6 Money-Saving Tips for Renters

6 Money-Saving Tips for Renters

With rent costs ever increasing, people are spending more on living expenses than ever before. While rent itself is usually non-negotiable, there are other ways you can save a few cents here and there.   ...

Top Tips for Keeping Your Home Warm this Winter

Top Tips for Keeping Your Home Warm this Winter

Since people are spending more time at home this year, their heating bills may be higher than usual. It’s important to find ways to keep your home warm while keeping costs low. Read on to find out how!    ...

5 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing in Cold Weather

5 Ways to Protect Your Plumbing in Cold Weather

How can you protect your plumbing in cold weather? The following five methods can help, whether you’re traveling for the holidays or merely anticipating a wicked cold snap.  ...

How to Discuss Credit Report Issues with a Potential Landlord

How to Discuss Credit Report Issues with a Potential Landlord

If you know there are issues on your credit report, you should have a plan in place to discuss these poor marks. Honestly is the best policy, of course. Read on to learn how to be ready for tough questions that a prospective landlord may ask once they pull your credit report. ...

Attention Renters: A Platform Made for You

Attention Renters: A Platform Made for You

Though renting has begun to exceed home ownership, there are still so few tools in place to ease the stress of renting. At WYL (WhoseYourLandlord), it’s our core belief that you don’t have to own a home to take ownership of your living situation. Here’s an overview of the new features we’ve incorporated for your housing empowerment.  ...

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. ...