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Renting with Fairday
Renting is a wonderful alternative to home ownership – it grants financial and career flexibility to people who want a quality place to live, with none of the burdens of owning property.
Rent Fairfield County CT real estate with Fairday Realty.
Why you should rent with Fairday Realty
Here at Fairday Realty, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to the home search process. That’s why we make use of the latest and most advanced tools to help you find the perfect rental.
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Renting in Connecticut
The number of renters in Connecticut has risen in the years following the housing crisis. Renting is a cost-efficient solution for your housing needs, and there are things that you should take into consideration before signing on the dotted line.
You can and should negotiate your rent when looking for a house for rent in Darien, CT. However, use your best judgment. If the rental has been attracting offers left and right, you might not be in the position to haggle.
But if the home has been vacant for some time, see if the landlord is willing to meet you halfway. Be sure to come prepared. Bring your IDs, proof of income, and references.
It bears repeating that a landlord can’t turn you down on the basis of (among other things) race, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or familial status. The same goes if you are on assistance.
• Security deposit
In Connecticut, the landlord can ask for a security deposit equivalent to two months’ rent if less than 62 years old or a maximum of 1 months’ rent if you are 62 or older. Some can also ask you for the first month’s rent before allowing you to move in. Just remember to pay with a money order or a check to be able to get a proper receipt.
The landlord may do a background check on you. Give them the names and contact details of previous landlords who can vouch for your worthiness as a tenant. If you can’t provide the names of previous landlords, you may ask your current employer to be a reference.
• Moving out
Before moving out of the rental, take photos of the place and do a walkthrough with the landlord to show that you left it in good condition. You can then write them a letter asking for the deposit back. Include an address and keep a copy of the letter.