Renter’s Advice and Resources


What to Do When Your A.C. Breaks

Lisa Wright

 · Sep 6, 2022

Summer is in full swing, and the temperatures are soaring.

Renters are aware of move-in and move-out inspections, but did you know that your landlord can also conduct rental inspections while you’re still living in their building?

Megan Foukes

 · Aug 11, 2022

Renters are often faced with a number of difficult questions, especially when it comes to distinguishing their duties as tenants from the obligations of their landlord.

Lisa Wright

 · Jun 9, 2022

Windows keep your home’s interior temperature comfortable and help regulate the amount of natural light that passes into it.

Bonface Landi

 · Oct 19, 2021

Construction crews can create a lot of hassles in apartment buildings, from noise and interruptions to damages and worse. And while nobody wants scaffolding blocking out the sunlight or window cleaners staring right into their bedroom, it’s important to know what to do when situations like these inevitably arise. Here’s the good news: as a […]


 · Aug 5, 2021

We’ve all been there: you’re enjoying a nice relaxing shower, when you suddenly notice the water isn’t going down, or is draining very slowly — even without any visible obstructions.

Lisa Wright

 · Jul 8, 2021

Replacing a light fixture can be a relatively inexpensive way to jazz up an apartment — or maybe the fixture that’s currently in there is just in dire need of an update. Either way, why hire an electrician to change it when you can give it a go yourself?

Hana Ames

 · Aug 18, 2020

Turning on your shower for your morning wake-up ritual and discovering nothing but icy cold water flowing from the tap is extremely disconcerting

Cassie Damewood

 · Oct 17, 2019

It’s wishful thinking to expect zero plumbing problems in your apartment. No matter how new or updated the apartment, you may have to call the landlord and ask him to make plumbing repairs. There are few things you can learn to do on your own, and ask the landlords to deduct the parts you paid […]

Daphne Mallory

 · Nov 17, 2010

One of the many items in the apartment that will be inspected upon moving out is the sink. A stainless steel sink scratch or any other damage to the sink is one of many ways money can be deducted from the deposit. Many people do not know, however, that scratches to a stainless steel sink […]

Staff Writer

 · Nov 8, 2010