Posts Tagged ‘Rental Agreement’

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

How to Fill Out a Rental Application Form

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Filling out a rental application form is a fact of life when seeking a new place to live. You’ll likely end up filling out at least half a dozen before you find the perfect match in apartment and approval. Proper preparation can make the whole process flow much easier. Always bring along two forms of […] read more

What Information Does a Standard Rental Application Require?

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Whether you’re looking to rent for the first time, or just need a quick refresher, you can save yourself time and energy by knowing some of the basic types of information you’ll need in order to complete a standard rental application. Basic information Most of the basic information you’ll need for your tenant application will […] read more

5 Reasons for Choosing Short Term Rental Apartments

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Sometimes, short term rental apartments are a better choice than long term rentals. Whenever your circumstances fall within the categories listed below, you should consider a short term rental. 1. Short Term Housing You may need a short term rental (a rental period shorter than one year) in several situations where temporary housing is required. […] read more

Emergency Contacts on Your Rental Application

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When you’re filling out a rental application, you’ll almost always be asked to list an emergency contact. On some applications, you may be asked to write down as many as three names and phone numbers. Who do you put down? Your parents? Another family member? A friend? A co-worker? The biggest question is which family […] read more

5 Factors to Consider Before Subletting

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Are you thinking about subletting your apartment to someone while you’re away? It’s a great opportunity to earn additional income if your lease agreement allows it. Here are 5 factors to consider before you let someone move into your personal space: 1. Legal Protections The number one factor to consider is whether you are legally […] read more

Can I Change the Names on the Rental Agreement?

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Many people end up with roommate situations that don’t last the length of the lease they signed. Changing the names on the rental agreement is possible, provided you follow the appropriate steps.  It’s not as easy to switch housemates as asking one to move out and another to move in. The landlord has to give […] read more

Apartments for Rent Short Term: Negotiating Tips and Tactics

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Finding apartments for rent short term is truly a specialized market, but you can find them with a little extra searching. You would think this simple concept would be everywhere in the world of leasing-“I apply, I pay my rental amount, and I sign a lease for the term I need, right?” Not so fast! Finding Short […] read more

How Your Previous Rental History Affects Your Current Application

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Rental history is one of the primary things that your landlord will look at when you fill out a rental application. Your rental history can affect you positively or negatively. What is a Rental History? A rental history is a record of your previous rental experiences (of importance to your landlords). Each time you apply […] read more