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Old 05-05-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Hello! We are in the process of trying to buy a home in the area and want to make sure that the home we currently live in will get rented so we are not paying double mortgage/rent. Does anyone know how easy it is to get a home rented in the Five Forks area? We really want to put an offer in on a home but breaking our lease could result in a penalty of paying rent every month until our lease is up. The house is nice though-decent neighborhood, updated, big fenced yard. Just wondering what the market is like for renting in this area. Thoughts?
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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From what I have seen in Simpsonville, the home rental market seems to moving pretty good right now. Most of the rentals in my neighborhood are occupied.

Even if there is a renter ready to move into your current house, would you not still be breaking your lease? The landlord has to do a back ground check, get the place ready for the new tenants, etc.. That costs money and is an inconvenience for the landlord, that's why they like one year leases. Unless your lease states otherwise, you are normally not allowed to sub-lease.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:17 AM
 
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From what I have seen in Simpsonville, the home rental market seems to moving pretty good right now. Most of the rentals in my neighborhood are occupied.

Even if there is a renter ready to move into your current house, would you not still be breaking your lease? The landlord has to do a back ground check, get the place ready for the new tenants, etc.. That costs money and is an inconvenience for the landlord, that's why they like one year leases. Unless your lease states otherwise, you are normally not allowed to sub-lease.
Yes, we would be breaking our lease and losing ALL of our security deposit. However, we rent through a major company. I spoke with them and they said we are welcome to help get it rented but if it isn't rented then we are stuck paying every month it is unoccupied. Since it is such a major company and we are paying a lot more in rent than the house is worth I don't have "guilt" over the inconvenience to them, let alone the fact that we are very good tenants, the house is in excellent shape and there is no way they will be spending as much as our security deposit is worth to get it move in ready again (not to mention they wouldn't fix half the stuff that was wrong when we moved in).
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Old 05-07-2014, 12:25 PM
 
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That's great that they will work with you. You will need to advertise it and the renter will have to pass background checks etc... But it's doable.
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Old 05-07-2014, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Can you tell me who you rent through? My husband has relocated to Greenville for work, and once the school year is over (I am a teacher) I will be following. We have a short term lease at an apartment but are looking for a house to rent in August or September when our lease is up. Or you can PM me information on your house
I actually just joined the forum specifically to try and find good real estate companies to rent through, or good neighborhoods to look for rentals in!
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