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How to Get Your Security Deposit Back

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Landlords will often ask for a security deposit when you first move into a rental space, whether it’s a house or an apartment. That security deposit is to help them with any unexpected expenses, such as a tenant causing damage to their property or defaulting on rent. read more

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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

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Know Your Rights: Service Animals

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Although many landlords prohibit their tenants from having a dog or cat in their unit, they do have to make exceptions for service animals, or animals who are trained to aid those individuals with physical, sensory, psychiatric, or intellectual disabilities. If you require a service animal to live with you, you’ll want to know your […] read more

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Stop an Eviction in Its Tracks: Legal Defenses

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No one ever plans on being evicted. Unfortunately, there may be times when you don’t hold up your end of a lease agreement and will have to face some serious consequences. read more

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So Your Apartment Has Bed Bugs… Now What?

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There seems to have been an increase in the number of bed bug reports in recent years. 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

What Should you Ask Before Signing a Lease?

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  If you feel slightly overwhelmed when it comes time to sign on the dotted line at lease renewal time, or if you’re considering renting a new apartment and don’t know what to ask, you’re not alone! There’s nothing wrong with ascertaining that you’re on the same page as the landlord or rental agent about […] read more

Will I Get Interest on My Security Deposit?

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Whether you will receive interest on your security deposit depends on state law and your apartment. If your state requires landlords to pay interest to tenants on paid security deposits and your apartment complex fits within the purview of the law, you will likely receive interest on your security deposit within a few weeks after […] read more

How to Discuss Bill Payment Options with Your Utilities Provider

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Most utility providers have various bill payment options, and it’s preferable to discuss these options with your utility provider. Discussing Bill Payment Options with Your Utilities Provider There are several bill payment options available to customers and these include online bill payment, payment by phone, payment in person, or payment by mail. Smart customers can […] read more