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#TenantTipTuesday: When repairs or habitability issues require you to find temporary housing 🏚

What does uninhabitable mean? Conditions such as mold, unstable lead paint, serious housing code violations, and lack of essential services such as water, heat, and electricity can make a rental unit uninhabitable and unsafe. Whether the repairs or the lack thereof lead to a tenant having to leave their living space, habitability issues mean you […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: No-Cause Evictions

You’ve heard the term: No-Cause Evictions. But what exactly is a no-cause eviction? Who can get one? And are you at risk?   We are here to translate the term and let you what you can do should you find losing your home without a given reason.   What is a no-cause eviction?   If […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Keeping Warm

Preparations for incoming cold weather include taking out our heavier blankets, layering up with a sweater, turning up the heat or maybe installing a weatherization kit for the inside of our windows. Landlords also have a responsibility to prepare for incoming cold weather. Some of those responsibilities include: sealing gaps throughout the home protecting pipes from […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Mold 👾

The rain is here and that means mold is ready to grow. Where there is humidity and bacteria, your home is vulnerable to mold growth. What is mold? Mold is a common occurrence when there’s lots of moisture or there’s not enough air circulation in your home. It is a type of fungi that can […]

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Tenant Tip Tuesday: Fees

Scared of hidden fees? Random charges hovering like ghosts over your head and bank account? Find out what’s okay – and what isn’t – when it comes to fees charged by your landlord. What is a fee? A fee is a payment from a tenant to the landlord that is not refundable. Landlords must give […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Documentation

Documentation is the single most important action you can take to protect your rights as a renter. Keeping good records and communicating in writing help: Increase credibility Clearly demonstrate the effort of a tenant and the lack of response of the landlord Hold the landlord accountable May help to prevent retaliation Documentation can also help: […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Getting Your Deposit Back

If you’ve ever moved, you know the endless suffering of dragging boxes, pets, family members, and furniture from one overpriced room to the next. You’ve already got enough going in your head – the last thing you want to think about is how to get your deposit back. But you need to! We’ve put together […]

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