Apartment Life

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)…
Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?
Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?

Why is Your Smoke Detector Flashing or Beeping?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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 Is a Garden Apartment?
What Is a Garden Apartment?

What Is a Garden Apartment?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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…
How to Identify a Gas Leak
How to Identify a Gas Leak

How to Identify a Gas Leak

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Subtle and potentially lethal, gas leaks can be tough to identify without training and proper knowledge. Based on your physical symptoms and environmental signs, you can quickly and effectively find a leak in a gas line, then alert a qualified plumber or gas line technician. If you’re looking for quick tips on how to quickly…
How to Eliminate Musty Smells from Your New Apartment
How to Eliminate Musty Smells from Your New Apartment

How to Eliminate Musty Smells from Your New Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Sometimes, landlords leave an apartment vacant for months before finally finding a tenant. Neglect over time can lead to an unpleasant, stale odor plaguing your newly leased apartment space. Here’s some advice for eradicating that musty stench in your new apartment. Causes Look at your apartment layout and narrow down the possibilities of where odors…
How To Make The Most Of Your First Apartment
How To Make The Most Of Your First Apartment

How To Make The Most Of Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Living on your own is a learned skill that takes time, effort, and courage. The key is to treat your space right – it’ll give you the same in return. Now that you’ve moved into your first apartment, here are some tips that will allow you to enjoy your space to its fullest. 1. Make…
The First Apartment Guide to Induction Cooktops
The First Apartment Guide to Induction Cooktops

The First Apartment Guide to Induction Cooktops

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Do you know the new craze stylistically defeating the gas stovetop in hip restaurant kitchens across the world? The electromagnetic induction cooktop feels somewhere between magic and mad science. You can also find them in some apartments. Below, learn all about them. What are induction cooktops? Induction is the generation of electricity through magnetic force.…