Top 7 Things You Need to Rent a House

Dated: January 10 2022

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7 Things You Need to Rent a House

The following are the typical minimum requirements for leasing most homes.

  • Income is 3x times the monthly rent 

  • Credit score above 600 for all adults

  • No Open Bankruptcies - They must be discharged

  • Accounts in good standing

  • No evictions or judgements in the last 7 years

  • No felonies

  • Some homes also have pet restrictions (number, breed, size)


Upfront Costs of Renting a Home Vs Renting an Apartment

  1. A security deposit equal to at least one month rent due at the time of application (sometimes upon move in)

  2. Application Fee: for each person over the age of 18, this fee varies

  3. Pet deposit(s): depending on the number of pets you have, if applicable

  4. Pet rent: to be added to your month rent in some cases

I will help you calculate a more accurate number, but expect an upfront cost of about 2.5 times rent if you need an immediate move in and have pets. You should also be prepared to provide Utility Transfer Account Numbers and Renters Insurance information before receiving the keys.

Why Work With a REALTOR® to Lease a Home?

As a REALTOR®, I advocate for you and walk you through the process. I am held to a code of ethics that includes honesty and fidelity. This means I am honest and loyal to you, not the landlord of the home or the property management company. This comes at no cost to you - the landlord or property management company pays me for my service. Can the owner’s agent, owner or property management company really represent both you and their client?

Call me today to start your search!


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Moria Darnell Realtor®

As a Texas native and a seasoned real estate professional, Moria Darnell recognizes the trust her clients place in her. Accordingly, she is committed to exceeding their expectations. An expert in....

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