Your favorite people can stay as long as they'd like
Renters can share their apartments with immediate family, children, and one additional occupant not on the lease -- meaning your landlord can’t say your guests are overstaying their welcome. Of course, if you were hoping we’d tell you this isn’t a renter’s right, feel free to lie and tell Mom and Dad they can’t come stay with you for the week.
The roaches (and bedbugs and house centipedes and giant sewer rats) aren't your problem
Insect infestations, including but not limited to the cockroaches that were included with the apartment when you moved in, are your landlord’s responsibility, not yours. So when your property manager tries to tell you he’s adding the exterminator bill to the monthly rent, you can confidently refuse to pay. Pest problems aren’t something your landlord can shrug off, either. It’s his or her legal responsibility to at least effectively control the problem. Because, let’s be honest, roaches have colonized the entire city, and they’re hell-bent on surviving all upcoming apocalypses.