• Can I smoke on my balcony if it doesn t say in my lease that I can t?

    So I am a regular cigarette smoker and I live in a large apartment complex on 2nd floor! I m new to the building by one month and the upstairs neighbor has TWICE now asked me not to smoke on my balcony because the smell goes into her window. I pay rent here and I feel that nobody should tell me what I can and can t... show more
    So I am a regular cigarette smoker and I live in a large apartment complex on 2nd floor! I m new to the building by one month and the upstairs neighbor has TWICE now asked me not to smoke on my balcony because the smell goes into her window. I pay rent here and I feel that nobody should tell me what I can and can t do as I would never do that. Mind you the lady has THREE small children that are very noisy ESPECIALLY at night and are even allowed to run all over the house well into the night, sometimes even as late as midnight or 1am! Save the lectures, I know smoking is unhealthy but it s my body and my choice! I have kids ofor my own whom I make sure keep levels of noise to a minimum out of respect and I stay on top of that! It does not say in my lease that I cannot smoke on my balcony or apartment, which I don t smoke in my apartment but the POINT is that it s not against my lease and no where on the property including outside of the building entrances or parking lot does it ban smoking. The building(S) all have regular smokers as well. Anyways she is very rude and I told her she CAN close her window and she threatened to report my smoking. I have maybe 4 cigarettes throughout the day on my balcony and told her I pay rent and I can smoke if I want to though.
    19 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Concerned about my girlfriend wanting to move in? Advice?

    Ok so im living in a two bedroom apartment with a roommate im splitting rent with. my roommate said he would be fine with my girlfriend moving in as well. Problem is that Her legal guardian wants to have her put on a lease. Im not technicly on the lease because they wanted too much personal info on the application.... show more
    Ok so im living in a two bedroom apartment with a roommate im splitting rent with. my roommate said he would be fine with my girlfriend moving in as well. Problem is that Her legal guardian wants to have her put on a lease. Im not technicly on the lease because they wanted too much personal info on the application. so im just paying my roommate the rent without the landlord knowing. So my girlfriend on other hand i need to either tell her to convince her guardian to let her move in to just pay monthly or if she get on lease she cant mention my name. i got little excited when my roomy said she can move in that i wasn't thinking about all this til now. but i already told her she can move in so i dont want to necessarly just tell her not to. so im feeling lost. what should i do?
    23 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should it be decreased?

    My family and I rent a house, and 3 of my family members have died, that lived with us.. I was wondering should rent be decreased or not?
    My family and I rent a house, and 3 of my family members have died, that lived with us.. I was wondering should rent be decreased or not?
    22 answers · 2 days ago
  • I make 13 an hour can I afford a 700 dollar rent studio monthly?

    I'm 27 , tired of living with my parents , but scared to venture out on my own.
    I'm 27 , tired of living with my parents , but scared to venture out on my own.
    14 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Should I take out a loan for an apartment?

    I am trying to get an apartment but I am a little tight on money right now.I just graduated from college and I am moving to Cleveland Ohio to start an internship there. I also have a part time job set up at Dick's Sporting Goods for when I move out there. I am wondering if it is a good idea for me to take out a... show more
    I am trying to get an apartment but I am a little tight on money right now.I just graduated from college and I am moving to Cleveland Ohio to start an internship there. I also have a part time job set up at Dick's Sporting Goods for when I move out there. I am wondering if it is a good idea for me to take out a personal loan to help me get started in all of this??
    12 answers · 16 hours ago
  • My Niece is signing a rental contract?

    She asked my 78 year old mom to sign the contract. I read the contract and my mom's signature is a guaranty. There are two other people signing the online contract. The contract states that my niece has a lower credit score. I am very much against my mom signing this rental contract. Could they hold her... show more
    She asked my 78 year old mom to sign the contract. I read the contract and my mom's signature is a guaranty. There are two other people signing the online contract. The contract states that my niece has a lower credit score. I am very much against my mom signing this rental contract. Could they hold her responsible for all three people? The rent is $1700 per month.
    13 answers · 23 hours ago
  • What can I do about new neighbor wanting to put a block wall on the curb of my driveway where no one will be open their doors?

    I live in an old house built in 1924. It has a very narrow drive that was built for model T's. The driveway also has a curb up each side. At this time, and for many years, someone could pull into the driveway & swing their door open & step out into a side area beside the neighbor's house. It's... show more
    I live in an old house built in 1924. It has a very narrow drive that was built for model T's. The driveway also has a curb up each side. At this time, and for many years, someone could pull into the driveway & swing their door open & step out into a side area beside the neighbor's house. It's really been grandfathered in now for 93 yrs. If this new next door neighbor puts his fence along the top of the one curb, there's no way in hell anyone will be able to swing their car doors open & get out, or a place for them to step out to. The side area of this neighbors house is large enough where he can set it back a little, he's never on that side of the house anyway. He has a backyard and front yard. If he does what he plans to do, it will completely ruin my property taking away parking. Is this OK for him to do? I think if I showed pictures and videos to any judge, they would clearly see what I'm saying is true. I think this new neighbor is a jerk & a bully. I wouldn't have any problem setting the fence back a ways in that section, because I would logically be able to see I'd be completely ruining someone's property. I paid a lot for my house, and I don't want mine or guest parking to be taken away.
    12 answers · 1 day ago
  • Can you legally rent out a house you don't own?

    My mother passed away 2 1/2 years ago in CA. My sister is renting the property without a power of attorney and not sharing the proceeds with me.
    My mother passed away 2 1/2 years ago in CA. My sister is renting the property without a power of attorney and not sharing the proceeds with me.
    29 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why didn't credit matter much back then? why is credit now a big deal?

    It must be a Trust issue type thing. because back in my parents day landlords probably didn't give a **** about credit. as long as you can pay the rent thats all that used to matter. Now in this decade when u try getting in a place, its like Oh you got lousy credit or you dont make enough money a month to be... show more
    It must be a Trust issue type thing. because back in my parents day landlords probably didn't give a **** about credit. as long as you can pay the rent thats all that used to matter. Now in this decade when u try getting in a place, its like Oh you got lousy credit or you dont make enough money a month to be excepted. ??
    15 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should rent be split evenly?

    My fiance makes 60k a year, I make 40. Our rent is $2,000/month. Should it be split evenly or should it be split based on income?
    My fiance makes 60k a year, I make 40. Our rent is $2,000/month. Should it be split evenly or should it be split based on income?
    31 answers · 4 days ago
  • 30 day move out notice?

    So, I m moving the 31st of this month. I rent a one bedroom apartment and it s roughly $580 a month, ridiculous already. I called my landlord the beginning of February and went in February 13th to let them know I will be leaving May 31st. The lady had an attitude on the phone and said that my lease wasn t up until... show more
    So, I m moving the 31st of this month. I rent a one bedroom apartment and it s roughly $580 a month, ridiculous already. I called my landlord the beginning of February and went in February 13th to let them know I will be leaving May 31st. The lady had an attitude on the phone and said that my lease wasn t up until June 1st (trying to get me to pay $580 for another month) so I went in the 13th and asked if I needed to sign anything to let them know and the man in the office said no. So it s finally the week of my move out and the landlord attaches a piece of paper to my door saying rent went up to $630 (just for me) and that my lease wasn t up until June 30th. She and I both signed my lease for May 31st. So I went back to the office and corrected her and she is now saying that they do require written notice of move out 30 days before and that I will have a penalty because I didn t sign anything EVEN though I was told by the man that I didn t. Is there any way to fight this or to not pay the penalty because it is not my fault?
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is this legal of him to not allow us to put up curtains?

    My family rents a condo which has a couple windows in the rear that have just blinds. The owner won't allow us to change them to curtains even after knowing outsiders can see in. Thankfully I am friends with Lisa across the walkway but she told me about seeing in our condo a few days ago. My husband was... show more
    My family rents a condo which has a couple windows in the rear that have just blinds. The owner won't allow us to change them to curtains even after knowing outsiders can see in. Thankfully I am friends with Lisa across the walkway but she told me about seeing in our condo a few days ago. My husband was sitting giving our eight year old daughter a spanking across his lap. Lisa called to let us know that you could see Kara's white panty cause her skirt was raised up...but my Husband did not pick up. Our daughters pantied bottom would have been happy if he did! Is not wanting others to see in on our private matters not good enough for our landlord?? Can our landlord not let us have them replaced with real curtains?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I cancel a lease and deposit if i haven't sign or given deposit?

    I want to rent a basement from this guy and I told him I would take it so he's preparing the lease. But today another place called me and I might like this place better. Is it ok if i tell the other guy i change my mind? I haven't sign a leSe or given deposit money yet.
    I want to rent a basement from this guy and I told him I would take it so he's preparing the lease. But today another place called me and I might like this place better. Is it ok if i tell the other guy i change my mind? I haven't sign a leSe or given deposit money yet.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I sue my landlord for charging me late fees when it s their fault? I wrote a check for my rent on March 25th.?

    April 10th, I got a letter from my landlord saying I have 5 days to pay my rent or else I ll be evicted. I went to talk to her stating that I had already paid my rent but she said my check bounced. I told her that s not possible because I do money for rent on my account and there s no reason for it to bounce. But... show more
    April 10th, I got a letter from my landlord saying I have 5 days to pay my rent or else I ll be evicted. I went to talk to her stating that I had already paid my rent but she said my check bounced. I told her that s not possible because I do money for rent on my account and there s no reason for it to bounce. But she was very rude and said it did bounce because I do not have money on my account. I immediately went in to my bank to talk to them. They looked at my account and found out there s nothing showing that the landlord tried to take money from my account & I do have sufficient funds to cover my rent. She even wrote me a letter stating my balance when I wrote the check and my current balance. Manager accepted it and said she s gonna waive my late fees, and I need to go bring them a cashiers check in which they ll reimburse me the $8 fee. Beginning of May I switched to a diff apartment, same complex and when they were returning my security deposit the manager took out the late fees and extra $35 that their bank charged them. I went to talk to her again about it and she insisted that I was at fault and there s no way she ll remove the charges. I even went to the bank and got her my bank statement but she still rejected it. She s charging me over $300 and this time she said her bank said there was no account found when she tried to deposit my check even though I have used that account so many times paying rent.
    10 answers · 1 day ago
  • Moving problems?

    So, I bought a house in Michigan about a year ago. I really wanted to move to Arizona (not on vacation, live there) but I'm kind of confused here. Can I move if I bought (not rented) a house in Michigan, spent months on trying to get it, and then move to Arizona? Can somebody do that? Because I'm confused... show more
    So, I bought a house in Michigan about a year ago. I really wanted to move to Arizona (not on vacation, live there) but I'm kind of confused here. Can I move if I bought (not rented) a house in Michigan, spent months on trying to get it, and then move to Arizona? Can somebody do that? Because I'm confused on this.
    12 answers · 2 days ago