Recently, I was looking for an apartment in SF on https://rentberry.com. I didn't see any scam posts there. What I also like about this site is that it allows to negotiate a rental price with landlord.... more
Hi, Meredith. The landlord shouldn't charge you because it was not your fault. But it will be hard to prove since you didn't do a move in walk through. So next time, remember to do it before deciding to move in or move out. You can use this site I'm using if you want (http://goo.gl/wr4LlL). It's free and easy to use. Good luck!... more
It's fairly common in SF for landlords to have exclusive use of yard space when they rent out one or more units in their building. As far as I know, in most cases this is okay, as long as your unit has the appropriate emergency escapes (operable windows in bedrooms etc).... more
The best way is to check other rental prices for similarly sized units in the area, preferably units in your building, or other newish high rises like the Millennium, so that you get the most accurate depiction of rental value.... more
Offer to pay 3-6 months in advance (if you financially are able to). Write a cover letter, get personal, prepare to provide a deposit the first time you view a home. There's not much time to be hesitant when competing in the rental market.
Robert J. Rapp | Coldwell Banker