BBB: Watch out when signing a lease or rental agreement
From the Better Business Bureau of Central Virginia:
in the United States, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, it’s more important than ever for renters to make informed decisions before choosing an apartment or other rental property.
In 2020, 7,593 complaints were filed through BBB against apartment complexes and real estate rentals with the majority of the issues revolving around their services, billing and companies repairs. Before signing a lease or rental agreement, take time to research the landlord or property management company to ensure they are trustworthy.
BBB offers the following tips for those who are looking for rental properties:
- Do your homework. To help focus your search, have an idea of the amount of rent you can afford, the desired location, and number of bedrooms before you look. Go to bbb.org to check out apartment complexes and property managers you are…