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What are some tips for renters before signing a lease?

Asked by Trulia, San Francisco, CA Tue Mar 6, 2012

What are some things to be aware of? What are some tips when negotiating a lease?

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Understand deposit refund requirements. Length and terms of the lease. Is there an escape clause should you need to vacate quickly. What is the penalty $$ for breaking the lease? Who is responsible for lawn and utilities. What insurance coverages are on the home provided by the owners. If lawn is covered how often will it be mowed, fertilized and treated for insects. Who will be responsible for maintenance and repairs, time lines to have those accomplished and who does them; the owner or a licensed repair company. If you feel price is high for what you are getting, ask for a discount.
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