Why landlords do not return security deposits

To move into an apartment, you often must give your landlord a security deposit. After all, the landlord feels safer renting out property if he or she has money ready to deal with extensive damage. However, tenants do not always get their security d...

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3 common reasons tenants sue landlords

Renting a property should be a mutually beneficial agreement between two respectful parties. Often, though, one party acts in a way that complicates this. A violation of the terms of the lease or simply personal discord might motivate an escalating c...

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3 steps to take after your hailstorm damage claim is denied

If a hailstorm has severely damaged your home, you expect your insurance to compensate you. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. If you have a denied insurance claim, you are likely frustrated, confused and, frankly, angry. These are all n...

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Tenants: Learn these signs of a problematic contract

Landlord-tenant agreements should always be in writing. That said, just because there is a contract does not mean that the contract is wrinkle-free. Landlords sometimes are inexperienced. Sometimes they do not realize when a contract runs afoul of ...

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