help please. need some inputI moved into my friends house in December 2015. We had an oral agreement that I could stay here until I found an apartment suitable for me. I have belongings here and get some of my mail
Interesting that you mentioned this because I am also talking to an individual about a rent house in Gastonia. He will not meet us to see the house, however, he also owns another property that i was inquiring about, and found out that that particular house shows it is for sale, not rent. I searched the email to the individual and what i found was a man from Canada which is in accurate? I asked the agent that is selling the house if he knows the man who is renting the house, and I have no response yet...
So... I called the registry of deeds in the local county and they gave me the information of the owner and his address... so if you need more information on a house that is on the list please call your local Clerk of courts, and inquire the property lean history.... the deeds office will tell you the owner without hesitation, it's all public record....... more
Great question. I just wrote a blog article on that same subject. Basically, you are correct. You are on a verbal month-to-month lease. According to North Carolina eviction laws, you must provide them with 7 days written notice. If they do not move out by then, you can start the eviction process (though I would recommend cash for keys if you want them out quick). Here is the link to the article that has more information on the process.... more
First, you will want to find an apartment or house that will not cost you more than 35% of what you make. You will need to be able to pay the first month's rent and the security deposit (which is usually equal to a month's rent). Most landlords will also want to run a credit and background check on both of you. Other than that, best of luck in finding a place.... more
You were evicted from a rental 3-years ago. The reason, as far as any landlord is concerned, is irrelevant. 3-years ago, you found yourself unable to pay your lease obligations. Apparently you didn't have enough money set aside to carry you over, when you lost that job, and you weren't able to pay the rent.
Any new landlord would have to consider that it's possible you could find yourself in the same situation again. (After all, they don't know "why" you lost your job... maybe you were insubordinate... maybe you didn't show up for work on time... maybe you were rude to clients)... so they'd like to see a long history of a new job, and your ability to pay your bllls reguarly and on-time.
I agree, 7-years seems like a very long time... I imagine you could find a landlord who might consider 3-years adequate... but they're taking a risk on you, and I can totally understand why they might not want to take that risk with a recent eviction on your record.... more
Most landlords and property management companies are going to run a credit check on whomever will be signing the lease. Being regularly late on making any payments is a bad sign. If, however, this is the first time you are late and you have the money to make the payment just be upfront with them and let them know this was a one time event. As long as your boyfriend has good credit, it may not hold back your application.... more
Landlords will give preference to renters with a credit score of over 650. If your score is lower than that, do not give up. To combat a low credit score, offer to have a guarantor sign the lease with you. This could be an older relative that would pay the rent if you cannot. Another option is to pay a larger security deposit or several months rent upfront.
When it all comes down to it, a landlord wants someone who will regularly make their payments. So, make sure you pay ALL your bills on time. This will go a long way to building your credit.... more
I think it just depends on preference. Ultimately you want everything to be take care of well, and changing the air filter is a big part of that. If you trust the tenants to change the filter, you can just make sure they know it's their responsibility. If you don't think they'll do it though, you might want to stop by to change the filter on your own.