WYL Blog: Renting

How to Deep Clean Your House After You Move

How to Deep Clean Your House After You Move

Deep cleaning when you move into your new home, townhouse, or apartment is a necessity. Here are some practical tips for deep cleaning your house after you move. ...

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. ...

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. ...

15 States with Rental Relief Programs and Eviction Bans

15 States with Rental Relief Programs and Eviction Bans

On March 27, 2020, the president's federal stimulus package otherwise known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law. Unfortunately, this expired on July 25. Luckily, landlords are always obligated to provide a 30-day eviction notice for any property covered by the CARES Act. Some sta ...

3 Things to Consider Before your Lease is up During COVID-19

3 Things to Consider Before your Lease is up During COVID-19

With the world constantly changing as a result of COVID-19, it’s important to start thinking about how to find a new place to live, before your current lease is up. The rental market is very volatile at this time, so it’s crucial to be critical when thinking about your next move. COVID-19 is not going anywhere for now, so ...

Will COVID-19 Cause a Shift From City Living to Suburban Living?

Will COVID-19 Cause a Shift From City Living to Suburban Living?

Life is so unpredictable, we truly never know what’s next. In one moment, things in our lives can drastically change, which is just what we experienced with COVID-19. In just a moment, a virus catapulted us into a new reality, one where we’ve been forced to work at home and to social distance.  A reality where ...

Why Rental Costs are Decreasing in Major Cities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Why Rental Costs are Decreasing in Major Cities During the COVID-19 Crisis

Rent prices have outrun inflation for years. In the last decade alone, apartment rental costs have risen by 150% and until recently, there was no end in sight for this unprecedented increase.  Now, because of the coronavirus, it's finally beginning to go down. This decrease is especially notable in big cities, where th ...

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back From Your Landlord

Security deposits are usually required when leasing apartments. Although it's uncommon for a landlord or an apartment manager to waive this fee, renters that have unblemished credit may be able to rent a property without having to pay this additional fee.  If you have paid a security deposit fee upon signing your apartment le ...

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

How to Land Your Dream Apartment in a Competitive City

Hunting for an apartment in a large, competitive city is difficult. However, you can find the best apartment for your needs with the right tips. Here are some that will help you to land your dream apartment in a competitive city like New York or San Francisco: Asses Open Houses Properly To stay ahead of the other potential renters, ...

Understanding Philadelphia's Eviction Epidemic w/ Special Guest Michele Cohen

Understanding Philadelphia's Eviction Epidemic w/ Special Guest Michele Cohen

Last week I met with Michele Cohen, a Philadelphia attorney and leading advocate for renters' rights to learn about the troubling epidemic of evictions in Philadelphia. 1 in 12 renters in Philadelphia face eviction every year, a far higher rate than New York City or other comparable cities. In visiting the Municipal Court, I saw first-ha ...