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Will I Get Interest on My Security Deposit?

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Whether you will receive interest on your security deposit depends on state law and your apartment. If your state requires landlords to pay interest to tenants on paid security deposits and your apartment complex fits within the purview of the law, you will likely receive interest on your security deposit within a few weeks after […] read more

How to Discuss Bill Payment Options with Your Utilities Provider

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Most utility providers have various bill payment options, and it’s preferable to discuss these options with your utility provider. Discussing Bill Payment Options with Your Utilities Provider There are several bill payment options available to customers and these include online bill payment, payment by phone, payment in person, or payment by mail. Smart customers can […] read more

How to Terminate Your Sublet Rental Agreement Early

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A sublet rental agreement is an agreement drawn by an existing tenant and a potential subtenant. It allows the subtenant to occupy all or part of the rented home or apartment. The subtenant has to pay rent to the tenant and not to the landlord. The rent obtained from the subtenant can be retained by […] read more

Sublet Lease Agreements: What to Know before Signing

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Sublet lease agreements are between a tenant and a subtenant, similar to a lease between the tenant and the landlord. These agreements automatically end upon termination of the original agreement between the tenant and the landlord. A sublease is the renting out of a home or a part of the home or apartment to a […] read more

How to Draw Up a Sublet Lease Agreement

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A sublet lease agreement is an agreement between your roommate or a subtenant and yourself. A sublease is the renting out of your apartment or a portion of it to another roommate. A sublease can also mean subleasing the whole property to a subtenant who pays the rent to the actual. The tenant generally pays […] read more

When to Give Your Notice to Vacate

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If you have recently purchased a home and are waiting for the sale to close, it can be difficult to determine exactly when to give a notice to vacate to your landlord. Even though closing dates are set by your real estate agent, bank and lawyer, they are estimates more than anything. In reality, the date […] read more

3 Housing Discrimination Laws You Should Know

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Housing discrimination laws prohibit landlords from treating individuals of certain groups differently than other tenants. Federal law covers many different housing discrimination issues. Your city or state may have additional housing discrimination laws that differ from federal rules. Here are three laws you should know: 1. Protected Groups The federal government has housing discrimination laws […] read more

Apartment Tenant Rights: How to Know If It’s Legal for You to Sublet

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Your apartment tenant rights may or may not include the right to sublet your apartment. Determining whether or not it’s legal for you to sublet the apartment is essential before you proceed if you don’t want to face a lawsuit. Step 1: Check Your Rental Agreement Your apartment tenant rights should be completely outlined in […] read more

How to Avoid an Illegal Subletting Situation

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If you’re considering subletting your apartment, it’s essential that you know what constitutes an illegal subletting situation if you want to avoid a court summons, legal fees or even jail time. Remember you are still responsible for seeing that rent, utilities and other bills for the apartment are paid–not your tenant. Step 1: Reread Your […] read more