• Should I give my realtor my preapproval letter.?

    I've heard you shouldn't tell your realtor how much you can afford to pay for a property.
    I've heard you shouldn't tell your realtor how much you can afford to pay for a property.
    14 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Afraid to present my landlord with an ESA letter.?

    Hello, I recently got a ESA recommendation letter in the state of Ohio, I know that landlords have to recognize this as long as the animal doesn't cause any harm to the property. My rental agreement is month to month and states no smoking and no pets. I'm afraid to even mention to him the thought of getting... show more
    Hello, I recently got a ESA recommendation letter in the state of Ohio, I know that landlords have to recognize this as long as the animal doesn't cause any harm to the property. My rental agreement is month to month and states no smoking and no pets. I'm afraid to even mention to him the thought of getting a pet, i'm afraid that he might become angered and try to evict me. Having a month to month agreement makes me even more afraid of this. Is there any chance he could evict me legally?
    14 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Tenants won’t leave after giving deposit back early?

    Best answer: Legally: No. Nothing is cancelled. If you want and expect them to leave by the end of their lease you have to give them a Notice to Quit (asked them to leave) all refunding their deposit did was give them money. If you don't ask them to leave, after the lease expires, they legally go into a month-to-month... show more
    Best answer: Legally:
    No. Nothing is cancelled. If you want and expect them to leave by the end of their lease you have to give them a Notice to Quit (asked them to leave) all refunding their deposit did was give them money. If you don't ask them to leave, after the lease expires, they legally go into a month-to-month rental agreement whether there's a paper lease or not and unless you talk to them or renew your own lease with them to change things such as increase or decrease rent or change rules or anything all State tenant and landlord rights and laws will apply.

    No offense but it doesn't seem like you know the rental laws and you really should know them before you get yourself into a huge mess because you didn't take the correct due process steps. If you do not conduct due process, by law, being a landlord....you're going to dig yourself a hole and kick yourself in the butt into that hole just winging it and asking people on yahoo what to do.

    Sound advice: Learn the rental laws.

    You have the option of renewing the lease as it is with them, renewing an agreement with them on different (your) terms, or giving them a Notice to Quit 60 days before the end of their lease. The Notice to Quit is a form title that's part of a landlords legally bound due process in getting tenants out of their property.

    In laymans terms:
    You have to either renew the lease with them or ask them to leave.
    If you ask them to leave it's best you do it correctly by law by giving them formal Notice to Quit.
    If you do not do it correctly it's going to be a pain in the butt getting them out if you want them out.
    That's if they don't want to leave and know the laws...

    Sound advise:
    Your best idea is calling your county court house and being short like you were here with your question, tell them what you want (whether it's that they leave or stay) and ask them how you go about doing it legally and correctly.
    Pennsylvania has free Legal Services that help people for free in situations like yours. One of them is called MidPenn Legal Services (They're in my area, not sure if they're state wide or not).

    I highly recommend talking to a lawyer. If the court house also suggests that, that is truly what you need to do.
    If you screw up the due process of what you want to do with a rental property you're creating a very bad bad bad nightmare for yourself. Learn the laws, learn the processes, or don't be a landlord because if you don't know how to do the processes correctly you're going to destroy yourself and your tenants and tenants families.
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do people insist a person cannot be a legal tenant without being on the lease?

    Lax landlords will give verbal permission for a person to live in a rental. Some never have a written lease. For example, I know someone that rented from his aunt and NEVER had a written lease. But they are LEGAL tenants on LEGAL month to month verbal lease. I have known of landlords giving verbal permission... show more
    Lax landlords will give verbal permission for a person to live in a rental. Some never have a written lease. For example, I know someone that rented from his aunt and NEVER had a written lease. But they are LEGAL tenants on LEGAL month to month verbal lease. I have known of landlords giving verbal permission for a roommate to move in...sure they are not protected by a written lease, but they are still LEGAL tenants eligible for and have access to all amenities.
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • I’m 25 with a part time job. I’m looking into getting a house for me and my friend(who is 25 and works with me). How can we do it?

    It’s part time and I only have Mondays off. $8 an hour with bi-weekly checks of $200-$300 My friend has the same hours and only gets Sundays off. We have 401K after a new company took over. We’re looking into getting a house. We can’t rent as no one in my town allows pets. Not even apartments. Trust me, I... show more
    It’s part time and I only have Mondays off. $8 an hour with bi-weekly checks of $200-$300 My friend has the same hours and only gets Sundays off. We have 401K after a new company took over. We’re looking into getting a house. We can’t rent as no one in my town allows pets. Not even apartments. Trust me, I looked. We own 5 cats of various ages. As for the desired house, we don’t care. As long as it’s decent and not in a major flood zone. By decent, I mean mostly maintained and not literally falling apart. We’re not picky. I’m just asking, can we get a house? Price is $30,000 and below as I know with us having no credit brings us with a limited selection. I’d like to know what can we do? Also, can’t get credit cards cause my mom hates them with a passion.
    46 answers · 5 days ago
  • Does a tenant’s rent increase if their partner moves into their room?

    Best answer: First question is, does the landlord even know about this and are they ok with her being there and are they raising your rent? Assuming there are no landlord issues, between you roommates the whole think is negoitiable. Generally speaking since the bf and gf are sharing a room they would not have to pay as much... show more
    Best answer: First question is, does the landlord even know about this and are they ok with her being there and are they raising your rent? Assuming there are no landlord issues, between you roommates the whole think is negoitiable. Generally speaking since the bf and gf are sharing a room they would not have to pay as much as everyone else, however since they are using the common space (kitchen, bathrooms, shared rooms) twice as much as everyone else they should pay extra. I think somewhere around 2/3rds to 3/4ths the average rent would be fair. So, for example, if the bf's rent was $600 then he should now pay around $400 but the gf also pays $400 so their combined rent went up $200 but individually they each pay less than everyone else.
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does the landlord have this right?

    Anyways, I broke the lease by having a dog and my girlfriends brother stay with me. The landlord gave me no notice that I had to be out other than by mouth. Does she need to send me a piece of paper? Also, she said my girlfriends brother had to leave in two days. Is that legal or does he have the right to stay the... show more
    Anyways, I broke the lease by having a dog and my girlfriends brother stay with me. The landlord gave me no notice that I had to be out other than by mouth. Does she need to send me a piece of paper? Also, she said my girlfriends brother had to leave in two days. Is that legal or does he have the right to stay the month? I have always paid the rent.
    22 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is there anything I can do to get my mother’s house back after it’s been auctioned off without any notice?

    Best answer: If your mother's house has been sold off because of foreclosure, then she would have had more than ONE letter - so its NOT without notice Firstly, she would have stopped paying her mortgage - which she would have been aware of. she would also have been aware that there were consequences of this then she would... show more
    Best answer: If your mother's house has been sold off because of foreclosure, then she would have had more than ONE letter - so its NOT without notice

    Firstly, she would have stopped paying her mortgage - which she would have been aware of. she would also have been aware that there were consequences of this

    then she would have been chased by her lender for outstanding monies owed etc etc

    This would have been going on for months. Selling the property is the last resort.

    But yes, its legal - mother has been ignoring the situation and this is the result

    what do I do ? Well the house has been sold. So I suggest you start helping her look for somewhere else to live

    As to 'getting the house back' - well it has a new owner now and unless the new owner wants to sell, which is unlikely, unless you offer to pay far more than its worth - you aren't getting the house back anytime soon
    14 answers · 2 days ago
  • Fresh college graduate here. Should I buy a home or rent?

    Best answer: 50k a year right out of school... Nice! You will qualify for a first time home buyer and you will only have to put 3% down. If you plan on sticking around, yes... But buy something good... Remember a house is your #1 asset and is a huge part of your net worth. the mortgage insurance goes away when you hit... show more
    Best answer: 50k a year right out of school... Nice!

    You will qualify for a first time home buyer and you will only have to put 3% down. If you plan on sticking around, yes...

    But buy something good... Remember a house is your #1 asset and is a huge part of your net worth. the mortgage insurance goes away when you hit 20% equity. You are young, you are getting paid, you might as well invest in your home. Also after you have been there a year, you can sell the house. any gains are TAX FREE>>>... Plus you get to write off all the interest on your taxes, that's most of your payments. Also keep in mind, no one in their right mind would loan money for 30 years and a low interest rate, home loans won't keep up with inflation and as time goes by your payment will be less of a burden as inflation rises.

    First step would be to visit with a mortgage company and see what you qualify for. You might be surprised.

    Congrats! BUY!
    31 answers · 4 days ago
  • How much rent a month do you think is fair enough?

    I’m staying with my Dad to get on my feet. He thinks because I make decent money I should pay his rent some months. Thing is I cook everyday and clean. If I didn’t it wouldn’t be good to eat or the house would be dirty. Plus I give him $300-$350 a month and help buy things here and there. What is acceptable?
    I’m staying with my Dad to get on my feet. He thinks because I make decent money I should pay his rent some months. Thing is I cook everyday and clean. If I didn’t it wouldn’t be good to eat or the house would be dirty. Plus I give him $300-$350 a month and help buy things here and there. What is acceptable?
    11 answers · 1 day ago
  • For what reasons would a real estate agent mark down a house or condo by the millions?

    I viewed a home that has been on the market for a couple of years and has been marked down numerous times over the years. For what reason , other than being very eager to sale , would a real estate agent mark a house down by the millions?
    I viewed a home that has been on the market for a couple of years and has been marked down numerous times over the years. For what reason , other than being very eager to sale , would a real estate agent mark a house down by the millions?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I call a tow on neighbors car in front of my house when they have plenty of their own space?

    My neighbors always have people park in front of my house. These are half acre lots, so there’s tons of room in front of their own house (which is rented, everyone else owns). Right now there’s on single car right at my driveway with the other cars yards and yards away. The closest is actually almost on their own... show more
    My neighbors always have people park in front of my house. These are half acre lots, so there’s tons of room in front of their own house (which is rented, everyone else owns). Right now there’s on single car right at my driveway with the other cars yards and yards away. The closest is actually almost on their own property.
    18 answers · 3 days ago