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(03-21-2020 11:31 AM)the-dream Wrote:  What is a typical security deposit in the USA?

Usually first and last months rent. If your credit is pretty bad, sometimes you have to triple up if they'll rent to you.

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(03-21-2020 11:31 AM)the-dream Wrote:  What is a typical security deposit in the USA?

One month rent has been my experience.

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That's pretty typical in the UK and many parts of Europe too.

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(03-21-2020 11:31 AM)the-dream Wrote:  What is a typical security deposit in the USA?

I charge a month and a half rent for a security deposit and I usually (with some exceptions) require a guarantor if they are under 28. Mommy and daddy usually pays when they worry about little skylar’s credit as well as me taking them to court. I also raised my sublease fee to $900 because it’s a grey area in court where I live when it comes to eviction. I also don’t recommend you rent to males unless you absolutely can’t fill a vacancy because they break shit and are filthy compared to women — unless they were prior military. You want to see your home go to crap real fast, put 3 college male students in there who are majoring in psychology. Have a 50 yrd old man wanting to live in student housing, odds are he is section 8. Got a Chinese kid majoring in physics wanting to live in your apartment -- checkmate, you got lucky. 19 year old girl with mom and dad both lawyers -- next applicant please.

Off course it's illegal to discriminate when choosing a tenant so be smart so you don't get sued. I have to provide written notices to people on why their application was denied.

All the landlord cares about is getting paid and not having his home destroyed.

All I care about is not getting bothered by the tenants because they need something repaired or have a complaint.

The ideal tenant pays their rent on time and never complains. If that happens I won’t raise the rent next year.

You really wont make it in this game if you are in it 50 yrs and bend over backwards for every tenant. Sounds crappy to read this if you pay rent on a home but if you get into real estate as a landlord, you get in to make money not save the world and while one tenant complains everyday, their replacement won't.

And if you want to avoid all this stress and can afford to lose 12%, hire a property manager and let them deal with it.

Sounds shitty but that's how the game is played with student housing. To understand how anything works you need to know what both sides are thinking.

I know you didn't ask all this but I'm in quarantine and I'm bored.
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Hope this helps in a decision making process.
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(03-21-2020 01:46 PM)LINUX Wrote:  
(03-21-2020 11:31 AM)the-dream Wrote:  What is a typical security deposit in the USA?

I charge a month and a half rent for a security deposit and I usually (with some exceptions) require a guarantor if they are under 28. Mommy and daddy usually pays when they worry about little skylar’s credit as well as me taking them to court. I also raised my sublease fee to $900 because it’s a grey area in court where I live when it comes to eviction. I also don’t recommend you rent to males unless you absolutely can’t fill a vacancy because they break shit and are filthy compared to women — unless they were prior military. You want to see your home go to crap real fast, put 3 college male students in there who are majoring in psychology. Have a 50 yrd old man wanting to live in student housing, odds are he is section 8. Got a Chinese kid majoring in physics wanting to live in your apartment -- checkmate, you got lucky. 19 year old girl with mom and dad both lawyers -- next applicant please.

Off course it's illegal to discriminate when choosing a tenant so be smart so you don't get sued. I have to provide written notices to people on why their application was denied.

All the landlord cares about is getting paid and not having his home destroyed.

All I care about is not getting bothered by the tenants because they need something repaired or have a complaint.

The ideal tenant pays their rent on time and never complains. If that happens I won’t raise the rent next year.

You really wont make it in this game if you are in it 50 yrs and bend over backwards for every tenant. Sounds crappy to read this if you pay rent on a home but if you get into real estate as a landlord, you get in to make money not save the world and while one tenant complains everyday, their replacement won't.

And if you want to avoid all this stress and can afford to lose 12%, hire a property manager and let them deal with it.

Sounds shitty but that's how the game is played with student housing. To understand how anything works you need to know what both sides are thinking.

I know you didn't ask all this but I'm in quarantine and I'm bored.

I do not find women to be generally better than men when it comes to hygiene. From my experience, it has to do more with IQ and laziness.

The way you discriminate against your fellow men, tells me that you have forgotten to which camp you belong. You will get sued sooner or later based on discrimination, the way you handle things.
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^How many buildings do you run and how much experience do you have as a landlord or property manager?

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I’ve been renting my condo out to a fellow RVF member who came to Canada during the oil sands boom. I haven’t upped his rent in over four years because he always pays on time and has taken care of some minor repairs while I’m out of the country or working away, he’s pretty handy too so has done a few repairs himself like changing a kitchen sink faucet. I also rented my condo out through a property manager who took 10% and that was a good experience too, my only issues have been with the condo board, once I sell I’ll likely never live in a condo again.

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(03-21-2020 11:31 AM)the-dream Wrote:  What is a typical security deposit in the USA?

Difficult to generalize. The US laws vary by state and locality.

On the coasts where there is heavy regulation, there is usually a one month security deposit. In Texas, we rarely have to pay security deposits of any size. At most, if you are low income or bad credit, maybe $300. They throw flat screen TVs at us and a month of free rent to get into a place and most of the rentals are luxury apartments by comparison to the East Coast... it's a difference experience from the East Coast by a huge margin where renting is much harder.

In places like DC or Baltimore, it'll be one month's rent. NYC, you usually have to pay 3x rent to get into a place due to brokers fees. It's like that in Miami also. By far the worst place I have ever rented was NYC, it's so hard to find a decent place and its my biggest deterrent to living there. I wouldn't want to be a landlord there either due to all the laws.

Texas is the most vibrant real estate market in the country so if you're looking to get into real estate, this is the place to be (even with Corona recession).
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(03-22-2020 01:20 PM)FullThrottleTX Wrote:  
(03-21-2020 11:31 AM)the-dream Wrote:  What is a typical security deposit in the USA?

Difficult to generalize. The US laws vary by state and locality.

On the coasts where there is heavy regulation, there is usually a one month security deposit. In Texas, we rarely have to pay security deposits of any size. At most, if you are low income or bad credit, maybe $300. They throw flat screen TVs at us and a month of free rent to get into a place and most of the rentals are luxury apartments by comparison to the East Coast... it's a difference experience from the East Coast by a huge margin where renting is much harder.

In places like DC or Baltimore, it'll be one month's rent. NYC, you usually have to pay 3x rent to get into a place due to brokers fees. It's like that in Miami also. By far the worst place I have ever rented was NYC, it's so hard to find a decent place and its my biggest deterrent to living there. I wouldn't want to be a landlord there either due to all the laws.

Texas is the most vibrant real estate market in the country so if you're looking to get into real estate, this is the place to be (even with Corona recession).

Good insights here. Also amidst the pandemic, NYC seems like one of the last places anyone would want to be.
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Pets, was the previous owner a cat lady?
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Similar, it was a meth lab

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(03-23-2020 12:29 PM)eradicator Wrote:  Similar, it was a meth lab

Stop denigrating my house! It wasn't a meth lab... it was a crack house.

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Still on the same level as a woman with 50 cats

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(03-23-2020 12:35 PM)eradicator Wrote:  Still on the same level as a woman with 50 cats

IDK....

Crack House > Meth Lab > Cat lady with 50 felines.


Cat piss/spray is on smell you seemingly can't get out of anything.

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(02-15-2020 12:26 AM)Leonard D Neubache Wrote:  The reality is that the only thing protecting the degenerates is the government. We talk about "law and order" but that's a trite concept when your government is Lawful-Evil rather than Lawful-Good in order to put it in a blunt albeit nerdy way.
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I don't think your credit will be damaged if you break your lease. I am a landlord and I can tell you that it's a complete pain in the rear to damage someone's credit if they mess up your property.

I have strict rules against pets, and I had a tenant sneak in a cat which destroyed multiple rooms in the house with cat piss. It cost me over 10 grand to repair everything to get it ready for a new tenant.
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Quote: Cat piss/spray is on smell you seemingly can't get out of anything.

There are enzymatic cleaners that do work but if there’s too much old urine soaked in I think you probably need to get a flush cut circular saw and have remove all the flooring including the subfloor. Trying to clean the carpet only makes it soak further into the wooden subfloor. All pissed-on carpet and padding must be tossed.

Shellac is a decent vapor barrier so the cheapest option after removing the carpet might be several treatments of enzymatic cleaner on the subfloor and then a coating of shellac once dry.

Wall-to-wall carpeting is disgusting generally in my opinion. If you’ve ever removed it, you know it’s just awful and full of dust, mites, etc.

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(03-23-2020 02:32 PM)RexImperator Wrote:  
Quote: Cat piss/spray is on smell you seemingly can't get out of anything.

There are enzymatic cleaners that do work but if there’s too much old urine soaked in I think you probably need to get a flush cut circular saw and have remove all the flooring including the subfloor. Trying to clean the carpet only makes it soak further into the wooden subfloor. All pissed-on carpet and padding must be tossed.

Shellac is a decent vapor barrier so the cheapest option after removing the carpet might be several treatments of enzymatic cleaner on the subfloor and then a coating of shellac once dry.

Wall-to-wall carpeting is disgusting generally in my opinion. If you’ve ever removed it, you know it’s just awful and full of dust, mites, etc.

This is right on, although I wouldn't mess with subfloor in a rental. If you have the time you might consider doing the work yourself. You could even pitch him an upgrade like wood, laminate or LVP. All you need to install LVP is a razor knife, measuring tape, speed square and rubber mallet, although if it isn't under the baseboards you'd need to either raise them up or install something like a quarter round trim. Anything other than carpet would make a good barrier for odor as well, could probably skip the BIN. I helped a buddy with no construction experience get started on LVP once and then he and his wife banged out something like 500 sq ft in a weekend.

Carpet is supposed to be pretty easy to install also, although in 15+ yrs construction I've never installed any, stuff is gross. Any carpet I ripped up got replaced with wood or tile, including one in a house I rented for a few years that I did for a month of free rent + materials.
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(03-20-2020 04:55 PM)Roosh Wrote:  So today I made one last-ditch effort to salvage my mountain home. I called a flooring contractor and got my own estimate for odor removal and carpet replacement. I forwarded the estimate to the landlord stating that I would pay for the repair and deduct the cost from my rent if they authorize me to do so in writing (including contractor overages). If they say no to this, I'm out. If this goes to court, I think a judge would look upon my actions favorably that I did try to make it work.

The landlord didn't accept my offer. The repair cost was 2 months rent with 10 months left on the lease. I really don't understand their thinking. It's like an inverted business sense. So I will move out, and very quickly to beat any potential national quarantine.

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Now how is the guy supposed to get another renter in there? He's gambling on the fact that things might settle down soon.

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I do think that God wants you to be with your family now. If true, quarantine will come.

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You might consider signing another lease before the landlord has a chance to ding your credit report with an eviction. Not saying he will or even can, but something to consider.
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(03-23-2020 08:07 PM)Lace em up Wrote:  You might consider signing another lease before the landlord has a chance to ding your credit report with an eviction. Not saying he will or even can, but something to consider.

After this experience, I don't want to ever rent again. I'll buy 1/2 acre of land and build a shack.

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Stay strong Roosh! Lots of hustle for you in the next days.

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(03-23-2020 08:07 PM)Lace em up Wrote:  You might consider signing another lease before the landlord has a chance to ding your credit report with an eviction. Not saying he will or even can, but something to consider.

That's exactly my thought

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