Posts Tagged: lease negotiation

What To Look For In A Lease
What To Look For In A Lease

What To Look For In A Lease

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As a contract nerd, I find leases fascinating, but not many people do. I’ve met many people who just sign on the dotted line blindly or perhaps just briefly skim the first page. Don’t be this person! You are signing a portion of your life and a lot of money to this agreement; do yourself…
Co-Signer: Do you need one?
Co-Signer: Do you need one?

Co-Signer: Do you need one?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A critical part of securing the perfect apartment is making sure you’re in the right place financially to sign on the dotted line. Apartment complexes and landlords will often run credit and background checks and require proof of income before you’re presented with the final lease. By learning about your employment history and knowing that…
3 Keys to Successful Rent Negotiation
3 Keys to Successful Rent Negotiation

3 Keys to Successful Rent Negotiation

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Negotiation is one of the hardest skills in life. Some people hate confrontation so much that they will do almost anything to avoid it. Being on the apartment hunt myself, I ran into this huge obstacle. I loved the apartment but could not afford the price. Even the thought of negotiation made me nervous, but I decided…
Lease Renewal: Important Considerations
Lease Renewal: Important Considerations

Lease Renewal: Important Considerations

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Summertime is on of the most popular seasons for moving, so many of you are likely facing lease renewals in the near future! Even if yours isn’t for a few months, read on for some things to consider before signing on for another year. In fact, your landlord will often send you the renewal lease…
My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords
My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords

My First Apartment’s Guide to Dealing with Landlords

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the important adult life skills you learn living in your first apartment is how to deal with your landlord. If you manage that relationship right from the beginning it will help to make the first year on your own a great experience. If you mess it up, you may lose your security deposit…
Your Rent Just Went Way Up: What Are Your Options?
Your Rent Just Went Way Up: What Are Your Options?

Your Rent Just Went Way Up: What Are Your Options?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You love your place, you’re getting a deal, and you’re all set to renew. Your landlord slips the renewal notice under your door … and then you see it. Your rent is going up. Way up – like 30% or more. You’re floored. You love your place, and now you have to move. How can…
How to Negotiate in the Current Rental Market? Cautiously!
How to Negotiate in the Current Rental Market? Cautiously!

How to Negotiate in the Current Rental Market? Cautiously!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
We’ve been helping you to search out the very best apartment on the market and, hopefully, you’ve found some good options! But — wait — what’s that? You now need to negotiate rent? YIKES! Yeah, negotiating can be a scary thing, but you’ve already done the toughest part of the search!  Seriously, a little back patting…