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I am planning on renting a house that already comes furnished. Is there a way i can move around the furniture or buy my own and use those?

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1 minute ago, KenZweifel said:

I am planning on renting a house that already comes furnished. Is there a way i can move around the furniture or buy my own and use those?

Ask the landlord. The answers to your questions depend on how the landlord set up the houses.

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4 hours ago, Parhelion Palou said:

Ask the landlord. The answers to your questions depend on how the landlord set up the houses.

thank you

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The only way you could move that furniture around is if your landlord puts it on "share" -- you can't move or edit other people's objects in SL unless they grant you permissions to do so, and that is rare, it is generally used only for builders who collaborate or perhaps couples, but a landlord wouldn't do it that way.

The problem with putting items in share is that it can open them up to griefing, depending on other factors, whether the group is open, whether other people in that group, even if closed, are trustworthy, as they may be able to do things like return from the sim, bury, or put up in the sky an item meaning that it will seem "lost". They can't take it, but they can just annoy you.  It depends on the group set-up.

Generally, what I do is supply the "share" option on the furniture for awhile while the tenant moves in and moves things around, or perhaps returns some items he doesn't want, then come can take out of share -- because again, you have to be careful with this option because returning things always risks them never arriving back at "Lost & Found" folder.

A lot of rentals have a prim count you get which enables you to put out your own furniture, depending on the set-up, set to the landlord's land group or perhaps you'll make your own group on an island. I think there are probably more rentals unfurnished than not, for the simple reason that tenants often want to decorate themselves, it's one of the fun things of SL. A lot of bargains can be had if you go around to the sales and the group gifts and the 50L gatchas and that is part of the fun for some, too, decorating their place on a shoestring. Or, conversely, going out and spending even a lot of real money on a villa and antiques and such.

So long story short, there are so many options in SL that you should either find an unfurnished place if you want to put in your own stuff, or ask the landlord if he can remove some of his stuff to put in yours. In my rentals, they are either empty or if furnished, they can be removed for a one-time 25L fee, and then people can also swap in things from the warehouse.

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1 hour ago, Prokofy Neva said:

The only way you could move that furniture around is if your landlord puts it on "share" -- you can't move or edit other people's objects in SL unless they grant you permissions to do so, and that is rare, it is generally used only for builders who collaborate or perhaps couples, but a landlord wouldn't do it that way.

The problem with putting items in share is that it can open them up to griefing, depending on other factors, whether the group is open, whether other people in that group, even if closed, are trustworthy, as they may be able to do things like return from the sim, bury, or put up in the sky an item meaning that it will seem "lost". They can't take it, but they can just annoy you.  It depends on the group set-up.

Generally, what I do is supply the "share" option on the furniture for awhile while the tenant moves in and moves things around, or perhaps returns some items he doesn't want, then come can take out of share -- because again, you have to be careful with this option because returning things always risks them never arriving back at "Lost & Found" folder.

A lot of rentals have a prim count you get which enables you to put out your own furniture, depending on the set-up, set to the landlord's land group or perhaps you'll make your own group on an island. I think there are probably more rentals unfurnished than not, for the simple reason that tenants often want to decorate themselves, it's one of the fun things of SL. A lot of bargains can be had if you go around to the sales and the group gifts and the 50L gatchas and that is part of the fun for some, too, decorating their place on a shoestring. Or, conversely, going out and spending even a lot of real money on a villa and antiques and such.

So long story short, there are so many options in SL that you should either find an unfurnished place if you want to put in your own stuff, or ask the landlord if he can remove some of his stuff to put in yours. In my rentals, they are either empty or if furnished, they can be removed for a one-time 25L fee, and then people can also swap in things from the warehouse.

I'm looking for a house to rent that's in a neighborhood.. like you'll have neighbors.. I just need a 1 or 2 bedroom 1bath and I want a kitchen.. do you have any houses for rent that fits what I'm looking for? Or can I drop by and look at the neighborhood to see when any vacancies will open?

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A lot of rentals come with a hud or have a control panel where you can remove all the furniture. You could always ask if that option is available.

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If you want a neighborhood feel, you should pay attention to terms like "community living" and such when browsing offers. Perhaps even some of those so-called family "roleplay" sets might be what you're looking for ... a city feel set with some "make believe we're living here" atmosphere. 

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It’s hard starting a community when people move on with their search because of no neighbors. Neighbors happen once people start renting. I have about 6 tenants now all of whom are on at different times a lot of times but a couple who are on quite often and for long periods of times. I have a town with amenities and fun things to do for the renters to enjoy and bring friends over too, but again, if people move on without renting how does it ever fill up and become a community? I have two renters in particular who want neighbors so bad but how does that happen if people move on because at the time of their search there’s no one around so they move on. I already offer some of the cheapest rentals in hopes it would fill up that way. I don’t necessarily do it to make money, I do it mostly to give people a place to live for cheap, have fun with things to do and bring their friends over to join them in the fun. I’ve just recently added some townhouses within the town itself (most other rentals are on a platform of their own with access to town) but my thought is maybe people would like to actually live in the town itself. And yes Ken, my answer to you was I would remove all or any furniture for you to use your own. I can also make it all movable to be moved around. 

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