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Rental House with a POOL

Courtney S. | Friday, November 13th, 2009 9:49 am

Hello there! I need some advice and quick! I have a rental home in South Santa Clara County – California that has an ancient pool. The pool has given me serious headaches since I bought the property three years ago. Now the pool has black algae and after three different estimates on #1) remodel vs. […]

Unsafe Rental

Tenant | Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 3:12 pm

We’ve been renting from our landlord for about a year now. We signed a 6 months lease and now we are a month to month tentant. The place is pratically a piece of crap with a spectular view of the city. we have been mowing the lawn for 100 off rent (verbally agreed) and now […]

Tenant from hell.

Sparky | Monday, November 2nd, 2009 7:30 am

I’m a new live in landlord who rented out the spare room for the first time as I needed the money to help pay for the mortage. My tenant paid his deposit (provided reciept) but didnt sign a contract. We had verbal agreement that we’d give a month notice if he was to ever move out. […]

Withholding Deposit

Tenant | Friday, October 30th, 2009 11:13 am

We rented a home in Colorado for a year.  We signed a one year lease and did not do a room by room inspection.  The landlords are withholding $750.00 from our deposit.  They claim we left the house not in the condition in which they rented it to us.  However, during the walk through, one […]

Problem with landlord repair

Jessica | Thursday, October 29th, 2009 8:15 pm

We have been renting a single family 2 story home for 3 years. For the past 6 months I have contacted the lanlord (realestate agent) that the ceiling above the living room is sagging. When you push up on the sagging beams you can actually move them up. When you walk on the floor in […]

Landlord Repair Responsibilities

Tenant | Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 11:58 am

I am preparing to renew my lease for a cafe in Texas.  My current lease says that I am responsible for all repairs (including plumbing, AC, heat, etc.)  The only thing listed as the landlord’s responsibility are problems with foundation, exterior walls, roof, and ‘other structural components.’  I know it’s legally binding because I signed […]

Help getting out of a lease

admin | Monday, October 26th, 2009 1:52 pm

I have a wolf spider infestation. I have recieved numerous spider bites and they are everywhere even in my bed! The problem has been going on since the begining of September. I have attempted to contact my landlord on numerous occassions. I was finally able to reach someone the begining of last week. They agreed […]

Tenant did not pay last month rent and moved out, damages are significant

admin | Sunday, October 11th, 2009 11:47 pm

My tenant did not pay the last months rent.  This would be fine, but not having a security deposit I am out of pocket for repairs which include:  wall damage, broken sink and door, basic cleaning.  This person is a goverment worker and is relocating in Europe for the job.  To make this worse she […]

How to get him to leave quietly?

admin | Friday, October 9th, 2009 11:00 pm

My renter and I had a lease that ended in June and is now month to month.  Today is October 8th.  I spoke with my renter who is late for the 4 th time with rent in the past 9 months.  In short, the dog ate my homework excuse has nothing over on this guy. This […]

Water being shut off!!!!

Tenant | Monday, October 5th, 2009 8:17 pm

My landlord has not paid the water bill for the past two months. I come home from work and notice my toilet will not flush. I called the water company and they told me that the landlord did not pay the bill and he will not sign to have the water turned back on. In […]