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Utilities in renter’s name

Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 9:52 pm
Category: Frustrated Renter, General Topics, Videos Post

It is common in most tenants to pay for the utilities of the apartment or house that they are renting. They also wished that the utilities bill will be addressed in their names so that they would know what they are paying for every month. Yet some landlords will not change the utilities bill to […]

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What can I do?

Amy AL Apartment Renter
Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 12:22 pm
Category: General Topics

Hi there, I live in Emmitsburg,MD and I am wondering what my renters rights are in the county of Frederick regarding a noise Ordinance. We recently moved in 2 months ago knowingly that there was a commercial space on the front of the house. Although we had a gentlemen’s agreement that the office space was going to […]

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How landlords qualify for what to take out of your deposit when moving out.

Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 12:17 am
Category: General Topics, Landlord Problems, Legal Questions, Videos Post

When you have been renting an apartment for several years, household appliances (stove, refrigerator, dish washers, etc.) and furniture (coach, bed, tables, carpets) are bound to wear and tear. Now, when you decide to move out, how would you know what to pay for and what is normal wear and tear? Usually, after a few […]

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Storage Space Living

Date: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 12:11 am
Category: General Topics, Legal Questions, Videos Post

Many find it weird to hear and see people living in their own cars but what is weirder is when you see and hear people renting a storage unit not to store their stuffs but to personally live in it. It may be weird for those who can afford to rent an apartment complex but […]

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Utility Charges

Date: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 4:01 pm
Category: Apartment Complaint, General Topics, Legal Questions, Renter Q & A

I am being charges $70-$80 extra every month for water, sewage and garbage (I have no washer hookup). Supposedly the complex divides their charges up evenly between tenants (there is no separate metering). How do I know I’m being charged fairly? All I have to go on is the notice they give me.

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A Tenants Rights To Landlord Repairs

Date: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 7:55 am
Category: General Topics, Videos Post

  A Tenant’s Rights to Landlord Repairs A tenant has a right to live a habitable rental property, but what about cosmetic or minor problems that an apartment or rental house has. What repairs are landlords forced to repair, and what kinds of repairs may a landlord ignore?   Tenant Rights on Repairs: What must […]

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

Date: Monday, March 4th, 2013 10:59 pm
Category: General Topics, Legal Questions

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 […]

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rental went into foreclosure from renters not paying rent.

Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 9:32 pm
Category: General Topics

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 […]

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What can a landlord do to a tenant who lied in the application?

Date: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 1:09 am
Category: General Topics, Videos Post

Before a tenant moves in, the landlord may request for a comprehensive background check. The information needed for the background check will be based on the information the tenant has included in the application form. You will need the tenant’s consent especially if you need to pull a credit check because that is sensitive information. […]

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Can or Should we file a complaint against our landlord/leasing company??

1st time renters
Date: Friday, March 1st, 2013 3:20 pm
Category: General Topics

Hi, We’re almost at the end of our lease and have never been late on rent before until this month. Rent was due on the 1st, as it normally does, but we weren’t able to pay because of some unexpected expenses that came up. We were, however, planning to pay within the following two weeks […]

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