Precautions Offered by the U.S. Attorney General for the Students Renting an Apartment for a Deposit

A lot of first-year students use the services of landlords who let their residence on hire. To become a renter is something new for a young person and is very important task. Why? Well, being a renter a student has to feel a great responsibility for the apartment he or she live in. Moreover, there is a financial aspect of this matter: it is necessary to make a deposit and then pay monthly charge on time; and all this requires you to be reliable and civil person.

So, if you have decided to rent a residence, remember that your future comfort will depend right on you. If you make everything correctly, so you will avoid various complications on your way.
You must know that before entering a new apartment you should give your landowner a deposit. It is in a way a guarantee for the proprietor of storing the residence in a condition it was let on hire. The thing is that any damages caused by renter are to be covered with the help of a necessary amount from the renter’s security. So, if you want to get your entire deposit back, try not to make any harm to the landlord’s ownership. Even if those will be your friends who will spoil some units in a residence (stain the carpet, break a mirror, smash a flower pot, etc.), only you will be responsible for all the damages and compensate them.
Renter’s deposit is commonly a certain sum of money equal to your monthly renter’s fee. So, it is natural you will ask your landlord to return it entirely when vacating a house. The U.S. Attorney General grounding on the U.S. laws would offer some recommendations for every student renter.
So, to get back your renter’s deposit take the following steps:
1. Before putting your signature on the lease agreement, read it attentively to be aware of the next positions:
- the amount of your deposit
- the way of handling it (usually a landlord keeps a deposit in escrow)
- the reasons for deduction of any part of a deposit
- the period for returning the deposit to the renter (as a rule, it is not over thirty days from the day of renter’s vacation).
2. Before entering the residence ask your landlord for a checklist with all the detailed information about important units of the house. Before vacation you will compare the existing conditions with those fixed in the checklist. This will help you to avoid wrongful accusations of making damages and you will not have to compensate somebody’s remissness.
3. Hand in the keys personally to your landlord and tell him about your desire to get your security back, make stress on the entire amount you’ve deposited.
If the landowner refuses to give back a deposit, a renter may attend an advocacy agency, ask an attorney for a consultation and then put his landlord on trial.