TenantsTips / USA


Tenants Tips advice and information about Renting in the USA, with information for tenants on all areas including rent assistance, rental problems and finding the right place for you to rent.

What to look for in a Rental Lease

When you sign a lease to move into a new apartment or house, you might be tempted to simply read a few sections, if any at all, find out what to look for.

How Does RAD affect Rental Housing?

The RAD program is a way for public housing units to be repaired or rehabilitated, without more money being allocated from Congress but how does it work for tenants

The Basics of Rent Control

Many of the biggest cities in America, including those in California, New Jersey, New York and Washington, D.C., have laws that limit the amount of rent a landlord can charge a tenant.

How the Fair Housing Act Impacts Renters

Perhaps one of the most sweeping laws that provides protection to renters is the Fair Housing Act.

Renter's Rights in Chicago

With more than 60% of the people living in Chicago as renters, the city government has launched an awareness campaign to teach both landlords and tenants about their rights.

Tips for finding Pet Friendly Rentals

So, you want to find the perfect place for you and your furry buddy, read out tips on the best way to go about things and avoid the wrath of the landlord.

Rental Rights for the Disabled

As a disabled person, you're provided with significant protection and rights when it comes to renting a property

Tenants Rights to Pest Control

Bed bugs, roaches, termites, rats and mice – if you’ve got a pest problem in a rental property, your landlord must step up.

Tips for Successfully Subletting Your Rental Property

The need to sublet an apartment or home rental can come about for any number of reasons

San Francisco Rental Laws

San Francisco is one of the most thriving cities in the United States, and even the world, which makes it a very sought-after rental market so it's good sense to know what laws apply

Search for Family-Friendly Rental Properties

Due to the recession and the subsequent slow recovery in the housing market, more and more families have found themselves looking for rental properties, including apartments.

What You Need to Know About Renter’s Insurance

Accidents happen to people every day, and unfortunately, some of these accidents can be quite costly so better to be insured

Top Home Security Tips when Renting an Apartment

Renters have unique security concerns, as compared to homeowners who live in single family homes so read our tips.

Tips for Finding a rental property for you

Searching for the perfect rental property can be a daunting and overwhelming experience so follow our tenants tips to point you in the right direction

Keeping a Security Deposit Protected

When you move into a rental property, you likely have to pay a security deposit, which protects the landlord in case the property is damaged in anyway.

What to Do About Noisy Neighbors

Sometimes one of the most difficult parts of being a renter, particularly in an apartment or condo complex, can come from dealing with your neighbors.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Rental Scams

It’s an unfortunate reality—renters are often subjected to scams.

California Rental Laws

California is one of the states in the U.S. that is the most sought-after in terms of renting property.

What are my Renter’s Rights?

All too often renters feel that they’re at the mercy of their landlord which they sign on the dotted line, but this is not the case.

Finding a Rental Property in New York City

New York City remains one of the most sought-after real estate markets in the world so here are a few tips to help you find the right place for you

Tenants’ Rights when using Prepaid Rental Listing Services in California USA

Know your rights when dealing with Prepaid Rental Listing Services, what their legal obligations to you are and how to get a refund of all or part of the fees you pay to them.

“World's Worst Tenants” TV Show is far from Reality

The World’s Worst Tenants TV Reality Show averaged around one million viewers in its first season but is the show sending a bad message to landlords and tenants?

Innovative Programs are allowing Americans to rent their Foreclosed Homes

A growing number of major lenders in the USA have come up with some innovative schemes to allow home owners facing foreclosure to become tenants of their own homes.

How to get Help with Rent from Churches in the USA

If you are facing eviction due to rent arrears there are several churches in the USA that may offer some assistance to you.

Should the US Government act to reduce Home Rental Prices?

A vast number of foreclosures across the USA have led homeowners to enter the home rental market but does the US Government need to intervene to reduce the cost of renting homes?

Home Rentals in the USA The New American Dream?

What implications has the current economic situation had for the American home rental market and how is the global financial crisis likely to shape that market into the future?

Fair Tenant Screening Law and how it affects Washington DC Tenants

If you are making an application to rent an apartment, house or mobile home in Washington State you should be aware of the new Fair Tenant Screening Law.

How to avoid Unscrupulous US Landlords and get your Deposit for Rent back

Here are some simple ways to ensure you do not lose the large amount of money that makes up your deposit for rent to bad US landlords who want to profit from it.

What are Housing Choice Vouchers?

Choose your own home, in an area that you like, with a Housing Choice Voucher instead of being limited to subsidized housing units.

Am I Eligible for Housing Choice Vouchers?

Are you eligible to receive a Housing Choice Voucher so that you can go out and choose your own home and the area where you would like to live?

PHA Locations for Housing Choice Vouchers

Help in Identifying Local Housing Credit Agencies where you can apply for vouchers