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Good Tenant

Helpful tips for maintaining your unit:

  • Review lease to know what you as a tenant are responsible to upkeep 

  • Regularly check for water leaks 

  • Change air filters every 3 months 

  • Report repairs promptly  

  • Regularly clean to prevent excessive buildup of dirt, mold, etc.  

  • Use renter friendly renovations that can be removed to restore the unit to its original condition when moving out. 

  • Have some form of documentation in regard to payment of rent, fees, repairs, etc. 

  • Obtain renters insurance to protect your belongings in case of damage 

  • Do a self-inspection of unit upon moving in to note damages. use documentation to get back as much of a security deposit as possible (taking photos, reporting back to LL with notes, etc.) 

  • Keep record of conditions of walls, floors, carpets, cabinets, etc. to help establish a timeline of “normal wear & tear”. 

Good Neighbor

  • Be respectful of quiet hours 

  • Don’t play excessively loud music  

  • Maintain the outside of your unit to be neat and orderly  

  • Be mindful of potential upstairs/downstairs neighbors 

  • Do not store trash/broken furniture in or block common walkways 

Lease Education

Leases are legally binding documents. In being so, it is important that you know what you are signing. The terms outlined in this document dictate what you as a leasee are responsible for during the contract term. It also outlines important terms in which a landlord can enter your home and what to do in an emergency.


Helpful things to look for in a lease:  

  • Day rent is due and late fee policies

  • Breakdown of monthly payments

  • How much notice to give before breaking a lease and possible fees associated with it

  • If the lease is valid month to month or for a longer period of time  

  • Security deposit: Process and timeframe to get it returned

  • Subleasing rules 

  • Lease termination clauses 

  • Pet policies 

  • Emergency repair policies 

  • Utility/water allotments and/or responsibilities 

  • Look over miscellaneous fees. (Green fee, valet trash, etc) 

  • Know when inspections can/will happen 

  • Landlord contact information

Landlord & Tenant Relationship

Relationships should be open, productive, and receptive on both sides.

  • They shouldn't be​ tense, disruptive and negative. 

​With good relationships, these things should be able to happen:

  • Landlord and tenant should be able to freely follow up on concerns if there hasn’t been a response within 24-48 hours.  

  • Both sides engage in an active, good working relationship where everyone is respected. 

Housing Scams

Things that can help you avoid potential scams: 

  • Vet all possible rental properties/companies thoroughly  

  • Be wary of paying rent/deposits through Zelle, Cash App, Venmo, PayPal, and other mainstream forms of cash transfer.  

  • Money should not be exchanged until a legally binding lease is created. 

  • Look into options like money orders. ALWAYS get a receipt when payment is exchanged.   

  • Ask to tour the residence before signing any documents or paying money. 

  • If possible, reach out to the rental company directly to confirm any tours or ask questions. 

Housing Development




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