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Rental Basics in Miami : Real Estate Advice

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A few hours ago
Lk126426 answered:
4 bedroom home with 4 adults, 2 males , 2 females, 6 kids 1 is due shortly.
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Sun Oct 15, 2017
Jenifer Kynor, TurboTenant answered:
I think at least a pre-screening should be done, but not a full comprehensive screening you expect the renter to pay for. They'll just look somewhere else to rent if that needs to be done before they can see the property.

You should ask questions about income, credit, background, evictions, pets in the home. If they meet your criteria based off the questions, show the property. If not, don't waste your time.
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Fri Oct 13, 2017
Marco Torres answered:
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Fri Oct 13, 2017
Marco Torres answered:
By Miami Dade Housing code is maximum two persons per bedroom to avoid overcrowding. A 4 bedrooms will be up to 8 persons.
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Wed Jul 26, 2017
Arturodelpaso answered:
For the past 10 years I've been searching for a reliable service, and have had trouble finding a good one. It seems they're all pretty similar...or it seemed so.
I saw in this thread people used TenantMagic, and I decided to give them a call.

TenantMagic has gone far and beyond all of the other services, because they understand being a landlord. They have free screenings for landlords, comprehensive reports providing all the information we desire as landlords, including credit, criminal, eviction, sex offender, etc, and have great customer service for both us and the tenants. Couldn't recommend another company after using these guys, they are simply unbeatable.
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Tue Jul 25, 2017
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Wed Feb 1, 2017
Christine.woods32 answered:
As far as I know the landlord can not drug get test renter unless tenant literally signed an agreement that as part of living there renter agreed to do random drug tests.
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Thu Sep 1, 2016
alcala.evelyn asked:
I am trying to rent out an apartment in Coral Springs and surprisingly I am being charged for 1 month rent security deposit by the HOA to allow renter to move in. Is this legal?
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Thu Jul 28, 2016
Laura answered:
Hi Ian, I am not sure if you have already found a place but my furnished 2bdrm condo is available. It is located on Normandy Isle, just a short walk to the beach. It has recently been renovated, is located on the water and has a huge pool and BBQ area. Here is the listing with all the details: Just contact me through the listing if you have any questions. Thanks. Laura ... more
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Sat Jul 23, 2016
Matepara asked:
I'm currently renting a room in a two story house with five legit rooms. There are currently 6 people living here including me. Three people live upstairs in rooms and one downstairs…
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Tue Feb 2, 2016
Jaybird.ny38 asked:
rent $800 month,,,, only pay $400 this month he has $400 security, fake rules broken, like pushing in a chair $25 fine, leave a cup $25 fine etc...all bogus made up stuff i never did...I…
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Sat May 30, 2015
Yanoska Diaz answered:
The reason why you can't find an agent to commit is because most neighborhoods that feature 5 - 6 bedroom homes are way outside your budget. Think more in the line of $2,800 - $3,500 otherwise the agent will be looking for the needle on the haystack and who wants to do that? ... more
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Sat May 30, 2015
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Unless we are talking about 5% on a huge commercial lease I don't see where an agent can "cut" to give another a referral on a rental.

Figure on average: on $1,500/month rental, half month commission to the tenant's agent, brokerage share of the commission, 7 - any number of showings, cost of being a realtor. If you do the math how much can the agent pay on the referral? 1 percent? ... more
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Fri May 29, 2015
Hosst answered:
Can referrals work for office space rentals? What is the finder's fee please?
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Tue May 26, 2015
Randybradford6 answered:
Yanelyslay, it seems like it might be good advice to find an apartment that fits into your budget. Being able to plan financially around your monthly rent bill sounds like it might help you maximize your income. It also might be good to remember to search around on the internet for an apartment locator tool so you can look for something in whatever specific area you are wanting to live. I have a sister looking for a new apartment and this might also make good advice for her. ... more
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Sat Apr 18, 2015
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Your question is featured to Miami FL, maybe you'd like to post the question to Agents in the city and state you currently reside.
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Sat Apr 18, 2015
Yanoska Diaz answered:
In my opinion you do not owe her anything, she paid for the 2 months and nowhere in the little paper you signed it stated that the rent was refundable, right?

Is she really suing you or is she saying she will sue?

If you need the contact number for the attorney that handles my civil/tenant/landlord cases please let me know and I will forward.
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Wed Apr 8, 2015
Don Tepper answered:
That apartment had such bad credit that its door knobs were being repossessed.


That apartment in Kendall had such bad credit that it's getting pre-declined credit applications.


Apartment #420 had such bad credit that its score was lower than its apartment number.


[Words matter.]

Realistically, pay the entire rent--a year's worth--up front in cash. And make sure you can pass a background check.
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Thu Feb 5, 2015
Ana Jerez answered:
Hello Evangelina, there are some landlords that requires this information and they are other that don't, please contact me for more information at 305-519-0969.

Thank you

Ana Karina Jerez
Avanti Way
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