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When Can You Legally Break Your Lease?
When Can You Legally Break Your Lease?

When Can You Legally Break Your Lease?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you have a lease on an apartment, you might find that its length is becoming a headache. Or maybe you wind up running into problems in your neighborhood, or you’ve reached a point of no return in your relationship with your landlord. Perhaps a new job offer has come up that means you need…
How to Keep Your First Apartment Safe and Secure
How to Keep Your First Apartment Safe and Secure

How to Keep Your First Apartment Safe and Secure

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We all want to feel safe at home, but doing so can be hard for a number of reasons. Feeling comfortable in your own space is vital to your emotional well-being, especially if it’s your first time living away from home. Do you want to know the best ways to keep your first (or any)…
Should You Research Your Landlord or Apartments Before Signing a Lease?
Should You Research Your Landlord or Apartments Before Signing a Lease?

Should You Research Your Landlord or Apartments Before Signing a Lease?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Trying to find a new apartment can be a pretty intimidating task; this is going to be your home for the foreseeable future! Because of this, many potential renters wonder if they should do research on the landlord or apartments. The answer is a resounding yes! Anything you can do to gain more information before…
Five Fun Ways to Get to Know Your Roommates
Five Fun Ways to Get to Know Your Roommates

Five Fun Ways to Get to Know Your Roommates

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving in with roommates you don’t know can be one of the most intimidating things about being out on your own for the first time. Up to this point, you’ve probably been living with your family, whom you’ve known forever! It might be awkward at first, but the quicker you get to know your roommates,…
Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?
Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?

Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?

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One of the most irritating sounds you could ever hear around your first apartment is the sound of your smoke detector beeping, and for good reason. Smoke alarms are made to be extremely difficult to ignore. If you’ve already checked and you’re sure there’s not a fire, there are a few other things that could…
When Can You Legally Withhold Rent?
When Can You Legally Withhold Rent?

When Can You Legally Withhold Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are times when tenants can legally withhold their rent. You have the right to safe, sanitary, and habitable housing. Plumbing that doesn’t work properly, mold, and mildew are some examples of unsafe and unsanitary conditions.  If the landlord consistently fails to provide changes to these challenging circumstances after repeated requests, then under certain circumstances,…
What to Bring When You Move: A Complete Guide
What to Bring When You Move: A Complete Guide

What to Bring When You Move: A Complete Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
So you’re getting ready to move to your new apartment, but you’re not sure if you have everything ready? Well, you’re definitely not the only one. With all the chaos on moving day, it can be easy to forget something important, but don’t worry – this guide is here to help! In this article, you’ll…
Do You Need a Mattress Topper?
Do You Need a Mattress Topper?

Do You Need a Mattress Topper?

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Proper rest is the foundation of healing and a healthy lifestyle. The mattresses we sleep on support our bodies to give us optimal sleep, but like our bodies, they also wear down over time and need protection. A mattress topper can help maintain the integrity of both. But do you actually need one, or is…
How to Find a Guarantor
How to Find a Guarantor

How to Find a Guarantor

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For first-time renters or those looking to rent without proof of stable employment and income, landing that dream apartment may take an extra effort. When you’re credible but not quite meeting all the marks, a landlord may recommend you find a guarantor, allowing you to meet their requirements in a combined group effort. If you’re…
What Is a Garden Apartment?
What Is a Garden Apartment?

What Is a Garden Apartment?

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The term garden apartment might not necessarily mean a living space with direct access to green space. Garden apartments describe a style typically no more than three stories tall (with some exceptions) surrounded by green areas designed for community access. Garden apartments may include lawns, small stylized nature parks, and community garden spaces. They can…