Rental application. Credit report. Income statement. Lease. Guarantor. Roommate agreement. Renters insurance. These are just a few of the terms you’re probably entirely too familiar with if you’re in the process of relocating. And by entirely too familiar, of course, I mean that you’ve heard them … [Read more...] about What’s the deal with renters insurance?
Maybe you were so desperate for a roommate that you accepted the first one who applied (avoid this!). Perhaps an old relationship went sour or a friendship fell apart. Or maybe you're frankly just sick of looking at that bowl that's been in the sink for the last two weeks. What was … [Read more...] about Can I Evict My Roommate?
One of my fondest memories involves building furniture with my dad in my very first apartment. Getting my own place and my own furniture felt like a rite of passage; a step out of college and into adulthood that I had watched so many take before me. Fast forward five years and now, my Ikea … [Read more...] about 5 Pieces of Deceptively Cool Ikea Furniture
Rent control refers to a set of laws that places limitations on how much a landlord is allowed to charge residents to occupy a property. These laws can cover anything from the timing and amount of rent increases to how frequently they can occur and what is considered grounds for eviction of a … [Read more...] about What U.S. and Canadian Cities Have Rent Control Laws?
This is a guest post written by 5-year San Francisco resident (and current master tenant) Krysta Gahagen. Interviewing roommates can be a tough and emotional process and it can be tempting to want to accept the first person you meet just to get it over with. However, the people you end up … [Read more...] about 3 Tips for Interviewing a Potential Roommate
Wade Foster, CEO of the automation software company Zapier, announced last week that they will be offering $10,000 to any employees who want to leave the Bay Area and continue working for the company elsewhere. In his post, Foster explained the rationale behind this initiative, which seems to … [Read more...] about De-location, the new relocation?
Today, the average age of renters continues to climb well into the mid-30s, leading to home ownership going down, even as rental prices go up. There are quite a few reasons why renting seems to be be more attractive than buying to millennials: Increased popularity of the "nomad" lifestyle or … [Read more...] about You Tell Us: Rent or Buy?
As a renter, you’re entitled to a certain set of rights. Because it may not always be clear what exactly these rights are, we’re going to do our best to make sure you know as much information about as many of them as possible. Although specific laws regarding a landlord's right to enter an occupied … [Read more...] about Can My Landlord Come Into My Apartment?
As a renter, you’re entitled to certain things that might not explicitly be stated in your lease. It may not always be clear what these rights are. We’re going to do our best to make sure you know about as many of them as possible. There are many situations that can occur to cause you to find … [Read more...] about Renters Rights: Breaking a Lease
As a renter, you're entitled to certain things that might not explicitly be stated in your lease. It may not always be clear what these rights are. We're going to do our best to make sure you know about as many of them as possible. Implied warranty of what? Habitability refers to the overall … [Read more...] about Renters Rights: Implied Warranty of Habitability