How Can You Apply for a Furnished Apartment?
Generally, when you are willing to rent a furnished apartment,
you will be asked to fill in an application form by the landlord
or the property management and you are ought to be asked to pay
an amount of money for them to look over your application
form($20 or $30 which should cover the costs for running your
credit card). The application form for the furnished apartments
is a typical one asking you to relate your name, current
address, Social Security Number, workplace and monthly wage.
These may vary from one apartment to another, yet these are the
aspects of interest in what you are concerned, because this way
they can decide if you are able to pay the rent.
In the case of Americans, you should know that they spend 20 up
to 30 percent of their monthly wages for the rent. Of course, no
landlord would accept you spend more than 30 percent on it as
there are other costs you must pay for the furnished apartment
and a higher percentage would be unacceptable. If you do not
have a stable wage or income another person must guarantee for
you and consign the lease so that he or she could cover the
payment if you are not doing it. The contract for renting is a
type of list for rights and duties involving both parts:you and
the administrator. You must be very careful and read it before
you sign it.
If they agree on your application form than you have the right
to enter in possession of the furnished apartment for the agreed
period of time. This lease or contract for renting fixes the
obligations for both parts and the duration of the contract
which is in between 6 months and a year. You and the landlord
must agree to respect all the terms of the contract or the
contract may be released. You should know that the landlord may
ask for a damage account which renders the value of a month's
rent and if you decide to bring a pet with you the value of the
deposit may be higher.
After the contract is finished the administrator is sure to
check the actual state of the apartment and may take a sum of
money from the damage deposit if he considers that the apartment
was not looked after appropriately. Of course, the situation of
'normal tear and wear' is encountered every time but the damages
may be worse this being the cause for the necessity of a damage
All in all, no problems should appear if you stick to the terms
of the contract and do not bring damages to the furnished
apartment. You cannot leave the apartment before the deadline of
the contract, as this is a main term of the contract. Be very
careful to comply with the terms of that lease so that you could
not be found responsible for any mistake.