Renter’s Advice and Resources

Legal Issues

3 Signs of Mail Tampering

Megan Foukes

 · Dec 20, 2022

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Whether it’s the result of nosy neighbors, possible stalkers, or curious mail sorters and carriers, mail tampering is a federal offense.

Renters are often faced with a number of difficult questions, especially when it comes to distinguishing their duties as tenants from the obligations of their landlord.

Lisa Wright

 · Jun 9, 2022

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Few things are more frustrating than getting kicked out of your apartment because it’s an illegal unit – especially when you had no idea the unit was illegal in the first place. For that reason alone, you’ll find that knowing what is legal in your area to be an essential asset in avoiding trouble further […]

Bonface Landi

 · Sep 28, 2021

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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

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A significant number of landlords and property managers across America have shown great empathy and understanding to tenants who can’t pay their rent due to the poverty and illness the coronavirus has caused.

Cassie Damewood

 · Jun 23, 2020

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Landlords will often ask for a security deposit when you first move into a rental space, whether it’s a house or an apartment. That security deposit is to help them with any unexpected expenses, such as a tenant causing damage to their property or defaulting on rent.

Cole Nemeth

 · Sep 4, 2018

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Living in an apartment on a month-to-month basis can seem very alluring — especially for travelers who don’t want to be tied down to a specific location, young workers who are unsure of where their futures will take them, and people who are new to a city. And while there are many benefits that come […]

Amanda Ray

 · Jan 9, 2018

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Although many landlords prohibit their tenants from having a dog or cat in their unit, they do have to make exceptions for service animals, or animals who are trained to aid those individuals with physical, sensory, psychiatric, or intellectual disabilities. If you require a service animal to live with you, you’ll want to know your […]

Ramona Branson

 · Oct 5, 2017

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No one ever plans on being evicted. Unfortunately, there may be times when you don’t hold up your end of a lease agreement and will have to face some serious consequences.

Cole Nemeth

 · May 2, 2017

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There seems to have been an increase in the number of bed bug reports in recent years.

Cole Nemeth

 · Oct 27, 2016

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