Posts Tagged ‘Renew Lease’

8 Red-Flag Clauses of a Bad Landlord-Tentant Agreement

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For anyone who is reviewing a lease agreement prior to move-in, it helps to be able to identify some warning signs of a bad landlord tenant relationship that is waiting to happen. Sometimes, the clauses of a lease can be bad omens, where tenant rights hinge on a good reading and negotiation of “landlord laws” […] 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

Choosing Between a Fixed-Term or Month-to-Month Lease

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When renting an apartment, you may be given the option of a fixed-term or month to month lease. One is not better than the other. Which to choose simply depends on your situation and housing needs. Learn the difference between the two if you’re trying to decide which is right for you before beginning your […] read more

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

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If your lease is approaching its end, you may be considering whether to renew or start the search for a new place. The decision to stay or go can be a difficult one, especially when you look at the terms you’re being offered. It’s not uncommon for a lease to include a planned rent increase […] read more

Renting from an Owner vs. an Apartment Manager

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You have narrowed your apartment search down to two possibilities. One is managed by a property management company (PMC), or is a part of a large group of apartment communities (e.g., AMLI, Archstone-Smith, Equity Residential). The other is managed by an individual owner who may own a few properties or just the one rental you're looking at. Before you sign on the line, you weigh the pros and cons just like you are supposed to. What side of the list does this fall? Is it a pro or a con to rent from an individual landlord? read more

California “Notice to Quit” Requirements Change

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California "Notice to Quit" Requirements Change: As of January 1st, 2007, new legislation has changed “notice to quit” requirements for California landlords. A notice to quit is a formal notice ending the rental agreement or a request that the tenant relinquish the rental property to the landlord. The new legislation requires landlords to give tenants a 60-day notice to quit, rather than the former 30-day notice requirement. The law only applies when the lease term is month-to-month and the tenant has rented the property for a year or more. If you are a California renter, keep these facts in mind: read more

Negotiating Rent When Resigning Your Contract

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When it’s time to renew your lease, you don’t necessarily have to succumb to your landlord’s demands. If you’ve been a good tenant, you can engage in some savvy negotiation to get a better deal. It’s always easier for the apartment management to have a guaranteed good tenant than to have to seek out a new tenant with unknown payment and residential habits. These suggestions may help you get on your way to negotiating a better agreement with your landlord when re-signing your lease. read more