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Cancel rental agreement

Vera Z | Thursday, January 8th, 2009 12:48 pm

I am in a 12 month contract with an appartment complex. We signed into the lease on Aug 28, 2008. We are in the process of buying a house and need to break our contract at the end of the month of Feb. According to our contract, if we break the lease 6 months or […]

Rent due!!

Cory | Thursday, January 8th, 2009 7:55 am

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 […]

Eviction foreclosures

Jerry Powell | Monday, December 29th, 2008 11:58 am

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

Toxic Mold

FurtherFedUp | Sunday, December 28th, 2008 11:18 am

We have rented a home for two years.  Over the course of the two years, lots of maintenance issues have cropped up that were covered up, either cosmetically or with a band-aid solution.  Most of these issues arise from a greater moisture problem in several areas of the house. Long story short, a skylight that […]

Stupid Landlord

frustrated in Salt Lake City | Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 6:54 pm

I moved into a new apartment in the beginning of September of this year (2008).  At about this same time, new management took over our apartment complex.  They are a complete joke.  They manage (or at least say they are managing–but I beg to differ) our complex, along with a low-income complex a couple of […]

Depreciation on carpets and walls

upset Renter | Friday, November 14th, 2008 12:58 pm

After 2 1/2 years I recently moved out of a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom condo, and I am faced with a bill for $1350.00 to clean the carpets, buff them and dye them . Also to paint the walls. (No major damage, just normal wear and tear) We throughly cleaned the carpets before we left, and a there […]

Question about RPA Approval?

admin | Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 8:16 am

I’m a new landlord and have a question about getting RPA Approval status.  I just purchased a duplex and after closing my agent told me the first thing to do as a new landlord was to get approved by the RPA.  Can anyone tell me how long it takes for approval status?  I just applied […]

letter of complaints

jay | Friday, November 7th, 2008 8:32 pm

My family is currently on housing assisstance, we are already applying for new places to live. We we’re forced to move due to the land lord failing to the work required on an inspection. We are getting out of here by Dec. 1. We hadn’t payed the rent for this month until today being payday […]

Withholding rent for repairs

Chris Schell | Thursday, November 6th, 2008 10:09 am

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 […]

Electricity shut off – Do I compensate?

admin | Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 8:17 am

I am a home owner with a roommate…  I inadvertently forgot to pay my electricity bill and it was shut off.  The power was out over night and for 18 hours.  This caused my roommate the inconvenience of having to get ready for work elsewhere.  She hasn’t asked but I would like to offer a […]