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What to Do If You’re Getting Evicted During COVID-19

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Evictions are on the rise across the country as many Americans are out of work and struggling to pay their rent. You might even be one of them. read more

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2020 Holiday Rules to Avoid Being the Neighborhood Grinch

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It’s that time of year again. You know: the time of year when your neighbors host loud parties late at night, clutter your halls with tacky decorations, and play obnoxiously festive music. read more

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Is Your Apartment Building Under Construction? Have No Fear!

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Construction crews can create a lot of hassles in apartment buildings, from noise and interruptions to damages and worse. And while nobody wants scaffolding blocking out the sunlight or window cleaners staring right into their bedroom, it’s important to know what to do when situations like these inevitably arise. Here’s the good news: as a […] read more

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What Not to Do in an Apartment Fire

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Public fire departments responded to 1,318,500 fires in 2018, which was almost the same number as the year before. According to the National Fire Protection Association, a fire department in the United States responds to a fire somewhere in the nation once every 24 seconds. read more

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Preparing For a Hurricane When You Live in an Apartment

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Many annual events are anticipated with joy and plans for celebration, but hurricane season definitely isn’t one of them. read more

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9 Things Your Landlord Isn’t Telling You

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Renting can be a complicated process, with lots of different factors to be aware of. Your landlord will usually make you aware of most of the things you need to know upfront, like when rent is due or if you’re allowed pets in the apartment. However, they won’t always tell you everything you need to […] read more

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9 Easy Steps to Replace a Light Fixture

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Replacing a light fixture can be a relatively inexpensive way to jazz up an apartment — or maybe the fixture that’s currently in there is just in dire need of an update. Either way, why hire an electrician to change it when you can give it a go yourself? read more

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Dear Landlords: How to Help Tenants and Stay Afloat in the Time of COVID-19

Nothing is certain in the time of COVID-19. With cases skyrocketing in parts of the US and federal rent protections ending soon, we’re seeing millions of out-of-work renters being forced to contend with the real possibility of an impending eviction. To make matters worse read more

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5 Ways Tenants Can Fight an Eviction Notice

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