Posts Tagged: Landlord

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…
Renter’s Guide to Apartment Privacy Rights
Renter’s Guide to Apartment Privacy Rights

Renter’s Guide to Apartment Privacy Rights

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a renter, privacy and safety should be two of your top concerns. To ensure your physical privacy, meaning your landlord does not show up unannounced or enter your apartment without your explicit permission, do research on your landlord before signing your lease, and read below to know your rights and how to protect them.…
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord
Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

Smart Questions to Ask Your Potential Landlord

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Browsing through apartments can be overwhelming! After seeing one or two, the features start to run together, making it hard to differentiate what you liked about one or the other. When I was on the hunt for my last place I looked at so many apartments online that my head started spinning. However, it’s important…
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…
Making the Best of Bad Neighbors
Making the Best of Bad Neighbors

Making the Best of Bad Neighbors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
From time to time, you’ll surely encounter apartment neighbors that you simply don’t get along with. Before making a sure decision, try to get to know them! But if that doesn’t work out, you’ll need to deal with them maturely and responsibly for your own sanity and to ensure your landlord wants to extend your…
How Katherine Got Her Landlord to Fix the Sink
How Katherine Got Her Landlord to Fix the Sink

How Katherine Got Her Landlord to Fix the Sink

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
With this post we bid farewell and good luck to Katherine who has made a big move in her career and has to cut back on her extracurriculars, including blogging for My First Apartment. The good news is that this opens up another blogger slot, so if you are interested, drop us a note to…