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Is My Landlord Responsible For Bedbugs?

Is My Landlord Responsible For Bedbugs?

One of the challenging aspects of navigating life as a renter in New York is affordable housing. For many renters in the city, trying to thrive while juggling work, grad school, or even a side hustle, can be difficult.  In the city that never sleeps, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle & bustle of things and forget about the ...

7 Creative Ways To Declutter Your Home By Yourself

7 Creative Ways To Declutter Your Home By Yourself

There are zero positive sides of clutter and mess. It makes it hard for you to find anything, it increases stress and it makes your entire place seem incredibly dirty. However, dealing with clutter is not an easy task, so here are seven tips to do it as easy and as effective as possible.   Visualize Before you start declutter ...

How To Find A Decent Landlord

How To Find A Decent Landlord

Most landlords do some kind of background check on potential tenants, but tenants should be doing similar kinds of checks on landlords. A landlord may be wary of tenants with a bad credit history, a criminal record, or that just has lousy references.In the same way, a tenant should be wary of landlords that have racked up lots of code vio ...

No Investors? No Problem. How To Win From Within.

No Investors? No Problem. How To Win From Within.

*Sponsored by Amex* The opinions and advice expressed are brought to you by WhoseYourLandlord Entrepreneurship is booming! Who knows? The next Mark Zuckerberg may be sitting right next to you on the train! Here is the dilemma. As a society, enormous tech exits and million dollar rounds dominate the headlines. Wasn’t it Jim Carey wh ...

How to Convince Your Landlord to Let You Have a Furry Friend

How to Convince Your Landlord to Let You Have a Furry Friend

Maybe you’ve had a pet previously in your life or you were simply that kid that always begged their parents for one, bringing home stray dogs and cats. And now, as an adult, you want a furry friend again, really badly. Being a tenant, you will need your landlord’s permission and this will require some tact to prove to them that you’ ...

Tools That’ll Take You From A Businessman To A Business, Man.

Tools That’ll Take You From A Businessman To A Business, Man.

*Sponsored by Amex* The opinions and advice expressed are brought to you by WhoseYourLandlord Continuing on with our solopreneurs and startups series with American Express, I decided to highlight everyday tools you MUST have in your arsenal to ensure rapid growth and much success for your business. Having led WYL to the stage we’r ...

Is Money Mysteriously Disappearing From Your Metro Card?

Is Money Mysteriously Disappearing From Your Metro Card?

Every day, in NYC, 5.3 million people use the subway (per NewYork.com) My question to you is: have you ever put enough money on your subway card for a ride, went to swipe it, and got hit with this unfortunate sequence of notices by the machine: swipe again —> swipe again —> insufficient fare?   This issue happens all ...

DIY Apartment Upgrades That Won't Upset Your Landlord

DIY Apartment Upgrades That Won't Upset Your Landlord

Living in a rental apartment has its benefits, but not when it comes to adjusting it to your preferences. Every possible idea of renovating and modifying it, mostly for better looks, is shadowed by the image of the landlord or the lease contract. However, not always are the landlords grumpy and cheap and quite often they are willing to he ...

2017's WORST Landlords in Philadelphia

2017's WORST Landlords in Philadelphia

*Powered by WhoseYourLandlord* Below, are the worst landlords and property management companies in Philadelphia this year. All the information provided is based on user generated reviews collected on WhoseYourLandlord.com. The list comes complete with the average score, renter recommendation percentage, and a recent renter review. 1. ...

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Is Your Home Your Headquarters?

Is Your Home Your Headquarters?

*Sponsored by Amex* The opinions and advice expressed are brought to you by WhoseYourLandlord With technology dominating many industries today, it’s no surprise that the idea of working from home has become expansive and, in many cases, the expected norm. Large corporations even allow for their employees to work from home on Frida ...

Renting As An Immigrant:  What You Need To Know

Renting As An Immigrant: What You Need To Know

In case you just moved to another country and haven’t managed to buy a house, get ready to search for an apartment or house you’ll be renting. Of course, this decision has its benefits and disadvantages, and you should get well informed about your rights before you put a sign on any contract. If your goal is to spend a year or two abr ...