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The Agony of a Dirty Roommate

The Agony of a Dirty Roommate

There are constantly dishes left in the sink. Your shower drain always has a sticky mass of hair adhered to it. You're the only one in the apartment who dares to wipe a surface down, not to mention spray an air freshener or open a window to air out the odors coming from your roommates bedroom. Regardless of how bad your situation is, deal ...

How to Make Your Rental Property More Attractive

How to Make Your Rental Property More Attractive

It's not that easy to find a reliable tenant for your property. The good ones usually know exactly what they want and they have higher standards than the rest. This is why you need to make an effort to upgrade your rental property in several ways.   Repairs A potential tenant needs to feel that you take care of the rental prop ...

4 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Rental Property

4 Tips to Increase the Value of Your Rental Property

Renting a property can be a highly lucrative business. Thanks to the platforms like Airbnb, finding potential renters has never been easier. However, just because you have an apartment or a house for rent, that doesn’t mean you will make a fortune by default. In fact, the majority of rental properties don’t earn their owners even a ...

Lessons Learned During Front Yard Renovation

Lessons Learned During Front Yard Renovation

All house owners know the importance of having a well-organized and landscaped yard. When people pass your house or come for a visit, the first impression they get will be from your yard. If you decide to sell the house one day, it will certainly reach a higher price with a decorated yard. Additionally, upgrading your front yard can ...

My Roommate Isn't Talking To Me

My Roommate Isn't Talking To Me

Whether you're in college and didn't have a say in who your roommate was or you were in a pinch and decided on a roommate without doing due diligence, the two of you may not get along. If, for whatever reason, this situation escalates, your roommate may stop speaking to you altogether. Here's how you can deal with it. In order to handle ...

How the US Public Housing System is Failing Residents

How the US Public Housing System is Failing Residents

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Budget-Friendly Design Ideas For Bathrooms

Budget-Friendly Design Ideas For Bathrooms

If you feel like your bathroom is missing something and is looking outdated and shabby, it’s time for some renovating! This word sounds super scary to many people, especially when they think about all the expenses it usually involves. However, you don’t have to break your budget to achieve or imitate certain bathroom design trends! ...

Three Places Asbestos Can Hide in Your Apartment

Three Places Asbestos Can Hide in Your Apartment

While transforming a new apartment or house into a home, it is common to be consumed with issues ranging from aesthetics to functionality. Oftentimes, our focus narrows in on old carpets, the need for a fresh coat of paint, or the mold in the bathroom. It’s easy to overlook the possibility of a deadly toxin, like asbestos while making ...

What To Do If You Roof Is Leaking

What To Do If You Roof Is Leaking

As a renter, you have to rely on your landlord to handle a few problems here and there. You may or may not be familiar with whose responsibility it is to handle what in certain situations, but that's where Whose Your Landlord comes in. Severe weather can wreak havoc on your apartment building's roof, but so can general wear and tear, or ...

Can I Withhold Rent For Mice?

Can I Withhold Rent For Mice?

Some people find mice cute. Others find them repulsive. Regardless of which side you stand on, you certainly don't want them living amongst you in your apartment. If you have mice or any other kind of vermin in your apartment, you may be wondering whether it's your responsibility or your landlords to rid the area of infestation. In most ...

Having Trouble with Roaches?

Having Trouble with Roaches?

Picture yourself in your apartment, making dinner or relaxing on the couch when suddenly a cockroach crosses your path. Your initial reaction is that of fight or flight, but once you've handled the situation, you start to wonder what you're going to do to eliminate the problem. Do you call your landlord, pest control, or both? Whose Your ...

Can I Withhold Rent For No Hot Water?

Can I Withhold Rent For No Hot Water?

Whether you start or end your day with one, there's nothing like a hot bath or shower. The ritual that centers around bathing is one that we as human beings hold sacred - it's how we cleanse ourselves and start anew, in whatever small way possible. You can imagine, then, the extreme and utter disappointment you would feel if you were to r ...