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Jim Olive, Real Estate Pro in Key West, FL
Jim Olive answered:
moving out of a rental..
Depends what your lease says. Depends how the deposit ($1900) compares with the monthly rent ($??). Depends who you're dealing with and their feelings about litigation. Technically, ... more
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Vikki Iverson, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Vikki Iverson answered:
Is a basement room with concrete floors, closet, two doors and a window considered a bedroom?
I believe the room must include heat, and the sewage system must have the capacity to accommodate an extra bedroom. The sewage capacity determines how many bedrooms a home can have.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Rental Basics in Wenatchee
Candie Webb, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Candie Webb answered:
Does my MIL-Studio need cable to rent?
Hello Joseph,

Most tenants would like to have Internet and Cable accessible. I would contact Comcast directly, they usually have great deals for first time Customers. Once you get th ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Nov 26, 2012 Rental Basics in 98014
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
My husband and I are considering a move to either Seattle or Napa, CA to be close to family. Looking for information on renting, etc.
The U-District can be noisier, and crime is a bit higher. Why don't you expand your search to include some other neighborhoods in addition to the U-District? With your requirement fo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Oct 18, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Ray Akers, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Ray Akers answered:
Rented apt: our neighbor's window air con makes vibrations and noise through our 3 windows (at the same wall air con is) all day long. Any chance?
I feel for you! Noise intrusion can be very unpleasant, especially if the noise is constant. It's unlikely your neighbor will choose to swelter in a hot apartment. Even if your neig ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
How often must a landlord change the carpet in a rental home?
Janey,
I'm not aware that there are any specific rules for how often a landlord must change the carpet. If you are a renter, you are entitled to a safe place to live, free of pests a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 10, 2012 Rental Basics in 98201
Rob Armstrong, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Rob Armstrong answered:
Grad student rental
Welcome to Seattle! What you'll find is that while Seattle is a mid-size urban city, it's made up of many small neighborhoods that feel like smaller towns. There are several good guid ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 8, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Mary Devino, Real Estate Pro in Seattle, WA
Mary Devino answered:
I'm Vybhav frm India. pls let me know the procedures for renting a house/apt in Seattle, documents required & the cost details.
First thing, a credit application will be taken for a small fee of $25-40 per person. It will ask for your work history, rent history, social security number if you have one and annual ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 30, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Edmond11, Home Owner in Langley, WA
Edmond11 asked:
What is the average monthly rental cost in a mobile home park in state of Washington? What is the average monthly rental cost in a mobile home park in the state of Washington?
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 21, 2012 Rental Basics in 98260
Guy Davidson, Real Estate Pro in
Guy Davidson answered:
I don't have the best credit due to hospital bills but I have an outstanding rent history. Will that hurt my chances of renting to own?
Every homeowner and property manager addresses this with a case by case solution. Given your job and rental history, I think that would outweigh a negative credit report, especially whe ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 1, 2012 Rental Basics in 98221
Chris Loelig…, Real Estate Pro in Redmond, WA
Chris Loeliger answered:
My roommate and I are looking for a rental house but she has 2 large dogs and my credit is not great. How should we approach potential renters?
With all the facts up front. They will want to do a credit check before renting to you so tell them what the facts are so it isn't a surprise. Tell them about the dogs too. They'll find ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 7, 2012 Rental Basics in 98115
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
I am moving to Seattle, WA this summer and I do not have time to visit any apartments. What should I do?
Newseattlites,
Do you have anyone you know and trust already living here? They could scout out some options, take pictures and provide some personal perspective to what the areas are ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun May 13, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Relocating to tacoma. Would like to live downtown? Not sure about rent vs buy. Do real estate agents assist with finding rentals or only buyers?
They certainly do in New Jersey! I have several renters I am working with at present. There is a fee involved so be sure to find out how that works. In New Jersey it is not at all u ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 16, 2012 Rental Basics in Tacoma
Amanda, Renter in 98685
Amanda asked:
I need to rent an apartment or small home in the Portland area in the range of 7-800 a month for my son. They are currently there trying to secure a place to live but having trouble. Their credit isn't the best and they have a dog, but they are exceptional renters. I would be willing ...
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 12, 2012 Rental Basics in 98685
Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Tarrytown, NY
Christopher Pagli answered:
Whats a good Rental Lease?
You can either have an attorney draft one for you or go online and puitrchase leases that cater to your state.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 30, 2013 Rental Basics in Federal Way
Brett Frosak…,  in Seattle, WA
Brett Frosaker answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
1. Check out reviews on Yelp
2. Walk the property to see if its well maintained.
3. Talk to current residents
0 votes Share Flag Mon Aug 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Seattle
Julie Metteer, Real Estate Pro in Bothell, WA
Julie Metteer answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Here are some key things you need to be aware of before signing a lease -
What is the landlord responsible for in terms of paying for utilities, and what are your responsibilities? Thi ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Kirkland
Steven Ford, Real Estate Pro in Memphis, TN
Steven Ford answered:
As a tenant am i able to prorate rent and utilities if owner was at residence for 18 days?
Any rent owed or utilities paid should be negotiated and put in writing. Failure to note these specifics in the lease or an addendum will cause you a great deal of frustration.
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 13, 2014 Rental Basics in 98116
Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
Last Months Rent
If you lived in the property during the last month, you need to pay--for any legal advice needed, consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate...
0 votes Share Flag Sun Apr 3, 2011 Rental Basics in Yakima County
No Name, Other/Just Looking in Seattle, WA
No Name answered:
How does a NOD on the owner of a condo building effect the individual owners ?
Hi Chris,

This can be answered several ways with one common theme: get some legal advice.

If you are an owner in a condo conversion and the developer has not turned over the assoc ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 20, 2010 Rental Basics in Seattle
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