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Bad Landlord: How to Tell Before Signing a Lease

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Finding a place to rent can be a hassle. A house or apartment that seems too good to be true, is probably just that. No matter how dreamy your potential new home may be, you really should do your homework—not only on the property itself, but also on the person who will be renting it […] read more

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Tips for Negotiating Cheaper Rent

Rent is one of most people’s biggest monthly expenses. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to shave $50 or $100 off of your monthly payment and put that money toward something fun and exciting? read more

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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

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How to Impress Your Prospective Landlord

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Finding the right apartment is tough—especially in a competitive market. After browsing listings online every single night, you might find the perfect one and decide to go for it. But before you even pick up the phone to call the landlord, keep these few things in mind in order to make a stellar impression (and […] read more

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The Importance of Residential Lease Inventory and Condition Forms

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If you’re a renter, you should know what a residential lease inventory and conditions form is. read more

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What to Do When Your Landlord Breaks Your Rental Agreement

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A friend of mine rang my bell. “My landlord just came into my home and took money from me,” he lamented. Indeed, his landlord had thought to save him the trouble of mailing the money and entered the premises, taking the envelope marked “rent.” Did he have a right to do that? No. In this […] read more

4 Ways a Landlord Can Help You

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A good relationship with your landlord is something that many renters desire over their tenancy. Being a great renter  has its benefits, a few of which we’re going to explore. Rent is Due There will come a point in every tenant’s life, where money will definitely be an issue. Perhaps you are falling short of a couple hundred […] read more

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What to Do if Your Landlord Violates the Lease Agreement

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It’s an awful to position to be in when your landlord violates the lease agreement.  The major concern is that you’ll upset your landlord, who might retaliate and kick you out of your apartment. If you’ve been living there for a long time and are paying a lower rent compared to most apartment rentals in […] read more

How to Be a Good Tenant and Keep Yourself Off the Landlord’s Radar

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Being a good tenant is fairly easy. It’s important if you want to keep a pleasant relationship with your neighbors and landlord. It also helps in getting things fixed and well-maintained in your own apartment if you are consistently a good tenant and considerate in your actions inside and outside your private apartment. The Basics […] read more