How to Get Approval From Your Landlord to Make Design Changes to Your Apartment

How to Get Approval From Your Landlord to Make Design Changes to Your Apartment

Could your apartment use a spruce-up, an organizational upgrade, or some cosmetic enhancements? This may not be allowed, but you can certainly request permission from your landlord. Here are 4 ways to ask your landlord if you can make some interior design changes to your apartment. ...

How to Lower Extra Fees and Negotiate With Your Landlord

How to Lower Extra Fees and Negotiate With Your Landlord

Moving into an apartment can be expensive. Here are four fees that may cost extra and some suggestions on how to negotiate with your landlord to reduce them.    ...

DIY Tips for Fixing Common Rental Damages

DIY Tips for Fixing Common Rental Damages

Don’t let small issues hold you back from getting your full deposit returned. What are the most common forms of rental damage, and which of them can you fix yourself? Keep reading to find out.   ...

Top Reputable Websites To Find Roommates

Top Reputable Websites To Find Roommates

Finding someone to live with can be daunting. Whatever your situation, we’ve put together a list of reputable websites that may help you on your quest. ...

5 Tips to Keep Your Apartment Organized

5 Tips to Keep Your Apartment Organized

Living in an apartment can be tricky at times. Generally, there’s limited storage space especially if you’ve acquired a lot of belongings. Here are some suggestions to keep your apartment, tidy and organized. ...

6 Apartment Amenities That are Worth the Extra Rent

6 Apartment Amenities That are Worth the Extra Rent

When you decide on the amount of your budget you can allocate toward your rent, it’s important to consider that this amount covers more than just your apartment. It’s important to consider what your rent includes and if the value of the extras is worth the extra rent. Here are some perks that are probably worth extra. ...

What to Know as a First Time Renter - When You’ve Found an Apartment

What to Know as a First Time Renter - When You’ve Found an Apartment

Picture this: you’ve found an apartment you want to rent - but you’ve never done this before. How on earth do you go about making the place yours? We’ve put together a list of handy tips to give you the best chance of snagging your dream apartment. ...

How to Know You’ve Found a Great Landlord

How to Know You’ve Found a Great Landlord

With the housing market being such a big part of the economy, the landlord-tenant relationship can sometimes be neglected and treated as more of a transactional relationship than anything else. Read on for some tips about what to look out for in a great landlord. ...

The Eviction Process COVID-19 Edition: What To Know

The Eviction Process COVID-19 Edition: What To Know

The US is currently under a national eviction moratorium issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This protects anyone who has lost income due to the pandemic and has fallen behind on rent. Find out if you're protected. ...

Smart Home Gadgets Your Landlord Might Have Installed in Your Rental

Smart Home Gadgets Your Landlord Might Have Installed in Your Rental

Nowadays, you might find that the apartment you’re going to rent comes complete with fancy technology designed to make your life easier. With holiday rentals often coming with luxury gadgets to ooze convenience, these may soon make their way into standard rental properties.   We’re not talking about Amazon Echos or Fire Sticks. We’re talking about the tech that you probably can’t take with you - stuff that your landlord might install. ...

How to Ask Your Landlord to Break Your Lease Without Penalty

How to Ask Your Landlord to Break Your Lease Without Penalty

There are unexpected circumstances that may arise that could cause the need to break your lease. Here are some tips on how to handle this delicate situation while trying to mitigate penalties.  ...

Apartment Hunting Hacks for First Time Renters

Apartment Hunting Hacks for First Time Renters

Moving out on your own for the very first time can be exciting, but also can be slightly overwhelming. There’s a lot to consider when you’re a first-time renter, so we’ve compiled a list of tips to make sure you’re fully prepared for finding your first home.   ...