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NCHomes Team, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
NCHomes Team answered:
Is it legal to require ID and info about workplace?
She can ask oyu for this information and if you want to stay you'll supply it. There's nothing wrong with the request other than it's a month late.
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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
is it legal for a landlord to tell a pending landlord about a persons living condition?
You probably signed a release in your rental application for pending landlord to get any relevant info from past landlords.

If the persons living condition effects the property, then ... more
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Ruth and Per…, Real Estate Pro in Los Gatos, CA
Ruth and Perry Mistry answered:
Can a past tentant's current rental place ask me for my tax informaion of my home to prove I am who I say I am. I already faxed back the rental refere
They are verifying a reference or an address check.

Can they, sure, do they have rights, no.

Can they check through other means: Yes.

Will it cost them: yes.

Up to you now
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 4, 2015 Rental Basics in Reading
Karen Peyton, Real Estate Pro in Chandler, AZ
Karen Peyton answered:
Can a realtor ask you to pay an administration fee with your debit/credit card?
Carolina,

Since your zip code indicates you're in Arizona, you can research a "fishy" company's license and that of any agent on the Arizona Department of Real Estate website: http:/ ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Oct 13, 2015 Rental Basics in Reading
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
Can a landlord show the rental property while you still live there? Can people look in the closets, etc.?
Rose,
They can, provided they gave you reasonable notice. In my state a tenant is entitled to 24 hours notice before an owner may enter for non-emergency situations.
A buyer needs ... more
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Amelia Robin…, Real Estate Pro in Falls Church, VA
Amelia Robinette answered:
A potential landlord is asking for 6 months up front because of my lack of credit! First, Last, security deposit and 3 additional months up front!
Your lease should spell out who is responsible for leaks, repairs, etc. A lease is a binding contract, so the amount of money the landlord is holding should not be relevant to whether o ... more
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NCHomes Team, Real Estate Pro in Chapel Hill, NC
NCHomes Team answered:
How long does a landlord have to fix central air in the summer if it states in the lease that it is their responsibility?
This is a legal question and best answered by an attorney. 11 days is somewhat excessive, however if parts were needed this may be beyond the landlord's control. It sounds as if they re ... more
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Brendany_1990, Home Buyer in Kunkletown, PA
Brendany_1990 asked:
Commission for rental renewal? So I leased my property via a realtor last year and the lease is coming to an end in a few months. If the tenant wants to renew the lease, should I ask the same realtor that leased my property…
0 votes Share Flag Sat Aug 22, 2015 Rental Basics in 18058
Debra (Debbi…, Real Estate Pro in Livingston, NJ
Debra (Debbie) Rose answered:
Are any of these homes for rent?
which homes??

You forgot to post the addresses
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2015 Rental Basics in Norristown
Nathan Lipsi, Real Estate Pro in Landsdale, PA
Nathan Lipsi answered:
how to go about evicting for a garage storage rental?
First have a paper trail showing the bounced checks and fees. If you have some kind of written agreement all the better. Regardless, padlock the door for 30 days. If he doesn't try to g ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 15, 2015 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
garypuntman, Other/Just Looking in Los Angeles, CA
garypuntman answered:
does the tenent have to clean the carpets before he moves out?
I don't think the tenants usually have to clean carpets. Landlords usually take charge of this and clean them after the tenant moves out. I've never lived in an apartment where I had ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 7, 2015 Rental Basics in 18643
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
can a landlord throw you out in Pennsylvannia with 30 days notice we go to court on 5-5-15 he's moving to florida already has his house in New Jersey?
Tommy,
Start by reading the Landlord Tenant Law for your state regarding terminations. If you have a lease, I doubt they can do this. If you are month to month, then I suspect they a ... more
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Suzanne MacD…, Real Estate Pro in Morristown, NJ
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
Can a landlord ask if you cannot pay your rent because of financial hardship who will and their phone number?
A landlord can ask anything they want, it's up to you whether you want to answer. However, it is something you may want to think about. If you can't -pay the rent for some reason, who ... more
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Tim Moore, Real Estate Pro in Kitty Hawk, NC
Tim Moore answered:
Our landlord is asking us to provide them with a payment statement on our vehicle like our payment book ect. is this legal can they actually ask?
It is not illegal to ask. You don't have to and you don't have to live there.
1 vote Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Rental Basics in 17067
redrobinbj, Renter in 55767
redrobinbj asked:
Can a landlord request identification of my overnight guests? The lease did not include any limits on visitors or overnight guests. However, upon learning that I had a boyfriend my landlord has requested a copy of his drivers license for "security…
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2015 Rental Basics in Reading
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