Tenants May Have Right To 'Repair And Deduct'If you are an apartment dweller, there may be instances when you can call a repair service and then deduct the cost from your rent.
Evicting A RoommateIt’s a common problem for many apartment dwellers. How do you kick out a crummy roommate?
Landlord May Trash Your StuffIf you’re behind on your rent, can your landlord keep and/or dump your personal property?
The Value Of Renter's InsuranceWhat recourse do you have if another neighbor in your apartment building causes damage to your property by fire, flood or an overflowing toilet?
The Legal Responsibility Of Being A RoommateIf 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.
Bedbug LitigationA 69-year-old woman discovered the hard way her new apartment was infested with bedbugs. She sued her landlord and just received $800,000.
Tenant's Have No Right To Break LeaseWhen you sign a lease, you are obligated to pay the rent every month for the term of the lease, regardless of why you want to move.
Security Deposit Isn't For Normal Wear And TearA 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.
Controversy Over 'Improvement District' For Temple University AreaThe North Philadelphia community surrounding Temple University is divided over a plan to tax landlords for more street cleanup and security.
Lead-Based Paint Testing Rules Pass City Council CommitteeIn a nearly seven-hour hearing, Philadelphia landlords squared off against child health advocates, as a City Council committee approved a plan to require more testing for lead-based paint.