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Lifehacker advises how consumers can connect with a quality landlord

Apartment for rent sign in Cincinnati, photo by The Cincy Project.

Good advice or bad advice?

“I’ve always been able to find plenty of good apartments, but end up with a crappy landlord each time. How can I find a home to rent that isn’t owned by someone awful?” a Lifehacker.com reader asks columnist Adam Dachis.

The answers are thorough and outlines the pros and cons of renting through a corporate property management company, a multi-properly local landlord and a single-property landlord.

Our favorite part is the advice that “If you’ve had a string of bad landlords, it’s worth considering that you might actually be the problem.”

What do you think, is their full advice right on? What would you add?

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