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Different Terms for Different Lease Agreements

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No two lease agreements are exactly alike. Each tenant has a unique situation which requires a negotiation of the terms or the addition of more terms. Knowing the different terms of a typical agreement will help you negotiate the best agreement possible. Lease Term This clause in your lease agreement is straightforward. It lists how […] read more

Review a Sample Lease Agreement

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Before you sign your lease, it’s good to review the key terms found in a sample lease agreement.  A lease is a mutual agreement between a landlord and tenant that lays out the expectations for living in the apartment. It includes everything from how much you’ll pay for rent to your promise not to be […] read more

Sorting Through Lease Documents

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Lease documents vary in size and complexity, depending on the landlord. The general purpose of lease documents are to set forth laws and regulations designed to protect the landlord, and to a lesser extent, the tenant. When reading the lease documents, there are some important pieces of information you should pay special attention to. Things […] read more

Terminating a Lease: Know Your Rights

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Before you terminate a lease, you should be sure to know your rights as a tenant. These rights will vary depending upon the jurisdiction where you live. Despite what may or may not be written into the lease, you will have certain rights under the law. There could be any number of reasons why you […] read more

The Best Time to Negotiate a Lease

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Whether you are preparing to move to a new community, or considering an extension of your current lease, plan ahead and you may find better value or savings by timing the opportune moment to negotiate a lease. Most businesses, including rental communities, have a slow season and may be effected by other variables that will make the timing […] read more

What to Include in a Lease Termination Letter

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If you’re preparing to write a lease termination letter, there are some specific items you must include to ensure your request is approved, and that you protect yourself while still fulfilling your obligations under your current lease agreement. What Is a Termination Letter? Should you have serious issue with your current residence, lease terms or management, you […] read more

Help Finding a Month-to-Month Rental

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Month to month rentals are not as common as a year-long lease, but they can be found. Perhaps you are waiting to move into a new home, are in an unpredictable living situation, or just want to move to a new area for a summer.  Open ended leases allow you to move on short notice […] read more

Checking that Rent is Market Rate

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There are many factors that play into how much rent is charged for an apartment. The neighborhood, amenities, and even whether you have a pet can all affect the rent for a particular place. These variables can make it hard to be sure that a landlord is asking for a fair rental amount for an […] read more

How Can I Get a Month-to-Month Lease?

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The need for flexible leasing may be important for a myriad of reasons. Contract employment, college graduation, marriage, or any number of issues may cause renters to realize the need for a month-to-month lease. Short-term, month-to-month, or flexible term leasing may not be as difficult to obtain for an applicant as first thought, despite the fact […] read more