Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

6 Good Reasons to Get Renters’ Insurance

Bonface Landi

 · Nov 16, 2021

If you rent a home or an apartment, you’ll want to look into a renters’ insurance policy that covers your stuff. It’s important to note that renters’ insurance covers different claims compared to landlord’s property insurance. The latter covers losses to the building, not to your belongings. On the other hand, renters’ insurance covers any […]

So, you’ve finally decided on an apartment to rent and are beginning the process of getting all of your ducks in a row. One commonly overlooked thing to consider is personal liability insurance.

Hana Ames

 · Oct 13, 2020

Thunderstorms are common occurrences in the summer months, especially in coastal areas. They can even turn into hurricanes occasionally, resulting in fatalities and a lot of property damage.

Juliette Moore

 · Sep 5, 2019

Some view cleaning as a zen experience, while others regard it as a sort of necessary evil. Regardless of your own views on it, there’s no question that it has to be done. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could save both time and energy on our chores by doing them way more quickly […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Apr 9, 2019

Whether your lease is up and you’re moving on to a nicer place or you’re breaking lease because you’re so desperate to leave behind the cockroaches and mildew of your present apartment, moving out is a major undertaking. It’s also a big personal step and can be very stressful to you as an individual. To avoid causing yourself further headaches than absolutely necessary, make sure to plan your move carefully and communicate successfully with your landlord about the moving process.

Cassie Damewood

 · Mar 21, 2019

Let’s face it: your apartment probably isn’t your dream home. From the wall-to-wall carpeting to the vertical blinds over the back patio and the 90s-era cabinetry, chances are your rental doesn’t exactly scream “style.” But before you grab that sledgehammer and start renovating your apartment à la HGTV, you might want to give your lease […]

Ramona Branson

 · Mar 1, 2018

Living in a rental has its perks. One of those perks is not being responsible for the big renovations to and expensive upkeep of the property — but what happens if an unexpected flood renders your apartment unlivable or ruins your personal belongings?

Cole Nemeth

 · Aug 31, 2017

No matter where you live or how careful you are, you’re bound to encounter property damage eventually. As a tenant, what damages will you have to pay for? The answer depends on your exact situation, but there are a few things everybody should know about dealing with dinged apartments: Wear and Tear As a tenant, […]

Cole Nemeth

 · May 18, 2017

A little foresight can go a long way toward avoiding costly, protracted battles with an unscrupulous apartment management company. Although most management companies are honest and fair, some are looking out for their own interests first, not yours. Follow a few simple guidelines to protect yourself from the most common potential problems. Get It in […]

Staff Writer

 · Apr 12, 2010

Carpet replacement is a hot button issue in a landlord and tenant relationship. Bad carpets are an eyesore, and make living in the apartment unpleasant. Replacing carpets is costly, and landlords often try to charge tenants for the expense. This causes tension, and has resulted in battles in small claims court. However, some landlords will […]

Staff Writer

 · Apr 12, 2010