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Thu May 16, 2013
Gabriel Rojas answered:
Hello Lorriehasstruck:

Before you do anything else, contact the SF Rent Board or a rental attorney. Only they can give legal advise.

I have been a landlord in the past and my opinion would be that a landlord cannot be held responsible for an "Act of God". It's too bad that there are rats in the home to begin with so forget the couch and get her out of there!

If you need a referral for an attorney, I'm happy to help.

Good luck!

Gabriel
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Thu May 9, 2013
Kelly Miller answered:
Maintaining rental properties by real estate investors is a profitable business—but this involves lots of work like maintenance, calls from tenants, late payments, and finding new tenants when your property is vacated, ... more
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Wed Nov 12, 2014
Rhett Winslow answered:
Greetings
it varies based on the term of the lease & the season (season is Dec-March in S. Florida)

generally, an unfurnished rental commands more rent for annual & a fully furnished or turnkey unit will command more for a short term or seasonal rental (3-6month range)

- for an annual rental the answer (unless it's perfect gorgeous furniture) is none.

take care

Rhett Winslow
Real Estate Sales Agent at Coldwell Banker Boca Raton

rhettwinslow@me.com (direct email)
561-809-6565 phone or text
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Boca Raton, Florida 33432

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Wed Apr 17, 2013
Peter and Pam Lane answered:
Hi Curtis,
If you are looking to rent a home, we would recommend starting to search about 60 to no more than 75 days prior to when you wish to move in to the rental. Most landlords are not willing to have a property vacant more than 30 days so it would be a waste of time to look way in advance. ... more
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Thu May 16, 2013
Lance King answered:
Not really enough information to respond to this intelligently, but in general you should get your deposit back unless damages are beyond normal wear and tear. Consult your lease and then an attorney if you think it's warranted.

Best Regards,

Lance R. King
Founder-Managing Broker

King Realty Group
Cell: 415.722.5549
Email: lance@king-realtygroup.com
License # 01384425
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Ron Thomas answered:
Square footage is not a good determinator for the rent:
If you had two houses, one larger but in a bad neighborhood and bad condition,
and the other in a good neighborhood and newly updated;
should they rent for the same amount if they are both 1500 sqft?
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Tim Moore answered:
Banks do not rent their homes they own. They just sell them and there is no way to get around that.
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Jim Keck answered:
Hi Alex, I will send you some good options to consider.
Thanks, Jim

Jim Keck
Prudential Indiana Realty
812-483-4894
jim@jimkeck.com
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Linda Lorenzo answered:
Realtors usually only have access to rentals that are listed in the MLS. Sounds like you need to find an apartment locater, they are typically paid by the apartment complex. Go to the gorcery stores and look for the apartment rental booklets that may give you some help. Good luck. ... more
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
ashstauff621 asked:
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Sean Dougherty answered:
You should contact your CPA for answers to this question. Don't rely on folks who you don't know, and who may or may not have the knowledge to answer this correctly. Best of luck!
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Brett Anderson answered:
Let me know if you need any help finding somewhere else to live. How long is your lease in effect? Call me at 218-838-4219
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Michael Koenig answered:
Hi Cynthia,
When did you enter your lease?
Has the current owner attempted to end/cancel your lease?

Please provide some more details, so we can better help you.

Thanks.

Michael ... more
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Wed Apr 24, 2013
Marta Rosario answered:
Hello,

You can google apartments for rent or you can go to grocery stores and get apartment booklets. The amount of rent it will depend on the are that you pick. You can always try to get some government assistant. Good Luck.

Marta M. Rosario
Charles Rutenberg Realty Agent
407-232-4333
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Tue Sep 17, 2013
Jennie Miller, Pllc answered:
Mon Apr 15, 2013
Karlene Hunt answered:
Hi Tye,

That might be possible how soon are you looking to move, and what is your credit score - also are there any evictions?
You can reach me at 954-245-1789

Karlene Hunt
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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Debbie Demars answered:
Hello,

The average rent will vary depending on the location and size of the home. Please feel free to visit www.homesbydebbiedemars.com and click on the link for Property Management. There you will find a list of our current rental properties.

However, have you considered purchasing your home? Interest rates are low and prices are good. This is a perfect time to experience the American Dream.

If I may be of assistance to you, please feel free to contact me.

Debbie Demars, DRE #01713434
Coldwell Banker Pioneer Real Estate
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Deborah Wright answered:
Landlords do check your credit, however they are frequently much more lenient than banks who are issuing a mortgage. If you have a problem with properties that are managed by large firms, you can always try owner managed properties, who may allow you to provide an explanation for your credit history. You are welcome to contact me, if you have any further questions. ... more
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Sat Jun 14, 2014
Phyllis Gleaton answered:
I cannot give you legal advice, but I can refer you to BNI (tenant & landlord hotline) that will be able to give a legal answer your question or refer you to a good source. This agency's phone number is
410-243-6007. The phone is answered between 9 -1 and 2-4. Good luck
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