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How to Terminate Your Lease Early

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A lease is a legal contract between a landlord and tenant whereby a landlord permits the tenant to occupy their property for a specific period. After the contract period ends, the tenant may or may not renew it. However, there could be situations where you, as the tenant, might have to terminate your lease earlier. […]

Tips for Renting in Another State

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If you have ever searched for a rental property, you know that it can be a daunting task. The challenges of house hunting multiply when you’re looking to rent a property in another state. The long-distance rental property search can bring several unique challenges. Whether you are moving to another state for a new job […]

Renting Advice for College Students

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College life can be pretty demanding. From signing up for the right courses and attending classes to working part-time and maintaining a decent GPA, a college student has a lot on their plate. Add apartment hunting to the mix, and you might find yourself on the verge of a meltdown, because finding a decent accommodation […]

What Is A Co-Signer? Do I Need One To Rent A Home?

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Once you’ve found the apartment of your dreams, it is now time to sign the lease. Based on your circumstances, you may need a co-signer for renting in order to seal the deal. A co-signer can reinforce your application and help you acquire the home you have selected. Here is some useful information to help […]

How Do I Calculate My Price Range For A Rental Home?

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When searching for a home to rent, you are likely to begin your search by focusing on a particular area or on certain features you want. But what should be your price range for a rental home? The rule of thumb is that your monthly rent (other than utilities) should not be more than 30% […]

Before Signing Your Lease, Check Your Rental House for These Issues

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You’re pretty set on a rental house. It’s in a great city with a great school district, it has all of the outdoor space you could want, and you like your landlord. Even if you’ve looked the rental house over before, though, there might be a few things you missed. Before you sign your lease, […]

I Just Got Served An Eviction Notice – What Next?

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If you’ve recently come home to an unexpected eviction notice, we understand you must be absolutely terrified. Hundreds of questions and concerns are likely running through your head. You might also be already thinking about where you will go. However, before anything else, it’s extremely important that you stay calm and don’t panic, because the […]

Apartment Floods and Fires Risk Disclosure

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Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning at no additional cost to you, Dwellsy will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase.   When renting an apartment, there are a few essential details that every property manager or landlord is required to give prospective tenants. This typically contains rules, […]

Pro Tip: Negotiate Your Rental Lease

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Here at Dwellsy, we’re lifelong negotiators. This means we’re the kind of folks who get excited about buying a car because we enjoy the negotiation.  Weird.  We know.  Happily, this weird personality glitch serves us well when it comes to renting homes and apartments. We are amongst the very few who negotiate.  And you know what? Because of […]