October 3, 2013 Tenant Advice

Managing Your Bad Credit

Credit score is typically the most important factor used by landlords when qualifying prospective new tenants. Renters with poor credit often endure weeks of aggravation and frustration trying to locate a new apartment.

Credit scores range from 300 to 850 and are calculated based on a...

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January 25, 2012 Tenant Advice

In Chicago, There’s No Such Thing As A “Roommate” (A Cautionary Tale)

Anyone who’s taken a gander at our resource guides can tell you that apartment renting is a risky business in this town, thanks to the notorious Residential Landlord and Tenant Ordinance.  Typically it’s the part-time landlords who end up in hot water, although tenants can get themselves into a...

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