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How I Beat A Slumlord In Court

In the year 2009, the hit movie Avatar was released in theatres. Despite that bright spot for America, it wasn’t overall a great year for me - I was unemployed, fighting a nasty drinking problem, and suddenly and accidentally, I found myself residing in an apartment building where used condoms littered the hallway...

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John TeufelLegal

My Roommate's Tik Tok Fame Made My Life Hell

On August 22, I tweeted from Caretaker’s Twitter account, asking anyone with a unique renting experience to email me a little bit about their story, hoping to pay some freelancers to write for our blog. I got more than forty emails, but one stood out from the rest. It was a person who had signed a lease in LA wit...

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Rachel BellContent

Breaking Up When You Live Together

You meet a great person. You fall deeply in love. You decide to move in together. Your parents are like, “It’s too soon.” You ignore them. What do they know? They’re old. The power of love is stronger than any other force on earth, right? Wrong. Love is not stronger than a legally binding contract. A residential...

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Rachel BellContent

Cheapest Ways To Move Within a City

The only thing scarier than finding a new place to live is planning and paying for a move. Which mover do you choose? How can you avoid getting slammed with a million hidden fees? Should you have them pack, or should you do it? It’s enough to make you want to sign a ten year lease. But that would be very boring....

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Susannah VilaLeadership

The Best Ways To Sell Your Stuff When You Move

Moving is a lot easier - and cheaper - when you have less stuff. But it’s not always easy to get rid of things that you know you don’t want before you move. If you feel guilty throwing stuff away, you can donate it or, if you need a little extra cash, sell it. We noticed that most of the reviews we found online fo...

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Rachel BellContent

Want to Help Us Write This Thing?

At some point in the past year we looked around the world wide web and realized there's not a lot of great writing out there designed to help renters solve problems. There's a multitude of how-tos, dos and dont's and other types of advice being served up to the other (richer) side of the equation, landlords, but t...

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Susannah VilaLeadership

We Answered Your Instagram DMs With Advice For Renters

We recently asked our lovely Instagram followers to hit us up if they had any questions about renting. We got a lot of responses. Here are the best questions, our answers, and links and sources to back them up. Who pays for bed bug treatments? "Is there a solid law on who shoulders the burden of bed bug treatmen...

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Rachel BellContent
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