With an existing "used home" purchase, if something is uncovered during the inspection, you can negotiate with the seller to have these things fixed before closing. This is helpful for those who have smaller down payments, as apposed to lowering the purchase price and doing the work yourself. When you are dealing with a bank who is taking less than they are owed on a home, and have to pay the realtor commission and certain other fees out of the amount of the sale, they are not going to bring anyone in to fix anything.... more
They are all horrible. I hope you have deep pockets because the banks dont pay invoices for months and they will try and get out of payment all together. My girlfriend went to work for one that closed down because bank of america owed the company 2.7 million dollars for properties they were maintaining all the way back to 2007. You will get whipped like a dog and left to starve. Good luck. This is why there is a high turn over rate in that industry.... more
Furniture in the property belongs to the owner of the property or the tenant if the home is rented. These personal items are removed when the occupant moves out. If items are left behind they are usually removed by the companies hired to clean up the homes and make them ready for sale.
If you want used furniture I recommend Craigslist.com... more
There are several. I've used two with great success (Champions and Kaplan). I found them listed on TREC's web site of authorized training facilities. Who better than the Texas Real Estate Commission who issues the tests to tell me where to train.... more
Contact local REO Realtors and also local banks to see if they can use your services. There may be an opportunity, but they are hard to find.
I would also do a google search online to find free lists of companies and/or asset managers (don't pay for a list, these companies can be found online for free). Applying online is an option but does not usually work as well as local Realtors and/or Banks.
When you signed a lease, it had a beginning and ending date. That means that it ends. They are not obligated to renew the lease for any reason.
It looks like they are trying to "upsell" you. Ask them what they will do if you move. Will they fix your apartment up and get the higher rent? Also, ask them if they have any of the non-renovated units that you can move into.
Best of luck!
So it sounds like he wants to get you out because he's selling the home? I would first take a close look at your lease agreement to see if there are any provisions allowing either party to break the agreement. If not then try to work with your landlord to come up with a fair compromise.
For example if the going rate for a comparable rental in the area is $1450 then I think it would be fair to ask for $600 (6 mos remaining X $100) plus a portion of your moving expenses. After all, you'd probably have to move anyway once the lease is up right? I think that would be fair. Do some number crunching and figure out how much expenses you would incur because of this inconvenience (you'd also want to maybe add a few bucks in for your troubles) then present it to the landlord. Depending on your landlord's situation he might be able to monetarily compensate you or do some sort of a tradeoff in the form of reduced rent til you leave.
If your landlord is unwilling to work with you on a settlement then your next step would be to speak to a lawyer.
Good luck... more