How long can a landlord leave you without air conditioning?

How long can a landlord leave you without air conditioning?

A broken air conditioning system is uncomfortable at best, and dangerous at worst. After all, a hot summer day is not the same in Arizona as in Washington. If your AC system recently broke, you may be wondering how long you must put up with the heat.  Your landlord can leave you without air conditioning … Read more

How to Split Bills Based on Income Calculator

How to split bills based on your income

The income and expense conversation is probably one of the most important –or THE most important-  conversation you have to have with your partner when you start to consider moving together for the first time.  Sharing expenses in a relationship is not easy but it is essential to do it right in order to preserve … Read more

Can a Landlord Tell You How Clean to Keep Your Apartment?

Can a Landlord Tell You How Clean to Keep Your Apartment

You are renting your home from the owner, your landlord. While you live there, can the landlord tell you how to keep it clean? The short answer is yes. The landlord can expect you to keep your rental space clean. The full answer, though, is a bit more nuanced than that. Why Does the Landlord … Read more

What if I don’t make 3 times the rent? Rent rule explained!

3 times the rent rule explained

A common problem that renters face when looking for an apartment is meeting the income requirement. Most of the time in cities with a high cost of living such as Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, there is a “3 times the rent rule.” The 3 times the rent rule states that for a renter … Read more

Help! No Hot Water in My Apartment + How to Fix

no hot water in apartment

Uh oh! If the hot water is suddenly out in your apartment you may have to take matters into your own hands. You may just need a quick and easy fix, or it could be a larger issue that you need to involve your landlord in – rest assured we will do our best to … Read more

Do Apartments Have Individual Water Heaters?

Hot water is a luxury that apartment renters can’t live without. Odds are that the source of your apartment’s hot water is coming from a hot water heater. You may have some questions though and that’s where we can help. Having an individual water heater is ideal because you don’t have to worry about sharing … Read more

Renting with a guarantor: 10 common questions explained!

Renting with a guarantor

With the outrageous rental prices of big cities like New York, Chicago or San Francisco, and landlords requiring a proof of income of at least 3 times the rent it is not a surprise that young Americans find the road to their first apartment more and more difficult every year. Thankfully, renting with a lease … Read more

Can you get an apartment if you just got a job?

Can you get an apartment if you just got a job?

You found your dream job, moved to a new city and now everylandord is rejecting your rental applications. Don’t worry, landlords want to make sure that their tenants meet the apartment’s income requirements and will be able to afford the rent every month, and having a long time job isn’t the only way to prove … Read more

Bank statements for rental application, everything explained!

You found the perfect place, you earn more than 3 times the rent but now your landlord is asking for bank statements for apartment proof of income WHAAAAT? CAN HE DO IT? Showing bank statements for apartment applications is more and more common nowadays and renters can often feel like their privacy is being compromised … Read more

How to find housing as an international student in the U.S

How to find housing as an international student in the U.S

How to find housing as an international student in the U.S is one of the most frequent questions that we get from our readers. You got accepted to your dream school and felt like living the American dream but soon you realized that finding housing in the U.S as an international student is not that … Read more

7 forgotten college essentials that you need in your dorm ASAP

Forgotten College Essentials

Don’t you feel like all college packing essentials that you read online tell you the same things? Yes, you will buy that mini-fridge, and yes! you will pack your linens but what about the forgotten college essentials? Those items that you won’t know you need until you need it and it’s too late?. After reading … Read more