Posts Tagged: lease renewal

To Renew or To Move?
To Renew or To Move?

To Renew or To Move?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If your lease is coming up for renewal soon, give it some thought! Are you ready to renew or do you want to see what other options are available? There are pros and cons to each, but it is up to you to determine if you should renew or move. Pricing may have changed –…
Lease Renewal: Important Considerations
Lease Renewal: Important Considerations

Lease Renewal: Important Considerations

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summertime is on of the most popular seasons for moving, so many of you are likely facing lease renewals in the near future! Even if yours isn’t for a few months, read on for some things to consider before signing on for another year. In fact, your landlord will often send you the renewal lease…
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…
Your Rent Just Went Way Up: What Are Your Options?
Your Rent Just Went Way Up: What Are Your Options?

Your Rent Just Went Way Up: What Are Your Options?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You love your place, you’re getting a deal, and you’re all set to renew. Your landlord slips the renewal notice under your door … and then you see it. Your rent is going up. Way up – like 30% or more. You’re floored. You love your place, and now you have to move. How can…
Should You Renew Your Lease? 7 Questions to Help You Decide
Should You Renew Your Lease? 7 Questions to Help You Decide

Should You Renew Your Lease? 7 Questions to Help You Decide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Your lease is up soon and you’re pondering whether you want to renew. Sometimes, it’s a slam-dunk: of course you want to renew. Other times, it’s a no-brainer: no way you’re living in such a dump another year. But this time you’re just not sure. Your current place is okay … but you don’t love…
Lease Is Up: To Move or Not to Move?
Lease Is Up: To Move or Not to Move?

Lease Is Up: To Move or Not to Move?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Alissa and I just realized our lease is up for renewal. So, do we move, or sign on for another year? The answer isn’t always easy, and it’s a question that many of you will face at this time of the year. To help you with the decision, I’ll break down the different factors you…
Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part Two…Victory!!!
Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part Two…Victory!!!

Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part Two…Victory!!!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When our story left off, I had just called my ‘new’ landlord to see, well, what the heck was going on. Would we be able to keep living in our oh-so-affordable $900(!!) a month apartment or…would I need to look for a new place pronto? Well, he finally called me back. Allow me to give…
Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part One
Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part One

Lease Negotiations –“True Life” Part One

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I’ve lived the past month afraid of my mailbox. I’d pass it on my way to work, wondering Will Today Be The Day I Learn I Can No Longer Afford My Apartment? It’s a pretty horrible feeling, especially living in New York where the housing market is insane. But, day after day, nothing has come.…
The new word in the renting game is — NEGOTIATION!
The new word in the renting game is — NEGOTIATION!

The new word in the renting game is — NEGOTIATION!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s imagine something. You’re looking at apartments (ok, so you don’t need to be so creative on this journey) and after 8 dumps you spot it. You’ve found “The One.” Whether you’re planning to live with roommates or not, it has everything you’d want, be it location, space, amenities, what have you. The other thing…