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Joint Leases

What is a Joint Lease & How Does It Work?

            When you sign onto a lease it is considered a "Joint Lease" unless all Parent / Guardian Guarantee of Lease forms are turned in, but I will explain that a little later on. A joint lease means that all residents signed onto the lease are jointly and severally liable for all rental payments and any other obligations pursuant to their lease. If one of your roommates did not pay their rent, everyone else on the lease would be responsible for the rent since it is joint responsibility. Any bills …

What to Expect With Your First Apartment

What to expect for your first apartment?

Renting your first apartment is a huge step in your life. You become an adult at 18 and are legally able to sign a contract without your parent’s permission. Apartment hunting is not easy, but it should be fun. You search for a place to live, and once you find it, you will sign onto a lease for that place. You could be living alone or with one or more roommates. One of the most important things for your first apartment is to make sure that you understand the lease and all the …

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