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Modes of Payment

Tenant | Saturday, March 9th, 2013 12:16 am

There are a lot of ways to pay your rent. Depending on the mode of payment stated in the lease agreement you signed, you and your landlord can agree on the payment method that you are most comfortable with. Here are some other ways you can use to pay your monthly rent: Manager’s check. MC’s [...]

Can I break my lease if there are black mold in my apartment?

Tenant | Saturday, March 9th, 2013 12:09 am

Black mold is a very dangerous type of mold that can cause severe respiratory diseases and eventually, death. Having them growing on your apartment is not acceptable. If you do find one growing in your apartment, it is not necessary for you to move out immediately.  Here are some suggestions on what actions to take [...]

Can a landlord deny access to fuse box in a rental house in washington state?

javlax | Friday, March 8th, 2013 11:31 pm

We are renting a 3 bedroom house with small children and the landlord is not giving us access to the garage. The fuse box to this 1950′s house is in the garage. is this legal?

Washer and Dryer not at Rental as advertised

DaveP2522 | Friday, March 8th, 2013 7:17 pm

Hi,  My wife and I rented a duplex that was advertised as having a tenant-maintained washer and dryer. We saw one in there when viewing the property, and made sure it came with it. When we moved in, no washer and dryer. The agent said the previous tenant had not notified them when the previous [...]

Problem with basic necessities

Amanda | Friday, March 8th, 2013 4:38 pm

Ten days before I was to drive to Montana from Minnesota, leaving my husband and my two little boys, my future landlord tells me that I have to sign a 6-month lease agreement and send the first month’s rent.  If I don’t, she will give the place to someone else.  She does not have photographs [...]

I have 2 leases for 1 2bdrm house

Derek | Friday, March 8th, 2013 2:45 am

My Landlord is an old family friend but  i feel she is a very shady person. when i first moved in july 31 2012 i signed my first lease agreement. but in august, my aunty said that she miss printed the L / A and said that she was going to retype it for me. [...]

Can a landlord do some renovations while I’m still on my lease?

Tenant | Friday, March 8th, 2013 1:38 am

More often than not, when a landlord has the resources to pay for renovations, he will renovate whether you like it or not. So, what are the repercussions when he does decide to renovate? Loss of privacy. While the renovations is on-going you as a tenant will have to open your house for the builders [...]

Who is responsible for what?

Tenant | Thursday, March 7th, 2013 11:35 pm

When it comes to paying an exterminator for bug and pest infestations or repairs for a damage roof due to water leaking, who really is responsible for it? There are times when the bill is being paid by the landlord himself, the tenant or the bill is evenly split between the two of them. That [...]

Wear and tear

Tenant | Thursday, March 7th, 2013 11:26 pm

As a tenant it is your responsibility to make sure that the apartment that you are renting stays in perfect order and condition before you move out or before your lease is up. It becomes quiet a hassle and a fuss if you are being charged of wear and tear by your landlord after you [...]

Can a tenant file for tax deductions?

Tenant | Thursday, March 7th, 2013 11:23 pm

Can a person who is renting an apartment apply for tax deductions? Or is it only applicable if you are a landlord? Most tenants ask these questions hoping that somehow they can get a refund every time they file for their tax returns. Now here is the fact, because a landlord pays most or all [...]


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