Posts Tagged: apartment landlord

Why Are So Many Apartment Walls Off-White?
Why Are So Many Apartment Walls Off-White?

Why Are So Many Apartment Walls Off-White?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether you’re moving into your first apartment or just preparing to look for a new one, you’ve probably noticed that just about every apartment has one thing in common: off-white paint. Why is this color such a popular choice for landlords, and what color should you paint your apartment if you want to change it?…
What Happens If Your Landlord Sells Your Building?
What Happens If Your Landlord Sells Your Building?

What Happens If Your Landlord Sells Your Building?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One thing that might make some first-time renters nervous is the idea of the apartment building they’re moving into being sold. This can be a somewhat scary prospect, but thankfully, there are many legal protections in place to keep you and your money safe. Read on below for everything you need to know about what…
5 Things Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You To Know
5 Things Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You To Know

5 Things Your Landlord Doesn’t Want You To Know

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a tenant, it might seem like you’re subject to your landlord’s every whim, but that’s not necessarily true. There are numerous laws and legal protections in place for the benefit of renters – you just have to know what they are! Keep reading below for five things your landlord doesn’t want you to know.…
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…
Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas
Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

Pros and Cons: Electric vs. Gas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In our Pros and Cons series, we weigh the advantages and disadvantages of important decisions that apartment dwellers are making every day. When you’re looking to move into your first apartment, it’s common to see some apartment listings with gas heating and stoves. You might also see electric heating and stoves (and many gas appliances…
Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take
Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take

Five Common Security Deposit Deductions Your Landlord Can Take

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Security deposits are among the more significant finances involved with renting your first apartment. These deposits cover any damage you cause to your apartment, and even the most careful tenants can easily cause minor damage to their first apartments. After you move out, your landlord will subtract the monetary equivalent of any damage you cause…
Confused about Holiday Tipping? Start with Your Super!
Confused about Holiday Tipping? Start with Your Super!

Confused about Holiday Tipping? Start with Your Super!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Tipping is commonplace, from your restaurant server to your hairstylist and beyond, for providing services that you appreciate. At the holidays, tipping is a familiar way to show extra appreciation for those people that service you every day! But when it comes to holiday tipping in your first apartment, who is who and how much…