Understanding the process of renting an apartment is crucial before starting your search. Here are some important things to keep in mind:
Application: To avoid losing money on application fees, it's essential to prequalify and ensure that you meet the landlord's requirements before submitting an application. This will save you time and money in the long run.
Deposits: Deposits are usually required to hold a unit and take it off the market. The amount required can vary and may range from a couple of hundred dollars to twice the rental amount. The deposit amount will depend on the landlord's assessment of risk in leasing their units.
Rent and Pro-Rate Rent: Rent is usually due on the first day of each month, and a pro-rated amount will be charged for the first month if you move in during the month.
Leases: If you're leasing through a realtor, you'll need to provide the following:
1. Information About Brokerage Services (Required)
2. Signed Broker's Notice to Tenant (Required)
3. Residential Lease Application Completely Filled Out
4. Proof of Funds
5. Copy of Driver's License
It's important to note that these requirements may vary depending on your location and the type of property you're renting.
For more information on renting an apartment or leasing a property, you can contact Bryan Spann at Texas United Realty. You can also visit the Texas Real Estate Commission website to review the Consumer Protection Notice and Information About Brokerage Services.
Texas Real Estate Commission Consumer Protection Notice
Texas Real Estate Commission Information About Brokerage Services
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