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Can repeated cockroach problems void a lease?

Tenant | Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 1:43 pm

My relative signed a one year lease on an apartment, and became unable to continue living here so we worked it out with the property agency that I would move in and assume the lease.  While my relative was here I found a cockroach and the landlords had the apartment sprayed. Before I moved in, […]

Landlord refuses..

Tenant | Sunday, December 20th, 2009 10:53 am

Is there anything we can do if the landlord refuses to fix a noise complaint or is slandering us to others. Our rent is always paid on time.  Thanks Much 😀

My property manager is saying I must pay for my evicted tenant's electric bill.

StefanieUF | Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 6:34 am

I currently have an agreement with a property manager to handle the rental of my home.  The home is in Florida, as are my husband and I, but the property is 7 hours away.  A tenant moved into the home in mid-August.  The tenant paid pro-rated rent for August, full rent for September and 1/2 of […]

Age of majority to rent unit in IL

admin | Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 10:23 am

What is the legal age a prospective tenant has to be to sign a lease in IL?

Problem Tenant

admin | Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 11:12 am

I need some advice.  I had given my tenant a contract to read over, which she didn’t sign, 4 years ago.  I stated in the contract that I am only prepared to pay X amount for Water, which is included in the rent.  Last Jan. I increased the rent by $50.  I did not write up […]

Unapproved Pet

admin | Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 9:52 am

Just found out my renter has had a pet.  I confronter her and she said that she has had pets visit from time to time.  When I was in the unit I could see evidence that ther had been a dog in the place (fur on the ground, nose marks on the glass slider,etc) The […]

Noise and Heat in the apartment.

Tenant | Monday, November 23rd, 2009 8:19 am

I moved to an rental apartment 2 months back and have signed a lease for 1 yr. I am facing below problems and want to move out from apartment with security deposit. owner is NOT ready to give security deposit amount saying that you are breaking the lease. 1. There is continuous noise/sound of machineries […]

Water compnay charging me for past renter bill

Jennette | Friday, November 20th, 2009 2:33 pm

Can a CA Water company make the landlord liable for a deliquent water bill from a previous renter? My new renter wants to set up their account and they wont let them unless I pay the balance of the old renter’s amount.  Also found out past renter added me as secondary account holder without my […]

rental approval guidelines

Tenant | Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 12:31 pm

       I was recently denied on an application to rent an aprtment and was told that it was my backround check that was the issue. The only thing on my record are misdemeanors or traffic issues. What are the guidelines for approval or for being denied.

Landlord Bed Bugs!

Tenant | Monday, November 16th, 2009 11:45 pm

I can’t sleep! … knowing that hundreds of bed bugs are waiting to attack is the worst living nightmare!  I feel like I’m going mad!  This is a desperate plea for help.  For the last couple of months I have been getting more and more bed bug bites.  At first it was just a couple of bites […]