Renting an apartment in Indianapolis, IN when there have been prior evictions can sometimes be tricky. It is best to be upfront with the landlord. They may require references and a security deposit in order to rent the apartment.
In some States, yes, in others, no. Check out state and city landlord-tenant laws before you sign a lease and tender a check for such a large amount.
Yes, it's advisable - otherwise, the landlord could require a co-signer above age 18 to also sign the lease.
Not all do. The purpose of a letter for rent payment is basically something a landlord can require prior to renting an apartment to you. This letter basically just states that you paid your rent on time every month. It is just a method landlords use to verify your rental history.
Not all rentals require leases. It is very possible to be renting on a month-to-month basis. The downside to this is that your landlord can raise your rent at any time or evict you whenever they want.
In any situation, if there are code violations, the tenant needs to notify the landlord, and give him an opportunity to correct. Some municipalities require that a landlord get a Certificate of Occupancy from them before renting - check with your local building or health inspector. But, that is an issue between the town and the landlord, not usually the tenant.
That all depends on the landlord, and the local laws. Sometimes some utilities are included in the rent, sometimes they are not. For example, some places have laws that require landlords to provide water.
Yes! Your landlord can require anything he wants in the lease.
This depends on your landlord. Even if your landlord doesn't require renters insurance, you should buy a policy anyway, since you're going to have stuff of your own in your apartment.
You do if you have a lease agreement or f you stay in the apartment when you have no lease. There are conditions under which you can withhold rent, but these conditions vary from state to state and all require formal notice to the landlord about why the rest is withheld .
To rent an apartment a person needs to have their social security number and some form of government issued photo ID. Most landlords will require past rental history and/or personal references.
Many larger apartment complexes require a background check, but you could easily rent a home or an apartment in a smaller building downtown without a clean background check. Just call and ask the landlord what their requirements are.
Most U.S. states have statutes which require the landlord to provide a "reasonable accomodation" if the unit is declared uninhabitable. This means either a similar apartment, extended stay hotel (with a kitchen), or regular hotel room and a meal allowance.
Actually, this can be a requirement from your landlord.
What U.S. cities do not require a state when listed on the References page?
The landlord must prepare the unit for rent as he would if the tenant moved out. In some states, if a tenant dies in the unit of a homicide or suicide, or was found in advanced decomp, the Landlord must state this to the potential tenant if such death occurred within the past eighteen months before any tenants move in, or the tenant can break the lease and sue the landlord for omission of a material fact.
It is very common for a landlord/rental agency to require first and last months rent and a security/damage deposit. Check local/state renters laws to ensure your rights.
Yes, you can often rent with bad credit, the only bad part is sometimes the landlord will raise the security deposit to atleast a months rent if not more. Also renting with bad credit a landlord will sometimes require you to have somebody co-sign the lease with you incase you do not pay rent so they can still get their money from someone.
Most states require the landlord to place the deposit in an interest-bearing account, protected from his creditors.
I don't know of any state whose statutes require A/C.
At 18 years of age you are legally an adult and capable of signing contracts and other legal papers. However, the real question is, will the landlord be willing to rent to you? -In Nebraska you are not considered an adult until you are 19. So if you want to get an apartment they will require a co signer (if they allow it).
Renters insurance and the Additional InsuredIt is common to list the property owner as an additional insured, After all you are renting his property and have accepted certain liabilities for damages to the property. The reason a landlord would require this is in the event that a loss occurs and the tenant refuses to file claim, the landlord as an additional insured can call and file the claim for you. AnswerThat is a good question. You are right to be cautious ask your insurance agent.
The landlord has many responsibilities under the law. Whether they are spelled out in the lease or not doesn't change that. The lease can add responsibilities for the landlord.