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what can an apartment company legally charge me to move out?

breanna | Saturday, March 9th, 2013 12:13 pm

im trying to make a prebill for myself of what i need to do before i go. hire someone myself cheaper and give documentaion or if they can actually charge me for certain things at all. first thing is the apartment said because we watched a dog for a week that they would come in [...]

Wont return deposit, and I did not take the appartment

David P | Saturday, March 9th, 2013 4:46 am

I gave Mr. Salema a $500 security deposit on September 9, 2012 for an apartment at 1576 Main street Apt C, West Warwick, RI 02893.  I was supposed to move in on November 1, 2012.  Three days later, i discovered I was unable to take the apartment.  I called Mr. Salema to inform him and [...]

Utility Problems

Tenant | Saturday, March 9th, 2013 12:20 am

Utility problem is one of the most common problem tenant’s faces when renting a house or an apartment. It usually involves heat, water and electricity. Sometimes this became a very big dispute between the landlord and his tenant that sometimes lead to complaints and early termination of lease. This is a very hassle and inconvenient [...]

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 [...]


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