For Renters

Renters Toolkit

Things renters should know

  • Research area (location, schools, shopping, noise level, safety etc.)
  • Discuss pets early
  • Check out appliances
  • Check water pressure
  • Find out if your lease contains a release date
  • Make sure everything is done (fixed/concerns addressed) before you sign a lease
  • Conduct a thorough inventory of unit
  • Find out how much money you will need to pay in advance
  • Know the dates rents is due and paid to whom
  • Find out how rent increases work

Documents you will need

  • Pay stubs
  • Social security card
  • Proof of renters insurance
  • Bank statements
  • Current state drivers license or state ID or passport
  • Rental history
  • References (if applicable)
  • Job history (displays a timeline of sustainability)
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