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10 Tips For Becoming A Knowledgeable Renter

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 08.03.2016 | Business
Nathaniel Sillin

Moving into a new apartment can be exciting. The opportunity for a fresh start or next step, and exploring a new area or living with new people can le...

Landlords And The Fight With Short-Term Rentals

AJ Agrawal | Posted 07.22.2016 | Weird News
AJ Agrawal

Welcome to the sharing economy. After years of corporations dominating markets, people have now found a way to tap into these markets without having t...

6 Risks All Smart Real Estate Investors Insure Against

Toby Nwazor | Posted 07.11.2016 | Business
Toby Nwazor

Credit Change they say is a constant thing in life. Another constant thing about life is its uncertainty. You never know what may happen in the next ...

It Won't Last

Stanley Ely | Posted 06.26.2016 | New York
Stanley Ely

I've lived within the radius of a couple of blocks on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for half a century. That, I figure, provides me with a sharp v...

8 Warning Signs Your Landlord Might Be Breaking The Law

Trulia | Posted 05.24.2016 | HuffPost Home

From those frustrating nonrefundable deposits to rentals that aren't technically legal, there are some landlords out there who don't adhere to the letter of the law.

3 Roommate Horror Stories That Can Cost You

Trulia | Posted 05.23.2016 | HuffPost Home

It's the perfect storyline for a thriller: Roommate moves in. Roommate tries to steal your identity.

Real Estate: Buying a Rental as Your First Investment

Pauline Paquin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Business
Pauline Paquin

My first property was a rental. I had some money saved, was eager to get on the property ladder, but was also planning to spend my first year after co...

5 Ways To Convince Your Landlord To Lower Your Rent | Posted 03.17.2016 | HuffPost Home

Rental housing prices are now sky high and rental payments easily take the biggest chunk out of workers' paychecks. And in certain areas, like Oakland...

The Eviction Epidemic in Our Midst

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 03.04.2016 | Impact
New York Legal Assistance Group

Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. They used to draw crowds. Eviction riots erupted during the Depression, even though the number of poor families who faced eviction each year was a fraction of what it is today.

Want Your Security Deposit Back? Ask These 6 Questions.

Trulia | Posted 03.03.2016 | HuffPost Home

When you've just landed a new apartment, a security deposit is kind of like the pile of work on your desk at 5 p.m. on a Friday. You could push it asi...

8 Ways To Deal With A Bad Landlord

Trulia | Posted 02.11.2017 | HuffPost Home

The tenant/landlord relationship can be a tricky one. Whether it's dealing with a landlord who doesn't return your calls or arguing over what qualifie...

Top 5 Risks for Airbnb Landlords in the Hamptons

Andrew Lieb | Posted 09.03.2016 | New York
Andrew Lieb

It may seem homeowners have a money tree at their house. It's easy, just rent your house for the weekend and the dollars will shake into your bank acc...

Top 5 Discrimination Issues in Residential Real Estate Leasing

Andrew Lieb | Posted 09.02.2016 | Business
Andrew Lieb

Landlords and their agents are restricted by civil rights laws from privately discriminating against prospective and current tenants. Yet, what does it mean for a landlord to discriminate? Here are the five ways a landlord can get sued under discrimination laws.

Top 5 Disputes Between Landlords & Tenants

Andrew Lieb | Posted 08.05.2016 | Business
Andrew Lieb

Savvy tenants know to dispute every aspect of the service of everything. Plus, these tenants understand the value in making the case about how the landlord didn't observe the required procedures instead of a case about the tenant wrongfully possessing the landlord's property.

Top 5 Real Estate Lawsuits Aspiring Landlords Need to Know

Andrew Lieb | Posted 07.23.2016 | Business
Andrew Lieb

There are so many get-rich-quick schemes for investing hard-earned savings in real estate to generate a huge passive income through rentals. Wake up -- nothing in life is always roses, and not everyone can be Kiyosaki's Rich Dad.

How This Landlord Fell for an Awful Tenant Scam, and How to Avoid It

Gino Zahnd | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Gino Zahnd

Recently, I met with a successful investor, landlord, real estate agent, and licensed property manager who oversees properties across Washington D.C. and Virginia, and is a Cozy customer.

The Rent Law of 2015

Adam Leitman Bailey | Posted 07.10.2016 | New York
Adam Leitman Bailey

On June 26, 2015, Governor Cuomo signed into law Chapter 20 of the Laws of 2015, a complex piece of legislation covering a variety of topics, most of them having nothing to do with landlord-tenant relations.

Adele Sarno, 'San Gennaro Queen,' Faces Eviction by Italian American Museum

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.31.2015 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

One of the last eyewitnesses to what it was actually like to be an Italian-American in Little Italy after World War II is being evicted by the very repository of this rich history, The Italian American Museum. It would be laughable, were it not so tragic. Evict her? They should hire her.

Landlord Shoots Tenant In Butt After Being Refused Cigarette: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.17.2015 | Weird News

Add this to the list of the worst landlords ever. A disgruntled Pennsylvania landlord is accused of shooting one of his tenants in the butt after b...

Top 5 New Real Estate Laws Affecting NYers in 2015

Andrew Lieb | Posted 03.29.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

New York has increased its estate tax exemption and will continue to increase this exemption through 2019, at which time it will be equal in amount to the Federal exemption.

What Affluent Renters Consider Before Securing a High-End Summer Home in the Hamptons

Andrew Lieb | Posted 03.29.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

Unless the renter completely understands the characteristics of each of the villages and hamlets that comprise the east end, the key to securing a great summer rental is to hire a real estate brokerage that has offices throughout the twin forks of LI.

Giving a Holiday Gift Can Improve Your Rental Life | Posted 02.15.2015 | HuffPost Home

Your holiday gift list might not include landlords, mailmen and property maintenance staff--but adding these key players to your gift list this season could be a smart idea.

The 10 Residents Every Landlord Encounters

Uloop | Posted 02.14.2015 | College

In every apartment complex where college students are being housed, landlords will encounter several types of students, both good and bad. So for your entertainment, here are the 10 residents every landlord encounters in a campus town apartment complex.

7 Ways to Keep Your Place Safe While You're Away | Posted 01.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're lying on a beach in the Caribbean for a week, touring the country on a road trip or spending the holidays back home, the last thing you want to worry about is coming back to a ransacked apartment.

5 Things Your Landlord Wants You To Know

Michael Corbett | Posted 12.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

Understanding the lease allows you to to avoid costly extra charges and keep you protected from giving the landlord reason to financially penalize you or worse ... evict you. Take the 15 minutes to read your lease -- it is a win/win for everyone.