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Chicago’s 45 buildings with “problem landlords” are publicly put on notice -

Nobody wants to think about losing their home, for whatever reason. Whether it’s because of financial problems, ill health, or problems with a landlord, becoming homeless can have a severe impact on your life and well-being. It can be good to kn

Open Data as an Accountability Tool: Chicago’s Problem Landlord List Chicago’s latest major data set release is a list and map of “problem landlords,” or residential building owners across the city that have racked up numerous citations for failing to provide tenants with basic services and protections.

from House Beautiful

10 Problems Only Renters Understand (Solved!)

Plugging in the vacuum is so much harder when the plate won’t stay still—and why are they turning yellow? The fix: Don’t hesitate for a second: Replace those suckers, and put back the originals when you leave. If you’re really truly nervous about your landlord getting upset, you can always cover your plates with washi tape, like this blogger did. -

Ugly (and dirty, old) fridges can be a problem in rentals. But you can disguise them without permanently altering them. We Can Make Anything has the instructions. First I lined the side of my refrigerator with white contact paper.

from Lovely Blog

What to Look for During an Apartment Inspection

Before you move into your apartment, spend 10 minutes with your landlord checking out the unit. This apartment inspection could save you money in the future!