Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

“Rent control” refers to a state government’s decision to limit the rent a landlord can charge. In simpler terms, if a tenant in Texas pays $1,000 a month living in a rent-controlled apartment, it’s illegal for the landlord to charge them more than that in the future. Of course, since each state has different costs […]

Bonface Landi

 · Sep 2, 2021

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From the time you’re born, life is constantly in flux. You grow, develop, and experience changes both good and bad. One of the best and most reliable parts of the journey is going through varied relationships, environments, jobs, and living spaces.

Cassie Damewood

 · Nov 19, 2019

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Renting a home generally comes with a few problems, from noisy neighbors to total strangers parking in your allocated garage space. While most of these problems are solvable, nothing compares to an unexpected rent increase. You may feel helpless, angry, or a little of both right now, but you need to remember to explore your […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Jun 20, 2019

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When you’re looking for a new place to live, condos and apartments are probably some of the first options you consider. There are pros and cons to both situations, but your choice will ultimately depend on what’s more important to you: homeownership or the freedom to move around.

Cole Nemeth

 · Jul 27, 2017

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A rent increase can sometimes come as quite a surprise to you, especially if you haven’t received one in a while. However, many times it’s necessary if the landlord must make improvements, keep pace with the cost of living or make up the difference due to increased taxation. Of course, sometimes the reason doesn’t have […]

Staff Writer

 · Jul 28, 2010

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Rent increases are unfortunate, but predictable. A landlord raising rents at the end of a lease is not an uncommon occurrence. However, many landlords try to raise rents in the middle of a lease. Citing increased costs or higher demand, your landlord might try to raise your rent by several hundred dollars. Should you face […]

Staff Writer

 · Jul 7, 2010

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When a landlord begins raising rent, it can often put the renter in a bit of a financial crush and cause them to wonder what to do. While there are laws that maintain when and how a landlord can raise rent, the bottom line is that a landlord can raise the rent on a renter. […]

Staff Writer

 · Jan 7, 2010

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