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Ernie Behrle, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC
Ernie Behrle answered:
Can a landlord rent out an apartment as "office space" if the tenant plans on living there?
I'm not an real expert in this but do have friends who live in apartments and use a second bedroom as an office. I am pretty confident there is no form of tax relief for this like you ... more
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Alex Montelo…, Real Estate Pro in Seal Beach, CA
Alex Montelongo-Broker answered:
I live in California. Can i evict someone not on the lease if we have a verbal agreement?
Evict her. Start the process. If you are not familiar with the eviction process, hire an attorney. The eviction is not immediate so start now. With any luck she may just leave once she ... more
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Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
Why do owners, and Management Co., need to do a credit check and make you pay up to 25$ for a Credit check fee, when one is on Section 8?
Hello Derek,

Even though the renter is on section * the landlord/management company will still need to know they are renting to someone with a decent credit history. You section 8 do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 10, 2013 Rental Basics in West Side
Michael Magaw, Real Estate Pro in 90505
Michael Magaw answered:
specifically the unlawful detainer complaint. i'm evicting a tenant and all occupants...i don't know all of their names, because their
Take the advice given. Use an eviction service and /or an attorney. If you handle this wrong, you could have new problems you were not even considering. Some "tenants from hell" know ... more
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Kawain Payne,…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Kawain Payne, Realtor, Notary answered:
Does Rental Agreement supersede CA state law for pre-move out inspection?
Bobbie,

Check with the CA department of consumer affairs regarding the law.

California laws change often, so go to the source for info on current laws.

If landlord will not do ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 12, 2013 Rental Basics in Long Beach
Samantha Bak…, Real Estate Pro in Huntington Beach, CA
Samantha Baksic answered:
is there a website to get an accurate market value of a rental in order to figure our how much rent to ask for a condo I wish to rent?
Hello again,

I have one other resource to add:

Zillow has an estimated rent range for every property. If you take the info provided by all of these resources into account, it wil ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu May 31, 2012 Rental Basics in Long Beach
Jessica Carr…, Real Estate Pro in Los Angeles County, CA
Jessica Carrillo answered:
What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?
I think all the other answers on here are great. One of the things that my tenants find very important is the "lease- breaking clause". Unfortunately, there are circumstances ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 7, 2012 Rental Basics in Long Beach
Richard Litt…, Real Estate Pro in Orange County, CA
Richard Littlefield answered:
What's owner's right to enforce "Pay or Quit" to kick out a tenant
About 24 years ago I tried to process my own eviction, save the $500 right. No, find someone who knows how to do that and pay them to do the eviction. Do not cut out any services, lock ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 17, 2011 Rental Basics in 90806
Barbara Robb…, Real Estate Pro in Long Beach, CA
Barbara Robbins-Olexa answered:
Hi, I purchased a beach condo in Long Beach, CA in 2007 and would like to rent out my condo soon.
Hi! I have helped my clients rent their properties. I always suggest getting tenant liability coverage over and above the fire insurance you already have through your HOA. It's called ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2009 Rental Basics in Long Beach
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