Rental Basics—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 14

Brokers via Apartment Search Websites
I've been searching for apartments via aggregate sites such as this one, StreetEasy, Naked Apartments, etc. When I've found one I'm interested in, I've been contacting the agent that's listing it to inquire…
Hey hi God bless you im looking for a one bedroom or studio apartment with light included and or gas in the rent and I get ssi and get from them 756
dollars a month and I have no credit card but I do have 2000 dollars in my personal saving I save at home since I have no savings account but am very much interested in moving out on my own in the bronx…
Identified fraudulent rental activity to a listing that you have.
Fraudulent rental activity to a listing that you have. The listing was taken down but the supposed home owner is still in email contact with me. Asking me fill out the application and forward them money.…
How far in advance to look for a rental propertproperty?
Hi my fiancee and I are looking for a townhome or house to rent at the end of our lease in March. My question is, is it too soon to find a place and put a deposit? We don't want to give our apartment…
Is there a "fake post" button?
I've noticed more and more scams being posted on your website. People fishing for information by posting fake properties. But I didn't see any way to report them. You should add this feature,…
How hard is it to get a renter to rent you an apartment in San Diego, California, with a credit score of 640?
Hi! I'm being forced to move due to a third party purchasing the low income building that I've been residing in for the past year. I had always lived with someone else or lived in a motel room; this is…
I have received several responses about rental properties that I'm skeptical about because they all sound the same. The owner is going on a
mission trip somewhere for the next 3-5 yrs. Then there's a questionnaire that includes sending pictures of myself/my family. When I called one of the phone numbers on the posting, I was told the…
Is it illegal to have a preferred group of people rent your home?
I was informed that the owner is looking to rent to a family with 4 or less members including children, but this information was not listed anywhere in the advertisements on the rental sites.
Hi, I have been looking for a house for a few months now on your web site. Every single house I have requested info on I get a response from someone
in Africa or some other country telling me to drive by and look at the property and disregard the for sale sign. This is a scam..Why is this? Do you not monitor the people who post these false homes? It…
Where can I find assistance in regards to an eviction received I feel is wrong? The landlord will not fix anything in apt that is in important need
we are getting evicted from our apartment on or before the 22nd of this month cause the landlord refuses to fix the heat and we have two small children ages 4 and 5. It gets cold in here even with the…
scam alert, this person has posted numerous postings and they are all fake
http://www.trulia.com/rental/3185523105-1884-S-Cole-St-Lakewood-CO-80228?ecampaign=con_day_propertysearchforrent_bk&eurl=www.trulia.com/rental/3185523105-1884-S-Cole-St-Lakewood-CO-80228 It's…
Could you please look into this response and see if it is legit? https://mail.google.com/mail/?pli=1#inbox/14ad695beae40d01 I suspect scam
This is a response to my inquiry for a "too good to be true" rental, at 58 Rose Lane, Larkspur CA. Contact me soon.
I have a suggestion for Trulia webpage.
When customers saved homes for renting or buying, it would be good if there is in the saving page another option, together with the phone and e-mail of the agent, so we could check or mark the houses…
Hi once again after talking to the landlord and trying to obtain the assistance on several issues in the apartment he refuses to fix.
The heater does not work in apart. We have two small boys who keep getting sick due to not having heat. There is also several plumbing issues that need fixed. The landlord says he wont fix the problems…
I have a particularly long question about renting an apartment in San Diego County(south bay & central)
On a scale of 1-10, 1 being an absolute No and 10 being a star applicant, how would you rank a potential tenant with the following stats for a 1 bedroom apartment that you would price at $850?: 1) $1300/mo.…
Hi, I want to rent an apartment in NJ Port Imperial, 1-2 bedrooms for 1-2 persons, but I live in germany and therefore, I dont have a credit score
to show, except my german credit score. Am I still able to rent a place? Can anybody help me with informations? And does anybody know about short terms apartments for 6 month rentals (furnished possible…
Working class family relocating to SF 30's looking for affordable safe diverse community with night life too.
My Wife and I have a 5yr old and 2yr old. We are looking for a community with great schools, safety and good night life. I (shamar) was born in SF, my Dad is also an SF native and currently lives in SF…
never rented an apartment before need advice
hi everyone i never rented an apartment before, and would like to move out by june or later in the summer time. but need to know what steps i should take. and how to choose the right place.i also have…
Rentals in NYC and commissions
In the case where you have an agent listing an apartment for rent in New York and a different agent representing the tenant, who determines the commission paid to each agents? The agent representing the…
Clarification of Utilities (water, electric, phone, cable, etc) are paid by the tenant by your selection of service provider.
I'm moving into an apartment for the first time so could u plz explain wat u meant by the utilities paid by the tenant? If I were to move into this apartment would I only have to pay $920 or theres…
Feps 5 year time limit
What happens when your 5 year feps time limit is up can Anyone answer this thank you.
How does Trulia vet the landlords who are renting properties?
I am receiving "lease applications" that are too similar in nature from different sources. I am beginning this site is rampant with fraudsters and I am worried about information I have just submitted.
How do I verify my realtor is putting the deposit for my apartment into a legitimate escrow account?
I am moving sight unseen from NY to Miami. I found the property/realtor on Craigslist. I checked that the apartment listing is legit and my realtor is licensed. What for of payment should I use to pay…
Emails about homes
Hi there, I have requested information from several homes. The only responses I receive back ALL have stated that they are doing missionary work outside of the country. They ALL have the same questionnaire…
Is my acceptance of my landlords offer over email legally binding?
I signed a one year lease with an option for a 2nd year. I never alerted my landlord that I wanted to exercise my option for the 2nd year but just kept paying my rent. The month my lease expired, my landlord…
Will anyone rent to me?
I'm moving to New York from Texas in a few weeks for an internship. Although I have a minimum wage-earning retail job willing to transfer me to a store in the city, it's not even close to 40x monthly rent…
What can I do in a scam case?
There was a listing house for rent i Contact the guy and he was emailing me back and for we sing the lease. And the. He ask for $650 for a custom key. When i called the number again a guy told me.…
How much notice do I have to give if on month to month rent?
I am on month to month in California. I signed an addendum that expired in January requiring me to give 45 days notice. How much notice am I required to give now? My landlord has requested 60 days via…
Are homes for rent that are listed on Trulia forced to specify if rent is monthly or weekly?
There are some homes I am interested in that seem to have low rent. I was wondering if there is a way to tell if the rent is a monthly rent or weekly rent on Trulia without needlessly contacting the owner.…
I found a rental property through a realtor online. The broker of the property management company has been dealing with me only. I'm worried because
my realtor has not been a part of the talks and was not present during me handing over the earnest money deposit. I did get a receipt. The broker asked me in an email this week if I wanted to do a 14 month…
Is there a way to flag properties that are likely scams? Like this
one: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3184603841-16305-Buena-Tierra-St-San-Antonio-TX
Hello my property management told me I have a new management team,and was told not to paid my rent to them.But what they have said was they are
unaware of who the new team is.My section 8 worker was not informed as well. Sec 8 has paid there percentage.What to do? It is going on two months I dont have anything in writing about the new team?Do…
Are there any mobile homes for rent the month of January in a 55 community? Thank you.
We will be in Florida the month of January. Have a condo in the Keys for first week, and looking for something from January 10th thru 31st. If we would have to rent it for the entire month of January,…
Hi there, just curious why you continue to post rentals weeks after they have been filled? Very confusing. Thanks!
Posting for La Jolla, Ca. 92037 at 7811 Eads for $2475/monthly by BGrentals has been off the market for a month and continues to be listed? I sent over four polite inquiries to the agent and did not receive…
what is the average Property Management Fee percentage per month in Illinois?
I am moving out of the state and would like to rent my house since I cannot sell it. One management company has said 9% of gross rent. Can I bargain with them to bring them down?
Hello somebody made a post on ur website about rent an house (1450 Culpepper Dr) with my phone #808-679-2024 so could you please remove it, thanx?
link of the post: http://www.trulia.com/rental/3175039801-1450-Culpepper-Dr-Naperville-IL-60540
Is it possible to have a button or some other indicator to show a single room rental, inside a family home?
I have seen many rentals that turn out to be for 1 bedroom in a single family home of 3 bedrooms or more.
I am trying to rent a property in Laguna Woods, CA and I have been working with an agent. Only after I found the ideal property and an agreement
agreement is about to be signed, the agent tells me I have $540.00 commission. My understanding the commission should be paid by the owner and I never agreed to such commission. What you folks think about…
Is there a limit on how long a realtor has to cash a rental fee check?
I paid a "realtor fee" that was split between the listing and finding agents. One cashed the check immediately, the other has not cashed it yet and it has been almost 90 days. Is there a time limit associated…
Are there any rentors who accept section 8?
I currently have a section 8 voucher, and I'm having a hard time finding rentals in the Shelby county AL region. The voucher is valued at $1000 for a 3 bedroom. I would love a property that is central…
My family and I are looking to rent a house in the beginning of March. Our apartment lease is up March 6th. Is there anyway to see future listings or?
when should we start looking for rentals. Do not want to wait untilthe last mminute and nothing be available. Thank you in advance!
Hi landlords ,How can you find good tenants?
Because a lot of people who have gone through foreclosuer would be the future tenants , but that means they will not have good credit record, how could you know that they will pay their rents? Thanks
Hi everyone, I own a condo on Lincoln av. miami beach. I found a tenant by myself starting next june.
There is apparently no need of a broker to establish a rental contract or am I mistaking? What risk is there if both tenant/landlord agree and sign a lease together without any professional broker? Thank…
Does a landlord have to return a security deposit within the guideline by law if you were evicted?
It has been almost a month and I haven't recieved a certified letter explaining what the intentions are. And if the deposit isn't returned without notification can I really sue for twice the…
I had an eviction a few years ago with housing authority but I paid it of. Even though I have paid it, it's still causing me trouble with
renting a new place. How can I have it removed from my credit asap or find someone who is willing to rent to me as long as I paid the debt?
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