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Glossary

Here are the definitions of key terms, as they relate to apartment living and rental, that every apartment dweller should know.

Absentee landlord

Accent furniture

Accessible apartment

Actual cash value

Administrative law judge

Amenities

AMGI

Appliance

Applicant

Balcony

Blockbusting

Bunk bed

Common areas

Courtyard

Cozy

Decor

Doorman

Door trim

Duplex

Eat-in kitchen

Fair Housing Act

Foreclosure

Full bathroom

Furnished apartment

Galley kitchen

Garden apartments

Grab bar

Guest card

Guide dog

Half-bathroom

High-rise

HUD

Kitchenette

Landlord

Late charge

Lease

Lease addendum

Lease term

Letter of employment

LIHTC

Linguistic profiling

Listings

Loft apartment

Low-income apartment

Market-rate apartment

Murphy bed

Name profiling

NIMBYism

Ottoman

Peephole

Prospect

Protected class

Railroad apartment

Reasonable accommodation

Reasonable modification

Rent

Rent in arrears

Renter's insurance

Replacement cost

Retaliatory eviction

Screening

Security deposit

Service animal

Slumlord

Steering

Studio

Sublease

Sublessee

Sublessor

Sunken

Tax credit property

Tenant

Terrace

Trundle bed

Utilities

Voice profiling

Walk-up

Wall curio

Wall decor

Window treatment

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