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What to Do When Your Landlord Breaks Your Rental Agreement

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A friend of mine rang my bell. “My landlord just came into my home and took money from me,” he lamented. Indeed, his landlord had thought to save him the trouble of mailing the money and entered the premises, taking the envelope marked “rent.” Did he have a right to do that? No. In this […] read more

What Rental Management Looks for in Tenants

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You found the perfect apartment – a five-story walk up in the prettiest part of town – and there’s a dog park nearby for Fido. You applied with the rental or property management firm and you’re waiting to hear. It’s only been a few days, but every time you pass by your erstwhile new home, […] 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

The Importance of Reviewing Rental Agreement Forms

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When signing a lease on an apartment, it is important to closely read the rental agreement forms before signing them. While everything might seem on the level, there could be some fine print. Making sure to read over and understand everything carefully before signing is a must. Once your name is on the document, there is […] read more

How Much Should You Expect to Pay before You Sign the Lease?

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As you budget for expenses associated with renting an apartment, be sure to include costs that you have to pay before you sign the lease. These can add up, and you don’t want to begin renting an apartment in the red. Some fees may not apply based on where you’re renting and whether you have […] read more

Renting Laws: Underage Tenants and Parental Consent

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There are many laws pertaining to rental agreements. Laws put into motion to protect both the renter and the landlord. One main area of rental laws pertains to underage tenants. These rules may vary from state to state, but generally underage tenants refer to anyone under the age of 18. Some states view underage tenants […] read more

Why Has Your Landlord Broken Your Rental Agreement?

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Your rental agreement, a legally binding contract between you and your landlord, can’t be broken by your landlord unless you have breached it in some way. Understanding why the landlord has broken the agreement, and the steps you need to take, will help minimize any damage to your rental history. Why Landlords Break Rental Agreements […] read more

How to Make Your Rental Application Stand Out

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As a potential renter, you need to approach your rental application as professionally as possible. What many people do not realize is that you are actually being evaluated on whether or not the rental community will see you as a good fit. In order to maintain cohesiveness about their property and lifestyle for renters, there […] read more

Lease Termination and the Proper Steps to Take

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When considering lease termination, nothing replaces the advice of an attorney that specializes in real estate law. However, there are a few general things to keep in mind should you decide to terminate your lease early. Read the Lease Agreement Carefully This is key! Lease agreements can be very confusing and full of legal jargon. Read through […] read more