Posts Tagged ‘Disputes’

Young woman thinks of what she wants to say as she prepares to write her landlord a complaint letter.

The Right Way to Write a Complaint Letter

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In an age where texts and emails are the preferred forms of communication, it’s safe to say that letter writing has become a foreign concept to many people. But in some professional situations — like when you need to complain to your landlord about problems with your apartment — you’ll find that a formal, typed […] read more

Settling a Neighbor Dispute

Tips for Mediating Neighbor Disputes

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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 […] read more

Fighting With the Neighbors: When to Involve the Police

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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 […] read more

How to Dispute Rent Increases

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Rent increases are unfortunate, but predictable. A landlord raising rents at the end of a lease is not an uncommon occurrence. However, many landlords try to raise rents in the middle of a lease. Citing increased costs or higher demand, your landlord might try to raise your rent by several hundred dollars. Should you face […] read more