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Rental Basics in Houston : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Feb 17, 2017
Smmcad answered:

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Thu Nov 17, 2016
Christine.woods32 answered:
If you have a solid monthly income, you'll be more likely to convince your landlord that you are no longer a risk to miss rental payments. Also, you can ask previous landlords for good references. You can bring a letter of recommendation from your employer as well.

Or hire a real estate agent, if those recommendations don't helpl.
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Sun Sep 4, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You have to prove that you sent notice of these problems when they happened, not now because you are behind. If you with hold rent for repairs, the rent has to be put aside and paid eventually when complete. You should speak to a lawyer ... more
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Sun Sep 4, 2016
Digitaleyes answered:
I was in a situation like this, i can't give you advise online what to do as it's not exactly orthodox.
Example: what type of noise is it? Do you hear people screaming or possibly fighting?
but there are ways to get rid of them. This is why I never rent apartments or duplexes ever again in my life!!!!

My best advise to you is I would simply move out.

You won't get your deposit back though. You would have to chalk it up as a lost.
I broke multiple leases, never had a problem but that was due to other problems beyond anyone's control such as the association was creating problems and trying to extort money out of the tenant. Example: charging $125 for parking permits for every visitor that parked in the parking lot.

Listen at the end of the day if the landlord threatens you, simply call his bluff.
what's he gonna do huh? it's probably gonna cost him more time and money to pursue you in court than it's worth!

In fact if he's willing to lose a 6 year tenant, I would threaten him that I'm leaving, there's some other stuff I would tell you but not on line.
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Mon Aug 29, 2016
Robecflo asked:
schools. I'm rellocating into Houston. As I know ranking from 8 to 10 will be a good school but the apartments I saw have assigned not the one school I would like. It can be modified?…
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Sun Aug 14, 2016
Sharifellie answered:
my business was looking for Form 1 Standard form Rental Application earlier today and located a great service that has an online forms database . If others have been needing Form 1 Standard form Rental Application also , here's a ... more
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Tue Aug 9, 2016
Syed Kamal asked:
I want to remove my rental listing, how do I do it.
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Sun Apr 10, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
That will be depending upon the landlord whether he will accept that.
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Wed Mar 2, 2016
Bethany Willis asked:
I signed a lease with a so-called property manager. Really just a glorified neighbor. I have not once spoken to the landlord. Who has moved out of state. The bank has come out to the house…
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Sat Feb 20, 2016
Mpflanag answered:
About 1 year ago I did the opposite transfer- I moved from Houston to Wisconsin. The cost of housing in the city of Houston is a little more expensive than what you find in Wisconsin. If you are going to be working downtown you will want to be in close. Public Transportation is not the best coming in from the suburbs. Besides, Houston is a fun city to live in with a lot going on. When I first moved to Houston I lived in the Montrose area and was able to get around the city with public transportation pretty well. It is also a safe neighborhood and used to be the heart of the gay community in Houston. That is not so much the case anymore but it is still a quirky neighborhood with good restaurants and coffee shops. There are some older apartment buildings and duplexes in that area that may be in your price range- look in zip code 77019. They are becoming harder to find as people are buying these, tearing them down to put up million dollar townhouses. They have also recently finished a Metro rail line out to the University of Houston. This is also an older section of town and you may find something more affordable. Enjoy your time in Houston and leave your winter coat in Wisconsin. ... more
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Fri Oct 16, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Probably, as it depends on the property management company. I would suggest that you talk to the apartment that you are interested in and see what they have to say.
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Tue Sep 1, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
You'll probably want to call the apartment that you are interested in and ask the property manager directly or go visit the apartment and ask some of the residents there.

I hope this helps! ... more
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Thu Apr 9, 2015
Persis Behramsha answered:
Hello Renee,

How much can you afford monthly? How long back were the broken leases?

Persis Behramsha
REALM Real Estate Professionals
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
The Mitchell Team answered:
Hi Nicole, I would happy to assist you. What area of Houston are you looking in?
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Tue Jan 27, 2015
belinda Harris answered:
Check Tax records, appraisal records- which are all public record. When it comes up it should also list the names of previous owners as well. The person could either be subleasing the property to you and not telling you, or renting it too you by permission of the owners but this is information that should have been disclosed to you. You can always pull up the information and see who the owner of record is and reach out to them yourself to verify that the person collecting the rent from you is authorized to do so. Hope this helps. ... more
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