Archive for the ‘Rental Living’ Category

Why Your Landlord is NOT Getting Rich Off Of You

You send your rent check every month, but have you ever really stopped to think where all that money is going? If you believe your landlord just puts it in his pocket, you’re sadly...

Are You A Landlord’s Nightmare Tenant?

We’ve all heard horror stories of bad landlords, or Slumlords. Hopefully, you’ve never rented from one!  There are also Slum-tenants out there destroying homes and avoiding paying...

I’m Moving Out! Can I Get My Security Deposit Back ASAP?!

Ah, the security deposit… a financial burden when moving in, a blessing when moving out – but wait, it’s not as easy as that. ’ Hold your horses! Chill for a sec, and...

10 Repairs that aren’t your Landlord’s Responsibility

Find out who is responsible for repairs and maintenance in your rented home. As a tenant you’re typically not responsible for any major home improvements for your rental home, such as repairing a...

“I Need to Move In a New House in Like a Week”

Here is the formula: Drive to the apartment rental office, fill out an application, they run your credit, you sign a lease and move in next day — but wait, there’s more! Hi, I’m the...

How to Kill the Mess (for Renters)

One form of insecurity of attachment is called “disorganized/disoriented” Are you a messy person? Not a gross person, like the kind that lets food sit out until it molds and attracts...

Keeping Your Rented Home Safe for Cheap

Renters are more likely to experience a home burglary than homeowners, 85% of the time. Metro Detroit has some of the most widely varied neighborhoods in the States, from blight-laden uptown...

How to Tenant: The Plain-English Guide to Royal Rose Properties’ Lease, Part II

Don’t get stuck with the entire legal responsibility. Make sure all your roommates are named on the lease. So we missed a month on this because it took a while for us to put this together, but...

How to Pack Your Stuff for a Move

One of the realities of life as a renter is that you might be called upon to move at any time, and moving isn’t easy. But it doesn’t have to be particularly difficult, either,...

How to Tenant: The Plain-English Guide to the RRP Lease, Part I

Nope, that’s not in the rental agreement. Before you sign the Royal Rose Properties lease, read this simple, plain-English guide to what, exactly, you’re about to sign. (This post is the...