93. Renting an Apartment (1)

Having your own space is a sign of in the United States. However, renting an apartment not easy. There are a number of steps need to take. First, you need to figure how much you can pay per month.

When first move into a new place, most landlords, property owners expect you, the tenant, to pay security deposit. A security deposit is an amount money you pay a landlord sort of as that you won't destroy their property while you living there. Usually the security deposit is equal the amount of one month rent. If when move out, the apartment is in the same as when you moved in, the landlord will your security deposit. If the apartment has any whatsoever, including holes in the walls because you up posters, the landlord can legally use that to fix the apartment.

Once you know how you can afford, you can begin looking for for rent. You can look in the newspaper online. Also walk around a neighborhood you want live in and be on the lookout for " Rent" signs.

There are two ways to rent apartment. Most landlords rent out apartments on an basis. This means you will sign a document a lease, which says you will stay in property for one year and pay rent on monthly basis. If you decide that you want break the lease, or leave before your year up, there are usually fines you will have pay. Another way to rent an apartment is a month-to-month basis. This means that you pay month, and are not obligated to stay for than a month at a time.