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What to Do When Landlord Responsibilites are Neglected

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One of the most unfortunate and stressful situations you can run into as a renter is dealing with a landlord who neglects his or her landlord responsibilities. Your best bet is to be well informed before you move into a new apartment through researching your potential landlord’s reputation. The reality is you probably won’t realize […] read more

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How to Deal with an Unreasonable Landlord

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The last thing you ever want to deal with while you’re renting, is an unreasonable landlord. The reality is that you may come across one in your apartment renting experience, if that’s not your current situation. Here’s how to deal with it. Don’t Get into Arguments Fighting with your landlord will only keep you up […] read more

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How to Build a Great Landlord/Tenant Relationship

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The nature of your landlord/tenant relationship can make or break your quality of life as a tenant. Taking steps to create a positive relationship will make your life easier and help to build your reputation as a good tenant. Step 1: Get to Know Your landlord Before you sign the lease for your new apartment, […] read more

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Before You Panic: How to Handle an Eviction Notice

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You come home to find an eviction notice posted to your door. Do not panic. While eviction is a matter that should be taken seriously, and handled immediately, the notice does not mean that you have to move out tomorrow. It is important, however, to understand your rights and the eviction process. The Notice to […] read more

Five Reasons Landlords Increase Rent

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At the end of a lease period, people often find out that there will be an increase in their rent. A landlord can raise the rent for a variety of reasons, including: 1. Cost of Living With each passing year, overall cost of living increases, and with it, your rent. This is usually a small […] read more

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First and Last Month’s Rent: Security Deposits Explained

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You have found the perfect apartment or house to rent and are ready to sign the lease agreement. Before you do, make sure you carefully read it over, especially the section relating to the required security deposit. It is important for you to be aware of the landlord tenant act in your state, so that […] read more

Adding a Roommate to the Rental Agreement

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Roommate selection can be difficult enough, but adding a roommate to your rental agreement puts you in an even more awkward position for finding your roommate, and then persuading the front office to allow him onto the lease. Typically, your lease agreement will only provide for those signing the lease at the beginning of the lease […] read more

Helpful Tips in Filling Out a Lease Application

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A landlord may ask you to fill out a lease application before considering you as a tenant. This helps to screen out tenants who don’t pay rent or pose other problems. They will ask for personal information, references, and proof of work. How well you complete the application determines whether the landlord will give you […] read more

Your Apartment Search: 6 Questions to Ask

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With so much to think about as you plan your apartment search, there are a myriad of details that can be overlooked. It may help to sit down and answer a few questions or to make a list of things to remember during your search. 1. What Kind of Features Will You Need? Jot down […] read more