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Rental Basics in Rockland County : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Jun 21, 2017
Diane Hettrick asked:
What does it take for you to not send me listings that do not allow pets? I have cats. I have that on my profile yet you send me all these listings that do not allow cats. Why? Let me…
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Tue Jun 7, 2016
Itsmyname712 answered:
You are unable to get insurance on a property you do not own, they would only be able to insure their personal belongings, not the house.
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Thu Sep 5, 2013
Don Tepper answered:
The tenant pays renter's insurance, which insures the renter's personal possessions.

The owner pays homeowner's insurance, which insures the structure.

Both insurances may (and should) cover liability.

However, since you're asking the question as a renter, I'm guessing you've been asked (or are concerned about being asked) to pay the owner's insurance. First--and check with an insurance agent on this--you don't even have the standing to buy insurance covering the structure. On the other hand, an owner could put something into a lease requiring you to pay a certain dollar figure--say $40 a month--that the owner says would be used for homeowner's insurance. That'd be odd, but possible.

If you can be more specific, maybe we can help some more.
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Thu Jul 21, 2011
Arlene L Rottenstein answered:
Hi Sandra, I don't specifically know an attorney that deals with Landlord/tenant problems. Generally, the tenants do not hire an attorney just to sign a lease. I think they have a phone number 1-800lawyers that might help you. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Mar 28, 2011
Maureen McEnroe answered:
Hi Sandra,

In my experience, most homeowners cover the outside home maintenance, snow removal and landscaping for their rental properties. If these things are not in your lease, I am not sure why the owner would try to put them in a re-lease. I see your profile describes you as a homebuyer. Are you getting ready to buy? Or, do you need more time to save for your home? This is a great time to buy, prices are low and interest rates are reasonable. If you are interested in looking at a new rental or a purchase, I would love to work with you.

Maureen McEnroe
Licensed Real Estate Broker
Prudential Joyce Realty
914 588 1873
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