Rental Basics in Massachusetts : Advice

change location

cancel or

Activity

113
Walid Bendris, Renter in Cambridge, MA
Walid Bendris asked:
Sublet listings continually appear in non sublet searches I've been trying to find a 1 bedroom apartment to rent but I keep getting flooded with postings for sublets. Is there any way to prevent this? Maybe disallow sublet listings from being…
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 5, 2015 Rental Basics in Cambridge
Martin_11, Renter in New Haven, CT
Martin_11 asked:
How does renting an apartment with a real estate agent work in Boston? I'll be moving to Boston in May and looking to start a lease a soon as I get in, June 1 latest. How do the agent fees work and what can I expect for between $1500-$1700 a month?
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 9, 2015 Rental Basics in Boston
Louis Wolfson, Real Estate Pro in 02030
Louis Wolfson answered:
do i need to have a window in a bedroom of a house i am renting out?
in order to be considered a bedroom it has to have two means of egress. Either two doors or a window that can be no more than 44 inches from the floor, it needs at least 5.7 square fee ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 10, 2015 Rental Basics in 02116
Erica Vignola, Renter in Short Hills, NJ
Erica Vignola answered:
Landlord didn't give me a receipt for security deposit, now 10 months later they're asking for a W-9 and he says I owe taxes on $4.14.
We are in the same situation. We were aware we had yet to receive the notice, we let it go and took it for granted. I started to look into the security deposit law and a landlord is req ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 7, 2015 Rental Basics in Boston
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in 07856
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
How can I trust someone who is renting a house but the person resides in West Africa.?
You can't. It's a scam. Walk away.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 27, 2015 Rental Basics in Dudley
Estelle Tick…, Renter in 02131
Estelle Ticktin answered:
Scammers announcing through Zulia
I also had someone try to scam me with 2 listings - they go by the name of Cath Cassady and say they are out of state, etc., etc. I found the realtor who is really dealing with the prop ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 25, 2015 Rental Basics in 02131
Josh Barnett, Real Estate Pro in Oklahoma City, OK
Josh Barnett answered:
I'm disabled and cannot use stairs, other floors have access to 2 elevators but not mine. Is legal?
What did your attorney answer to this question?
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Rental Basics in 02116
Debra Peters, Real Estate Pro in 11901
Debra Peters answered:
Have you had situations where rentals that were listed were scams?
Unfortunately there are scams on Trulia as well as many other sites such as Craig's List. When in doubt, check it out VERY CAREFULLY. If your gut is telling you something is wrong, th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 22, 2015 Rental Basics in Boston
Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Nags Head, NC
Tim Moore answered:
I am trying to put up a apartment rental post and it keeps saying error, (error need valid rent) I typed $1,600. what is the problem?
Maybe one of the billion scammers can answer your question, seems they have no problem what so ever
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 5, 2015 Rental Basics in Hingham
TruIia VIP T…, Real Estate Pro in Longmeadow, MA
TruIia VIP The Graveline Group answered:
I am looking to rent an apartment in Brookline (02446). What are the differences between: apartment community, townhouse, condo, and apartment?
Mindy, are you working with an agent in Brookline currently? Your best bet is to work with a local Realtor. We're in Longmeadow, but have brokerages out your way. If you like we can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jan 19, 2015 Rental Basics in 02446
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Sammamish, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
If I have a lease that is up on November 1 what time am I required to vacate the property if it is not stated in the lease? I cannot find this in law
Jascotty,
Ask the landlord if they will renew the lease or take you month to month. Once your lease is up, it may revert to month to month or the landlord can give you notice to leav ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 14, 2014 Rental Basics in Boston
Scott Godzyk, Real Estate Pro in 03109
Scott Godzyk answered:
Are there separate rules/laws governing landlords and leases of single family homes (versus multi-family apartments/condos/homes)?
The difference is an owner occupied building of 4 or less. You should read the LANDLORD TENANT LAWS for your state. They will explain your rights
0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 13, 2014 Rental Basics in Springfield
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in 06902
Kim Benedict answered:
Who pays the realtor fee, landlord, tenant, or is it split? Specifically when the landlord is the one who hired the realtor.
Each state is different and each real estate company is too.. best to call and see what they charge if anything since its a rental. We charge the landlord for helping them rent the home ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Boston
Kim Benedict, Real Estate Pro in 06902
Kim Benedict answered:
Does this company offer programs for low income families to get into places with a lower rent, if qualified?
This is not a real estate company its a place to help people find homes that are for sale on the MLS... you need to contact your local real estate office and see if they can help you, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Sep 28, 2014 Rental Basics in Massachusetts
Jason Lee, Real Estate Pro in Jamaica Plain, MA
Jason Lee answered:
Hi, I am looking to rent a room in my 2 bed condo in Medford and am curious what the average rent goes for in the area. Thanks!
The avg market rental rate for 2 bedroom in Medford is at $1964, median could be higher depend on the apartment condition, feature and amenities...
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 16, 2014 Rental Basics in 02155
beverly.lowe…, Home Buyer in North Attleboro, MA
beverly.lowe78 answered:
Can a landlord increase rent when you are already stuck in your lease for another year?
can my landlord raise my rent in the middle of the month,i am a tenant at will
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 14, 2014 Rental Basics in Arlington Heights
Samuel Rymer, Real Estate Pro in Allston, MA
Samuel Rymer answered:
For a renter arriving from overseas, with no SSN/ ITIN / US credit history yet, what documents does s/he need in order to rent an apartment in Boston?
It depends on what your traveling for and who the owner is. Students need an I-20 for the most part, but I've had ESL( English As a Second Language) students get approved just using the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 7, 2014 Rental Basics in Boston
James Cole, Real Estate Pro in 02081
James Cole answered:
If one's apt. lease is ending in a few weeks, are they obligated to let the realtors come show their place to potential new tenants all the time?
Information regarding showings to prospective tenants should be outlined in the lease.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Boston
James Cole, Real Estate Pro in 02081
James Cole answered:
Does an individual require a license of some sort to start a Property Management business in MA? I have heard conflicting information.
MA does not require property managers to have a broker or sales person license. It may be a good idea to join property management groups and receive designations. This will help when ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Boston
Tina Brzezen…, Real Estate Pro in Boston, MA
Tina Brzezenski answered:
Am looking for a 3 bed in the city boston for $1800/under for 3 college grads. What kind of info do landlords look for up front?
It is common for landlords to require a full application that includes income, they will run a credit check & check past landlord references. In addition most require first month's ren ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 1, 2014 Rental Basics in Boston
1 2 3 4 5
Search Advice

Followers

217
Email me when…

Learn more

Meet the Trulia VIPs
Tetyana Ivanina, Agent in Massachusetts
Tetyana Ivanina
Agent
Massachusetts
Annette Gregorio, Agent in Melrose, MA
Annette Gregorio
Agent
Melrose, MA
Amy E Mateus, Broker in Massachusetts
Amy E Mateus
Broker
Massachusetts
Harborside SIR, Broker in Marblehead
Harborside SIR
Broker
Marblehead
Home > Massachusetts > Rental Basics in Massachusetts
Copyright © 2015 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer