Rental Basics—questions & answers, advice and opinions page 21

Prospective rental unit is under a trust. Email communications with pot. "landlord" indicates required deposit via wire transfer.
I have been to the neighborhood but have to see the unit. I'm very nervous about this transaction. How can I protect my deposit?
Need a 2/2 to rent....
Hi All, currently looking for a 2/2/ with a small dog. looking to rent in Coral Gables or surrounding areas with a $1500 max by 2/15 or 3/1. can someone help me?
Looking for a 1 br/1 bath apartment for ~$500/month
This will be my first apartment, and I've been doing tons of research online, but it's kind of overwhelming! Anyone have any pro tips or hints or advice on what places to stay away from in the Greesboro…
What should a landlord do if they find their tenant's illegal substances in their rental property?
This question stems from a recent article in the AJC, which describes how Michael Keeley spent two days in jail after finding his tenant's meth in his rental property: http://bit.ly/SjdYr0
In San Francisco SOMA area I'm very often asked to pay a "Refundable Security Deposit" before viewing. Scams?
They always say the competition is tough and that I should secure the apartment before viewing. The deposit varies between $1000 and $2000. I'm pretty sure they're scams especially since the…
Seeing the area I live in which rental apartments seem best for me? My limit is 700.
I'm looking for a good start out apartment right now. I'm about to turn 18 and I'm looking for a good apartment that will be able to get me started because I've been looking for about a year now and I'm…
Is it common for home owners who are having a tough time selling their homes resort to renting them out instead?
Moving to the Franklin area very soon, and I notice there are far fewer rentals available now than there was in the summer (most people move in between school months I guess). I'm trying to find a 3 bedroom…
I have no credit cards so which means I have no credit. I am 18 and looking for a reasonable priced house, will I be able to rent still?
i'm looking for at least a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom house because i'm tired of the apartment scenery.
how can i rent again with an eviction on file?
the eviction is bogus as the lease was up and i had already notified the rental manager that i was moving out and i never was served with paper ever.
I am a single father currently working in Downtown Dallas making 70k. I have a couple bad renters experiences and low credit score. Need advice!
I have lived in Las Collinas for the past 2 years and have had a great renters relationship with the property manager. They are willing to provide me a recommendation. I have also been with my company…
If an agent accepts many applications for a rental, is it fair to collect the app fee from everyone and then decide who gets the property?
I applied on 12/23 and on 1/2/14 I asked for my app fee back (realtor works for Keller Williams), she said no. owner decided to go with another applicant. During that time, she stalled so many times,…
Do lessee's have any rights regarding subletting?
I am trying to sublet a college "room" in a 3 bedroom apartment, and the other 2 roommates are not being cooperative in terms of agreeing to the new roommate, which makes me liable for the entire…
Is this all the homes you have in Washington for rent to own or rent on contract to buy.?
I would like to rent a house a nice house 3 bedrm. 1-2 bath in nice location. With the option to buy on contract, that my rent would apply to payment of the home.
Would be it very difficult to rent an apartment while I am a full-time student with school money, but unemployed?
I am in my last semester of college and currently live out of state. My current lease will be ending and I want to move back to Columbus to live permanently. My only income right now will be 6 months of…
Where can I find crime statistics for Brooklyn, neighborhoods?
Safety and security is my #1 priority with regard to my new apartment search. I would like to filter Brooklyn neighborhoods by crime rates / reports and then make my move. Any information would be greatly…
Will we receive the security deposit ($500) AND half of the last month's rent ($352) back since we are leaving Jan 15th?
When we moved in to our rental (January 15, 2012) we were required to pay: First month's rent (was prorated: $352 for half of January), Last month's rent ( a full month's rent of $675) and…
If I should pay this broker fee???
Me and my friend just sign the lease and rent an apartment. It was an agent brought us there. But he did nothing else on introducing the apartment, on doing the application and on signing the lease. The…
Why don't you develop a system to root out the fraudulent activity. There are hundreds of Google Street Map pics.
People who post should be made to use a credit card to validate authenticity, not charge to post, but use a CC to authorize and when a rental property is being posted the poster should be made mandatory…
I had an agreement w/my Realtor to rent my home furnished. At the end of the lease I find my Apt w/ no furniture. Realtor new about it....
When I returned back to the US for winter at the end of the lease, I found my place empty, w/ no furniture. The neighbors told me, that Tenant got rid of it. After my own investigation, I found out, that…
Moving from WA to San Diego County, CA
My Family and I (Wife and 2 sons: ages 3-year-old and 5-month-year-old) are trying to locate a rental in the San Diego County area. We have a sufficient amount of savings and are willing to pay in order…
how much is the rent for a 1br in winding lane and what is included?
i am trying to figure my total cost for living here.rent,wst.cable and internet.
Risks on being a Cosigner or Guarantor on an Apartment lease and how to remove oneself from being Cosigner/Guarantor
I was guarantor for a resident on a apartment lease where I was resident too. I moved out and I longer want to be the guarantor. The Apartment office and sent me an online lease renewal and expecting me…
I believe there is a posting for a Lake Oswego home that is false and is a scam. The house address is 150 Iron Mountain Blvd, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. I
I have been in contact with the people on the listing, they are telling me I cannot go into the house and that they are in the Ukraine. They are very vague about details and are asking for many months…
about a Owner Out Of Country renting his home..
I am looking for a house to rent in Berkeley and more than twice, different properties....that after inquiring interest to owner/property, I am receiving a message saying that the owner is out of country…
What is the average length of time a house is on the market in Hancock, MI.?
We are considering buying a rental house, 4 bedrooms, built in 1919
Hello, I am moving to the Arlington, TX area in May 2013 and look forward to some honest answers about which side of Arlington is more desirable?
Looking to rent a home in Arlington, TX with rates starting at 600 to 800 a month, safe neighborhood.
Why is it so difficult to find a rental that accepts section 8 vouchers?
I am looking for a 1 bedroom apt. to rent I am a section 8 voucher holder but am having no luck finding an apartment in a safe, decent area..
Notice to a tenant to move out of house that was sold
My landlord sold his house that we live in and telling us to get out with no paperwork
What is the rental market like in Ft. Wayne? I am looking at renting 2 of my houses out and I want to know if I will have problems finding renters.
I own two houses on Kinsmoor Ave off of Fairfield. One is a 2BR and one is a 3BR. I am thinking about renting them out, but I want to know how the market looks and if I will be able to find renters easily.
By April I hope to be renting an inexpensive H/C accessible unit in a small community near Asheville. Which RE agent should I call for help?
I'm a 56 y/o woman in VT. No pets. Great tenant. I've been online looking at all the listings and maps but I'll need someone to do the leg work, to actually go and check out the places because of my illness…
Can an Apt leasing company ask for bank & credit card names, account #'s & balances in an online application.....with no password or privacy statement
Moving from out of state and have lived in apartments throughout country. No applications have asked for my bank accounts and credit card accounts. They did ask for SS# and other info to do any background…
Rental Rate Trends
I am considering to rent out my home. Are rental rates in 92054 trending up or down? Which market forces impact the rental rate?
My wife and I are wanting to move to the West/Southwest area of Knoxville.
We are looking for a rental home that is comparable to what we arecurrently in. That is a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 1k sq ft., home for 800.00/month. We do have two cats that are show cats, and very well trained.…
Can any one help me find a place I have a felony?
Just moved to Houston from Austin with my work. I have been looking for a month but no luck. I have a felony back from 2005. Can any one help me find an apartment or house for my wife, two kids and I.…
And a rental property deny us 1 day before move in date?
We have gone back and forth giving a rental company anything they ask for and still haven't gotten an answer. It has been 8 days since we put in our deposit and are scheduled to move on dec. 1st.…
Unfortunate history but decent income
Hi. I have a housing court record (settled) from 2011, and an "unfiled" case sitting from 2007, on my Saferent record. My credit is in the low 600s, but my income is good. I've been in my current apartment…
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