When do I need to talk to my Landlord?
When do I need to talk to my Landlord?
Talking to your landlord doesn’t need to be a painful affair. Learn these common phrases by heart and learn them well for when you need them! When you are first organizing an appointment to look at a room, house or apartment to rent
What kind of questions can I Ask my Landlord?
“Does the rent include the costs for water and heating?” “How much are the electricity/gas/water bills for a year?” “Is there a telephone connection? I need to be able to get internet access.” “How many other rooms are let in the building?” “How many people share the bathroom/kitchen?” br> “Is there a laundry room?”
What should I do if my Landlord is not responsible for my repairs?
Depending on your lease and area tenant laws, your landlord may be required to complete minor repairs for you, too. If they are not responsible and you don’t feel you have the skills to complete the task or the funds to hire a professional, Cain says to try telling your landlord that you don’t have the competence to do the work safely or correctly.
Is it illegal for a landlord to ask a tenant to repair a porch?
It’s illegal for landlords to ask their tenants to make major repairs on a property, like repairing steps, handrails, or a porch.
Do you have to take care of noisy tenants?
Beyond potential tenant questions, it is also important that you understand what aspects of noisy tenants are a landlord’s responsibility to take care of for your own paperwork and organization.
Do you have the right to ask your landlord to leave your apartment?
You legally have the right to ask the landlord, repairman or anyone else to leave your apartment at any time (Castle Doctrine). 2. The landlord must give adequate notice (at least 48 hours) before entering a tenant’s property, and may only do so without notice if there’s an emergency.
Can a landlord tell if a tenant is making excessive noise?
It can be very hard to determine what qualifies as “excessive” noise when you are looking at your rental properties. After all, everyone makes noise, and some tenants are going to be more excessive to noise than others. Whether you’re walking around, opening your cabinets, or cooking dinner, some type of noise is going to be made.
What causes a landlord to be concerned about a tenant?
Other potential concerns that will get your landlord’s attention include security issues (such as a broken lock) and problems that could result in another tenant’s complaining (such as a door that slams shut loudly immediately after it’s opened).
What kind of information can you get from a landlord?
Landlords and property managers can provide a wealth of information about a rental applicant, including whether he can be relied on to pay rent on time, keep his home in good shape and get along with the neighbors.
How can I find out who was my previous landlord?
Get complete contact and rental information for each previous landlord or property management company from the applicant. This includes names, phone numbers and email addresses. You should also ask the applicant for the dates during which she was a tenant in each landlord’s property.
Why does a landlord give a positive reference?
The current landlord may be inclined to give a positive reference simply because she wants the tenant out of her building. Previous landlords might be more forthcoming about the applicant’s shortcomings as a renter.
How long does a landlord have to give notice to a tenant?
The landlord must give adequate notice (at least 48 hours) before entering a tenant’s property, and may only do so without notice if there’s an emergency. 3. You can check the 311 website to see how many complaints were issued (and what they were about) for your address.
What are the rights of a landlord in New York?
You’re entitled to live safely and comfortably whether it’s an expensive or affordable apartment in NYC, and your landlord has a legal duty to make sure of it. So here are ten rights your landlord probably doesn’t want you to know (with contributions from the Time Out New York staff).