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What is Normal Wear and Tear?

What is Normal Wear and Tear?

Generally, you are entitled to your security deposit back in full if you adhere to the terms of the lease and return the apartment in the conditioned you received less normal wear and tear. In other words, ‘normal wear and tear’ is both expected and accepted. What is...

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13 Cautions Before Renting a Home

13 Cautions Before Renting a Home

So you’re looking to rent a home from an individual, but worried about possible issues that could arise. You’ve come to the right place. Renting a home from a homeowner is substantially different from renting an apartment at a professionally managed apartment...

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Do Totally Sound Proof Apartments Exist?

Do Totally Sound Proof Apartments Exist?

So you’re about to rent an apartment, and are curious as to whether 'totally soundproof apartments' exist. While there is no such thing as a completely soundproof apartment, there are differences in sound control and some apartment complexes are built with extremely...

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Are All Apartment Buildings the Same?

Are All Apartment Buildings the Same?

Are all apartment buildings are the same? No, not all apartment buildings are the same. There are various factors, from quality of construction, in-unit apartment features, how apartments are prepared, service and maintenance and more.  See below for 16 specific ways...

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Your Roommate Wants To Break Your Lease

Your Roommate Wants To Break Your Lease

If you rent an apartment with a roommate, you are both likely to be on the lease. But if your roommate wants to break the lease, what do you do? This guide will help answer some questions about how it works. First, Who is on the lease? A lease between a...

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Which Apartment Floor To Live On?

Which Apartment Floor To Live On?

So you’re at the point where you have narrowed down which apartment complex you want to live in, but are trying to figure out which apartment floor to live on? There are pros and cons to each. Here are some things to consider – Ground or 1st Floor Apartments Many...

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Apartment Parking: How Much is Enough?

Apartment Parking: How Much is Enough?

Many renters consider 'parking' in their apartment search, but few consider parking ratios and the amount of parking that is available. So just how much parking is enough at an apartment building? Every apartment complex is different based on size, location and...

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Is a Luxury Apartment Worth it?

Is a Luxury Apartment Worth it?

So you're planning to rent out an apartment, and are wondering whether to stick to basic needs, or splurge a little on the finer things. If you can afford it, a higher end “Luxury” apartment could be worth its weight in gold – increasing your quality of life and...

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