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The legal age of majority for the state is 18, which means the person can legally leave the family residence and the custody of their parents. The age for entering into contractual agreements is also 18, but in most cases the lender or landlord will require a co-signer.

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Q: How old do you have to be to sign an apartment lease in Texas?
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Can a 17-year-old sign a lease for an apartment in Missouri without emancipation papers but with parental permission and a boyfriend being the main leaser on the lease?

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Can a minor sign a apartment lease?

No. An apartment lease is a legal document and can only be signed by a legal adult (18 years old minimum in the U.S.A.). Possibly, the lessor might allow the apartment lease to be co-signed with an adult as a guarantor.

Can a 17 year old sign an apartment lease in Michigan?

No, at 17 you are still a minor and minor's can't sign a contract.

Can a 21-year-old sign a lease for a minor to live in and pay for an apartment alone?

No. There has to be an adult in the house.

Can a 17 year old get an apartment?

No, you have to be 18 to sign any Contracts (cell phone, Lease, etc.).

Is there any apartment homes in Georgia that will let a 17 year old rent the apartment home?

No, you must be at least 18 to sign a Lease in Georgia.

Can a 16 year old get an apartment without a job in London?

A person must be of legal age to sign a contract. A lease on an apartment is a legal contract. So a 16-year old would not be able to sign this document.

Can a 17-year-old rent an apartment in Iowa with parental consent?

No, a 17 year old cannot rent an apartment in Iowa because they are not able to legally sign a binding document. If the parents want to sign the lease and then the apartment manager agrees to let the 17 year old live there, that is fine.

How old do you have to be to get an apartment in the state of Michigan?

You must be 18 to sign a lease agreement in any state, or you have to have been legally emancipated.

Can an 18 year old high school student sign a lease on an apartment in Florida?

Yes, you would be considered "legal"

Can a 16 year old get an apartment in kinston?

Yes, if your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) sign off on the lease.

Can 16 year old get apartment in Chicago?

The legal age of adulthood in Chicago is 18, so, it would stand to reason that a 16 year old would not be legally able to sign a lease for an apartment.

Can a 17-year-old girl sign an apartment lease in the state of Washington without emancipation?

No, she cannot. She must be 18 or emancipated.

Can you rent an apartment in Louisana if you are 18 years old?

Yes. If you are 18, you are able to enter into legal contracts, therfore you are able to sign a lease.

You live in a two bedroom apartment and you would like to move out and leave your 18 year old son want to stay in the apartment he is on the lease can he stay here when you move out im his mom?

If his name is on the lease AND you are on it you are BOTH responsible for the rent, however, if you sign off on it then it is HIS responsiblity.

What is the legal age to lease an apartment?

In most states you have to be 18 years old, a legal adult to be able to sign a contract. Some states are a little different so if you find a place you like and want to rent, just call the office or people in charge and ask them how old you have to be to sign a lease.

Can my 18 year old college student sign the lease to rent an apartment?

At the age of 18, your son can enter into any legally binding contract, including a lease for an apartment. As long as he meets the requirements of the managing company, which generally include an income requirement, credit and renter's history check. If he does not meet their requirements then, he will need a co-signer to get approved. An 18-year-old can sign the lease to rent an apartment because he or she is legally considered an adult. This is the case in most states. However, there are a few states where the minimum age to rent may be higher.

Can a 16 year old live alone in Iowa?

Yes, they can. They have to have their parent's permission. And the parents will probably have to co-sign for an apartment or lease. The minor is not legally able to enter into a contract.

If a 17-year-old with a 6-month-old wanted to move out in Missouri could they sign a contract with a cosigner for an apartment?

Until you are 18, or are legally emancipated, you won't be able to sign a binding contract for the lease. But the owner may accept the cosigner's signature.

How do you find an apartment that leases to 17 year old?

Generally, anyone under the age of 18 cannot enter a legal binding contract. A lease is such a contract. So no apartment complex would ever lease to a 17-year-old.

Do you need a co signer to rent and apartment if you are a minor?

Yes because as a minor you are not legally able to sign a contract such as a lease. The co-signer must be at least 18 years old.

Can a parent sign for a 17 year old to get an apartment?

No, you have to be 18 to sign a contract.

Could you rent another apartment while you are under a lease of another and then break for lease of the old one?

yes u can it's ur money

If a Landlord makes a 17 year old in Missouri sign a lease is that 17 lease even legally binding?

no, because the lease-signer is a minor. Only adults can sign and be legally responsible for a lease.l

Can a 16 year old sign a lease in Scotland?

No - they are not legally capable of signing a lease at 16. Legally for anyone to enter into a contract (which is what a lease is) they cannot sign unless they are at least 18 years of age.