Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Bad Landlord: How to Tell Before Signing a Lease

Cole Nemeth

 · Jun 5, 2018

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Finding a place to rent can be a hassle. A house or apartment that seems too good to be true, is probably just that. No matter how dreamy your potential new home may be, you really should do your homework—not only on the property itself, but also on the person who will be renting it […]

Rent is one of most people’s biggest monthly expenses. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to shave $50 or $100 off of your monthly payment and put that money toward something fun and exciting?

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · Jun 8, 2017

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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

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Finding the right apartment is tough—especially in a competitive market. After browsing listings online every single night, you might find the perfect one and decide to go for it. But before you even pick up the phone to call the landlord, keep these few things in mind in order to make a stellar impression (and […]

Ramona Branson

 · Mar 9, 2017

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If you’re a renter, you should know what a residential lease inventory and conditions form is.

Cole Nemeth

 · Oct 13, 2016

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A good relationship with your landlord is something that many renters desire over their tenancy. Being a great renter  has its benefits, a few of which we’re going to explore. Rent is Due There will come a point in every tenant’s life, where money will definitely be an issue. Perhaps you are falling short of a couple hundred […]

Nadia Arain

 · Mar 10, 2015

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It’s an awful to position to be in when your landlord violates the lease agreement.  The major concern is that you’ll upset your landlord, who might retaliate and kick you out of your apartment. If you’ve been living there for a long time and are paying a lower rent compared to most apartment rentals in […]

Staff Writer

 · Apr 20, 2010

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Being a good tenant is fairly easy. It’s important if you want to keep a pleasant relationship with your neighbors and landlord. It also helps in getting things fixed and well-maintained in your own apartment if you are consistently a good tenant and considerate in your actions inside and outside your private apartment. The Basics […]

Staff Writer

 · Apr 20, 2010

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Landlords are required to keep your home in a habitable living condition but what may seem habitable to them, you may differ on opinion on. If your home needs repairs and your landlord has refused or ignored your requests, here are some rules to follow to handle the situation properly. Review Your Contract and Local […]

Staff Writer

 · Apr 14, 2010

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States laws often require landlords to disclose certain types of information about an apartment before a tenant moves in. Your state has its own requirements that are different from other states. Therefore, you’ll need to check which of the following disclosure requirements apply: Lead Disclosure Requirements Federal and state laws on lead and lead-based paint […]

Staff Writer

 · Apr 8, 2010

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