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Taycollins42, Home Buyer in Opelika, AL
Taycollins42 answered:
I am renting an old 2 floors house. At the 2 floor, none of the 6 windows at this floor can be opened. Is this legal ?
I don't think it's necessarily illegal, but you should check with a professional to be sure. It definitely would seem like something that should at least be addressed, and hopefully if ... more
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Victory Prop…, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Victory Property Management answered:
can i rent one bedroom apartment to a family of two adults and two children?
As long as the zoning laws allow it, legally it shouldn't be a problem. The question is can the unit take the additional wear and tear? Will it affect any of your existing tenants? Are ... more
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Valereymanuel, Home Buyer in Chino, CA
Valereymanuel answered:
Can a landlord limit the # of people living in an apartment?
We are a family of 7 living in a 3 bedroom apt. And I just found out that were expecting another baby. I'm afraid of our lease not being renewed
0 votes Share Flag Wed Sep 30, 2015 Rental Basics in Kew Garden Hills
Ddbinvestors…, Home Owner in Berlin, NJ
Ddbinvestorsllc answered:
occupancy limit
No, your lease is a binding contract. If you want to bring an additional person into the unit you need to go back to your landlord and ask him if he would allow it and add that person t ... more
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Ddbinvestors…, Home Owner in Berlin, NJ
Ddbinvestorsllc answered:
I am a single mom and I want to move into a studio I have two small children. Is this illegal ?
You would have to check with your local code enforcement organization. Generally there are square footage requirements for the number of people and then there are usually requirements r ... more
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Ddbinvestors…, Home Owner in Berlin, NJ
Ddbinvestorsllc answered:
In NJ I'm renting with some friends. The landlord only allowed 1 of us on the lease stating "it's considered a boarding home otherwise." Is this true?
No I don't think he is right. I am a landlord in NJ. My understanding of the definition of a boarding house in NJ is that is has to have multiple units intended for short term single oc ... more
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Anna M Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Williston Park, NY
Anna M Brocco answered:
owner wants to move in after a year.I am 7mths pregnant and baby is due when the lease is up.Anything I could do (legally) to have a few months extra?
Unfortunately without an active lease very little can be done...
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Ryan Rudnick, Real Estate Pro in San Francisco, CA
Ryan Rudnick answered:
Couple doesn't mean income requirement, has significant cash savings and investments - outlook as renters?
Pre-paying is a great option, as is using a co-signer. Given the information you've given, it sounds like you'd be well qualified for most smaller buildings, even if larger, stricter m ... more
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Kentor Johns…,  in Garden Grove, CA
Kentor Johnson answered:
I'm moving from out of state. Can 1 broker show me any apartment or do I work with several brokers who each have their own small list of apartments?
Well its best to work with one agent in whom you feel confident that will be able to assist you. However, if you choose work with more than one broker you should disclose this informat ... more
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Christian Mo…, Real Estate Pro in Rockville Centre, NY
Christian Monge answered:
apartment in Middle Village BUT i work off the books :(
Hi Latoya,
Do you declare a 1040? Depending on the landlord and your credit score, the landlord might overlook that you work off the books. Please email me so I can send you some list ... more
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Christopher…, Real Estate Pro in Portland, ME
Christopher Pagli answered:
can I limit the number of tenants on the contract in NY?
Do you mean the lease? You can limit the amount of occupants as there ar slaws in place for overcrowding.

Chris
0 votes Share Flag Tue May 6, 2014 Rental Basics in Kew Garden Hills
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Me and Fiance looking for a one bedroom/studio in Queens, NY. Budget is 1200. I prefer not to work with agents. Would like to work with landlords.?
Craigs list.
notes on public bulletin boards.
Newpapers.

However, DO NOT send money to anyone to whom you can not lead the police to their door.
You will quickly understand what I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 3, 2014 Rental Basics in Kew Garden Hills
Spiro Vrouhas, Real Estate Pro in New York, MA
Spiro Vrouhas answered:
I am trying to find a 1-2 bedroom in Queens and my budget is $1200. I am looking to have some or all utilities included. And I also have a small dog.
Hi Karen,
I believe your price point is realistic for the area your are searching in. While most apartments in New York include heat, hot water and gas, all utilities could be challeng ... more
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Nadia Santos, Real Estate Pro in Queens, NY
Nadia Santos answered:
Looking for 1 or 2 bedroom between $600-$1300 in queens?
Hi Latoya:
Would love to help you
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 2, 2013 Rental Basics in Queens
Naquan123488, Renter in Queens, NY
Naquan123488 answered:
i have no lease do i get a grace period when paying the rent??i live in a prvate 3 family house
What is the grace period for New York City queens and I have no lease
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Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Anu Dutta answered:
I rcntly moved into an Apt. to which I gave a deposit and 3 mths later and I have not received the lease, I want to move out can I get my deposit back
You need to contact your landlord or managing agent. You should receive your lease either when you sign it or after couple of weeks of moving in.
There might be some consequences if yo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Kew Garden Hills
Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Anu Dutta answered:
In NJ how many people are allowed in a 3 bedroom Apartment in Harrison NJ ???
You might need to discuss this with a local broker for the right answer.
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Kew Garden Hills
Marco Gomez &…, Real Estate Pro in Bayside, NY
Marco Gomez & The Reach Team answered:
Is an agent or real estate company the same thing as a broker? In other words, can I expect to pay 15% of the annual rent as a fee using Trulia?
the fees are set by the agents and landlords, it can vary between 1 month an d 15% of the annual
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 19, 2013 Rental Basics in Queens
Anu Dutta, Real Estate Pro in Forest Hills, NY
Anu Dutta answered:
My fiancee and I are looking to rent , we have no idea where to start looking . What neighborhoods are safe ?
WE specialize in rentals, please check or site www.WERENTNY.com to see hundreds of listings with pictures or videos. Feel free to give us a call, we will be happy to help you in your se ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Queens
De Vonte Wil…, Real Estate Pro in Plainview, NY
De Vonte Williamson answered:
Are there any statutes in New York that govern landlord's handling of tenant's security deposit for non-rent-controlled apartments?
Gail is correct. It depends a few things. Consider consulting an Attorney.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Nov 22, 2012 Rental Basics in Queens
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