Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Are You Blacklisted?

Lisa Wright

 · Oct 6, 2022

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Have perfect or good credit? Early or on-time payments? No evictions? You could still be denied residence at an apartment if you are a blacklisted tenant.

What is a blacklisted tenant?

Tenants have grumbled about their rented homes since the first ‘For Rent’ sign was posted. Complaints have changed over time, but the relationships between landlords, property managers and residents of rentals have always been fraught with difficulties. The Rental Protection Agency (RPA), a national reporting organization that monitors complaints about property managers and landlords in […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Aug 30, 2022

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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

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Whether you’re new to the tenant scene or you’ve been renting for the last 20 years, every tenant has rights. Here are the top 5 universal tenant rights throughout the US.

1. Right to a safe living space

Cassie Damewood

 · Jul 19, 2022

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Whether it’s minor complaints or major issues, most tenants have a tale (or tales) to tell about their rental history that involves an unsatisfactory or negligent landlord.

Lisa Wright

 · Jun 14, 2022

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Paying your rent on time is one of the basic tenets of adulthood, but sometimes unexpected things pop up that can temporarily derail you. Whether you just got laid off from your job, you were in a car accident and your insurance deductible shot up, or you had to lend a family member some cash […]

Ramona Branson

 · Jul 27, 2021

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With the COVID-19 pandemic on the rise again and a second wave rapidly approaching, many of us are out of work and running out of cash with no end in sight.

dporder

 · Dec 29, 2020

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Each state has a different Landlord-Tenant Act designed to protect the rights of both parties in a rental agreement. You’ll have to check with the laws for your individual state to find out specifics, but this article covers some general rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants that are mostly consistent from state to state.

Cassie Damewood

 · Dec 1, 2020

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The single best part of being a renter is that even though you’re expected to keep the apartment in decent condition while you’re living there, you’re not necessarily responsible for its upkeep (i.e. dealing with electrical, heating, or structural issues).

Ramona Branson

 · Nov 26, 2020

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