Protecting Yourself Before You Sign A Lease
Texas Tenants Advisor; Austin Tenant's Council
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Before you even sign a lease or give a landlord any money for fees or deposits do a thorough inspection of the premises you plan to lease, and find out about your credit rating. (Despite the myths, there is no law that allows you out of a lease if you change your mind in three days.) There are also things you should do after you have signed the lease, but before you move in.
NEVER sign a lease or even put a deposit down on an apartment or house until you have seen the exact place you will be renting. Some apartment complexes will show you a model apartment. Often, the apartment you actually get will not be as nice as the model. When you inspect the place you may rent, look it over carefully.
Last Review and Update: Jan 18, 2016