Renting an Apartment . April 4, 2011. Terms. Tenant Somebody who rents a house or apartment for a fixed period of time. Landlord A person who owns the property and rents it to tenants. . Terms. Lease
April 4, 2011
rental properties by the landlord.
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Is the apartment complex pet-friendly?
Is parking included? Is it on-site? Is there a covered parking lot?
Is there a security system in place?
Are there washers & dryers in the building unit?
Is the apartment centrally located?
Do you have any deal-breakers?
Look at the other renters; are they your age, young families, or retired?
Check out the proximity of restaurants, public transportation, entertainment, etc.
Ask the natives
Ask yourself what neighborhood best suits you
Things to bring with you:
Terms of the lease:
When is rent due? Is there a late fee?
How much is the security deposit?
Are pets allowed?
Can things be hung on the wall?
Can the walls be painted?
Read the fine print!
Remember: A lease is a contract!
Normally, apartments provide basic kitchen appliances like cooking burners, oven, and refrigerator; some come with dishwashers.