Renting

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Report: It’s Difficult To Find A Nice Apartment In Philly

The high end apartments, also known as Class A apartments, are scarce at best.

07/29/2015

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Is Rent Out Of Reach? Study Shows How 11 US Cities Stack Up

Renters are on the rise in America’s biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study released Thursday.

05/28/2015

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Legal Limits To Improving A Rental Property

Making improvements to a commercial property is usually part of the lease agreement, but making fixed upgrades to a residential property is different.

04/10/2015

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The Small Print Of Rent To Own Contracts

There are actually benefits to this type of plan if it involves technology or vehicles, but there are pitfalls as well.

12/31/2014

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Legally Silencing A Noisy Neighbor

What can you do about a noisy neighbor?

12/10/2014

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Rittenhouse Square Makes List Of Most Expensive U.S. Neighborhoods For Renters

What’s really scary about the rankings, though, is that an apartment in Philly’s toniest neighborhood is still, on average, a thousand dollars less than one in the neighborhood that ranked above it.

10/03/2014

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Legally Evicting A Roommate

How do you kick out a crummy roommate?

08/20/2014

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Landlord May Trash Your Stuff

If you’re behind on your rent, can your landlord keep and/or dump your personal property?

04/08/2014

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The Value Of Renter’s Insurance

What recourse do you have if another neighbor in your apartment building causes damage to your property by fire, flood or an overflowing toilet?

01/22/2014

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Website Geared Towards Renters Launches In 12 Cities, Including Philadelphia

The website, called “RentMatch,” offers reviews, photos and information on various rental properties in the city so that users can decide whether or not it’s worth moving in.

10/03/2013

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Financially-strapped U.S. Postal Service Looks To Lease Mail Delivery Vans

“Currently, there are no leased minivans or cargo vans in the fleet,” the ad says, but “presently, there are not sufficient capital funds to purchase new equipment.”

09/12/2013

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The Legal Responsibility Of Being A Roommate

If the beginning of the school year is the first time you are renting an apartment with a friend, there are legal rights – and responsibilities – you need to know.

08/13/2013

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Bedbug Litigation

A 69-year-old woman discovered the hard way her new apartment was infested with bedbugs. She sued her landlord and just received $800,000.

07/22/2013

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Renter’s Rights Under Foreclosure

With an estimated 30,000 apartment buildings in foreclosure, many tenants who have been paying their rent regularly find their housing in jeopardy – but there are limited protections.

07/05/2012

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Security Deposit Isn’t For Normal Wear And Tear

A landlord can’t charge you for normal wear and tear – changes that are naturally recurring regardless of how well you took care of the place – but the cost of major repairs resulting from damage you caused may be deducted for your deposit.

06/12/2012

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