• 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.
    22 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?
    15 answers · 2 days 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
  • 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
    9 answers · 9 hours 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
  • 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?
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Writing to a landlord?

    Best answer: You can send a letter informing the landlord that you have accepted the offer to terminate the contract and will be moving as of (some date). Usually, it isn't the landlord's idea, it is a code requirement. I had that problem back in college with a third-floor bedroom. Only one set of stairs so not legal... show more
    Best answer: You can send a letter informing the landlord that you have accepted the offer to terminate the contract and will be moving as of (some date). Usually, it isn't the landlord's idea, it is a code requirement. I had that problem back in college with a third-floor bedroom. Only one set of stairs so not legal for occupancy (need a second emergency way out). They eventually built an outside fire escape so the room could be used, but that was after we moved out.
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • I have a question about laws or procedures for landlords/apartment managers...?

    I was visiting my friend at her new apartment and I got completely lost trying to find her place based on her directions of her large apartment complex and she wasn t answering her phone so someone in the office came out and asked if she could help me and I asked if she could point me in the direction of my friend... show more
    I was visiting my friend at her new apartment and I got completely lost trying to find her place based on her directions of her large apartment complex and she wasn t answering her phone so someone in the office came out and asked if she could help me and I asked if she could point me in the direction of my friend s apartment, not anything like what her apartment address was just how to get to her apartment since she had given me the address when we planned to see each other. The manager or whomever asked me if I needed help said it was illegal for her to do so and treated me like I was some criminal and slammed the office door in my face, leaving me to wonder around trying to find her place until thankfully her fiance came home and saw me wondering around. My question is was that question illegal for me to ask? I can understand not giving out personal information but I already had her address and I wasn t being rude or anything so I didn t think I deserved to have a door slammed in my face.
    8 answers · 18 hours ago
  • How is electricity in a half house billed?

    I am moving into a half house and I'm wondering whether I need to connect electricity myself, or whether the house will already have electricity and I will be paying a portion of the whole bill produced by myself plus the tenants in the other half of the house? I will be asking the agent but right now it's... show more
    I am moving into a half house and I'm wondering whether I need to connect electricity myself, or whether the house will already have electricity and I will be paying a portion of the whole bill produced by myself plus the tenants in the other half of the house? I will be asking the agent but right now it's the weekend and they are closed. So I am just wondering how it normally works with a half house.
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I ask the listing agent how much the first offer is on a home and come in higher than the first offer?

    A listing agent said there is an offer on a property she listed for sale. Can I ask her what the offer was and make an offer for more than the offer she has right now?
    A listing agent said there is an offer on a property she listed for sale. Can I ask her what the offer was and make an offer for more than the offer she has right now?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • During an appraisal do they look in my cabinets, turn on faucets? I’m having the home I already live in appraised I’m purchasing from my dad?

    It’s all going so fast and feel like I don’t have time to fix some stuff around the house. Do they go in garage also? This is so nerve wrecking.
    It’s all going so fast and feel like I don’t have time to fix some stuff around the house. Do they go in garage also? This is so nerve wrecking.
    12 answers · 3 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
    9 answers · 1 day ago