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Can I ask for a decrease in rent?

Date: Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 1:09 pm
Category: Renter Q & A

I am currently renting my 1 bedroom apartment for $795. I moved into my unit in April of 2007 under a 1 year lease. I am currently on a verbal month to month contract with my manager. I have recently found out that 1 bedroom apartments in my complex rent for $675 and 2 bedroom […]

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Can my landlord do this?

bill bob PA renter
Date: Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 5:41 pm
Category: Renter Q & A

I have rented from my lanlord for a little more than three years and I have a wife and two kids. I had quit my job for personal reasons that I had worked for five years and began having problems paying. I told him right then that I didn’t think I would be able to […]

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Rent due!!

Cory IN Renter
Date: Thursday, January 8th, 2009 7:55 am
Category: General Topics, Legal Questions, Renter Q & A

My rent is due on the 1st of each month and because January 1st was a holiday I took my payment in on the 2nd.  My landlord sent me a late payment penalty for not paying on the 1st.  My understanding is that Indiana law requires businesses to accept payment the next business day should […]

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Eviction foreclosures

Jerry Powell GA family on the way out
Date: Monday, December 29th, 2008 11:58 am
Category: Renter Q & A

Me and my dependants need to know what our rites are a.s.a.p.  as the landlord has just told me he has received notice of forclosure on the home me , my wife and three children live in. He says he’s not sure of when they will lock us out. Please Help’ The Powell’s

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Withholding rent for repairs

Chris Schell NM renter
Date: Thursday, November 6th, 2008 10:09 am
Category: Frustrated Renter, Landlord Problems, Legal Questions, Renter Q & A

We moved into a beautiful house with a Beautiful Yard in August. On August 14th my property manager told me that they would be putting in a new septic tank, and had been planning to since February (this info was withheld from me when I signed the lease) The work started September first and was completed […]

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Apartment noise laws

Rob OH Renter
Date: Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 1:37 pm
Category: Apartment Complaint, Frustrated Renter, Legal Questions, Renter Q & A

I came to look at an apartment with a real estate agent who is managing the property for somebody, and has been for a while. On the day I looked at the apartment, it was early afternoon and everything was quiet. He had the lease with him and I stopped before I signed it and […]

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Landlord Deposit Refund

Shaela UT Former Renter
Date: Monday, September 8th, 2008 12:08 pm
Category: Landlord Problems, Renter Q & A

I moved out of a small apartment complex in July and have received a letter stating that I would not receive any refund of our deposit.  We scrubbed the place up and down (in many areas that I can GUARANTEE have never been touched before).  We did not have our carpet professionally cleaned and were told […]

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Tenant Felony Record

Ques IL renter
Date: Thursday, September 4th, 2008 8:20 pm
Category: Frustrated Renter, Renter Q & A

I have a felony background. In 1998, I was accused of aggravated battery on a police officer. It happened when I was at a New Yrs eve party and e’thing got out of control. An officer was struck. He coulnd’t point out who did it, so e’one at the party was arrested. I didn’t have […]

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Help getting deposit

NotStandingForIt! VA Former Renter
Date: Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 12:27 pm
Category: Frustrated Renter, Landlord Problems, Renter Q & A

For one year, my boyfriend and I rented a single family home.  We moved out 8/10/08, per the termination date of our lease.  During the time we lived there, I got sick, drank a little too much Ny-Quil which, mixed with my other medicine, completly knocked me out…. in the bathtub.  My tub, which was […]

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Increase in rent?

One Hurtin' Hokie VA College student, renting an off campus apartment
Date: Friday, July 25th, 2008 1:53 pm
Category: Frustrated Renter, General Topics, Landlord Problems, Legal Questions, Renter Q & A

I’m a student at Virginia Tech, and this year I’m living in the same apartment complex as I was last year. Because of roommate changes, I will now be living with a different number of roommates, and therefore we had to sign a new lease for a new apartment. In December we signed a lease […]

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