Posts Tagged ‘Apartment Damage’

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Thunderstorm Safety Tips for Renters

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Thunderstorms are common occurrences in the summer months, especially in coastal areas. They can even turn into hurricanes occasionally, resulting in fatalities and a lot of property damage. read more

When it comes to dealing with heavy-duty spills, you'll want to avoid cleaning with paper towels.

8 Bad Cleaning Habits That are Costing You Time and Energy

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Some view cleaning as a zen experience, while others regard it as a sort of necessary evil. Regardless of your own views on it, there’s no question that it has to be done. But wouldn’t it be nice if we could save both time and energy on our chores by doing them way more quickly […] read more

Woman seals a moving box with packing tape as she prepares to move out of her apartment.

Moving Out? These are Your Responsibilities as a Renter

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Whether your lease is up and you’re moving on to a nicer place or you’re breaking lease because you’re so desperate to leave behind the cockroaches and mildew of your present apartment, moving out is a major undertaking. It’s also a big personal step and can be very stressful to you as an individual. To avoid causing yourself further headaches than absolutely necessary, make sure to plan your move carefully and communicate successfully with your landlord about the moving process. read more

Home Improvement

Can I Make Improvements to My Rental? Everything You Need to Know

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Let’s face it: your apartment probably isn’t your dream home. From the wall-to-wall carpeting to the vertical blinds over the back patio and the 90s-era cabinetry, chances are your rental doesn’t exactly scream “style.” But before you grab that sledgehammer and start renovating your apartment à la HGTV, you might want to give your lease […] read more

Flooded Apartment

Tenant Rights for Water-Damaged Apartments

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Living in a rental has its perks. One of those perks is not being responsible for the big renovations to and expensive upkeep of the property — but what happens if an unexpected flood renders your apartment unlivable or ruins your personal belongings? read more

Heavily Damaged Apartment

What Damages Do I Have to Pay For?

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, […] read more

How to Protect Yourself from Shady Apartment Management Companies

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A little foresight can go a long way toward avoiding costly, protracted battles with an unscrupulous apartment management company. Although most management companies are honest and fair, some are looking out for their own interests first, not yours. Follow a few simple guidelines to protect yourself from the most common potential problems. Get It in […] read more

4 Reasons Your Landlord Would Undergo Carpet Replacement

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Carpet replacement is a hot button issue in a landlord and tenant relationship. Bad carpets are an eyesore, and make living in the apartment unpleasant. Replacing carpets is costly, and landlords often try to charge tenants for the expense. This causes tension, and has resulted in battles in small claims court. However, some landlords will […] read more

How to Fix a Torn Screen

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Fixing a torn screen is an easy do-it-yourself project that can be done in no time at all. This method can be used to fix a screen on a screen door or a window. Tears in screens happen frequently between pets, children and just everyday general use. If the hole is very large you will […] read more