• Rent is ridiculously expensive in and around my city. Are there programs to help you subsidize and afford rent prices?

    I am 31 years old, single, and live in my family home. Before you judge me, I chose to live with parents because my mother is extremely ill and needed my constant attention at home. Now that I'm getting older, my aunt has decided to take over and live in our home as well. After researching rent prices, I find... show more
    I am 31 years old, single, and live in my family home. Before you judge me, I chose to live with parents because my mother is extremely ill and needed my constant attention at home. Now that I'm getting older, my aunt has decided to take over and live in our home as well. After researching rent prices, I find them beyond my budget. A simple one-story apartment in my city costs almost $800. With my car note, health insurance, car insurance, and high student loan payments......it is almost impossible to afford that unless I date and become serious with someone who will share the cost. I am happily single and want to stay that way. Are there any programs out there can help lower or subsize rent costs?
    52 answers · 4 days ago
  • How do I move out at 18 and in high school?

    I know just how crazy that sounds and I know that making ends meet is gonna be a possibly hopeless endeavor. I live in a household with opposing views to my own and it's difficult pretending to be someone I am not. I don't believe my household will be a very peaceful place once I convey my beliefs, so I... show more
    I know just how crazy that sounds and I know that making ends meet is gonna be a possibly hopeless endeavor. I live in a household with opposing views to my own and it's difficult pretending to be someone I am not. I don't believe my household will be a very peaceful place once I convey my beliefs, so I want to move out just to conserve whatever peace I can. That's all very vague, but essentially I want to be honest with my parents, I just know they're not going to be accepting of it and I don't want to be around to see their disappointment and question where they went wrong. It's not a vengeful move, it's more of an attempt to preserve my mental health (which I might mess up, even more, putting myself in this situation. I'll never know if I don't try). So I'm sorry for rambling, but essentially I do not have the first clue on how to do this, I really want to though. Apartment renting is my first concern and knowing if my job is stable or not...
    13 answers · 7 hours ago
  • How to break a lease after one month?

    19 answers · 1 day ago
  • My landlord wants me to move out so his mother can move in. We have 7 more months on my lease?

    I offered to move out early for $2000 to help with my next deposit moving etc. But he doesn't want to give me anything. Do you think my offer is fair? Moving is a hassle and can be expensive.
    I offered to move out early for $2000 to help with my next deposit moving etc. But he doesn't want to give me anything. Do you think my offer is fair? Moving is a hassle and can be expensive.
    29 answers · 3 days ago
  • My parents want me to move out of the house and i'm only 18?

    I graduated high school 2017 and currently a full time student taking 15 credits at a community college, I work part time at a local gas station. Long story short my parents want me to move out due to family issues we've had. I barely have any money in my saving account and I don't even know if i can... show more
    I graduated high school 2017 and currently a full time student taking 15 credits at a community college, I work part time at a local gas station. Long story short my parents want me to move out due to family issues we've had. I barely have any money in my saving account and I don't even know if i can afford to pay rent and food. Does that mean I have to become a part time college student and do full time low wage job?
    19 answers · 2 days ago
  • My fiancee doesn't want to live in an area be because of taxes, and high school? What do you think?

    My fiance doesn't want to live where she used to live! It close to my work, and in a good safe area, and you have many conveniences, but she doesn't want to live there anymore because of traffic, taxes. She says taxes are high, and they only keep going higher. We did look at a 3bed, 3 bath condo. Taxes... show more
    My fiance doesn't want to live where she used to live! It close to my work, and in a good safe area, and you have many conveniences, but she doesn't want to live there anymore because of traffic, taxes. She says taxes are high, and they only keep going higher. We did look at a 3bed, 3 bath condo. Taxes where just under 3200, and didn't like it because it didn't have a yard what so ever, but I liked it. It was 1680 st, and she didn't like How you had to walk up. Some stairs to get the main level once you walked into the house . We looked at a house for a yard for her, but she didn't like that, but it had her yard. It was rather small only 720 sq ft. It had 2 bedrooms, and 1 bath. No basement. Taxes on that are only 3370. She doesn't like it because it needs a lot of work, and there's no basement. Its just on a slab. She also claims its just a matter of time before they build their own high school because its a growing area with to mamy people. She says they already have three elementary schools, and they had to make a new school as well because the Middle School wasn't big enough. But I keep telling her I think it will be okay they haven't built a high school yet, and they're just going to send the kids to the two bigger towns and not going to change, but her argument is they are growing too, and it sucks waiting for 20 some cars to pass just to make a turn. Where she was to live is 35-45 min drive from my job, and 25 from her work. But its boring there. Advice please?
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • LEASE: Question - Do I really owe more money?

    Best answer: You owe rent thru the end of the lease. Look at the lease carefully and it may say (at least mine do) that you owe 12 monthly payments of $455 but in a seperate section it also adds that you additionally owe a partial monthly payment for the period 1/7/17-1/31/17. If the lease truly says that you only owe the... show more
    Best answer: You owe rent thru the end of the lease. Look at the lease carefully and it may say (at least mine do) that you owe 12 monthly payments of $455 but in a seperate section it also adds that you additionally owe a partial monthly payment for the period 1/7/17-1/31/17.

    If the lease truly says that you only owe the 12 monthly payments (in which case it was probably filled out incorrectly) then you might have a case but I would need to see the lease to say for sure.

    But unless the guy who filled out the lease with you just completely messed up, I suspect somewhere in the lease is something about owing prorated rent for the first month and that is why the total is more than the 12 monthly payments.
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • First time home buyer and planning on renting out the other rooms?

    Best answer: All rental income is considered income and must be reported as such on your federal income forms. Individuals do not purchase a house with the intention of renting out rooms to others and family members. Renting to family and friends is strictly a "NO NO" there are too many problems in being a landlord... show more
    Best answer: All rental income is considered income and must be reported as such on your federal income forms.

    Individuals do not purchase a house with the intention of renting out rooms to others and family members.

    Renting to family and friends is strictly a "NO NO" there are too many problems in being a landlord to others, especially family and friends.

    Family and friends feel entitled and, at times, would not pay what is owed, based on the fact that this is my family member or friend they would understand, I will purchase these $75.00 sneakers. I will purchase a car, but I will not pay my rent, because my car payment is $250 per month. I do not earn enough to pay the car note and the rent.

    The best way to deal with this situation is not become a landlord in your own home. You are asking for trouble, both financially and personal. Your having relatives and friends as tenants could be a disaster.

    If you are adamant about renting to anyone to include family and friends, it would be to your benefit to have a written lease agreement that spell out the rent each would be required to pay, other terms of the agreement. You would need to address the situation of guest as to if they would e allowed to stay over night and if they are how many days. You would need to address a situation that might arise where one of the tenants would want to add another person.to the mix. You would also want to address the cooking arrangements and if each person would be responsible for their own food preparation or would there be one person in charge of food preparation.

    You would want to mention penalties for not paying the rent on time and what these financial penalties are. Are the utilities included in the rent or would these debts be equally divided each month based on the amount of the utility bill.

    If you are not currently able to apply for and be approved for a mortgage loan, perhaps you would want to wait until you are able to be approved for a mortgage loan.

    You would be approved for a mortgage loan amount based on your debt ratio. If you are not approved where you would have a sufficient amount to purchase a 3 bedroom house. If you are not approved for the amount necessary to purchase a 3 bedroom house in a decent area, that is not crime ridden.

    If you are planning to use any potential income from rent, to be approved for a mortgage loan you are not able to use this potential rental income at all.

    I hope this has been of some benefit to you, good luck.

    "FIGHT ON"
    21 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can I kick my brother out of my sisters house?

    My brother has been living in my sisters house for 3 years rent free. My sister recently moved out and I am in charge of the apartment now. He’s lazy and he doesn’t help out and he doesn’t give the complete rent . Can I legally kick him out?
    My brother has been living in my sisters house for 3 years rent free. My sister recently moved out and I am in charge of the apartment now. He’s lazy and he doesn’t help out and he doesn’t give the complete rent . Can I legally kick him out?
    8 answers · 4 hours ago
  • Leaving a rented room, with no lease.?

    I moved into a house with a room mate a few months ago. He is the only one on the lease (we are in the state of Florida) I told him two weeks ago I would be moving back home to Pennsylvania and he told me he would like three months of rent. I never signed a lease stating I would even give notice of leaving, much... show more
    I moved into a house with a room mate a few months ago. He is the only one on the lease (we are in the state of Florida) I told him two weeks ago I would be moving back home to Pennsylvania and he told me he would like three months of rent. I never signed a lease stating I would even give notice of leaving, much less pay three months after moving out. Do I need to pay anything?
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • Sell land out from under me?

    My in-laws put my name on the deed to the family farm as I'm married to a brother. Last year he wanted to sell 'his' third and did-right out from under me! How RUDE! Is this legal in PA?
    My in-laws put my name on the deed to the family farm as I'm married to a brother. Last year he wanted to sell 'his' third and did-right out from under me! How RUDE! Is this legal in PA?
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • I evicted a tenant and had a set out date. On that day we showed up with a deputy, entered and removed the stuff in the house?

    Afterwards, some lady showed up, furious as people were walking off with her possessions. The problem was, this wasn't our tenant. The tenant had advertised it as a rental and let a family move in immediately before the set out. They had paid her a deposit and first month's rent. They threatened to... show more
    Afterwards, some lady showed up, furious as people were walking off with her possessions. The problem was, this wasn't our tenant. The tenant had advertised it as a rental and let a family move in immediately before the set out. They had paid her a deposit and first month's rent. They threatened to sue me. I'm going to wait to get a notice before I schedule to meet my lawyer, but how concerned should I be about being liable? We had a court order and had service on all the required notices. I feel bad for them, but it really wasn't our problem or fault.
    19 answers · 3 days ago
  • Adult only building help?

    I have just recently moved into an adult only building on a one year lease with my boyfriend. I found out beginning of January that I was pregnant. Moved in on December 1st and will be having the baby before this lease ends. I want to move out, but my boyfriend thinks that we won’t get in **** and that voiding the... show more
    I have just recently moved into an adult only building on a one year lease with my boyfriend. I found out beginning of January that I was pregnant. Moved in on December 1st and will be having the baby before this lease ends. I want to move out, but my boyfriend thinks that we won’t get in **** and that voiding the lease will be too expensive. Can they do anything if we do end up staying for the last 3 months of the lease with a baby?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • I rented a house and wasn't told about HOA and they say I have to get rid of my dog?

    I have a 1 year lease that Im only a month and a half into. The lease says nothing about an HOA, or any of thier rules, and doesn't mention anything about paying fines. After moving in, despite my lease allowing my dog, the HOA left orders to get rid of her. Then, started leaving notices of fines... show more
    I have a 1 year lease that Im only a month and a half into. The lease says nothing about an HOA, or any of thier rules, and doesn't mention anything about paying fines. After moving in, despite my lease allowing my dog, the HOA left orders to get rid of her. Then, started leaving notices of fines (addressed to my landlord). I spoke to my landlord and offered to terminate the lease if he pays my moving expenses, but made it clear I'm not getting rid of my dog. He got mad and is saying I must get rid if the dog, pay the fines, and he won't let me out of the lease. Was my request reasonable given that this was his fault? And, from what I've read, the fines are his to pay unless my lease says I have to pay them. Where should I go from here? Should I take him to court to terminate lease or should I just wait until he takes me to court?
    18 answers · 3 days ago