Renter’s Advice and Resources

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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Not everybody manages to fit the nuclear family model of parents living with their children until the kids move away to attend college

Teresa Bergen

 · Apr 19, 2022

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All renters must fill out a rental application before qualifying for an apartment. In some cases, this may only be a formality, or a way for the landlord to get a sense of your background, character, employment record/income (i.e. ability to pay rent), and past rental history. However, most of the time, landlords do run […]

Lisa Wright

 · Sep 23, 2021

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You’ve probably at least heard of Airbnb by now, if not stayed in a few of their offerings already.

Bonface Landi

 · Aug 10, 2021

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Are you co-renting an apartment with other people, but your name doesn’t actually appear on the lease agreement? If you aren’t the lease-holder but are roommates with someone who is, you may be legally referred to as either a sub-tenant or co-tenant. In circumstances such as this, you have rights nearly indistinguishable from the tenant […]

Juliette Moore

 · Apr 14, 2020

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In an age where texts and emails are the preferred forms of communication, it’s safe to say that letter writing has become a foreign concept to many people. But in some professional situations — like when you need to complain to your landlord about problems with your apartment — you’ll find that a formal, typed […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Apr 18, 2019

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Getting scammed is embarrassing. Whether it’s an auction site purchase, an allegedly “free” vacation, or an apartment rental, you usually feel stupid in hindsight when all those big red flags suddenly become visible to you. Don’t be too hard on yourself, though

Cassie Damewood

 · Oct 2, 2018

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Apartment hunting is all about getting the best place for the lowest price. But with rental rates being the highest in US history, the hunting process is now more like a safari, with home seekers going head-to-head, making grandiose promises to landlords, and describing themselves as saintly entities just to pay too much money for […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Sep 13, 2018

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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

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