Posts By Bekah Steenbock

Breaking a Lease

A lease is a legally binding contract. So, what happens when you break a lease? The outcome depends on the circumstances. Most landlords are willing to work with you, if you act appropriately.

disability apartments

There’s a misconception that handicap accessibility for apartments is related to ADA compliance. It’s an easy mistake to make; the ADA applies to public buildings, common areas in apartment buildings, and most units in newer apartment complexes. If you’re looking…

clean apartment for move out

Moving into a new apartment is a hard but fun and exciting process. However, you still have obligations to your old landlord, the largest of which is apartment cleaning. Landlords want to rent out your old unit as soon as possible, therefore, you need to deep clean the apartment before your move-out inspection. If you don't, you risk losing your security deposit. Apartment Guide tells you how to clean for a move-out.

co-op apartment

Co-op apartments are worth knowing about, and are fairly common in major metros, including New York and D.C. Apartments within “co-ops” can sometimes be rented, so it’s worth understanding what cooperative buildings are, how they work, and what tenants might expect when looking at renting an apartment in one of them.

stress of apartment hunting

Moving is considered one of the most stressful experiences. Apartment hunting, if unprepared, can cause anxiety. Prepare and don't procrastinate, and your apartment hunt can be fun and exciting; you’re headed toward a fresh start in a new home. So, how can you eliminate the stress? Nail down these answers BEFORE you start searching.

rent increase

You've just received what every resident dreads from their landlord. It's a rent increase notice. Your first instinct out of frustration may be to move out when the lease ends so you don’t pay another dime. However, that may not be wise or effective. There are many things to consider when you receive a rent increase.

apartment fire

These days, you have to have insurance for nearly everything. Most states require you to have car insurance. The government has required health insurance. Depending on the state, you may not be legally required to have renters insurance, however, it is an extremely important.

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