• My landlord never answers the phone?

    I pay my rent early and some times I'm forced too the way my checks are set up if I don't I will be late. Even trying to pay early there have been times that I have been late because no one ever answers the phone in their office. I don't have a email for the owner and her personal line goes unanswered... show more
    I pay my rent early and some times I'm forced too the way my checks are set up if I don't I will be late. Even trying to pay early there have been times that I have been late because no one ever answers the phone in their office. I don't have a email for the owner and her personal line goes unanswered also. Also when I put in work orders no one ever shows up so I call the office and they don't answer either. Like 5 days straight I have left messages saying I am trying to pay my rent and no one has responded/called me back. You'd think someone would answer to collect money. They have a system where you sign up and send your info and the office people are suppose to create you an account I have signed up and sent my info and have yet to have an online account to where I can just login and pay my rent. What should I do I am so tired of this inconsistent agency and I should be charged late fees when I call to pay days straight and get no answer!
    13 answers · 11 hours ago
  • How do I evict a tenant from my home?

    I let a friend come stay with me about 5 months ago. I asked him pay 300.00 a month, so I understand that he is now technically a tenant, and that I must go through the proper channels to evict him. I have asked him to leave personally and he refuses, so that option has already been tried. Can anyone give me a... show more
    I let a friend come stay with me about 5 months ago. I asked him pay 300.00 a month, so I understand that he is now technically a tenant, and that I must go through the proper channels to evict him. I have asked him to leave personally and he refuses, so that option has already been tried. Can anyone give me a rundown of this process...where to go, what to do, how to go about it?
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • Family buying house, I’m paying them back with interest. Lodgers to help pay back. Do I have to pay tax on their rent?

    Best answer: The rent counts as income. You have to declare it for tax purposes.
    However, if no-one tells the tax people, how will they know?
    Best answer: The rent counts as income. You have to declare it for tax purposes.
    However, if no-one tells the tax people, how will they know?
    16 answers · 1 day ago
  • Month to month lease what should i do?

    Best answer: She will probably take you to court for June and July rent or report you to a collections agency or maybe she won't bother - hard to day. It will be very difficult for her to collect the rent but your credit will probably be badly damaged. You could offer to pay her for June rent if she'll waive July... show more
    Best answer: She will probably take you to court for June and July rent or report you to a collections agency or maybe she won't bother - hard to day. It will be very difficult for her to collect the rent but your credit will probably be badly damaged.

    You could offer to pay her for June rent if she'll waive July rent, if you are willing to do this. Get something in writing if you go this route and she agrees. She may agree as its easier to get one months rent than to report you to collections for 2 months but ultimately maybe never get anything but she may still refuse to do it; but no harm in asking if you are willing to do it.
    12 answers · 11 hours ago
  • I heard from other tenants that a lady in my building is doing psychic readings. I saw an ad she placed offering readings for $50.?

    Best answer: yep...if she has customers coming, that is typically a business and she needs to be in a business zone...and if the lease prohibits a business, they are in violation, some businesses can be run out of the home...essentially computer based or some baking where the customers don't come to the apartment. if you... show more
    Best answer: yep...if she has customers coming, that is typically a business and she needs to be in a business zone...and if the lease prohibits a business, they are in violation,

    some businesses can be run out of the home...essentially computer based or some baking where the customers don't come to the apartment.

    if you are the landlord, you can send a cure or quit letter if it violates the lease....if you are a tenant, you can only notify the landlord.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • My lease says I am required to allow my landlord to show the apartment to "prospective renters" during my last 2 months in the house?

    But my landlord has decided to sell the home. The realtor presented me with a contract that says neither they or the landlord will be responsible for any theft etc when they put a key on the porch for people to come look at it. I told him I don't mind if he shows it, but I'm not signing the waiver. He... show more
    But my landlord has decided to sell the home. The realtor presented me with a contract that says neither they or the landlord will be responsible for any theft etc when they put a key on the porch for people to come look at it. I told him I don't mind if he shows it, but I'm not signing the waiver. He has threatened that I will owe him 2 additional months of rent if I don't sign it, but based on my reading of the lease, I'm not under any obligation to sign an additional agreement. I've given plenty of written notice and he has acknowledged that notice in writing. Can i be held liable for something like this? The realtor says they can't put a key out unless I sign it, but I don't see why I should be required to waive my right to sue him if he lets someone in that ends up robbing me.
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • I rent out a house with a small grove of apple trees; although the renters have rights to the yard, the apples are mine?

    I have been gathering apples either for my own use or to sell by the basket. My tenants have been taking so many that I barely have any for myself. Are the apples my right to keep or theirs?
    I have been gathering apples either for my own use or to sell by the basket. My tenants have been taking so many that I barely have any for myself. Are the apples my right to keep or theirs?
    12 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Landlord is cheap, am I wrong to be upset?

    Paying $3000.00 a month rent in an older home, no central air and not pretty/nice or modern in anyway, but its close to both our work s and has enough space for our pets and baby coming in august. When we moved in the landlord said he was going to replace the 25+ year old ac in the living room (its old, doesn t... show more
    Paying $3000.00 a month rent in an older home, no central air and not pretty/nice or modern in anyway, but its close to both our work s and has enough space for our pets and baby coming in august. When we moved in the landlord said he was going to replace the 25+ year old ac in the living room (its old, doesn t work properly, missing knobs and is very loud), no he says he doesn t remember saying he would replace it. Next, the refrigerator stopped working properly, instead of trying to have it repaired he got us a new one. The one being replaced was a large GE with ice maker, water filter, sliding shelves and ample door space. The new one is much smaller, no water/ice system and leave large gaps of space on the sides where the former unit fit in to the kitchen cabinetry. I m not trying to come off as spoiled or entitled but when you are paying $3000.00 a month rent for a house that has a large nice appliance and then that appliance gets replaced with a step down, it leaves a bad taste in your mouth. When I spoke to him about it he said "why do you need an ice maker" I said it was part of the house that we rented and now this is different and while we didn t rent the house for the ice maker, the large refrigerator was part of the equation, especially because we are having a baby.
    14 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is it legal for an apartment complex to not allow their tenants to sit on their porch at night, and threaten to go up on their rent for it?

    Best answer: of course not, unless you are making noise or otherwise creating a nuisance

    note: illegal lease provisions are not enforceable, unless this is some type of supervised shelter, they cannot put a curfew on you.
    Best answer: of course not, unless you are making noise or otherwise creating a nuisance

    note: illegal lease provisions are not enforceable, unless this is some type of supervised shelter, they cannot put a curfew on you.
    11 answers · 21 hours ago
  • 6 months into my 1 year lease, my landlord tells me ge has signed an exclusive contract with a cable provider and no others are allowed?

    He wants me to immediately switch companied and they will remove the other company's wires and seal any holes. Im in a contract with my current provider. I don't see how he can make me do this. My lease has no such restrictions. I told him that if he paid out my contract with my current company and... show more
    He wants me to immediately switch companied and they will remove the other company's wires and seal any holes. Im in a contract with my current provider. I don't see how he can make me do this. My lease has no such restrictions. I told him that if he paid out my contract with my current company and paid me the difference in price, I would switch otherwise, I intend to fight him on it. He said he won't pay anything and I have until friday before the wires are removed. Should I try to get a court order preventing him from cutting off my cable?
    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • 6 weeks free isn’t mentioned in my lease agreement?

    Apartment is running a special of 6 weeks free. The rental agreement doesn’t mention it anywhere and it says $0 in the concessions part of the lease. It’s not exactly a concession but I’m a bit wary that it doesn’t mention it anywhere. Do they typically include their specials on the lease agreement?
    Apartment is running a special of 6 weeks free. The rental agreement doesn’t mention it anywhere and it says $0 in the concessions part of the lease. It’s not exactly a concession but I’m a bit wary that it doesn’t mention it anywhere. Do they typically include their specials on the lease agreement?
    9 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Is it better to get a fixer-upper or a more livable house?

    My fiancé and I are looking at buying a house shortly after our wedding in a few months and it will be the first home for both of us. We’ve done our research and know what we can afford but are split on what we should get. I’m in favor of spending a bit more (still within budget though!) or getting a smaller house... show more
    My fiancé and I are looking at buying a house shortly after our wedding in a few months and it will be the first home for both of us. We’ve done our research and know what we can afford but are split on what we should get. I’m in favor of spending a bit more (still within budget though!) or getting a smaller house or townhouse as long as not too much work is required and it’s move-in ready. He’s not afraid of some sweat equity and wouldn’t mind a fixer-upper that’s cheaper and that we can sell for more money in few years after its fixed up. I see the benefit but am afraid of getting ourselves into a money pit. Any suggestions or advice from people who went through the same?
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can I back out of wanting to sell my house?

    Best answer: You can take your house off the market. Brokers can insist on keeping the listing active for the duration of the contract, but you don't have to cooperate in showing your house, and there's nothing they can do. Most brokers will let you terminate the contract but will ask - or may even try to get you to... show more
    Best answer: You can take your house off the market. Brokers can insist on keeping the listing active for the duration of the contract, but you don't have to cooperate in showing your house, and there's nothing they can do. Most brokers will let you terminate the contract but will ask - or may even try to get you to sign an agreement - for you to use them when you change your mind again and decide to sell.

    If you should sell your house during the time the listing would have been active, they may raise an issue and sue you for the commission you would have paid. People will cancel listings so they can go around the broker and not pay a commission, when they are approached by someone that knows the house is for sale and says, "Hey, I'll buy your house for this, and if you don't have to pay a commission, you'll still have more than if I went through a broker and paid you full price."

    So be absolutely certain that you do not want to sell and will not sell, before you get out of the contract.
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • Live in Minnesota.Can my landlord go into another unit to clean it without notice and how long should I wait on the landlord to take action?

    So the unit that is right next to mine has a horrible trash/rotten food odor and it s lingering into my apartment. I have had to leave the door open to the balcony day and night. This is the third day of this. They confirmed it was the unit next to me and said they will get on it today and I was top priority but,... show more
    So the unit that is right next to mine has a horrible trash/rotten food odor and it s lingering into my apartment. I have had to leave the door open to the balcony day and night. This is the third day of this. They confirmed it was the unit next to me and said they will get on it today and I was top priority but, they don t have a great reputation.
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is the landlord or the tenant responsible for an ant problem in a trailer park?

    Best answer: I think they are liable for immediate family only. Ants and uncles don't count.
    Best answer: I think they are liable for immediate family only. Ants and uncles don't count.
    14 answers · 2 days ago