Negotiate your lease like a pro

Landlords want to find good, stable tenants, so if you seem like a good candidate, they may be willing to work with you on some points. Here are five tips on how to negotiate additions or changes to your lease.

Local renters make the best out of quirky layouts

D.C.-area renters might run into any number of weird layout issues in both older and recently constructed apartments. Think super-long hallways, strangely angled walls, funky room sizes or an overabundance of doors. But there are ways to either conceal or play up less-desirable features.

No room in your rental for your hobby? Time to get creative

Space is often at a premium in D.C.-area rentals. So for folks like Corrie Allen who partake in hobbies that require both storage and room to work, it can be a challenge to indulge their pastime passions. But there’s no need to get rid of the glue gun or power drill — renters can find plenty of ways to pursue their preferred diversions.