Tag: <span>APARTMENTS</span>

As I noted in the last post, romantic break-ups are the #1 leading cause for people breaking their leases on leased apartments. When this happens, everybody loses. The landlord obviously loses because the apartment will likely sit vacant for months while he tries to find new tenants.

However, the biggest losers are undoubtedly the couple who broke up and broke there lease. Not only can this negatively affect their credit scores, but it can also lead to depression, anxiety and loneliness as they struggle to go forward with their lives without the love and support of their former partners.

Luckily though, many of these break-ups can actually be avoided simple by working on your communication skills and tuning into the subtle signal’s that your partner is sending you to let you know about their emotional state. This subject of communicating through subtle signals was recently explored in a new ebook by relationship expert Jake Troy called “Love Signals”.

The main idea is that men and women communicate about emotions in very different ways. Often times, a man can be trying his hardest to express his love and adoration for his partner, yet for whatever reason she is unable to get the message. What happens next? You guessed it – she starts doubting his feelings and he becomes frustrated with her inability to understand and appreciate him. Before you know it they are packing their bags, breaking their lease and the relationship is over.

The trick, if you can call it that, is to get “in tune” with one another as quickly as possible, so that you both feel understood and appreciated. This can mean putting other things on the back burner temporarily so that you can focus on the relationship, and try to really pay attention to the signals your partner is sending you. One thing I have found extremely helpful is to focus less on the words that your partner says to you, and more on the real meaning behind the words, and the meaning of what is left unsaid.

Yes, it takes work, but nobody ever said that relationships were going to be easy. Luckily though, I think that you will find that putting the extra effort into reading your partners love signals can really pay off in the end, and I can guarantee that your landlord will appreciate you two staying together and honoring the terms of your lease!


Looking for an apartment that fits one’s preference can be easy. But one has to have some sort of mental checklist as a guide before finally signing that lease contract. Before going over signing a deal, here are some pointers to ponder on.

The first thing one needs to give careful attention to is the contract of lease. One has to scour carefully what is in the contract. It has the following policies that is needed to be obeyed while living in the rented space, and to keep one protected from complaints and misunderstandings.

Immediately ask if there is a parking space available or a bike parking area if one has an automobile. One doesn’t want his or her vehicle parked along the streets because of the possibility of it being towed, hit, or stolen.

Also, check if the apartment allows pets. There are buildings and residential villages which are strict when it comes to the enforcement of their policy of keeping pets away from the building. So if one has a small pooch or kitty, consider a flat that allows them to live, roam around or walk along the area.

The next point to look out for is if all the electric outlets work. It is for the appliances one will use and other gadgets. Take a small nightlight, plug it in the power outlet and test if it lights up. If there are plugs that do not work, request for them to be fixed. If not, then label them if one is ready renting the place.

One should also check the utilities, appliances, and furniture if they work and if they are in good condition. Heaters, wifi, air conditioning, and tap are needed to be checked and tested before considering whether one will settle in a flat. Also, check the stove if there are signs of burning.

Check for pests or any signs of infestation inside cabinets, along the floor, on the carpet, or behind the refrigerator. Also examine the bathroom and kitchen if there are molds. Let the leaser contact a pest control agent before moving into the flat.