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You can usually tell by the upkeep of the apartment building. As far as your landlord's character try talking to some of the other tenants.

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Can your landlord require as a condition of renting an apartment to you a security deposit the first month's rent and the last month's rent?

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.

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Yes, it's advisable - otherwise, the landlord could require a co-signer above age 18 to also sign the lease.

Do landlords require a letter for rent payment?

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.

Does all rentals require leases?

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.

Can a landlord rent a property that has code violations?

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.

Does the renter pay for his own utilities when renting or does the landlord pay?

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.

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Yes! Your landlord can require anything he wants in the lease.

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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.

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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 .

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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.