landlords

Evictions

How to Avoid Paying Rent When Your Apartment's in Shambles

Landlords can attempt to collect even when your place becomes uninhabitable. Here's what you need to know.
Aaron Kase
2.2.18
happy ending

How Two Homeless Men Found a Home on eBay

"We didn’t do this to become celebrities. We just wanted to find somewhere to live."
Rebecca Baden
12.18.17
scams

How to Deal with Your Shitty Landlord

More people are renting now than ever. It's important to know your rights.
Caroline Thompson
12.12.17
rent

Hate Your Shady Landlord? Here's Something to Celebrate

Cities across America are taking steps to help low-income people get lawyers to fight eviction in court.
David Dayen
8.23.17
Gaming

The Original Monopoly Was Deeply Anti-Landlord

The game of cutthroat capitalism was actually intended as a lesson on wealth inequality.
Tristan Donovan
5.23.17
Toronto

Landlords Are Using a New Digital Tool to Dig Up Dirt on Potential Tenants

It’s already pretty tough to rent a decent place in Toronto and Vancouver.
David Silverberg
9.12.16
Stuff

My Landlord Mom Refuses to Cash in on San Francisco's Insane Housing Market

In San Francisco's shitstorm of a housing market, the landlords who purchased homes before prices exploded now have the opportunity to cash in.
Jesse Alejandro Cottrell
9.4.16
Stuff

How to Claim Squatter's Rights to Stop Paying Your Rent

What is America if not a giant squat on someone else's land?
Jacob Harper
7.21.16
News

One of America's Shadiest Landlords Is Facing Possible Prison Time

Meet the "Bernie Madoff of landlords," who's charged with 20 felonies and faces 25 years in prison.
John Surico
5.10.16
News

Making Friends with the People Camping Overnight in the Rain to Buy an 'Affordable' London Home

People will sleep on the streets for the chance to buy a shoe-box flat.
Philip Kleinfeld
11.6.15
Stuff

Amid San Francisco's Housing Crisis, an Organization Turns Vacant Buildings into Squats

Homes Not Jails scouts out empty buildings in the city and turns them into squats for those who can't afford to pay San Francisco's steep rent.
Harmon Leon
9.9.15
Stuff

I Spent Months Battling Bedbugs and Years Trying to Get Them Out of My Head

I dealt with the grossest, most outrageous bed bug infestation you can imagine. But it was after I got rid of them that things really started spiraling out of control.
Jake Scott
7.31.15
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