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A blog of tenant questions and TLP instructors’ answers.

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Getting Your Landlord To Take You Seriously!

Recently, TLP  Instructor Michelle Itkowitz was interviewed for a national  article entitled,   “Worried your landlord is taking advantage of you? Here’s how to make them take you seriously!”, in hellogiggles. Below are some of the tips Michelle shared with Morgan Noll for the article. Tips for Woman-Renters When Dealing with Male Landlords (1) Know your basic

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Co-Living- Three Tips for Tenants

  Tenant Learning Platform  instructor, Michelle Itkowitz, was twice interviewed on the topic of co-living, by Brick Underground – How to Tell if a Co-Living Company is Legit or Sketchy, and Understanding the Legal Issues of Co-Living: Three Ways to Protect Yourself , and Michelle also appeared on a Brick podcast about co-living – All About

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How Much Can My Landlord Raise My Rent?

A shorter version of this Article originally appeared in Bushwick Daily, where Michelle Itkowitz is the “Tenant’s Rights Adviser”. This is the fourth article in a series about your rights as a New York City Tenant. In this column, I am going to answer one of our reader’s specific questions. BD Reader Question: “How much

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Can I Keep My Cat?

A shorter version of this Article originally appeared in Bushwick Daily, where Michelle Itkowitz is the “Tenant’s Rights Adviser”. Hi, I’m Michelle Itkowitz, an instructor on the Tenant Learning Platform and Bushwick Daily’s Tenant’s Rights Adviser. This is the third article in a series that will bust some common myths contained in your apartment lease.

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