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Christine Ka…, Real Estate Pro in Temecula, CA
Christine Kankowski answered:
What should I do if renter is asking for advance payment before getting my house keys?
There are a l lot of scams out there. Please beware.
You should only pay the money when you have a signed lease.

Also have you verified that the owner is the actual owner of the hom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 13, 2015 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Arie Kuipers, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Arie Kuipers answered:
Imake 2,000 a month could i afford this 1312 .sSaltair ave?Apt
If the rent is anymore than $630/month I wouldn't recommend it.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Rental Basics in West Los Angeles
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Relocating to LA and looking to Rent
Hello Vbyalesom04, there are 67 choices in my mls and 324 choices in http://www.Realtor.com and you could check with the local rental management companies. There are 437 choices of 2,3, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Sheryl Arndt, Real Estate Pro in Woodland Hills, CA
Sheryl Arndt answered:
Hi! Despite having a new full time job, I cant lock down in apt. in LA to rent for less than 1000. Competitive market? Do you have any tips to share?
Hello Maryagibson, there are 12 choices in my mls and 155 choices in http://www.Realtor.com and you could check with the local rental management companies. There are 4 choices of studio ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Aug 12, 2015 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Jeannie Chan, Renter in Los Angeles, CA
Jeannie Chan answered:
My son is moving to LA w/ a new job this June. Needs to rent. Will an offer letter count versus 2 pay stubs? Is an out-of-state guarantor accepted?
Thanks for all responses. To clarify, my son will be graduating from college with a new job offer to start in LA in June so it sounds like it will depend on the landlord/owner. Do re ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 17, 2015 Rental Basics in Hollywood
Julie Bencos…, Real Estate Pro in Arcadia, CA
Julie Bencosme answered:
I'm trying to list a condo available for rent in downtown Los Angeles, but it keeps telling me the address is not valid. 600 W. 9th St. Los Angeles,
Public records or where ever Trulia gets information from may be different. Try spelling out West or Ninth or something like that. Good Luck!
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 18, 2015 Rental Basics in Downtown
Bob Barmore, Real Estate Pro in Southern Pines, NC
Bob Barmore answered:
Should I get renters insurance? Why?
Renter's insurance protects your personal property and most importantly your liability if some one is hurt or injured on your property. It is fairly inexpensive and definitely worth it. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 8, 2014 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Jacqui Rum, Real Estate Pro in Westlake Village, CA
Jacqui Rum answered:
What questions / document can I ask interested tenants to assess their financial strength / quality as tenant? - Salary? - Employer? - Loans?
1. Credit report
2. Pay stubs for past 2 months
3. Talk to current landlord
4. Bank statement
Good luck!
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 14, 2014 Rental Basics in 90048
Alex Montelo…, Real Estate Pro in Seal Beach, CA
Alex Montelongo, Broker & Associates answered:
Is there any hope here or just scams.?!!!?
We Real Estate Agents or Brokers are your best line of defense in avoiding costly scams. Working with a real estate professional is a must when looking for homes for sale and rentals.
... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 14, 2014 Rental Basics in 90003
Brad Korb, Real Estate Pro in Burbank, CA
Brad Korb answered:
How can non-US Citizens rent apartments in LA?
Hi Sara ,

Happy Saturday !

There are many places that will rent month to month,if you are staying only 4 months you could tell the owner/property management company that you woul ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat May 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Torrance, CA
Dorene Slavitz answered:
How do we find an inexpensive short term, 4-12 weeks, rental in Los Angeles?
There are short term rentals in an extended stay hotel. Also check for "corporate housing" which often also has monthly terms.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Shannon Chang, Real Estate Pro in San Marino, CA
Shannon Chang answered:
Is the house at 89 crystal st haverhill ma 01832 for sale if so is it up for renting to own and please let me know it is my dream to raise my kids?
This is the Southern California forum, you are asking about a property in Massachusetts.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Endre Barath, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Endre Barath answered:
What do I do if a parking spot is taken away from me?
Although the question is dated. The advice is clear. Sanedrac you need to go to the West Hollywood Department of Building & Safety and discuss it with the Rent-control Section and they ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Rental Basics in 90046
Katherine Jo…, Real Estate Pro in Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Katherine Johnson answered:
How can an Australian rent an apartment in Los Angeles?
Yes you will need min of a month of paystubs,current bank statements,large deposit and your new job..Regarding the Austrialia credit report that's case by case..

Good luck
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Carmen Hill,  in Los Angeles, CA
Carmen Hill answered:
I am currently in a long term rental with a 60 day notice to leave but cannot find another home, what are my rights?
Unfortunately, you have no rights. That's the disadvantage of renting. Have you considering purchasing a home so that you won't be in this position again?

Carmen Hill aka Ms. Sherloc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 23, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Steven Ornel…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steven Ornellas answered:
Can you give advise to a landlord renting out rooms from the house he also lives in?
Hi LA,

This document will be a great guide since you have stepped into the shoes of "Landlord":
http://docs.Steven-Anthony.com/Landlord-TenantGuideCA2012.pdf

-Steve
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 24, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Muriel Levin, Real Estate Pro in Beverly Hills, CA
Muriel Levin answered:
Need agent for handling rental with existing tenant, owner oversea
If the owner is overseas , who are you? sending email from overseas or are you a dissatisfied tenant in the building?
No matter what, agents do not take care of eviction.
Hey, ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 31, 2013 Rental Basics in 90046
BBREI, Real Estate Pro in Tarzana, CA
BBREI asked:
How long does a rental listing stay active on Trulia? I posted a listing a week ago, and when I signed 8 days later I noticed it was no longer active. Does Trulia automatically deactivate it? Is there a way to keep it active until I manually…
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 7, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
carlos parra…, Real Estate Pro in Monrovia, CA
carlos parrague answered:
Can my cousin, who lives in san francisco, be my cosigner for an apt in LA?
As long as he has a job with verifiable income, I would think most landlord's would be OK.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 5, 2013 Rental Basics in 90034
Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
owner decides to sell the house 2 months after I moved in..
I believe a new owner has to honor the terms of your lease. At least if you're at the inspection phase of the process it sounds like the hassle and inconvenience should be coming to an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 23, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
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