Archive for the ‘2. Tenant Blog Posts’ Category

Don’t Be Afraid of Section 8 Inspections

The Section 8, or the Housing Choice Voucher Program, offers landlords a great opportunity for “guaranteed” rent. Many landlords though, avoid it due to misconceptions about...

The Crucial Points to Understand about Your Rental Lease

Signing a lease without proper understanding it could lead to disagreements with your landlord or even worse, going to court. Taking the time to read your lease, asking...

My Landlord Wants to Show My Home Before I Move Out

Why Would I Want Anyone Showing the House I’m Living In? So, your lease is ending and with your target date to move out approaching in less than 30 days, your landlord is telling you they...

The 3 Most Common Eviction Mistakes DIY Landlords Make

Don’t make the mistake of thinking a tenant doesn’t have the funds to sue you. Eviction is the legal process whereby a landlord regains possession of his rental unit, typically for nonpayment...

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...

Why Aren’t the Repairs we Requested Done Yet?

Show tenants the effort being expended on their behalf while they wait. If you’re a tenant in a property managed by Royal Rose Properties, the chances are pretty good that over the course of...

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...