5 Rental FAQs You May Not Have Considered

Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Whether you are moving out for the first time or have rented apartments and houses for a while, you know it isn’t the easiest process. People often wonder about pet deposits, rent amounts, and moving all of their things. Here are some other questions you may not have considered about renting.


1. How do you plan a move?

There isn’t a single way to plan a move and it isn’t always needed either. But, having a plan can be helpful. Here are some things you can do to create a solid plan.

  1. Make a checklist. You can find lists already prepared online to print or you can create your own.
  2. Before or while you are packing, go through all of your items. If you find items you don’t need or want, separate and donate them. This will help you save time when moving.
  3. Pack items by season. Start with stuff you don’t need right now.
  4. Change your utilities over. Also, remember to change your address with the post office and anyone else who needs your current information.

2. How much money does it take to move to a new state?

The answer to this depends on many factors. In general, it is more expensive to move states. There is a good chance you will need to hire movers as well as use your own vehicle to get to your new home. You will need to consider the living costs of where you are moving. For example, if you are moving to a smaller city, the cost of living could be lower. Consider these factors when budgeting.

  • Are you driving or flying?
  • Will you be moving with pets?
  • Are you moving furniture or buying new furniture?
  • Are you moving over the course of days or weeks?
  • Are any moving costs covered by your employer?

3. Do I need to give written notice and if so, when?

If your lease is ending, you don’t have to provide written notice that you are moving, although it is courteous. If your lease isn’t up yet, you will need to give at least 30 days’ written notice. Also, you will need to pay attention to your lease to make sure you aren’t breaking it. Your rental history will matter to your new landlord, so you want to stay on good terms with everyone.

4. How do I change my address?

You can change your address online or in person. You will need to pay a small fee online, but the change will become effective almost immediately. Changing it in person may take up to five days. Be sure to give yourself and the mail service enough time to make the address change, especially if you are moving out of state.

5. What’s on a standard lease?

Leases differ depending upon where you are located and the individual businesses and people that manage them. But, there are some features that you will see on most of these agreements. Here are some things you will find on a typical lease, although there is much more.

  1. The names of all parties
  2. Occupancy limits
  3. Rental terms
  4. Information about security deposits
  5. Pet terms
  6. Utility information
  7. Rules about maintenance and alterations

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