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Dangerous Exhaust Fumes – No Response

Matthew | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 8:01 am

I live in the lower level of a small apartment building. The parking lot is right outside of my front windows. I’ve lived here for about nine months now and have not had any issues with the cars parked outside. However, other tenants have recently been backing into the parking spots right next to my [...]

roof leaking for over a year

unhappy renter | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 7:34 am

I am renting a unit in a mill building and have been living here for about a year and a half. During this time, my living room ceiling has leaked a minimum of 5 times. I am on the top floor. These are only the documented cases I have where I emailed the leasing office [...]

How to legally evict occupants?

Tenant | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 1:38 am

Legal occupant by definition is someone who has the legal right to stay or live in a rental property that is often backed with a lease agreement. Legal occupant who is unable to pay his rent and his other obligations can frustrate a landlord and may cause the landlord to evict him out of his [...]

Reasons a landlord can keep the security deposit

Tenant | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 1:33 am

What is a security deposit? It is a refundable deposit tenant gives the landlord before moving in into a rental property. The tenant must abide by the terms of the lease agreement if he wishes to get his security deposit back when he moves out or if the lease expires.  On the other hand there [...]

How to evict member of a family?

Tenant | Friday, March 22nd, 2013 1:31 am

Due to tough economy and sense of duty that many people allow members of their family to live with them. Unfortunately, living with relatives does not work out sometimes and some issues and disputes may come along the way. If time comes and you need to ask them to move out and they do not [...]

Possible mold infestation

Mark Sitz | Thursday, March 21st, 2013 7:27 pm

I have concerns that the home that I am renting has a mold problem.  My wife and I have had increases health and alergy issues since moving into this home.  I looked under the crawl space today and the insullation is black and falling down.  What can I do to deal with these concerns…  I [...]

Can my landlord do this?

jACKIE | Thursday, March 21st, 2013 6:26 pm

andimal I’ve been renting a home with about 1/2 acre of land for 1 1/2 yrs. The other day I came home to a dump truck load of split wood in the back yard. Today, another dump load. I asked my landlord and he said it was his sons stash. It’s now in one huge [...]

can a landlord do this?

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 [...]

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