6 Things Every DC Renter Should Know

1. First, check if your landlord has a business license If they don’t, you have a ton of power. Renting without a business license can result in the landlord receiving a $1000 to $3000 fine on average for a first time offender (DC is harsh!). If the landlord is refusing to make a repair that […]

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Hurricane Michael: Tenant Rights and Who Pays for What

It seems like just yesterday we wrote about Hurricane Florence. Here’s what panhandle and Georgian renters need to know… What if my apartment gets damaged? First, take lots of pictures (RenterPeace can help keep your documentation organized). Then make sure to tell your landlord about all the damages, even minor ones. They probably have tons […]

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How to Hold Landlords Accountable

All it takes to become a landlord is to own property. While many tenants have to undergo a credit check just to live somewhere, you never see such transparency from landlords. But, there is a simple way to hold landlords accountable! It can be as easy as just telling your story. Learn Your Rights Learning […]

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Hurricanes Florence and Olivia: Your Tenant Rights

Headlines about Hurricane Florence and Hurricane (or, hopefully, Tropical Storm) Olivia are blowing across Americans’ phone screens and inboxes this week. As we charge our phones, stock up on water, and do everything we can to prepare, those of us who rent our homes have an extra question. What can I do to prepare my […]

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How to Make Friends When You Move to a New City

Making new friends when you move to a new city is the difference between spending every night with takeout and Netflix, or actually exploring your home beyond your new digs. But, especially in your young adulthood, it’s intimidating. There are apps for dating. For friendship? Not so much. But it’s not impossible. Here’s how you […]

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The Definitive Roommate Chore List

No matter how much you love your roommates, keeping your apartment or rental house clean and organized can cause tension and stress. We can’t tell you how many users have written in complaining about roommates who leave dishes in the sink for months, never clean the bathroom, or bring in pets they neglect to care […]

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Interview Questions to Ask Potential Roommates

Few renters can afford the quality and location they want without sharing living space. When you achieve roommate harmony, that’s a good thing! But then there are the roommate horror stories. Renters have told us about everything from being scammed out of thousands of dollars to just pulling their hair out over omnipresent dishes in […]

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How to Set Up Your First Apartment

You’re striking out on your own, and that’s exciting! But it’s also overwhelming. Setting up your first apartment is its own unique brand of stressful because you don’t have experience or stuff. Here’s what you need to know before you start. Before you move anything in… While the apartment is still empty, clean it! This […]

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What You Need to Know Before Moving to a Big City

If you’re moving to a big city for the first time, you’re probably excited. That’s because you should be! You’re about to experience more art, culture, diversity, and sensory overload than ever before, and it’ll surround you constantly. Follow these tips to make sure you spend more time enjoying your new surroundings and less time […]

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