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JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
What are the limits and procedures to raise rent or change any other condition of the rental agreement?
Each year, the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) establishes the lease guidelines for rent stabilized apartments. Apartments in buildings rehabilitated or newly constructed after January 1, 1 ... more
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JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
How much security deposit can a landlord require?
For tenants who are not in rent-regulated apartments, no limits apply. If the apartment is not rent-stabilized, a landlord can ask for any amount, though a month’s rent is custom ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat May 25, 2013 Rental Basics in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
What is the line between the landlord’s duty to repair and the tenant’s duty to maintain the condition of the premises?
The tenant must return the premises in the same condition it was received with allowances for ordinary wear and tear, and in a broom - swept condition. The tenant does not have to make ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 23, 2013 Rental Basics in Staten Island
Alison Hillm…, Other/Just Looking in San Francisco, CA
Alison Hillman answered:
How long does it take to hear back from NYCHA?
Hi there-

You should contact them directly: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/contact/contact.shtml

Ali, Community Manager
0 votes Share Flag Tue Apr 2, 2013 Rental Basics in Staten Island
Brizzo8, Home Buyer in Staten Island, NY
Brizzo8 answered:
What can you tell me about the section 8 electronic direct deposit program?
I HAVE BEEN OUT OF WORK FOR 18 MONTHS MY UNEMPLOYEMENT IS STOPING I HAVE NO PLACE TO GO i HAVCVE NO FAMILY
0 votes Share Flag Sun Nov 11, 2012 Rental Basics in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
Understand the lease. Know what every line means. Be aware that building owners are required to provide hot water 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahr ... more
1 vote Share Flag Tue Mar 6, 2012 Rental Basics in Staten Island
Dan Chase, Home Buyer in Texas City, TX
Dan Chase answered:
What is the deal with these agents that have to talk in real estate lingo?, don't they learn to speak in layman's terms? Are they trying to?
When you talk to a mechanic he will mention ball joints, tie rods, starters, crankshafts and so on. A body man will talk about rocker panels, quarter panels, fenders, floor boards, and ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Nov 5, 2009 Rental Basics in Staten Island
Jessica Tacc…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Jessica Taccetta answered:
How do agents divvy up rental commissions?
Hi Tara. For me, the rental commission is set by the broker, as is the commission split. There is alot more involved in doing rentals then it seems and when co-broking, there is not muc ... more
1 vote Share Flag Thu Oct 15, 2009 Rental Basics in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
How do I market a commerical property for rent? what do I need to know?
Try loopnet.com it is a web site specific to commercial listings.
1 vote Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2009 Rental Basics in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
My 1 year lease just expired for my apartment. My landlord offered me a renewal, but I did not sign the
No!, If you are in a free market apartment you had an Estate for years lease, meaning the lease continued for a definite period of time, whether for years, months, weeks, or even days. ... more
3 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 14, 2009 Rental Basics in Staten Island
JOSEPH RUNFO…, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
JOSEPH RUNFOLA JR, BROKER, GRI answered:
Can a landlord charge me an extra security deposit because I have children?
Also, a person who believes illegal discrimination has occurred has up to one year after the alleged act to file a charge with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or m ... more
3 votes Share Flag Sun Jun 14, 2009 Rental Basics in Staten Island
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