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What to pay when signing the lease?

Tenant
Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 1:08 am
Category: General Topics, Videos Post

Finding the right rental unit and signing the lease for it is a reason for celebration to many. You can now sit back, relax and look forward to moving in to your new home, knowing that all your efforts had paid off and your apartment search is now finally over. Finding an apartment also means […]

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How to legally evict occupants?

Tenant
Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 1:38 am
Category: General Topics, Landlord Problems, Videos Post

Legal occupant by definition is someone who has the legal right to stay or live in a rental property that is often backed with a lease agreement. Legal occupant who is unable to pay his rent and his other obligations can frustrate a landlord and may cause the landlord to evict him out of his […]

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Reasons a landlord can keep the security deposit

Tenant
Date: Friday, March 22nd, 2013 1:33 am
Category: Apartment Complaint, General Topics, Legal Questions, Videos Post

What is a security deposit? It is a refundable deposit tenant gives the landlord before moving in into a rental property. The tenant must abide by the terms of the lease agreement if he wishes to get his security deposit back when he moves out or if the lease expires.  On the other hand there […]

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How to determine normal wear and tear?

Tenant
Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2013 1:26 am
Category: General Topics, Videos Post

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a tenant or a landlord, it is very important that you know how to differentiate normal wear and tear from actual damage caused by a tenant to a rental unit. In order for a landlord to protect their investment property and at the same time abide by the local state […]

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Roommate’s mom living here

IL Former Renter
Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 10:04 am
Category: General Topics, Legal Questions

My roommate just got a boyfriend and is living with him so her room is empty.  Her mom is coming from out of the country so the roommate said that her mom is going to stay in her room. My other roommate and I said that we don’t want this living situation.  If the mom […]

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Noisy neighbors

Ponpoje Porapakkarm VA graduate student
Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 7:12 am
Category: General Topics, Legal Questions

I signed a one-year lease with an apartment complex. After I moved in for two months, the apartment above mine was rented to a family with kids. After then, I always hear noise  either from kids running around or someone moving funiture all days, even after 12.00pm. After not being able to sleep for 3 […]

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How to find an apartment for your pet

Tenant
Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 3:30 am
Category: General Topics, Videos Post

  Many families like to have a dog or a cat around for security purposes or for companionment. However, not every landlord allows families to have pet in their rental unit. Finding a place where the whole family and your pet are welcome to live is quite nerve wrecking. Here are some tips on how […]

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What are pet fees?

Tenant
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 1:15 am
Category: General Topics, Videos Post

Have you ever wondered why your landlord is asking and requiring you to pay for pet rent even though you had already paid for a pet deposit? Listed below are some of the reasons as to why pet rent is asked by the landlord. Is it legal to ask for pet rent? As long as […]

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Renting while apartment is for sale

Tenant
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 1:10 am
Category: General Topics, Videos Post

A tenant will be affected in several ways when the landlord or owner decides to put his investment property on the market.  However, if a fixed agreement was signed between the tenant and the landlord, the landlord cannot evict the tenant just because he decided to sell the property. The tenant can still continue to […]

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How to deal with rent increases?

Tenant
Date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 1:04 am
Category: General Topics, Videos Post

After a certain period of time, landlords can increase the rent on their rental apartment. We all know that rent is not that cheap in most areas and increase in rent normally cause a sting on the tenant. If you are a landlord, raising the rent on your property may be the only way for […]

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