How to encourage roommate to move out

How To Encourage An Annoying Roommate To Move Out

We have all had that roommate that we just can’t quite get along with, and the stress of going home every day to a living situation that you dread can quickly wear you down. You really wish that roommate would move out so that you could find a new roommate that you get along better with,…Read More

What Tenants Need To Know About Haunted Rental Properties

What Tenants Need To Know About Haunted Rental Properties

Haunted houses are fun when you seek them out around Halloween, but what about when the unexpected happens in your own home? Depending on where you stand on the spectrum of belief in the paranormal, it may really matter to you whether you choose a living situation where things go bump in the night. While there is no…Read More

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10 Non-Permanent Ways To Upgrade Your Rental Home

One of the downsides of rental homes is that they are often decorated with only the most basic colors and serviceable but simple appliances, flooring and cabinetry. Because you probably signed a lease where you agreed not to make any permanent changes to your rental, it can be difficult to make your home feel personal, much…Read More

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5 Steps To Add A Roommate To Your Lease

Taking on a roommate can give you many advantages including shared household expenses, lower rent, and additional company. However, bringing a co-tenant into your rental without the proper permission and steps can be considered illegal subletting. Depending on your state and the terms of your lease, you may be financially penalized or even evicted. Even so, adding…Read More

does your rental home have a criminal history

Does Your Rental Home Have A Criminal History?

When I rented my first apartment, I didn’t consider much beyond living space and monthly rent. It was a tiny basement apartment behind a business that closed at 5 pm, with a parking lot on one side and an empty lot on the other. Six months into my tenancy, I came home to a broken front door…Read More

WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET AN EVICTION NOTICE

What To Do When You Get An Eviction Notice

Whether you are expecting it because you have been unable to pay rent, or it arrives out of the blue, getting an eviction notice is upsetting. You may not know that there are laws and regulations in place in each state in an effort to protect the interests of both landlords and tenants when it comes to…Read More

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Carpet Cover for Pets (protect carpet from pets)

You may be devoted to your furry, four-legged family member, but few would argue that he could wreak havoc on your carpet if he wanted to. If you are living in a pet-friendly rental home, you have probably paid a bigger than usual deposit to cover extra wear and tear, but if the actions of your pet…Read More

7 ways to come up with rent money

7 Ways To Come Up With Money If You Are Short On Rent

It has happened to us all. The car breaks down or you have to make an unexpected trip to the emergency room or you simply miscalculated your budget and suddenly, you find yourself short on rent. Depending on how much money you need, there are some ways to handle the situation or make up the deficit without…Read More

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Ways To Pay The Rent To Your Landlord

It’s happened to all of us; you lose track of the days and before you know it, your rental payment is a few days late. Fortunately, today’s digital world makes it much easier to put in a standing order for a rent payment and not have to remember to write a check each month. Following are…Read More

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Grilling Etiquette In A Rental Property

Summer has arrived, and for many, this also signals the start of grilling season. When you are in a rental property, there are a few points of etiquette and caution that you should follow if you want to keep both your landlord and your neighbors happy without sacrificing your prize-winning burgers. 1. Keep the grill away from…Read More