It’s all fun and games… until someone gets evicted. Having a new home can be a great reason to up your social game or host band practice, but as the fun amps up, so can the noise. And when you’re renting, that can mean that – legally – your landlord can kick you to the curb. Yikes! Should you be worried? Protect yourself and find out if your landlord can evict you for noise complaints before you push send on that happy hour text. Read the rest of this entry »
Trying to find an apartment to rent without going through a credit check is like trying to find a kid who hates candy. It’s not easy; however, with a little effort and persistence, it can be done.
Here are five things you can do to rent an apartment without a credit check. Read the rest of this entry »
You need a furnished apartment, and you need it soon. However, it’s pretty clear that your options are limited. After all, only some apartments come furnished, right? Wrong. Find out how any apartment can be a furnished apartment with CORT! Read the rest of this entry »
Big or small, view or no view — your apartment balcony can be a breathtaking refuge. These apartment decorating tips and tricks can help you turn it into a place you want to relax, show off, and entertain! Read the rest of this entry »
Sure, you could throw a plain old BBQ to get the summer fun started… or you could try one of these creative apartment party ideas and blow your friends away! Make your summer party one to remember, even without a backyard or a big porch. Read the rest of this entry »
The apartment balcony has become a battleground for flying the American flag in recent years. Across the country, disputes have arisen between landlords and tenants over whether the Star-Spangled Banner can wave from an apartment balcony.
Unfortunately, federal laws don’t precisely spell out in black and white what the rules are about flying the Red, White, and Blue from an apartment balcony. Nonetheless, we can give you some guidelines about the proper etiquette for showing your patriotism by flying the American flag from your apartment balcony. Read the rest of this entry »
So, you’re moving out of your apartment before your lease is up. You signed on the dotted line, but circumstances have changed. It won’t be a big deal, right? Think again.
A lease is a legal contract. In other words, it doesn’t matter if you get a new job with an hour-long commute or if your best friend offers you a room in a better apartment with cheaper rent. Sure, these are great reasons to move… but not necessarily great reasons to break a lease early.
Before you pack up your boxes and hit the road, make sure you understand the consequences of breaking a lease early. We’ll help you weigh the risks and benefits when deciding whether to leave your apartment before the end of your lease. Read the rest of this entry »
You might not get caught when you drive over the speed limit, but you’re still breaking the rules. The same can be true if you sublet an apartment without your landlord’s permission — you might not get caught, but you’re probably breaking the rules. Read the rest of this entry »
Filling out the application for an apartment and then reading through the lease can be a confusing process. We understand.
One of the things that might be a bit hard to understand before you sign on the dotted line is the difference between an individual lease and a joint lease. We’re going to break it down for you. Read the rest of this entry »
Your framed painting of dogs playing poker finally arrived! Will you hang it over the couch, bed, or in the hallway? More importantly, how are you going to hang it without damaging your apartment walls? We’ve got you covered when it comes to apartment decorating tips that won’t leave you searching for putty and paint on move out day. Try one of these damage-free ways to hang pictures to help make sure you get your security deposit back when you move out. Read the rest of this entry »