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Rental Basics in Wisconsin : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Oct 4, 2012
Mike Gordon answered:
I am a campus area landlord. If you are transferring in for 2nd semester beginning 1/2013 there won't be many availabilities, but what you find you will get a good price on . We begin renting for the fall 2013 semester (8/15-2013 -8/14/2014) on November 15 2012, so if you are looking for that school year, you need to be ready to start looking on November 15th. Find rentals here: http://housing.civc.wisc.edu/ ... more
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Linda S. Cefalu answered:
It could be a single family that was converted to a duplex. Sometimes a home can be either. If you email me with the address, I'll be happy to look it up for you with a further explanation.

Hope that helps.
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Sun Jul 8, 2012
Ms.angelma asked:
Is it going to be hard to find a 2 to 3 bedroom in or around madison in a good neighborhood that's not extremely strict on your credit or background .
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Wed Jun 5, 2013
Troy Miller answered:
Amy,

Depending on where your 4 bedroom is located I may have buyers interested in purchasing if you are also considering selling. My buyers need at least 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and prefer the Tosa East school district.

Please feel free to contact me anytime if your home matches what my buyers are seeking.

Troy Miller, ABR, RNG
TOTAL Realty LLC
414-333-3723
414-751-5110 (fax)
troymiller@totalrealty.com
www.totalrealty.com
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Thu Sep 6, 2012
Brian Borchardt answered:
I have a friend that would like to rent out her townhome. Please call me to discuss the opportunity to see if it might work for you! My number is 715-410-3883. Make it a Great 2012!!
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Thu May 10, 2012
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Tue Mar 6, 2012
Trulia asked:
What are some things to be aware of? What are some tips when negotiating a lease?
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Thu Oct 18, 2012
Don Tepper answered:
I'm not a lawyer, so this isn't legal advice. For that you need a lawyer. However . . .

It's likely the landlord is in breach of the lease. Your lease probably says something about the landlord maintaining a safe and habitable property. From your description, yours isn't. So--with a lawyer's guidance--you should be able to break your lease and get out of there.

As for the property damage the mold and moisture has caused, I'm not sure if renter's insurance would have covered it. (Side note: In any case, though, you should always have renter's insurance. In future properties, make sure you do.) However, I'd take the landlord to small claims court for the damages you've incurred.

I don't know the property but, from your description, it sounds as if the maintenance man probably is correct.

Good moving getting a building inspector out there. If the property is condemned, for instance, the landlord may discover that--as expensive as it may be--it's cheaper to fix the problem than lose the property.

As for suing the landlord for fraud: Check with a lawyer, but probably that isn't your best course of action. Anybody can sue anyone for anything, but the real question is whether you can win. And if so, is there anything to collect?

One of my favorite sayings is "Follow the money." In this case, follow the money. The money's coming in to the landlord from tenants such as yourself. Cut off the money--not just in your case by legally terminating the lease but in taking action (such as through the building inspector) to cut off any prospect for the landlord to generate income.

And again, see a lawyer.

Hope that helps.
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Thu Nov 12, 2009
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Fri Jun 12, 2009
Celine F answered:
Banks are not usually like to be property managers or landlords. But if you can find the property's owner, you can probably ask.

If you like this property because of its location / condition and feel that you can afford to own it, maybe try to see if you can buy it too.

Good luck,
Celine
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Sat Jul 23, 2016
Seth Peterson answered:
The main thing you should do is check the Craigslist listings. There are a number of people who advertise their homes for rent on Craigslist. But it's also not a bad idea to search homes that are on the market, and if you find one you like, see if the sellers are open to renting it. ... more
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