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memaynes, Other/Just Looking in Richmond, VA
memaynes asked:
Is anyone familiar with someone calling you with a Trulia Verification code provided by a "realtor" then told to text that code to another person? Person claiming to be the owner texted and said someone would be calling me with a code. Not to give it to anyone, and text them with the code. Someone called with the code, person has…
0 votes Share Flag Mon Feb 23, 2015 Rental Basics in Richmond
Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in 98074
Dan Tabit answered:
I'm renting 1/2 a house that was originally a single family home. The utilities were never split up so there is only one bill. Is this legal?
I have no idea what the law is about this in VA. I do suspect it happens all the time and its a matter of working things out in a reasonable way. If you want the temperatu ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 29, 2014 Rental Basics in 23223
Wallace S. G…, Real Estate Pro in Charlottesville, VA
Wallace S. Gibson CPM answered:
Can My wife who is an international student without social security number yet rent a 2BR apartment with me in RIchmond?
She should have a student VISA and you should offer 6 months rent in advance if there is a problem checking her credit....not having a social security # is not a bar to getting an apart ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 22, 2013 Rental Basics in Richmond
Alyse Marsha…, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Alyse Marshall-Auernheimer answered:
Is it legal, as a renter, for a landlord to make you pay the water bill in Richmond VA? It's illegal in NYC, where I'm used to living.
It is legal in Richmond. Most landlords to not include utilities in your rent though it is more likely to have your water, sewer, and trash included in multi-family rentals than in sing ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 22, 2013 Rental Basics in City Center
Rose Ramos, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Rose Ramos answered:
New to the home renting on my own. I dont really have credit just yet. How do I know what I can afford? What should be the first thing i should do?
Hey Brittany great question. You take th r amount of rent your thinking about paying ex:$500 and you multiply it 40 times. So $500×40=$ 20,000 should be your yearly income or more. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 17, 2013 Rental Basics in Richmond
Linwood Byrd, Real Estate Pro in Richmond, VA
Linwood Byrd answered:
Please help, I'm looking to rent a 2br/2ba house in the West End, Chesterfield, Midlothian, or Short Pump area. My maximum budget is
Please email me at: or contact me below:

Linwood Byrd, III
EXiT First Realty
11207 Nuckols Rd., Suite E
Glen Allen, VA. 23059
8 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jul 20, 2012 Rental Basics in Richmond
Heather O'Su…, Real Estate Pro in Wilmington, NC
Heather O'Sullivan, Broker answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Great Tips for a renter before signing a lease, ah where to begin?
If you can afford to have the lease reviewd by a real estate attorney then do it. this little bit of investment can e ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 9, 2012 Rental Basics in Richmond
Brenda Feria, Real Estate Pro in 23233
Brenda Feria answered:
In screening tenants, what should be a red flag on a credit check?? Only outstanding info concerning housing? Credit scores??

The best way to screen tenants is to screen them equally the same. I never rent to someone who has bad credit. I let them know that up front. They must provide me with a ... more
1 vote Share Flag Sat Feb 27, 2010 Rental Basics in Richmond
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