Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renting Laws: Underage Tenants and Parental Consent

Teresa Bergen

 · Apr 19, 2022

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

While the process of leasing an apartment may be tricky to some, those with a criminal record may find it almost impossible. A criminal record may prevent the leasing of an apartment. However, there may be some steps to take to turn the impossible into something manageable. Be Upfront About The Past A landlord might […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 23, 2010

If you are renting an apartment and suspect the use of illegal substances, there are many options to take. Taking steps against illegal substances on the grounds of the apartment complex can be scary, but it is necessary for the safety of yourself and other tenants. With the presence of drugs being at the property […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 19, 2010

Tenants are protected from fraudulent landlord practices under state rental laws and consumer fraud laws. However, if you don’t know how to identify fraud, then your landlord could take advantage of you without you knowing. Here are some things to be on the lookout for when it comes to fraudulent landlord practices: Verbal Communications Only […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 12, 2010

There are a number of factors to consider when moving to your new Denver apartment. If you are moving locally, you may be aware of some of these items to consider but remember these important details in order to make the best decision on an apartment. If moving in from out of state it is […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 3, 2010

Rental laws often site that an apartment should be “habitable and in reasonable repair.” Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law defines habitable as: suitable and fit for a person to live in: free of defects that endanger the health and safety of occupants. There are obvious signs to look for but what about the subtle signs that […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 2, 2010

Rental laws hold landlords responsible for crime and injury to tenants they could have prevented. If a landlord is negligent in their responsibilities, he can be held liable for any injuries suffered by his tenants. The tenant must prove, among many things, that it was the landlord’s negligence that caused the injury and that there […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 27, 2010

The Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act is a piece of legislation passed in the 1970s that provides a general consensus on how to handle rental situations from a legal perspective. The URLTA, which has been fully or partially adopted in over a dozen U.S. states, is a kind of “template” for how state governments […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 27, 2010

There are a number of laws you should know about when it comes to renting in Los Angeles. As a tenant, you have many rights afforded to you by law, and they appear to be heavily in your favor. However, your landlord also has rights, and knowing as much as you can on the following […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 25, 2010

Rental laws protect tenants from many types of landlord fraud. Unfortunately, there are some landlords who make more money scamming tenants than renting apartments. Knowing what to look for can help you avoid trouble and recover any money you lose. 1. Security Deposit The bulk of the complaints from tenants in the area of landlord […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 16, 2010