If you purchased your South Plainfield home with less than 20% down, you are paying for Primary Mortgage Insurance (PMI). This is the mortgage that lenders require from homeowners when they finance
I can give you a lot more info about this home. I live in South Plainfield, and have for over twenty years.
Send me an email, Cynth1@msn.com. And Jack is correct, the most allowed by law for a security deposit is one and a half times the monthly rent. That is what this landlord has asked for. They have also requested employment verification and a credit report. I can help you get those documents put together too.... more