A tenant is someone who rents a property from a landlord or property owner. The tenant pays rent to the property owner, in exchange for living in or using the property. The terms of the rental are usually defined by a lease. Learn more here abotu what it means to be a tenant and what it involved in renting or leasing property.
What can I do if my landlord doesn’t return my security deposit? My landlord sold the unit after condo deconversion but never gave the deposit back to me. Q: I am a tenant in a building that was recently deconverted from condos to apartments. Prior to the deconversion, I had rented the condo from the [...]
A landlord wants to place a lien on a property, but the property isn’t owned by the debtor yet. He will inherit it at some point in the future. What can the landlord do? Q: I have an interesting scenario that is a unlike any other that I can find described online. I have won [...]
Handling tax issues with a rent-to-own home can cause some tension between the landlord and tenant. You’ll want to have all the details before you make your next move. Q: I’ve been renting-to-own a home for a little over a year now. The owner of the home told me he would continue to pay the [...]
Are we now living in a Landlord Nation? If you look at who owns rental property in America, you might think that more people are renting than are owners, although that isn't the case. In addition to our primary residence, we own one and a half rental properties. That is, we own one by ourselves [...]
When you live in a home owned by a family member, transferring the home title from owner to tenant can be complicated. Just because you've been living in a home for an extended period of time and paying the expenses (as in this case), that doesn't make you the homeowner. Q: How do we get the [...]
Most of us are familiar with the saying, “There’s no place like home.” Unfortunately, unforeseen incidents, such as fire or water damage, can quickly turn your home upside down. While most homeowners have insurance to cover them in case issues arise, many renters don’t believe they need insurance. Every day, I hear from people who [...]
The housing market crash has left many homeowners stuck in their homes, unable to sell or relocate. Without any equity and an underwater mortgage, these homeowners have been desperately searching for relief. Recently, several companies have been seen advertising what seems like a potential lifesaver for these folks. If you are stuck in your home, but want or [...]