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Rental Basics in Berkeley : Real Estate Advice

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Wed May 13, 2015
Acostabraga asked:
Wed Nov 19, 2014
Cindy Davis answered:
If your lease agreement says you should contact the owner, why are you asking us the question? Of course you should ask the owner!!!
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Val Damico answered:

A typical rental will require a few documents to ensure landlord acceptance.

1, w2/ Tax Returns for both you and your boyfriend for the past 2 years

2. 4 most recent pay stubs or cashed pay check receipts

3. Detailed credit report(s) reflecting credit score and length of credit lines

4. Photo copied Identification for both you and your boyfriend

5. Finally, your going to need a good Rental Agent to help/ assist you in the finding of your new place.

Hope this helps,

Any further questions feel free to call me direct

Al the Best,

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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Dan Tabit answered:
Each landlord has their own criteria. I wouldn't begin to speak for all of them, but you have a couple of choices. Credit repair is an option, even for rentals. With your income you should be able to address some of the issues that are dragging down you score. It can be down quickly through a lender using RapidRescore.
Next, as Allan suggested, you can include a letter of explanation as to what happened that caused your score to be low. Loss of a job, health or marriage are common causes for bad credit and if the problem has been addressed and things appear to be improving, some landlords will consider you.
You can also offer a larger deposit, more rent or some other compensation of value to the landlord to assure them you'll be a good tenant.
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Fri Dec 13, 2013
Melissa Goss answered:
no... don't be blind.... its right there in black and white... its a friggin scam, and if you google the letter, I am sure you will find it elsewhere WORD FOR WORD!
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Wed Jul 3, 2013
Pacita Dimacali answered:
There is such a thing as the courtesy of providing notice of vacancy...and in the absence of one, the tenant is considered renting on a month-to-month basis. But these will have to be spelled out in your lease agreement.

Most of your questions may already be answered in the California Landlord and Tenant Law

Here's the section on moving out

And as Carl has already shared, also check out Berkeley's rules.

Good luck
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Sun Jun 30, 2013
Maria Cipollone answered:

By signing an agreement and try to limit your liability by putting in writing the terms, conditions and time that you want this agreement. I am sure that if you review your contract you will find the clause where stipulates how do you want to notify the expiration, cancelation or the desire not to renew this
If you can not find anything that can answer your question, get in touch with an attorney to get the right advice.

Best of Luck,

Maria Cipollone
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Wed May 30, 2012
Janet P answered:
Rockridge or Elmwood are great and accessible to Bart.
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Sat Sep 5, 2009
Eve asked:
IN the City of Piemont only

Tenants Rights, Landlord TenantOrdinances, Just Cause?
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