Real estate Q&A: My landlord is making it harder to leave lease early. What are my options?
Q: I am moving out of my rental apartment a few months early to move in with my special someone. I gave plenty of notice to my landlord to find a new tenant, and they are not doing anything. Now they are giving me grief about scheduling the moving truck, and I am beginning to regret trying to do it the “right” way. What should I do? — AndresA: It sounds like you are trying your best to make this as easy as you can for your landlord. Instead of trying to work with you to make this early departure better for themselves, your landlord seems to want to punish you a bit for terminating the lease ea...
Real estate Q&A: What can we do about loud, partying neighbors?
Q: We live next door to a house that has recently turned into a busy short-term vacation rental. The guests party to all hours outside in the pool and otherwise misbehave. We tried speaking to the owner and even calling the police. Nothing works. What can we do? — TracyQ: Our neighbors are very loud. They yell and play loud music at all hours. We have asked them to tone it down and complained to the city to no avail. How do we end this torture? — JasmineA: Everyone has the right to enjoy their property, but they do not have the right to do so in a way that stops their neighbors from having the...