13 New York Renters’ Rights You Should Know

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A 2015 study found that New York City is the most expensive city in the world to rent a property in. You read that right – in the WORLD. Since New Yorkers (of both the city and the state) don't have time to sift through all the complicated legal jargon that make up rental rights documents, we identified and broke down... read

How to break your lease without breaking the law: Finding a loophole

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Life is hard to plan for. Sometimes you have to move before your lease is up – like if your roommate flakes out on you or you saw an awesome place on RadPad you just couldn't give up (we don't blame you). We've been looking at various ways someone can legally break a lease – using the warranty of habitability, or... read

Spend your entire paycheck on these Chicago pads

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It's becoming increasingly common for big-city renters to spend upwards of 40% of their pay on rent. In fact, last fall we found that cash-flush tech employees in San Francisco and Los Angeles are spending as much as 54% of their salaries to live near the office. According to Indeed.com, the average Chicagoan is taking... read

Security deposit: What it is and how to get most of it back

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A security deposit is the money a landlord will take when you move into a new place. Some may break the deposit down into labels like “cleaning deposit,” “pet deposit,” “key deposit,” etc., but it’s all the same – you have to hand over a certain amount of cash in case you (or your pet) totally trash the... read

10 California Renters’ Rights You Need to Know

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A 2015 study by Forbes placed six California cities on the list of the top 10 most expensive places to rent in the U.S. Since you're shelling out so much dough to live in the Golden State, it's important to keep up with your rights as a renter. You could track down this info, but tenant law documents are laden with tons... read

8 studio apartments that will make you forget you even want a bedroom

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Usually touted as “cozy” or “quaint,” the studio apartment has long been the go-to place for those looking for minimalist living, or a lower-cost space in a higher-cost rental market (we’re looking at you, San Francisco). For its notorious lack of space, the studio has its benefits: it’s cheaper to decorate... read

RadPad makes renting a social experience

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RadPad has long been a more friendly, social way to hunt for apartments. Connect your Facebook or LinkedIn and easily see who in your network is also looking for new digs. Today, we're taking that a step further with two new introductions to RadPad: Use your connections to get a recommendation with the... read