I signed a lease starting on February 1st. I didn't physically move in until February 23rd. When I first saw the rental property (before applying), I loved it, but noticed some things about it like broken blinds and carpet stains, but since I loved the house so much, I decided to apply anyway. Once I signed by lease, I was given the walk thru checklist to mark off things that needed to be repaired. Now here I am just on my third week of living here and I'm noticing bugs (cockroaches, roaches and other kinds of bugs) throughout the house. At my previous residence, we didn't have bugs so I know I didn't bring them. I've contacted the realtor that I'm renting from. They sent out an exterminator, but he only came once. Since then, my dad has sprayed inside and outside the house and I've sprayed inside the house and around doorways and I'm still finding dead ones inside the house in different areas. I am completely disgusted by this because my young children live with me and neither of us deserve to live in a house with bugs. It has only been two weeks and I'm ready to move already, but I literally don't have anymore money to move. If I break my lease, I'll lose my money, but if I knew this place had bugs, I never would have moved here. Is there anything I can do to get out of my lease legally and still be able to get my security deposit back?12 AnswersRenting & Real Estate7 months ago
My job is transferring me to Atlanta and I have no idea about areas there.What are the best areas to live in, that are relatively affordable. I need a 2 bedroom, prefer 2 ba, washer and dryer or connections. I have children, so being near a good school district is also a must.7 AnswersAtlanta10 months ago
I've been with my current employer for 3 years. They're opening locations in other states so I applied to be transferred (same position). I did a video interview last week Wednesday. I received an email three days ago with answers to questions I had during the interview. However, when I asked about when I should hear back about whether I'm being offered a position, I received a response like this "I received an email from my supervisor today. He says he is reaching out to the current stakeholders. He is new so things are moving a bit slower, but I'm pushing to hear something back from him ASAP." I don't know what this means, but I need to know something because the end of my lease is coming up and I need to let my leasing office know if I'll be moving. I may be a little impatient, but I need to know ASAP. I've told them this. Either way, I'd like to know their decision. I'm not a new employee so I don't understand why it takes so long so make a decision on allowing an employee to transfer states.4 AnswersOther - Careers & Employment10 months ago
Met this guy online five days ago. We met in person two days later. We both agreed that we liked what we saw and wanted to see each other again. During our initial conversations, we agreed that we both wanted a relationship with the potential of marriage. Today he said was off work so I kind of expected him to call/text me throughout the day, but he didn't. He took forever to respond to my texts and when he did respond, his answers were either very short or one word.
I know it's still early, but I'm not used to this. How are we supposed to get to know each other if he won't communicate? I'm certainly not going to reach out to him about us meeting today because that would make me look stupid, but should I just count it as a loss and move on ?3 AnswersSingles & Dating1 year ago
I received 12 calls back to back, a voicemail and a text message at 2:30 am from my daughters father because he thought I had someone call him from a blocked number. His text said "Keep someone call me with a private number and we gonna have a problem real talk ". Now I had absolutely nothing to do with anyone calling him and I don t know what he s talking about. He told me before that he wanted to keep his distance from me to keep from hurting himself or me. I haven t messaged him or contacted him in any way since June, but at this point I feel like he has become threatening and harrassing and wonder if there s anything I can do to ensure the safety of our child and myself.4 AnswersLaw & Ethics2 years ago
I recently contacted my daughters father in a final attempt to find out his reason for not wanting to be a part of our 16 month old daughters life. He pretty much told me that he had a problem with me and sent this text "I want to keep my distance from you to keep me from harming you or myself". He also told me in previous text messages that I'm one of the reasons he wanted to take his life a year ago. He has never threatened to harm our daughter, but I don't want him to try to come around in the future and end up trying to bring me or our daughter harm. I still have these texts in my phone and would like to file a restraining order, but is what he said enough evidence to be used in court?
P.S. Not sure if it makes any difference, but I live in Virginia, he lives in Maryland.9 AnswersLaw & Ethics2 years ago
My parents bought a house in South Carolina in 2011. The house next door to them was recently purchased. Now my parents are being told that their house is on the property of the house next door and because of this, the buyers may run into issues later with the purchase. What, if anything, can be done?1 AnswerRenting & Real Estate3 years ago
A friend of mine who works in the linen services department (restocking supplies) of a hospital, said he was in the ER department today when a gunshot victim came in coding. He claimed to do CPR on him. I think he's full of crap because don't hospitals have a team of medical professionals that are responsible for responding to codes? Especially while in the ER, I'd think there would be doctors and nurses who would come to the rescue.4 AnswersMedicine3 years ago
Had night sweats starting this past Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights. Diarreah started Thursday morning and has continued through today. Not going several times a day but when I go, the stools are loose. No other symptoms. I did start my period Thursday morning. I was thinking and hoping they both were because of my cycle, but I m worried about HIV. Last unprotected sexual encounter was August 28th. I got tested on Thursday but dont have results back yet. I m paranoid.2 AnswersSTDs3 years ago
I have one partner that I ve been sexually active with. A few days after having unprotected sex with him, I start getting vaginal discharge. It s sometimes whitish other times yellowish. No foul odor, no itching, burning or painful urination. Each time this has happened, I ve gone to the doctor to get tested, but the results always come back negative. Is there a such thing as being allergic to someone? I know it sounds crazy but I m starting ti think that s what it is.2 AnswersWomen's Health3 years ago
I have a court date set up for unpaid rent. I've had them before but never showed up because I be always had the money to pay prior to the court date. This time, however, will be different. I don't have the money to pay,but have given my landlord my 30 day notice to vacate and have asked to make payment arrangements. If I don't show up this time, will they issue a warrant for my arrest?7 AnswersLaw & Ethics3 years ago
So I talked to the leasing office of the apartment where I got approved and explained my financial situation and basically told her that although I was approved, I wouldnt be able to afford the rent and utilities. She asked me how much I could afford and I mentioned the two bedroom special for $999 that they were just offering about a month ago, but then she said it wasn't doable. If I were to include all of my expenses and subtract it from my monthly income, I would have a little over $500 month to buy clothes, pay electric bill and water bill, put gas in my car. Now lets just say my financial situation changed over the next few days, would I be able to call them back and get the apartment?4 AnswersRenting & Real Estate3 years ago
I have two children so doing what's best for them is always my top priority. However, in this case, I don't know what the best thing is or if I can even afford either one of them at a rate of $18.50/hr. and working an average of 37 hrs. per week. We are supposed to be moving this weekend and right now I have two options:
Option A: Basement Apartment
Cons: no kitchen, small space, only one bedroom, but could put up a room divider to kind of separate the space to make a another "room". Shared laundry that I would be able to use approx. once a week.
Pros: cheap rent ($800/mo all utilities included except for cable)
my kids could remain in the same daycare
pretty easy commute to and from work.
month to month lease
Apartment B: 2 bdrm/1 ba. apartment
Cons: More money for rent ($1069 plus electric, plus water)
Commute to and from work is worse
New childcare facility for both girls
Pros: I would have the space I need
Better school system
I can do laundry when I want to11 AnswersRenting & Real Estate3 years ago
I recently got approved to move into an apartment. The date it becomes available is August 15th, but I don't want to move until the 27th. I've already paid my holding fee. The reasons I need the extra time is because I need to give my current landlord 30 day notice, and give my children's daycare providers two week notice. The problem is the lady in the leasing office told me that if I don't move in or I guess pay prorated rent starting the day it becomes available, if someone else comes in and is able to move in sooner, they have the right to give them that apartment even though I've already paid the holding fee. She said last week that she had to get approval from someone else who was on vacation, but that she should have an answer by Monday. Well I called yesterday and she still didn't have an answer. I hate to be a bother, but I really need to know. I can't do everything last minute. Should I keep calling and bug the snot out of them until they give me an answer?8 AnswersRenting & Real Estate3 years ago
What's the most I should spend on rent making $18.50/hr and working a average of about 37 hrs each week.?
I am a single mom with two dependents.
Car note $255.50
Car ins. $71
Cell phone $35
Childcare $ 340
Currently claiming 9 exemptions1 AnswerUnited States3 years ago
Could I be approved for first part, but denied for the second part of my application for an apartment?
I put in an application for an apartment and received a phone call letting me know that I was approved based on the results of my criminal, background and credit checks. So yesterday I went to the apartment to submit the rest of my documents (paystubs, birth certificates, ss cards, ID) and to pay the holding fee. I also had to sign papers giving them permission to verify employment, income and check my rental history. The rental history is what I think may cause a problem. I've never been evicted, but I have been late paying my rent. It has happened three times so far at my current apartment. I feel like this information, if my current landlord discloses it, shouldn't completely disqualify me, but I'm pretty sure it has some bearing on their decision. Should I be worried or not because I've already been approved based on the first half of the app?3 AnswersRenting & Real Estate3 years ago