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Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
What are the steps when a tenant is not paying rent?
It's imperative that you hire a good landlord/tenant lawyer to begin proceedings. If you need a recomendation, just ask.
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Gail Gladsto…, Other/Just Looking in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
Is there a difference between renting and leasing?
No, they mean the same thing.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 3, 2013 Rental Basics in Brooklyn
Mitchell Fel…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mitchell Feldman answered:
If you have small children, are you allowed to make necessary modifications to child proof the house without loosing your security deposit?
Here are some thoughts.....

1) The landlord may be responsible for and/or willing to make some of those modifications on your behalf before you move in. Hence, you wouldn't have to w ... more
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Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
Tax implications of living rent-free?
There are not particular dis-advantages, however if you own something then you will derive tax benefits of home ownership which can reduce the actual taxes that you do pay.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Rental Basics in Brooklyn
Tina Lam, Real Estate Pro in San Jose, CA
Tina Lam answered:
What can cause rent prices to fall?
Rent prices can fall when either demand declines (as in an economic recession or loss of local jobs) or supply increases (as in when more investors put rentals on the market).
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 18, 2013 Rental Basics in Brooklyn
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Clearly I am paranoid, but is there a way to check for too much lead in an apartment?
See links below for helpful information...
http://www.epa.gov/lead/pubs/leadtest.pdf
http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/lead/exposure/childhood/leadq.htm
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 19, 2013 Rental Basics in Brooklyn
Kathryn Lilly, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Kathryn Lilly answered:
can anybody recommend a good property management company that can over see a two family home in flatbush near brooklyn college?
Call me: 718-858-7600
Kathryn Lilly, Principal Broker
Realty on the Greene, LLC
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Gail Gladsto…, Other/Just Looking in 11743
Gail Gladstone answered:
If I believe there is asbestos in my rental, I am not sure but I think so? What are my rights?
I believe that the landlord is under obligation to have it encased or legally removed. Make the call and ask the landlord to have it inspected.

Your other option is for you to call ... more
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Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
Pertaining to my earlier post it can be in another zip-code if its safe neighborhood, low crime. Children 3 access to public transport is convenient
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar wit ... more
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Luke Constan…, Real Estate Pro in 11209
Luke Constantino answered:
How negotiable are rents in Williamsburg?
Not very.

Williamburg at this time is a very much indemand, very sought after area. Landlords are getting what they want due to this.

Put yourself in the landlord's shoes:
Woul ... more
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Luke Constan…, Real Estate Pro in 11209
Luke Constantino answered:
What neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY do college and graduate students usually live in?
through my years of experience in real estate I found this one area in Brooklyn to have more college and graduate students:

The whole borough.

Eveyone might think a large majority ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 19, 2013 Rental Basics in Brooklyn
Luke Constan…, Real Estate Pro in 11209
Luke Constantino answered:
Where can I get assistance with finding a 1 or 2 BR apt in East Flatbush or near that vicinity?
Just give me a call... I have apartments all over Brooklyn.

Luke Constantino
Realtor
REMAX NEW YORK
(212) 300-3919
lukeconstantino@gmail.com
261 4th Avenuue, Brooklyn NY 11215
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Rental Basics in 11203
Tammy C. Ben…, Real Estate Pro in Katonah, NY
Tammy C. Benkwitt answered:
If a co-op board agrees to sell co-op common space to a shareholder, what is the most effective way of structuring that transaction?
Why would they want to do this?

Most shareholders in the building have a loan. Often the building itself has an underlying mortgage. Those lenders are guaranteeing those loans bas ... more
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Elizabeth Bo…, Real Estate Pro in Cambridge, MA
Elizabeth Bolton answered:
As a rental tenant in a condominium, does one have the right to see minutes from the condo board meetings?
I wouldn't think tenants have the "right" since they're not owners. Maybe if you ask nicely....
0 votes Share Flag Thu Feb 7, 2013 Rental Basics in Kensington & Parkville
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
What kinds of warnings can you expect before getting an eviction notice in Brooklyn?
usual first step is to send a letter. If no response then a tenant will be served to appear in landlord/tenant court for an eviction proceeding
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Rental Basics in Kensington & Parkville
Jacques Ambr…, Real Estate Pro in 11375
Jacques Ambron, CRB CBR SFR answered:
What are the consequences for the removal of a tenant's belongings without an eviction notice?
You definitely don't want to do this. Speak to an attorney before doing anything, you would be illegally entering the tenant's property, and could be considered to be perfroming a crim ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Rental Basics in Kensington & Parkville
Mike Garcia, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Mike Garcia answered:
If one is currently renting but has told the landlord that they are not planning on renewing the lease, can the landlord to schedule viewings?
no they do not have the right to show the apt. the apt. is yours until the lease is ip, and the landlord cannot enter property unless authorized or an emergency occura
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 6, 2013 Rental Basics in Sheepshead Bay
Barbara Ann…, Real Estate Pro in Brooklyn, NY
Barbara Ann Rogers answered:
Would the 2012 w-2 be acceptable in lieu of the actual tax return from a guarantor for a rental?
Since the deadline for tax filing for 2012 isn't yet upon us, they'll probably ask for the 2012 W-2 and the 2011 tax return - but it should be only the first 2 pages if there's an accep ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Aug 18, 2013 Rental Basics in Brooklyn
Tammy C. Ben…, Real Estate Pro in Katonah, NY
Tammy C. Benkwitt answered:
Full time grad student. Would it be possible to get an apt without a co-signer/guarantor? Would a bigger deposit help my chances?
Do you have income and savings somewhere? A landlord needs assurance that the rent will be paid on a timely basis. That's why a co-signer is usually required. If you have suffic ... more
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