Posts Tagged ‘Lease Agreement’

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Legal Rights of Roommate with No Lease

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Are you co-renting an apartment with other people, but your name doesn’t actually appear on the lease agreement? If you aren’t the lease-holder but are roommates with someone who is, you may be legally referred to as either a sub-tenant or co-tenant. In circumstances such as this, you have rights nearly indistinguishable from the tenant […] read more

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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

Prospective tenant reading over a lease agreement.

Top 5 Universal Tenant Rights

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Whether you're new to the tenant scene or you've been renting for the last 20 years, every tenant has rights. Here are the top 5 universal tenant rights throughout the US. 1. Right to a safe living space read more

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What to Do if You’re the Victim of an Apartment Rental Scam

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Getting scammed is embarrassing. Whether it’s an auction site purchase, an allegedly “free” vacation, or an apartment rental, you usually feel stupid in hindsight when all those big red flags suddenly become visible to you. Don’t be too hard on yourself, though read more

Working on a deal for a "no-fee" apartment with an apartment broker

What is a No-Fee Apartment?

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Apartment hunting is all about getting the best place for the lowest price. But with rental rates being the highest in US history, the hunting process is now more like a safari, with home seekers going head-to-head, making grandiose promises to landlords, and describing themselves as saintly entities just to pay too much money for […] read more

Home Improvement

Can I Make Improvements to My Rental? Everything You Need to Know

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Let’s face it: your apartment probably isn’t your dream home. From the wall-to-wall carpeting to the vertical blinds over the back patio and the 90s-era cabinetry, chances are your rental doesn’t exactly scream “style.” But before you grab that sledgehammer and start renovating your apartment à la HGTV, you might want to give your lease […] read more

Buying a Home

How to Deal with Your Lease When You’re Planning on Buying a Home

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Deciding to buy a home is one of the most exciting moments of your adult life. Whether you’ve been a renter for a decade or just choosing to jump into home ownership at a young age, it’s an absolute rush to tour houses, work with a real estate agent, and find yourself a permanent place […] read more

Month to Month

Pros and Cons of Going Month-to-Month

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Living in an apartment on a month-to-month basis can seem very alluring — especially for travelers who don’t want to be tied down to a specific location, young workers who are unsure of where their futures will take them, and people who are new to a city. And while there are many benefits that come […] read more

Flooded Apartment

Tenant Rights for Water-Damaged Apartments

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Living in a rental has its perks. One of those perks is not being responsible for the big renovations to and expensive upkeep of the property — but what happens if an unexpected flood renders your apartment unlivable or ruins your personal belongings? read more