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.

How to Narrow Down Your Apartment Search

If you’re looking for a new place and have your eye on a certain neighborhood, this blog post probably isn’t for you. This is...

A Plant Guide for Apartment Problems

Winter is always long, and by time March rolls it’s nice to have something to remind you that the dead, frozen landscape won’t last...

Is Negotiating Rent a Good Idea?

Let's say you're the living personification of what a perfect tenant should be: you pay your rent on time, you keep the noise levels...

10 Ways to Make Your Landlord Love You

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, we asked landlords what makes them love their tenants. Here's what we found out: Make a good first impression// Fill...

5 Ways to Build a Strong Rental Application

Looking at an application and a background check is the best way for a landlord to know what kind of tenant you’re going to...

3 Tips When Moving In with a Stranger

If you're a renter, at some point you'll likely move in with a stranger. Ideally your new roommate will be delightful and result in...

How To: Soundproof Your Apartment

Nothing can make you despise your rental quicker than excessive noise. Like when you discover you have the kind of neighbors who do intense cardio at...

4 New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

Do you still make resolutions on New Year's Day? Even though I know the chance of them sticking is very slim, the organized list-making side...

3 Ways to Avoid Bad Landlords

Once I had a landlord who was convinced that the solution to every mishap was to "tap on it". Water leaking from the apartment...