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Rental Basics in Orlando : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Jun 1, 2017
Faithteasley4331 answered:
I need to find a two bedroom apartment that doesn't take credit in Minneapolis anyone got any ideas
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Mon Mar 28, 2016
Mark LeMenager answered:
Consult the Florida Landlord Tenant Act for your rights. (Google it, you'll find it.)
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Thu Jul 30, 2015
Crmlthomas asked:
Credit score, Deposits, ect
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Sat Mar 28, 2015
Amanda Proudmomofthree Davis answered:
Tue Mar 3, 2015
Ramon Morales answered:
Its not that there are breed restrictions by area, necessarily. The issue is that in the state of Florida, most home insurances just simply will not insure a home for a homeowner if there are what's referred to as an "aggressive breed." It is simply due to the fact that, especially in neighborhoods, if your dog gets loose and attacks someone, the financial damage would be more than the insurance company is willing to pay. You MIGHT have some luck if you look out in the rural areas, something with a lot of land, maybe up going towards the Ocala area. Let me know if I can be of any assistance in helping you find something.

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Sun Feb 8, 2015
Ramon Morales answered:
Yes...if a thirty day notice is noted in your lease, then that is what's required. Many property managers prefer to get sixty days, however, having an extensive background in property management, I can tell you that if the lease states 60 days, and you give thirty, legally, as per the courts in the State of Florida, they cannot hold you accountable. Florida law, which of course will supersede the lease, allows for only a 30 day notice, although it is still good form to give sixty, if that's what's required as per the lease. In this case, I would speak with your landlord and see what kind of buyout you can negotiate in order for both of you to walk away satisfied.

Hope this helps.
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Fri Jan 30, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
Read your lease agreement it could state in there that the landlord can raise your rent.
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Fri Jan 23, 2015
Mark LeMenager answered:
Hi Marie, you posted the same thing yesterday and one agent want to know your question. Lot's of people here would like to help, but you actually need to add some details. We've got no idea you mean. ... more
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Sun Oct 12, 2014

I have a question about rental an apartment . I want rent in Orlando. Which formalities and requirements I need to rent an apartment as non resident of US?

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Mon Aug 11, 2014
Lisa Foster answered:
Are you looking for a short term rental or would you like to purchase a short term rental property for an investment?
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Sat Apr 26, 2014
Mark LeMenager answered:
Well there 11 on the MLS' rental section, so it shouldn't be too hard. Contact La Rosa's office on Narcoossee Rd.
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Thu Jan 16, 2014
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Sun Jan 5, 2014
John Carter answered:
The short answer to your question is yes, not only is it fair but also appropriate to collect an application fee from every applicant. In fact, if the application fee is not paid, then the applicant gets no consideration whatsoever as a potential tenant. As mentioned elsewhere in other responses to your question, the person taking the application, and the application itself should make clear that the application fee is non-refundable. It should be noted that application fees are not some type of windfall profit to the property manager/owner. It costs money to have reliable background checks done and credit reports pulled. These are real costs incurred by the property manager/owner whether or not the applicant is successful in renting the property. If there are background/credit issues that you dispute or would like to put in a more favorable light, you are free to explain to the property owner or his/her agent. I am sorry you were not selected for the rental , but from the facts you have laid out, the realtor did nothing wrong in refusing to refund your application fee. ... more
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Tue Oct 29, 2013
Valentina Ogden answered:
Hi Yonel,
Thanks for posting your question. As a dog lover, I totally understand how they become part of the family. Do you know which side of town you would like to live?
I specialize in the southwest Orlando area.

Valentina Ogden
Coldwell Banker Residential RE
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Mon Oct 7, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
I've found Rentometer to be surprisingly good. Not as good as a Realtor pulling comps, but it's been fairly on-target with properties I've tested it with.
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Tue Oct 1, 2013
Why rent? The price for a 3 bedroom home has gone down drastically in the last 5 years!

There are 100% financing options that you may qualify for. With a generous lender credit from me, you can get into a home with no money.

Ray Stevens
Branch Manager
239 471 7971
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Thu Sep 26, 2013
Alan Martin answered:
application fees are normally needed when you submit the application
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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Marcelo Santana answered:

Get in contact with an attorney. He will charge just a little to write a letter to the landlord and that should scary him enough that he will return the money. The situation you describe the landlord does not have a written contract but it could be seen as a oral agreement which may hold up in court. I wouldn't count with the landlord risking having to pay attorneys fee if he loses in court so there is a good chance that he will return and get this behind. Another issue is if he hold the 2 month he need to make reasonable efforts to find a new tenant and just charge you for the time the property was vacant, if he charges the 2 moths and rent to someone else that is a big no no and he may be open to be sued. As you see there are several way that he can get in trouble.

Good Luck

Disclosure: Realtor's are not attorneys and can not give legal. This comments shall not be considered legal advice. Please contact a licensed attorney for legal advice.
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Mark LeMenager answered:
Check to see if there is an MLS number on the posting. If yes, you can fell fairly comfortable. If no, then be more careful checking references. Never send money to someone you have not met at the house in person. ... more
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