Form of payment is at the discretion of your landlord. The safest options are check, money order, or online through direct withdrawal from your bank account. Landlords can refuse to accept cash. We recommend avoiding paying in cash in any… Read More
If a landlord is raising the rent, they have to let the tenant know. On a month-to-month lease, the landlord has to tell the tenant 28 days in advance.
Communication is key! Call your landlord and discuss your current situation with them to see if they can be flexible. Check your lease to see what your grace period is, and if/when late fee charges will be assessed. If you… Read More
Many student-tenants seek subleases when their circumstances prevent them from continuing with their lease. Some examples of this include: Studying abroad Financial concerns/inability to pay rent No longer attending the University Roommate concerns that cause you to move. In these… Read More
Never feel pressured to sign something right then and there. If you encounter a landlord that is pressuring you into signing something quickly, walk away! Landlords who pressure you are likely trying to prevent you from noticing something and carefully… Read More
Make sure that all verbal agreements with your landlord are written into a lease. This is especially important in the case of promised repairs. Be sure to include a completion date in the clause. Only a written agreement assures you that… Read More
Landlords must disclose The name and street address of the landlord or agent the tenant is to contact for any issues during the tenancy Any utilities that are not included in the rent and also inform the tenant how the… Read More
Some landlords have gotten permission from the City of Milwaukee to allow more than 3 unrelated individuals to live in a signal rental unit. There are only a few landlords that have this license. Do not believe a landlord that… Read More
Get everything in writing. For your protection, make sure all your communication with your landlord or property manager is written down, signed, and dated in the event you need to provide a record of communication.
Camera or phone to take pictures/videos Charging cord to check outlets Pen and paper to write down information and questions Questions to ask Landlords/Rental Companies Information you may need to fill out a rental application if you choose to do… Read More