How Tenants Should Negotiate a Lease

To assist you in determining which battles to choose as a tenant, a list of the most reasonable demands you may be entitled to have been summed up below. You should add or remove items from this list based upon specific clauses contained in your landlord’s lease agreement and your personal needs. Reasonable Demands Worth […]

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It’s Not Okay for a Landlord to Require…

You can choose to fight your own battles, but the following list is generally accepted as unreasonable expectations of the landlord. It’s Not Okay for a Landlord to Require the Following: Property Taxes For some reason, this story keeps creeping up with AmerUSA (a popular tenant screening company for individual landlords). It has been reported […]

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Lease Terms that are Okay to Accept

There are certain things (depending on your personal needs) that are often okay to accept, so long as they are applied to all applicants, so as not to discriminate. However, you can decide to walk away at any time. This section will merely serve as a basic guide to reasonable expectations of landlords around the […]

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Questions to Ask Your Prospective Landlord

As you are touring the rental, start firing away with your questions. While some of the answers may be coated in corn syrup, rapid-fire questions may yield some valuable information. Here is a suggested list of questions to ask your prospective landlord. These should be added to your own personal arsenal of inquiries. Questions to […]

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What to Look for Before Signing a Lease…

Just because you found a cute rental unit you fell in love with, doesn’t mean that everything is good to go. This is especially true for those of you that are looking online and are considering going about this sight unseen. Lease agreements are legally binding contracts – just like multi-million dollar movie deals and […]

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