Call a local real estate office and ask to speak with an agent that handles rentals in the area. The agent can guide you through the entire process. If you don't already have an agent, feel free to call (860) 621-8378 and you will be put in touch with an agent from our local office.
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Yes in Connecticut Landlords are allowed up to two months rent as security deposits. This limit is reduced to one month's rent if a tenant is 62 years of age or older.
See two helpful links below.
For a no obligation consulting, please call 203-280-3838. I would be happy to walk you through the process and work on the structure that would work for everyone.
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Did you input the rental listing or did it feed into the Trulia site? If it was through a feed then claim it as the agent. You may be able then to review the photos.
Also, I suggest contacting Trulia regarding how your rental listing is found on the site. You can call them at: 888-466-3501 M-F from 7:00am-4:00pm PST or send them an email including the entire address to: www.trulia.com/help/ask. They usually respond within 48 hours.
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Your landlord is not correct or you have not told us something. Your lease has expired back in Nov. and that means you are now on a month to month lease. You gave over a month notice so if you are on a month to month lease I see no way she can expect more than a months notice. But since you are no longer bound by a written lease some of you rights might be lost. Most leases do address being able to show the property but with some notice. I would tell her she can show it but only with some advanced notice first. A call to a local lawyer might be a good idea for advice.... more
There are a bunch of apartments around. Condo/townhouse communitiesi, and there are also many houses both single family and multi family. There is a lot out there, it just depends on what you're looking for. when it comes to utilities included, ammenities, floor plans, and how many people you're living with. You can find a lot onf trulia.com. I've been looking around the area too and there's all sorts of stuff out there.... more
Some mortgage loans require owner occupancy for a period of time. Some government loans that come with a discounted rate require this. The bank will need to know where you are living so they can send you certain notices and tax documents that you will need... more
A good general rule of thumb is no more than one third of your income. However, every person's monthly budget is different. If your income fluctuates, one third might be too much. If you have substantial fixed monthly debt payments such as student loans, credit cards, car loans or leases, etc. one third might also be too much. Also be sure to get a sense of what the monthly electricity/heat and any other fixed costs associated with renting any apartment. If you are moving to a new area and will be commuting to work, make sure you factor in any extra transportation costs that you don't have to pay now.
The most important thing is to try to keep the rent and all other associated costs that you don't have now low enough that you can still save for your future. Good luck.... more
Assuming the lease is in writing, it remains in force regardless of who owns the property. You may want to be pro-active, if you were planning on renewing the lease, and find out the new owners plans i.e. are they planning to continue renting the property or buying for their own use. Either way they are required to honor the lease until it expires Your security deposit should also be passed from the current owner to the new owner.... more
Most likely yes, but it will depend on the terms of the lease. That is the reason a landlord collects the deposit to hold the unit. He/she has now lost that month's rent. If He/she is able to find someone else for part or all of that month, then that portion of the rent should be returned. Your best bet is to discuss this with a lawyer to get a more definitive answer.
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I represent a lot of landlords on rental transactions. We do a full background check, including credit report, criminal history and eviction history. The cost for such a report is only about $25. We also insist on employment verification. Another thing you could do is to get references from former landlords. And, of course, you are correct, an interview, and a good first impression, can be very helpful.... more
Here is a link from a State of Connecticut site that explains various issues related to Rental Security Deposits. Hope this answers all your questions!
Provide the potential landlord with as much information about your financial and work history and be prepard to discuss the reasons for your low score,your credit report will show what the score is based on,any defaults,too many accounts,any accounts in collection for example....................Chuck... more
First of all, if you have a lease, you will not have to move. A new owner must honor any written lease you have. If you don't have one, then ask the currrent owner if he/she will sign one with you.
If you do have to move, ask the landlord if he/she will give you a letter of recommendation. If you were always on time with the rent, that shouldn't be a problem.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people. If a prospective landlord sees good payment history, that usually means more than the bankruptcy, but it is always a judgement call on their part.... more
Dave you need to read your terms of your mortgage, it may allow you to rent it out if you have lived there for a specific amount of time. Some loand if owner occupied do not allow you to rent at all. Most home owners do not follow their mortgage but to do it right, you need to read what is in your specific mortgage.... more