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Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
I'm helping out a friend to look at her options and need some general advice on the likelihood of her finding a place to rent with no real
check with gov't agencies etc....its tough...also, a realtive can cosign?
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 15, 2011 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Marie Souza…, Real Estate Pro in Centerville, MA
Marie Souza Team answered:
how to go about evicting for a garage storage rental?
Call your local Town Offices. They can walk you through the process, which can be very lengthy. Don't delay, most towns only serve eviction notices on certain days of the month &am ... more
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Bruce Lang, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Bruce Lang answered:
Im a visitor in philly for 6 months, how can i get a house on rent without photo id or credits.
good luck...i can only suggest you work with an owner and pay for the whole lease up front.
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Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
What to do if landlord hasn't returned security deposit and won't return calls?
You need have the property documented condition when you moved out in order file small claims

Return of deposit is governed by the executed lease agreement .

I would not wait if ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Nov 29, 2012 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
David Dorfman, Real Estate Pro in New Jersey
David Dorfman answered:
Is their a PA or Philadelphia law that states that an owner must carpet the second floor apartment to limit the noise for the first floor tentant?
I ahve to look into it Checked out the reference here. Not sure for now.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Rental Basics in 19131
Anna Brocco, Real Estate Pro in Nassau County, NY
Anna Brocco answered:
What is the average cost of a two bedroom apartment in Phila?
Keep in mind that much will depend on the location, size, condition, etc.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 28, 2010 Rental Basics in 19131
Don Tepper, Real Estate Pro in Fairfax, VA
Don Tepper answered:
I am moving into a duplex that is for sale. Is there something I can have the landlord state in my lease to honor my lease agreement if it sells?
Generally (unless otherwise provided) the new purchaser must honor the existing lease.

However, to protect yourself, you can certainly ask the landlord to include a provision in your ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 1, 2010 Rental Basics in 19135
Dp2, Other/Just Looking in Virginia
Dp2 answered:
I am looking for a property to make a lease purchase agreement in Northwest Philadelphia. Why can't I find an agent to work with me?
Many agents don't know how to do them; however, some who are also investors, or who have been around the block for a while, know how to do them. Regardless, if you can't fin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 7, 2010 Rental Basics in West Mount Airy
Barbara Q., Other/Just Looking in Bergen County, NJ
Barbara Q. answered:
If I pay my rent 10 days late will it affect my credit score?
Rochelle - Read your lease agreement.
#1.) Usually you have a grace period.
#2. ) Rent payments are not tracked on your credit report. Howver, if you rent and you want to buy a home ... more
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Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
I would like to speak with someone about rental properties
I am a real estate consultant work with many investors world wide outside of my own rental properties I own.

BRAVO for you do research prior jumping in purchasing find out you made ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Feb 20, 2010 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Barbara Smith, Real Estate Pro in Philadelphia, PA
Barbara Smith answered:
How do I tell how many apartments a building has?
If it is currently listed for sale or has ever been listed for sale in the MLS, we can find it that way, it will be in the listing info along with the # of floors and sometimes the rent ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 11, 2009 Rental Basics in Kensington
Sean Dawes, Other/Just Looking in Philadelphia, PA
Sean Dawes answered:
Is $1000 rent increase in Philadelphia normal?
Domus,

Here are all the 2bd rentals in university city area to see what rent is going for

View real estate information
http://www.trendmls.com/mls/Client/Email/EmailClick.aspx?s= ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2009 Rental Basics in 19104
Triplet_mami, Home Seller in Philadelphia, PA
Triplet_mami answered:
My husband and I are interested in moving by June 15 at the latest. We have been looking in Southwest
I have property avail on S. Robinson Street, rent with option to buy email me aranac@msn.com
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 21, 2009 Rental Basics in Eastwick-Southwest Philadelphia
Vicky Chrisn…, Real Estate Pro in Leesburg, VA
Vicky Chrisner answered:
if you listed repairs in the lease, and had a management company overseeing the property that did not
You really need to talk to an attorney - these are legal questions. Most people here are agents or consumers, not in a position to advise you properly.

However, assuming there is so ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Feb 16, 2010 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
Jefferson, Home Buyer in Bucks County, PA
Jefferson answered:
Do the owners of apartment building have to provide blinds for the windows and sliding doors?
That's a really good question ... I would think the answer is yes but I'm really not sure. Perhaps it simply depends on what it says in the lease? Of course, even if they are 'require ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 2, 2009 Rental Basics in 19129
Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
The carpet in my new apartment smells like urine. My landlord has yet to replace it. The odor is horrible
Honey,

We are sorry for your situation....you must feel helpless.

Our recommendation is to offer your landlord a possible solution which is to offer to new carpet installed and pa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 27, 2009 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
The Somers T…, Real Estate Pro in Temple, PA
The Somers Team answered:
Rental Agreement Prep Service
Disston Management Company may be able to provide you with that service. Call 215-400-2600 and ask the office manager what their direct number is. I do not know it off hand. Our office ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jul 15, 2009 Rental Basics in 19134
Lynn911.com…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Lynn911.com Dallas Realtor answered:
Can a landlord raise rent 40% in a new lease on commercial property? I've been there 6 years, terms are up.
YES if your lease is expiring landlord and adjust rent at any price. Many properties owners residential or commercial have huge tax bills due to all foreclosures even I have had huge j ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Dec 19, 2008 Rental Basics in Philadelphia
The Somers T…, Real Estate Pro in Temple, PA
The Somers Team answered:
Renting a brand new house without a certificate of occupancy???
Is it one house of many in a development ? Or is just one house that stands alone ? Also, is it a house or a new condo development ? If it is a house, is it brand new construction or ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 25, 2008 Home Buying in Philadelphia
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