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Can I Break My Lease Because of the Coronavirus?

At Caretaker, we’ve helped thousands of people get out of their leases. Our state-by-state guide to rental law includes general guidance on how to break a lease early—but here’s what you need to know about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, specifically. Plus, check out our additional resources for renters dealing...

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No More Broker Fees for New York Renters

2019 was a banner year for renters in New York—the state legislature passed a sweeping set of reforms in July, banning the practice of charging last month’s rent upfront and setting new limits on security deposits and application fees. 2020 looks like it’s shaping up to be more of the same. This week, state regul...

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What’s the Best Renters Insurance Policy for You?

So look—we’re not here to nag, but it is a good idea to shell out a couple hundred dollars a year for renters insurance. Getting an insurance policy will protect you in a couple of worst-case rental scenarios: it’ll reimburse you for stolen stuff, pay your medical costs if you're injured in your apartment, or even...

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