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My husband and I will be moving to the US early next year and will be looking for both jobs and an apartment. Is it pretty standard for landlords to require you to have a source of income (i.e. a job) BEFORE you can sign a lease? Or are there some exceptions (i.e. banks statement showing sufficient funds for X amount of months, etc)?

 

We have looked briefly into taking over leases, but again, unsure about the job requirement?

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Generally need a job, but if you have sufficient assets to pay for up to 6 months some may be okay with no job.  


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16 minutes ago, Kateybot said:

My husband and I will be moving to the US early next year and will be looking for both jobs and an apartment. Is it pretty standard for landlords to require you to have a source of income (i.e. a job) BEFORE you can sign a lease? Or are there some exceptions (i.e. banks statement showing sufficient funds for X amount of months, etc)?

 

We have looked briefly into taking over leases, but again, unsure about the job requirement?

do you know yet which state you are looking to get into?

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The average apartment application I've seen says income 3x the rental cost monthly is required... but there are always exceptions. It definately will vary complex to complex and management company to management company.


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When I moved to an apartment here in Texas in 2016, I was required to show monthly income of 3 times the monthly rent.......but it is not "set in stone" Each landlord or management company has their own rules.....


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Just depends on where you stay and quality of apartment

 

I know guys who live up to 8 guys in a two bedroom apartment all bills paid, all they care about is getting the rent each month. I think each pay about 125 per month and rent and water and electricity is paid for.

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If you can find an apartment, be prepared to live there throughout the length of the lease. Things have really changed in the last few years, and anyone who breaks a lease essentially becomes "blacklisted" from renting another apartment, as owing money (the remainder of rent for the rest of the lease) goes to your credit report, which good landlords check. 

 

Which is why you need to rent a place that isn't borderline bad. Colorado rents are getting sky high, so prepare yourselves!

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On 11/30/2018 at 6:39 AM, Kateybot said:

Colorado - I imagine it will be different from state to state....

Oh lord, depending on where you plan on living, any decent place will need a job, likely a year long lease, good credit, and be at least 1200 a month plus utilities.  

 

Colorado springs is cheaper than the Denver area btw and likely more lenient if you want to start there! Or smaller towns. 

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