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SINGLE MOMMA | Thursday, March 21st, 2013 5:19 pm

I NEED TO KNOW IF IT IS LEGAL FOR A LANDLORD TO TURN 2 APARTMENTS INTO 1 AND LEAVE IT WITH 2 DIFFERENT METERS FOR THE GAS AND ELECTRIC.  HE RENTED ME THIS PROPERTY AND DID NOT INFORM ME PRIOR TO SIGNING A LEASE AND MOVING INTO THE APARTMENT THAT I WOULD HAVE TO PAY TO [...]

How to determine normal wear and tear?

Tenant | Thursday, March 21st, 2013 1:26 am

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, it is very important that you know how to differentiate normal wear and tear from actual damage caused by a tenant to a rental unit. In order for a landlord to protect their investment property and at the same time abide by the local state [...]

How to deal with section 8 tenants?

Tenant | Thursday, March 21st, 2013 1:21 am

There are a lot of landlords and real estate investors that has a love/hate relationship with tenants who are a part of section 8. Section 8 is a program from the US government and the department of housing and urban development that provides housing assistance to the people. Having a tenant under section 8 live [...]

Problems With Landlord (Harassment, etc.)

Raye | Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 7:20 pm

In January of this year, I began renting a mobile home from a woman who lived across the road from me. The first few months were fine.  I’m a quiet tenant, I pay my rent on the third of every month, and abide by all rules set forth on my contract. I’m not on a [...]

Roommate’s mom living here

| Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 10:04 am

My roommate just got a boyfriend and is living with him so her room is empty.  Her mom is coming from out of the country so the roommate said that her mom is going to stay in her room. My other roommate and I said that we don’t want this living situation.  If the mom [...]

Noisy neighbors

Ponpoje Porapakkarm | Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 7:12 am

I signed a one-year lease with an apartment complex. After I moved in for two months, the apartment above mine was rented to a family with kids. After then, I always hear noise  either from kids running around or someone moving funiture all days, even after 12.00pm. After not being able to sleep for 3 [...]

How to deal with Landlord Harassments

Tenant | Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 3:35 am

Landlord harassment is making intimidating situations by a landlord on a rental property with the goal of forcing the tenant to vacate the unit. The landlord opt to do this when he does not want to go over the legal procedure of evicting the tenant or even face any impediments to eviction wherein there is [...]

How to find an apartment for your pet

Tenant | Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 3:30 am

  Many families like to have a dog or a cat around for security purposes or for companionment. However, not every landlord allows families to have pet in their rental unit. Finding a place where the whole family and your pet are welcome to live is quite nerve wrecking. Here are some tips on how [...]

Bed Bugs/Never had an exterminator

kari | Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 1:57 am

I have lived in my apartment since June 2012 and not once has my apartment complex had an exterminator come and spray. For the past three weeks I have been getting bites all over me. I informed my landlord when the bites started that it could be bed bugs since I was only getting them [...]

No heat vents in the room

lee | Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 7:07 pm

Just moved in a few days ago and I noticed that none of the rooms have a heat vent but there’s a thermostat in each room. So I turned one to find out where the heat would come from. From what I can tell the heat vents are behind the dry hall. Is that’s a [...]

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