Understanding Pet Deposits and Pet Rent Policies in NYC

Understanding Pet Deposits and Pet Rent Policies in NYC

As a pet owner, you owe it to your pet to understand your legal rights and obligations as a renter. After all, your animals depend on you for care, and you can’t provide it without a suitable home. Here’s what you need to know about pet ownership and rent policies in New York City.   ...

What to Splurge on When Furnishing an Apartment

What to Splurge on When Furnishing an Apartment

Part of making a new apartment your home is personalizing your space by selecting furniture and other furnishings. This can be exciting but expensive. Read on to find out what’s worth splurging on.   ...

How to Ask Your Landlord for a 60-Day Grace Period if an Eviction Notice is Looming

How to Ask Your Landlord for a 60-Day Grace Period if an Eviction Notice is Looming

If you’re late on your rent for several months, you may be in a position to receive an eviction notice from your landlord. You may want to contact your landlord to see if they can grant you a grace period for you to create a plan to get back in good standing. ...

What to do if you’re the Victim of an Illegal Lockout

What to do if you’re the Victim of an Illegal Lockout

If you have a landlord who has changed the locks without proper notice, this may be considered an illegal lockout. There are laws in place to protect tenants and there are rules and protocols that landlords must follow to protect tenant rights.  ...

Pros and Cons of Choosing a Furnished Apartment

Pros and Cons of Choosing a Furnished Apartment

One of the biggest concerns when moving to a new home is furnishing your space. Before you sign your lease, read on to learn the pros and cons of choosing a furnished apartment.  ...

What to Include in a Roommate Agreement

What to Include in a Roommate Agreement

Whether you’re moving in with your best friends, or shacking up with strangers, it might be worth drafting a roommate agreement to head off conflicts before they arise. ...

How to Coexist With Your Roommate when you Have Differing Political Views

How to Coexist With Your Roommate when you Have Differing Political Views

It can be challenging enough to get along with your roommate regarding everydayI. f you and your roommate have differing political beliefs, the tensions can grow very quickly. Here are some strategies to keep your apartment neutral and peaceful. ...

How to De-Escalate 3 Types of Arguments with a Roommate Effectively

How to De-Escalate 3 Types of Arguments with a Roommate Effectively

Living with someone can present certain challenges. The best way to get along with a roommate is to be flexible and compromising.Here are some tips on how to de-escalate issues and arguments with your roommates. ...

How Income Inequality and Racial Disparities affect Housing

How Income Inequality and Racial Disparities affect Housing

The issue of income inequality doesn’t lie in working harder; it lies in a system created to encourage downward mobility rather than real opportunity for financial strength and prospering.  ...

8 Ways to Refresh Your Space on a Budget

8 Ways to Refresh Your Space on a Budget

It can be pretty costly to renovate your home. Furniture isn’t cheap, and redecorating comes at a cost too. Here are 8 inexpensive ways to refresh your space on a budget.   ...

6 Ways to Save On Moving Costs

6 Ways to Save On Moving Costs

Moving isn’t cheap but it can be made more affordable. Here are several ways to save on moving costs! ...

7 Ways to Make your Landlord More Responsive to your Requests

7 Ways to Make your Landlord More Responsive to your Requests

Landlords should be accessible and receptive to their tenants’ calls, texts, emails or other communications. Here are some ways to act so your landlord will be more responsive to you. ...