Posts Tagged ‘Security Deposit’

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How to File a Small Claims Lawsuit Against Your Landlord or Property Manager

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A significant number of landlords and property managers across America have shown great empathy and understanding to tenants who can’t pay their rent due to the poverty and illness the coronavirus has caused. read more

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7 Ways Your Landlord Is Breaking the Law (and Your Lease!)

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Renters are often intimidated by landlords, especially if renting a home is a new experience for them. read more

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My Landlord Sold the Building. Now What?

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Rumors are running wild around the pristine pool, between the treadmills, and down the well-manicured walkways of your apartment. Word is that your apartment’s owner is selling the place. Sally Sue down in apartment 17 claims everyone has to move out by the end of the month, or the new owner will come in and repossess all property left in your apartment. Is Sally Sue right? What can you do in this situation? Read on to find the answers to the multitude of questions likely to be racing through your mind at this moment. read more

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Moving Out? These are Your Responsibilities as a Renter

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Whether your lease is up and you’re moving on to a nicer place or you’re breaking lease because you’re so desperate to leave behind the cockroaches and mildew of your present apartment, moving out is a major undertaking. It’s also a big personal step and can be very stressful to you as an individual. To avoid causing yourself further headaches than absolutely necessary, make sure to plan your move carefully and communicate successfully with your landlord about the moving process. read more

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The Hidden Costs of Renting

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Whether you can’t afford to put a down payment on a house or you simply don’t know how long you’ll be living in your current area, renting often makes more sense financially than owning a property. On top of that, there are a ton of perks that are unique to renting. For one thing, you’ll […] 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

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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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How to Negotiate the Amount of a Security Deposit

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Every single time you want to rent a new apartment, condo, or house, you’re going to have to fork over quite a bit of money — including a hefty security deposit. In case you didn’t know, a security deposit isn’t just a random fee that’s required to rent an apartment. In reality, it’s given to […] read more

Moving Checklist

An Extensive Moving Checklist

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Whether you’re relocating because of a new job or simply because you want a bigger apartment, moving out is going to require a lot of planning, energy, and, unfortunately, money on your part. When it’s finally time for you to pack up your things, you’ll want to refer to this comprehensive moving checklist to make […] read more