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Folks, question: my tenant just found out that her daughter has latex allergies. Her doctor advised her to repaint her apartment. She mentioned this to me twice and I have a hunch she’s angling to have me repaint the apartment for her (she’s on a limited income). Technically, who is responsible for this cost – the landlord or tenant? (The apartment was newly painted about a year and a half ago.)

Thanks

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For the landlords out there… Is it just me, or do the 20-something renters out there seem more indecisive and less courteous than renters in the past? I’ve been showing apartments in the past year to prospective tenants and I cannot remember so many no-shows for appointments, so many applicants who decide upon being notified that their application has been approved and then decide not to rent the place. Perhaps my memory is getting hazy?

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the rent law only allows a rent stabilized tenant to charge 50% of the rent to a roommate.

question : are there any DHCR decisions which allow a furniture surcharge if the roommate agrees to it ? Must be reasonable maybe 10% . i know they allow that in the law for sublets but it does not apply to roommates. Im wondering if it can be added in the roommate agreement. thanks

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This the apartment living room i think is not in bad condition at all.
The pic of the drilling was done after they move out they haven’t clean the dust for about 11 months. After it was done.

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There was also a extra hole in the wall ( from the living room going through to the kitchen throughout the framing wood of the pantry and going to the closet , they did to place the a cable for internet when it was a cable already existing without to let me know that they need to drill.
Probably done when they move and the dust was still there.
I did have to hire some one to clean the APT 2 days work in order to clean the place.

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I have a tenant who just move out after 1 year renting my apartment.
I did a inspection of the apartment and i discover some of the tiles in the kitchen( 3 tiles ) were crack and same in the bathroom (2 tiles) floor and wall.
How can i estimate the cost so i can deduct it from the security deposit .
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Hi guys,

Looking for tenants for two apartments has been an eye-opening experience and I now realize that we do not know what to look for either good or bad.

I suppose we should know what to avoid, more than anything. How do we steer clear of deadbeats that are familiar with working the system. Not concerned with which reports to run (credit, etc) rather what red flags.

Also, what would you guys advise to look FOR in tenants?

Thanks in advance.

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Hi guys,

Need your opinions on a couple of possible tenants.

One has 520 credit, not great income but Dad helps out. Roommate has good credit, good income, stable job. both are mid-20s. Co-signer may be an option but would be half-way across the country.

Others are self-employed with decent credit and documented income.

Which is more risky?

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Does a lease have to be notarized? My tenant has been living in the apartment for 3 years, and we are about to sign a lease renewal for the 2nd time. Is it acceptable for both tenants to sign and initial each page? I realize I do not have a notarized lease and am wondering if that could turn out to be a problem in the future. Thanks for any advice.

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I am the landlord of a 2 bedroom rental in a brownstone. Fully renovated exposed brick walls etc. I have a potential tenant that is a single mom very young 22yrs old. Have No credit history, get paid off book by hair salon. Willing to pay 6 months or full year rent upfront? Would you guys do it? (previous tenant put me through hell).