Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

What Does the Landlord Tenant Act Do for Me?

Staff Writer

 · Dec 1, 2009

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At some point during their lease period, many renters will want to take advantage of a landlord tenant act to get more detail on the law regarding their rental situation. Knowing more about this kind of legislation gives tenants a greater hand in negotiating with their landlords over their housing environment and other issues. What […]

Talking to neighbors before moving into a new apartment is akin to calling references when hiring a candidate for a job. They provide a view of your prospective selection that you can’t gain from a one-time visit. When deciding what questions to ask those who already live in the neighborhood or building, explore what aspects of apartment living affect you […]

Staff Writer

 · Nov 29, 2009

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When your tenant rights have been violated you may feel angry and helpless as to what you should do next. Luckily there are steps you can take to protect yourself and get some peace of mind. Rights violations may occur for a number of reasons, and can vary in severity. For instance, your landlord may […]

Staff Writer

 · Nov 24, 2009

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For anyone who is reviewing a lease agreement prior to move-in, it helps to be able to identify some warning signs of a bad landlord tenant relationship that is waiting to happen. Sometimes, the clauses of a lease can be bad omens, where tenant rights hinge on a good reading and negotiation of “landlord laws” […]

Staff Writer

 · Nov 19, 2009

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Lots of what is in a rental agreement is often negotiable, and a lease term is one of those items that a landlord and tenant can talk about when sitting down to sign the lease. Many tenants are more comfortable having the freedom to move if necessary. It’s not always because they plan on leaving […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 26, 2009

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One of the most unfortunate and stressful situations you can run into as a renter is dealing with a landlord who neglects his or her landlord responsibilities. Your best bet is to be well informed before you move into a new apartment through researching your potential landlord’s reputation. The reality is you probably won’t realize […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 22, 2009

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The last thing you ever want to deal with while you’re renting, is an unreasonable landlord. The reality is that you may come across one in your apartment renting experience, if that’s not your current situation. Here’s how to deal with it. Don’t Get into Arguments Fighting with your landlord will only keep you up […]

Staff Writer

 · Oct 16, 2009

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The nature of your landlord/tenant relationship can make or break your quality of life as a tenant. Taking steps to create a positive relationship will make your life easier and help to build your reputation as a good tenant. Step 1: Get to Know Your landlord Before you sign the lease for your new apartment, […]

Staff Writer

 · Sep 8, 2009

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You come home to find an eviction notice posted to your door. Do not panic. While eviction is a matter that should be taken seriously, and handled immediately, the notice does not mean that you have to move out tomorrow. It is important, however, to understand your rights and the eviction process. The Notice to […]

Emily Gojko

 · Sep 6, 2009

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At the end of a lease period, people often find out that there will be an increase in their rent. A landlord can raise the rent for a variety of reasons, including: 1. Cost of Living With each passing year, overall cost of living increases, and with it, your rent. This is usually a small […]

Staff Writer

 · Aug 24, 2009

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