Go4Rent Magazine: Renter Edition
Go4Rent publishes a bimonthly magazine for tenants intended to be informative, educational and enjoyable to read.
Go4Rent shares tips for tenants to work with landlords regarding tenants' rights.
A past report from the Insurance Information Institute confirms only 36% of renters had renters insurance. This leaves renters scrambling after an unfortunate accident. Here are nine reasons that renters need to fix this immediately.
Fresh off of pandemic-induced eviction moratoriums, many landlords have raised their standards for tenants. In a survey by The Urban Institute, 39% of landlords reported being more stringent on screening criteria. The survey also reported that landlords are most concerned about previous evictions.
When tenants are looking for a new home, it is not always as simple as signing a lease, paying a deposit and scheduling movers. During their search for a rental, renters should prioritize the lease and the landlord, in addition to the home’s actual features. Asking the right questions can help avoid a miscommunication before it can start. Here are 10 questions tenants should always ask before moving into a new rental home.
Credit scores are a critical component in any rental application. Before agreeing to rent a home, landlords will request a credit check on prospective tenants to help determine how likely they are to pay the rent. Here are eight tips renters can use to help improve their credit scores in advance of submitting a rental application.
Mistakes happen. But what happens when that mistake requires a landlord to need to change the tenant’s lease after she’s already moved in? The response to mid-year lease changes can vary—a win-lose or lose-lose situation for the tenant or the landlord, or a win-win and a happy medium for both parties.
This signed contract formalizes the professional relationship and outlines the terms of their agreement. But is it a good idea for renters to sign on the dotted line? Yes and no. Here’s why.
Independent workers must be cautious about following tax laws perfectly when filing this deduction so their claims can stand up against an audit. The Internal Revenue Service has strict rules about if and when workers can make a home office deduction.
When tenants enter into a signed rental contract with a landlord, they’re agreeing to a set of terms that include the rental rate, residential rules and the date when the lease ends. But life happens, and sometimes renters may need to break the lease.
This article will discuss why landlords sometimes grant rent reductions and the best way to ask for a price cut without jeopardizing a potential dream home.
The excitement and expectation of moving into a new home can sometimes overshadow the many details involved with the process itself. Whether moving into a single-family home or condo rental, a large part of a tenant’s comfort and peace in their new place is resting assured that no previous tenants have access to the home.
Renters transitioning to a new home have a lot on their minds when it comes to closing accounts, changing their addresses and paying new bills. As the costs of the move pile up, they may be tempted to skip paying the last month of rent. After all, can’t the security deposit cover what is owed?
A large portion of initial funds includes at least a month or two worth of rent and a security deposit. But what happens when the renter has a change of heart and wants the deposit back?