Tools and resources for renters

How to Split Rent with Your Roommates for the Mathematically Inclined

How to Split Rent with Your Roommates for the Mathematically Inclined

Here’s another issue many of our users come across – you’re renting a house or apartment with several other people, and each person has their own room. However, the rooms are definitively not of the same quality. How do we split up the rent in a fair way? The truth is there’s no unique, obvious answer, but we try to outline a fair method in this post. We consider three separate areas of the rental unit – the bedrooms, the bathrooms, and the common areas. First, we must decide what fraction of o

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Korok Chatterjee

Korok Chatterjee

28 September, 2020

Things To Know Before You Sign

Things To Know Before You Sign

This is a story we’ve heard over and over: “This place seemed awesome, but when I moved in I found out there were all these problems!” This is a (constantly growing) list of things to check when moving into a new apartment or house as a renter, as well as tips on how to avoid them. Why is it important? * You can protect yourself from future disputes over your security deposit if you document the condition of your unit at move-in. * The move-in condition is a good signal as to whether or n

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Korok Chatterjee

Korok Chatterjee

12 August, 2020

COVID-19 Renter Protections

COVID-19 Renter Protections

There is a ton of confusion around renter protections during COVID-19. Several counties and cities, along with states, have their own rules. We've made a small attempt to gather some of the resources that have been made available state, county, and city wide. It's not every thing though. Eviction Protection Useful definitions: * Paused: Court proceedings for evictions are not active. * Suspended: Enforcement of evictions are not active. * Delayed: New cases deferred. States State Protectio

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Abraham Elmahrek

Abraham Elmahrek

05 April, 2020