My son and my daughter-in-law are 19 and 20 they have no credit they viewed an apartment they applied for it they got approved originally they were told the first and last then after they got approved they were told also on top of first and last they needed a $1,200 security deposit because they have no credit they are trying to find out if that is legal or what they can do if anything to lower the security deposit because they cannot afford over $3,000 to move into an apartment
Subject to the rent control statutes, a landlord is free to charge whatever they wish for either monthly rent and/or a security deposit. And yes, they can charge first, last, and security deposit up front.
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Yes, a landlord can require payment of first and last month's rent and a secuirty deposit. If it is for a week to week tenancy there are no fees ore secuirty deposits.
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