Tenants are unique consumers. They don't just rent a product and take it home. The product is their home. Questions crop up at every turn, "Can my landlord charge a hundred-dollar bounce fee? Turn down a family with kids? Walk in unannounced? Fortunately, several excellent Web sites exist, brimming with housing and consumer information from sea to shining sea. One mega- linked resource, FirstGov for Consumers, is provided free of charge by the Federal government. Found via www.consumer.gov, the home page covers a myriad of topics, ranging from "Home and Community" to "Disability Info." to the "Do Not Call registry." That's just a sample, and clicking "about" will provide a complete list, with descriptions of 180 participating government agencies. Clicking on any agency will transport the ...
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