Posts Tagged: subletting

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…
3 Things You Need to Know Before Subletting Your Apartment
3 Things You Need to Know Before Subletting Your Apartment

3 Things You Need to Know Before Subletting Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You are tied into a one-year lease when an internship is offered to you in another city. This requires you to live several hours away for 3 months. Getting out of your lease is not possible, and you cannot afford to pay rent on two residents for 3 months. In a situation like this, subletting…
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…
12 Questions Every Subletter Needs to Ask
12 Questions Every Subletter Needs to Ask

12 Questions Every Subletter Needs to Ask

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As new grads start flooding to the housing market, subletting a roommate share is the time-tested way of scoring an apartment when your budget is not high enough for a place of your own. Whether you are looking for a short term sublet of a few weeks while you hunt for a permanent place or…
What to Do With Your Apartment Before a Lengthy Trip
What to Do With Your Apartment Before a Lengthy Trip

What to Do With Your Apartment Before a Lengthy Trip

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summer is fast approaching and with it comes ample opportunities to travel with friends, family, or solo. When you’re a renter, it’s normal to have some reservations about leaving your apartment and all of your possessions behind.  I live alone and have done my fair share of traveling so I understand the anxiety. If your…
How to Sublet Your Roommate Share
How to Sublet Your Roommate Share

How to Sublet Your Roommate Share

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Subletting is a great way to earn extra money, or at least avoid paying rent on an empty room when you’re out of town. However, when you have roommates, inviting a stranger or even an acquaintance to temporarily live in your home can be uncomfortably unfamiliar with everyone else who agreed to live with you…
How to Sublet Your Apartment
How to Sublet Your Apartment

How to Sublet Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’re in the middle of your lease but you need to move, and you don’t know what to do. Luckily, the solution is simple: you have to sublet your place. This means finding someone else to live in your apartment until your lease expires. It’s a relatively common maneuver – and here’s how to do it. The…
When the Subletter Renegs on the Rent
When the Subletter Renegs on the Rent

When the Subletter Renegs on the Rent

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Hello Gentle Blog Readers, I was going to write about urgent last-minute apartment fixes–but a friend is having an urgent problem, so I’m hoping some of you may have advice. Also, apartment living ethics fascinate me. The problem? The subletter( who is an acquaintance of a current housemate) doesn’t think she should pay rent for…
Going somewhere new means leaving someplace else
Going somewhere new means leaving someplace else

Going somewhere new means leaving someplace else

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I accepted a job offer in New York approximately two weeks ago. What I don’t think I accepted at that time, was that my life as I knew it was about to be flipped completely upside down. I know that the theme of this website is new beginning, but that cheesy song lyric about every…