Posts Tagged: dealing with landlords

6 Ways To Break Your Lease
6 Ways To Break Your Lease

6 Ways To Break Your Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’re living in uncertain times. Sure, things have always been unpredictable and up in the air; life can deliver us lemons at any time, even in more prosperous times. In an age of unstable local economies, skyrocketing rental markets, lack of resources, unfriendly social climates – anything could happen, at any time, making it hard…
50 Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord
50 Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

50 Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve made a list of amenities you need, you’ve determined what neighborhood you want, and you’ve set your rental budget. Now it’s time to tour apartments and meet potential landlords. Before you choose an apartment, however, you need answers to a long list of questions. Don’t be afraid to ask your potential landlord or current…
Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties
Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties

Roommate Intervention: What to Do When Landlord-Designated “Tenant in Charge” Fails Duties

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In almost every group housing situation I’ve lived in, there is usually one tenant that handles the majority of the responsibilities. They act as the liaison between tenants and landlords, they handle collecting the rent, and they tell the landlord if there are any issues with the apartment. How the “tenant in charge” decision is…
6 Tips for Making a Winning Complaint Call
6 Tips for Making a Winning Complaint Call

6 Tips for Making a Winning Complaint Call

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you enter the adult world, one of the harshest realities is that you no longer have your mom there to make those awkward complaint calls for you. Miffed that your internet is out? Confused about that $50 fee? Perturbed that maintenance still hasn’t fixed the ice maker? Sorry, friend – you’re not 12. It’s no longer chill for…
4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application
4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application

4 Strategies to Making a Winning Rental Application

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re ready to submit applications for your first apartment, congratulations! You have searched rentals, scheduled showings, and you have finally narrowed it down to a few “ideal” apartments you’d love to live in! The hard part comes now, where your potential landlord needs to make a decision to pick the best possible tenant for…
My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords
My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords

My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the important adult life skills you learn living in your first apartment is how to deal with your landlord. If you manage that relationship right from the beginning it will help to make the first year on your own a great experience. If you mess it up, you may lose your security deposit…