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Are you asking, "What do I need to rent an apartment?" Like a job application, an apartment application requires you to attach additional documents. Simply filling out the form with your information and a list of past apartments isn't enough for the landlord to decide whether you're reliable as a tenant. As such, he or she will ask for more items that will show that you're on top of your game.

If it’s your first time renting an apartment , though, the rental application process may be different than you imagined. Applying for the apartment can take a long time and requires you and your landlord to do a lot of…

You've found the apartment you want; now it's time to sign the lease. One factor to consider is whether you will need a co-signer to qualify for that lease. Here's some info to help you determine whether sealing the deal on your apartment choice will require some outside help.

Did you ever consider you might be breaking one of the rules in your apartment lease agreement -- without even realizing it?

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When you move into an apartment, you sign an apartment lease agreement that spells out many specific rules to live by.  Keep in mind that there are some actions which could violate your apartment lease agreement, and these actions might not be immediately obvious to you. Here are a few things to watch out for.

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You've just received what every resident dreads from their landlord. It's a rent increase notice. Your first instinct out of frustration may be to move out when the lease ends so you don’t pay another dime. However, that may not be wise or effective. There are many things to consider when you receive a rent increase.

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