The Astronomical Cost of Rent, and a Comparison of Apartments in the U.S., Mexico, and Thailand
Many people agree the U.S rental market is overinflated. More and more, as rent increases, people can't afford to live. If you are considering living abroad for a period of time, the amenities offered when renting an apartment really open up, and you will save money.
How to Deal With a Landlord Who Mistreats Their Tenants
A collection of useful information to help you deal with a rude landlord who mistreats tenants. Holding a landlord accountable is a process that begins the moment you are handed the lease.
What to Do If You Can't Pay Rent and Are Facing Eviction
There are options and protections in place for you if you cannot pay rent and are facing eviction. Learn about which next steps to take.
What Can I Do if My Roommate Can't or Won’t Pay Rent?
Your roommate can't (or won't) pay rent? In certain situations, there might be some protection or leniency around what you can do to save yourself the financial burden.
Cash for Keys: A Better Option When Tenants Are in Trouble
Tenants, like people everywhere, have ups and downs, and bad things happen to good tenants. When a tenant just can't pay rent and you have to end their tenancy, you can make the farewell as friendly as possible.
What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Renting?
In this article, I examine the advantages and disadvantages of renting versus owning real estate. Factors such as taxes, insurance, building equity, investment strategies, and personal freedom are discussed.
Extended Eviction Moratorium? All Is Not Lost for the Landlord
Whether you want to do it or not, sometimes evicting the tenant is a matter of your own survival. How many rent payments on how many units can you miss before the financial crisis sets in? I know of some landlords who start the process if the rent check is five or ten days late.
Letting (Leasing) Your French Real Estate: What You Need to Know About Tenants
In France, renting a home or apartment is called “letting.” Like other people, the French do things their way. So read up before you rent out your vacation home.
9 Things to Consider Before Renting a New Apartment or Townhouse
Virtually everyone has gone through the often stressful process of finding a new apartment a time or two. What are some things you should ask before signing your new lease?
6 Things You Need to Consider Before Renting Out Your RV
What you need to understand about the risks you may be taking if you decide to rent out your RV to make money.
Your Guide to Overcoming Issues With Your Apartment Complex
So you've moved into your apartment, and you have noticed a few issues. These tips will help you to overcome those issues by working with your property manager.
Renting Your First House: A Checklist and Guide
There are some huge differences between renting a house and renting an apartment! Guide to searching for a house to rent, including house hunting, determining how much rent you can afford, what to look for in a rental house, and how to crush the rental application process.
Sample Complaint Letters to a Landlord About Rent Increases
Will a rent increase not fit into your tight budget? Consider writing a letter to your landlord.
How to Avoid Apartment and House Rental Scams on Craigslist
Scams and fraudulent postings make finding apartments and houses to rent on Craigslist a daunting task. This article aims to help you avoid some of the most common scams.
What to Do If Your Landlord Won't Make Repairs to Property
How to legally get an owner to fix something, and how to deal with other bad owner behavior.
Things You Should Know About Being a Rent Guarantor
Has someone asked you to be their guarantor? Here's what you need to know. Find out about the responsibilities and risks of being a rent guarantor with this no-nonsense guide.
Tax Credit and Income-Based Apartments
Of all the low-income housing programs, tax credit apartments (or, income-based apartments) are the least hassle. There are no long waiting lists and no lengthy application rituals (like the ones associated with section 8 housing). Here's what you need to know.
How to Find Low-Cost Extended-Stay Hotels and Motels
Learn pros and cons of extended-stay hotels and motels, tips for making your stay comfortable, and more.
How to Find Housing With an Eviction on Your Credit
Having an eviction or foreclosure on your credit can seriously impair your ability to rent another apartment or home. But don't give up.
Getting Your First Apartment: A Guide for Young Adults by a Young Adult
It wasn't easy, but I now have my own apartment. There was a lot to learn, and I wrote this guide to help other young people take that step.
Breaking a Lease With Military Orders: ETS, PCS
There are 2,278,895 service members in the United States today between active duty and reserve branches. Many of these men and women at arms will have to terminate a residential lease contract at least once during their enlistment.
Tenants' Rights 101: The Warranty of Habitability in New York
This article is a brief summary for tenants about the warranty of habitability for tenants, written by Nicholas M. Moccia, Esq., a Staten Island landlord & tenant attorney.
How to Write a "Housing Wanted" Ad for an Apartment or Roommate on Craigslist
How to write a "housing wanted" ad for Craiglist. Write your own ad, and find a home that you really want.