... show more
    I live in an 8 unit apartment in michigan. The landlady lives in one of the units. She feeds every stray cat in the neighborhood in our parkinglot. A few weeks ago, I accidentally backed over a cat. She rushed it to the vet and expects me to pay for the vet bills (nearly $2000). She has knocked on my door every day wanting money. I have told her, I'm not paying a vet bill for a stray cat. Now she said she's revoking my parking privilege and will tow me if I park in the lot.
    24 answers · 2 days ago
  • Texas (standard TAA lease): what recouse do I have for loud neighbors?

    I moved in 3 months ago, apt was quite and peaceful. Then my neighbors moved in. There are 6 adults and 2 kids in a 2 bd room. My leasing office says there is only suppose to be 2 adults and 1 child. They are constantly slamming doors and Idk it sounds like banging on the walls, the crazy part is they are below me... show more
    I moved in 3 months ago, apt was quite and peaceful. Then my neighbors moved in. There are 6 adults and 2 kids in a 2 bd room. My leasing office says there is only suppose to be 2 adults and 1 child. They are constantly slamming doors and Idk it sounds like banging on the walls, the crazy part is they are below me on the 2nd level and I'm above them on the 3rd. I have never heard my neighbors beneath me! Its CONSTANT! Night and day! My coffee table is glass and it rattles from the constant banging. Now they are claiming the leasing office is harrassing them. Apt offered to let me out of my lease, which is nice but why do I have to spend all that money again to move when I am the one who respeces the rules of the of the lease? What recouse do I have? They cry harrassment by my leasing office and the leasing office ran scared and refuses to do anything but release me. I am not the only resident complaining about them. What can I do?
    14 answers · 12 hours ago
  • If the rental lease ends, do we have to continue to rent to tenants?

    Best answer: New York is a 30 day state. You do NOT have to renew a lease (unless you are a special-case New York City rent-control situation). If the lease expires December 31st, notify them IN WRITING before November 30th that you are not renewing the lease and that December 31st will be their last day. You can give them... show more
    Best answer: New York is a 30 day state. You do NOT have to renew a lease (unless you are a special-case New York City rent-control situation). If the lease expires December 31st, notify them IN WRITING before November 30th that you are not renewing the lease and that December 31st will be their last day. You can give them that notice now, but there's a chance they may stop paying completely. Then you evict them and do not drag your feet.


    Your mistake up until now is giving them longer than the grace period. With future tenants, DO NOT have a grace period. Rent is due on the first, you issue the 3-day Pay or Quit on the 2nd and you file for eviction on the 6th.
    16 answers · 1 day 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??
    27 answers · 3 days ago
  • The guy that bought the house I'm renting is trying to illegally evict me and I don't know how I should handle it in Des Moines, IA.?

    He apparently put a statement in the purchase agreement that the house had to be free of tenants on closing. But, no one ever talked to me about that. I have already applied for an apartment in wisconsin, but will not be moving for 3 months. There are 4 months left on my lease. The first time I met him he was... show more
    He apparently put a statement in the purchase agreement that the house had to be free of tenants on closing. But, no one ever talked to me about that. I have already applied for an apartment in wisconsin, but will not be moving for 3 months. There are 4 months left on my lease. The first time I met him he was rude and demanded to know why I was still there and when I'd be moving. When I told him in a few months he got mad and said he'd give me a week. Since then, he has filled the driveway and garage (which are included in my lease) with trucks, shingles and various construction stuff. He tore down the fence that enclosed the backyard. Then I had to call the police when contractors showed up with keys to tear out the bathroom. Today, apparently he decided to rip the carpet out and start painting. This was all unannounced. I have all the windows open because I can't breathe in here. I would be agreeable to moving out, but no one will lease a place for just a few months. I offered to move into an extended stay if he paid for it and a storage unit for my furniture, but he won't agree to it. I think I've been more than fair in dealing with him. And none of this is my fault. He just keeps telling me I can break the lease any time, but otherwise I have to deal with his renovations.
    10 answers · 4 hours ago
  • If tenant fixes gas boiler are they responsible for new gas certificate ?

    If an impatint tenant decides to fix the gas boiler rather than wait for the Landlord to get it fixed , are they then responsible for a new gas certificate
    If an impatint tenant decides to fix the gas boiler rather than wait for the Landlord to get it fixed , are they then responsible for a new gas certificate
    13 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Why won't she help us??

    Hey guys, so my girlfriend and I are both 26 years old, and we are expecting a baby soon but a few months earlier this year we both had to move back to our parent's house, because I was evicted from my apartment for non payment, but I tried paying the rent every month, but every month the rent would just get... show more
    Hey guys, so my girlfriend and I are both 26 years old, and we are expecting a baby soon but a few months earlier this year we both had to move back to our parent's house, because I was evicted from my apartment for non payment, but I tried paying the rent every month, but every month the rent would just get higher and higher to the point that I couldn't afford it anymore so I was evicted. Now that the baby is almost here, we are looking to get another apartment, but the problem is my eviction and my girlfriend has been out of work since early pregnancy due to a condition she has. With my eviction, I can't apply for apartments because that would be instant denial, and I've already tried landlords that aren't corporate landlords and they all said no as well. So my mom is supposed to apply and put her name on the lease for us with my name also being on there as an occupant, but my mom is just taking her time with the process and we are trying to move asap. Preferably mid to late November would be fine with us. Realistically I've been trying to get her to help us out for months but she drags on the process. What do you guys think???
    22 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is being a real estate agent a good high paying job?

    Best answer: Only if you are really good at it and not everyone is. Where I live half of the people who become licensed each year, quit within the first year because they can't make enough money to survive. The majority of the others typically scratch by and only a small percentage makes real money. Selling real estate... show more
    Best answer: Only if you are really good at it and not everyone is. Where I live half of the people who become licensed each year, quit within the first year because they can't make enough money to survive. The majority of the others typically scratch by and only a small percentage makes real money.

    Selling real estate is far less about selling property, and far more about your ability to sell, and promote yourself on a constant basis.
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I get a house or a nice apartment.?

    I make roughly 85k a year...no kids,single I’m 28 years old...people tell me just to save up money etc renting would be a waste of money for something that isn’t going to be yours. I live with my parents but I’m only home a week out of the month anyways....I’m just taking it a day at a time saving up money. Idk... show more
    I make roughly 85k a year...no kids,single I’m 28 years old...people tell me just to save up money etc renting would be a waste of money for something that isn’t going to be yours. I live with my parents but I’m only home a week out of the month anyways....I’m just taking it a day at a time saving up money. Idk what to do.
    11 answers · 21 hours ago
  • Is it true that some landlords/superintendents have cigarette smoke syphoned into one or more specific units?

    I only ask this because I have heard that sometimes some landlords and/or superintendents will (Without anyone else knowing) have a good majority of the entire buildings cigarette smoke (And other odours) make there way to only 1, 2, or a few of the units in the building mainly through the air ducts. I have heard... show more
    I only ask this because I have heard that sometimes some landlords and/or superintendents will (Without anyone else knowing) have a good majority of the entire buildings cigarette smoke (And other odours) make there way to only 1, 2, or a few of the units in the building mainly through the air ducts. I have heard 2 possible reasons as to why this is done - Both coming down to moolah: 1) Because having all or more then enough of the smoke continuously syphoned out of the rest of the building would cost too much as all pipes would otherwise have to constantly be perfectly sealed, all cracks and gaps in any on the units dealt with, all windows/doors perfectly sealed when shut/etc for it all to be dealt with. 2) To appease most of the non-smoking tenants (So they won’t leave), at the expense of a few who will be far more likely to leave (If they can)…The needs of the many. I suppose (If this is the case) it makes sense financially. But if this does happen, wouldn’t it be illegal to intensionally cause more suffering for a small number of the tenants?!!
    10 answers · 9 hours ago
  • In the UK can you be evicted for payng late or having arrears if it does not say in the tenancy agreement you can evicted for not doing so?

    Basically if you have a UK tenancy agreement and refuse to pay on time or build up arrears, can the landlord evict you if you do not pay ? The Section 8 notices for possession say you can only use these reasons for eviction if it is in your tenancy agreement.
    Basically if you have a UK tenancy agreement and refuse to pay on time or build up arrears, can the landlord evict you if you do not pay ? The Section 8 notices for possession say you can only use these reasons for eviction if it is in your tenancy agreement.
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the best course of action to get rid of a unsafe tenant?

    I’ve been renting a room to a girl for about 1 month 1/2. I told her that she needs to leave in two weeks because she has been causing nothing but trouble in my home with my 3 kids. There has already been 2 times that she has called the cops because of some problem that she has with people she’s bringing to my home... show more
    I’ve been renting a room to a girl for about 1 month 1/2. I told her that she needs to leave in two weeks because she has been causing nothing but trouble in my home with my 3 kids. There has already been 2 times that she has called the cops because of some problem that she has with people she’s bringing to my home that have threatened to shoot up my house and her because of a problem they have with her. She has multiple times stole from my house as well as doing drugs in her room with her friends. I need her out but she keeps bringing up that she can stay here as long as she wants because she has her mail coming here, her belongings are here, and she pays rent. Please I need help.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • 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
    23 answers · 5 days ago
  • How to move into apartment at 16 with 18 year old girlfriend?

    Best answer: fill out the application
    Best answer: fill out the application
    22 answers · 4 days ago
  • Advice on a potential renting scam?

    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Does my plan to move to Hawaii sound possible or unrealistic?

    I'm 26 years old and for as long as I can remember, I've wanted to live in Oahu, Hawaii. I've worked really hard to save up as much money as possible and I've finally hit $100k in my savings account. I'm single, no pets, and no furniture since I've been renting a fully furnished apartment... show more
    I'm 26 years old and for as long as I can remember, I've wanted to live in Oahu, Hawaii. I've worked really hard to save up as much money as possible and I've finally hit $100k in my savings account. I'm single, no pets, and no furniture since I've been renting a fully furnished apartment for the past 4 years so I've never actually acquired any furniture. My plan is to book a trip to Hawaii and while I'm there, apply for as many jobs as I possibly can. Waitressing, sales clerk, anything! Whatever I can get to land my foot in the door so to speak. If I get the job then I can coordinate all the moving logistics of course. But is this realistic? I'd be staying for 5-6 days, not including travel days.
    10 answers · 1 day ago