Posts Tagged: Landlord

How to Ask Your Landlord to Add a Pets-Allowed Clause to Your Lease
How to Ask Your Landlord to Add a Pets-Allowed Clause to Your Lease

How to Ask Your Landlord to Add a Pets-Allowed Clause to Your Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you’re moving into your first apartment, your landlord could have some very particular demands. Dealing with these demands can be a bit of a headache, and it’s often hard to get your landlord to change their mind. This is especially important if you have a pet or want a pet. Many landlords have very…
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…
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,…
How to Find a Guarantor
How to Find a Guarantor

How to Find a Guarantor

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
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…
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…