How to get an apartment in Fresno?
First, get a credit card.
A few options are available: Cash or check.
Check here for the best rates.
Some apartment complexes, such as the one I live in, offer both options.
Once you’ve settled on your credit card, you’ll need to make sure your apartment is available for occupancy by the end of June.
That means you can rent the apartment until then, and pay your rent as soon as you can.
Be sure to tell your landlord how much you’re paying each month for rent.
You can do that on your rental agreement.
You’ll also want to check to make certain that your landlord’s credit score isn’t high enough to qualify you for a high-cost-of-living subsidy.
Once your apartment has been rented, check in to make any necessary repairs and vacate as soon you’re ready.
The apartment will have to be cleaned and sanitized by a certified cleaning company, so be sure to have a handy cleaning kit.
If you’re renting from a company that accepts credit cards, you can do this on your lease.
If your lease says otherwise, rent the place online, by phone, or mail.
You must be in good standing with the property manager.
That’s why it’s important to have the proper ID.
If it’s not, call the city and ask for the address.
If they don’t have the address, you will need to get one.
A copy of your lease, the property management license, and the credit card information are required for all repairs.
If the property has a tenant association, ask them for a lease renewal.
You may have to get a new tenant association card if your landlord changed the address or the name of the property.
You need to bring your lease or other documentation to the property to get your new tenant identification card.
Once all of that is done, you should receive a notification from your landlord.
If there’s no notice, you need to move in as soon it is safe to do so.
You might also want a new key to get into your apartment.
If not, get the landlord’s name and phone number and get the lease for that property.
This will give you an address.
When you move in, you’re supposed to sign your lease and get a copy of the new apartment’s title and address.
It may be helpful to get the new key, too.
A rental agreement is usually only valid for the duration of your tenancy.
If someone moves out after you’ve rented a unit, your lease is no longer valid.
If that happens, your rental unit will no longer be considered your property.
A new tenant’s lease usually requires the landlord to pay for the landlord and tenant’s legal fees.
If a tenant’s attorney isn’t available to represent them, the landlord may be responsible for their legal fees, too, unless the tenant can pay them themselves.
A tenant who has already paid rent and rent-control fees can get a waiver.
If either party doesn’t have a lease, they have to move out within six months.
If one party moves out within that time frame, they can appeal.
If both parties are living in the same apartment and neither has a lease (or can get one), they should have a copy.
If neither party has a valid lease, both must vacate their unit.
In the meantime, if a tenant who’s been living in your apartment wants to return, you must give them a copy or an invitation to come back.
This is called a pre-lease motion.
A pre-leasing motion is only valid if the landlord gives you at least 30 days’ notice of your intent to vacate.
If an eviction occurs, it must be filed within 30 days.
If no eviction occurs within the 30-day time period, the tenant must vacates.
It can take up to 90 days after you vacate for the eviction notice to go out.
The eviction notice is not a rental agreement and cannot be used as proof that you have a valid tenancy agreement.
If two or more people vacate at the same time, they’re entitled to a hearing.
A hearing will be held at a city attorney’s office to determine whether or not the landlord is liable for rent arrears and other charges.
This may include: a property assessment or any other fee for any damage or breach of a rental lease; any money that was paid in full or unpaid; any amount that was due on any property other than the rental unit.
If, after the hearing, the city attorney finds that the landlord was negligent, you may be able to recover damages and money if you file a lawsuit against the landlord.
You also can sue the city for damages if it fails to give you the rental agreement in a timely manner, and it doesn’t follow any other rules that limit how long the landlord can stay in the unit.
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