Lease Guides

A lease is a legal document that allows you to live in a residence for an allotted amount of time and can hold severe consequences if you do no abide by the fine print. Do you know what to look out for?

  • How to Negotiate Rent Price

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on June 7, 2013

    Whether you are seeking a brand new apartment or your lease is up on your current place, you may decide you want to negotiate the cost of your monthly rent. Factors that will contribute to your success include your desirability as a tenant (good credit score, excellent...

  • How to Read and Understand the Terms in Your Lease

    Patrick Hanan  Posted by Patrick Hanan on October 29, 2018

    A lease is a legal agreement between the tenant and landlord that solidifies the arrangement with signatures. Do you know how to read it or are there terms and phrases you just don't understand? This guide will provide you with a brief introduction into the different types of...

  • How to Break a Lease Without Paying Penalty Fees

    Adam Mandelbaum  Posted by Adam Mandelbaum on December 5, 2018

    A lease is a legal contract by which rents a property for a specified term and amount. Renters never go into a contract with the intention of breaking it, but life happens, and tenants sometimes find themselves in an unexpected situation and need to move. When something happens...

  • How to Lease Garage Space

    Staff Writer  Posted by Staff Writer on July 3, 2013

    his guide gives information on what to expect when leasing garage space. With so many terms and clauses, it can sometimes be complicated to understand all you need to know.

  • Tips for Renewing Your Apartment Lease

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on October 24, 2018

    As your lease is nearing its end, it's time to decide whether you want to move out or renew your lease. If your landlord is instating a rent increase, you may want to weigh the benefits of renewing your lease to finding a new place altogether. No matter your decision, it's...

  • Subletting Your Apartment

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on January 6, 2014

    If you are in a bind and must temporarily leave your apartment, you may consider subletting. Terminating your lease is often not a practical option--your landlord will rarely permit you to leave the rental without fulfilling the terms of your agreement. Subletting can be a...

  • What to Do if You're Evicted

    Nicole La Capria  Posted by Nicole La Capria on January 10, 2014

    Being evicted may seem devastating and embarrassing, but it happens frequently to many renters. Whether you accept fault for believe the landlord is unfairly evicting you, it's important to handle the situation by doing the proper research, knowing your rights, and following the...

  • What to Look Out For Before You Sign a Lease

    Nicole Schurott  Posted by Nicole Schurott on October 29, 2018

    With the different types of contracts and regulations, there are certain things you should look out for before you sign a lease. Get helpful information on what to look for and what to ask about the lease before you are bound to the contract.

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