Articles for Tenants

Articles for Tenants

Rental life can be stressful, we're here to help. In the tenants section of Four Walls you'll find temporary home decor ideas, tips for negotiating with your landlord, and more.

As a veteran renter and avid internet shopper, I've spent many hours looking at home tech like smart locks and alarm systems that could make my life SO much better (probably). But, since I can't even get a text back...
When I moved into my first apartment, I had no idea what to expect. I was excited to live on my own, but soon found out that I was less prepared than I thought. Although nothing could have prepared...
How many of you have searched for student housing? Sometimes the search can get rough. My approval process for finding student housing is almost comparable to my approval process for special relationships and—believe me—I am picky. Obviously as students, we...
Most of us are pretty darn good at accumulating stuff — and cleverly stashing it around our homes to give us the false security that comes with thinking we’re not slobs, hoarders or worse. Then it comes time to move, and...
Last week all the fancy tech companies headed to Las Vegas for a little something called CES (Consumer Electronics Show). Amidst the smart cars and virtual reality devices, there are always some cool home-related things that we think would be perfect...
Picking out a place to temporarily call home can bring out the inner commitment-phobe in anyone. Once you sign a lease on an apartment, you’re locked in until death do you part (or the lease ends... whichever comes first)....
It was a challenge, but somehow we found a way to make renting even easier. Use this magic quiz to narrow down your apartment search and predict the kind of rental you should be looking for.
More families than ever are choosing to live in an apartment, even with children. Renting a place can give you flexibility, the opportunity to live in an area you could never afford to buy in and a little community...
This blog post might seem kind of random, but I recently fixed a problem that has been plaguing my apartment for months and thought it might help someone else out. If you live in an older rental, you can sometimes get...
Renters insurance is an often-forgotten coverage that is surprisingly valuable to both tenants and landlords alike. Did you know that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, rented units make up approximately 36.5 percent of occupied housing? Furthermore, a poll...
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