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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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Russell Benson’s answer
As a rental property owner, I can tell you that you want to make sure the rent house is in good shape and that the owner maintains it really well. Poor maintenance and upkeep could be a sign the owner does not fix things and you might be having issues when something breaks down. Go to the real estate commission's website and read the Landlord Tenant Act booklet. You have rights that you need to know about in case something comes up. Read your lease from start to finish and ask a lot of questions!!!…

Good Luck!

Russell Benson, REALTOR®
Prudential Alliance Realty
2 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Mar 6, 2012
If you're willing to sign a longer lease, you may be able to negotiate the rent amount.
Good luck,

Bridgett Wells
Keller Williams Realty
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Read your lease and if you do not understand any part of it ask questions,
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