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Giving a Holiday Gift Can Improve Your Rental Life

realtor.com | Posted 12.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

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 12.16.2014 | College
Uloop

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

realtor.com | Posted 11.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

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.

5 Tips Landlords Must Know Before Wrapping-Up Seasonal Rentals

Andrew Lieb | Posted 11.03.2014 | HuffPost Home
Andrew Lieb

Just because the term of the lease is over does not mean that the landlord automatically gets their seasonal rental property back. In many States, the tenant must surrender possession of the property prior to the landlord retaking possession.

4 Things to Know Before Suing Your Landlord

realtor.com | Posted 10.20.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

The amount you're suing for will determine which court you'll go to, but in most cases you'll wind up in small claims court. Rules and compensation limits for small claims court vary by state, so ask your small claims clerk about local fees and rules.

A Legal Checklist: 5 Considerations for the Modern Landlord

Lisa Honey | Posted 10.12.2014 | Small Business
Lisa Honey

It's not easy finding the perfect balance between profit and the best match, but it's crucial to take the time to make the right choice for the good of your property.

4 Unexpected Times Your Credit May Be Checked

Credit Karma | Posted 09.07.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

When it comes to your financial health, your credit score is one of those things that'll just keep seeking you out. It's tempting to think that your credit score or credit health will only come into play when you're looking for a mortgage or a new credit card. The truth is that your credit information can be checked far more often than you might think.

Could a Bad Credit Score Make You Homeless?

Adam Levin | Posted 07.14.2014 | Money
Adam Levin

A landlord in San Francisco recently wrote letters to tenants that said if their FICO credit score was below 725 or they made less than $100,000 a year, they would have to move out. While this is an extreme case, it just goes to show that good credit is increasingly linked to your ability to secure housing.

Landlords Accused Of Kicking Out Tenants To List On Airbnb

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrera has sued several landlords he alleges evicted their tenants in order to list the apartments for elevated ra...

A Good Tenant Is Hard to Find

Charlie Carillo | Posted 05.13.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

They both heard it -- a strange scraping noise from above, just days after their new tenants moved in. Oh boy. What the hell was this? The old Bro...

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

How to Handle a Dispute With Your Landlord

realtor.com | Posted 04.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

The more detail you can muster, the more tools you give the landlord to fix the problem. Records also show that you mean business, and it starts a paper trail in case you need to take additional measures.

Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for Long-Term Renters

realtor.com | Posted 03.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

When landlords have great tenants, they are more likely to renew leases and limit rent increases. Stacy Brown, operations manager for Real Property Management, has four golden rules for building a great relationship with your landlord.

How to Rent an Apartment With Bad Credit

MyBankTracker | Posted 02.18.2014 | Money
MyBankTracker

When going to look at an apartment, bring copies of pay stubs, copies of prior years' tax returns and any proof of additional income. It will not only provide proof of income, but also of being an organized person who is serious about taking care of business.

Nelson Mandela, the Flame of Hope

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Nancy Cohen-koan

Chanukah comes to an end this week. It is the holiday of extending and holding the light. Mr. Mandela did just that in his lifetime. Perhaps he has passed the torch to all of us who admired his life. It would be a privilege and duty to keep this flame of social justice burning.

The Law Most Landlords Hope You Never Hear About

Upworthy | Rafael Casal | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

Congress does a lot of pussyfooting around, but when it comes to leases and renters, they did good this time....

Is This The Right Way To Fund Retirement?

U.S. News And World Report | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty

You may have heard that rental properties can be a great way to generate passive income. Rental properties can provide monthly cash flow, protect agai...

LOOK: 10 Most Horrifying Things Landlords Have Done

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business

First of all, just the word is off-putting: landlord. Many of us urban-dwellers don't have any land. And the person who charges above market rate for ...

Apartment Hunting In Paris

Seth Engel | Posted 01.10.2013 | Travel
Seth Engel

No Paris apartment is ever a sure thing.

A 5-Step Survival Guide for Life Off-Campus

Her Campus | Posted 10.03.2012 | College
Her Campus

The transition from life on campus to life in an apartment or house is a pretty big one in its own right, but luckily, Her Campus has you covered with the five most important things to keep in mind when you decide to venture off campus.

Lose Your House, Gain a Landlord

Lita Smith-Mines | Posted 10.25.2012 | New York
Lita Smith-Mines

Recently, a landlord looking to engage my services proclaimed that after 15 years of examining and analyzing track records, he'd thrown away the desirable tenant selection playbook.

Mom Skipped Out on the Lease and Collectors Are Chasing Me

Steve Rhode | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Steve Rhode

Sometimes the kids get hurt financially as a result. If your mother is not going to help you to repay the money which you appear to agree is due, then this will rest on your shoulders as a co-signer.

The Moment I Knew I Was an Adult

Brienne Walsh | Posted 08.22.2012 | Women
Brienne Walsh

I wanted to say something, but everything I felt was wordless. I didn't know that we shared a common fondness, or that ultimately, I would miss her more than I did the space itself.

NYC Real Estate Survival: 6 Ways to Get Your Landlord to Fix Stuff

Teri Karush Rogers | Posted 03.25.2012 | New York
Teri Karush Rogers

Compared to owning a place, renting is supposed to be a pretty hassle-free existence. If your dishwasher leaks or the window won't open, you tell your landlord and someone comes to fix it. That's the theory.