Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

10 Most Common Apartment Complaints Among Tenants

Cassie Damewood

 · Aug 30, 2022

Tenants have grumbled about their rented homes since the first ‘For Rent’ sign was posted. Complaints have changed over time, but the relationships between landlords, property managers and residents of rentals have always been fraught with difficulties. The Rental Protection Agency (RPA), a national reporting organization that monitors complaints about property managers and landlords in […]

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

Each state has a different Landlord-Tenant Act designed to protect the rights of both parties in a rental agreement. You’ll have to check with the laws for your individual state to find out specifics, but this article covers some general rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants that are mostly consistent from state to state.

Cassie Damewood

 · Dec 1, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, frustration and poverty continue to increase exponentially.

Cassie Damewood

 · Jul 16, 2020

Rent is one of most people’s biggest monthly expenses. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to shave $50 or $100 off of your monthly payment and put that money toward something fun and exciting?

Beth Fitzjarrald

 · Jun 8, 2017

No matter where you live or how careful you are, you’re bound to encounter property damage eventually. As a tenant, what damages will you have to pay for? The answer depends on your exact situation, but there are a few things everybody should know about dealing with dinged apartments: Wear and Tear As a tenant, […]

Cole Nemeth

 · May 18, 2017

You’re not entitled to invade a current tenant’s privacy during an apartment tour. As much as you want to look in every nook and cranny, resist the urge. At the same time, you should be able to see enough of the prospective apartment to make a decision as to whether to rent it or not. […]

Staff Writer

 · Sep 30, 2010

States laws often require landlords to disclose certain types of information about an apartment before a tenant moves in. Your state has its own requirements that are different from other states. Therefore, you’ll need to check which of the following disclosure requirements apply: Lead Disclosure Requirements Federal and state laws on lead and lead-based paint […]

Staff Writer

 · Apr 8, 2010

No matter which side of the equation you’re on, if you are looking at resolving a dispute between parties in a rental agreement, you may need the services of a good landlord tenant lawyer. But how do you secure the help of a skilled professional that will result in your best chances of acceptable outcome? […]

Staff Writer

 · Feb 8, 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