• Possible situations that I could get out of a lease?

    Here's the situation: I recently moved into a university-type housing complex with two other guys who are like me (grad students, busy, quiet, respectful). The complex filled the room above me in the same townhome with a guy that has become an absolute nightmare. He's constantly having friends/family stay... show more
    Here's the situation: I recently moved into a university-type housing complex with two other guys who are like me (grad students, busy, quiet, respectful). The complex filled the room above me in the same townhome with a guy that has become an absolute nightmare. He's constantly having friends/family stay over and are always coming in and out of my house 24/7 leaving the door unlocked and even wide open. We do not live in a safe area and I'm concerned about someone breaking in. He's constantly smoking weed (which is against out lease policy) and blasting music/stomping around 24/7. He's also stolen our food/cookware but we aren't able to actually prove it was him. Given all of this, you would think it would be enough to get him evicted but it doesn't seem like management will evict him, just fine/warn him which hasn't done anything. Is this enough that if I wanted out of my lease, I could get out? Also, we live in an area where marijuana is legalized so its not against our law, but the lease says it's prohibited. He's affecting my sleep at night and I've been overall depressed because I can't come home to a place that isn't filled with his sketchy friends or go to sleep knowing the door is probably left unlocked. Any help is greatly appreciated
    14 answers · 18 hours ago
  • How long does it take after a viewing to receive an offer on your home?

    I had a second viewing yesterday on my flat which seemed to go well but have not heard anything from the estate agents today
    I had a second viewing yesterday on my flat which seemed to go well but have not heard anything from the estate agents today
    10 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Fair split of rent for a small studio apartment?

    Hello, what would in your opinion be a fair split of rent for a studio apartment, assuming everything is shared equally (room size, utilities, etc.)? The only thing is, this roommate would be staying for five nights per week and going back home on the weekends. I don't think 50/50 would be fair as I would... show more
    Hello, what would in your opinion be a fair split of rent for a studio apartment, assuming everything is shared equally (room size, utilities, etc.)? The only thing is, this roommate would be staying for five nights per week and going back home on the weekends. I don't think 50/50 would be fair as I would obviously stay there all week.
    23 answers · 3 days ago
  • If someone removes their sign post on their lawn but it is still listed on Zillow for sale, is it still for sale?

    Why would they remove their sign post?
    Why would they remove their sign post?
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • I have a question about laws or procedures for landlords/apartment managers...?

    Best answer: Actually it is arguable the leasing agent does have a legal obligation to not identify where a resident lives. As an agent of the renter and the landlord, the leasing agent has a "fiduciary duty" to both the renter and the landlord which could include protecting the identity of both parties. Thus when... show more
    Best answer: Actually it is arguable the leasing agent does have a legal obligation to not identify where a resident lives. As an agent of the renter and the landlord, the leasing agent has a "fiduciary duty" to both the renter and the landlord which could include protecting the identity of both parties. Thus when you asked where your friend's apartment was, rather than just stating the address, your question could possibly have not been answerable.
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • One bedroom vs two bedroom?

    I just got approved at a brand new apartment complex and I’m debating if I should get the two bed one bath vs the one. Now the smallest one bedroom is $795 next size is $890 and next size is $900. The two by one that I want is $995 the only utilities I pay is water, light and pest control/trash which is $15 a... show more
    I just got approved at a brand new apartment complex and I’m debating if I should get the two bed one bath vs the one. Now the smallest one bedroom is $795 next size is $890 and next size is $900. The two by one that I want is $995 the only utilities I pay is water, light and pest control/trash which is $15 a month. I have a lot of stuff and stuff I mean clothes, big king size bed. I was going to turn the second bed to a study/storage. As the storage on site is $150 a month. This is my first time moving to an apartment and I make $3200 a month and $4000 with overtime. What do you think? And it’s going to be just me and my gerbil no one else so I understand needed only the one bed and saving the extra money. They also have a special going on with the first month being free. If that makes a difference..
    8 answers · 3 hours ago
  • Do I need a certain degree to be a Real Estate Agent?

    As sad as it sounds, i’m in college and I don’t know if I should be. I’m taking some of my GE classes but what type of a degree will it give me when i’m done? Should I tell my counselor that I’m specifically looking to be a real estate agent? She just gave me a General Education Gradute paper and circled classes... show more
    As sad as it sounds, i’m in college and I don’t know if I should be. I’m taking some of my GE classes but what type of a degree will it give me when i’m done? Should I tell my counselor that I’m specifically looking to be a real estate agent? She just gave me a General Education Gradute paper and circled classes that I needed to take. (What are they for though?) Would it benefit me if I got my General Studies AA degree and my Real estate certificate? Or should I avoid getting my Associates degree in general studies because it’s useless? I don’t know. I live in Los Angeles and if I get a real estates certificate will it help me or will they decline it and have me get one through their own program?
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • Put in offer in house.. now waiting! How long to wait?

    Myself and my partner viewed a house on Saturday, and I fell in love. House up for 265,000. We put in an offer the following Monday for 252,500. Declined straight away. We then put in 258,000. It was declined and the estate agent said they wanted closer to the 260,000 mark. We then put up our offer to 259,000 on... show more
    Myself and my partner viewed a house on Saturday, and I fell in love. House up for 265,000. We put in an offer the following Monday for 252,500. Declined straight away. We then put in 258,000. It was declined and the estate agent said they wanted closer to the 260,000 mark. We then put up our offer to 259,000 on tuesday. The owners of the house are selling as they used to rent it out but now want to sell. The owners are on a cruise until Wednesday and they have not accepted our offer yet. The estate agent has told them they should accept our offer as it is a good offer, and we are both chain free. Do you think they are waiting until they are back from their holiday? Is that normal practice? We are keeping quiet and not bugging the estate agent so as to not look too keen. Any advice appreciated!
    21 answers · 3 days ago
  • How can I cut my roommates power?

    So she’s a ***** and refuses to pay me her utilities. I changed the internet password and she’s flipping her ****. But she always leaves all the power on. So how can I shut the power off on her when we’re gone?
    So she’s a ***** and refuses to pay me her utilities. I changed the internet password and she’s flipping her ****. But she always leaves all the power on. So how can I shut the power off on her when we’re gone?
    39 answers · 6 days ago
  • Would you move out?

    When I moved into this apartment (which is within my landlords home), it was understood that all the neighbors parked in front of their own homes. My landlord had me parking infront of her home. The neighborhood doesn t have even 1 street light and it s pitch black at night. A tenant who is a young guy in his 20 s... show more
    When I moved into this apartment (which is within my landlords home), it was understood that all the neighbors parked in front of their own homes. My landlord had me parking infront of her home. The neighborhood doesn t have even 1 street light and it s pitch black at night. A tenant who is a young guy in his 20 s moved in next door. There is always a spot for his small sports car in front of his own apartment. He continues to park in my ONLY spot in front of MY apartment. Both my landlord and me have asked him NUMEROUS times to PLEASE use the spot in front of his apartment, because I am a young girl and don t want to have to walk around the block at night. He continues to park there. Should I move out?? I can t stand this anymore
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I move house to reduce living costs?

    Best answer: There are some costs and risks to moving but it sounds like its worth trying it, in your situation. $300 is a lot of money and so long as you can handle the move with minimal costs then you will probably come out ahead in the long run.
    Best answer: There are some costs and risks to moving but it sounds like its worth trying it, in your situation. $300 is a lot of money and so long as you can handle the move with minimal costs then you will probably come out ahead in the long run.
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • A girl signed a sublet lease to be my roommate, and now wants to break the lease before her move-in date, she has the keys, keep her deposit?

    I'm the only one on the lease with my landlord, but my landlord has given me permission to sublet one of the rooms in the two bedroom unit that I have rented. I searched for a long time for roommate, and the girl who was interested in the place signed the lease with me, and gave me the deposits (security/damage... show more
    I'm the only one on the lease with my landlord, but my landlord has given me permission to sublet one of the rooms in the two bedroom unit that I have rented. I searched for a long time for roommate, and the girl who was interested in the place signed the lease with me, and gave me the deposits (security/damage deposit equal to one month rent + pet deposit of half month rent). The lease is set to start in 2 weeks, and although she has not given me the rent for the first month yet, I have given her the keys to the unit. Her lease hasn't started yet, but now she wants to break the lease, return the keys, and get her deposits back. I have spent all my time during past month finding roommate, and I don't know when again I would be able to find another person interested. I cannot pay the rent for the whole unit myself, and it is stated in my contract with her that: "Deposits would be returned to the subtenant completely within 30 days from the end date of this tenancy agreement, PROVIDE THAT subtenant has fulfilled the lease agreement for the whole duration of the lease, the keys are returned, and the unit remains in the same condition as when rented (including costs associated with damages)." 1. Am I obliged to give her deposits back? 2.Can I keep both her security & pet deposits (specially since she has not paid the rent for the first month yet)? 3. Does she have any right to keep the keys if I don't give her deposits back? If she files in court against me, who would win?
    14 answers · 3 days ago