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Rental Basics in 33901 : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Dec 4, 2012
Suzanne MacDowell answered:
We are not lawyers here, and this is a legal question. I will say this, though. I would strongly suggest you find a way to pay your rent. It is your obligation, legally and morally. I don't care who signed what when, the only people I know who get to live free are living in a box under a bridge.

if I were your landlord I would immediately file a lawsuit to have you evicted. Again, I don't know the rules in Florida, and I am not a lawyer, but I am both a realtor and a landlord and here in New Jersey, at least in my home, Morris County, the Judge would tell you to either pay your rent or you would be removed by the Sheriff's office in approximately 5 business days. And you would face a lawsuit by your landlord for damages, including past and future unpaid rent, any realtors' fees incurred as a result of finding a new tenant and any physical damage to the rental unit.

This is not a joke. I am sorry to have to be so harsh. You have to pay your rent. And, while your landlord may choose to be kind and work with you, they are under NO legal obligation to do so. it doesn't matter whether it is last year's lease, you STILL do not get to live in the property for free. And, if changes were made, the court will sort it out, but you and your family could be on the street. Do yourselves a favor, pay the rent.
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Tue May 1, 2012
natalyaparker answered:
What is your price range on a rental? This area is very desirable because it's so close to the beaches.

If you like you can call me or email me and I can see if I can assist you in finding a nice place for you.

Natalya Parker
Florida Future Realty
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Wed Mar 21, 2012
There are many homes out there. Short sales, foreclosures and straight sales. I would love to assist you, but I would need more information on the criteria for your search. Please feel free to contact me at ... more
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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Nancy Doyle answered:
That would be based on your usage unless it is included with the rent.

Have a great day,
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Susan Callahan answered:
Find out if the property is in foreclosure!
Check local clerk of courts for Lis Pendens!
Interview the landlord !
Check the property for defects have them fixed before moving in or make sure defects are noted in lease.
Take photos of the whole unit vacant or prior to moving with landlord present if possible or a witness.

Warmest regards ,
Susan Callahan, ABR, CNS
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC
CELL: 239-896-6342 FAX: 800-217-6506
7205 Estero Blvd # 724 Fort Myers Beach, FL. 33931
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Thu Mar 25, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Depends on the house rules--you may wish to review them and make a determination--or contact manangent and inquire.
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Thu Feb 18, 2010
Bob McClure answered:
good afternoon.....seems everyone these days has his hand out for money...right?.....when you purchased the condo it was subject to the association's by-laws....ask them to supply you the language that supports their request....if they refuse or cannot..give them your attorney's name and contact regards..bob mcclure.....first preferred mortgage- southfield, michigan.... ... more
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Fri Jul 24, 2009
Sarah Garrett answered:
Hi Valerie,
The answer depends on whether you are looking for a home or a condo to rent and what area of the city you are working in. There are a few thriving communities for condo's in the 33908, 33919, 33912 and 33967 zips. I have seen homes for rent in these areas too. If you need a property management company to refer to then give me a call and I will give you several to choose from. There are some great condo buys right now that could end up being less than the monthly rental. Happy to help.

Sarah Garrett, Realtor
"Chosen Best in Client Satisfaction 2006-2009"
By Gulfshore Life Magazine
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