First thing’s first, check your lease! Generally speaking, unless the damage is caused by the negligence of the tenant (tenant action or inaction), responsibility to make major repairs such as heat, air conditioning, electric, plumbing is that of the landlord…. Read More
The responsibility is that of the party indicated on a lease. There are fines for not completing these tasks, so tenants need to be aware of their legal obligations. When looking over the lease, make note of what needs to… Read More
Some rental units in the area allow small animals with an additional security deposit for each pet in the unit. If bringing a pet, look specifically for units allowing that specific type of animal. If unsure, contact the landlord to… Read More
If a landlord is raising the rent, they have to let the tenant know. On a month-to-month lease, the landlord has to tell the tenant 28 days in advance.
It is a one-time deposit of money given to the landlord at the time of lease signing to ensure that rent will be paid and other responsibilities on the lease are performed. This covers the cost if damage comes to… Read More
It is legal for a landlord to charge late fees, but all fees must be disclosed in the lease. A common example of late fees pertains to rent. Rent is typically due by the 1st of every month. A landlord… Read More
A landlord may agree to let a tenant out of a lease early. This should be given to the tenant in writing in case a dispute was to come up. If the landlord refuses to let a tenant out of the lease… Read More
Yes, absolutely! Under no circumstances should you sign a lease without your roommates! All tenants need to sign the lease and understand the contract each tenant is liable for. If choosing to sign a lease without having roommates ready, the… Read More
12 hours (may be shorter with tenant consent or for emergency situations). More information can be found in Step 16: Living in Your New Home of our Rental Timeline.