Posts Tagged ‘Emergency’

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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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NOLO Attorneys on the State of Apartment Tours in the Time of COVID-19

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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, the pandemic has complicated the process of finding a new home […] read more

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What’s the Latest? Important New Rental Law Revisions for COVID-19

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While government restrictions related to COVID-19 ease up across the country a little more each day, millions of people are still out of work and struggling to overcome a myriad of economic challenges. Of those people, paying rent without an income is almost always among the biggest struggles. read more

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What are My Tenant Rights for Coronavirus Rent Relief?

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Most people have lived through hard financial times, many have gone through serious illnesses, and a significant number have faced a looming rent due date with little or no money to their name. But to suddenly face all three of these hardships at once at the hands of something like the coronavirus pandemic is a […] read more

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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

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Preparing Your Apartment For Bad Weather

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No matter where you live, there’s always a chance of bad weather. It could be a severe thunder or snowstorm, or it could be something much bigger like a hurricane. Regardless of what kind of bad weather it is, there are a few basic steps you can take to prepare your apartment for it. read more

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Be Prepared: Helpful Hints to be Ready for Home Emergencies

Last month some good friends nearly lost their home. They live in a duplex with one shared wall, and late one evening, their shared-wall neighbor rang the doorbell three times in quick succession; they knew something was wrong. read more

Emergency Measures around the Apartment

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What do you do when you have an apartment emergency on your hands and your on-site maintenance crew has packed up their tool boxes for the holiday? Or let’s say you have a plumbing or electrical issue and you live in a complex that doesn’t HAVE ready access to a superintendent or maintenance crew? Here […] read more

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Apartment Safety: 7 Items to Have in Case of an Earthquake

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An essential step in practicing apartment safety is preparation for natural disasters. If you live in an area that is susceptible to earthquakes, have a disaster plan ready so you can spring into action in the event of a quake. Part of that disaster plan should be to stock up on an earthquake emergency kit, […] read more