Ron Leshnower

Ron Leshnower has written two books and several hundred articles on apartment-related topics, and he has over a decade of experience living as a tenant in the New York and Boston metro areas as well as in Italy.


Ron is the author of Fair Housing Helper for Apartment Professionals (Hillocrian Creative), a Finalist in the "Business: Real Estate" Category of the 2014 International Book Awards, and Every Landlord's Property Protection Guide: 10 Ways to Cut Your Risk Now (Nolo), an #1 multi-category bestseller that can be found in law schools and libraries across the country. He has appeared as an expert on CBS News and NBC News and has been quoted in The New York Times' "Real Estate Q&A" column, Advice,,, The Associated Press' "Your Money" series, the New York Daily News, Black Enterprise,, the Real Estate Intelligence Report,, and the Landlord Law Report, among other publications.

He is the founder and President of Fair Housing Helper, which offers training for multifamily housing professionals, information and resources on housing discrimination, and a topical blog. Ron also practiced real estate law at a major New York law firm.

Ron's articles have appeared in the National Apartment Association's (NAA) Units Magazine, on and, as well as in several trade newsletters. He has also contributed on apartment living topics as a guest blogger for


Ron earned a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in New York and Massachusetts and is a member of the Authors Guild.

Ron Leshnower

Finding the right apartment and enjoying apartment life to its fullest should be every renter's goal. With a little knowledge and some useful tips, you can turn this goal into a reality. As your Guide to Apartment Living / Rental, I am committed to helping answer your questions and alleviate your concerns, and lighting the way for you as much as possible.

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