How To

Learn how to handle any situation as a renter. The authors are seasoned renters who've experienced the problems they write about.

How to Move a Piano Without Destroying It

How to Move a Piano Without Destroying It

So, you've decided to take on one of these behemoths - perhaps you found one for cheap or free on Craigslist, a common occurrence these days, or perhaps you just threw down for a 12 foot concert grand to keep in your 500 square foot studio - but now it's time to move...

Korok Chatterjee
How to handle a previous tenants mail or packages

How to handle a previous tenants mail or packages

Every renter has received an old tenant's mail. But rarely do we know what to do with it. To make things worse, tampering with someone else's mail is a felony. Whether it be opening it up or throwing it away. Here's what you can do....

Abraham Elmahrek
How to Split Rent with Your Roommates for the Mathematically Inclined

How to Split Rent with Your Roommates for the Mathematically Inclined

Here’s another issue many of our users come across – you’re renting a house or apartment with several other people, and each person has their own room. However, the rooms are definitively not of the same quality. How do we split up the rent in a fair way? The truth is there’s no unique, obvious answer, but we try to outline a fair method in this post. We consider three separate areas of the rental unit – the bedrooms, the bathrooms, and the common areas. First, we must decide what fraction of o...

Korok Chatterjee
Things To Know Before You Sign

Things To Know Before You Sign

This is a story we’ve heard over and over: “This place seemed awesome, but when I moved in I found out there were all these problems!” This is a (constantly growing) list of things to check when moving into a new apartment or house as a renter, as well as tips on how to avoid them. Why is it important? * You can protect yourself from future disputes over your security deposit if you document the condition of your unit at move-in. * The move-in condition is a good signal as to whether or n...

Korok Chatterjee

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