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Signing a Lease With a New Roommate

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When you decide to take on a roommate, there are some things you should consider before you sign a lease. Among them are considerations as to what happens if the roommate leaves, hanging you with the responsibility of the rent. Be on the Same Page You should always spell out every detail when you are […] read more

Finalizing a Lease Agreement: Look Before You Sign

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Before you sign a lease agreement, or any legal document for that matter, you should read it carefully. Once you have read it, read it again. It is a legal document, and you need to understand every single clause within the document, because once you sign it becomes binding and forms an agreement between you […] read more

Understanding Lead Based Paint Disclosure Forms

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Renting older apartments can sometimes present an unexpected problem: lead-based paint. While any apartment building built after 1978 should be completely free of lead paint, older buildings may have lead-based paint hazards. In order to make sure that tenants are aware of any such risks, landlords are required to tell you if there is a […] read more

Are Monthly Rental Apartments Better Than Leasing?

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When you are looking for a rental apartment, you have three options available. These options are monthly rental apartments, short-term leases and long-term leases. The one that is right for you will depend on your specific needs and what you can afford. Short-Term Lease Agreements Short-term leases are a great option if you need to […] read more

Preparing Your Apartment for a Cat

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An apartment with a cat can be a fun and welcoming place to come home to after a long day at work or school. Cats are fairly easy pets to take care of and they give a lot of affection to their owners in return. Give your new cat an attractive home by properly preparing […] read more

Helpful Tips in Filling Out a Lease Application

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A landlord may ask you to fill out a lease application before considering you as a tenant. This helps to screen out tenants who don’t pay rent or pose other problems. They will ask for personal information, references, and proof of work. How well you complete the application determines whether the landlord will give you […] read more

When to Choose a Short, Long or Month-to-Month Apartment Lease

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Depending on your life situation, you may not be in the market for a traditional twelve month apartment lease. Fortunately, you have options. Know when to choose a short, long or month-to-month apartment lease by reading below. When to Choose a Short Lease Short leases are typically offered in three-month increments (three months, six months or […] read more

Provisions That Any Residential Lease Agreement Should Include

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Once your rental application has been accepted, and you are ready to sign the lease agreement, it is important to remember that signing a lease is a serious matter. Leases are legal documents, so it is important that the agreement is clear and complete. In order to be complete, the agreement should include the provisions detailed […] read more

Guarantors Explained

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A guarantor is anyone who agrees to be responsible for the payment of someone else’s debt (if that person defaults on the payment). Guarantors are required in a number of financial situations. For example, they can guarantee rental payments or be responsible for paying for damage you cause as a tenant. When a guarantor enters […] read more