The Basics - Tenant charges when renting an apartment:
#1. Paying Rent
The tenant is responsible for the rent. Often, rent is negotiable and may depend on many factors. Supply and demand is usally the most influencing factor.
#2. Paying Utilities
Now it does vary from community to community. Some apartments depending on the size of the complex may include the water in the rental fee, or perhaps a portion of the electricity may be included. This all depends.
#3. Property Upkeep
Atenant should be responsible for the upkeep of the property. For example, in most cases they are responsible for something that has broken. If there is dameage to an applicance and it is the fault of the tenant, then the responsibility for repair will usually be that of the tenants.
#4. Security Deposit
Security deposit amounts can vary. Often these charges to the tenant can be the first and last months rent. This is provided to the owner or their represntative just after a tenant decides to sign a lease.
#5. Real Estate Agent Assistance
A good real estate agent can offer guidance on what is acceptable and what is not. Using a local expert is important and allows renters to better understand what is common for that local area. Real Estate agents and professionals will offer this assistance to renters at no cost to them since they collect a fee from the apartment owner only when the apartment is rented.