As a Tenant, What are you Responsible for

For your rental to feel like home, you should establish a trusting relationship with your landlord. Disputes are bound to arise, and you should fully understand the rental agreement, acknowledge the rights and responsibilities. The best protection against the future disagreements is a well-negotiated lease that addresses the worries of both parties. The lease agreement should avoid grey areas, outline, and clearly articulate the significant…

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Rental laws in Germany

Rental laws in Germany largely favor tenants over landlords and offer extensive protection under a very robust legal framework. However, there are various types of rental agreements and distinct provisions for different types of property. You need to carefully consider your options and study clauses of your rental agreement before signing, since it is legally binding.  Rental Agreements in Germany Regardless of the specifics of…

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7 Warning Signs in Your Residential Lease Agreement

Once you’ve found an ideal apartment you’d like to rent, chances are that you will want to immediately sign a lease or rental agreement to secure the property and many landlords will ask you to sign a “standard agreement.” Don’t! You should never be in a rush to sign such a document as these “standard leases” are often weighted in favor of the landlord, sometimes…

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Best Ways to Keep Your Apartment in Great Condition

As a renter, you’ve put significant time and effort into finding the right place to live. Whether you’re planning on staying just for this lease or you’d like to stay long-term, you have every reason to call your apartment or condo home. While the property manager is ultimately responsible for any needed maintenance and upkeep, there is a role renters can play in keeping the…

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High Rise vs. Low Rise Apartments: Ultimate Comparison

What Is a High Rise Building? There is a question that many tenants face in big cities. It’s whether they should find an apartment for rent in a high rise building or look at a low rise one instead. We know exactly what points you should consider while resolving this complex dilemma. We’ve spoken to those who preferred living in the high rise buildings and…

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It’s on The House: How to Find a Utilities Included Rental

Renting an apartment with all bills included may seem more manageable for you as a tenant, but first, we recommend you considering all the pros and cons of this idea. We’ve prepared an extensive review of this renting option, so you could make an informed decision before signing the final rental agreement. Understanding a ‘Utilities Included Apartment’ Some rental agreements may explicitly state that the…

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Run Your Bills with Ease: Complete Guide to Bills Management

In 2019 there’s more to think about than ever before when it comes to student bills. With so many companies on the market offering all kinds of different deals especially for student households, it can be hard to source the best options out there, and once you have, switch and manage them properly. In this blog post, we have done the legwork for you. Read…

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Becoming Roommates: Essentials to Consider

Having a roommate comes with several benefits. Splitting the bills is easily the biggest pro. And it’s not just rent. It’s all of the bills that include cable, water, trash, and any other services you may pay for like Netflix or Amazon Prime.

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