Posts Tagged ‘Apartment Security’

Apartment Hunting: Do It Yourself, or Use a Service?

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A lot of legwork goes into finding a great rental. You'll have to consider many factors, including price, location, access to mass transit, safety, and the trustworthiness of the landlord. After you find a few possibilities, the next task list arises -- getting in touch with the right people, finding the time to schedule walk-throughs of the properties, and in some cases, interviewing with the landlord. Yes, finding an apartment is a hassle, which is why so many people turn to brokers and locator services to help them land that perfect place. read more

3 Easy Ways to Find a Kid Friendly Apartment

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Many parents dream of buying their own house to raise their children in, but that’s not always possible. If you need to move into an apartment complex with your children, you are likely have some special needs beyond those of the typical tenant. This article will help you prepare to find a great apartment complex that’s not just safe but also fun for kids to live in. Finding the right place will take a lot of preparation and research, but you and your child will be happier for it. read more

Sexual Predators in Your Complex?

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Living in proximity to a known sexual offender can be scary, but it's even more frightening--and more dangerous--if you're not aware of it. State governments and a variety of watchdog groups offer a wealth of resources for looking up and tracking sexual offenders in your area. Use these resources to become and remain aware of who your neighbors are, and teach any children in your household what to do if a stranger approaches them. read more

Houston Police Want Cameras In Apartment Complexes

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If you haven't heard the news, the Chief of Police in Houston, Texas has proposed installing surveillence cameras in apartment complexes. Houston aims cameras at apartment complexes read more

Landlord Trespassing?

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Imagine: you come home to your apartment after a hard day's work, ready to kick off your shoes and relax with a beer (or your beverage of choice) and put your feet up on the coffee table. But wait--what's this? As your turning your key you notice that the door wasn't locked. Weird--you must have just forgotten to lock it on the way out. You kick off those shoes, drop your briefcase, and head for the fridge. On your way there you notice that half the linoleum tiles are missing from your kitchen floor. Tools and linoleum dust are scattered around your kitchen counter, and your cat is interestedly licking the linoleum dust. "Get out of that!" you yell. The cat obediently jumps off the counter and trots away. You wonder if maintenance is still somewhere in the apartment. That would explain the unlocked door. "Ummm, hellooo?" you call several times, wandering around your apartment and peeping into various rooms for evidence of someone responsible for the destruction in your kitchen (maybe the cat did it--not likely, though). You feel like an intruder on your own home. After determining that no one is in the apartment with you, you look for a notice of entry from maintenance but there is nothing to be found. You call the apartment management and leave a message about the situation. Bewildered, you decide to sweep up the dust and move on with your life. read more