• Landlord: Charging multiple late rent charges?

    I was putting together a lease, and wondering about late rent. Home is renting at $1000/m. I have a late rent charge of $25 after the 5th day. Due 1st, 5 day grace to 6th (for Friday Checks if needed), then on the 7th I add it. Let's say someone doesn't pay until the 20th, can you, or have you, added... show more
    I was putting together a lease, and wondering about late rent. Home is renting at $1000/m. I have a late rent charge of $25 after the 5th day. Due 1st, 5 day grace to 6th (for Friday Checks if needed), then on the 7th I add it. Let's say someone doesn't pay until the 20th, can you, or have you, added additional late charges? Is that a normal practice? Or is it just one late charge per rental invoice? Thanks
    21 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Landlord terminated lease so he could sell the house. Wants us out by December 1st, but is also making us pay December s rent before we go?

    Basically our landlord sent us a paper in the mail saying we had to be out of our house by December 1st because he is selling the house. Our lease doesn t end til June, and we ve never paid rent late or broken any of the rules for him to randomly make us leave. Also, in the paper it says "December s rent must... show more
    Basically our landlord sent us a paper in the mail saying we had to be out of our house by December 1st because he is selling the house. Our lease doesn t end til June, and we ve never paid rent late or broken any of the rules for him to randomly make us leave. Also, in the paper it says "December s rent must be handed to me before you leave the property". Why is he making us pay for a month we won t even be living there?? Is that even legal??
    18 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 11 hours ago
  • Is it Embarrassing For Your Kid to Be Working in Retail After College?

    My daughter studied marketing/fashion in college. I wanted her to become a lawyer, doctor, PR person, actress, SOMETHING.... Instead she ended up as an assistant department store manager. Is that bad? It's retail. Should I be embarrassed? Other moms are like...my sons in law school, medical school, and... show more
    My daughter studied marketing/fashion in college. I wanted her to become a lawyer, doctor, PR person, actress, SOMETHING.... Instead she ended up as an assistant department store manager. Is that bad? It's retail. Should I be embarrassed? Other moms are like...my sons in law school, medical school, and i'm like, my daughter works at K O H L S.....
    26 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • My parents have horrible horrible credit history, and they just put my name as a joint account holder?

    My parents have a horrible credit history, and they just put my name as a joint account holder without telling me. I do not own a personal credit card of any kind yet. Will this affect my future credit history?
    My parents have a horrible credit history, and they just put my name as a joint account holder without telling me. I do not own a personal credit card of any kind yet. Will this affect my future credit history?
    29 answers · Credit · 3 days ago
  • How to move into apartment at 16 with 18 year old girlfriend?

    I want to move out of my moms house and live with my girl, but i don’t know how to do it legally.
    I want to move out of my moms house and live with my girl, but i don’t know how to do it legally.
    17 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 19 hours ago
  • If I spend 50,000 dollars on my debit card for one purchase, will the bank freeze my account?

    Also if i'm depositing 100 grand in one transaction will they investigate me or something?
    Also if i'm depositing 100 grand in one transaction will they investigate me or something?
    20 answers · Personal Finance · 2 days ago
  • Should you pay rent for a room you're not using?

    I'm moving into a new share house however I cannot move in for another 3 weeks but the room is currently vacant. So the people there have asked me to pay just under 3 weeks rent ($300) to "cover" the next three weeks and help subsidise the cost for them (because they're currently paying for all 3... show more
    I'm moving into a new share house however I cannot move in for another 3 weeks but the room is currently vacant. So the people there have asked me to pay just under 3 weeks rent ($300) to "cover" the next three weeks and help subsidise the cost for them (because they're currently paying for all 3 rooms). Is that a reasonable amount?
    35 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 3 days ago
  • Can my landlord legally require me to have my heat set at 65°F or higher at all times if I pay for my heat?

    Best answer: Short answer No; the legal answer is this: Pipes generally only freeze if the weather is below 20 degrees for several consecutive days. Pipes should be insulated. Wisconsin winters are indeed extremely cold; even in New Jersey, I have dealt with frozen pipes but avoided bursts by opening taps. Pipes do not burst... show more
    Best answer: Short answer No; the legal answer is this:

    Pipes generally only freeze if the weather is below 20 degrees for several consecutive days. Pipes should be insulated. Wisconsin winters are indeed extremely cold; even in New Jersey, I have dealt with frozen pipes but avoided bursts by opening taps.

    Pipes do not burst because of ice: they burst because of pressure buildup between the freeze and valves in the house. Even if pipes freeze, opening the taps will release pressure and prevent a burst.

    Maybe you and your landlord can consult a licensed plumber and be reassured this is the case.

    Requiring you to keep the heat on high while the outside temperature is well-above freezing is unreasonable. A landlord cannot require this. You are responsible for damages if you are negligent, and burst pipes can be your responsibility if you are negligent. A few months ago someone posed a question here in which pipes burst when a tenant turned the heat off while leaving the rental for vacation! That would be a tenant's responsibility... but your landlord is being "paranoid,' if that's the right term. (In some cases, damages might be split according to respective responsibility; for example, the landlord could be held partly responsible if they failed to make precautions such as insulating pipes). There was a case in Detroit in which a pipe froze and the frozen water caused a floor collapse on tenants below; it is a serious issue.

    The laws dictating a tenant's responsibility are this: Wis. Stat. 704.07 Repairs; untenantability: 3.a and 3.b are the relevant statutes, regarding damage due to negligence of a tenant: Although not explicitly stated, maintaining a reasonable temperature in freezing weather to prevent pipes from freezing falls under these statutes (these are the statutes cited in several landlord-tenant cases in Wisconsin involving frozen pipes)

    3) Duty of tenant.

    (a) If the premises are damaged, including by an infestation of insects or other pests, due to the acts or inaction of the tenant, the landlord may elect to allow the tenant to remediate or repair the damage and restore the appearance of the premises by redecorating. However, the landlord may elect to undertake the remediation, repair, or redecoration, and in such case the tenant must reimburse the landlord for the reasonable cost thereof; the cost to the landlord is presumed reasonable unless proved otherwise by the tenant. Reasonable costs include any of the following:
    1. Materials provided or labor performed by the landlord.
    2. At a reasonable hourly rate, time the landlord spends doing any of the following:
    a. Purchasing or providing materials.
    b. Supervising an agent of the landlord.
    c. Hiring a 3rd-party contractor.
    (b) Except for residential premises subject to a local housing code, the tenant is also under a duty to keep plumbing, electrical wiring, machinery and equipment furnished with the premises in reasonable working order if repair can be made at cost which is minor in relation to the rent.
    (c) A tenant in a residential tenancy shall comply with a local housing code applicable to the premises.
    15 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 day ago
  • Why do some people buy things on credit?

    14 answers · Credit · 13 hours ago
  • Did you know the lottery tonight of $1 billion is actually $350 million after taxes and everything?

    Best answer: That's if you take it in a lump sum rather than an annuity. Even so, would you turn down a check for $350 million?
    Best answer: That's if you take it in a lump sum rather than an annuity. Even so, would you turn down a check for $350 million?
    13 answers · Personal Finance · 10 hours ago
  • Why people graduate university working minimum wage job?

    Ok so my cousin is depressed that the job market is hard to find he graduate with a bachelor degree and he can't fond a good job ,his working minimum wage but why?
    Ok so my cousin is depressed that the job market is hard to find he graduate with a bachelor degree and he can't fond a good job ,his working minimum wage but why?
    20 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • Do you agree that the saying "the customer is always right" is a crock?

    Best answer: As a retail employee for five years, that slogan is bull $hit.

    ~Aizen
    Best answer: As a retail employee for five years, that slogan is bull $hit.

    ~Aizen
    18 answers · Other - Advertising & Marketing · 1 day ago
  • Asking an employer to reschedule pre-employment exam?

    I am schedule to have an pre-employment physical and drug test tomorrow, but I'm coming down with a cold and I afraid that it might get worse tomorrow since I can't take any medication as I'm afraid that this may lead to any false positive on my result. I really want this job so I don't really want... show more
    I am schedule to have an pre-employment physical and drug test tomorrow, but I'm coming down with a cold and I afraid that it might get worse tomorrow since I can't take any medication as I'm afraid that this may lead to any false positive on my result. I really want this job so I don't really want to leave a bad impression with the employer. If my symptom get worse and I have to reschedule it, would that reflect negatively on me? I don't want my employer thinking that I am faking for any reason.
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 2 days ago
  • I got 10 days notice to evict my room by landlord . I have no where to go . .?

    I didn't pay because I didn't get work by my job , which is by assignments . I'll get paid next month . But my landlord gave me 10 days notice to evict my room. It'll be up in a couple of days then I guess he'll take me to court . I live in Philadelphia, PA. He doesn't want to work it out... show more
    I didn't pay because I didn't get work by my job , which is by assignments . I'll get paid next month . But my landlord gave me 10 days notice to evict my room. It'll be up in a couple of days then I guess he'll take me to court . I live in Philadelphia, PA. He doesn't want to work it out with me . Because there are 2 months that I didn't pay also in the past . I couldn't pay them yet. My intention is to pay all my dues . But it was tough times for me and I'm trying hard. Please let me know what is the situation now? Where am I gonna end up ? I have no place to go and I have no money to pay security deposit in another room and I can't afford moving without a car ... Please tell me if there's anything I can do Thank you
    25 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Can my roommate sublet without my permission?

    My roommate is looking to assign her lease to someone when she moves in a few months. I do not feel comfortable with sharing a house with a complete stranger from craigslist since our bedroom doors do not lock. Our lease states that "any tenants names herein or in the number of tenants occupying the leased... show more
    My roommate is looking to assign her lease to someone when she moves in a few months. I do not feel comfortable with sharing a house with a complete stranger from craigslist since our bedroom doors do not lock. Our lease states that "any tenants names herein or in the number of tenants occupying the leased premises must be pre-approved by the Lessor or Agent in writing and all new tenants must execute a new or revised lease agreement. Lessee shall not assign this lease or sublet premises without first obtaining the written approval of lessor or agent. Any unapproved assignment or sublease will be void. Our names are on the same lease.
    21 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 2 days ago
  • Apartment?

    I was asked "Do you even have your own apartment".. Here's the deal kid... I have a whole lot better than my own apartment. I have a house that most people can't afford. Most people here can't afford a $390,000 house. Most people anywhere where they live, can't afford the kind of a... show more
    I was asked "Do you even have your own apartment".. Here's the deal kid... I have a whole lot better than my own apartment. I have a house that most people can't afford. Most people here can't afford a $390,000 house. Most people anywhere where they live, can't afford the kind of a house that sells here for $390,000, because of how much it would cost there. I had my own apartment when I worked at sheltered workshop. Because I could afford it, because of my productivity. :)
    11 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 8 hours ago
  • Why do so many job applications want your social security number? Is there any way to bypass this when filling out an online application?

    I’ve never had a job before and my parents are greatly demanding that I get one. But my dad explicitly told me that he does not want me giving them my SSN on the applications. I’ve been looking for jobs on indeed.com, but the listings don’t indicate out front whether or not an application requires your SSN, so I’ve... show more
    I’ve never had a job before and my parents are greatly demanding that I get one. But my dad explicitly told me that he does not want me giving them my SSN on the applications. I’ve been looking for jobs on indeed.com, but the listings don’t indicate out front whether or not an application requires your SSN, so I’ve filled out quite a few, only to end up having to hit cancel and wasting my time. I’ve found one job I would really like to apply for, but it requires a SSN. Is there any way I can bypass this on the online application?
    12 answers · Other - Careers & Employment · 1 day ago