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What Can You Do About an Apartment Rat Infestation?

Apartment Rat Infestation
At first you try to put it out of your mind. But there's no denying the scratching and gnawing that you hear between the walls. All signs point to an apartment rat infestation. Unfortunately, this is fitting because ever since the pandemic, rats have had to adapt to surrounding circumstances and have increased their presence in residential areas. It's bad enough to see a rat out in the street, but it's quite another situation when you see one...

Study: Evictions Led to Additional Covid-19 Cases & Deaths

Covid-19 evictions
The results of a new research study on the relationship between evictions and Covid-19 cases is now available to the public. With tens of millions of people in the U.S. possibly losing their homes due to eviction in the upcoming months, this research suggests that up to 10,000 people have already died from Covid-19 because of a return of eviction proceedings. Background Information Related to the Study To help people from becoming homeless in the middle of the...

Five Tips for Negotiating A Covid-19 Rent Reduction

Top 3 Tips for Negotiating Covid-19 Rent Reductions
Who doesn't want a rent reduction?! With rising vacancies and eviction moratoriums triggered by the pandemic, San Francisco renters are finally in the driver's seat when it comes to negotiating rent reductions. Landlords are cutting rent by 10 or 20 percent, offering gift cards, free rent, or other incentives for signing a new lease. This might be your chance to take advantage of the climate. Even with this leverage, you can still benefit from some helpful information about...