Renting an apartment to a jerk

I thought this would be of interest to all of you apartment renters. This is what renting looks like from the landlord\'s point of view. There is information in this article that can help you get the apartment you want and not be rejected because you\'re acting like a \"jerk\".

Asking for a Copy of a Signed Lease

In December, I signed a lease for a new apartment. The owner wasn’t present, and the agent didn’t provide a copy, but he said the owner would give me a signed copy after I moved in. The owner did, but only after he crossed out the line that read, “Heat and hot water are included”
Pro-Tenant housing bills aren’t going anywhere

Pro-Tenant housing bills aren’t going anywhere

The Democratic Assembly used to blame Republicans who made no secret about their distaste for rent regulation laws. But last year, for the first time in more than 40 years, Democrats took control of the state senate. Assembly members and housing advocates thought there would finally be some action on housing bills, which they believed would keep the city’s housing
NYC Apartments – How To Discover The Right Apartment

NYC Apartments – How To Discover The Right Apartment

Finding your right apartment can be a stressful experience and there is a good reason for that: not only that the process might leave you frustrated but it also require much of your time. It might leave you disappointed, overwhelmed or even desperate. If you want your search to be effective as possible, you need to try your best to keep your nerves together and do your best not to stress out.

A Tenant’s Pursuit of Lost Wages

Recently the garage door of the home I rent got stuck and I couldn’t get my car out of the garage to get to work. I missed part of my job and I asked my landlord to reimburse me for lost wages. She said she doesn’t have to. Is that true? I work on an hourly salary, so I wanted to bill her for the lost hours.
New York’s Ten Worst Landlords, Part 1

New York’s Ten Worst Landlords, Part 1

The Voice has been doing an outstanding service to the city\'s renters year after year by pointing out the worst of the worst landlords. Except we don\'t agree with all of there picks. But let\'s face it. There are at least a dozen ways to slice and dice your criteria, and everyone will come up with a different list of the worst.