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Robin Lorentz, Real Estate Pro in Castle Shannon, PA
Robin Lorentz answered:
As a renter in a foreclosure property and a landlord who has abandoned the process where does that leave the renter?
The Bank who has taken possession of the property has to honor your lease that is in effect until the end of the lease date. They will hire an Assest Management company or Broker to ma ... more
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Joann Snyder, Real Estate Pro in Coraopolis, PA
Joann Snyder answered:
Who is to pay for the cleaning of the carpets after a tenant moves out?
The landlord should pay for this but if he took it out of your deposit and didn't tell you up front then you have an arguement in court.How hard do you want to fight for your money?
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 27, 2013 Rental Basics in Pittsburgh
Ron Thomas, Real Estate Pro in Fresno, CA
Ron Thomas answered:
Who is to pay for the changing of the lock after a tenant moves out?
Unfortunate;
he probably has your deposit,
he can deduct the cost from that money,
and you can unly sue him.
You can't beat him up,
over $20!
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 16, 2013 Rental Basics in Pittsburgh
Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Newtown, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
I am looking for a hous to rent or efficiency apt.near Port Richmond section,around 400.-425.00 month,my credit isn't great,I am on a low fixed income
Good afternoon Kathy,

We have a site that provides more real time listing rentals within a 24-48 hr status change.

Feel free to use it and please call us if you see anything of i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 16, 2013 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Wbg,  in Philadelphia, PA
Wbg answered:
A landlord gets an older lady as a tenant who is alone,no family,then starts abusing her-enters apt.unannounced,goes into closet & drawers &
Have her send him notice that she is escrowing the rent until all the repairs are done...make sure she documents the repairs and escrows the money...as to entering the apartment wheneve ... more
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Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
can a landlord verify employment at anytime after tenant moves in.?
Wouldn't the landlord want to verify employment BEFORE the tenant moves in?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 21, 2014 Rental Basics in Reading
Chad Abizeid, Home Owner in Easton, PA
Chad Abizeid answered:
unemployed mother-can I rent an apartment?
I personally do not know about this, but living in Easton since 2010 I can tell you the apartments you find here (and Bethlehem) are very cheap compared to NYC. I've seen decent ones fo ... more
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Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Feasterville, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
What documents can I get from a "potential" landlord that will provide info on property inspected & had clearance from asbetos & lead paint?
The City of Philadelphia as of 12/21/2012 Requires that a Lead Base Paint Certification be done every two years and when there is a change in Tenants this information is available from ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Feb 22, 2013 Rental Basics in 19124
Charles Rori…, Real Estate Pro in Grants Pass, OR
Charles Rorive answered:
Is there a website can i go on to find out the person Im renting from is truly the owner of the property?
The only suggestion I would have is to contact the county assessor where you live and ask them for the names of the landowners on title. These would be the people that have the right t ... more
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Michael  Sol…, Real Estate Pro in Southampton, PA
Michael Solomon answered:
What are some tips when negotiating your lease renewal terms?
Is this for commercial or residential
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Rental Basics in University City
Fred Glick, Real Estate Pro in Santa Monica, CA
Fred Glick answered:
Im renting an apartment in NE Phila, my landlord cant afford place anymore so he gonna lose it, will I automatically get kicked out?
The lender when they foreclose technically wipe out your lease. But, every lender is different. Some will file immediately to get possession and sometimes you'll be able to stay for y ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 26, 2013 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Sheri Curci, Real Estate Pro in Newtown, PA
Sheri Curci answered:
Why majority of apartments require to check ypur credit?
Good Evening Yvinikkikenny,

Actually since the Patriot Act going in effect in the Bush Administration.... oRt investors require a Credit Check for confirming the behavior of past pay ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jan 15, 2013 Rental Basics in 19143
Kenneth Gerr…, Real Estate Pro in York, PA
Kenneth Gerrick answered:
Looking to rent out home in Dover
Property Management works well, Prudential Bob Yost Homesale Services now rents homes.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 1, 2013 Rental Basics in Dover
Philip J. Cu…, Real Estate Pro in Feasterville, PA
Philip J. Cunningham Sr answered:
Is it good or bad to try and neogiate a price for rent? i've seen some apts that I was interested in , there about 50-100 to much for my price range
Rents are set be the owner the way I see it you never know till you try if you have a good credit report with good score and depending how long it's been on the market you never know al ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 27, 2012 Rental Basics in 19140
Robert Trave…, Real Estate Pro in Bryn Mawr, PA
Robert Travers answered:
Me and My sister owns a rental house. Do I need a rental licenes if I don't want nothing to do with the renting of the house?
Yes, the property needs to be licensed as a rental. I have provided a link for the PDF version of the application. If you have any other questions feel free to call me at 267-257-4051
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0 votes Share Flag Mon Oct 15, 2012 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Michele Some…, Real Estate Pro in Peoria, AZ
Michele Somers answered:
We are looking for rent to own property in/near Honesdale. We are relocating in the next 6 Months.
Let me know if you need help finding an agent in Pennsylvania. Be prepared to rent versus rent to own. Sometimes on rent to own or lease purchase they need some money down over what i ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Feb 10, 2013 Rental Basics in 18431
Joshua Stein, Real Estate Pro in Conshohocken, PA
Joshua Stein answered:
Can I change my lock due to a landlord abusing his rights & mine?
Your lease gives you the right to live there, but at the end of the day, you live in your landlord's place. You can't just change the locks. Trying to keep your landlord out is most ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 4, 2012 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Pamela Shemet, Real Estate Pro in Crystal River, FL
Pamela Shemet answered:
I want to rent a home. Is it a good idea to pay the full lease up front?
Shanille,

I would recommend making monthly payments.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 3, 2012 Rental Basics in 19050
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