You move into a new place and as soon as you move in they ask for your first months rent, plus a security deposit. That’s a lot of money to fork over at first, but with the right amount of care and precautions it’s possible to get all of your security deposit back. Through cleanliness, knowing your rights, and taking precautions from the beginning will definitely ensure you receive your full security deposit and a great letter of recommendation.
It’s always vital to ask questions about your, could be, future new home. Despite all the obvious questions such as price, payment date, late fee, and utilities to name a few, there are some other questions that are pretty important to ask as well. Landlords want to rent their place, and willingly will not give you information that will deter you from renting their apartment.
Searching for student apartments and off-campus rentals can be a time-consuming process, but that doesn’t mean the endeavor has to be filled with complications. College students who assess their housing needs before they even go on an apartment tour might end up saving time and stave off stress in the long run. Regardless of how limited the rental options might be in your college town, a preliminary examination of what you’re looking for in an apartment can be a helpful part of the search process. To that end, that brings us to our first three search tips:
We’ve had a few visitors write us asking about tenant rights and how to protect those rights, so we took a little time to write down a few suggestions. We share these suggestions down below. Keep in mind, tenant rights vary from state to state and the suggestions we share with you are very basic. For a complete list of your rights in your state, please visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development tenant rights page.