Probably not. First of all, it would be a violation of your lease and grounds for eviction. Landlords in New Jersey put occupancy limits in their leases because we have a terrible problem with 'stacking'. Stacking is the practice of putting as many people as possible into a unit in order to cut costs, however, this is generally a violation of the local building ordinances and subjects the landlord to fines. In the worst of situations, I have actually seen tenants lay mattresses on the floor, side by side, covering the entire surface and having people sleep in shifts. It's a fire hazard and people have died as a result. There is a reason for occupancy limits, they are put there for the safety of the tenants and the neighboring properties. My advice is to obey them for your own safety.... more
You should consider working with an Agent of your choice. There are a great selections of apartments that may be available. Landlords take into consideration, other criteria besides credit.
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Sounds like you are aware that usually this is defined in a lease. If no grace period is established, rent is legally due on the 1st of the month. If a late fee was written in your lease, you would be charged a late fee for not paying the rent on time.... more
A landlord can only limit based on the local munipality's guidline of maximum occupancy per square footage. A Landlord can not limit based on any other criteria as that is discriminatory. Check with your local municipality to see what limitations they have and that is all you can enforce. Due to fair housing you do not have a right to chosse based on the familial status of the occupants(e.g. children) only the number based on local laws. The best way to word this would be "no more than x number of occupants as per local ordinance"
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To my knowledge, the only time interest is attached to security is when there are more than four apartments in the building.
If there are four or less, no interest is accrued.
As a landlord, when my tenants vacate, I meet them at the vacant apartment to go over condition and bring a blank check.
I am not sure what the law says in this regard.
It might be in your best interest to contact a NYC Attorney for a consultation and advice.... more
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As both a Realtor and a landlord, I require a separate security fee for pets, usually one month. If there were extensive damage (I have never had a problem with a cat), there is also a one month security deposit from the tenant. Two months should cover most damages.
I do, however, require last month's rent be paid up front as well so that the tenant does not live off of the security. As this is an excessive amount of money, I allow 3 or 4 month payouts of the extra funds.... more
Contact a Rental Agent who has Apartment Listings in your desired area. View the agent's listings online before your arrival. If you identify an apartment that you would like to view, schedule a viewing with that Agent.
After viewing the Apartment(s), and you like it, the process usually takes 24 to 48 hours process the application and get approved for the Rental. If approved, a lease signing date will be scheduled.
You need to have the following standard qualifications ready, so when you find an apartment that you like, you will be able to submit your complete application right away. This is very important doing the peak rental season.
Residential Lease Application fully completed, and signed by each adult to live in apartment.
$75.00 Application Fee (credit card, certified check, or money order) for each adult to live in apartment
Proof of Employment (Letter from Employer)
Copy of your most recent Bank Statement (Show enough income to cover min. 3 times monthly rent)
In good standing at current resident (Letter from current Landlord: They want to see that you have paid rent on-time, and never been to Landlord Tenant Court)
Good Credit (Never filed Bankruptcy)
Copies of your last two pay stubs or last two years of federal tax returns, if self-employed.
You must earn 40 times the rent.
Guarantor must earn 80 times the rent.
A copy of a valid government-issued photo ID (i.e. - Drivers License, State ID, Passport)
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Read the lease carefully, first and foremost. Take pictures and make notes of anything that is in the least bit damaged. Be aware of what other properties are renting for so that you don't over pay. Look for penalties for breaking the lease so you know exactly what you will be expected to do and pay in the event you cannot complete the lease term. Look for extra 'pet fees' and 'cleaning fees'. Find out if there is any kind of association fee and who pays for it. Are there any amenities, such as lake access if you are in a lake community or tennis courts, etc, if you are in a townhome community. Be sure you know what utilities you are responsible for. If it's a single family home, will you be paying for lawn maintenance and (in my area anyway), snow removal. What about water, sewer and trash removal.
Any of the items mentioned in the previous paragraph can be used to negotiate. It's the big picture, the more you have to pay for pet fees, utilities and maintenance, the less you can afford to pay for monthly rent. If you can, consider signing a two year lease in exchange for a reduction in monthly rent. I have found that very effective. If not monthly rent, then perhaps in the security deposit or any realtors' fee you are asked to pay.
Finally, if you have pets there are some creative ways to convince a landlord to accept your pet or at least to keep the rent reasonable if they do. For example, I wrote a lease once that said, if the tenants failed to 'clean up' after their dog twice a week the landlord had the right to hire a doggie clean up company and deduct the cost from their security deposit. You can also offer to have the unit professionally cleaned at the end of your time there. If you have your dog professionally groomed, show the receipts to the landlord so they can see you are a responsible pet owner. Same with veterinary records.
In rentals as in all real estate, everything is negotiable.... more
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Just because it is an entity instead of a person - they still have the same property rights.
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