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There are a lot of good reasons for renting a home instead of buying. Besides the obvious financial reasons, renting a property doesn't require a long term commitment, it allows you to live in a neighbourhood you might not otherwise be able to afford, and you don't have to worry about maintenance or property insurance (only renters insurance). But if you choose to rent your home instead of buy make sure you know your rights as well as what's required of you as a tenant.

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If you want to keep a positive relationship with your landlord – and really, there’s no reason not to – make sure to follow these basic guidelines.

15 Ways You Can Keep a Positive Relationship with Your Landlord (and Score Perks!)

Other than the fact that it’s just nice to be nice, having a positive landlord tenant relationship can be useful in all sorts of ways. If you want to keep a positive relationship with your landlord – and really, there’s no reason not to – make sure to follow these basic guidelines. Scott McGillivray is a real estate expert and host of HGTV Canada’s Income Property and Moving the McGillivrays.

Easy Decorating Tips for Renters from Scott McGillivray

Decorating Tips for Renters

Great decor isn't just meant for homeowners. Renovation and real estate expert Scott McGillivray shares his best decorating tips for renters.

What to look for when deciding on rental housing

Thrifty Living - Choosing a Place to Rent

What to look for when deciding on rental housing

Rental Roundup: Our Best Tips, Renters Solutions - from apartment therapy.com

Rental Roundup: Our Best Tips

There are so many benefits to renting over buying. Not being strapped down, making a phone call when something goes wrong (and getting it fixed on someone else’s dime!), and not sinking all of your money into continuous fixes and repairs, to name a few. The downside comes with the amount of customization you can get away with to really make your house a home. Fortunately, Apartment Therapy has some creative ideas.

5 Tips To Help Renters Save Money (and Headaches!): TIps every renter should know that could save them money and headaches.

5 Tips To Help Renters Save Money (and Headaches!)

5 Tips To Help Renters Save Money (and Headaches!): TIps every renter should know that could save them money and headaches.

No takers for your rental? These might be some of the reasons why… In Color Words: Why No One Is Renting Your House

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Apartment hunting tips. Definitely important before you rent your first place.

7 Rules For Apartment Hunting | Primer

Your first place is an adventure – make sure it’s a good one.

10 Important Rules for Renting a Vacation Home from Women's Day Magazine

10 Rules for Renting a Vacation Home

Plan an affordable getaway by skipping the hotel and finding a house instead

Great solutions for renters: bathrooms. via Centsational Girl.

Solutions for Renters: Bathrooms | Centsational Style

Hello hello, how are you? I thought I’d continue the Solutions for Renters series today and chat about the bathroom - a space that poses challenges equal to kitchens in rentals since most everything is fixed. The cabinets, the fixtures, the tile. Yep, you’re stuck with it. So how do you make the ...

The 10 Commandments of decorating a rental. Which ones are you obeying?

The 10 Commandments of Rental Decor

The 10 Commandments of decorating a rental. Which ones are you obeying?

Although rental rates have been rising, many landlords need you to rent their apartments just as badly as you need a place to live. Rent.com gives you four apartment lease negotiation tips to help you get the best deal.

Tips for Negotiating a Lower Rent | Rent.com

Although rental rates have been rising, many landlords need you to rent their apartments just as badly as you need a place to live. Rent.com gives you four apartment lease negotiation tips to help you get the best deal.

How to hang just about anything, even while renting -- great tips! #remodelaholic

How to Hang Art (And More!) While Renting

Maximizing a small space means going vertical. But when you're a renter, that's hard to do! Learn how to hang art (and more!) without breaking the rental rules.

15 Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Without Ticking Off Your Landlord via Brit + Co.

15 Ways to Upgrade Your Rental Without Ticking Off Your Landlord

We have 15 ways to live large and in charge in your rental without sacrificing your security deposit.

10 Temporary, Removable Products for Renters — Shopper's Guide. Just because you're renting it doesn't mean you can't still customize it to your taste.

13 Temporary & Removable Adhesive Products All Renters Should Know About

Because renters like nice things too!

10 DIY Ways to Rescue a Rental Living Room | Apartment Therapy

10 DIY Ways to Rescue a Rental Living Room

Beige walls, bare windows—- all hallmarks of a rental apartment. Some things you have to live with, but that doesn’t mean your hands are completely tied. Here are ten DIY ways to make the best of your living space. 1. Faux wall paneling (image above) adds interest and texture. If your landlord doesn’t want you to paint, get the same effect with washi tape.

How to Keep Track of the Changes You Make to a Rental. Very important if you need to leave things the way you found them OR if your landlord agrees to reimburse you for improvements you've made (just make sure to get that in writing first) — Renters Solutions | Apartment Therapy

How To Keep Track of the Changes You Make to a Rental

Have you ever made small, temporary and reversible changes around your apartment to improve the look of your space, completely and fully intending to put everything back in its place when you move out? You’ll want to read this quick, surprisingly obvious but incredibly important guide to ensuring you can put everything back the way it was when you moved in when the time comes to move out.