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.
Never feel pressured to sign something right then and there. If you encounter a landlord that is pressuring you into signing something quickly, walk away! Landlords who pressure you are likely trying to prevent you from noticing something and carefully… Read More
Yes, it is always important to read the fine print before signing. UWM’s University Legal Clinic can provide help understanding the lease contract before signing. Since the lease spells out the tenant`s and landlord`s responsibilities, it is important for both… Read More