Signing a lease can be very nerve-racking, if youâ€™ve never signed one before. However, some things to know in advance are:
- Ensure the property is safe and sanitary before signing.
- Know the full amount due at the time of signing the lease.
- Ask about the duration of the lease since lease terms can range.
- Find out if there's a "reletting" fee in case you need to move out unexpectedly.
- Ask when rent is due and whether there is a grace period.
- Inquire if you can get telephone, cable, Internet and electric service through any company of â€œyourâ€ choice.
Finally, never sign a lease when the landlord wants you to sign. Do it after you check the landlord out with the city or county you are looking to rent in. This will turn up any complaints people have registered about problems (building code violations, etc.). If you still have questions, ask to take the lease home and read it carefully.
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Enjoy the rest of your day!!
Therese A Clapp, RealtorÂ®
MBA, GRI, SFR, AHWD, REPM
Member of REBAC: Educated in Buyer Representation
Century 21 Sunbelt Realty, Inc.
725 Cape Coral Pkwy W
Cape Coral, FL 33914
2011 Platinum Five Star Education Award Recipient
Community of REALTORÂ® Excellence
REALTORÂ® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc.