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Rental Basics in Philadelphia : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Nov 28, 2017
Jodi.papanier asked:
Hello, I am a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway in Philadelphia. I just recently listed a rental through the MLS which typically and automatically goes to Trulia. There is a very old photo…
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Fri Sep 1, 2017
Wendy asked:
We signed a rental lease only to discover the owner doesn't have Philadelphia's required certificate of rental suitability or a current license to rent out the house to non-family members.…
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Sun Aug 27, 2017
Tom Pomager asked:
There is no reason for this. He is a good tenant. No Problem for 60 Years. He is Elderly, Upset,
Physical Problems and shaking from this Letter. What can be done?
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Mon Jun 26, 2017
Tct.hoang asked:
When we put in an application in June for a July 1st move in. We had to give an application fee of $95 and a security deposit of one month's rent. We have two dogs, which was stated…
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Tue Jun 13, 2017
Sebastian Guzman answered:
Try validating the address with apartment numbers on this site. For instance, if one apartment is 2A, try changing the letter and then the number to see how many floors and apartments per floor, and whether there are apartments on the 1st floor. ... more
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Wed Apr 26, 2017
Darah S answered:
I'd be REALLY careful with anyone ever asking for you to send money. These people are usually scammers. If they will not meet with you to show the property, it's definitely hokey pokey. There is some great information here about what to look for with scams. Never send money or wire money, and never listen to people who claim they will "send" keys. You can also tell a lot by the grammar, punctuation and presentation of the ad. ... more
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Mon Mar 6, 2017 asked:
I live in a large house that was split into three rental properties. Basement was turned into a 1 bed 1 bathroom. The main floor was converted into a 2 bed, 1 bathroom. Then 3rd and final…
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Mon Jan 30, 2017
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Wed Oct 19, 2016
Diana Passinke asked:

I am looking for a room to rent from January 1st for 6 months. I would be able to pay 1/2 of the overall rent upfront.

Kind regards
Diana Passinke
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Mon Aug 1, 2016
Daphne83.dw answered:
Daphne - possible renter. I was keeping in contact with Jessica weeman & i sent her the money and I haven't heard from her since. She sent me the information for trulia and it said to put the money on a one vanilla prepaid card. The payment went through and I haven't heard from her since ... more
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Thu Jul 14, 2016
Mandy Huckabee answered:
I just got the same offer from someone. Saying they are out of state but could set me up with a trulia representative to view the property and sign the lease. When I got the mail from "" its telling me to send $500 that will be left on hold... I'm not sending any money without viewing the property first. People have lost their minds. ... more
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Tue Jun 7, 2016
Julian Lazare asked:
So my roommate and I had a falling out. Haven't talked in 3 months. I found a new place that I can move into by July 1st. My current lease is up July 31st, and is already paid for. I just…
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
They can, provided they gave you reasonable notice. In my state a tenant is entitled to 24 hours notice before an owner may enter for non-emergency situations.
A buyer needs to see what the home offers, which includes closets and kitchen cabinets. Your own property should be considered off limits, but I completely agree with Amelia, protect yourself. Hide any valuables, jewelry, medications, electronics or anything that might disappear easily.
Look up the Landlord Tenant Law for your state to find out how much notice you are entitled to.
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Fri Jun 5, 2015
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Fri May 15, 2015
Nathan Lipsi answered:
First have a paper trail showing the bounced checks and fees. If you have some kind of written agreement all the better. Regardless, padlock the door for 30 days. If he doesn't try to get to his belongings or contact you, get rid of the stuff and move on. Just make sure you show that you were trying to contact him either with multiple phone calls, texts, emails and even letters. Whatever you have to do. Just make sure you have proof and kick him out! ... more
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Sun Feb 1, 2015
Julie Kimmel answered:
Would your parents or another family member be able to co-sign for you? If this is not an option perhaps you can prepay and substantial amount upfront.
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