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August 21, 2013

Charles asks…

Once you put down the damage deposite can you change your mind about renting a place?

If you get accepted for an apartment and change your mind about renting the suite will the damage deposte be refunded to you? Or do they have the right to keep it?

Administrator answers:

To me, if you rent my place and sign my lease and then give me a deposit, you are legally bound to move in. If you change your mind, I will keep your deposit and my lease states what it will cost you to not move in. You do realize that once an ad is canceled because an apartment is rented, it takes time to put the ad back in the paper and then you know there are certain times when having an ad in the paper gets more bites on people that want to rent. Once you sign, people are turned away and all this costs the landlord money and you caused the problem. The landlord should have some consideration for his money lost…and that is your deposit. Didn’t you sign a lease? Read it.

Michael asks…

How can I, as a teenager, make money fast?

I am very young, around thirteen, and I need to make $100 so I can rent a French Horn from my school when I reach 8th grade, which is in August. My parents are in a tight financial spot so I need to raise the money myself so I can rent it for both semesters. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Administrator answers:

*** g 1/10 Live a Simple, Balanced Life ***
CAN YOU CREATE WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME?
Here are some suggestions that might help in some parts of the world during an unemployment crisis:
? House-sitting (when people are away on business or on vacation and want their home to be looked after)
? Cleaning: stores; offices; homes and apartments after construction, after fires, after people move out; housework (in homes of others); windows (business and domestic)
? Repairs: bicycles; appliances of all kinds (libraries contain easy-to-follow “How to . . .” books on repairs)
? Handyman jobs: siding houses; building cabinets, doors, porches; painting; fencing; roofing
? Farmwork: planting crops, picking fruit, harvesting
? Interior landscaping and plant care at: offices, banks, lobbies, shopping plazas, and atriums
? Property management: janitor, superintendent (sometimes includes free living quarters)
? Carpet and laminate wood floor installation, cleaning
? Newspaper routes (adults and children) and other delivery services: ads, bills for municipalities
? Moving, storage
? Landscaping, tree trimming, lawn care, woodcutting
? School-bus driver
? Photography (portraits and public events)
? Selling bait to fishermen
? Swap work: barter car repairs for electrical work, sewing for plumbing
OPTIONS FOR CREATING WORK AT HOME
Study the needs in your neighborhood. Ask neighbors. Use initiative.
? Babysitting, child care
? Selling homegrown vegetables or flowers; juice drinks
? Sewing, altering, and repairing clothing
? Piecework for manufacturers
? Baking and food preparation
? Quilting, crocheting, knitting; making macramé, pottery; other crafts
? Upholstering
? Bookkeeping, typing, home computer services
? Telephone answering service
? Hairdressing
? Taking in boarders
? Addressing and filling envelopes for advertisers
? Washing and waxing cars (customer brings car to your home)
? Pet grooming and exercising
? Lock repair and key making (workshop at home)
Note: For much of the work mentioned above, ads can be placed free of charge or at low cost in weekend shopping flyers or on supermarket notice boards.

Daniel asks…

How does renting an apartment work?

so if the ad says ” 300 per week for a 2 bedroom apartment” does that mean the two people staying there pay 150 each?

thanks

Administrator answers:

It means the rent is $300 per week. Whoever rents the apartment has to pay it. That’s the total for the week, whether it’s one person actually in the apartment or 10. But, there are limits as to how many can cram into an apartment. Chinese are experts at this and could easily fit 50 people into a two-bedroom apartment.

James asks…

Tips for renting an apartment for the first time?

Me and my fiance are going to start looking for apartments this summer. This will be our first time doing this.Is there any tips anyone could give us to make apartment hunting somewhat less stressful. Thank you : )

Administrator answers:

* August-September is the worst time to look since many college students flood the rental market. May-June is a better time to take over students’ lease or sublet.
* Internet is good for research, but drive around the neighborhood you actually want to live-in. “For Rent” signs sometimes have the best deals. Rent.com and Apartments.com often specialize only in large suburban or high rise properties.
* Call while in front of the property. You may be able to view the property immediately and you’ll have sense of the neighborhood instead of blindly calling ads.
* Depending on your budget, concentrate on close-in neighborhoods. You’ll have plenty of time to die in the outskirts and suburbs later in life.
* If you’re looking in a high-demand neighborhood, carry cash or checkbook with you and all the information you need for an application. You may need to immediately place a deposit and complete an application.
* Since you’re first-time renters, you will probably need to pay a higher security deposit and have someone cosign with you. Swallow your pride and have your cosigner join you while applying. You cosigner’s presence will let the landlord know that the cosigner is real and involved.
* You get what you see. Walk-through the unit BEFORE signing the lease, paying rent, and obtaining keys. Take plenty of pictures and always write-up a detailed condition report to the landlord upon move-in.

Good Luck!

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