Las Vegas Area:
Did you know that over 90% of the
apartments in Las Vegas require a credit check before they let you move in?
Costing between 25 and 50 dollars each the amount of the credit background check
is applied to your rent - if you make it. Otherwise the money you paid is gone
and you get to move on to the next place hoping that they don't get the same
information or have the same standards.
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The following information should be helpful in preparing for your move to Las Vegas before you
and move into your new apartment.
that take pets always charge pet deposits upon move in.
These deposits may be fully refundable, partially refundable, or
non-refundable, so be sure to find this out in advance.
Not all properties take more than one pet, but those that do
charge higher deposits for additional pets.
If you have a dog that weighs more than 25 lbs., you will
definitely need help in locating the properties that take larger pets.
Landlords have the right to set their own policies on which pets they
will accept. Expect to pay
higher pet deposits for larger pets.
Most landlords are looking for verification of local employment
with monthly income amounting to around 2 ½
to 3 times the monthly rental amount.
If you are transferring with the same company or starting a new
job and your credit and rental history are good, you should qualify and
normally will be paying just your first month’s rent plus deposits on
move in. If you do not have
local employment or if you have some credit issues, you may have to pay
2-3 month’s rent plus deposits in advance.
If you have a foreclosure, eviction, or if you owe money on a
previous rental, you should expect to have a VERY difficult time renting
PROCESS: Once an
application has been submitted to a property, it usually takes 24-72
hrs. to process the application. You
should then receive a phone
call notifying you of the acceptance or denial of your application.
Once accepted (approved), you
should find out: 1) what your new address is, 2) what your total move in
amount will be, and 3) what you
need to do regarding utilities. Find out if the apartment is all
electric or gas and electric and also whether you need to contact the
utility company before you move in.
Valley Water District
questions should you ask before you move in.
tenants install satellite dishes?
An FCC ruling from January 1999 states that satellite
dishes may be used by tenants irregardless of what a
landlord wants. There may be installation guidelines and
safety plus historical considerations may be invoked. The
landlord may not allow you to drill so you may have to
clamp the dish down. However, dishes may not be banned
because they are unsightly, or against the 'rules'.
deposits are refundable?
Read your lease. Security deposits are in theory
refundable as long as the apartment is left in the same
condition as it was found in. Some apartment communities
give the new tenant a check list for them to go over when
they inspect their new apartment. It is wise to use these
lists and carefully inspect your new premises. Make a copy
of everything and point the problems out to the landlord.
deposits usually are not refundable. Find out ahead of
places like to charge an additional deposit for keys, gate
opener, or garage openers, if applicable. These are
usually returned when the items in question are returned.
out WHEN the deposits are to be returned.