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Austin Rentals: General Rental Information
Qualifying For Austin Rentals
Qualifying can vary greatly from one landlord to the next. It has become common place for a landlord to require a credit check on any applicant over the age of 18. Credit issues can be cause for rejection of an application or result in the landlord asking for a higher deposit. Most apartment communities, property managers & landlords require that your gross monthly income be three to four times the monthly rent. An application fee is charged the tenant when they apply to rent a unit. Application fees can vary from thirty-five to seventy-five dollars per person. Also, most landlords require two years of verifiable rental history and verifiable income/employment history.
Deposits usually equal 60 - 100 % of one month's rent. Deposits are usually due at the time of application. Some companies or landlords may take a personal check, but most require certified funds to process an application, i.e. money order or cashier's check. Some apartments may require a portion of the deposit to be non-refundable. Application fees are non-refundable. Deposits will be refunded if your application is not accepted. Learn more about rental deposits and more by reading our Austin Rental Guide: 7 Tips For Austin Tenants.
Pet Policies in Austin, TX
Austin is a pet friendly city, however there are landlords that are not willing to accept pets. If pets are allowed there will be a pet deposit, that can range from $200 to $500 per pet. Also, landlords' insurance companies have begun to place restrictions on allowable breeds to maintain a landlords insurance on a property. These breeds are those usually found on the dangerous dog breed list put out by the City of Austin.
Austin Rental Amenities
Amenities in a non-apartment unit usually include: Yards and Indoor/Onsite Utilities. Generally, the tenant is responsible for yard maintenance and a majority of yards are fenced. Utility hook-ups are common place in single family homes & duplexes.
Appliances: Many properties do not include refrigerators, washers or dryers. Stoves, dishwashers and disposals are generally provided.
- Utilities: The tenant is usually responsible for all utilities. There are a small number of duplex units that do have a shared meter, in which that particular utility is built into the monthly rent and the landlord pays that.
Repairs: Tenants are responsible for repairs that they, guests, friends or family cause. Landlords are responsible for all other repairs. However, the landlord may require the tenant to pay for a portion of a repair.
Garages: Many homes, condominiums, town homes and even some apartments have garages. However, garage door openers are not always provided in units with garages.