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Neighbors

Top 5 Universal Tenant Rights

Cassie Damewood

 · Jul 19, 2022

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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

They say that if you can make it in New York City, you can make it anywhere — but where should you choose to hang your hat while you’re trying to make it?

Ramona Branson

 · Jan 5, 2021

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Every year, more and more women choose to live alone. Seasoned single-dwellers enjoy privacy, independence, the freedom to decorate (or not) as they choose and entertain whom (and when) they like, and the luxury of eating and drinking as much they want sans comments or criticisms. It’s certainly a great lifestyle, but is it safe? […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Dec 15, 2020

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The past six months have made it more difficult to be a good neighbor than ever before. Social distancing, quarantines, and a healthy dose of panic have most people hibernating and concentrating on as little social interaction as possible. But the day will come when

Cassie Damewood

 · Aug 27, 2020

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Many apartment hunters will find complexes that boast a clubhouse as part of the community. Typically a freestanding structure, a clubhouse may include

Cassie Damewood

 · Jan 28, 2020

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At its best, living in an apartment is like always having family nearby to help you move a couch, lend you a cup of sugar, or water your plants when you’re on vacation. At its worst, it’s like always having strangers around you who don’t seem to care anything about your peace of mind and […]

Cassie Damewood

 · Nov 21, 2019

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Certain apartment buildings come with extra amenities like gyms or swimming pools. These facilities are great for several reasons. For starters, you get some convenient options for staying active. On top of that, they give you a chance to interact with your fellow tenants and make new friends. Plus, you’ll find your community swimming pool […]

Juliette Moore

 · May 21, 2019

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While the concept of “being neighborly” is one that most neighbors seem to grasp and achieve, tiffs can sometimes flare up when you’re living in close quarters (particularly in apartments where you have to share walls). Arguments can arise over anything: from noise levels to dogs barking to stolen parking spaces. Whatever the argument is […]

Ramona Branson

 · Dec 7, 2017

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Unfortunately, a lot of apartment dwellers rarely — if ever — get to know their neighbors. These people live right above or next to you, and while you probably recognize their faces, you may not have taken the time to learn their names or form friendships with them.

Ramona Branson

 · Jun 27, 2017

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In any apartment or neighborhood, there is very little you can do to select who is around you. Sometimes this causes fighting with neighbors. Knowing when to involve the police when there is a dispute is important to both prevent the fight from escalating and to resolve the problem amicably. First Resort: Your Landlord Your […]

Staff Writer

 · Jul 15, 2011

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