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Terry, Real Estate Pro in Las Vegas, NV
Terry answered:
What should I do if renter is asking for advance payment before getting my house keys?
Norman, it's a scam. Tell the "owner" that you want to meet with him/her or their agent, such as a property management company or other local manager. Many states require that the own ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 12, 2014 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
BOB BARMORE, Real Estate Pro in Pinehurst, 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
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Jacqui Rum -…, Real Estate Pro in Calabasas, CA
Jacqui Rum - The Morton Team 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 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
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Dorene Slavi…, Real Estate Pro in Culver City, 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.
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Shannon Chang…, Real Estate Pro in San Marino, CA
Shannon Chang 626-319-8545 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 San Bernardino, 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, Real Estate Pro 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
Steve Ornell…, Real Estate Pro in Fremont, CA
Steve 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 Los Angeles, CA
Muriel Levin (323) 363-9140 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
Bergman and…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Bergman and Bergman 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
Austin Chen, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Austin Chen answered:
Hello all!! Just wondering if there is any real estate agents who can help 4 flight attendants looking for a safe reasonable apartments near lax???
Prior to becoming a real estate agent a few years ago, I was the General Manager for a 623-unit apartment community in Marina del Rey (which is very close to LAX). As a result, I am ver ... more
1 vote Share Flag Mon Mar 11, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Kim And Kris…, Real Estate Pro in 90403
Kim And Kristine answered:
Is there a fee for a renter renting a property through Trulia Realty and if yes, what is the percentage.?
Hi Nicolette,
The property owner typically pays the fee for the agent listing the property for rent, and for an agent who brings the tenant. To be on the safe side, be sure to confirm ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 7, 2013 Rental Basics in Hollywood Hills
Jamie Tian, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles, CA
Jamie Tian answered:
Can I terminate my rental agreement 1 months in advance?
Congrats on the new job!

If your lease agreement says the lease is until the end of May, you are supposed to pay through the end of May so it is more than fair of your landlord to of ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
Shannon Chang…, Real Estate Pro in San Marino, CA
Shannon Chang 626-319-8545 answered:
Property Management for an SFR,fees?
Property management fees vary widely. Usually it depends on the volume of properties being managed. If it is only one small property the % will be greater
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 30, 2013 Rental Basics in Los Angeles
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