Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Renter Rights,NC http://www.zillow.com/advice/NC/rentals-renter-rights/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate what rights does a tenant have if paying rent and landlord has not been paying the mortgage? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-rights-does-a-tenant-have-if-paying-rent-and-landlord-has-not-been-paying-the-mortgage/554193/ I have been renting a home in Charlotte, NC since February 2013. Found out last minth that the owner who now lives in florida has not been paying the rent since January of this year. She stated she is requesting a loan modification. Just got another letter sent to the house from a law firm that the house will be going in foreclosure. What can i do to protect my family and myself?<br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:34:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/what-rights-does-a-tenant-have-if-paying-rent-and-landlord-has-not-been-paying-the-mortgage/554193/ 2014-08-11T13:34:00Z how do I know I'm renting a home for sure ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-know-I%27m-renting-a-home-for-sure/552719/ Iam trying to rent a home I emailed my information to the home owner from this web site and he got back to me and said that he/she was at the UK and she would rent me her home but I needed to give her the application and send her the security deposit via money pak and she would sent the house key and lease forms via FedEx I want to know if this is possible could I get scamed ?<br \><br \>3 replies Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-know-I%27m-renting-a-home-for-sure/552719/ 2014-08-02T11:19:00Z Are landlords legally required to provide window screens in rental homes? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-landlords-legally-required-to-provide-window-screens-in-rental-homes/550223/ I rent a home with no window screens. I have 3 very small children so not having screens poses a safety threat for them. Additionally, we have bees/wasps entering the home and I am allergic which poses a medical concern as well.<br/><br/>We have contacted the property manager who reached out to the landlord on our behalf. He turned down the request and they informed us once they reach out to the landlord regarding something specific (and he/she says no) they are not permitted to ask again.<br/><br/>We are unsure what to do and our lease is not up for 18 months. We cannot remain in this house when it is not safe, but are at a loss for resolution. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks.<br \><br \>3 replies Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-landlords-legally-required-to-provide-window-screens-in-rental-homes/550223/ 2014-07-18T20:48:00Z Can I sue the realty company/landlord for false advertsing about heat pump?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-sue-the-realty-company-landlord-for-false-advertsing-about-heat-pump/533260/ We moved into this property 2 months ago, since then we are having a lot issues with the house and nobody care/ fixed anything, we sent email, phone call, videos, pictures.... etc..... <br/>This issues include leak under the bathroom floor making the toilette sink, when rain the back door at living room begin get a lot of water come inside the house, our bedroom when rain have the same situation from run water into window inside, bad mold at kitchen cabinets&nbsp; ....<br/>and after all this problems we just have a electric bill from 5.636kw last month and we are already waiting fro the high bill this month again....<br/>When we rented this place we have saying we have "heat pump" and all system was cleaned.... after this high bill, we paid for a heat company to come here and look and they just figure out and told us we don't have heat pump (we have heat strips) and everything is Mal functioning, include our home thermostat is old and broke... <br/><br/>What can I do for sue this company/landlord?<br/>They have to pay me all back rents with per-rated rent?<br/>also they have to help me pay me the high electric bill since we are false advertising ?<br/>Any help will be appreciate.<br \><br \>6 replies Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-sue-the-realty-company-landlord-for-false-advertsing-about-heat-pump/533260/ 2014-03-21T19:28:00Z When renting a home on zillow are you required to pass credit checks even if you are on section 8 ? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-renting-a-home-on-zillow-are-you-required-to-pass-credit-checks-even-if-you-are-on-section-8/537442/ Also is the deposit firm or can it be negotiable (in payments)<br \><br \>4 replies Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/When-renting-a-home-on-zillow-are-you-required-to-pass-credit-checks-even-if-you-are-on-section-8/537442/ 2014-04-22T04:13:00Z Does the mortgage co-signer have any say and rights to renting out the house? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-the-mortgage-co-signer-have-any-say-and-rights-to-renting-out-the-house/532057/ going through a divorce and the co signer wants to know every single detail and anything money wise about the rental agreement the rent charged, EVERYTHING. as the primary I'm the one paying for all utilities, insurance and full mortgage so does the co signer have to be involved?<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Does-the-mortgage-co-signer-have-any-say-and-rights-to-renting-out-the-house/532057/ 2014-03-12T19:11:00Z (Moved): how do I list a property for rent or sale? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-how-do-I-list-a-property-for-rent-or-sale/525365/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-list-a-property-for-rent-or-sale/525364/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-do-I-list-a-property-for-rent-or-sale/525364/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 22 Jan 2014 01:47:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-how-do-I-list-a-property-for-rent-or-sale/525365/ 2014-01-22T01:47:00Z How can I get in touch with the person who buys the forclosed home I am renting now. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-in-touch-with-the-person-who-buys-the-forclosed-home-I-am-renting-now/522951/ 2 replies Wed, 01 Jan 2014 03:49:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-get-in-touch-with-the-person-who-buys-the-forclosed-home-I-am-renting-now/522951/ 2014-01-01T03:49:00Z how can I update information you have posted on my property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-update-information-you-have-posted-on-my-property/519558/ my house is located at 5059 Roy C Stallings Jr St. Hope Mills NC 28648, it is a 5Br, 3 Full Baths, double car garage, privacy fence on back yard, fire place, ceiling fans throughout, formal dinning, eat in kitchen, large living room, hardwood floors in master, hallways, living room, foyer and formal dinning room. prefer&nbsp;Military for 1/2/3 year lease. &nbsp;please make the corrections soonest, it is in the market "For Rent" and the erroneous information is hurting my prospects for renters. please contact me at <a href="mailto:joel.tejedagarcia@socso.southcom.mil" rel="nofollow">joel.tejedagarcia@socso.southcom.mil</a> 910 229-8588 for more accurate information. thanks in advance<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 20 Nov 2013 04:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-can-I-update-information-you-have-posted-on-my-property/519558/ 2013-11-20T04:48:00Z LAWS ABOUT PORTABLE SHED ON RENTAL PROPERTY? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/LAWS-ABOUT-PORTABLE-SHED-ON-RENTAL-PROPERTY/514764/ I recently rented my first house out and am a little confused. I have a portable rubber maid shed on the property that is not bolted into the ground at all. I have some items in it with a lock on it. The shed wasnt discussed in the rental agreement and the tenant is emailing the rental company i am going through saying that she wants the lock off because she has filled the garage and needs more space. I myself have no place to put the stuff in the shed and i dont plan on doing any longer then a year lease. Since it wasnt discussed and i will be moving back in after the year is up I did not think there would be a problem with keeping the shed with my stuff locked. Its in the corner of the yard not in the way of anything. Now the tenant is complaining that she had to rent a storage unit and its $75 and she wants $75 off the rent because of it. Im not sure what to do and im hoping legally this is in my favor because since it wasnt discussed and its not in the lease agreement i dont think i should have to take the lock off. If i have to take the lock off and move my stuff obviously i will but i just wanted some advice because im really not sure where this is going to go. Thanks!<br \><br \>6 replies Thu, 10 Oct 2013 01:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/LAWS-ABOUT-PORTABLE-SHED-ON-RENTAL-PROPERTY/514764/ 2013-10-10T01:08:00Z are single pane windows illegal in north Carolina in rental property? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-single-pane-windows-illegal-in-north-Carolina-in-rental-property/513020/ 5 replies Thu, 26 Sep 2013 18:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/are-single-pane-windows-illegal-in-north-Carolina-in-rental-property/513020/ 2013-09-26T18:08:00Z Can I get my wife evicted from my apartment ?plz tell me what the name of the code to evict her http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-my-wife-evicted-from-my-apartment-plz-tell-me-what-the-name-of-the-code-to-evict-her/498231/ on Jan 2013 me and my wife signed our apartment lease,I provided the letter from my employer stating my wages in order to get the apartment i paid 700$ security deposit and first month rent, we weren't married back then on Feb the 4th we got married, now we are in separation because she cheated on me, now she moved in her boyfriend to my apartment and tried to remove my name from lease and she couldn't as leasing office notified me,I have a proof of this man change of address to my apartment she sent me a picture of his change of address to provoke me,I called the leasing office they said they can't prove someone is living there and they can't remove my wifes name from lease unless she agree to. this man is officially living in my apt how can I evict them that he is not authorized occupant<br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 21 Jun 2013 02:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-I-get-my-wife-evicted-from-my-apartment-plz-tell-me-what-the-name-of-the-code-to-evict-her/498231/ 2013-06-21T02:19:00Z Getting our security deposit back. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Getting-our-security-deposit-back/482001/ The owners of our rental home are struggling financially. &nbsp; They are planning to move to another state in the next couple of months. &nbsp;We are afraid that when we move out this summer they will not repay our security deposit.<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 09 Mar 2013 02:17:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Getting-our-security-deposit-back/482001/ 2013-03-09T02:17:00Z How high does your credit score need to be to rent? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-high-does-your-credit-score-need-to-be-to-rent/481297/ 5 replies Mon, 04 Mar 2013 22:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-high-does-your-credit-score-need-to-be-to-rent/481297/ 2013-03-04T22:27:00Z Renter of a home going for a foreclosure http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renter-of-a-home-going-for-a-foreclosure/471335/ I'm on a month to month lease on a home that is going in for foreclosure auction in 2 weeks. I have a 6 month old and I'm quite scared whats going to happen. So below are my questions -<br/><br/>1. How much of notice time will I get since I'm on a month to month lease?<br/>2. Who do I pay the rent after the foreclosure auction?<br/>3. Should I ask my current owner not to debit the monthly rent after foreclosure. My rent gets automatically debited from my bank account every month.<br/><br/>Please help.<br/><br/>Thanks you.<br \><br \>2 replies Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:42:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Renter-of-a-home-going-for-a-foreclosure/471335/ 2012-12-14T22:42:00Z Who should I contact to do a credit and background search for a prospective renter? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-should-I-contact-to-do-a-credit-and-background-search-for-a-prospective-renter/450662/ 3 replies Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Who-should-I-contact-to-do-a-credit-and-background-search-for-a-prospective-renter/450662/ 2012-07-11T22:54:00Z I inquired about a rental on 207 E. Aycock St Raleigh, NC but it was a scam listing. http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-inquired-about-a-rental-on-207-E-Aycock-St-Raleigh-NC-but-it-was-a-scam-listing/448010/ When I went back to report it the listing was taken down. The email came from <a href="mailto:goodhomegoodhome54@yahoo.com" rel="nofollow">goodhomegoodhome54@yahoo.com</a> and the lister claimed to be Louis Dixon telephone 785-256-0693,<br/>Renters beware!<br \><br \>2 replies Sat, 23 Jun 2012 15:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-inquired-about-a-rental-on-207-E-Aycock-St-Raleigh-NC-but-it-was-a-scam-listing/448010/ 2012-06-23T15:03:00Z Should advertised amenities of a rental property be in working order before they're advertised? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-advertised-amenities-of-a-rental-property-be-in-working-order-before-they%27re-advertised/447242/ <p>A rental home I'm interested in was advertised as having a hot tub. After my rental application was approved, I asked the leasing agent to confirm that the hot tub worked. The day I went in to sign my lease (and on the VERY last page) was a note from the owner indicating the hot tub hadn't been turned on in 2 or 3 years and it would be up to me to get it repaired if I wanted to use it. The agreement is also worded in such a way that if the hot tub breaks (for any reason), I have to pay to fix it. Shouldn't it already be in working order if it was an advertised feature of the home? It would be like advertising a garage, then finding out the garage door doesn't work and being told if I get it fixed I can use it. This seems like misrepresentation. The hot tub was one of the reasons I chose this home over others in the area.<br/>Should the owner be required to repair the hot tub before I move in since it was an advertised feature of the house?</p><br \><br \>4 replies Mon, 18 Jun 2012 03:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Should-advertised-amenities-of-a-rental-property-be-in-working-order-before-they%27re-advertised/447242/ 2012-06-18T03:18:00Z Can landlord adjust rate without written notice after you have paid last months rent after you move http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-landlord-adjust-rate-without-written-notice-after-you-have-paid-last-months-rent-after-you-move/419845/ My lease ended September 17-I gave a 60 day notice that I was to move out by September 30 and paid rent for September. now I'm getting a bill for over $300 saying that the rate changed effective September 18.I was not notified of this verbally or in writing-what are my rights?<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 19 Oct 2011 17:10:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Can-landlord-adjust-rate-without-written-notice-after-you-have-paid-last-months-rent-after-you-move/419845/ 2011-10-19T17:10:00Z Responsible for Energy Bill before move in?? North Carolina http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Responsible-for-Energy-Bill-before-move-in-North-Carolina/414842/ Hey all, quick question.<br/><br/>I signed a lease that started July 1st, 2011, however I TOLD the leasing office numerous times that I would not be in the state of North Carolina and moving in until July 29th, 2011. Upon arrival, I was told that the A/C unit had been left running (75 degrees) in the apartment the whole time.<br/><br/>I don't think I should be responsible for that bill. If management came into the apartment to do an inspection for the previous renter's security deposit, I would expect them to turn off lights that were accidentally left on, or turn off the oven if it were accidentally left on. If they forgot to do such things, THEY should be responsible for such accruing power charges, correct?&nbsp;<br/><br/>Thanks for any info you can provide!<br \><br \>11 replies Fri, 09 Sep 2011 02:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Responsible-for-Energy-Bill-before-move-in-North-Carolina/414842/ 2011-09-09T02:18:00Z