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October 3, 2012

Chris asks…

I want to relocate to Atlanta from NYC so bad but I’m so afraid?

i’m so sick of NYC. the crowdedness, rudeness, people on top of people, NOISE, the “no pets” clauses in leases & it’s soooo expensive to live here. you make good money in NY but spend 90% of it living here. cant find a nice apt without spending an arm, leg & first born & then you gotta have “good credit” or you get denied. That’s MY experience. i was in atlanta in 2004. had a very nice apt, reasonable rent, quiet, amenities, DOGS ALLOWED & i got the apt with the same credit i have in NYC. i moved there for career reasons, at the last minute, i wasn’t preapred, things didnt work & i came back to NY. after 3-4 months i regretted it. i want to go back but i am SO AFRAID bcz all of my family/friends are here, i know no one in atlanta & i’m afraid i’ll miss my loved ones so much i’ll fall into a deep depression & will cry all the time. but i cant stop thinking about atlanta & how nice & quiet it was when i went in 2004. i dont know how to get over my fears but i’d really like to leave NYC.
also, when i was out there before, after 2 months i cried every day bcz i missed my family. since i’ve been back though, family “relationships” have been strained and there’s been more drama, i hardly go around my family now. but my MOM. i will miss her & i feel like i am doing wrong if i relocate to another state so far away from her & i’m afraid i’ll cry like crazy & wont be able to get thru it. i’d like her to go with me but she doesnt want to leave NYC (not now anywayz). can anyone talk to me and give me their views, experiences or advice? i think about relocating to atlanta more & more each day.

Administrator answers:

You’ve got to do what makes you happy.

Nancy asks…

Apartment Security Deposit Question?

Brother moved into an apt June 1. 1 yr lease. Gave June rent & 1 month security. About mid-June the landlord stated he’d lost the sec. deposit check in his laundry. Check was not yet cashed so it was cancelled and replaced. Clearly labeled “Replacement for lost Sec. Deposit check #_”.

Early this month (July) my brother was late with his rent. Landlord is mad. He paid but was then told that sec. check bounced. Landlord gets madder. Turns out two bank transfers occured in June draining the account. Don’t think the landlord did it but I’m pretty sure he lost the check on the street not in the laundry. Anyway, the account was closed and the bank is looking into it.

But…landlord keeps harassing my brother. Claims he needs that money to pay bills. Brother told him that NYC Rent Guidelines say a dep. can’t be used for that; has to go into it’s own account and just sit. Should he make him wait until the bank investigates and refunds or does the landlord have cause to try and evict.

Administrator answers:

Trouble is right

David asks…

Can a land lord of a co-op apt you live in demand more money from you if you want to move someone else in?

Having a situation with my landlord where he is requesting an additional 30% rent per month for having my fiance live in the apartment with me. The lease is under my fathers name, who also lives here. My question is, does the landlord have the right to take this additional 30%? It’s a NYC apt and we don’t own it but my father lived here for 25+ years and the landlord only bought the apt (while he was living in it) about 2 years ago when they turned the entire building co-op, what are my rights as a tenant?

Administrator answers:

READ YOUR RENTAL AGREEMENT.

When I was an apartment manager our rental agreement stated that the rent would go up $100 per person after the original rental agreement had been signed. Any additional persons had to pass a credit check also.

Sandy asks…

Landlord wont return security deposit in NYC?

rented an apt for 4 years.Paid rent on time monthly, not noisy, no crowds. Gave landlord 2 months advance that i was moving. Cleaned the apt., did a walk through with his son who signed a letter I wrote stating apt. was left clean and no damages. The landlord is giving me excuses as to why he does not have my money-he will be out of town, someone stole his identity, etc. I sent a certified letter and will fax a letter to the attorney general . He is a principal of a NYC school. I want to go there and hold a sign up stating he stiffed me on my security. I am not giving up without a fight and I will go to court. My question is if I win in court, i heard its difficult to

Administrator answers:

Attorney general? LOL

YOU have to sue him in small claims. No attorneys. Certainly not the AG (I cna barely contain myself, that is just too funny!).

You will win this in court, as long as you do not break any laws trying to do it. Going to his place of employment will not only loose your case, it could award you with some time behind bars. That is another really bad idea.

Maria asks…

How do you know when its time for you to make a major change?

I lived in NYC all my life. But even as a teenager I wanted to live in another state. I lived in NJ for 15 yrs. & loved it but came back to NY bcz I found a really nice apt & lived there for 7 yrs, moved out due to ridiculous rent increases & havent been able to find a nice reasonable place to live since 2001. I’m finding myself hating alot about NY, I dont go out to socialize in NY bcz I get aggravated with the trains, buses and crowds of people everywhere, also the noise & other things & I’m constantly thinking about leaving NY to go south but everything I know & love is here in NY. But I cant stop thinking about the south & how nice it is out there. Apts are quieter & cleaner, rents more reasonable & I can have a dog. I’d also like to live away from my family to start a new life on my own. NY is a great city but I’ve been here all my life & I’m not feeling it so much here anymore.

Does this mean its time for me to make a change? Or am I just being miserable?

In other words,

Administrator answers:

When you make up your mind to make a the change give yourself a month and then do it. Also apartments in small cities are not always that great, look into it more.

If you want to do it make a plan, find a place to live, get a job there and then go and do it. Planing helps you feel like it isn’t on a whim.

Good luck.

Joseph asks…

NYC worth it or not, your thoughts?

I really want to move there, have for years. I’ve been there a number of times, and I never want to leave.

Even if I have to live in a 2 bedroom apt with 4 roommates.
The more roommates the cheaper the rent right?

But then I hear that New York Taxes are really high, could someone please give me an example? Like how much they would take out of a paycheck and such.

Should I pay off my credit cards before I go? I owe 4k all together, but what if I just moved there and continued making the min payments?

I’m 26 living with parents.. I’m moving out this summer for sure. I’ve wanted to move to NYC for years, and I feel like if I don’t do it this summer, then it’s never going to happen.. Because If I get an apartment here I’ll never be able to save up..

What other expenses would I be facing in NYC besides Shelter, food, and transportation? I won’t be bringing a car.

Please give me all the advice you can, I really need all the help I can get.. I have a huge decision to make.

Thank you in advance!

PS: I’ll be looking for a second job this week, to help pay down debt and save up.

PS: I’m single and have no kids.

Administrator answers:

I have never been to NYC, granted, like you, I have always wanted to go. Now, you need to make sure you want to live there if you do happen to start living there. I hear once you go to New York, some people get really tired of the busy life of New York.

But, I want to go there and live there for a while. It seems nice. :)

Michael asks…

NYC worth it or not, your thoughts?

I really want to move there, have for years. I’ve been there a number of times, and I never want to leave.

Even if I have to live in a 2 bedroom apt with 4 roommates.
The more roommates the cheaper the rent right?

But then I hear that New York Taxes are really high, could someone please give me an example? Like how much they would take out of a paycheck and such.

Should I pay off my credit cards before I go? I owe 4k all together, but what if I just moved there and continued making the min payments?

I’m 26 living with parents.. I’m moving out this summer for sure. I’ve wanted to move to NYC for years, and I feel like if I don’t do it this summer, then it’s never going to happen.. Because If I get an apartment here I’ll never be able to save up..

What other expenses would I be facing in NYC besides Shelt

Administrator answers:

It depend on how much you make a month and if you are single. NYC is a nice place. And diverse in culture and language.

Linda asks…

Can my elderly mom get Nyc Section 8?

My mom lives in a pretty run down apartment in Nyc….Her landlord wants her to move out(apt not safe) and move into another apartment within the same building, however, the rent is more and totally way too expensive for my mom to afford on her fixed income of less than 800.00 per month…The landlord will accept section 8 for the other apartment! is it just a matter of applying for section 8,explaining that the apt she lives in now is in poor condition ans she needs to move..and then it is a done deal? How do you think this particular situation will work? tHANKS IN ADVANCE for all answers! :)

Administrator answers:

Go online and contact HUD, there is an application she can fill out.

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