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    Relocating to Washington, D.C.

    My daughter will be moving to the D.C. area in a couple of weeks. This will be her first time living on her own. Who can she contact to help with her move as far as apartments, transportation, etc.? Congratulations to your daughter! D.C. is a great place for a young person to live and […]

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    Fees for Moving Out

    The contract for my apartment is for 1 year. What if I want to move out of the apartment? What fees or other things would I have to do to stop paying rent? If you signed a one-year lease, then you are legally bound to the apartment for one year. This means that you’ll need to take a […]

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    Rental Procedure

    What is the procedure when I finally find the apartment I like? Do I pay to hold it if I am moving a month later? You will need to check with the community and see what their policy is for holding an apartment. They can help you decide when you should pay your deposit based […]

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    Rental Fee Resources

    Are there any resources available that help pay for deposits and or fees? Contact the rental community to learn more about possible assistance that they offer, and also check with your local government to see if they provide financial assistance for deposits and fees.

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    Search by Budget

    I’m looking for a well-kept low-income housing community that is safe for children – where to begin? You can use ForRent.com to search by budget for a community that fits your needs. Just start with a location search and then add the price range that you are looking for. When you find communities that fit […]

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    Who Gets the Lease?

    Can a landlord offer the rental lease to more than one qualified applicant at a time? And if so, how is it decided who can have the apartment? Is it to whoever signs the lease and hands the deposit first? Landlords can show properties to multiple applicants, and they will ask for certain requirements to […]

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    Amenities and Features

    What apartments have section 8, are next to public transportation, allow pets and have dishwasher and washer/dry hook ups and a pool?  Visit ForRent.com to begin your apartment search. You can use the search filters to identify rentals that are close to public transportation, allow pets, have specific amenities and whether or not the community has […]

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    East Boston Apartment

    I want to know an estimate of how much it would cost to rent a 2-bedroom apartment in two years? I don’t ask for luxury, just some place comfortable to live in, in East Boston would be preferable. Start your apartment search on ForRent.com and narrow down by location and number of bedrooms. Once you’ve selected […]

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    Rent Assistance Programs

    How can I find out about rent assistance programs or low income housing & the process to get into one of them? Visit the Housing & Urban Development Authority in your local area or check online at HUD.gov to learn more about types of rent assistance programs/low income housing and the process for applying. Best of […]

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    Conditions for Breaking a Lease

    My apartment has snakes inside…can I break the lease? Oh no! You should review the terms of your lease to see what you are being legally bound to. Meanwhile, reach out to your property manager and let them know what is happening at your apartment so they can come up with a solution!  

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