Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Halloween Safety

Halloween is a great time of the year, fun for kids and parents alike! But making a few decisions can help keep you and those in your apartment community safe. The tips below are from the HalloweenSafety.com website. Enjoy your Halloween this year!

- Check the area you plan on trick or treating in for sex offenders
- Go with your kids or know their route have them check in every hour
- Make sure there is a parent with the group of trick or treaters
- Talk to your kids about vandalism, and the importance of respecting others property

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Apartment Associations In Texas

In Austin, the Austin Apartment Association handles dealings with apartments and leases. But these associations are all over Texas! Use the Texas below to find one wherever you are in this great state.

Find Local Contacts

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Renting with a Roommate

When renting an apartment with a roomate, there are several things you should consider.

- The both of you understand the terms of the lease
- The amount each of you will owe for rent each month
- That if one of you does not pay the rent, the other is responsible for the full amount
- If the roommate moves out you will be responsible for the full lease
- Any new roommate will need to be approved by the owner, and a new lease will need to be signed
- Any unauthorized roommate is not considered responsible for fulfilling the lease term

* Compiled from the Texas Apartment Association website