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What is section 8?
  Section 8 is a term most of us have heard being through around in conversation or mentioned on the news. But what is actually section 8? The Section 8 program is a national rental housing assistance program in the United States. It works similarly to the public housing one in that it allows…
Can I rent an apartment with a bad credit score?
  Do you have a credit score lower than 650? Have you ever gotten denied for rental applications? Renting can be incredibly challenging when you have a bad credit score. From a landlord's perspective, a bad credit score usually means late payments, or worse, financial losses. Landlords,…
Should I get renters insurance?
    For renters, renters insurance is not a strange concept and it is pretty much self-explanatory. But what renters insurance actually covers can for some be a little confusing. And if they should get renters insurance or not. Renters insurance is not mandatory, but if you're a renter with a…
What's the difference between a prewar and postwar apartment?
When you are looking around for a new apartment to rent or check out, there are some terms that often get tossed around that you may not know of. Two of the most common terms are "prewar" and "postwar". Well if you have ever been curious about those terms, you have come to the right place. To…
Can my landlord evict me?
One constant that all renters must deal with is a landlord. Most of the time, landlords are good and honest people, but sometimes, they are not. Let's say you and a landlord have been having disagreements and they say they are going to evict you. Can they really do that? The short answer is…
What’s the cost of having a pet in NYC?
Having a pet is one of the most rewarding things. However, there are many costs that come with owning a pet. While the costs are low in some places around the world, that isn't the case for New York City, one of the most expensive places in the world. The first and most obvious cost is actually…
What transportation options do I have to get to an airport?
From Manhattan to the Airport If you're new to New York there's a lot of things to get acquainted with. The different modes of public transportation are one of them. That also applies to the different ways of getting to one of the city's airports. With a population of over 8 million people, when…
How do I get to JFK?
On Route to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) New York has three main airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). JFK is the largest and busiest airport in all of New York and is located in the…
How do I get to LGA?
On Route to LaGuardia Airport (LGA) LaGuardia Airport is, just as JFK, located in the borough of Queens, but conveniently only eight miles from Midtown Manhattan. Even though LaGuardia is located closer to Midtown Manhattan, it's also considerably smaller than JFK in size. The airport covers 680…
How do I get to EWR?
On Route to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) Last, but not least, we have Newark Liberty International Airport. The airport is, as stated in its name, located in Newark, New Jersey. Heading to the airport might seem like a trek compared to the two others, but it compensates with a less…
Can I install a washer and dryer in my apartments?
Find out whether or not you're allowed to install a washer and dryer in your apartment and why it's not worth it to install a washer and dryer if your landlord says no.
Where should I install my washer and dryer in my apartment?
Learn which areas of your apartment are considered okay for installing a washer and dryer and why.
What if I lose my keys or the lock breaks?
Find out what to do if if you ever lose your keys or the lock breaks. It's not as complicated as it may seem!
What do I do with the previous tenant's mail?
Learn what protocol you should follow if you continue to receive the previous tenant's mail.
What makes an apartment illegal?
Find out what constitutes as a illegal apartment. If you’re wondering if your apartment is illegal, you can check with the Department of Buildings. All buildings built after April 1929 have a certificate of occupancy which will tell you the ways the building is permitted to be used.
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