Whether you go to college in Philadelphia or Bryn Mawr, New York City or Ithaca, Hartford or Storr, Los Angeles or Irvine, you are undoubtedly surrounded by people who can and do take advantage of you. Put down the brown paper bag because I’m not talking about your university’s billing department. No, I’m talking about a different beast entirely: landlords.

As a two-time renter at Drexel University I had to deal with the Philadelphia landlord species. For the most part, I had an enjoyable renting experience but looking back there were some things I wish I had known or done differently, so instead of wasting my time trying to invent a time machine I decided to create this blog. I also created this blog because it may or may not be a requirement for my Electronic Publishing class, but that is neither here nor there. The point is: this a safe space, I’m here for you, and we’re going to get through this. Welcome to Rentology 101.

Areas to be covered:

  • Apartment hunting
  • Roommates
  • The lease
  • The Security deposit
  • Decorating
  • Maintenance
  • Legalese
  • Pets
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Fun facts

Personal Info:

My name is Katie and as I mentioned above I go to Drexel University in Philadelphia. I am currently a senior studying Sport Management and will be graduating this December. My personal mantras are “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing” and “All dogs are good dogs. Some dogs are just gooder than others.”

This is me and my pet piñata, Pepe