Posts Tagged: Landlord

Five Essential Subletter Etiquette Rules
Five Essential Subletter Etiquette Rules

Five Essential Subletter Etiquette Rules

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’re subletting from someone, you’ll be living in an apartment that’s at once yours and very much not yours. You might be a bit worried about how you can properly feel at home while respecting the original tenant’s space. With these five essential rules for subletter etiquette rules, you should have no trouble comfortably…
Should You Rent from a Landlord or a Management Company?
Should You Rent from a Landlord or a Management Company?

Should You Rent from a Landlord or a Management Company?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Moving into a new apartment can be an exciting change, but dealing with a new landlord and getting used to how they communicate and attend to repairs can be an experience that needs adjusting. Many people can recount horror stories of renting apartments from unresponsive or uncaring landlords and living longer than necessary in poor…
Can Your Landlord Raise Your Rent?
Can Your Landlord Raise Your Rent?

Can Your Landlord Raise Your Rent?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve ever rented an apartment, you’re probably all too familiar with the nagging worry that your landlord will eventually raise your rent. In some cities, this practice is more common than in others, though it is fully legal throughout the U.S. That said, there are rules on how landlords must go about raising your…
Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting
Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

Six Questions People Forget To Ask When Apartment Hunting

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Finding a new apartment can be exciting, but there’s no doubt about it: the process is exhausting. As one address and complex blurs into the next, it could be easy to forget to ask certain questions. In this anxious mindstate, it can be easy to forget to ask your agent, landlord, or property manager some…
Crafting a Stellar Rental Application
Crafting a Stellar Rental Application

Crafting a Stellar Rental Application

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Once you find the perfect place (yay!!), it’s time to submit your rental application to secure your place! Rental Applications help landlords learn more about potential tenants and allow them to get key information, like credit and job status, so they can make smart decisions about who to rent to. As a renter, this is…
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…
Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour
Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

Must-Asks During Your Rental Apartment Tour

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your apartment tour is your chance to learn everything there is to know about your potential first apartment. After talking to the landlord or leasing agent over the phone or in their office, you’ll want to ask them for a tour of the place. Apartment tours generally last no more than a half hour and…
Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette
Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette

Moving Out: Apartment Showing Etiquette

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Are you moving from one apartment to another? If you’re in a complex or building with limited open units, your landlord will likely want to start showing your apartment to prospective renters while you are still living there. This gives the landlord a chance to fill your apartment’s vacancy before you’ve moved out, meaning if…
Dealing with an Unresponsive Landlord
Dealing with an Unresponsive Landlord

Dealing with an Unresponsive Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Small issues are bound to come up when you’ve living in your first apartment, from clogged shower drains (ew) to broken air conditioning (ugh) to aesthetic maintenance… and these issues simply require a landlord to come and fix! Even if you have a fantastic landlord who quickly attends to big issues, having an unresponsive landlord…
Signs You Found A Good Landlord
Signs You Found A Good Landlord

Signs You Found A Good Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you are looking for your first apartment, you may not realize how important a good landlord will be to your well-being and happiness during that first year on your own. But how do you tell a good one from a bad one before it’s too late? Don’t worry, there are plenty of signs that…