1st months rent and an equal amount for deposit at needed at move in. Typically all utiltiies including electricity, gas, water, Internet/cable, phone are the tenants respnsibility. Lawn, including watering of the lawn, and pool (if present) can be yours or the landlords...it is discussed in the lease.
Repairs are the responsibility of the landlords UNLESS you were the cause of the damage/broken item. Also any late pays, violations of lease, etc can cause you to be charged a fee or potential loss of deposit. You would also be responsible for damages that the deposit cannot cover.
Our standard lease is many pages long and covers many of these topics and more (who does the landlord call if you end up in the hospital?). Get with us and we can cover all these "what ifs" with you. We can assist you in finding a rental home...no charge to you!
If you are leasing in the North/Northwest area of Houston and need assistance; I would love to offer my services. You can reach me at 281-798-4100
very likely also be a pet deposit. Utilities are tenant rersponsibility (Electricity, water, gas) and lawn care. Some homeowners/landlords will include regular lawn care in the rental - it is negotiable.
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In addition to the expectation of your being able to pay the first full month's rent (even if you move in mid-month, in which case you pay NEXT month's rent immediately, and pay the pro-rated rent on the 1st of the month) you will also be expected to provide a security deposit. The security deposit is *usually* equal to one month's rent, and you should expect to have the deposit refunded to you within 30 days of move-out, if you return the property in the same condition that you received it in, with the exception of "normal wear and tear".
Once you find a property that you'd like to rent, you'll be required to submit a rental application and pay an application fee. The application fee can vary, and I've seen fees from $25 to $75 per applicant (all occupants over 18 will need to complete the application form). Owners will often discount the app fee somewhat for a married couple. (For example, the app fee may be $35 for an individual, or $50 for a couple.)
With all that being said, here's the MOST important thing to remember: *Everything* is a negotiation. Just as an example, if your credit report or rental history or employment history is difficult to verify or might in any way *not* reassure the owner that you are a strong applicant, and if you've got the money to do this, you could always offer to pay a 2-month's-rent security deposit, or to pay an additional month or two of rent in advance. I even participated on a transaction where the owner was moving out and needed cash, the tenant had plenty of cash, and to swing the deal, the tenant paid the entire lease, all 6 months of rent, up front! That resourcefulness helped them secure a short-term lease!
Finally, with regard to utilities, about 95% of the time, the lease terms will specify that the tenant pay electricity, natural gas, water, and all other utilities (phone, internet, cable, yard maintenance if the tenant doesn't do it themselves, etc.) but every lease is different, and the terms will clearly spell out your responsibilities, so you will be able to know exactly what the terms are before you agree to and sign the lease.
I'm happy to say that I've helped many folks like yourself find a great place to rent, and I'd be happy to help you. If you'd like me to work on your behalf to find you a great place just let me know. My services are free to you, as I am paid through funds that the owner has already dedicated to this purpose. I can be reached at 281-301-5658.
Best wishes and good luck on your search! And again, welcome back!
You would be responsible for the normal utilities and if you want cable that would probably be your responsiblity also. I would be happy to help you out on what you are looking for.
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If you sign more than a years lease, have your agent negotiate a cheaper rent for you.
Both have restrictions concerning animals, and most will have pet deposits
You will have to have your credit checked to get into a rental, so while you are at it, you may consider seeing what you need to do to quailify for a loan, that way you can prepare and save while you are leasing. Plus you can check out neighborhoods etc....
Let me know what part of town you are considering, and I will be happy to send you searches to get you started!
If you need additional information I'm happy to answer questions: 832-274-7572