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Can you use your security deposit as last month’s pay?

Tenant | Monday, March 4th, 2013 10:59 pm

People do this all the time. But can you really? Well, that depends on a lot of things. There are some states like New Jersey that allows you to do that and there are also states like Texas that makes it illegal to do so.  Security Deposits are a certain amount of money usually the [...]

deposit return issue

norman | Monday, March 4th, 2013 3:51 pm

I totally fulfiled by rental agreement and I cleaned my apartment and returned keys ahead of time.  i spoke to the leasing agency and was told that all my paper work was in order and I’d receive my refundable deposit in 14 days.  It has now been over 30 days and has spoken to the leasing agency by [...]

ending lease

Evelyn | Monday, March 4th, 2013 2:03 pm

We signed a 12 mo lease on 2012.  we were of the understanding the lease would end on 4/2/2013.  we just noticed on the very bottom of the lease, it goes until 4/30/2013.  that means we have to pay 13 mos on a 12 mo lease, can they do that?

Frustrated renter, Landlord problems, Legal questions, renters Q & A

Susan | Monday, March 4th, 2013 3:34 am

I moved into this house because my son was not allowed to stay in the apartments that I was living in because he had a felony. So therefore I moved into this house. The landlord is an old man who just does not listen to reason. the agreement was that he would let me movi [...]

No hot water

Aliecat | Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 8:41 pm

My neighbor has a leak under his kitchen for the past 2 days because its the weekend he couldn\\\’t get touch with anyone.. We finally got a hold of the homeowners association.. They turned off the hot water around 11:00 this morning they said they won\\\’t fix it until tomorrow because of the weekend overtime.. [...]

Problem with landlord

anonymous | Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 11:57 am

I have four pages of documentation concerning this landlord’s behavior.  I have sought help from local law enforcement, a tenant attorney and local housing authority to no avail. I will not mention everything for obvious reasons.  I have asked this landlord three times to address a mold problem in the bathroom I use.  She continues [...]

rental went into foreclosure from renters not paying rent.

Laine | Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 9:32 pm

I have to rentals in 2 different states that the renters just stopped paying rent after a couple months this resulted in mortgage not being paid and now foreclosure. How do I get them out if I cant afford a lawyer to evict? One is in Massachusetts which I signed a deed en lieu in [...]

I feel the landlord is pocketing money

Derek | Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 7:57 pm

I’ve been paying my monthly rent since july 2012 and as of last month i had to change writing my check from 1 check to 2 checks now. I was told there\’s 2 separate accounts all of a sudden and that this is how i should be giving the monthly rent from now on. I [...]

Flood in apartment

Gabriel | Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 3:20 pm

Simple as possible using bullets Apt flooded on Feb 11, from water pipe that burst above our place renters insurance will replace our stuff have been living in apt without insulation since feb 11 area of flood has been un-useable due to lack of insulation and constant work by apartment people living without sheetrock on [...]

Brutal Eviction Process

threatened renter | Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 3:08 am

Hello I am being hit with with a brutal eviction process from my landlord here in South Florida. I was late on rent for a period of time and I clearly understand why that is a problem. My landlord and I agreed to a plan to pay everything back and I did so to the [...]


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