Affordable Housing Options Coming to Morris County: East Hanover Developments to Offer Fair Share of Housing Options
Morris County Tackles Affordable Housing: East Hanover Developments to Offer Fair Share of Housing Options.Photo byBrandon GriggsonUnsplash. Morris County Tackles Affordable Housing: East Hanover Developments to Offer Fair Share of Housing Options.
Your Rights as a Renter in New Jersey
What can’t your landlord do? Details from eviction policies to how to protect yourself from landlord harassment. Does your landlord actively make your apartment unlivable? Does your landlord enter your apartment without permission or notice? Are they withholding amenities, ignoring your maintenance requests, increasing your rent, or evicting you without proper notice?
Over 800,000 New Jersey Residents to Receive ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Rebates Today
ANCHOR Rebates Deliver Unprecedented Relief for Homeowners and Renters Alike. Direct Deposits Start Today, and Checks Mailed in April. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio have announced that more than 800,000 New Jersey taxpayers will receive their Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) property tax relief rebate payments via direct deposit today. This marks the first batch of payments for the ANCHOR program, which expands upon the previous Homestead Benefit property tax relief initiative.
Flipping houses hurts the least of these among us
An older couple retired couple whose family I have known for 45 years was forced to move last December. I was told they had been in their home for 42 years but were renters. Their landlord died and his children decided to sell the house. The new landlord refused to renew their release and they had 60 days to find somewhere else to live. Spending 4 decades in one home and abruptly having to look for a new one had got to be traumatizing but it was done. I have been told this takes place across the state as well as the US.
Movers with bigger wallets push Charlotte apartment seekers out
CHARLOTTE, NC. - Charlotte apartment hunters are feeling the pinch as movers with larger budgets price them out of the market. According to new data from Apartment List, the rising cost of living in Charlotte has increased migration patterns, with more than half of apartment hunters in 2022 looking for homes outside the city.
The Renting Scam: Landlords Charging Unjustifiable Admin Fees to Potential Tenants
In recent years, it has become increasingly common for landlords to charge admin fees on top of application fees and security deposits when potential tenants apply for an apartment. This practice has been criticized by consumer advocates and tenants, who see it as yet another way for landlords to squeeze more money out of renters.
New Hampshire takes action to help renters charge their electric vehicles
CONCORD, NH. - Renters in New Hampshire are having trouble finding ways to charge their electric vehicles. Many renters cannot access charging stations at home, making it difficult to keep their electric vehicles charged. This is a big problem because electric vehicles must be charged regularly to work properly.
Miami, Orlando, and Tampa experiencing some of the highest rental price increases in the country
The cost to rent a home or apartment in the US has risen a jaw-dropping 350% since the 1980s. Some of the most aggressive increases have been in recent years. A new report by Bloomberg reveals that around the country, rents rose 15% on average between May 2021 and May 2022 alone.
Extended Deadline for Renters, Homeowners to Claim Up to $1,500 in Relief
Governor Murphy announces an extended deadline (Feb. 28) for renters and homeowners to file for the ANCHOR Property Tax Relief Program. During his State of the State Address on January 10, Governor Phil Murphy announced that the State of New Jersey is extending the application deadline for the new ANCHOR property tax relief program.
Advice for Renters Looking for a New Rental
Ever since my husband and I got into the business of renting out our properties, I started subscribing to blogs that deal with issues that landlords and tenants face. In our area, springtime seems to be an active time that people look for places to rent. As a renter, what can you do to improve your chances of getting picked for the rental you want? Here are a few good suggestions.
Check Smoke Detector and Carbon Monoxide Alarms this Weekend
Check your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms this daylight savings day!Morristown Minute. NJDFS reminds residents that the end of daylight saving time this Sunday, November 6 is a good time to check their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms.
67-year-old Tennessee man working multiple jobs "shocked and worried" when his rent goes up an extra $300 a month
Renters in Tennessee are experiencing dramatic rent increases when it comes time to renew their apartment leases. As a result, finding affordable housing has become increasingly difficult for many middle-class renters already working multiple jobs to make ends meet.
Florida rental assistance program shuts down abruptly, leaving renters who were "approved" for help facing eviction
The Florida rental assistance program "OUR Florida" was designed to help low-income renters who are struggling to make ends meet. However, after an abrupt closure announcement, many renters who were approved for help but did not receive the promised funds are facing eviction.
Your Pet, Your Home: Learn and Understand Pets' Policy Before You Rent or Buy an Apartment
Ask questions and understand pets' regulations before you sign a lease or a contract for a new house or an apartment (townhouse, cooperative, or condominium)—tips for pet owners and property owners.
Pennsylvania landlord sued by DOJ for discrimination, refusing to allow disabled tenants to keep support animals
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania property management company alleging discrimination on the basis of disability and refusing to make reasonable accommodations as required under the Fair Housing Act.
Florida tenants approved for rental assistance say they haven't "seen a dime" and now face eviction
Tenants approved for rental assistance through the "Our Florida" program claim they didn't receive the promised benefits and are now facing eviction. AntonioGuillem/Getty Images (Canva Pro license)
Lawmakers seek bill to protect renters from illegal evictions
Each year, thousands of renters are illegally evicted from their homes because they don't understand their legal rights. Now, the Louisana legislature is considering a new law that would impose greater penalties on unscrupulous landlords who use unethical practices to try to "evict" tenants.
Charleston council plans to build 16,000 "micro-apartments" to solve affordable housing crisis, but there's a catch
Would you be able to live in a 250 square foot micro apartment?. Aleksandr_Kendenkov/Getty Images (Canva Pro license) Currently, the city of Charleston has a shortage of more than 16,000 affordable housing units. However, city council members have debated the issue in recent months and have proposed a plan to build thousands of tiny apartments or "micro-units" throughout the city.
ALCO requesting additional federal funds for Emergency Rental Assistance Program
(Justin Sullivan / Getty Images) (ALAMEDA COUNTY, Calif.) Alameda County is requesting additional funds from the federal government to help with the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Denver ranks No. 13 for fitness-friendly apartment rentals, industry study shows
The study found that 96,000 apartments in Denver have access to fitness amenities.(Scott Webb/Unsplash) (DENVER, Colo.) Denver may have robust outdoor offerings but the city ranks No. 13 in the nation when it comes to offering fitness facilities in new apartment buildings, according to a recent study.